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Leadership Lessons: A Perspective on VentilatorChallengeUK

Date - 18 November 2020
Time - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Keynote speaker: Brian Holliday, member of the senior leadership team at Siemens plc and Managing Director for Siemens Digital Industries.

In March this year, the UK government set industry a tall challenge – to convert supply chains to ventilator production, and quickly. VentilatorChallengeUK, a consortium of engineering businesses, responded and successfully produced thousands of mechanical ventilators for the NHS.

Egoless collaboration, meritocracy and technology all played their part. Remote working tools, digital twins, simulation and virtual reality all helped engineers create new production facilities and processes at a pace previously thought impossible.

Brian will provide insight into his team’s experience working with Airbus to produce key sub-assemblies and how this was achieved in shortened timescales. He will share the lessons learned and speculate on how UK industry could benefit from adopting similar agile methods, collaborative business models, and maximising the potential of digital technology.

Following his presentation guests will have the chance to participate in an interactive Q&A session with the opportunity to ask questions about VentilatorChallengeUK, accelerated digital transformation, and his thoughts on the wider topics of collaboration, skills, and the UK’s changing industrial landscape.

If you're unable to attend live, the webinar will also be available to watch on-demand 24 hours following the event.

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