Mike Bell is Chief Innovation Officer at Ricardo plc and is focused on transportation, mobility and sustainable energy technology. He is a commercially-focused technology leader with over 25 years’ business, product and transformation experience. He has held director positions within Laird plc, Canonical Ltd and Jaguar Land Rover prior to joining Ricardo. His experience includes leading sales & marketing, technology, engineering and programme delivery within North America, China, Europe, Russia and Asia Pacific in multiple industry verticals.
Mike has a background in connected vehicles and mobility services – specifically, in the foundation of the connected vehicle business unit at Jaguar Land Rover where he launched connected services across 26 countries. He has advised multiple companies in the mobility and automotive data monetisation space. He has previously chaired the SMMT Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Forum in the UK and represented ACEA in Europe on connected vehicles. He has a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool, UK.
Mr. Altimime has more than 30 years of international experience in the semiconductor industry. Before joining SEMI as a President of SEMI Europe in 2015, he was senior director of business development at imec. Prior to this, Mr. Altimime held leadership positions at Altis/Infineon/Qimonda, KLA-Tencor, Communicant Semiconductor AG, and NEC Semiconductors
Darren Capes FIET FIHE, has over 30 years’ experience working in Local and Central Government. A qualified civil engineer, Darren’s career has encompassed most areas of municipal engineering with particular emphasis on design, construction and evaluation; transport planning, and technology development and implementation.
Darren has a particular interest in emerging transport technologies and the readiness of local highway authorities for the challenges that new vehicle and data technologies will bring. His previous role as Transport Systems Manager for City of York Council focussed on this area as does his current role, leading local authority ITS policy at the Department for Transport.
Darren is Chair of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Transport Policy Panel and is on the Council of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He also manages the national Transport Technology Forum and speaks regularly at events in the UK and beyond, including to the House of Commons and Lords Select Committees on the subjects of Smart Cities, current and emerging transport technology.
Dr. Umut Genc has 20 years of experience in automotive industry and powertrain engineering from working in the UK, Austria and Turkey. Dr. Genc has a B.Sc. degree in Electrical-Electronics Engineering from METU, Ankara, M.Sc. from UMIST, Manchester and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, UK, in the area of Engine Electronics, Controls and Software.
He worked for leading international technology and engineering companies like dSPACE and IAV, and AVL. Dr. Genc co-founded Eatron Technologies in 2018 to provide intelligent software products to automotive industry for Electric and Autonomous vehicles.
With a PhD in visual perception and a visiting professorship at the 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey, Prof. Nick Reed has worked at the cutting edge of transportation research for more than fifteen years.
From early studies using driving simulators to examine driver behaviour, he has since been instrumental in connected and automated vehicle projects in the UK to the value of more than £50m, including leadership of the GATEway project in Greenwich and the creation of London’s Smart Mobility Living Lab.
Nick was Academy Director at TRL (the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory) before becoming Head of Mobility R&D at Bosch, the world’s largest automotive supplier. He has since founded Reed Mobility – an independent expert consultancy on future mobility topics working across the public, private and academic sectors.
Dr Stephen Lambert received his Doctorate from the University of Warwick by looking at the applicability of hybrid and electric drivetrains in motorsport. Following this he worked at Lotus Engineering, developing hybrid and electric demonstrator vehicles for a number of OEMs. Through this role, he found himself working closely with battery manufacturers as a key partner for these projects. He has since worked in various roles around developing battery technology in areas such as Formula 1 and high performance road cars. He is now responsible for the electrification strategy for automotive customers with McLaren Applied technologies, where he is helping deliver advantage by empowering customer to introduce and protect new vehicle concepts and technologies and to drive differentiation in the market.
Dr Joanna White is the Head of Intelligent Transport Systems at Highways England. Jo has been working in the industry since 1999, following her PhD in Mathematics where she developed mathematical models for traffic networks. Jo’s career has involved demonstrating how mobile phone data could be used to produce information about movements on transport networks, M42 Active Traffic Management Monitoring and investigating how smart motorways and ramp metering could operate together. She has been responsible for overseeing the organisation’s Technology Programme and then led the National Operational Systems team looking after the systems that the Traffic Officers use to manage traffic and incidents – such as HATMS and Command and Control. Now as Head of Intelligent Transport Systems, Jo oversees teams who improve operational systems, are responsible for night time accident reduction policy, tunnels technology and future vehicle technology – including enabling trials of connected and automated vehicles.
Alan started his career at British Telecom where he trained as a Telecommunications Electronics engineer. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1985 where he held a number of management positions within the IT Department delivering Telecommunications and Product Development systems developing Ford products in Europe.
After completing an International Service Assignment in the United States in the early 2000’s he returned to Visteon in the UK where he was the European IT Manager.
He held a number of senior positions within Visteon delivering Vehicle Cockpit Electronic Programs and after 35years completed his career at Visteon as the Engineering Director responsible for delivering cockpit electronics for Ford and Jaguar Land Rover. Alan is a member of the Automotive Council’s Intelligent Connected Vehicle Working Group and is the lead for Power Electronics at the Automotive Council.
He is passionate about growing Electronics capability in the UK and believes strongly that connected communities and collaboration are the key to exploiting successful partnerships enabling the exploration of the wealth of opportunity it brings with new and exciting emerging technology markets. Alan was awarded the Techworks ‘Lifetime Contribution to Industry’ award in 2017.