Why should you attend?


DISCOVER with our Create Better zone

NETWORK with your peers

With the current climate impacting business challenges faced by the engineering and manufacturing sectors; from market demands, Government plans and advancing technologies, this event aims to support you by sharing leadership knowledge, experience and advice.

To compete in the year ahead, you will need to invest wisely, plan strategic objectives, meet market demands and stay ahead with innovation.

As well as Directors and experts from Majenta Solutions and Dassault Systèmes, we have other Leading Industry guest speakers, to all share their experiences and advice with you.

There will also be a chance for one of our visitors to win an Aston Martin Driving Experience at Silverstone for 2 people!  

LEARN from:

  • John Stokoe CB CBE FIET, Head of Strategic Business Transformation EuroNorth for Dassault Systèmes – John will be talking about: “Driving Intelligent Business – generating value in a disruptive economic environment.” John has vast experience of using a strategic approach to business operations; shaping the commercial landscape of the future to provide a foundation for business development, expanding market penetration and diversification.
  • Simon Campbell, Group IT Director for RicardoSimon will be talking about: “Staying Relevant: Three Geeky Laws, Two Macro Trends and One Fight.” Three geeky laws you might not have heard of, two trends they influence, a key fight that is playing out and thoughts on what this means for autonomous vehicles.
    Simon’s role emphasises technology enabling business outcomes, particularly those which facilitate growth and innovation.
  • John Clark, Chief Capability Officer for Assystem Energy and Infrastructure John will be talking about the benefits that Systems Engineering and digitalisation can bring to organisations. He will also discuss the implementation of PLM and explain how Assystem, Majenta and Dassault are working together to bring this about. In John’s current job role his focus is on Nuclear Governance, Systems Engineering and supporting business growth through digitalisation.
  • Mark Stringer, Director of Programme Management, Aston Martin Lagonda – Mark will be talking about: “Aston Martin: Change for the 2nd Century.”Aston Martin’s 2nd Century plan is to transform the business into one that delivers world-class luxury products coupled with strong, sustained financial growth. Since joining Aston Martin 13 years ago, Mark has worked through a variety of roles in Strategic and Programme Management environments and is proud to have led the delivery of a variety of products including the V12 Vantage, Cygnet and most recently the DB11.
  • Dr Sandeep Raja, Head of Business Development for Additive Manufacturing, GKN Aerospace – Sandeep will be discussing: “How do we realise the value of Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace industry.”
  • Oscar Torres, Senior Director Worldwide Partner Development for Dassault SystèmesOscar will be discussing how “Hope is not a Strategy.” Oscar helps CEOs around the world to transform and grow their businesses.
  • Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation and Engineering for ADS Group (Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space) – Sameer will be talking about: “Adoption of Digital Capabilities in the Aerospace Supply Chain.” Sameer’s role involves advising the UK’s industrial strategies within Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space while influencing the Government and agencies on all matters related to research, technology and innovation.
  • Luke Hampton, Senior Supply Chain Manager for SMMT (The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) – Luke will provide a general overview of the UK automotive sector at the moment – looking back at last year and the year to come. He’ll also look in a bit more detail at some of the key issue areas such as Brexit, as well as where SMMT sees some of the key upcoming opportunities – particularly around CAV and EV.
    Luke’s work focusses on developing and delivering critical support mechanisms that help UK suppliers within the Automotive sector develop and grow.


Why is it so important to stay relevant as a company? Our director, Manish Amlani shares his insight. At our event, you will be able to engage with both industry leaders and peers where you can discuss challenges and experiences in order to all remain relevant.

Who should attend?

C level and Directors: It can be challenging to decide what to invest in, which advancing technology to adopt, and how to remain profitable while going through the inevitable change that Industry 4.0 is driving. NETWORK with your peers to share experiences and challenges, while our guest speakers advise you on how to achieve your business objectives by telling their own stories.

IT and Technology Managers: Majenta Solutions will give an insight into the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and The Cloud, demonstrating how these can help collaborate and improve process and workflow efficiency.

Everyone is welcome as there will be a Question and Answer Panel, where you can put your specific challenges directly to our experts and industry leaders. Lunch and break times will also be a chance to DISCOVER our Create Better Zone which includes:

VR and AR

Supply Chain Integration and Data Exchange

Digital Manufacturing

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

Dassault Systèmes Industry Solutions

Majenta Solutions Training Academy


Time Item
08:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 Manish Amlani, Director Majenta Solutions
09:15 John Stokoe, Head of Strategic Business Transformation EuroNorth for Dassault Systèmes
09:45 Simon Campbell, IT Director at Ricardo
10:15 Sameer Savani, Technology Advisor, ADS Group (Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space)
10:45 BREAK with The Create Better Zone
11:15 Luke Hampton, Senior Supply Chain Manager at SMMT ( Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders)
11:45 John Clark, Chief Capability Officer, Assystem Energy and Infrastructure
12:15 Oscar Torres, Senior Director Worldwide Partner Development, Dassault Systèmes
12:45 LUNCH with The Create Better Zone
13:45 Mark Stringer, Director of Programme Management, Aston Martin Lagonda.
14:15 Dr Sandeep Raja, Head of Business Development for Additive Manufacturing, GKN Aerospace Services
14:45 Chris Stock, Business Consultant, Majenta Solutions – 3DEXPERIENCE and Cloud presentation
15:15 Panel Q&A including Take-aways from the morning and the playground plan by Majenta Solutions
15:30 Tea & Coffee, Prize Draw and The Create Better Zone
16:00 -17:00 Departures
**Agenda is subject to change**

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