Speakers

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Dr. Hadi Moztarzadeh

Technology Trends Manager

APC

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Dr. James Dickie

UK Sales Director

ETAS

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John Fox

CTO

Indra Renewable Technologies

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Jon Horsley

Hydrogen and Strategic Projects Manager

Cranfield University

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Jordi Pont

Project Manager

Applus IDIADA

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Karla Jakeman

Head of Automation in Transport & Employee Director

TRL

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Lara Tabet

Future Transport Technologies Lead

Arup

Huw Sullivan

Sector Development Lead Hydrogen and Clean Energy

MTC

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Huw Sullivan leads strategy and engagement for Clean Energy at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) with a specific focus on Hydrogen. The MTC is engaged in multiple cross-sector initiatives supporting the growth of the Hydrogen economy, focused on the advanced manufacture and build of next generation solutions for hydrogen production, hydrogen distribution and storage and hydrogen end use.  Prior to joining the MTC Huw was head of Innovation at Cadent Gas, formerly National Grid Gas and was involved in some of the pioneering work associated with Hydrogen as a vector to decarbonise heat, including the gas blending Hydeploy project and the Hydrogen production, distribution and CCUS project HyNet North West.

Ian Ellerington

Technology Transfer Director

The Faraday Institution

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Ian joined the Faraday Institution after six years in central government where he worked on designing and implementing innovation programmes in the energy sector. He was responsible for the government’s energy innovation programme in the Department of Energy and Climate Change and continued in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as Head of Disruptive Energy Technologies and Green Finance Innovation.

Isobel Pastor

Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in the UK

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Isobel is an experienced public policy professional, recently holding a number of senior roles which have involved delivering funding, reform and regulatory programmes to help transport achieve wider social goals and outcomes. These have included: airspace policy reform to maximise efficiency while managing noise impacts; the role of transport infrastructure in supporting housing delivery; meeting air quality requirements; and currently leading the Government’s self-driving vehicle agenda to deliver a comprehensive regulatory framework for self-driving vehicles and capture economic opportunities. Isobel began her career working in the Government Office for Science and has a long-standing interest in innovation and regulatory reform.

Jacob Roberts

Senior Policy & Strategy Consultant

Cenex

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Jacob has worked in the sustainable transport industry for over ten years, with a focus on enabling the transition to zero-emission vehicles. Beginning in local government, Jacob gained hands-on experience of local EV charging infrastructure delivery, before working for Energy Saving Trust, where he supported public and private sector organisations to reduce harmful emissions from transport. At REA, Jacob co-ordinated an industry group representing and advocating on behalf of the UK EV charging companies. At Cenex, Jacob now leads a team of specialists that deliver policy, strategy and implementation support to public and private sector organisations who are looking to offer electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Jacqui Murray

Director South Wales

High Value Manufacturing Group

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As South Wales Director for the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, Jacqui is working with partners to deliver a prosperous, productive and sustainable ecosystem across Wales. She is the current chair of £65m SmartNanoNI consortium. Previously the COO of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and Deputy Director of the £611m Faraday Battery Challenge with a background in the steel industry.

James Taylor

Managing Director

Vauxhall Motors Ltd.

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James Taylor was appointed Managing Director of Vauxhall in early 2023. Previously, he had combined roles as Acting Managing Director for Vauxhall and B2B Director for Stellantis UK, Vauxhall’s parent company overseeing automotive brands including Peugeot and Citroen. Having first joined the Vauxhall team in 1999, Taylor has been instrumental in directing many key divisions of the UK automotive company’s business and customer strategy. His work has placed him at the forefront of Vauxhall’s progress to become one of the UK’s leading automotive manufacturers, with roles spanning the development of the brand’s passenger car and van offering.

Since taking the reins as Managing Director, Taylor has overseen Vauxhall’s electric vehicle strategy, as the brand works towards offering fully electric versions of each car and van across its product range by the end of this year. Vauxhall is one of few brands currently offering a fully electric variant across its entire LCV line-up and has been named the UK’s best-selling electric van manufacturer for three years in a row. Throughout 2023, Taylor was at the forefront of Vauxhall’s business developments to support the UK’s electric vehicle journey. He has spearheaded Vauxhall’s ongoing innovative Electric Streets of Britain programme, which focusses on the acceleration of the UK’s on-street charging infrastructure, and was the face of Stellantis’ Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant’s transformation to electric vehicle production – the UK’s first electric only automotive manufacturing plant.

Jen Hill

Director

B&M Longworth Ltd

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Longworth is an innovation tech company with a 48-year history in proven, effective reclamation of value waste streams. In recent years their DEECOM® pressolysis technology has been increasingly applied to composites and been found to recover pristine condition fibre from post-industrial and EoL waste for high value re-use, particularly in automotive. Jen brings a rare mix of strong commercial background and passion for sustainability. As a board director of Composites UK, she strongly feels that by pulling together, the composites industry can onshore advanced material production, optimise reuse, reduce our import and supply chain issues and improve the UK’s export potential, all while championing sustainability in composites.

Dr. Jennifer Channell

Commercial and Partnerships Lead

Anaphite

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Dr Jennifer Channell is recognised as a leader in the battery industry. Jennifer is Commercial and Partnerships Lead for Anaphite Ltd where she leads the commercial and marketing functions to bring Anaphite's dry battery electrode process technology to market. Jennifer is known in particular for her work with UK Government's Faraday Battery Battery Challenge. Jennifer worked with the Faraday Institution to put the UK at the forefront of electrochemical and battery materials research and solidified this position in her role as Innovation Lead for Batteries during which she helped to grow the UK’s battery supply chain through investing in innovative R&D projects. She has also supported battery manufacturing skills development in the UK awarding funding to support upskilling and reskilling as well as new skills initiatives. Jennifer is also Project Director for Europe for the Volta Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to advancing the global battery ecosystem through community. Jennifer is a thought leader and a strong advocate for the power of collaboration and innovation and regularly features during panel discussions at global battery events. Jennifer is also a Battery Ambassador for the Battery Associates and is a professional Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and IOM3.

Jeremy Wrathall

CEO

Cornish Lithium

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Jeremy graduated from the Camborne School of Mines in 1985 with a BSc (Hons) in Mining Engineering and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.  Having initially worked in the South African gold industry Jeremy enjoyed a successful investment banking career before becoming the Chief Executive of Cornish Lithium Plc, a company that he founded in May 2016.  Since securing its first external funding in 2017 the company has grown significantly and now employs more than 100 people, most of whom are located in Cornwall.

Jim Fleming

Director of Marketing

Fusion Processing Ltd

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A founder of Fusion Processing Ltd

Senior Manager, Ford Motor Co - based in UK and US

Innovation Leader, Visteon Corporation - global Tier 1 automotive supply

Jim Hutchinson

CEO

Fusion Processing Ltd

Jo Howes

Partner

ERM

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Jo Howes has extensive experience in the sustainable energy sector gained at E4tech, now part of ERM, and BP Biofuels. She leads our work on sustainable energy policy. She has a broad knowledge of energy and environment policy and regulatory issues, with particular expertise in low carbon fuels, including biofuels, hydrogen, e-fuels and recycled carbon fuels for aviation, road and shipping. Jo has worked on numerous strategy and policy projects, covering bioenergy, low carbon transport, greenhouse gas removal, estimates of future technology and market potential, lifecycle greenhouse gas methodologies, and innovation. From 2011 to 2014 she was a Strategy Advisor at BP Biofuels, responsible for managing emerging issues in policy, sustainability, and technology, as well as developing strategy and advising on EU regulatory affairs. Jo holds degrees in Materials Science and Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge and in Environmental Technology with Energy Policy from Imperial College. 

Jon Caine

Technical Director

AVL Powertrain UK LTD

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Jon Caine has been working in the automotive industry for over 35 years in the field of propulsion systems, working initially for Rover and then Ford. The bulk of his career has been the selection and implementation of new technology. For the last 5 years he has been working at AVL UK initially as the design department manager and now technical director involved a wide range of projects most notably in battery and fuel cells.

Jon Fox

CTO

Indra Renewable Technologies

Jonathan Eaton

Chair Transport & Logistics Working Group

UKTIN

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Zenzic CAM Testbed UK Independent Chair

UKTIN Transport & Logistics Working Group Chair

Director - Eaton Connected Solutions Ltd

Jonathan Eaton has a wide range of expertise developed over years working in technology enabled businesses. Knowledge gained in executive positions in the UK, USA, Germany, and Japan has provided a broad balanced global business education. Consequently, his experience brings an independent and impartial voice to organisations and projects.

With a passion for new technology, coupled with an interest in connectivity, connected mobility, logistics, electrification, new energy, aerospace & defence sectors. He has several non-Executive and advisory appointments, including Independent Chair of the Zenzic CAM Testbed UK Steering Group, Chair of *UKTIN Transport and Logistics Working Group.

*Zenzic CAM Testbed UK promotes a comprehensive testing proposition for advancing Connected and Automated Mobility products and services. Our CAM Testbeds offer world class facilities designed to unlock growth across an array of advanced technologies.

**UKTIN is the innovation network for the UK telecoms sector, bringing together industry, academia, and government stakeholders to catalyse telecoms R&D talent in investment, cooperation, and commercialisation.

Dr. Josey Wardle

Innovation Lead ZEV Infrastructure

Innovate UK

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Josey Wardle is the Innovation Lead for ZEV infrastructure at Innovate UK. She specialises in the infrastructure required to enable zero emission transport, using experience gathered over 15 years working in the EV charging industry and PhD investigating the future of EV charging. Josey manages the EV charging and V2G/V2X innovation programmes and also supports maritime and heavy freight projects funded by UK Government. Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body, driving productivity and growth by supporting businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success. Innovate UK provides connections and funds businesses and research collaborations in all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions to accelerate innovation.

Lee Cottle

CEO

Humanising Autonomy

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Lee Cottle is an accomplished technology executive with over two decades of experience driving business growth and innovation in the tech sector. As the CEO at Humanising Autonomy, Lee leads the company's strategic initiatives to expand the company's market presence and foster key partnerships.

Lee's career is marked by his expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and their applications across various industries. Prior to joining Humanising Autonomy, he held senior roles at several high-profile tech companies, where he successfully spearheaded efforts to integrate cutting-edge technologies into mainstream markets, including conversational AI, and voice biometrics.

Lee is known for his strategic thinking, collaborative approach, and commitment to driving technological advancements that deliver business benefits.