Speakers

Madeline Hallewell

Social/Behavioural Researcher

CCAV, DfT

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Mark Cracknell

Programme Director - CAM

Zenzic

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Dr. Martin Duerr

CTO/Managing Director

Dromos

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Martin Hale

Managing Director

Qwello UK

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Mathilde Hamon

Research Engineer

EDF R&D UK

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Mike Dempsey

Managing Director

Claytex

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Mike Nakrani

CEO

VEV

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Mili Naik

Technical Delivery Lead

Zenzic

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Minhyuk Son

VP, Chief of Sales and Operations

MORAI Inc.

Dr. Lisa Witty

Senior FutureGrid Engineer

National Gas

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After more than a decade in the high hazard industry working on large scale counter-terror, fire and explosion testing, Lisa is now heavily involved in the hydrogen world working towards net zero and the energy transition. This has included full scale dispersion testing, delivering hydrogen training courses, and now through her work at National Gas, working on deblending hydrogen from the gas network for the use in the transport industry. The FutureGrid Phase 2 Deblending for Transportation project involves purifying and compressing hydrogen to fuel cell grade quality for use in all aspects of the transportation industry.  

Marc Perez Quintana

R&D Engineer

Applus+ IDIADA

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Marc Perez is an R&D Engineer at Applus+ IDIADA and a PhD candidate in robotics at IRI, CSIC-UPC. He has participated in multiple European projects related to autonomous driving such as ENSEMBLE, HEADSTART or SAFE-UP. Marc has been leading the perception team at Applus+ IDIADA for the past 6 years, focusing on object detection from cameras, radars and lidars; as well as tracking multiple objects in different modalities. 

Mark Potter

Chief Technical Officer

3ti Energy Hubs Ltd

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Mark is a technical leader with 20 years’ experience in aerospace, EV automotive & infrastructure businesses. He joined 3ti as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in 2021 to maintain 3ti’s position as the UK’s leading solar car park company through innovative, scalable, market-leading & globally applicable technologies that use solar, battery & EV charge points to optimise existing site grid connections.

Graduating in 2003 with a Masters in Electronic Engineering with Computing Science, Mark joined BAE Systems Defence Avionics, where he worked on numerous military & civil aerospace contracts.

Moving into the automotive industry in 2008, Mark joined start-up Protean Electric, introducing in-wheel electric motors to the then, emerging EV sector. He gained technical expertise across battery, charging & control systems, international mains standards, safety design & global homologation.

Today, Mark is heading up the exciting new Papilio3 V2X FastHub project, to demonstrate how electric vehicle batteries can be used to smooth out peaks in supply and demand to balance the UK's electricity grid. He remains passionately committed to sustainability and the environment, with customers at the heart of everything he does

Mark Valleley

Transport for Southeast

Martina Colman

Head of Climate Science

Climate Essentials

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Martina joined Climate Essentials in 2019 to build and manage the engineering of our software, Climate Essentials. She has a background in engineering, renewable energy, and sustainable development. She has worked in a variety of projects across R&D and consulting, ranging from biofuel implementation at a country level to energy efficiency and climate change impact measurement. As a supporter of broadening the roles of engineers to solve today’s most pressing problems, Martina is passionate about the inclusion of sustainability as a practice to promote systemic change.

Matt Candy

CEO

Steamology

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Talented, committed entrepreneurial executive design engineer with practical project management skills. Experienced commercial innovator, project work from concept to completion, innovation training in Human-Centred-Design and passion for ‘Cradle-to-Cradle’ implementation. Matt was project manager with the successful British Landspeed World record team where many of the team connections where established. Worked on a range of projects covering a breadth of industry sectors and recently involved in rail industry plant equipment projects as well as consultancy and start-ups covering aircraft seating, race car and bike design, rail technology. Successfully raised multi-millions in start-up grant and equity funding

Matt Cutler

Head of HS& E

UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC)

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Matt Cutler has been UKBIC’s Head of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) since 2020, having first joined the company in 2019 from Rotometrics.

An experienced HSE practitioner, he has worked in health and safety for more than two decades. During his career, he has worked with companies specialising in laboratories, hospitals, automotive and the manufacturing sectors.

Matt is responsible at UKBIC for all aspects of health, safety and environment across the Coventry-based site.

Matt Daley

Technical Director

rFpro

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We will explore some of the key enabling technologies for ADAS & CAM, which include:

1. Credible simulations of full vehicles, their sensors and the detailed world around them

2. Hugely diversified testing scenarios

3. Highly scalable data generation platforms

Combined together - OEMs, Tier 1s and ADAS system providers have the chance to complete wide ranging safety cases for how their vehicles and system will perform in real world by being able to employ simulations rather than a reliance on real-world testing alone.

Matt Silver

Innovation Lead - International & Investor

Innovate UK (Faraday Battery Challenge)

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Matt Silver is Innovation Lead - Investors & International, for the £610 million Faraday Battery Challenge; working to transform the UK to be the go-to place for Electric Vehicle Batteries as part of the UK’s Net Zero target. His work cuts across our engagement with other countries and UK regions, our skills projects, and our business support programmes.

Matt has had roles in both the private and public sector, working with businesses to help them grow with business support, funding, and skills provision across the South West for Innovate UK, Cornwall Council and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.

Matteo Novati

Programme Lead for BSI CAM Standards Programme

BSI Group

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Matteo has over 10 years’ experience in consulting for the transport sector, is the Programme Lead for BSI’s CAM standards programme. The programme, supported by CCAV, is aimed at accelerating the safe deployment of Autonomous Mobility in the UK, developing standards and good practices to support the transition to commercial deployment alongside the AV Bill, and informing international standards.

Max Nagle

Marketing Manager

Cellcycle Ltd

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As Head of Marketing at Cellcycle Ltd, Max is helping drive change within the battery recycling industry, helping deliver on global goals for environmental sustainability. With a strong focus on transparency and thought leadership Max aims to help shine a light on what it means to be a battery recycling company and the new innovations that are coming out of the UK’s battery sector.

Maxwell Ash

Cyber Security Consultant

National Highways

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I worked for the civil service for 8 years before becoming a cyber security consultant, working in the transport sector. In 2023 I transitioned to being a contractor, delivering the Cyber Futures capability for National Highways.

Michael Hawes OBE

Chief Executive

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd

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Mike Hawes became SMMT Chief Executive on 2 September 2013, having spent the majority of his career in the automotive industry.

Mike has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate and public affairs, initially in Government and then consultancy, before joining Toyota in the late 1990s.  He worked in both the UK and Europe for the company, managing both manufacturing and market issues before joining Bentley Motors in a global communications role.

Before joining the SMMT he managed both the Bentley role as well as corporate affairs support for Volkswagen AG, where he developed the broader European and global expertise needed for this challenging role.

His tenure at SMMT has seen him manage a succession of challenging issues affecting the industry, from Brexit to Covid, dieselgate to decarbonisation. He is also a Board Member of The Motor Ombudsman, Industry Forum and sits on the Department for Transport’s Motorist’s Forum. 

Mike Biddle

Executive Director for Net Zero

Innovate UK

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Chief Executive

SMMT