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The Future of British Manufacturing in Action

The Future of British Manufacturing in Action is a key event to support you in making progress in digital technologies and the Future of Making. 


  • About Event
    • During the event you will hear from Make UK member Warren Services about how they have used digital technologies to create a competitive advantage. 
    • Autodesk will introduce you to a simple Digital Strategy and five key capabilities that can transform the way you design, make and sell your products. 
    • The Future of British Manufacturing initiative will also introduce their digital catalyst programme where you can have a PhD placement student to help adopt these technologies. For more information on the Future of British Manufacturing:
  • Why Attend?
    • Learn how to adopt digital technologies to create a competitive advantage for your company. 
    • Understand how your business can implement a simply Digital Strategy. 
    • Discover what 5 key actions can help you to design, make and sell your products. 
  • Who Should Attend?
  • Business owners / leaders / managers
  • More details
  • 10:00 am: Welcome & Introductions by Will Bridgman, Chairman of Warren Services

    10:15: Our Digital Journey. 
    Warren Services share their digital journey, warts and all, plus answer any questions you may have about your own journey.

    11:00: Digital Strategy for SME’s. 
    Autodesk introduce you to the Digital Strategy Template, the Five key capabilities and guide you through a self-assessment of where you are today against those capabilities. Each delegate will receive a personalised report and guidance on how to improve their capability in each of the five areas.

    12:00 Digital Catalysts and the Grand Challenge. 
    Delegates get to pose a design or manufacturing challenge to a team of Digital Catalysts (Student experts from a local design / engineering university) who will work on solving thaty challenge during the rest of the agenda.  

    12:30 Lunch & Tour of Warren Services

    14:00 Grand Challenge Results 
    The Digital Catalyst team present their results to the group

    15:00 Wrap up, closing thoughts

    15:15 Networking Reception

    16:15 Close