Roland Ackermann

Roland Ackermann

The Imaging Source Europe GmbH

Read more...

TBC
Allan Anderson

Allan Anderson

ClearView Imaging

Read more...

Allan is Managing Director for ClearView Imaging and has been in the Machine Vision industry for over 20 years. He holds a Computer Systems Engineering degree and spent over 7 years in various engineering positions before moving into a Sales Management role. Allan is the current chair of the United Kingdom Machine Vision Association and sits on the board of the umbrella PPMA Group.
Jerome Avenel

Jerome Avenel

Sony Europe B.V.

Read more...

Jerome Avenel is the Senior Technical Manager responsible for Sony’s Image Sensing Solutions (ISS) business. Sony ISS has been a global leader in the video and machine vision industry for over 30 years, providing world class products to markets such as surveillance, ANPR, industrial inspection, broadcast and biometrics. Jerome Avenel has over 20 years’ experience in imaging processing, camera technology and optics. His technical team works on supporting customers to integrate leading Sony technology inside their own systems.

Simon Banks

Simon Banks

Acrovision

Read more...

Simon Banks has been working in the Barcode and Vision arena for over 20 years, originally working for some of the industry’s leading manufacturers in Engineering, Sales and Product Development Roles. Since 2012, Simon has helped developed Acrovision into one of the UK’s leading Automatic Identification and Vision Systems Integrators. More recently moving into the world of 3D Vision Systems and Collaborative Robots.

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

British Automation & Robot Association

Read more...

Mike Wilson has over 35 years of experience in the application of automation to manufacturing across a broad range of industry sectors and is widely recognised as one of the leading authorities on the application of industrial robot systems in the UK.

Mike is Managing Director of KUKA UK & Ireland, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions, from robots and cells to fully automated systems. He is also Chairman of the British Automation and Robot Association and has previously been Chairman of the International Federation of Robotics. His book “Implementation of Robot Systems” was published in 2014.

Jason Biddulph

Jason Biddulph

Micro-Epsilon

Read more...

The UK technical lead for the Micro-Epsilon 2D and 3D sensor portfolio, and turnkey system solutions.

Responsible for managing projects from initial enquiry, through to test evaluation and the integration/commissioning into the end user’s facility. These systems include inline thickness measurement systems and autonomous 3D surface inspection systems.

Also responsible for the design and development of bespoke PLC/HMI solutions for use with the Micro-Epsilon 1D sensor portfolio.

Luca Bonato

Luca Bonato

Opto Engineering

Read more...

Luca is a Product Manager at Opto Engineering and is responsible for Software products, 360° Optics and AI-based vision units. After graduating with a Masters’ Degree in Physics from University of Padua in 2015, he relocated to Houston (TX) where he worked as an application engineer / technical support for the USA branch of Opto Engineering. He then moved back to Italy and took on his current role in Product Management. He has a strong academic and technical mindset which is combined with firsthand knowledge on the everyday issues and needs of the machine vision industry.

Nathan Cohen

Nathan Cohen

Imperx

Read more...

Nathan Cohen joined IMPERX in 2005, with a background in Computer Science and Business Administration from University of Florida. Previously, Nathan was worked in machine vision distribution and the head of IT in moderate sized Internet Startup. Prior to joining IMPERX, he has held business development positions and brokerage positions in investment firms. Mr. Cohen has contributed, authored and co-authored several magazine articles in VSD, Inspect and IMVE. He specializes in product and business development, as well as in COTS products to deploy systems for industrial, machine vision, medical, biometrics, surveillance, military and airborne platforms.
Conor O’Kelly

Conor O’Kelly

Crest Solutions

Read more...

Conor’s role is to track trends & developments in technology, product and service models to provide insight to Crest Solutions’ customers in Life Sciences, manufacturing & packaging.  Conor is a technical expert for labelling technologies, processes and print quality verification, backed by more than a decade of print production and inspection experience.  He has advised customers on technology, compliance and Industry 4.0 for in-process quality control in projects across Ireland, UK, Continental Europe and the US.

Tim Dodd

Tim Dodd

IFM Electronic Ltd

Read more...

23 years working in Industrial automation across many industries. For the last 15 years as Product Sales Manager at ifm electronic, he has focused on helping customers to achieve their automation goals in a cost effective way. Introducing innovative products to customers and challenging them to think differently. This approach has become particularly relevant as the sophistication of 3D ToF sensors and cameras has increased significantly.

John Dunlop

John Dunlop

Bytronic

Read more...

Co-founder of Bytronic Automation in 1997, John is a data analytics expert, both in the design and implementation of data gathering solutions and the deployment of data analysis tools for rapid and insightful visualisation to the user. Through many years of successful system installations, John has overseen the complete cycle of sales, design, installation and maintenance of large scale manufacturing data analysis systems in some of the world’s biggest companies such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, P&G and Jaguar Land Rover.
Silvia Ferrari

Silvia Ferrari

Genesi Elettronica SRL

Read more...

I’ve been working for Genesi Elettronica Srl for almost 4 years and a half. I started from logistics, then I moved to sales where I work now.

All my tasks are related to the customers; from quotations to samples. I’m also the reference person for the anglo-saxon markets. In 2014 I spent 5 weeks in England to improve English and to do an internship.

Finally, every year I come to the UK to attend a language course.

Federico Garro

Federico Garro

Sony Image Sensing Solutions

Read more...

Federico Garro is an Application Engineer for Sony’s Image Sensing business in Europe.  He has extensive experience with embedded system development and is an expert in machine vision applications, specializing in polarisation technology.  Federico holds a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Technologica Nacional (UTN), Argentina.
Kai Hartmann

Kai Hartmann

IDS Imaging

Read more...

Kai Hartmann is specialized in the fields of embedded systems, AI-based image processing and intelligent cameras. As Product Manager at the camera specialist IDS, he has been responsible for the development of the IDS NXT platform for several years, which enables deep learning-based image processing to be provided as a complete solution. Additional tasks include the management of image sensors as well as internal and external trainings.

Simon Hickman

Simon Hickman

Multipix Imaging

Read more...

Simon has been in the machine vision industry offering advice and guidance to customers on all aspects of machine vision since 1996. He has extensive knowledge across all component areas of a vision system which customers find invaluable. Simon will present on Anomaly Detection, the Deep Learning Software tool used to detect anomalies in industrial applications.

Jools Hudson

Jools Hudson

Gardasoft

Read more...

Jools Hudson runs the marketing for Gardasoft Vision.  In recent years, Jools has been responsible for marketing, sales, applications and technical support functions for instrumentation and imaging companies including Thorlabs and Carl Zeiss Microscopy.  In her early career, Jools was a hardware engineer for Racal Automation.  Jools gained an MBA from Cranfield University and degree in engineering from University of Surrey. 

Mike Hughes

Mike Hughes

AutoCoding Systems Ltd

Read more...

Mike has led AutoCoding Systems from its inception in 2005, having spent 5 years as Managing Director of an international coding and labelling company.  Here he gained invaluable experience in the global coding and OEM market place where AutoCoding Systems operates.  Having established successful business relationships with many of the leading coding, inspection and packaging machinery suppliers, he was instrumental in developing a worldwide partnership agreement with SICK AG.   Mike has overseen the continual development of AutoCoding’s packaging line automation solutions and now, working with SICK, their product portfolio has extended into automatic print inspection.

Tim Irons

Tim Irons

Jenton / Dimaco

Read more...

Timothy Irons is Technical Director of Dimaco. Tim studied optics at Imperial College London and has spent the last twenty years working for several machine vision companies primarily in the field of label and code inspection.  

Dimaco is a company brings together machine vision, automation, networking and databases to create complete label inspection systems.

Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson

Arducam

Read more...

Lee is the founder and CTO of Arducam.  He has been working for 15 years as an electronics engineer and over a decade as an FPGA and vision system specialist.  Lee and Arducam are renowned for inventing the world’s first high-definition SPI camera solution for Arduino in 2012, which has filled the gap created by Arduino’s missing camera interface. Now Lee has led the Arducam team to expand Arducam and ArduChip solutions to an increasing number of mainstreaming hardware platforms like PC, single-board computers like Raspberry pi, Nvidia Jetson Nano, etc.

Steve Kinney

Steve Kinney

Smart Vision Lights

Read more...

Steve Kinney is the Director of Engineering for Smart Vision Lights.

He began his career as an Inertial + Radar Navigation Technician in the USAF, after which he worked in R&D and product development positions in California’s Silicon Valley until he joined Pulnix America in 1998, where he was first introduced to the machine vision industry. Subsequent positions at Basler, JAI and CCS, provided Steve with years of expertise in machine vision cameras and lighting.

Steve is an active AIA member, where he has also chaired the AIA’s Camera Link Committee since its inception in 1999. As chair of one of the major standards committees, he is part of the G3’s Future Standards Forum. Steve has also been a major material contributor and instructor for the AIA Certified Vision Professional (CVP)

Jana Lambrecht

Jana Lambrecht

Scorpion Vision Ltd

Read more...

Jana has been working in the MV industry for 3 years now, joined Scorpion Vision ayear ago and has been able to work on some exciting projects here. At Scorpion Vision the focus is on delivering vision systems to automate processes in several sectors. Jana has a background in biotech and optics and is very passionate about the optics side ofvision systems. As the business development manager at Scorpion Vision she is building relationships with component as well as vision system customers and gives technical support to support them achieving their project goals.
Andreas Lange

Andreas Lange

Teledyne Imaging

Read more...

Andreas joined the European Teledyne DALSA office in 2007. He’s responsible for product support with the focus on frame grabber cards, GigE cameras and software, but he’s also familiar with CCD and CMOS sensors and general imaging technologies. Before working for Teledyne DALSA, Andreas was with SVS-Vistek, first in Technical Support before switching to Sales. Andreas is actually a biologist holding a master degree in zoology with his thesis done on insect vision. After university he was head of the electron microscopy lab at the Anatomical Institute of Munich University, faculty of Medicine, for seven years.
Boris Lange

Boris Lange

Edmund Optics

Read more...

Boris Lange is responsible for Edmund Optics’ (EO) Imaging business and business development in Europe. Since joining the company in January 2015 as “Imaging Solutions Engineer”, Boris Lange has been supporting EO´s European key accounts in all technical regards related to Imaging and Machine Vision and was actively involved in forming a European Imaging team. Before, he has gained valuable experiences as an optical designer in the Analytics business unit at Polytec, developing VIS, NIR and Raman spectrometers. Boris holds a PhD in physics from Mainz University and GSI Helmholtzzentrum for Heavy-Ion Research. His thesis examined coherent EUV light sources generated by high-energy lasers.
Adriano Biocchi

Adriano Biocchi

MVTec Software GmbH

Read more...

Adriano Biocchi started his career in MVTec in 2015. He supervises the growth of MVTec’s customer base and product recognition in several European countries, including the UK and Ireland, as Regional Sales Engineer.

Adriano has more than 10 years of sales experience in global players in the technology market. Before his occupation at MVTec Software GmbH, Adriano was working as Sales Engineer for an international manufacturer of high power electrical components for industrial applications. Before that, he filled sales positions at manufacturers of components for the rail as well as for the media communication industry.

Adriano graduated in 2005 from Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) as an electronical engineer. He has later gone back to school to earn in 2014 an Executive MBA degree at POLIMI, the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano.

Jason Macdonald

Jason Macdonald

Matrox Imaging

Read more...

Jason MacDonald is a European Regional Sales Manager for Matrox Imaging. With 20 years of experience in Machine Vision, Jason helps customers and OEM’s realize complex vision solutions with Matrox Imaging’s complete product portfolio.
Sergio Manuel

Sergio Manuel

Photonfocus

Read more...

Sergio Manuel joined Photonfocus in 2014. Ever since he is responsible for the international sales. Before, Sergio used to work as a Regional Sales Manager in Infaimon where – besides of Photonfocus – he represented some of the most well-known computer vision brands. Sergio holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications. That has helped him to build a wide network of integrators and machine builders in many different industries where imaging technologies are needed.
Jack Mckinley

Jack Mckinley

TPL Vision UK Ltd

Read more...

Jack has been a Product Manager for TPL Vision since 2017. As part of his work, Jack is responsible for the development of the latest LED Illumination products from TPL Vision. His projects bring innovative new product platforms to market whilst making illumination systems more efficient, easier to understand and simpler to integrate. Two of his product development projects have been awarded with a Vision Systems Design Innovators Award. Jack has an engineering degree and previously worked as a design engineer before moving into Product Management.
Cameron Millar

Cameron Millar

Keyence

Read more...

Cameron Millar is Senior Machine Vision Applications Engineer in the KEYENCE UK & Ireland Technical Team, boasting a wealth of experience in solving challenging camera applications across a diverse range of industries. Since joining the KEYENCE team in 2015, Cameron has played a central role in administering technical training for vision systems and supporting new product launches, including last year’s Multi-Spectrum Lighting release.

Richard Oakley

Richard Oakley

Allied Vision

Read more...

Richard is the Sales Manager responsible for the UK and Scandinavia, working for Allied Vision since December 2017.  He has been in the machine vision industry for more than 8 years, previously working for a local distributor in the UK. Richard has extensive knowledge across all component areas of vision systems thereby helping customers and OEM’s to realise complex vision solutions.

Julian Parfitt

Julian Parfitt

Alrad

Read more...

Julian is Director of Sales for ALRAD Instruments and has over 20 years experience in the international machine vision and automation industry with focus areas in imaging, photonics, sensors, display technology and RFID.  Julian has worked closely with automation, scientific and robotics groups and more recently has been involved in the promotion of AI and Deep Learning in machine vision resulting in a close involvement with NVIDIA and their AI platforms.

This year ALRAD Instruments celebrate their 50th Anniversary having served the industrial, scientific and medical communities since 1970.  The company has a wealth of experience in all aspects of specialist imaging supported by a wide portfolio of components and systems.  The title of Julian’s presentation is:  ‘Out of Sight – Imaging beyond the visible spectrum’ and will focus on UV, NIR and SWIR imaging applications.

Paritosh Prayagi

Paritosh Prayagi

JAI

Read more...

Paritosh is a part of JAI product management team since April 2017. He studied print and media technology at Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany and specialized in multi-spectral camera systems for high speed applications. Having worked in previous positions within R&D for paper technology, camera development, application management for 3D & spectral cameras and technical sales he brings a broad perspective to the table.
Neil Sandhu

Neil Sandhu

SICK UK

Read more...

Neil has been in the automation industry for over 20 years. Most of those have been involved with Machine Vision and has been actively involved in the developing technology that is moving the Vision world forward beyond new capabilities. He is the Machine Vision Product Manager at SICK UK as well as being responsible for other automation areas such as LiDAR and Robot Guidance. Also the UKIVA Vice Chair, he now is helping to drive the innovation and education of the many benefits that Machine Vision can bring to the UK Industrial World. Being at SICK for over 15 years, the experience can help bring the total Vision and Automation solution to life to assist in many applications in a wide variety of industries.

Petr Smid

Petr Smid

Pekat Vision

Read more...

PEKAT VISION is a provider of solutions for automated visual inspection in manufacturing, based on its homegrown world-class AI-based anomaly detection algorithm and image processing, wrapped into an easy-to-use solution for automated recognition of defects and imperfections in physical products. Thanks to highly accurate performance, PEKAT VISION’s solutions help manufacturers to improve production processes, accelerate process cycles, reduce personnel costs and as a result save money.

Graeme Thursfield

Graeme Thursfield

Ricoh International B.V. German Branch

Read more...

Graeme has worked for Pentax (now Ricoh) since 1981. Starting in the Photographic Technical Department he transferred to Medical Technical in 1988 and helped set up the Industrial Technical Department of Surveying, Security and Machine Vision shortly after. Finally in the mid 90’s he was asked to decide where he wanted to work and chose the Security and Machine Vision Technical Department. Since 2013 Graeme has been in charge of sales in the UK and recently Scandinavia and provides Technical Support for his colleagues in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in Machine Vision.
Darren Tyrrell

Darren Tyrrell

Munro Vision

Read more...

Darren has 28 years of automotive quality and engineering experience, working for Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Volvo and Ford, and latterly for a major tier 1 supplier to the industry.

Now Technical Manager at Munro Vision Systems, he is specialising in installing generic solutions to UK SMEs, taking the cost and complexity out of the Machine Vision Camera Inspection System market and making the technology more accessible to small and medium sized enterprises.

Daniel van de Sandt

Daniel van de Sandt

Kowa

Read more...

Daniel van de Sandt has been working as European Sales & Marketing Manager for Kowa for more than six years.

Kowa has been known as a high quality machine vision lens manufacturer for decades. Over the years, Kowa’s lens portfolio has become one of the most extensive in the market.

In addition to the standard lens portfolio, Kowa also provides custom lens solutions to ensure that each customer finds the perfect fit with a Kowa product for any type of project.

A small, dedicated team of lens professionals provides sales and technical support for the European market from Duesseldorf, Germany.

Gaspar van Elmbt

Gaspar van Elmbt

GeT Cameras

Read more...

Gaspar is Managing Director of GeT Cameras, a machine vision distribution company known for its excellent quality, service and prices. Gaspar has more than 15 years’ experience in electronic and machine vision system design. With a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering he has designed numerous electronic devices and machine vision systems for many different markets, varying from detecting plastic in rivers up to detecting particles < 20uM in cleanrooms. During his career he switched from engineering to sales, selling industrial camera technology all over Europe. In 2017 Gaspar graduated from the Executive MBA Mannheim, giving him more tools and insights regarding, process optimization, workflows, business models, financials, leadership and strategy. With these tools he understands the customer (business) case better, providing advice and generating strong long-term customer relationships. Also providing huge benefit in strategy and optimization processes of GeT Cameras, resulting in lower end-user prices (30-50% cheaper than competitors).

Dr Jon Vickers

Dr Jon Vickers

Stemmer Imaging Ltd

Read more...

Dr Jon Vickers is product manager for STEMMER Imaging’s Common Vision Blox (CVB) software suite and Technical Manager for STEMMER Imaging in the UK. CVB is a powerful and flexible image processing library with applications from the embedded market through all vision applications. Jon has previous experience as a vision applications engineer, a vision integrator and also research in medical imaging and astronomy.
Christian Benderoth

Christian Benderoth

LMI Technologies

Read more...

Christian Benderoth is Regional Development Manager EMEAR at LMI Technologies, a leading developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions. With his team of machine vision specialists, he is responsible for the success of the innovative Gocator products and supports distribution partners, system integrators and OEM customers throughout Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Christian Benderoth has 15 years of experience in the field of 3D metrology. Previously, he was in charge of international sales and marketing at GFMesstechnik. After receiving his Degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2003, he worked as a scientific assistant at LMTB in the field of medical application of lasers.
Thor Vollset

Thor Vollset

Scorpion Vision Ltd

Read more...

Thor Vollset is the founder and CEO of Tordivel, which was established in 1992 as a software development company. Thor is a graduate of the Norwegian Institute of Technology, where he studied Cybernetics.

 

Tordivel is the company behind Scorpion Vision Software – a machine vision automation framework that was launched in 1998. Today, Scorpion 3D Stinger is one of the world’s most capable automation 3D products and is unique in the way it creates 3D data for robot vision and measurements.

Thor is a 3D Machine Vision expert and will be presenting a paper on 3D robotic guiding.

Torsten Wiesinger

Torsten Wiesinger

Lucid Vision Labs

Read more...

Torsten Wiesinger is the General Manager of the EMEA region for LUCID Vision Labs, Inc., responsible for developing and growing LUCID’s presence in the EMEA market. Before joining, Torsten has gained over 15 years of experience in the machine vision industry, notably as the CEO at IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH, and more recently as Sales Director at MVTec Software GmbH. Torsten has a Diploma in Business Informatics.

Clyde Xu

Clyde Xu

Hangzhou Hikrobot Technology Co., Ltd.

Read more...

Joined Hikvision in 2010 as an R&D Engineer, from 2014 I started to work as a key account manager for the overseas market. In 2019 I joined the Hikrobot team, taking charge of the European market.

Dr Stephen Se

Dr Stephen Se

FLIR Systems Inc

Read more...

Stephen Se is the Senior Research Manager at FLIR Integrated Imaging Solutions, with over 20 years of experience in computer vision, video/image processing, deep learning, 3D modelling, mobile robotics, airborne surveillance, etc. He completed a B.Eng. degree in Computing at Imperial College London and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision and Robotics at University of Oxford. He is a senior member of IEEE and a professional engineer, with over 40 technical publications.
Patrick Schick

Patrick Schick

IDS Imaging Development Systems Ltd

Read more...

After joining IDS in 2013 as product manager, Patrick Schick was initially responsible for the IDS camera portfolio as well as the machine vision software HALCON and MERLIC. Starting in 2017, he has been working as product marketing manager, focusing on the content design of IDS events and trade fairs – from product demonstrations to technical lectures.
Dr Konstantin Schauwecker

Dr Konstantin Schauwecker

Nerian Vision GmbH

Read more...

Dr. Schauwecker is the founder of Nerian Vision GmbH, a developer of real-time stereo camera systems. Before he established Nerian, Dr. Schauwecker was involved in Daimler’s autonomous vehicle development and the development of Bosch’s driver assistance cameras. he completed his PhD at the University of Tübingen, where he developed autonomous flying robots that relied on stereo vision as their primary sensing technology.
Neil Stephenson

Neil Stephenson

ISRA

Read more...

Neil is the country manager of UK & Ireland for ISRA Vision AG. He holds a diploma in mechanical engineering, and has been working in manufacturing for over 20 years. Most of the positions he has held have been in sales and general management for various OEM supplier to the UK paper, print and packaging industries.
Robert Chang

Robert Chang

Neousys

Read more...

Robert Chang is a Senior Account Manager at Neousys Technology. He has over 10 years of experience in the industrial-embedded industry with customers in the European Economic Area.

Neousys Technology is an industrial-leading manufacturer and provider of wide-temperature rugged embedded platforms for applications such as automation, intelligent video analytics and machine vision.

Contact:  Chris Valdes  T: +44 (0) 20 8773 5517     sales@machinevisionconference.co.uk

Organised by UKIVA Logo part of