Dr Luca Benedetti
Luca has worked in many diverse fields, spanning from Computer Vision, to Computer Graphics, to Image Processing, and Human-Computer Interaction. His main interest is in applications of Computer Vision technologies in real-world scenarios, bridging the gap between the innovations of academic research and the complexities of industrial solutions.
With Kudan, his focus has been on testing, improving, and expanding Kudan’s Visual SLAM, with the goal of creating an Artificial Perception system that can be truly called versatile and robust.
Clear View Imaging
Photon Lines Ltd
Since 2015 he joined Chromasens. First in development of 3D and multispectral cameras, then moved into the position of field application engineer and area sales manager with a focus on 3D inspection.With a background in cameras and optics he understands the requirements of different applications in the field of machine vision and is able to target the most efficient and precise solutions.
Chromasens as part of the Lakesight Technologies is developing customized systems for high-quality image capturing in 2D and 3D and the development of line scan camera systems, 3D- and multispectral cameras and high-intensity LED light sources.
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.
MVTec Software GmbH
IFM Electronic Ltd
Tim has over 20 years of experience in sensing and control technology. With a history in business development, he has been ifm electronic’s product manager for their position sensing and networking product portfolios for over 10 years. Tim has a particular interest in vision sensing technology and will talk about ifm’s range of 3D time of flight sensors.
Sony Image Sensing Solutions
Gion is a product manager by heart and an engineer by trade. He received his MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zürich. After some time in Research and Development at OC Oerlikon, a Swiss technology conglomerate, he became product manager.
Gion has been working for Allied Vision since 2016 and has been responsible for a wide range of products from short-wave infrared cameras to a portfolio of GigE cameras. Since last year he is responsible for the new Alvium Camera Series which bridges the gap between machine and embedded vision.
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 Short-Wave Infrared technologies, an area he specialises in.
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.
AutoCoding Systems Ltd
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.
Smart Vision Lights
Steve Kinney is an Electrical Engineer who began his career as an Inertial + Radar Navigation Technician in the USAF. After his return to civilian life in 1990, he worked on several R&D and product development projects with major companies in California’s Silicon Valley before joining Pulnix America and entering the machine vision industry in 1998. Working for Pulnix, Basler, JAI and CCS, he has many years of machine vision imaging experience and has become an expert in industrial cameras and imagers. Since starting work in the lighting sector of Machine Vision in early 2015, he now combines camera expertise with machine vision lighting to bring an expanded knowledge base to the machine vision market. Steve has additionally been an active AIA member. He has been chairman of the AIA’s Camera Link Committee since its inception in 1999. As chair of one of the major standards committees, he also 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) program in both the Basic and Advanced CVP Camera + Sensor Technologies courses. Steve currently manages sales and business Development activities across the Western US for Smart Vision Lights.
FLIR Systems Inc.
TPL Vision UK Ltd
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.
After brilliantly obtaining a master’s degree in Materials and Production Engineering at the University of Trento while already working in an internship at Opto Engineering, I’m currently the Product Manager and Business Developer for telecentric and macro lenses.
IO Industries Inc.
Mr. Morin is currently a Business Development Regional Manager with IO Industries of London, Ontario, Canada. He is responsible for Eastern North America, Russia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Prior to IO Industries, Mr. Morin worked in the education, data communications, aerospace, military and test equipment industries. He has a degree in French from Western University as well as an MBA from the University or Windsor, Ontario.
Mr. Morin has served in senior sales and administration roles for over 25 years and has also served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.
FUJIFILM Optical Devices Europe GmbH
Minkyeong Park is a Global Business Manager of SUALAB, where she is responsible for developing the global partnership in Asia and the Middle East, and supporting the machine vision community with various solutions. She tries to solve the unsolved problems by using disruptive technology, Deep Learning.
SUALAB is the first company which adopted the Deep Learning technology in the machine vision industry and offers Deep Learning machine vision inspection solution –SuaKIT, for fields where inspection is difficult with conventional machine-vision technologies.”
Mark Peterson is a co-founder and for the last 13 years has served as VP of Advanced Technology at Theia Technologies, an optics design and manufacturer of lenses for use in machine vision, video surveillance and other markets. Mr. Peterson has over 2 decades of experience in advanced optics design and analysis, and holds multiple patents for optics and lens technology. Mr. Peterson holds degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering.
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 along with business development and technical sales experience, he brings a broad perspective to the table.
Rainer Schönhaar is a Product manager for vision products at BALLUFF GmbH. He graduated from the University of Stuttgart with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and has over 25 years experience in the engineering sector.
Dr Russell Sion
Jenton / Dimaco
Dr Russell Sion is Managing Director of Dimaco and Technical Director of the Jenton Group. Russell has spent the last twenty years involved in the design and manufacture of automation and control systems for high speed production lines. Now as a member of the Dimaco team he is working hard to bring the many benefits of industrial vision to quality control in the food packaging environment.
Peter Soetens holds a PhD in robotics, and created software for robots for over 20 years. His company, Pick-it 3D, created the first user-friendly 3D vision interface for pick-and place robots and is currently market and thought leader for easy vision based robotic pick-and-place systems.
Ricoh International B.V. German Branch
Bart Verboven has over 10 years’ experience in the world of machine vision and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering.
He is working at German industrial camera manufacturer IDS and is responsible for assisting customers located in the UK, France and the Benelux countries with his extensive product and systems expertise.
His key tasks include support, feasibility studies and technology advice.
Dr Jon Vickers
Stemmer Imaging Ltd
Scorpion Vision Ltd
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.
Mike Waters joined Stemmer Imaging in 2017 as OEM Business Development Manager, specialising in products such as the Sony FCB Cameras and Intel RealSense.
Mike is currently working with a number of clients in many industries, from broadcast to medical, nuclear to underwater surveillance. Helping each client achieve their specific vision goals.
Prior to Stemmer Imaging, Mike has worked in the Air Conditioning, Polythene manufacturing and Music industries. Working within various departments including engineering, quality and Corporate sales.
Mike is also an Associate of the Trinity College London after achieving distinction as a solo artist, on the Artist Development Programme, at The British Academy of New Music.
Lucid Vision Labs
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.
Chair - British Automation & Robot Association
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.
Scorpion Vision Ltd
I have been in the industry for over a year and a half now and would like to share my knowledge that I have gained during this time. Being a part of the Machine Vision industry has taught tremendous amounts, with steep learning curves along the way! Therefore, I believe it is now my duty to pass my knowledge and experiences on to ensure you can reach your vision goals efficiently and accurately.
ClearView Imaging Ltd
Sean has been in the Machine Vision industry since 2012 and has extensive technical knowledge and expertise in helping companies deploy Machine Vision technology in a range of different applications and industries.
Hangzhou Hikrobot Technology Co., Ltd.
Sales Manager of Hikvision Robotics EU, drawing on Hikvision’s years of technology accumulation in video & audio, image acquisition and core algorithm, the company has developed three new business domains – Machine Vision, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Mobile Robot, in an effort to provide specialized products and solutions for customers.
14 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00
Marshall Arena, MK Stadium
Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
Contact: Chris Valdes T: +44 (0) 20 8773 5517 firstname.lastname@example.org