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Julian Parfitt

Julian Parfitt

Alrad Instruments

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Julian is Director of Sales for ALRAD Instruments and has over 25 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. ALRAD Instruments celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2020, 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 and has six key technology areas: Imaging, Photonics, Electronics, Thermal, Vacuum and Medical. The title of Julian’s presentation is: ‘Automation and Process Control applications in Visible to Thermal’ and will focus on imaging applications in these wavelength areas.

Tim Dodd

Tim Dodd

IFM Electronic Ltd

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25 years working in the automation industry with many of them spent solving customers automation challenges with Vision systems. Continues to be excited by the capability of Vision, and in particular 3D ToF camera systems, to solve ever complex challenges cost effectively.

Jason Macdonald

Jason Macdonald

Matrox Imaging

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

Neil Sandhu

SICK UK

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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.

Rob Webb

Rob Webb

IDS Imaging Development Systems Ltd

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Rob Webb joined IDS in 2018 but has been working with IDS products within the world of machine vision and imaging for over 20 years. With experience in both technical and sales areas, Rob’s focus is on understanding the latest technologies and coherently communicating the benefits to customers as well as within IDS. All that experience is not just with cameras but in all areas of vision systems including lighting, optics and image processing so he is well placed to advise on customer applications and is very motivated by finding solutions to challenges.
Cameron Miller

Cameron Miller

Keyence

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Team Leader for the Vision & Measurement Division, Cameron Millar, covers the key features and benefits of KEYENCE’s pattern projection lighting for solving complex and low contrast presence or absence applications, using real life examples of solved applications.

Simon Hickman

Simon Hickman

Multipix Imaging

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Simon is a degree qualified engineer who 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 2 topics this year. ‘Faster than a speeding Bullet’ which looks at high speed imaging and ‘The changing face of optics’ which examines the use of low-cost lenses with modern camera technology’

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Scorpion Vision

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Paul studied electronic engineering during his time in the Royal Air Force and this has been the foundation of a career in technology, from hydrographic survey to mobile navigation systems, before establishing Scorpion Vision Ltd in 2006 as a UK channel for Scorpion Vision Software and imaging components. Paul, with the help of an excellent team, have built Scorpion Vision into a multi faceted imaging company with both imaging and automation divisions. Scorpion Vision Ltd is a distributor and reseller of a number of machine vision products including HIK Robot, The Imaging Source and Arducam (embedded camera products).Scorpion Vision’s automation division is responsible for the design and installation of high performance factory automation systems based on 3D vision and AI products from Tordivel AS.
Jack Mckinley

Jack Mckinley

TPL Vision UK Ltd

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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 products 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 System Design Innovators Award. Jack has an engineering degree and previously worked as a design engineer before moving into Product Management.
Jools Hudson

Jools Hudson

Gardasoft

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Jools Hudson is General Manager at Gardasoft Vision where she is responsible for directing the business and product strategy of Gardasoft. Jools has worked in machine vision since 2017 after many years directing sales and marketing for technology companies and an early career as an electronics design engineer. Jools has an MBA from Cranfield University and is a Chartered Engineer.

Thor Vollset

Thor Vollset

Scorpion Vision Ltd

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Thor Vollset is the founder and owner of Tordivel AS, a machine vision specialist company based in Oslo which was established in 1992 and which is responsible for the development and support of Scorpion Vision Software. Tordivel develops 3D machine vision systems for robust factory automation. Thor’s background is first and foremost as a software engineer, however in recent years Thor has driven the development of the Scorpion Stinger range of hardware based products which are used where high precision and high speed is essential for manufacturing automation with low risk, longevity and reliability.
Jon Vickers

Jon Vickers

Matrix Vision GMBH

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Jon has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of machine vision, from optics to software, but always with a view to the customer experience and a successful application. With Balluff and Matrix Vision, Jon has worked with customers from one-man-bands to large OEMs, bringing Matrix Vision’s industrial, embedded and stereo camera portfolio to a wide range of applications.
Darren Tyrrell

Darren Tyrrell

Munro Vision

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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.

Torsten Wiesinger

Torsten Wiesinger

Lucid Vision Labs

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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 Lucid in 2017, 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.

Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

OEM Automatic

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Anthony Williams is OEM’s technical product manager for machine vision. With 20 years specialising in vision, Anthony has exquisite knowledge and expertise in this field.

Marcel Svec

Marcel Svec

Photoneo

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Marcel Svec – Marcel Svec studied Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics in Bratislava and Lisbon. He joined Photoneo in its early stages in 2016 originally as a programmer. Together with the fast growth of Photoneo Marcel went through the role of Application Engineer establishing technical relationships with partners all over the world, continued as a Manager of Support and feasibility team to the role of Director of 3D Sensing, where he built and manages the department responsible for developing 3D sensing devices and related software.
Rob van der Spank

Rob van der Spank

FUJIFILM Electronic Imaging Europe GmbH

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Rob van der Spank is a manager at Fujifilm Electronic Imaging Europe GmbH in Kleve Germany and responsible for the European sales of Machine Vision, CCTV and Binocular products. He has been working for Fujifilm in several positions and business domains for more than 20 years now. Together with his team he supports the European customers not only in sales, but also consults them in any possible way to find the best camera/lens combination for their applications.
Chris Sharples

Chris Sharples

AutoCoding Systems Ltd

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Chris Sharples is a Vision Specialist and Project Manager at AutoCoding Systems, working here for 18 months. He has worked in industrial automation for 8 years, 5 of these developing vision systems using many different technologies from 3D ToF to 2D inline print inspection. Whilst working at AutoCoding Systems, Chris has been involved in the deployment and development of the 4Sight platform for automatic print and packaging inspection.
Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Basler AG

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Mark has worked in sales and business development for over 30 years in business areas including Machine Vision, professional security cameras and large network recording solutions.

Currently working for Basler AG for over 7 years – Mark has been supporting the UK and Ireland partners. This includes a broad range of verticals and customer applications including factory automation, ITS, medical devices, agritech – giving him a broad understanding of technical topics. Mark specialises in finding new business development and delivering new innovations to the market. Mark has been involved with the Basler innovation initiatives including Time of flight, thermal cameras, MV lighting and Stereo developments.

His expertise includes supporting customers to find solutions to their applications and has a broad range of client expertise, working with Partners, Integrators, Consultants Government agencies, Innovations partners and End users in the past 30 years of hands on selling.

Mark is a keen cyclist and loves a broad eclectic range of music and collecting vinyl – and likes to combine these passions with his family wherever possible visiting bike parks and music events and festivals.

Mark is never happier than when he is working closely with people to deliver real world solutions to their applications, with everyday being involved in products and development that give technology the power of sight, and the advances in technology that can improve the quality of our lives.

You can contact Mark on the following – mark.williams@baslerweb.com or +447868 844808 – he will be happy to discuss all your topics from Machine vision to cycling.

Hashem Khan

Hashem Khan

Clearview Imaging

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Hashem is a Sales and Applications Engineer for ClearView Imaging. With a Masters in Electrical Engineering and a fully Certified Vision Professional, Hashem’s primary role is helping our customers find the right product from our portfolio and help them design-in our hardware and software into their final system.

Paul Cunningham

Paul Cunningham

Acrovision

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Paul has been in the Automatic Identification Industry for over 30 Years. Having worked for some of the leading manufacturers in Sales and Business Development roles, Paul set up Acrovision in 2005. From one man behind a desk, Acrovision has developed into one of the leading Industrial Barcode Reading and Vision Inspection Systems Integrators in the UK.

Keith Gallant

Keith Gallant

Reliability Maintenance Solutions Ltd

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Keith has a background in mechanical engineering and applied sciences. As a vibration consultant he supports various industrial applications of vibration analysis and research and development in condition monitoring techniques. Keith is actively exploring new applications for Motion Amplification technology.

Stefan Waizmann

Stefan Waizmann

SVS-Vistek GMBH

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Stefan started to work 1999 in cinema postproduction with scanning technologies as a service engineer. Since 2004 working in positions in development of cameras and scanners as lead engineer or product manager. Since 2016 working at SVS-Vistek GmbH, technical marketing.

Thomas Armspach-Young

Thomas Armspach-Young

Edmond Optics Ltd

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Tom joined EO in 2017 as a Sales and Application Engineer and has been Edmund Optics Europe’s Subject Matter Expert for Imaging since May 2019. Tom focuses on complex imaging-related inquiries within the technical support Inbox as well as serving as First-Line-of-Support for all Sales and Application engineers, Field Sales and selected Key Accounts when it comes to Imaging in Europe. In addition, Tom supports internal and external training activities, creates various kinds of Imaging-related content and support the US Imaging Business Unit team in the commercialization of standard products.

Benoit Ostiz

Benoit Ostiz

Photonfocus

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Benoit OSTIZ is Sales Manager for PhotonFocus. With an Engineering background and more than 15 years of experience in the Machine Vision market, Benoit helps the customer finding or designing the camera they need.

Glenn Wedgbrow

Glenn Wedgbrow

Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd

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With over 25 years’ experience in the engineering industry, specialising in precision sensor measurement technologies, Glenn has delivered measurement solutions including position, movement, temperature and colour inspection to all industries throughout the UK & Ireland. With an in-depth knowledge and expertise in solving measurement applications on almost all materials with the use of innovative sensors and systems, Glenn has provided numerous solutions for leading multinationals, medium and small sized businesses, liaising with design engineers and UK manufacturers in a range of industries from metal, rubber and plastics, to automotive and aerospace.

Paolo Bai

Paolo Bai

Teledyne FLIR

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Paolo has several years of experience in machine vision and automation industry. Working closely with customers on developing imaging applications and automation solutions allowed him to build a strong technical background and a good understanding of the challenges in this industries. Joining Teledyne FLIR IIS team in 2019, Paolo has taken the role of Territory Account Manager for Italy and Turkey and supported the growth of FLIR IIS brand in his territories.

Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

Landing AI

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Carl Lewis has over 25 years experience of solving complex automation challenges in the manufacturing industry by combining multiple technologies including; 2D & 3D machine vision systems, deep learning techniques, robotics, motion control and Auto Identification systems. Carl has a degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of South Wales (UK) and an MBA in Technology and Innovation Management from the Open University (UK).

Dominic Obiedzinski

Dominic Obiedzinski

Wenglor Sensoric Ltd

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Since graduating with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management, Dominic has worked in the automation industry for over 10 years with 6 of those years at wenglor. Having had experience with two other automation companies in his earlier career he now leads the 2D/3D Camera-Technologies (CamTec) division at wenglor in the UK.

His extensive applications experience in sectors such as Food, Packaging, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Robotic-welding, Rail and Logistics, as well as his deep knowledge of wenglor vision technologies including Smart-cameras, Vision-systems, 2D/3D Profile Sensors and 3D Structured-light Sensors, makes Dominic invaluable in helping his team, customers and partners select the best technologies for their applications.

Gaspar van Elmbt

Gaspar van Elmbt

GeT Cameras Ltd

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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).

Mathias Maas

Mathias Maas

Cognex

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Mathias Maas is a Sales Manager for the Europe North and West Factory Automation business at Cognex. Mathias has more than 10 years of experience in the Vision & Automation industry and special enthusiasm for Deep Learning as well as 3D technology.

Kevin Cheng

Kevin Cheng

Hikrobot UK

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Driven and dedicated HIKROBOT UK & Ireland Sales Manager. With 5 years selling experience in machine vision industry; specialized in machine vision components and system .

Peter James

Peter James

Digimarc

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Peter James is Digimarc VP Product having previously been part of the team at EVRYTHNG. EVRYTHNG was acquired by Digimarc in January 2022 to pursue a shared vision of the digitization of the world’s physical products, building a web of things product graph with trusted digital identity and the Product Cloud. Peter has developed the EVRYTHNG Product Cloud to service this vision and also works with a wider ecosystem of partners and organisations to extend the reach and influence of the Product Cloud. Recently he has worked with the World Economic Forum on a programme to develop a framework for scaling apparel re-commerce and reducing the environmental impact of the apparel industry.

Mark Williamson

Mark Williamson

Stemmer Imaging Ltd

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Mark Williamson has been in the machine Vision industry for over 30 years. He Currently is Managing Director of STEMMER IMAGING Ltd, founding the UK business 25 years ago and holding various product and market strategy roles in the UK and at the parent company in Germany. He’s committed to developing the industry and serves as chairman of the VDMA machine vision trade association and previously was Chairman of the UKIVA for over 10 years. He brings experience in vision technology trends along with how this technology is expanding in to new markets and creating new business opportunities.

Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

Mettler Toledo Ltd

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During Robert’s 26 years of experience of various commercial and technical roles within METTLER TOLEDO he has facilitated customer’s development of food safety programs around METTLER TOLEDO technology. In this strategic role, Robert provides clients with expertise in the fields of current regulation and compliance within the food industry as they relate to product inspection solutions. Robert has provided consultative services to clients which have delivered 

Carl Leyland

Carl Leyland

Acrovision

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Carl Leyland – Product Specialist for Acrovision with 6 years’ experience in providing machine vision and automatic identification integrated solutions to a range of sectors, including Automotive, Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical.During his time at Acrovision Carl has had a significant input into the development of the Acrovision End of Line Packaging inspection solution: Validator. This includes the inclusion of CFR21 Part 11 for Pharmaceutical customers.

Douglas Bourne

Douglas Bourne

Gardasoft

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Douglas Bourne is Product Manager at Gardasoft Vision. He joined Gardasoft as a Development Engineer in 2011 after reading Engineering at Durham University. He has spent many years ‘on the road’ facilitating a wide range of machine vision lighting applications.

Lucien Vleugels

Lucien Vleugels

LMI Technologies GMBH

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Lucien Vleugels has Bachelor Degree in Applied Science and over 25 years’ experience in industrial automation and non-contact laser sensors. Lucien joined LMI Technologies, a leading developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions, in 1995 and has held various positions within R&D. For the past 7 years, he has been a Territory Manager responsible for the UK and Benelux markets. With his wide experience in the 3D industries his focus is to drive profitability, reduce time to market and open up new possibilities for his customers.

Jakub Cieplak

Jakub Cieplak

Zebra Technologies

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Jakub Cieplak is a Vision Engineer at Adaptive Vision, where he helps customers incorporate traditional machine vision and deep learning-based algorithms into industrial quality inspection systems. He has been involved in different vision projects for the last 10 years, assisting in hundreds of in-depth evaluations and integrations, gaining hands-on experience in machine vision technology. He earned an M.S. degree in Digital Signal and Image Processing with specialization in image processing at Cranfield University, one of the top universities in United Kingdom—that is where his fascination with machine vision began.

Jak McCarthy

Jak McCarthy

Clearview Imaging

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Jak is a Sales and Applications Engineer for ClearView Imaging. With a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and a fully Certified Vision Professional, Jak’s primary role is helping our customers find the right product from our portfolio and help them design-in our hardware and software into their final system.

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