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Tim Dodd

Tim Dodd

IFM Electronic Ltd

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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.

Gabriele Cobelli

Gabriele Cobelli

GET Cameras

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Technical support specialist helping customers to select the correct material, explain cameras capabilities and calculating the resolution/performance of the products. So, to help selecting the best product for the project with a smart approach in order to do so with the most suitable budget.
Amit Chohan

Amit Chohan

Baumer

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Amit Chohan has been a Product Manager at Baumer since 2016, and has worked on vision, measurement and sensor products since 2007. Most recently, concentrating on solutions for the Packaging Industry, previously focusing and specializing in solutions in the Automotive Industry. Prior to Baumer he worked as Regional and Area Sales Manager for Keyence. Amit has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Nottingham University and a Postgraduate Engineering qualification from Birmingham University also.
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. Recent years has seen significant work in the agricultural industry and it is this sector that Paul will be presenting on camera technology.
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 last year, 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: ‘GigE Cameras – The growth in Speed and Application Areas ’ and will focus on the development of Gigabit Ethernet through 10 GigE, 25 GigE, 50 GigE to the latest 100 GigE cameras.

Michael Busch

Michael Busch

Beckhoff

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Michael Busch joined Beckhoff in 2018 as the Product Manager for TwinCAT Vision, bringing with him years of experience in software development and engineering in packaging and automation solutions.

With TwinCAT Vision, Beckhoff adds integrated image processing functionality to the automation software suite TwinCAT. In line with the underlying principle of PC-based control technology, image processing has been integrated into the central control platform, which already incorporates PLC, motion control, robotics, high-end measurement technology, IoT and HMI capabilities. The resulting benefit is state-of-the-art machine concepts enabling users to meet current and future market requirements and to increase the competitiveness and investment security of their products.

Simon Banks

Simon Banks

Acrovision

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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.

Jason Macdonald

Jason Macdonald

Matrox Imaging

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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.
Jean-Marie Jolet

Jean-Marie Jolet

Euresys

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Jean-Marie is the Senior Sales & Support Engineer at Euresys. He holds an Electronics Engineering degree, as well as a Master of Science degree in Optoelectronics. Jean-Marie has been working in the Machine Vision industry for more than 20 years.
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 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.

Glenn Wedgbrow

Glenn Wedgbrow

Micro-Epsilon UK

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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 plastic to automotive and aerospace.

Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason

RAR UK

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Andrew was elected to the BARA Council in 2013. With a background in Mechanical and Production Engineering, Andrew currently holds the position of Sales Manager at RARUK Automation – a specialist supplier of innovative automation products, from collaborative and industrial robots, linear axis systems and feeding solutions. He is also a member of The Institute of Engineering Technology (IET).
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.
Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson

VistaLink

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Coming from an engineering background in industrial automation and now over 20 years in machine vision, as the UK account manager Carl has developed strong relationships with many customers from SME’s to large international companies, helping them achieve their goals with technology leading solutions in the areas of automation and machine vision. His combination of skills and experience in sales, engineering and machine vision, ensure VistaLink’s R&D team have the specifics required to meet the needs of their customers both technically and commercially.
Christian Benderoth

Christian Benderoth

LMI Technologies

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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.
Simon Hickman

Simon Hickman

Multipix Imaging

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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 ‘Real Colour Imaging’ and the advantages of modern multi-sensored cameras.

John Jackson

John Jackson

Cognex UK

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John is strong sales manager with MBA -Master Business Administration from Loughborough University and HNC Electrical/ Electronic Engineering. After several years of professional experience in the automation & technology sector, he joined Cognex in 2016. Today, John manages the Northern European Sales team for continued expansion of the business in the U.K. Ireland, Nordics, BeNeLux and Baltic countries.
Luke Nicholls

Luke Nicholls

Quantum Design

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Luke is the Camera Sales Engineer at Quantum Design UK and Ireland. Luke brings his research experience in Photonics and Nanotechnology to help customers across the Scientific and R&D market find camera solutions throughout the EM spectrum, from X-ray, through to visible and infrared, for their applications.
Dr. Antje Aufderheide

Dr. Antje Aufderheide

MVTec

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As head of the solutions team, Antje Aufderheide is responsible for customer projects and the trainings for the software products HALCON, MERLIC and the Deep Learning Tool.

Antje Aufderheide began her work at MVTec Software GmbH in 2017 as an application engineer in second-level customer support for MERLIC and HALCON. Later, she worked as a project engineer in the solutions team with a focus on customer trainings and services for deep learning methods in HALCON.

Before joining MVTec Software GmbH, Antje Aufderheide graduated in physics and worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry from 2012 to 2017. Here, she gained experience in image processing of electron microscopy data as part of a dissertation and received her PhD from the Technical University of Munich at the end of 2016.

Janice Lee

Janice Lee

Vieworks Co

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Allan Anderson

Allan Anderson

ClearView Imaging

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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 vice-chair of the United Kingdom Machine Vision Association and sits on the board of the umbrella PPMA Group.
Sanna Leinius

Sanna Leinius

Basler AG

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Sanna Leinius has been working for Basler since 2017, at first as New Business Development Manager and now as Product Market Manager for the 3D Business. In this position, she is in charge of the marketing activities for 3D camera models. In addition, she also continuously observes and evaluates trends and requirements in camera technology as part of market analysis. Prior to joining Basler, Sanna worked for international medical device manufacturers in Germany and China as Product Manager and as Business Development Manager.
Dr Boris Lange

Dr Boris Lange

Edmund Optics

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Dr 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 has been supporting European customers with technical guidance and application support with Imaging and Machine Vision systems and he was actively involved in forming a dedicated European Imaging team. Before joining EO, he gained valuable experience 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.
Cameron Miller

Cameron Miller

Keyence

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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.

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson

Theia Technologies LLC.

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Mark Peterson is a co-founder and VP of Advanced Technology of Theia Technologies. He enjoys investigating new technologies that can improve and advance Theia’s line of products and solutions, allowing Theia to be a leader in optics and imaging. Mark believes that understanding a broad range of technologies and bringing together ideas from different areas is fundamental to building exciting new products that allow our customers to accomplish their goals. Prior to founding Theia Technologies Mark worked in Advanced Development at InFocus Systems. There, he and Mr. Gohman developed the core technologies for creating ultra wide angle low distortion lenses that allowed Theia to spin off. Mark has over 40 patents and has contributed to conferences in Machine Vision and white papers on optics and lenses. He has BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin and has been working in the optics industry for 25 years.
Crest Solutions, a CXV Global company

Crest Solutions, a CXV Global company

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CXV Global delivers core technology leading solutions in the areas of IT & Real Time Automation, Machine Vision, Serialisation, Digital Transformation and Professional and Managed Services to global customers in high-end R&D & Manufacturing sites.

Customers trust CXV Global to work in close partnership with their multinational R&D and manufacturing teams to deploy innovative technology solutions that meet their operational and supply chain goals in a highly responsive and commercially measurable way.

We enable our customers to meet the global demands for their products in an operationally streamlined, quality and compliant way.

Justin Qu

Justin Qu

Hikrobot Technology Co. Ltd

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Michael Jacoby

Michael Jacoby

LUCID Vision Labs Inc.

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Michael Jacoby is a Vision Communications Designer at LUCID Vision Labs. He has been in the machine vision industry for more than 10 years, previously working for Point Grey and FLIR Systems. At LUCID, Mike is responsible for bringing together Sales, Marketing, and Support information for customers, helping to educate and promote our machine vision technologies.
Daniel van de Sandt

Daniel van de Sandt

Kowa Optimed Deutschland GmbH

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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.

Tim Irons

Tim Irons

Jenton Dimaco

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Tim Irons is a long standing Director of Dimaco UK Limited and has a wealth of experience in sales, support, and knowledge of the food, beverage and related industries.
Andrew Searle

Andrew Searle

IO Industries Inc.

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Andrew Searle is the Sales Manager for IO Industries Inc. and for over 10 years has held various technical and commercial roles within the company.  His experience with the diverse IO Industries customer base has spanned a broad range of applications, from volumetric video capture studios to projects with NASA and the International Space Station.  Andrew grew up in London, Ontario, attended Western University, and lives there with his wife and two sons.
Paritosh Prayagi

Paritosh Prayagi

JAI A/S

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Paritosh has been an integral part of the JAI family since 2015. 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 sales, R&D for paper technology, camera development, application management for 3D & spectral cameras he brings a broad perspective to the table.
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 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.
Mark Hilhorst

Mark Hilhorst

Jekson Vision Ltd

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CEO of Jekson Vision Ltd, since 2018 heading Europe, UK and CIS countries operations.
Gerhard Stanzel

Gerhard Stanzel

Stemmer Imaging

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Gerhard Stanzel studied electrical engineering with a focus on data technology. He gained spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging knowledge in a start-up company – initially as a development engineer, later as head of R&D. In 2017 Gerhard joined the STEMMER IMAGING team as a sales engineer and technology specialist for HSI. Parts of his role are technical support of colleagues as well as customer consultation regarding (hyperspectral) applications including feasibilities.
Moez Tahir

Moez Tahir

Zivid

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Moez Tahir has a master in electrical engineering and bachelors in communication systems engineering. He started working in Zivid 3 years ago as technical assist to sales and moved to managing business development in European market for Zivid. Today he is working on developing business in Europe by collaborating with leading industrial partners in machine vision and robotics industry. 
Roland Ackermann

Roland Ackermann

The Imaging Source Europe GmbH

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After studying photography engineering at the University of Applied Science in Cologne (physical optics, sensor technologies, colour metrics, marketing) Roland Ackermann is now working for more than two decades for major companies in the field of machine vision with expertise in 2D, 3D, IR and embedded vision systems.
Tim Huylebrouck

Tim Huylebrouck

Stemmer Imaging

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Finishing with a Bachelor’s degree in Image Engineering Science at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Tim Huylebrouck started as a product manager for optics and illumination at STEMMER IMAGING in 2015, quickly taking over responsibilities also for advanced vision technologies such as 3D laser triangulation, short-wave and thermal infrared cameras. Today Tim works as a business manager in the same department at STEMMER IMAGING and helps the team identifying growth potentials in markets, technologies and applications.
Jonathan Newton

Jonathan Newton

iRayple

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Jon Newton is the Business Development Manager for iRayple (the new brand of HuaRay Technology), responsible for Machine Vision, Logistics, and AMR product lines in the UK and Ireland.

Jon has a wealth of experience in Machine Vision and Automation, entering the industry back in 1999. Over that time, Jon has gained a lot of knowledge working for several market-leading technology manufacturers, distributors and vision integrators.

At iRayple, we help industry improve their processes, enabling them by giving them market-leading products, and develop cutting-edge technology specific to the industry’s needs and requirements. With this fast-moving, innovative approach, we help our customers reduce cost, improve efficiencies and increase overall output.

Tim Miller

Tim Miller

NET New Electronic Technology GmbH

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Tim Miller heads the product management of smart vision systems at NET. He has over 30 years of experience in the vision industry.
Steve Kinney

Steve Kinney

Smart Vision Lights

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Steve Kinney, Director of Engineering at Smart Vision Lights, is an Electrical Engineer who joined Pulnix America and entered the machine vision industry in 1998. Going on to work for Basler, JAI, CCS, and now Smart Vision Lights, 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 and a current member of the AIA Board of Directors. He has been a past chairman of the AIA’s Camera Link Committee, beginning with its inception in 1999. As chair of one of the major standards committees, he has also been a participant 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 + Image Sensor Technology courses. Steve currently is the Director of Engineering for Smart Vision Lights in Muskegon, MI.

Mike Faulkner

Mike Faulkner

Photonfocus

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For over 20 years, Mike Faulkner has been a noteworthy leader in the machine vision market working for many companies in machine vision and automation industry. Being a sales professional with deep technical background, he’s spanning all aspects of machine vision technologies in cameras, sensors, optics, illumination and image processing software in the 2D and 3D spaces as well as in non-visible applications. Mike Faulkner can also be credited with contributions to the Illumination sub-group of the Vision Standard Committees. His business passion is helping OEM’s and integrators develop the most reliable and robust machine vision based automated imaging solutions by being an agile thinker who quickly understands new domains and identifies opportunities.
Vijay Venkatraman

Vijay Venkatraman

Teledyne FLIR

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Sales Engineer with close to a decade’s experience in Machine Vision, Vijay’s primary job is helping customers find the right product from our portfolio and help them design-in our cameras and software in their final application. Internally he collaborates with our Marketing and Product Management teams to promote Teledyne FLIR’s products in the market in addition to providing technical trainings to our Sales team. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Anna University, India and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Automation from the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

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