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Technology & Innovation Forum

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** Fully Booked **

Dorset Chamber is pleased to announce the introduction of four Technology and Innovation forums to be held throughout 2019 and 2020, kindly sponsored by TheNonExec Limited.

The first forum will be held on 28th June 2019 at Centre VR, Bournemouth. The theme for this event will be Industry 4.0 and will cover:

• Adopting connected devices & digitally enabled devices
• Industrial automation 4.0 technologies

This forum presents a unique opportunity to meet with senior leaders within the local manufacturing and technology sector together with keynote speakers including global leaders Schneider Electric and RS Components. Then event is open to all sectors.

This event is free to attend for Dorset Chamber members and £25 plus VAT for non-members and is will be of particular interest to those ('C Suite', Directors) in the manufacturing, technology and engineering sectors.


Registration, networking and VR experience 09.00am - 09.30am

Welcome and introduction from host Paul Tansey, MD Intergage: 09.30am - 09.35am

Justin Levine, Managing Director, TheNonExec 09.35am - 09.50am

John Armstrong, Director, Digital Manufacturing - Schneider Electric 09.50am - 10.05am

Lee Hutchings - RS components 10.05am - 10.20am

Group Discussion Q/A 10.20am - 10.45am

Opportunity to meet speakers and optional VR experience 10.45am - 11.15am

Speaker biographies:

Justin Levine MBA MIoD

Justin is the Managing Director of TheNonExec Limited, a boutique firm specialising in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within manufacturing, technology, IT, wholesale and distribution.

Based near Ringwood, the company specialises in helping its clients build and extract shareholder value upon exit. With the support of a dedicated team, he provides hands-on leadership of all client projects.

Educated at Imperial College (Aeronautical Engineering) and Kingston University (MBA), Justin's early career began within aerospace & defence, moving on to the world of industrial motion control across a diverse number of industries. As a young engineer, he was promoted to Managing Director in his twenties working with Swiss-based SIG. This was followed by a long-stint within energy specialist Schneider Electric as sector Managing Director, Sales Director (Asia Pacific & Americas) followed by a corporate VP role across business units in Europe, Asia, US and Latin America.

Aged 36 and living in Strasbourg France, Justin created an independent consulting firm. Working with various international clients, the firm began to focus on M&A over ten years ago. As well as clients within manufacturing, engineering and technology, Justin has advised companies in diverse sectors such as healthcare, retail, wholesale, food & beverage & education.

His clients say that he brings energy, experience and passion to each project. His contribution is to be the constructive protagonist, the big-picture thinker, and to challenge the status quo. He has senior contacts across the globe in multiple industries and brings his clients a wealth of ideas and opportunity, whether building shareholder value, or leading acquisitions - divestments.

As well as leading various M&A projects, Justin is a Non-Executive Director for several successful companies who wish to significantly improve shareholder value.

Justin is a guest lecturer and speaker at Kingston University and the West London Focus Business School forum.

John Armstrong

John Armstrong is a seasoned executive with long-standing expertise within industrial automation. Having spent 17 years at GEC and 19 years at Rockwell Automation, John now heads up the UK Digital & Industrial Automation sectors within global energy and automation giant, Schneider Electric.

Having followed a traditional Electrical Engineering apprenticeship with GEC, John has extensive experience within industrial controls, safety, power control and industrial automation. With a heavy influence of the Digital Plant offering within Schneider Electric, he is well-placed to discuss the application of digital technologies in a manufacturing and control environment.

Lee Hutchings - RS Components

Lee Hutchings is the technical applications lead in global electronics giant, RS Components. Shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day, RS Components offers 500,000 products to over 1 million customers in 32 countries and is part of Electrocomponents plc.

Prior to RS Components, Lee kick-started his career as an electronic/electrical engineering apprentice within Westinghouse Brakes. As a young engineer, Lee was responsible for the design of rolling stock braking systems.

He then moved into a commissioning engineer role working in semiconductor manufacturing across Europe with Japanese giant Tokyo Electron. Having joined RS Components fourteen years ago, Lee has undertaken various roles in sales, operations, e-commerce, strategic and sector accounts. He now heads up Technical Applications across the whole group.

Event Location

Richmond Gardens Shopping Centre
Old Christchurch Road

Event Cost

Members: £0, Non-Members: £25

Event Date & Time

28/06/2019, 09:00 - 11:00
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