Speakers 2016

8th - 9th March 2016

Nick Leeder

Director - PLM, SKF, Netherlands

Nick is a business and technology leader with a ‘Big 4’ pedigree and over 15 years of global management experience, working for and with some of the most innovative businesses in the world. He is currently the Director of Product Lifecycle Management for SKF Group, driving the transformations ranging from "Digital Twin", Industrie 4.0 and "Smart" Data.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Loughborough University & is a Chartered Engineer. His career started as an Industrial Engineer for Philips in the United Kingdom. Having been instrumental in the transformation of Engineering and Manufacturing when the business divested from Philips, he joined IBM. There he became the lead consultant in Europe for Product Lifecycle Management in the hi-tech sector. Nick joined Deloitte UK to lead their Product Innovation and Lifecycle Management practice, where he shaped, sold & delivered technology-enabled business transformation engagements in the areas of innovation & PLM. He left Deloitte in 2007 to join Dyson. After Dyson Nick spent time as the Europe Lead for IPD Strategy at Accenture. In 2014 he joined AB SKF Group as the Director of Product Lifecycle Management.

Presenting: Panel Discussion: The New Rules of Digital Product Creation - 8 Mar 2016, 02:55

Manufacturers and suppliers are looking for faster and more efficient means of collaborating on developing new products. Digital Product Creation is the practice of developing and prototyping products in digital, virtual, collaborative environments. Today's digital innovation allows consumers to experience new products and concepts like never before, but how do we best harness its value? This panel will discuss how to:

  • Leverage the latest digital product creation and digital innovation trends
  • Understand consumer impact and benefits
  • Gain greater insight and connectivity with IoT and data analytics 
  • Overcome common barriers to adoption
  • Get started and get better!