Is the automotive industry in the slow lane?


Session 1 of #FoTDigitalisationWeek

Day 1 of 'Digitalisation: The Transformation of Engineering' week

The Future of Technology Series is virtually back! In partnership with the Institute of Digital Engineering, we’re taking the Future of Technology Series online to host a week of short webinars. We’ll be covering the use of digital engineering in the automotive industry as part of our #FoTDigitalisationWeek, ‘Digitalisation: The Transformation of Engineering’.

In this session – Is the automotive industry in the slow lane? We will be hearing from other sectors about how they are using digital engineering and what we can learn from them.

The UK automotive industry is not alone in its need to embrace new digital science and technology to transform its engineering capability. How are other industries using this technology to their advantage? Are we all facing the same challenges or are they unique to specific sectors? We will be hearing from different industries including aviation, F1 and marine to gage, is the automotive industry in the slow lane and what do we need to do to keep up?


10:30am – 10:55am – Keynote

Professor Neville Jackson FREng – Chairman – IDE/APC

10:55am – 12pm – Is the automotive industry in the slow lane?

  • Mark Bowman – Director of Flight Operations – BAE Systems
  • Mark Mathieson – Lead Partner – Technology Services – McLaren Racing
  • Sarah Kenny OBE – Chief Executive BMT Group / Vice Chair Maritime UK

'Digitalisation: The Transformation of Engineering Week

This event is just one of a week long series, covering the topic of digitalisation in the automotive industry.

We will be inviting experts across a range of sectors to share their knowledge on the hot-topics in the digital engineering agenda.

You can also attend the other events in the series:

Monday 18th May – Is the automotive industry in the slow lane?

Tuesday 19th May – Simulations: would you trust them with your life?

Wednesday 20th May – Machine learning or learning from machines?

Thursday 21st May – Immersive technology: tool or toy?

Friday 22nd May – The digitalisation imperative

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A joint venture between the Advanced Propulsion Centre and the Institute of Digital Engineering