This exclusive virtual roundtable session is devoted to automation within manufacturing. New technologies offer innovative ways in which manufacturers can drive efficiencies and deliver increased productivity, flexibility, speed and quality.

Alongside our industry experts, AuraQ and Freeman Clarke will lead an open discussion that considers the business challenges faced by the sector, the key topics faced by senior industry executives, and explore how automation technologies can be introduced to take full advantage of existing systems, processes and data.


The roundtable will cover current and emerging subjects and opportunities in manufacturing. The purpose of the roundtable is to create open discussion and sharing of ideas, the final agenda will be formed based on your feedback and active participation. The following topics will also form part of the discussion:

  • Connecting data, systems and people
  • Accessing data to make real-time decisions
  • Delivering joined up ways of working
  • Cross-industry insight into best practice


Andrew Hart

Beginning his manufacturing career 30 years ago, Andrew developed software for Ford Motor Company. Since then, he has worked in Big 4 accounting and consulting firms, most recently with Deloitte. Andrew works with growth-focused manufacturers to streamline and automate systems and processes while helping them maximise productivity and profit.

Eric Kane

With 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, Eric is a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Chartered Physicist and has worked across the entire product lifecycle. Eric will speak of the challenges he has encountered during his varied career which has included roles primarily in aerospace as well as marine and the nuclear industry.

Now You’re Probably Wondering, OK That Sounds Great, But What EXACTLY Will I Get Out Of Attending?

  • Learn from the shared experiences of your peers
  • Shape the agenda and have your questions answered by manufacturing experts
  • Non-competitive environment in which to share experience and ideas


Who should attend?

  • Senior manufacturing executives in the UK
  • Senior professionals tasked with improving processes and efficiency
  • Professionals responsible for transformation



AuraQ is an experienced professional services and technology solutions provider. Specialising in the development of process solutions, the management of content and enterprise-wide systems integration, we provide solutions tailored to individual customer requirements.

Process is at the centre of everything we do and for more than 20 years we have delivered bespoke process automation solutions using innovative technologies. Our mission is to help clients achieve the most efficient way of working using a range of tools either independently or in harmony. The technologies we develop and integrate with include business process management (BPM), application platform as a service, low-code web and mobile applications, content collaboration and robotic process automation (RPA).



Freeman Clarke is the UK largest and most experienced team of fractional IT directors. We are more than interims, consultants or freelancers. We are impartial IT directors, CIOs and CTOs who can become a part-time, long-term member of your senior team at a fraction of the cost of a full-timer. We create, support and deliver tech strategies that accelerate your business growth. One of our Board-level IT experts can join your senior team to oversee digital innovation, systems and infrastructure. This produces results.


Frequently asked questions

Where does the event take place?

Our free virtual events are hosted on Zoom

Do I need to register?

Yes, registration is required. Spaces are limited and registration is required to access the Zoom event.

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