Emma Botfield – Managing Director RS (UK & Ireland)Emma leads RS (UK and Ireland), a FTSE 100 company and part of the RS Group, an omni-channel technology solutions provider to Industrial Customers and high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. In her role, Emma strongly believes in supporting and driving change across our international matrix organisation through leading executive teams to continually strive to improve the customer, supplier and employee experience. This approach underpins the current RS Journey from ‘Good to Great’.
Robert Owen – Principal Consultant
Robert Owen created and directed three of the world’s leading industry to university programs: for Texas Instruments, Imagination Technologies, and RS Components. In parallel, he created and ran a successful media business. In 2019 he returned to Imagination to revive and reposition the Imagination University Programme (“IUP”), focused on the “silicon engines” of GPUs (Graphics Processors), NNAs (Neural Network Accelerators), and a RISC-V-based family of CPUs. The application of these engines is driving urgent need for new education materials which provide hands-on learning using industrially-proven technologies. These materials enable teachers of the next generation of engineers and programmers, to understand how to solve real-world problems with these exciting technologies. Now in his 29th year in the field of Industry-to-Academia collaboration, Robert has unique insight into this market, and a formidable global network of relationships.
Mark Patrick – Technical Marketing Manager of Mouser electronics
As Mouser Electronics’ Technical Marketing Manager for EMEA, Mark Patrick is responsible for creating and circulating technical content within the region — content that is key to Mouser’s strategy to support, inform and inspire its engineering audience. Before leading the Technical Marketing team, Mark held various technical and marketing positions at leading semiconductor manufacturers and distributors. A “hands-on” engineer at heart, with a passion for vintage synthesizers and motorcycles, he thinks nothing of carrying out repairs on either. Mark holds a first-class Honours Degree in Engineering from Coventry University.
Helen Duncan – Marketing Consultant
Helen Duncan is a marketing consultant, writing and advising on the RF, wireless and semiconductor industries. After an early career as a microwave design engineer, she was marketing manager for two global semiconductor manufacturers, then editor of Microwave Engineering Europe. She has a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer and member of the IET, IEEE and CIPR.