Globally businesses are automating. But are we here? Or are we at risk of a widening productivity gap?


TIME: 12:30 pm — 1:00 pm
PRESENTED BY: Exeter Science Park

41% of businesses surveyed are speeding up their automation plans but is it happening here in the South West or are we at risk of a widening productivity gap?

Charlotte Collyer from the Digital Skills Partnership looks at the global context and talks to Nicola Dillion from Microsoft and Stuart Cochrane from Numatic in Somerset.


Nicola Dillion: Microsoft, Local & Regional Government Strategic Account Director discusses:

  • Examples of automation in Local Authorities Covid-19 response
  • Examples of automation within the UK Private Sector
  • Microsoft technologies that can assist automation

Stuart Cochrane: Head of Operations for Numatic discusses How a Knowledge Partnership with the University of West of England introduced them to the Robotics lab and from there transforming manufacturing processes through co-bots.