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SCiP Networking Event, 5 December 2017

Speaker biographies

Hugh Boyes

Hugh Boyes is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the IET and holds the CISSP credential issued by (ISC)2. At WMG his research focuses on cyber resilience, particularly of smart cities and national infrastructure, and the cyber security of control systems, e.g. industrial control systems, building automation systems, etc. He has a technical leadership role in the PETRAS research programme where he focuses on the use and security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in control systems, supply chains, the built environment and national infrastructure.
Prior to joining WMG, his career as a project and programme manager encompassed a number of public and private sector roles, including delivery of complex buildings, enterprise architecture, and deployment of ERP systems. During the first half of his career he was responsible for managing the design, procurement and delivery of complex technical systems, buildings and infrastructure in support of the security and intelligence operations of a UK government department. Following his move into consultancy roles in the private sector, he has managed the IT elements of a bid to relocate a government department, managed the business process and back office systems design for a major utility company, worked as an expert witness on two significant IT disputes.
Outside of WMG, Hugh currently advises government departments on security aspects of the digital built environment, including the use of building information modelling for the design and operation of key assets within the national infrastructure.
He is a member of the BSI City Resilience (SSM/1/7) committee and on the committee drafting the proposed BS 10754 suite of standards.

 John Carr

John Carr is Vice President – Supply Chain Solutions, at Flex International, and has held Senior positions with Flex in the US, and Europe. Prior to joining Flex John held senior management positions with Digital Equipment, EMC, AST and Irish Express Cargo. John holds a Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering, and an MBA, and is completing a Doctorate in Supply Chain.


Professor Jan Godsell joined WMG in October 2013 from her prior position of Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University School of Management.Professor Godsell's career has been split between both industry and academia.

She joined the faculty of Cranfield in 2001, following the completion of her Executive MBA there. She also completed her PhD at Cranfield, researching the development of a customer responsive supply chain.
Prior to her return to academia, Professor Godsell developed a successful career within industry, beginning at ICI/Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Following this, she worked up to senior management level at Dyson, in both Supply Chain and Operations Management functions. At Dyson, she undertook a number of operational and process improvement roles within R&D, customer logistics, purchasing and manufacturing.

Professor Godsell is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IMechE. She is on the board and scientific committee of EurOMA (European Operations Management Association), the cabinet of the UK roundtable of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) and the manufacturing steering committee of the IMechE. She is on the editorial board of 3 journals, including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and she is an advocate for improving the uptake of STEM subjects by school children.

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Balancing Supply Chain Vulnerability   Hugh Boyes

Flex - Live Smarter  John Carr

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Introduction Prof Jan Godsell