Former Head of Smart Manufacturing at Pirelli,
Richard has a unique profile that combines over 20 years of experience in industry with software development expertise. After studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, he started working for Pirelli, holding various leadership roles in England, Germany and Italy. Most recently he was responsible for the Smart Manufacturing and Digital Innovation programmes where the focus was as much working practice and culture change as it was technology. During his time with Pirelli, Richard developed a programme of education and training to stimulate and ‘kick-start’ the digital transformation process, with great success. Using this as a foundation, he now works independently helping other organisations with their digital transformation.