Alastair Orchard, Digital Enterprise, Siemens PLM
Throughout 20 years of experience first as a manufacturer and then with Siemens, Alastair has focused on the gains in operational efficiency delivered by advanced automation, then MES/MOM and now on digitalization, Industry 4.0 and the consumerization of manufacturing.
Siemens has been at the forefront of each wave of social advancement since the second industrial revolution. In 2007, conscious of the impact that software would have on manufacturing, Siemens acquired UGS and added Product Lifecycle Management to our Industrial Software portfolio. In combination with Manufacturing Operations Management, Intelligent Automation and Advanced Analytics capabilities, Siemens uses the Teamcenter Collaboration Platform to bring the virtual world of product design and the real world of manufacturing operations execution into a seamless integrated Digital Enterprise Software.
Alastair currently leads a global team of Digital Enterprise Thought Leaders, working with multinationals to digitally transform and become more flexible, cost effective, transparent, collaborative organizations.
Alastair holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Loughborough University of Technology in the UK and lives in Italy with his wife and four children.