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Introducing Markus Hose, OED2018 Keynote Speaker

With GRM’s OED2018 conference fast approaching, we’d like to begin introducing you to some of the main speakers you can expect to see at the event.

We’re delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Markus Hose, a respected Systems Integration Manager at Jaguar Land Rover. Markus has been responsible for an extensive body of research in the automotive industry, focusing mainly on transmissions, drivetrains, and PT structures.

Markus recently spearheaded the INNOVATE UK ULTRAN (Ultra Lightweight Transmission and Driveline) research assignment, wherein he worked extensively with GRM and several UK universities to develop reduced-weight drivelines. This initiative was intended to decrease production costs, improve fuel efficiency, and reduce CO2 emissions – and was a roaring success, winning the JLR Innovista Innovation Award and ushering a number of manufacturing advances.

Before his accomplishments with JLR, Markus gained two Masters degrees in Engineering from the Universities of Loughborough and Cranfield. He also served in the Reserve Forces for almost seven years, where he worked as a demolitions expert and an All Arms Commando, even leading 25 Commandos in front-line action in Afghanistan. These days, Markus is a dedicated engineer and father, living with his daughter, Aurora, and his dog, Howard.

At OED2018, Markus will be presenting his point of view on the future of optimisation and what it will mean for engineers in the coming years. There has been much speculation about the future of innovation, with General Motors CEO Mary Barra stating there will be more change in the next 5 years than in the last 50, while Pentagon physicist Jonathan Huebner presents an opposing view that the number of game-changing events in engineering is falling fast.

With this in mind, what does the future hold in a practical sense? How will engineers approach problem-solving? What tools will they use and how heavily will they rely on software? With his rich history in engineering and his experience in the reserved forces, Markus is more than used to approaching problem-solving with a practical eye – his talk at OED2018 is not to be missed!

For more information and to book your place, click here.