Speaker of EMVA Conference announced

Mark Williamson, Stemmer Imaging, and Chris Yates, Odos Imaging, are announced as speakers at 2016 EMVA Business Conference in Edinburgh.

Machine Vision in the United Kingdom

Mark Williamson, C Eng MIET
Director Corporate Market Development
will share his deep inside knowledge of the machine vision and imaging market in the UK.Mark is responsible for leading STEMMER IMAGING’s product and market strategy, and also leads the corporate marketing team and oversees UK sales. Previously Mark founded Pinnacle Vision Ltd (UK) in 1997,  which became part of STEMMER IMAGING in 2004.
 Mark Williamson
Mark has been in the Imaging and Machine Vision market since 1989 holding a number of board positions in start-up and public companies in both commercial and engineering management roles being instrumental in launching the world’s first streaming IP camera in 1994 which was used to stream the EMMY’s on the internet for the first time in 1995. His early career was at Cossor Electronics, part of Raytheon and was involved in the development of digital signal processing subsystems for the world’s first 3D ultrasound inspection system and secondary surveillance radar systems.
Mark graduated from Hertfordshire University in the United Kingdom with a 1st Class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering and progressed to become a chartered engineer (CEng) and member of the institute of engineering and technology (IET).  He was chairman of the United Kingdom Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) for 12 years before stepping down in 2015, is on the Machine Vision board of the VDMA and is on the board of the umbrella PPMA group of trade associations. Previously Mark was chairman of the IET’s Vision and Imaging Professional Network. .

3D Time-of-Flight Imaging –
Ready for Machine Vision?

Chris Yates
CEO & Co-founder
will present his answer to the frequently upcoming question: Is 3D Time-of-Flight imaging technology ready for machine vision applications?Chris Yates is the CEO and co-founder of Odos Imaging, having been recruited in 2010 to lead the commercialization of novel time-of-flight technology, originally developed within Siemens, Munich. Since the company was founded the scope and interest in time-of-flight imaging has increased dramatically, and within his presentation Chris will address the topic predominately from a machine vision perspective.
An experienced industrial technologist, Chris has specialised throughout his career in taking early stage technology through development to commercial products, and maintains an active interest in research within the field of electro-optics. Chris was previously the Chief Scientist at Edinburgh based start-up MicroEmissive Displays, a spin-out from Edinburgh University which focused on the development OLED-on-silicon micro-displays for virtual reality applications, and subsequently floated on the AIM, London. He has held positions at Scottish start-up Forth Dimension Displays working on ferroelectric liquid crystal displays, as well as being involved in various technology spin-out activities at the University of St Andrews, Strathclyde University, as well as the Technische Universität, Berlin.  He has authored over twenty scientific publications, multiple patents, and holds a 1st class degree and Ph.D. from Imperial College, London.


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