Mike Loughran is the UK & Ireland Chief Technology Officer for Automation & Software, Mike has a passion for working with companies to help them unlock the benefits of digital manufacturing, and is a Connected Enterprise ambassador.

Throughout his career, he has worked with both large and small manufacturing companies to advise and help set their automation strategy in order to help them achieve their productivity and sustainability goals through smarter use of technology.

Now more than ever, businesses are both struggling with the challenge and opportunity that technological advances present. Mike is passionate about helping them unlock the potential that a digital manufacturing strategy can provide, utilizing and implementing disruptive technology alongside tried and tested Automation & IT solutions to enable productivity gains, harnessing the power of mobility, AI and data analytics in shaping the future of manufacturing for the better.