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Time & Location

Wednesday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 4

Digital Catapult-curated discussion session

Richard HeadIT Digital Strategy Partner - Johnson Matthey

About this Session

Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technologies, and special guests present this session aiming to demystify the potential for technology innovation within highly regulated industries. Joined by experts from across the UK’s industrial sector, we’ll help businesses understand how to tackle common challenges post-pandemic, innovate more easily and rapidly by harnessing the power of the UK’s tech startup ecosystem, and deliver ROI, reduced costs, lower emissions and increased productivity. We’ll also share top tips for any businesses at the start of their innovation journey, and discuss the major technology trends you need to know now. (98 words)

www.digicatapult.org.uk  @digicatapult


Richard Head is the IT Digital Strategy Partner at Johnson Matthey. Richard has 35 years experience in IT, Digital, Data and Analytics and has led global digital, data and analytics teams at FTSE companies including Cadburys, Burberry and Diageo. Joining Johnson Matthey in 2014 he initially led the data and analytics steam on the global SAP rollout. Subsequently he established the group digital innovation strategy and built out the data platforms for both corporate and agile analytics and setup  the group data office. As Digital Strategy Partner he is directly accountable for driving digital innovation across the company and working the senior leadership to identify new opportunities for implementation of digital technologies.

Richard holds a BSc in Electronic Physics from Royal Holloway Collage – University of London.