Add to Calendar 10/02/2018 09:00 10/04/2018 23:00 Europe/London INEC 2018 Conference Inspiring Naval Engineering Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK true MM/DD/YYYY

Chairman’s Welcome

Capt Matt Bolton RN BEng(Hons) MSc CEng FIMarEST FIMechE

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Captain Matt Bolton, BEng(Hons), MSc, CEng, FIMarEST, FIMechE, Royal Navy is an accomplished naval engineer officer with over 36 years of technical, operational, management and leadership experience. He has a particular interest in technology, innovation, marine systems development and platform integration and is the creator and former Chairman of the Engine as a Weapon Symposium series. He now chairs the INEC advisory committee and oversaw the highly successful conference and exhibition in Bristol in 2016; he is also a member of the IMarEST Board of Trustees and Council. In addition to his extensive seagoing experience in Leander, Type 21 and Type 22 Frigates and Type 42 Destroyers he has had significant involvement in technology development, helping to shape the Royal Navy’s electric warship programme, managing the marine systems development programme, overseeing the introduction to service of the Type 45 destroyer (whilst seconded to BAE Systems), and leading the development of operating procedures for the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. He has published 17 technical papers. In his second stage career, he has been responsible for technical and logistic support to all diesel engines and outboard motors across maritime defence; the delivery of maintenance, repair and upgrade of all Portsmouth-based ships, worldwide; the improvement of safety culture across the Fleet including the application of Duty Holding responsibilities, and; the engineering leadership, assurance and standards for the 49 warships of the Portsmouth Flotilla. Appointed to Navy Command Headquarters as Deputy Chief of Staff (Engineering Support) in Jun 2016, his broad portfolio now spans engineering strategy, doctrine and policy; future support solutions, innovation and information exploitation through to engineering branch leadership, whole force development and capability improvement. He is the FARADAY Programme Director, working to up-skill the Royal Navy’s engineering technicians, and he co-chairs the UKNEST People Programme. He is also Chairman of Warsash sea cadet unit, TS TORMENTOR.

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