Mr. Clark MacFarlane Managing Director, IT Solutions and Services, North West Europe - Siemens
Security & Safety - Keynote Speech
Innovations in safety and security addressing megatrends
As our society becomes more dependant upon integrated and inter-related services and infrastructures, the task of maintaining the integrity of those services becomes ever more challenging. Recent disruptions to businesses and individuals caused by volcanic eruptions is just one example of the way that even well established infrastructures can be impacted by unforeseen or uncontrolled incidents.
Siemens makes significant investments in understanding the Megatrends that are influencing our societies and in creating innovative answers to the resulting challenges facing our world. Building on some of this thinking, this session provides an insight into the future of IT from a perspective of controlling and ensuring safe and secure communities.
About Mr. Clark MacFarlane
Clark became Managing Director of Siemens IT Solutions and Services for Great Britain and Ireland on 1 October 2007, the latest role in his career with Siemens that stretches back over 12 years.
Since joining Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Clark has led a major strategic review of the business that has resulted in a greater focus on the introduction of a new portfolio and the alignment of delivery functions to match the global competencies.
In October 2008, as part of a global rationalisation, Clark took on the expanded role of Chief Executive for the North West Europe Cluster - adding Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland and Ireland. The formation of the NWE cluster has led to increased sales collaboration, consolidation of back-office functions and a consistent portfolio approach.
Prior to joining Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Clark was Managing Director of Siemens Building Technologies and, before that, Managing Director of Siemens Power Generation.
Clark's background is in mechanical engineering. He joined 'Parsons' in 1982 and become General Manager of Turbines in 1996, the role he was undertaking when Siemens acquired the company.