Professor Julia Sutcliffe FREng
Chief Technologist – Air, BAE Systems; Honorary Professor University of Manchester
Julia is an exceptional engineer who has been at the forefront of research and development of autonomous systems in the defence sector. Following a PhD in Physics, she has spent her career between the UK and Australia and currently leads the technology strategy for BAE Systems Air business where she is responsible for the transformational technology required for the next generation of products and services and their delivery. Innovation, partnership and the application of diverse technologies from Artificial Intelligence to Human-Machine Teaming are high on her agenda. She is an Honorary Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Julia is a passionate promoter of engineering and has appeared in many different fora as an advocate for STEM and for diversity & inclusion within the engineering profession.