Bristol, 15th January 2018 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in digitally enabled high value design capability, has today announced the appointment of Ian Risk as Chief Technology Officer.
Ian will take up the executive level role in January 2018 and will be responsible for evolving the company's technical vision and leading all aspects of technology development according to its strategic direction and growth objectives. Ian commented, “I have followed the progress of CFMS since its formation. I look forward to joining the great team there, helping it to grow by delivering a strategic technology portfolio that supports industrial digitalisation across a range of industries.”
Recognised throughout industry, academia and government for his prior role at Airbus Group, Ian was Head of Airbus Group Innovations UK. Here, he was responsible for the UK corporate research capability, developing technical strategy, business development and initiating industrial and academic partnerships. With 40 years experience in the aerospace sector, Ian has held a number of senior positions throughout his career at Airbus and British Aerospace with a demonstrable track record in technology innovation and research and development.
Ian is the latest executive appointment to the CFMS Board and joins Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, who commented, “CFMS is entering a key phase in its planned growth. Our focus is on providing access to digitally enabled high value design technologies that will accelerate design and manufacturing productivity and competitiveness in the global marketplace. I am delighted that Ian has accepted the role of Chief Technology Officer.”
Phill Cartwright, Executive Chairman, CFMS, commented, “I am delighted and excited to welcome Ian to the company. Held in high regard by industry for his technical leadership, depth and delivery, his appointment will further strengthen the CFMS vision to support UK organisations in the development of digitally enabled high value design capability and artificial intelligence in engineering, manufacturing and services.”
The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is proud to be a growing, independent, and not-for-profit organisation that specialises in digitally enabled high value design capability. We promote advanced modelling and simulation, underpinned by High Performance Computing (HPC), pushing the boundaries of technology.
Through our exceptional, collaborative, virtual, and physical facilities, we enable the adoption and acceleration of new technologies for advanced modelling and simulation, while improving learning and developing awareness of state-of-the-art technologies. Engaging with organisations large and small, we help to provide access to the right tools, resources, skills and technologies, resulting in increased productivity and faster, more informed decision-making.
As a trusted and neutral provider, our vision is to drive a practical revolution in engineering capability and design, working with organisations to reduce risk in the design phase, product development costs, and time to market.