F1 engineering excellence in technology seminar
Delegates enjoyed the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce’s latest ‘Excellence in engineering’ seminar which was held at Sahara Force India F1 on Thursday 27th April. Hosted in conjunction with STL Communications, the seminar demonstrated how the engineering of communications enhances the agility of any business, from SME’s to F1 teams.
Philip Donigan, STL’s Sales Director, spoke about the relationship that STL has had with Sahara Force India F1 over the last 16 years. STL provides network services, lines and calls to Sahara Force India F1 across their 5 sites, including the race team.
Paul Wakefield of Gamma then gave an enlightened presentation about the challenges that businesses face in bringing IT and business communication together. The need to deliver more services like mobility, cloud, data and social business, faster and yet with less resources, both in the form of people and money, is a common challenge for most SME’s.
Delegates were then treated to a number of insightful presentations from the Sahara Force India engineering team about composite design, engines, race day technology and communications as well as how the team functions both on and off the track. The icing on the cake was a factory tour and a visit to the team’s new simulator.