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Oscar L. Martin

Oscar Martin is the Director, Senior Engineering, Technology & Quality Transformation Lead for North America at GKN Aerospace. He holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the university of Malaga. His 24-year experience developing and manufacturing high technology has provided him with a helicopter view of all the technical and business areas of the aviation, space, energy, and electronics industries in commercial and defense markets in Europe and US. His teams have developed and manufactured the most diverse projects, from torpedo stabilizers or several subsystems in the Galileo satellites, to the architectural video wall of the NASDAQ building in Times Square or thermal control systems in chemical, nuclear and thermosolar power plants.

Having being in charge of business areas such as engineering, technology, design, quality, PMO, and general management, he now coaches executive teams on how to implement Zero Defects framework, product life cycle management system, modern business management system, and efficient and flexible concept to market pipelines through strategic deployment, organization restructuring, automation, technical capability, technical training, coaching, change management, and risk culture improvement.

His curiosity drives his non-stop passion for exploring, learning and applying new ideas and concepts at all levels, from new technologies in the five foundational sectors —information, energy, materials, transportation, and biology— that underpin our global economy, to new business models and innovation trends. He is concerned about how the technology is evolving at an increasing rate and how it is driving the global culture at all levels, anticipating the future of education and training, human interaction, business strategies, or the manufacturing systems of the next decade beyond the Industry 4.0 paradigm.