Martyn Williams

Martyn Williams is the Managing Director of COPA-DATA UK. With over 20 years of experience in industrial automation, Martyn is passionate about sharing information and helping companies with digitalisation, innovation and sustainability within the UK’s manufacturing, engineering, and energy sectors.

Martyn Williams

Articles by Martyn Williams

Managing the energy crisis in UK manufacturing

By Martyn Williams

Martyn Williams, managing director of COPA-DATA UK examines the role of EDMS in helping manufacturers through the energy crisis.

Making sense of edge computing

By Martyn Williams

Martyn Williams, Managing Director COPA-DATA UK examines the role of edge computing in smart factories.

If craft brewers did software

By Martyn Williams

Small breweries face many challenges that reinforce their tendency to stay small — I'd like to explain how digital tools can help small brewers compete in a bubbling market.

The diversification dilemma

By Martyn Williams

The ability to diversify product offerings can provide a serious competitive advantage, but why are so many manufacturers struggling to adapt? 

Manufacturing’s great planning crisis

By Martyn Williams

Let's take a look why, to capitalise on the wealth of data available, planners in manufacturing need data analysis tools that are fit for purpose.

Why independent SCADA is essential for integration

By Martyn Williams

Let's explore the role of SCADA software in smart factories and why hardware-independent software is essential for making the transition to Industry 4.0.

Sustaining the new normal

By Martyn Williams

Lets take a look at how manufacturers can positively adapt to resuming the new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can manufacturers achieve complete plant automation?

By Martyn Williams

Let's look into the topic of complete plant automation and whether this is feasible for most manufacturers.

Tightening IoT security with software

By Martyn Williams

Let's see how software is playing an important role in securing networks of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) in the energy industry.