Thursday 1st July

3:00 – 3:45PM (BST)

Enrique Garcia

CTO @ National Composites Centre


Enrique Garcia, CTO @ National Composites Centre

Enrique has extensive experience in technology and product development. He has held senior manager positions in sectors including aerospace, automotive, railway, and renewables. He has focused on polymer-based products working from the nanoscale to the largest composite structures using a wide variety of manufacturing technologies and with a special emphasis in design for manufacturing.

With previous work ranging from fundamental research all the way to serial production, Enrique is particularly interested in working closely with academia, government and industry to develop capability and technology at the NCC that bridges the so-called “Valley of Death”, transforming bright ideas into successful composite products.

Kristi Martindale

Chief Product and Marketing Officer @ Sarcos


Kristi Martindale serves as Chief Product & Marketing Officer for Sarcos Robotics. In this role, she is responsible for defining the Company’s product and service offerings to efficiently maximize customer acquisition, satisfaction, retention, and profitability. Martindale also oversees all aspects of brand, marketing, and communications strategy and execution for Sarcos.

A 25-year veteran of the technology industry and a brand-builder, Martindale’s passion is developing performance-driven global organizations and creating new markets. She has designed, developed, and deployed successful industry-leading products and strategies for startups, mid-sized companies, and Fortune 100 companies.

Prior to joining Sarcos, Martindale spent more than 13 years with Qualcomm Incorporated as Vice President, Global Marketing. In this role, she led marketing for many of Qualcomm’s business units, including software, services, emerging technology, and licensing worldwide. She was charged with bringing to market products, services, and solutions that spanned a multitude of industries, including augmented reality, proximal & broadcast communications, healthcare, Internet of Things (IoT), transportation, and wireless. Martindale also led many notable wireless and mobile initiatives, including the launch of several industry-leading consortia, developer programs, the first smartwatch reference design, and several other products into the B2B and B2C markets. Martindale previously achieved early career success in senior marketing roles for technology and software companies in e-commerce, supply chain management, and wireless communications.

Martindale currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for cBio and also serves on the Board of Directors for Walden Family Services. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.

Martindale holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of La Verne.