Duncan McFarlane is Professor of Industrial Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge, head of Distributed Information & Automation Lab, chairman of Redbite Solutions Ltd and fellow of St john's College. He has been involved in the design and operation of industrial automation and information systems for twenty five years. His research work has been in distributed, intelligent industrial automation, reconfigurable control systems, resilient control, RFID integration, track and trace systems, IoT and valuing industrial information. He leads the Cambridge – Boeing research partnership. He leads the Digital Manufacturing Programme at Cambridge, is currently part of the UK Digital For Industry D4I steering group. He is Principal Investigator on the Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring programme examining low cost digital solutions for small manufacturers.