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Enabling a digital transformation

Event organised by ICE

Date
05 October 2022
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Overview

There is a need for change across our industry. The use of technology is intrinsic to our daily lives and yet, when it comes to our working environments and processes, we encounter reluctance to embrace and adopt ‘data and digital’ technology in varying forms. This apprehension can be seen at all levels within an organisation, from senior leaders to those with their ‘boots on the ground’.

We want to invite you to our latest webinar to discuss the digital transformation journey. Together, we will draw on the results of our Enabling a Digital Transformation survey and discuss some of the conclusions and actions identified by our ICE members.

Together, we will consider how data and digital technology is an enabler, rather than an end in itself. We will delve deeper into the benefits of improving information management from an enterprise, organisation, and project-specific perspective. Additionally, we will consider the various challenges and the traditional ‘risk/technology-averse culture’ associated with construction and engineering. And finally, this is an opportunity to discuss training and the possibilities and benefits that this could bring to individuals, organisations, and the wider industry.

Partner

Bluebeam

Bluebeam

Bluebeam helps architecture, engineering and construction teams connect office and field with a reliable, easily accessible single source of truth.

Programme

12:30 - 12:35

Welcome and introduction by Mark Enzer, Strategic Advisor, Mott MacDonald

12:35 - 12:40

Speaker introductions

12:40 - 12:45

Remarks by James Chambers, Director - Global Industry Development, Build & Construct Division, Nemetschek

12:45 - 12:55

Defining a digital transformation strategy and providing clarity for both enterprise delivery, and project delivery

12:55 - 13:05

How do we build and breed trust?

13:05 - 13:15

Balancing general awareness training with departmental / role specific training

13:15 - 13:50

Q&A session

13:50 - 14:00

Conclusion and next steps

14:00

Session close

Speakers

Mark Enzer OBE FREng

Mark Enzer OBE FREng

Mott MacDonald

strategic advisor

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Mark Enzer OBE FREng

Mark is a keen champion of digitalisation in the built environment, and he is particularly interested in outcomes-focused systems thinking, digital transformation, connected digital twins, data infrastructure, low-carbon sustainable solutions and the circular economy.   

Mark is a Strategic Advisor for Mott MacDonald and was previously the Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain at the University of Cambridge, where he was the Head of the National Digital Twin programme.  Mark is one of the co-Chairs of the ICE’s ‘Data and Digital’ Community Advisory Board. 

James Chambers

James Chambers

Nemetschek

director - global Industry development, build & construct division

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James Chambers

James has a unique background in software, technology and the AECO vertical markets spanning nearly 3 decades, all with a focus on growing and advancing our astonishing industry through digital adoption.

Currently, as Dir. Global Industry Development, for the Build & Construct division of Nemetschek, James is responsible for ensuring the global alignment and synergy of technology solutions, with the needs and values of the industry.

Previously, James was Bluebeam’s UKI+ Regional Director, where he drove commercial growth through the positioning and utilization of technology. James is an active member and participant with numerous industry affiliations and strategy advisory boards. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in 3D Design with Applied Mechanical Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. 

Emma Wei

Emma Wei

Mott MacDonald

civil engineer

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Emma Wei

Emma is a civil engineer specialising in rivers and hydraulic engineering, working in the water sector for Mott MacDonald. She joined Mott MacDonald in 2019 after graduating from university and has worked on projects such as HS2, river restoration schemes, and flood alleviation schemes in England.

Emma is passionate about data and digital, specifically coding and automation. Emma has been involved in coding club activities since joining Mott MacDonald and learnt coding part-time. She enjoys developing coding solutions to improve the efficiency and accuracy of her day-to-day project work.

As one of the eight current ICE President's Future Leaders, Emma was invited to join the ICE Data and Digital CAB where she has found a new passion in promoting the use of digital solutions to a wider audience and upskilling civil engineers.

For more information please contact:

Elena Arrobbio