Annual debate: “This house believes that advancing technology poses the biggest threat to the role of the engineer” York

29 March, 2017 | 18:00 - 20:30

A controversial topic - will the motion be defeated?
A controversial topic - will the motion be defeated?

About this event

This year's topic is:
"This house believes that advancing technology poses the biggest threat to the role of the engineer".

Advancing technology has been the most prevalent topic in the engineering industry over the past 12 months, but should it be seen as an opportunity or threat? How does advancing technology impact the role of the engineer and will the role adapt to this rapidly changing environment? Join the debate!

The debate will be chaired by ICE Director General Nick Baveystock.

Chair

Nick Baveystock MA CEng FInstRE FICE FC, ICE Director General

Speakers

  • Frank O'Dwyer – Chair, ICE Y&H retired members' group
  • Hugh Allan – Honorary Secretary, ICE Y&H retired members' group
  • David Owens – Costain/Highways England
  • Duncan Reed – Digital Construction Process Manager, Trimble
  • Kit Wolverson – Student, University of Leeds & CivSoc Rep.
  • James Hinton – Graduate, Atkins

Organised by the Graduates and Students' Committee. The debate will start at 18.30 with a buffet reception and networking from 18.00.

Speakers

Chair

Nick Baveystock MA CEng FInstRE FICE FC, ICE Director General

Nick is on the boards of Engineering UK and the Construction Industry Council. He is also a Non-Executive Director for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), Vice Chair of Thomas Telford Ltd and an alumnus of the Royal College of Defence Studies. Nick was appointed Director General of ICE in 2011. Read more.

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