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Event Organiser: ICE

Pitch 200 – the Engineering Competition with a difference, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 19 March 2018
  • 18:30 - 20:00
Pitch 200 – the Engineering Competition with a difference, London

About this event

Do you have a natural curiosity for how things work? Want to know more about how engineering is integrated into our daily lives? Or perhaps you just like to learn something new in a casual and engaging setting? Then Pitch 200 is for you.

We're putting our members to the test to see how creative they can be when explaining what they love about civil engineering. See talented engineers from across London and South East England showcase their work in the most curious and unconventional way.

The top entries selected by expert judges will compete head to head with a 200 second presentation about their chosen engineering concept using all sorts of props and methods.

You'll have the chance to ask questions to each of the finalists about the presentation and their engineering subject and have an insight into new and interesting ideas.

The winner on the evening will need to impress not only you – but by our panel of judges which will be chaired by Antony Oliver Former Editor of Infrastructure Intelligence and Editorial Consultant.

The ICE London and South East England regional heat is part of the national Pitch 200 competition run by the Institution of Civil Engineers across the UK. The winner from each regional heat will compete in the Pitch 200 Grand Finale in November 2018.



Chair: Antony Oliver

Antony Oliver

Antony Oliver has been communicating in the exciting and evolving world of civil engineering and infrastructure for the last 20 years; as editor of New Civil Engineer for 14 years and most recently as launch editor of Infrastructure Intelligence and director of the ACE's publishing business Victoria Street Capital.

Using this journalistic and commercial experience Antony Oliver now helps clients to plan, deliver and sustain their communications and marketing strategies. Alongside more traditional routes to market, this means taking advantage of new digital communication tools now available and driving direct content-led marketing opportunities.

His work includes:

  • advising and delivering editorial and content led marketing strategy
  • bespoke event planning and delivery
  • journalism - delivery of content in written form and using video or other digital media
  • round table discussion and forum - planning and delivery
  • networking facilitation
  • advice on commercial strategy for new and existing editorial/content projects

As an enthusiast for infrastructure, Antony Oliver is committed to helping the sector communicate the opportunities available in the expanding market and to attract the highest quality individuals and businesses.

Dr Jane Smallman

Dr Jane Smallman

Jane has worked in civil engineering for most of her professional career. She was at HR Wallingford Ltd from 1984 (when she joined as a mathematical modeller) until her retirement in 2015, and was Managing Director from 2006 to 2014. As Managing Director she was responsible for a £27m turnover business employing about 270 staff. HR Wallingford is a world leading specialist consultant in the area of civil engineering and environmental hydraulics.

Jane is now a Non-Executive Board Member of the Management Board for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas), which is an Executive Agency of the UK Government Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Cefas is a world leading organisation in marine science and technology, and the aquatic environment. Jane chairs both the Cefas Management Board, and the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

Jane is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and was elected to the ICE Council in 2016. She is the Immediate Past President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), and a Member of the Board of Trustees of IMarEST.

In May 2016 Jane was appointed as an Honorary Visiting Professor to the School of Engineering of the University of Edinburgh.

Jane has a degree in mathematics from Reading University and a PhD in mathematics (integral equation solutions to water wave diffraction problems) also from Reading University.

Sakthy Selvakumaran

Sakthy Selvakumaran

Sakthy is a Chartered Civil Engineer who has worked across different continents and cultures in design, contracting and international development roles. She has also worked in R&D roles developing new solutions and technologies to change the way infrastructure is designed, constructed and maintained.

She is currently undertaking doctoral research at Cambridge University Engineering Department working on applying a rapidly advancing radar satellite imagery technology to reduce vulnerability of infrastructure within the urban environment. She has previously been named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List, served as an ICE President's Apprentice and was named in the Top 30 Under 30 in Manufacturing and Engineering by UK Government's 'Make it in Great Britain' campaign.

She is an active promoter of the engineering profession, developing the 'Construkt' scheme with support from the ICE, speaking at conferences and public events, and holding a regular blog slot for The Huffington Post.

Aaron Matthew

Aaron Matthew

Aaron Matthew is a graduate Civil Engineer who has been working with Transport for London for the last 2 years. In his year as Presidents Apprentice under Sir John Armitt, Aaron worked on a number of projects for the "this is civil engineering programme". His year as Presidents Apprentice culminated in working with the London region to start #Pitch180 a competition to promote engineers as public speakers.

Aaron currently is sitting as a Future Leader on the ICE Project 13 committee looking at developing tools for the Capable owner work stream. When not working to meet the Mayors housing aspirations for London or helping shake up the industry with the ICE he is busy working on various painting projects at home.

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Nalini Solanki

e: nalini.solanki@ice.org.uk