• 09:15
    Arrival, registration & refreshments
  • 09:45
    Morning session: DT Hub launch & DFTG updates

    09.45 Welcome

    Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director, Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB)

    Paul Sheffield, upcoming president, ICE

    09.50 Keynote address

    Sarah Hayes, Project Director - Regulation at National Infrastructure Commission

    The NIC report 'Data for the public good' set out a vision for a National Digital Twin to improve the way we plan, build, use and manage our infrastructure. Two years on, the vision is gaining momentum and support. What could digital twins achieve and what do we need to do to accelerate progress?

    10.00 Introducing the National Digital Twin

    Mark Enzer, CTO at Mott MacDonald and Digital Director at the Centre for Digital Built Britain

    From this session, delegates will learn:

    What is the National Digital Twin?
    Why do we want it?
    What is being done to deliver it?

    10.15 Launch of Digital Twin Hub

    Samuel Chorlton, Project Lead, DT Hub Chair

    From this session, delegates will learn:

    • How do we support, accelerate and guide the development of Digital Twins?
    • How do these contribute to achieving a National Digital Twin?
    • Where are we now and what are the challenges?
    • What is the Digital Twin Hub?

    10.30 Funding of digital construction

    Sam Stacey, Challenge Director – Transforming Construction, UK Research & Innovation

    This session will cover why the UK is a leader in digital construction, and how we plan to move out in front, plus:

    • Track record of support for digital construction
    • The 2018 Construction Sector Deal
    • Wider investment in digital techniques inside and outside the industry
    • Current and future funding opportunities

    10.45 Q&A with above speakers

  • 10:55
  • 11:20
    Morning session continues


    Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director, Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB)

    11.20 The Smart Infrastructure Index Report 2019: Benchmarking the digital maturity of the UK Infrastructure Client Group

    Jamie Radford, Digital Sector Lead, Mott MacDonald

    In this session, attendees can expect to:

    Discover key trends in digital maturity from the UK’s leading infrastructure clients
    Find out ‘How ready are we for a national digital twin?’
    Learn how you can measure digital culture across your business to accelerate progress

    11.35 Digital Twin lessons from Formula One

    Peter van Manen, Consultant, Frazer Nash Consultancy

    Formula One embraced science, data and mathematics over 30 years ago and its digital personality now quietly shapes the sport.

    In this session, Peter will:

    • explain how Digital Twins are used to develop and race some of the fastest and most aggressive vehicles in the world;
    • discuss the importance of real-time data, digital twins, probability and other analytics to make best use of time in rapidly changing situations, and
    • talk about other activities and industries that benefit from translating Formula One’s philosophy and approach, and how well-timed and well-judged interventions can improve performance, availability and safety in many different walks of life.

    11.50 Case Study: London’s Twins

    Molly Strauss, Principal Policy and Programme Officer, Greater London Authority (15mins)

    This session will cover key projects contributing to London’s digital twin programme of work, the challenges, and lessons learned, including:

    • The London Infrastructure Mapping Application - coordinating infrastructure delivery and improving infrastructure planning
    • London’s Underground Asset Register - avoiding utility strikes and streamlining work onsite
    • London Development Database Automation - creating a comprehensive, live feed of development data for London

    12.05 Q&A with above speakers

    12.15 Panel discussion: DFTG & DTTG report back (35mins)

    Chair: Mark Enzer, Chair, CDBB’s Digital Taskforce Framework Group (DFTG)

    What actual progress has been made?
    What are the key issues/blockers?
    What benefits can we expect to see?
    What are the principal next steps?
    How can others get involved?

    DFTG Panel: Alex Luck; Leigh Dodds, Director of Advisory, Open Data Institute and Emily Keaney, Director, UK Regulators’ Network

    DTTG Panel: Jennifer Schooling, Director, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Matt Edwards, Chief Data Officer, Anglian Water and CDBB; Jon Kerbey, Digital Director, Heathrow

  • 12:50
    Networking Lunch & exhibition

    The exhibition or “town square” is where buyers and sellers of digital twins solutions can engage with each other.

    To enhance delegates engagement, delegates are clearly labelled as:

    • SEEKER
    • THINKER or

    with their name, job title and organisation labelled to facilitate fruitful discussions.

    13.25 Twinder: SPEED NETWORKING Session

    The ‘Twinder’ session is a speed-networking style activity which engages participants with a one-to-one approach that is business orientated.

Deep dive into Digital twins' practicalities

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  • 13:50
    Digital Twins Explained - Led by Costain, Director of IoT and Digital Twin, Kevin Reeves

    Review of ‘what is a digital twin’ and how might we use it?

    Q&A session using sli.do

    14.15 - Split attendees into groups where each table will answer one of the below questions and report back their findings onto sli.do

    1. What does a Digital Twin mean to you?
    2. Would a Digital Twin help your organisation? if so how?
    3. What might your steps towards a Digital be?

    14.35 - Roundtable Q&A

    14.45 - Session wrap up and SLIDO analysis from workshop outputs

  • 13:50
    Digital Twin Early Adopters – Pcubed with Sellafield
    • This interactive session is focussed on alleviating the risks and pain points that you may expect when delivering a Digital Twin in your organisation
    • Pcubed will provide a quick and easy to follow overview of their award winning “Lean Innovation” methodology to help you and your teams radically innovation
    • This workshop includes a Sellafield 3D BIM Modelling case study to demonstrate how Pcubed has already assisted a major organisation with the delivery of a Digital Twin using the Lean Innovation methodology
    • This session will close with a discussion with industry experts to help demonstrate what challenges can be expected and how to successfully overcome them

    Panel members:

    • Mark Greatrix, Waldeck, Director of Digital Technologies (confirmed)
    • Steve Eglinton, GeoEnable, Director (confirmed)
    • Daniel Braund, Corporate Planning, Sellafield
    • John Robison, Head of Digital Engineering, Sellafield (to be confirmed)

    This will be a standing session.

    14.10 - Group discussion on one of the below question

    • Split attendees into groups of 10 and do an exercise to help identify pain points and how to resolve these
    • Use examples from attendees

    14.35 - Panel discussion on delegates journey so far with PCubed, Sellafield and CDBB

  • 13:50
    Digital Twins Enhanced - Led by Bentley, Bhupinder Singh, Chief Product Officer, Bentley Systems
    • Digital twins are set to take centre stage—advancing rapidly beyond building information modelling and enabling asset‐centric organizations to converge their engineering, operational, and information technologies for immersive visualization and analytics visibility.
    • Digital twins are an opportunity for CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs to add new business value to their firms. They also are an opportunity for engineering firms to extend business value to their clients beyond project delivery to asset performance over the lifecycle.
    • What skills, competencies, IT architectures, collaboration, culture and mindset changes are required to support a successful introduction of digital twins?
    • Digital readiness implies a minimum threshold of digital maturity in resources, systems, and organization upon which digital initiatives can be executed, aligned with business strategy.

    14.00 Group discussion on one of the below question

    • What are the top 3 benefits your organisation expects to derive from Digital Twins?
    • What are the top 3 inhibitors today to achieving these benefits?
    • How does the sector’s vast number of small and medium-sized enterprises engage with data and digital twins

    14.20 Each group provides feedback and a summary of findings

    14.40 Conclusion and next steps by Bhupinder Singh

  • 14:50
    Afternoon refreshment break

Enable effective information management

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  • 15:20
    Digital Twin and SMEs - In partnership with Tech UK, Director IoT programme, Matthew Evans

    SMEs and start-ups are being asked to submit a 1-2-minute video on their own Youtube channel or through vimeo outlining how they can help deliver digital twins as a solution provider. Share it on social media quoting #NDTDay #CDBBWeek #ICEdigitaleng.

    The 10 most successful video-submissions may be offered a 3-5-minute presentation on stage to engage the audience on their solution.

  • 15:20
    Gemini Principles - led by the Estates and Infrastructure Exchange (EIX) and Topcon
    • Overview of Estates and Infrastructure Exchange

    15.20: Mark Worrall – Chief Executive Officer

    • Estates and Infrastructure Data and how utilising data as a value creation tool can help project financing and performance.

    15.30: Trudy Evans – Operations Director

    • The quality of the data is a key driver to extract its optimal value - challenges remain:
      1. Data Capture Challenges
      2. Data Integrity / accuracy
      3. Sharing of data & Ownership

    15.40: Mat Kellett, Data Scientist, Topcon

    • Utilising the Gemini Principals as Part of the creation of an EIX Data Quality Framework

    15.50: Peter Jarman – Data Director

    • Summary discussion around the challenges facing industry data and what the future holds for Project Sponsors and their Data.

    16.05: Q&A with:

    • Chair: Dan Garrity – Marketing Manager, EIX
    • Mark Worrall – Chief Executive Officer, EIX
    • Trudy Evans – Operations Director, EIX
    • Mat Kellett, Data Scientist, Topcon
    • Peter Jarman – Data Director, EIX
  • 15:20
    Driving the Information Management Framework - Led by IBM

    Led by IBM, Executive IT Architect, CTO for Utilities & Infrastructure in UK & Ireland, Erwin Frank-Schultz

    They will investigate 3 elements from the CDBB roadmap

    3.1: Glossary
    3.4: Tooling
    3.5: Information Architecture

    Providing a deep dive into the design of the glossary tooling and information architecture elements of the roadmap:

    Delegates having built a clear and validated understanding of the user’s challenges throughout the day, and using the Big idea Vignette technique, IBM will enable each group to rapidly brainstorm a breadth of possible ideas.

  • 16.20
    Delegates make their way to the closing plenary room
  • 16:30
    Taking forward your digital twins: Ask Us Anything: ‘Anne Kemp, Bhupinder Singh and Paul Wilkinson’

    This part of the event is not broadcast mode – it is about delegates posing their questions and challenges. Paul Wilkinson will collect the questions throughout the day and Anne Kemp and Bhupinder Singh will provide delegates with answers and recommendations they seek.

    Paul Wilkinson runs a niche consultancy, pwcom, specialising in technology (particularly construction software applications, SaaS, BIM, mobile) and public relations, marketing and social media – mainly for businesses working in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and property sectors.

    Anne Kemp, Chair of the UK BIM Alliance (and part of many other organisations and industry bodies too) will be conducting an open and transparent conversation with the audience in the room ; this is your chance to grill the person closest to the centre of the digital engineering transition, about developing standards, her thoughts about the future, how to ensure that ethics are a part of engineering decisions, and how we can all can adopt a digital approach to better design, build, operate, and integrate our infrastructure.

    Bhupinder joined Bentley in 1994 and was appointed to chief product officer in 2016. His team is responsible for the development, sales, and user success of Bentley’s industry leading software solutions for advancing infrastructure. His prior roles at Bentley include senior vice president of Bentley Software, senior vice president of the Platform Products Group, and managing director of sales for Bentley South Asia.

    Prior to Bentley, Bhupinder held various software engineering positions at Montgomery Watson Hazra (now Stantec-MWH), Bell Labs, and Intergraph Corporation. Bhupinder holds a master’s degree in computer science from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in structural engineering from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and a certificate in management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 17:30
    Drinks reception
  • 19.00