Shaping a Digital World conference, London

13 October, 2017 | 09:00 - 17:00

Venue address:

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
Shaping the future of infrastructure.
Shaping the future of infrastructure.

About this event

Since 2011 and the first ICE BIM conference, the construction industry has been digitally transforming itself, driven by the BIM Level 2 Government mandate. ICE has always been at the forefront of this effort, bringing the government and industry into the same room, offering high-value technical knowledge and providing a platform for debate on the key strategic steps to unlock potential.

On 13 October, the seventh ICE BIM conference will also be transforming itself to "Shaping a Digital World" to provide invaluable insight on how to transform not only the tools we are using, but also our fundamental approach to the assets we build, maintain and operate.

What's new in 2017

  • Advisory Board: An event programme created by the industry 
  • Plenary session focusing on productivity
  • Three streams based on recommendations made in the 2017 State of Nation Report - Guaranteeing Resilience, Fostering Changes in Behaviour,  Embracing Technology & Innovation
  • Interactive sessions including world café format and roundtable discussions where participants are actively engaged and at the centre of the debate
  • An exhibition featuring live tech demonstrations
  • Collaboration with other sectors such as manufacturing and aerospace to facilitate change and increase productivity
  • Live polls throughout the day designed to help you identify new development opportunities
  • A post-event report and an industry toolkit

Meet ICE’s Digital Engineering Advisory Board

An expert group of industry advisors have contributed to making Shaping a Digital World the defining event for the infrastructure community:

  • Tim Broyd, ICE President
  • Anne Kemp, Director of BIM Strategy and Development, Atkins and Chair of UK BIM Alliance and BuildingSMART UK
  • Alain Waha, Digital Transformation and Business Incubation, BuroHappold
  • Peter Vale, Engineering Information Manager, Thames Tideway Tunnel
  • Teodoro Alvarez-Fadón, Global Head of Innovation, Ferrovial Agroman
  • Ian Blackman, Project Management Office, Digital Built Britain
  • Mark Enzer, Group Technical Director, Mott Macdonald
  • Richard Shennan, Group Digital Business Development Director, Mott Macdonald
  • Tom Inglis, Senior Digital Engineer,  Laing O’Rourke
  • Graham Brierley, European Hub Lead for Digital Engineering, Laing O’Rourke
  • John Foster, European Business Development Manager, BIM, Topcon Europe Positioning 

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Attend this conference

To attend this conference, simply click on the 'book now' button below. If you're looking for more information, you can always visit our dedicated conference site for more details on the programme and speakers.

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of ICE or any other organisation. ICE makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.


2017 will include:
  • More than 40 top-level speakers from across the infrastructure industry
  • 5 hours of networking to develop new and strengthen existing relationships
  • Insights from asset owners, Tier 1, 2 and 3 contractors, consultants and services providers
  • A full stream on developing digital skills and embracing culture change
  • The future of industry in a highly disruptive environment
  • Interactive session on the role of connectivity to ensure assets are more resilient
  • Technology spotlights: uncovering the next generation of technology driving industry growth
The full programme will be released shortly.


Plenary sessions
  • Keynote address: Infrastructure is crucial to the UK’s economic success
  • Digital transformation: the heart of the infrastructure pillar of the modern industrial strategy
  • Disrupt or be disrupted: Exploit disruptive infrastructure technology
  • Keynote panel discussion: How to become an outcome driven industry and what role can you play in the next digital transformation phase?
Networking break: Conference divides into streams 
  • Stream one: Fostering changes in behaviours
Enabling collaboration
Roundtable discussions
Technology changing how infrastructure is designed
  • Stream two: Guaranteeing resilience
Interactive discussions
Increasing onsite productivity through digital technology
Mainstreaming security mindedness
  • Stream three: Embracing technology and innovation
Developing digital skills
Enhancing resilience through digital connectivity
Interactive discussions

Networking drinks reception

See the 2016 programme highlights here