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8th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The UK’s largest built environment event at NEC Birmingham.

Professor Birgitte Andersen features in the session: Are you being left behind? Capitalising on Innovation & Disruptive Change

Main Stage, Hall 12, Tuesday, 8 October, 10.30 – 11.30

Are you being left behind? Capitalising on Innovation & Disruptive Change

How to benefit from disruptive technologies? How to lead towards high productivity instead of relying on incremental thinking? What emerging technologies are poised to create the most impact in the future? Hear from the industry experts on the solutions that will transform the way we build, increase profitability, help deliver projects faster, safer and without compromising on quality.
  • Chair: George Clarke, architect & TV presenter  (Best known for Channel 4 programmes The Home Show, The Restoration Man and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces)
  • Speakers:
  • Prof Birgitte Andersen, CEO, Big Innovation Centre  
  • Dr Pippa Malmgren, Top 100 Women in Tech, Past Special Assistant to the President of the United States, George W Bush, Co-Founder at H Robotics Limited
  • Dr Sonia Zahiroddiny, BIM Strategy Manager, HS2
  • David Philp, Global BIM/MIC Consultancy Director, Aecom
  • Dr Gavin Johnson, Governance, Policy & Compliance, Construction Blockchain Consortium

Format: ‘Ted-talk’ style presentation on AI & opportunities in construction & infrastructure. Followed by  “Question Time” style discussion & Q&A.

The seminar theatre will be set for approximately 300 attendees. The theatre will be open to the exhibition floor to allow attendees to come and go easily – therefore there will be an ebb and flow of attendees throughout the day.

UK Construction Week (UKCW) is FREE to attend and consists of multiple sections: Build, Building Tech, Civils, Energy & HVAC, Surface & Materials and Timber running from 8-10 October and newly launched Concrete Expo (8-9 Oct only) and Grand Designs Live (9-10 Oct only).

For more info visit the website https://www.ukconstructionweek.com/welcome