The Future Tech Forum will take place at The Crystal, London, on 14 - 15 September 2016
The event will provide the centre-stage for spotlight projects, offering space for informal networking opportunities, and globally renowned speakers giving inspirational talks and workshops.
In addition to a Smart Assets seminar, the Tech zone (competition) and a VIP breakfast; several forums will take place on this occasion:
- Data and digitalisation
- Automation and robotics
- Smart materials
A rich programme will entertain delegates starting at 1pm on 14th. The presentations and lightning talks include the following themes:
- Developing smarter assets with smart technology
- Case study presented by the Lead Tunnel Engineer of London Underground: “A proactive approach and value focus to underground assets”
- Highways England’s smart motorways programme
- Asset owner panel: How smart can we make our assets?
- Developing HS2’s outcome-focused asset strategy by the Director of Asset Management at HS2
- Re-inventing procurement with technology in mind
- A material of the future by Erik Schlangen, Professor in experimental micromechanics at Delft University of Technology.
- The story of the project Bloodhound geared up to set a new World Land Speed Record of 1000mph in 2017
- What will the built environment look like in 2030 and how will that impact on the shape of the industry?
- The “transformational journey towards Smart Infrastructure” by the head of smart infrastructure at Mott MacDonald.
- Today and tomorrow’s robotics applications to civil engineering.
- “Emerging industrialisation techniques- Full scale 3D scale printing” by Head of Innovation at Skanska.
- “Materials for life – Next steps in self-healing materials research” by Costain Post-graduate Research Engineer.
- “Utilities: autonomous and robotics for pipe/utility monitoring” by Raul Fuentes from the University of Leeds.
- “Tunnels: Crossrail and London Underground” by Keith Bowers, Professional Head: tunnels, London Underground.
The Forum will bring together around about 150 attendees with 50+ thought-provoking speakers and facilitators, including:
- Nabil Abou-Rahme, Head of smart infrastructure, Mott Macdonald
- Farid Accha, Lead Tunnel Engineer , London Underground
- Matthew Arthur, Senior Programme Adviser, TEAM2100
- Miles Ashley, Programme Director of Crossrail & stations, London Underground
- Roger Bailey, Asset Management Director, Tideway
- Keith Bowers, Professional Head: tunnels , London Underground
- Dale Evans, Director, @one alliance, Anglian Water
- Raul Fuentes, Associate Professor in infrastructure engineering, University of Leeds
- Kuldeep Gharatya, Head of Technical Strategy, system performance & innovation, London Underground
- Rob Hall, Head of Business Development , Legal & General Homes
- Ian Hodge, Deputy Director investment & delivery assurance, The Environment Agency
- Nirmal Kotecha, Director of capital programme & procurement, UK Power Networks
- Peter Madden OBE, Chief Executive, Future Cities Catapult
- Hinesh Mistry, Global Technical Lead, CH2M
- Mark Morris, Director of Asset Management, HS2
- Richard Noble, Project Director, Bloodhound SSC
- Andy Powell, Senior Advisor (innovation manager), The Environment Agency
- Iain Roche, Head of innovation, HS2
- Erik Schlangen, Professor , Delft University of Technology
- Mark Simms, Asset Manager, London Underground
- Sam Stacey, Head of Innovation , Skanska
- Malcolm Taylor, Head of technical information, Crossrail
- Paul Willis, engineering services Director, Manchester Airports Group
- Mike Wilson, Director for operations directorate, Highways England
Tech Zone Competition:
- The panel will vote for the technology that will have the biggest impact on the industry over the next five years and will be profiled in New Civil Engineer.
- Entries should emphasise the technological innovation, focus on potential project time and cost savings, discuss the development and application of the solution.
- On 15th September, three technology companies will have the opportunity to pitch for 5 minutes their smart solutions in design, construction or management of infrastructure assets to the audience, who will be able to put their questions to presenters, before casting their vote.
CONFERENCE : £499
CONFERENCE PLUS: £699
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