The Future Tech Forum

The Future Tech Forum

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

-          Industrialisation

-          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       


VIP: £849


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