August 25, 2017

Mark Bew



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Meet the Speaker: Mark Bew

Keynote: The Vision for Smart Infrastructure, Smart Cities and Sustainability



Dr. Mark Bew, MBE, Chairman Digital Built Britain

Mark chairs the UK Government Digital Built Britain program, which is charged with delivering BIM Level 2 into the UK Public Sector Construction Sector by 2016 and Level 3 by 2025.

He is also Chairman of PCSG Ltd, which is an organisation focused on delivering technology, process and associated sustainability services to the construction and built environment sector.

Clients value Mark’s forthright approach to business. He possesses strong business acumen and has gained considerable experience serving on two UK construction sector company executive boards, authoring many published papers and presenting at major conferences in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Mark was awarded the MBE for services to construction in January 2012.

Opening Keynote:

The Vision for Smart Infrastructure, Smart Cities and Sustainability

The DBB program seeks to enable the Government to achieve the following strategic objectives:

Reduce the total expenditure associated with the built environment:

Information-enabled transformation will enable optimization across the built environment lifecycle, resulting in reduced whole-life costs. For example, information that can enable changes in maintenance and energy use or enable advanced manufacturing techniques to drive down costs.

Maximize the return on investment in the built environment:

Enable trusted data-driven decision-making through integrated strategic financial investment planning to promote transparency, cost certainty and provide confidence that every pound invested will be maximized through delivering the right assets.

Increase availability, capacity and performance of the existing built environment:

The majority of infrastructure planned to be available in 2050 is already in existence. This program will define a commercial and information framework to accelerate the development and application of new disruptive technologies to increase performance and get the most value out of the existing built environment. For example, acceleration of connected and autonomous vehicles, UBER services or built environment 3D printing.

Drive growth in the UK’s economy:

New technologies, skill sets and high-paid employment opportunities which drive growth and create valuable export opportunities. For example, through the formation of data scientists using advanced artificial intelligence algorithms, robotics systems, big data analytics.

Mark will describe how these objectives are being evaluated and developed to ensure the UK maintains its position as a global leader in digitization and delivery of services.

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