SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
Meet the Speaker: Mark Enzer
Keynote: The case for Smart Infrastructure – the UK perspective
The Case for Smart Infrastructure – the UK perspective
Conceptually, the case for Smart Infrastructure is very strong. In essence, integrated cyber/physical solutions offer a more cost-effective way of improving outcomes for ultimate customers than do traditional constructed solutions alone. The underlying driver for this assertion is that the unit cost of everything to do with data keeps on reducing, whereas the cost of everything else keeps going up.
However, relative to other industries such as finance, retail or media, the infrastructure industry has been slow to benefit from digital transformation, so the case for Smart Infrastructure clearly still needs to be made. The industry puts a value on physical assets, but not yet on digital assets. As the industry moves forward, we must treat data as a resource and put a value on information, then we’ll have a real digital economy – and an even stronger case for smart infrastructure.
This presentation will provide a UK perspective on digital transformation and Smart Infrastructure. It will present the high-level case for Smart Infrastructure, including a challenge to shift the industry’s thinking, and it will outline the current landscape of industry initiatives in the UK.