• Project Delivery Summit

    October 16 – 18, 2018 I Hilton London Metropole
    London, UK


The Project Delivery Summit agenda is integrated into the Year in Infrastructure Conference agenda so that Summit attendees have the opportunity to attend the Year in Infrastructure Conference Keynote sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, the YII Awards Finalist presentations Tuesday afternoon, and their Project Delivery Summit Lunches and afternoon sessions Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

  • Tuesday, October 16

    • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
      9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Executive Keynote
      Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems
      10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Guest Keynote
      Sir John Armitt, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission, UK
      11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Lunch and Meet the Be Inspired Awards Finalists
      12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Industry Forum Kickoff Session
      Attend the Year in Infrastructure Industry Forum session of your choice.
      2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.YII Award Finalist Presentations: BIM Advancements in Project Delivery
      The best of the best case studies in Project Delivery 2018. Hear about the strategy, implementation, outcome, and lessons learned in the three finalists competing for the YII Award.
      4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.YII Award Finalist Presentations: BIM Advancements in Construction
      The best of the best case studies in Construction 2018. Hear about the strategy, implementation, outcome, and lessons learned in the three finalists competing for the YII Award.
      7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Welcome Reception
  • Wednesday, October 17

    • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
      9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Guest Keynote
      Dr. Horst Kayser, Chief Strategy Officer, Siemens AG
      9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Bentley Technology Keynote
      Keith Bentley, Chief Technology Officer, Bentley Systems
      Bhupinder Singh, Chief Product Officer, Bentley Systems
      11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Summit Lunch
      12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.Summit Lunch Keynote: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning for Improving Asset Performance
      Andy Chatha, CEO, ARC

      A growing number of companies are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve their business, yet others see it as a threat or hype. Andy will discuss the potential impact and how AI is helping organizations today.
      12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Summit Kickoff and Participant Introductions
      Terrence O'Hanlon, CEO, Reliability Institute
      Antony Oliver, Editorial Consultant.
      1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Going Digital in Infrastructure: Understanding the Challenges of Delivering, Managing, and Operating Built Environment Assets in an Environment of Continuous, Data-driven Disruption
      Maria Joao Ribeirinho, Partner, McKinsey & Company

      Digital technology and data analytics are disrupting the delivery of capital projects as well as the operation and maintenance of assets on an unprecedented scale. A new norm is emerging of continuous change in the thinking, capabilities, and skills required to deliver better project outcomes and increased asset value. Companies that will lead this new future must redefine their organizations now to take advantage of these new opportunities. This session will draw on the findings of McKinsey’s recent work to understand the challenges facing the modern infrastructure sector as it navigates this new digital world and attempts to turn around a decades-long record of underperforming productivity. It will provide delegates with the latest strategic thinking delivered by a globally acknowledged expert in the field.
      1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Coffee Break and Networking
      2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
      A Client Perspective: Embracing a New World for Better Customer Outcomes

      Project 13 - Transforming Project Delivery Across the UK Infrastructure Sector

      Miles Ashley, Consultant and Project Leader, Project 13 Infrastructure Clients Group

      This session will build on the keynote presentation and explore the challenges and opportunities offered to clients through going digital and embracing new processes and strategies for digital project delivery and asset management.

      Panel session to discuss:
      • How will evolving technology and the drive towards engineering and construction manufacturing impact the new project delivery and asset management processes?
      • How does infrastructure embrace automation and digital workflows?
      • What are the new business models and partnerships required to embrace a digital future.
      • How can we sustain and accelerate the technological advancement of infrastructure?
      • Identifying new skills to drive manufacture into infrastructure

      Sian Thomas, Head of Asset Management, Thames Tideway
      Hannah Vickers, CEO, ACE
      Phil Wilbraham, Project Delivery Director, Heathrow
      3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      Afternoon Keynote Interview
      Digital Handover: Lessons from the Biggest Project in Europe
      Simon Wright, Chief Executive, Crossrail

      After 30 years of planning, 6 years of construction and over £15bn of investment, the mammoth and much anticipated Crossrail project will open its tunnels to the public next year as the new Elizabeth Line across London. After spending the last four and half years as the programme director responsible for delivering this complex project, new chief executive Simon Wright will reflect on and discuss the project delivery challenges and lessons learned as this project was designed and constructed across the heart of London ready to be handed over into service.
      4:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.Industry Challenge: Accelerating the Digital Environment via InfraHack
      Interactive workshop where participants will set the challenges for the first ever InfraHack Hackathon
      River Tamoor Baig, Founder and CEO, Hack Partners

      Hack Partners was established in 2015 with the goal of using emerging technology and new thinking around customer need and drivers to fundamentally change the way that industries operate, using its grassroots movement of hackers and innovative thinkers. Having successfully started with the rail industry, the focus is now expanding to help the infrastructure sector in going digital.
      This session will get you off your feet, collaborating with fellow industry leaders to identify and extract some of the key challenges in infrastructure sector. The best challenges from this session will then be chosen to be tackled by the tech community at the InfraHack hackathon in March 2019. The purpose of the hackathon is to create real solutions to chosen problems within the next 12 months. Just in time to showcase at Yii 2019!

      Key questions to tackle
      • What and who has to change to enable the efficient and effective use of new digital capabilities?
      • Where are the quick wins?
      • What can we learn from other sectors and industries?
      5:25 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Chairman's Wrap up and preview of Day 2
      6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Summit Dinner
  • Thursday, October 18

    • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
      9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Bentley Product Keynote
      Bhupinder Singh, Chief Product Officer, Bentley Systems
      9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Strategic Partner Panel: Microsoft, Siemens, Topcon
      Moderated by Antony Oliver, Journalist and Editorial Consultant, Antony Oliver Consulting
      11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.Opening Keynote: Going Digital: Rethinking Project Delivery in the Global Infrastructure Market with Investment in Radical and Innovative Thinking
      Keith Clarke, Chair, Chair of the UK Future Cities Catapult

      This keynote will set out how the global infrastructure sector has to shift its thinking and practices to maximise the benefits from the emerging and accelerating digital technologies now available to professionals as they deliver complex projects. It will highlight the practical challenges and opportunities of moving towards a digital construction future and set out some examples of success and ideas for the future.

      11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.Panel Session: A Design Perspective - Designing a New Method for Better Project Delivery
      Building on the keynote address, this session will expand on the challenges and opportunities facing modern infrastructure designers as they struggle to embrace a new and rapidly changing world of digitally enhanced design tools and data analytics.
      • Can we afford to invest in digital tools? What is an acceptable ROI?
      • How are the changing needs of clients affecting project delivery?
      • Why does going digital help you to think customer first? Measuring outcomes.
      • What new skills are required to embrace a new era of digital engineering? Where are the gaps?
      • Can the industry really embrace automation and digital workflows?
      • What are the challenges of engaging the supply chain to drive new digital delivery processes?
      • Can you afford to invest in research and innovation?

      Paul Wilson, Director, Digital Project Delivery, AECOM
      Richard Shennan, Group Digital Business Development Director, Mott MacDonald
      Andrew Victory, Global BIM Capability Director, Arcadis
      Tom Deacon, Director and Global Head of Digital, Turner Townsend
      Neil Thompson, Digital Design & Delivery Lead, SNC-Lavalin/Atkins
      12:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Working Lunch with Table Discussions and Networking
      The “going digital” maturity matrix: Plotting your progress towards a transformed world of digitally enabled project delivery.

      Delegates will be challenged over a working lunch to identify and plot their progress toward going digital and embracing data as a tool, automation and new digital workflows and understand how they measure and define return on investment.

      The following measures will be discussed and scored in terms of:
      • Digital Aspiration - How important is it that your business embraces going digital?
      • Digital Delivery - How far along the journey is your business?

      • Client Focus: Understanding why going digital and embracing new technology and thinking can help clients.
      • Customer Focus: Thinking customer first – to what extent do you understand how going digital can help you customers.
      • Skills Focus: Building new skills to embrace a new era of digital engineering.
      • Technology Focus: What investment in hardware and software have you committed to enable going digital?
      • Supply Chain Focus: How well are you engaging your partners and supply chain in the journey to go digital?
      • Innovation Focus: What steps and investment are you making to drive research and innovation needed tp go digital?

      Session will be informed by research work carried out in advance of the session.
      1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.Feedback and Introduction to the Afternoon Session
      1:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.Afternoon Keynotes: Measuring the Value of Going Digital in Infrastructure - How do Professionals Embrace Change in a Traditional and Naturally Conservative Environment and Deliver a Return on Investment?

      This session will build on the summit opening and tackle some of the critical issues facing project delivery professionals as they move to embrace a new world of digital enables infrastructure.

      Topics will include:
      • Understanding the value of investment in digital tools
      • The evolving needs of clients
      • Building new skills to embrace a new era of digital engineering
      • Measuring the return on investment in automation and digital workflows
      • Engaging the supply chain to drive new digital delivery processes
      • Switching thinking across project delivery from outputs or outcomes
      • Investing in research and innovation

      Keynote 1:
      Kate Hall, Design Director, HS2

      Keynote 2:
      David Haimes, Regional Investment Programme Director, Highways England
      2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.Coffee Break & Networking
      3:10 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.Interview: Jennifer Schooling, Director of CDBB Research Bridgehead
      How is the UK Government Attempting to Help the Infrastructure Project Delivery Supply Chain to Embrace a new Digitally Built Britain?

      The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future and transform the UK construction industry’s approach to the way social and economic infrastructure is planned, built, maintained and used. The session will explore how this new environment is being embraced by the project delivery supply chain.
      3:35 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.Case Studies: The Delivering on the Ground - The Future of Project Delivery

      Construction 2050 – Models to Drones to Robots

      Nick Boyle, Technical Innovation Director, Balfour Beatty

      Technologies such as laser scanning and detailed surveys offer huge advantages in design efficiency but also in safety, quality, and productivity during the construction process. The use of drones removes the need to put people in harm’s way, reduces downtime for machines, and gives more accurate and reliable data on project progress. But what is happening today and what will be possible tomorrow?

      Digital Technology for Better Project Delivery - Changing the Art of the Possible
      Mark Brown, Director, Amey Consulting

      Designing and embedding digital technology during the project delivery stage enables owners and asset managements to radically increase the services provided to customers. This session will use case studies to demonstrate how technology is delivering better infrastructure outcomes.
      4:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Afternoon Panel Session: A New World of Project Delivery - How Can Digital Engineering Change the Face of Project Delivery?

      Introduction to Constructioneering
      Tom Dengenis, Bentley Systems

      This session will discuss the practical challenges and opportunities of moving towards a digital construction future; embracing Constructioneering concepts and bringing forward the use of off-site, manufacturing and whole life performance to radically shift construction towards going digital.

      Issues to discuss will include:
      • What will the construction sites of the future really look like?
      • What are the drivers for change towards going digital across construction?
      • How can we accelerate toward a manufactured construction future?
      • How can we better integrate the design world with the construction world?
      • Constructioneering - Do we have the skills to embrace the opportunities?
      • The challenge of the cultural shift towards going digital in construction.
      • Who pays for the transition to the new digital world?
      • What are the biggest barriers to overcome?

      Nick Boyle, Technical Innovation Director, Balfour Beatty
      Mark Brown, Director, Amey
      Felipe Manzatucci, Director of Digitalisation, Skanska
      Matt Blackwell, Digital Operations Director, Costain
      5:00 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.The Bentley Systems Vision for Transformation
      Jeffrey Bierman, VP, Global Accounts, Bentley Systems

      Summit summary and recapture of the Bentley strategy to help the infrastructure project delivery sector embrace going digital.
      5:10 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Chairman's Summary and Summit Wrap Up
      6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Year in Infrastructure Reception, Dinner, and Awards Ceremony