Speakers

Speaker: Digital Building Week

Matthew Marson,
UK Sector Director for Manufacturing & Technology, Arcadis 

Matthew is UK Sector Director for Manufacturing & Technology. Before joining Arcadis, Matthew founded WSP’s Smart Places practice and scaled Accenture’s Connected Spaces capability. He focuses on designing and delivering digital real estate transformation and human-centred Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within the built environment. Matthew trained as an Architect and is a Chartered Engineer. Matthew was elected as a Fellow of the RSA in 2017 and named as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Young Visionary 2016/2017 for his work in creating The World’s Most Connected Building. Matthew sits on the CIBSE’s Intelligent Buildings Group and is a keynote speaker at international industry events. He was a co-author in the Encyclopaedia of Sustainable Technologies.

Speaker: Digital Building Week

Phillip Ratcliffe,
Managing Director of Drees & Sommer UK Ltd

Phillip is the Managing Director of Drees & Sommer UK Ltd, an independent European consultancy providing Project Management, Facilities Consultancy, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate services to across all business sectors.

Phillip has a broad range of experience combined with a depth of management skills gained through running a successful business with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction. His experience also includes delivery of real estate projects for global corporate clients, FM operational outsourcing and current initiatives such as Smart buildings and  Cradle to Cradle; the Drees & Sommer environmental and sustainability platform.

 

Speaker: Digital Building Week

Anne Kemp,
Fellow and Technical Director for Digital Engineering (DE) and BIM Strategy and Development, at Atkins

Dr Anne Kemp OBE has 30 years of experience and is Fellow and Technical Director for Digital Engineering (DE) and BIM Strategy and Development, at Atkins, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, providing advice to some of the UK’s major infrastructure clients, including Crossrail, Eight2o, HS2 and Heathrow.

She is Chair of the UK BIM Alliance (which hosts BuildingSMART UKI), and convenor of the International Standards Organisation committee for ISO19650, which has evolved out of the UK’s BIM Level 2, and the committee developing the strategy for global standards focused on managing information for the whole life cycle of infrastructure projects.

Anne works closely with the Centre of Digital Built Britain, working on the BIM Interoperability initiative and sitting on the Management Advisory Board and the Digital Framework Task Group which is developing the National Digital Twin Programme for the UK.

She has recently been appointed as Digital Co-Lead for the Digital workstream of the Construction Leadership Council.

Anne was chair for ICE’s State of the Nation “Digital Transformation” Report 2017, and of the Association of Geographic Information from 2014 to 2016.

She is one of the ICE’s Invisible Superheroes: Digital Dynamo and was awarded the ICE’s President’s Medal 2017.

In 2019, Anne she was awarded an OBE for “Digital Construction Innovation” in the Queen’s birthday Honours.

Speaker: Digital Building Week

Simone de Gale,
CEO, Simone de Gale Architects

Simone is a Chartered Architect and driving force behind Simone de Gale Architects (SGA), whose style is grounded in mathematical principles; each project an exploration of Rhythm, Pattern and Repetition tectonic, shaping innovative paths to advance architectural form throughout London and Internationally.  Winner ‘Architect of the Year’ 2017’s Women in Construction Awards UK, current RIBA Chairwoman Audit Committee, CEO and named inventor of next-gen patented materials technology, developing at TRL6 transforming material usage in construction systems.

SGA’s portfolio consists of multiple residential, mixed-use schemes, luxury retail and commercial interiors in Central London.  SGA is developing its international portfolio, the first project, £200m masterplan in Tbilisi, Georgia.  As-well-as securing a large-scale masterplan project, the company has other international projects; in Croatia, the Caribbean, as-well-as opportunities in Ukraine and Hong Kong.

Speaker: Digital Building Week

Dr Marzia Bolpagni,
Senior BIM Advisor, Mace

Marzia works as Senior Advisor on Digital Innovation at Mace where she develops and implements digital construction solutions for public and private international clients. She is glad to be a member of the BIM Excellence Initiative, Assistant Editor of the BIM Dictionary where she coordinates more than 120 volunteers worldwide, Ambassador of the UK BIM Alliance and Expert at the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) TC 442 where she chairs a Task Group on information requirements standardisation (Level of Information Need). She is also founder of Italians in Digital Transformation Uk, she loves sharing her knowledge with students and she is often invited as keynote speaker at academic and industrial events. She received several awards for her activities including ‘Woman Ingenious’ in 2017 and Star Award for Innovation and Service Excellence by Mace in 2019. Her team received the best BIM and Digital Initiative of the Year and she has been included in the Digital Champions by Building.

Speaker: Digital Building Week

Razvan Gorcea,
International BIM Project Manager, Hilti BIM Competence Centre

Razvan is an Architect and a BIM Manager working  on pioneering projects in France since 2013.  He is passionate about the innovation in AEC & Global process thinking. He supports Hilti Worldwide organizations in acquiring and successfully run BIM projects.

Speaker: Digital Building Week

Mark Boyle,
Group Design Director, Robert Bird Group

Bio coming…

Speaker: Digital Building Week

Dr Stacy Sinclair,
Partner and Head of Technology & Innovation, Fenwick Elliott

Stacy leads Fenwick Elliott’s technology and innovation initiatives, overseeing the development and implementation of new legal technologies, as well as collaborating and engaging with clients on new digital technologies in the construction and legal industries. She is responsible for Fenwick Elliott’s IT and infrastructure, internal tech operations, platforms and legal workflows and external client initiatives and products.

In addition to technology and innovation, Stacy has a broad range of experience in construction and engineering matters and has advised clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues, including non-payment, non-performance, variations to contracts, defects and specific construction legislation.

Stacy has a particular interest in the digital transformation of the construction industry, including digital twins, robotics, off-site manufacturing, the Internet of Things, BIM and AI/machine learning.

Before qualifying as a solicitor, Stacy practised as an Architect, principally designing large-scale projects such as stadiums, hospitals and education buildings in both the UK and the US. This dual-qualification and experience in the construction industry prior to practising law provides a unique expertise and platform for advising on technical issues and the digital transformation of both the construction and legal industries.

Speaker: Digital Building Week

Dan Hoogeveen,
Digital Design Manager, Purcell

Bio coming…

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David Philp,
Impact Director of Digital, Construction Innovation Hub

A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, CIOB, RICS and ICES David has been involved in construction and infrastructure projects for over 25 years, leading many digital change programmes.
He was seconded in the UK Cabinet Office in 2011 as Head of BIM Implementation and the Scottish Future Trust (SFT) as Chair of the Scottish BIM Delivery Group.
He has been involved in delivering innovative BIM and digital asset management strategies across the globe from UK, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Australia and the Baltics.