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Speaker: Digital Construction Webinar 2020

Dr Oliver G.F. Jones,
Director of Research,
Ryder Architecture


Oliver is an active ambassador for wellbeing, healthy buildings and research + innovation in the AEC sector. He runs the Future Thinkers podcast, delivers TED talks and regularly speaks publicly at international conferences on construction 4.0, designing healthy environments and developing research + innovation strategies for AEC businesses.

Oliver has recently joined the award-winning international practice Ryder Architecture as Research Director to manage and develop their growing research power. Working with a network of international government policy makers, funding bodies, academic networks and industry partners Ryder conduct collaborative, pioneering research across many areas of the AEC sector. 

Voted among the top 500 most inspiring and influential professionals in the built environment sector in 2019. Oliver champions research and innovation in the construction sector and an approach to construction and placemaking that embraces new technologies to enhance public and environmental health while delivering social value. Much of his works explore the notion of the building as a lab and the city as a lab, and how society can most intelligently use emerging technology and data to improve societal and environmental health.

He has previous experience in technology enhanced learning and embedding technology in new training and curricula design working with the UK, US, Swedish and Malaysian governments as well as Stanford, Berkeley and Cambridge Universities in this area. Oliver also sits on the Historic England Expert Advisory Group advising on research and development, wellbeing, widening participation and digital strategy development.