Agenda

Main Summit Day 1 | Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Time Agenda
09:50 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech By Summit Producer
   
09:55 Summit Introduction By Chairperson – Highlights On Summit Day 1 Key Sessions
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Anthony Roe
Conference Chairman, Clariden Global 1st Digital Engineering Conference 2019
Former Head of Digital Technology & Innovation, Downer
Cognitive Enterprise Strategy Manager, IBM
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10:00 The Role Of Digital Engineering In The Disruption Ahead
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Bob Hennessy
Former Chief Information Officer, Lendlease
Founder, Aligned Equity
10:20 Delivering Digital Engineering Successfully: Implementations By Leading EPCs
Practical experience and demonstration on how digital engineering is being executed on real projects and its utilization by project teams and stakeholders to deliver successful project outcomes, post-pandemic.
  • Building Digital Resilience In The Post-COVID Era – The Case Study Of GHD

Many organizations have been massively affected as the scourge of COVID-19 has impacted their infrastructure assets. Some however, have found new ways to deliver better customer outcomes whilst reducing operational expense through improving their digital resilience. What are the steps to take to build digital resilience into your operating model by designing for it at the front end of the infrastructure lifecycle? How can you attain new levels of customer experience and operational efficiency that improve infrastructure asset performance levels beyond where they were before COVID-19 hit?

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Colin Dominish
Regional Director, Southern Hemisphere
GHD Digital
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10:40 Using Data Science And Computational Planning For Urban And Community Impact Planning
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Dr. Christian Derix
Director of SUPERSPACE Design Research Principal
Woods Bagot
(Global Leader in Computational Urbanism and Architectural AI)
Woods Bagot
11:00 Morning Break
     
11:10 Zero Marginal Cost Economics In Digital Engineering
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Stewart Bird
Digital Futures Leader

Aurecon
Aurecon
11:30 How Drones Are Used To Ensure Infrastructure Integrity In Aerial Surveys
Regular inspections are vital for the structural integrity of infrastructure such as roads and bridges, in order to ensure public safety. Carrying out such tests can be very costly and disruptive especially if the infrastructure in question is one that is widely used. In the case of bridges on the Mitchell and Kwinana Freeways in Perth, the Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) addressed this problem by using drones to carry out bridge inspections.
  • Next-Generation Aerial Survey Systems In Action, With Case Studies
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Jarrad Mounser
Head Surveyor & Drone Pilot

Airsight
Airsight
11:50 Lunch Break
12:50 Panel Discussion: Challenges in Project Planning, Management, Digital Engineering & Possible Solutions
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Holger de Groot
CEO & Founder
Pansanté Consulting

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Anthony Roe
Conference Chairman, Clariden Global 1st Digital Engineering Conference 2019
Former Head of Digital Technology & Innovation, Downer
Cognitive Enterprise Strategy Manager, IBM
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Main Roads Western Australia
Florentina Mihai
Manager Route Planning
Main Roads Western Australia
Main Roads Western Australia
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Gert van Aswegen
National Digital Engineering Manager
Fulton Hogan
Fulton Hogan
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Clive Parsons
Director, Digital Construction Office
Mirvac
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Teresa Scott
Executive Director
The Australasian Procurement and Construction Council

The Australasian
   
13:50 Digital Engineering Evolution & Advances: From Point(s) Of Truth To A Digital Ecosystem And What That Means For On-Site Teams
Digital engineering is promising to evolve past “single points of truth” to require their own ecosystems: integrated, interconnected infrastructure and methodology used to store, access, analyze and visualize evolving data and models. Equipped with these, on-site teams will be able to transform data at any point of the development lifecycle using model-based systems to address challenges, guide enhancements and generate authoritative digital surrogates to efficiently support probabilistic analysis of margins, uncertainties and risks in support of decision-making under different scenarios. Delve into the latest digital engineering advances in this session.
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Jacob Simpson
Program Manager

Downer Group
Downer Group
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Aram Odesh
BIM Lead
Downer Group
Downer Group
     
14:20 How Digital Twinning, IoT, Digital Transformation Enabled Better City Planning And Design Decisions
  • The Virtual Moreland Project
Facing population increases over the next two decades, Moreland launched the Virtual Moreland Project, funded through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, to help meet key priority plans for improving the city’s livability through growth and excellence in urban design and development. This first-of-its-kind project in Australia harnessed a bevy of technologies such as 3D visualization. Learn more about this ground-breaking use of digital twins for large-scale planning in this session.
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Chris Staring
Virtual Moreland Smart City Developer

Virtual Moreland Smart City Developer
Moreland Council
14:40 Case Study: Using AR/VR For The Digital Twin Design Of A Lendlease Project
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David Francis
CEO
Virtual Method

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15:00 Closing Remarks By Summit Chairperson
   

 

 

Main Summit Day 2 | Thursday, 28 January 2021

Time Agenda
09:55 Summit Introduction By Chairperson – Highlights On Forum Day 2 Key Sessions
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Randy Schwartz
Project Engineering Lead – Western Sydney Airport
Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation
Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation
   
10:00 Evolution Of Digital Engineering As The Foundation For Smart Infrastructure, With Case Study
Digital Engineering (DE) is currently transforming the way projects are planned and delivered and will enable the future of smart infrastructure and digital twin technologies. For DE to provide the greatest benefits, asset data and information must be created and managed using consistent standards and digital processes. Transport for NSW has committed to realizing the broader benefits of DE by forming a dedicated team to develop and roll-out the DE Framework. What is the journey so far and where are the exciting opportunities ahead for DE and smart infrastructure?
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Simon Vaux
Director Digital Engineering Infrastructure & Place
Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW
10:20 Victorian Digital Asset Strategy
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Luke Belfield
Director, Asset Strategy and Projects
Office of Projects Victoria
10:40 Digital Twin Technologies Advances And Applications In The State Of New South Wales: Perspective From The Chief Data Scientist
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Dr Ian Oppermann
Chief Data Scientist
NSW Government
NSW
   
11:00 Morning Break
11:10 Digital Engineering And IoT Best Practices In The Rail Sector: Case Study Of The Victoria Rail Project
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Daniel Easter
Digital Engineering Manager
Level Crossing Removal Project, Southern Program Alliance
Coleman Rail/Acciona/Metro Trains Melbourne
Coleman Rail
11:30 Human-Centered Design In Engineering And Construction: Using Digital Engineering To Engage With Communities And Stakeholders
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Kylie Cochrane
Managing Principal, Communication & Stakeholder Engagement – Australia & New Zealand
Aurecon
Aurecon
11:50 Case Study: Innovation In Structural Risk Mitigation
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Bjorn (Bernie) Bernhardt
Director/Survey Manager, Construction & HDS
RM Surveys
RM Surveys
12:10 Lunch Break
13:10 More Than Models: How Robust Information Management Enhances Digital Engineering
How principles from Master Data Management can be leveraged to drive alignment between Digital Engineering, Project Controls, Records Management and Operations to enable 4D/5D and beyond.
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Randy Schwartz

Project Engineering Lead – Western Sydney Airport
Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation
Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation
   
13:30 Case Study: The Use Of Virtual Reality For The Early Design Of Trains And User Feedback
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Jorge Martin Gistau

Regional Rail Project Manager
Rail Delivery, Infrastructure and Place
Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW
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Scott Evans
Senior Project Manager

CAF
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13:50 Digital Engineering Implementation And Project DNA In The Cross River Rail Project
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Russel Vine
Executive Director
Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
Cross River Rail
14:15 Panel Discussion – Digital Engineering Advances And Applications Across The Many Different Industry Sectors: What Works
  • Digital Engineering As An Important Tool In Designing, Building And Maintaining New Construction And Infrastructure Projects To Speed Up Post-COVID Economic Growth And Recovery
  • How To Resolve Current Integration Issues Around The Speed Of Digitization With Standards And Legacy Protocols
  • Managing Data, Planning And Organisational Maturity For Digital Twin Trials
  • Streamlining Building And Facility Management With Digital Twins And Asset Automation
  • Strengthening Lean Delivery, Modularization And Standardization With Digital Engineering & Virtual Reality
  • The Integration Of Lean And BIM
  • Digital Transformation For Sub-Contractors Working For Large Clients And Network Providers
  • Parametric BIM Practice, Drawing Delivery Efficiency, Linking Data To BIM Models
  • Computational Design For Modeling Complex Infrastructure
  • Dynamic Risk Assessment And Real-Time Management For Shutdowns And Turnaround Risks Using AI And IoT
  • Reducing Project Handover Costs With Digital Twins For Operations And Maintenance
  • Improving Sustainability And Reducing Wastes In Construction With Digital Engineering
  • Common Data Environment (CDE) Platform Integration Strategies
  • Short Presentation – Digital Engineering Trends In The Maritime And Ports Sector: Insights On Digital Marine Inspections And Assurance
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Ola Olubowale
Advisor, Maritime
Viva Energy Australia
Viva Energy Australia
  • Short Presentation – Case Study: Digital Engineering In The Water/Wastewater Sector
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Sehon Pellew
Urban Engineering Design Manager
SMEC
SMEC
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Neil Wypior
Founder & Director/Senior Prefabrication Consultant
Prefab MEP
Prefab MEP
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Vargha Zare
Senior Project Manager
GrowthBuilt
GrowthBuilt
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Scott McMillan
Innovation Manager/AR Expert
Melbourne Water
Melbourne Water
SA power
Stephen Williams
CAD Systems Expert/Manager
SA Power Networks
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Jonathan Mousdell
Director
H2X Engineering
H2X Engineering
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Simon Vaux
Director Digital Engineering Infrastructure & Place
Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW
15:45 Closing Remarks By Summit Chairperson

 

Post-Summit Seminars | Friday, 29 January 2021

SEMINAR A
The Strategic Use Of AI And Analytics In Digital Engineering, With Many Case Studies
(10:30am, with break in between)

Workshop

Join us at this seminar with project case studies in oil/gas, building construction, utilities, mining and metals industries.

  • The use of deep learning and artificial intelligence methods in data analysis to develop predictive, optimization and making decision models of complex systems
  • Applications in digital automation
  • Applications in predictive maintenance
  • How do you increase energy efficiency, reduce operation and maintenance costs
  • How do you improve safety and project performance
  • How do you solve complex industrial problems
  • Speeding up post-COVID recovery – using AI for COVID-19 tracing in project worksites and among worksite workers
  • Case studies of advanced AI applications

 

Facilitator:

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Dr Ali Soofastaei
AI & Data Science Expert/Global Projects Leader
ValeVale

SEMINAR B
Intelligent Assets – Integrating IoT, AI And Robotics To Create Frontline Value & Enable Utilization Optimization
(11:30am – 12:00pm)

Facilitator:

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Dr Nathan Kirchner
Special Advisor Robotics, Laing O’Rourke
Founder/CTO, Presien

Laing O'Rourke

SEMIINAR C
The Concept Of Inheritance In BIM – Design Team Focuses On Their Decision Making Process Relative To Design Intent And BIM/DE Team Builds A System That Inherits Multiple Data Sets From A Single Decision
(1:00pm – 1:45pm )
Facilitator:

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Naveen Dath
Director
Cottee Parker
Cottee Parker

 

Facilitator:

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Quinton Cooper
BIM & Digital Engineering Expert
Cottee Parker
Cottee Parker

SEMINAR D
Augmented Reality, Visualization And Digital Design In New Construction, Building And Infrastructure Projects, With Case Studies
(1:45pm – 2:45pm)

 Facilitator:

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Director
Ineni
Ineni