Bill Thomson

Digital Assets & Engineering Leader, Digital Twin Leader, GHD Digital

A passionate, innovative and experienced leader of people, projects and businesses. Bill has held a wide variety of leadership, operational, engineering, development and technical roles. 

Bill has helped many companies develop, integrate and leverage advanced digital technologies and systems. His focus is on working with people to align strategies with market drivers and opportunities, developing services and capabilities, plus integrating and streamlining processes and systems to improve decision making and outcomes for clients and business. He has worked globally, mainly in Australia, Asia, Pacific, US and Middle East. 

As part of GHD’s global “Infrastructure 4.0” initiative, Bill leads the Digital Twin workstream. This includes development of Digital Twin related strategy, framework, solution set, value proposition, approach methodology, marketing/comms as well as client opportunities and projects. 

Takes part in

  • Digital Built World SummitView Full Event
  • 09:50 - 10:30

    EXPERT BRIEFING AUSTRALIA - They’re just fancy BIM models, aren’t they? Evolving your existing digital design solutions to incorporate connected customers and the twin framework

    Asset owners are realising that a coordinated approach is needed to deliver the required change in asset performance and efficiency. They want access to asset data held by their AEC partners. We consider the practical issues involved to make this happen and what kinds of customers are supportive of twinning frameworks. This session will bring you up to speed on digital twin strategy. 

    Panellists include:
    John Hainsworth Technical Director, Smart Infrastructure, Mott MacDonald
    Maria Chiozzi Digital Consultant, PCSG
    Bill Thomson Digital Assets & Engineering Leader, Digital Twin Leader, GHD Digital
    Sam Houghton Principal Digital, Digital Twin Product Manager, Beca - New Zealand
    Ken Lee Group BIM Manager - Digital Enablement & Engineering, Robert Bird Group
    Moderated by:
    Belinda Hodkinson Founder, Director, Magnae
  • Digital Built World WebinarView Full Event
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    Panel discussion: Digital twin implementation experiences – the good, the bad and the ugly

    Sharing experiences of building digital twin foundations

    Panellists include:
    Gavin Cotterill Consulting Director APAC, PCSG
    Rebecca De Cicco Principal of Global Digital Operations, Aurecon
    Bill Thomson Digital Assets & Engineering Leader, Digital Twin Leader, GHD Digital
    Mats Henrikson Group Leader of Web Geospatial Systems, CSIRO's Data61
    Julian Watts Director, Infrastructure, Assets & Places, KPMG
    Sean Cale Lead Designer/BIM Manager, Atlas Engineering Group
    Moderated by:
    Jeremy Harkins Data Sceptic

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