Georgina North

Operations Leader, Technology & Innovation Group, Laing O’Rourke

Takes part in

  • Future of Construction SummitView Full Event
  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Round table discussions

    In this session, we bring together delegates in a series of 6 facilitated round table discussions, with leading industry experts. Join our 30-minute facilitated table discussion on a topic that most interests you and discuss the latest industry trends with likeminded individuals.

    Round Table 1:  Digital Engineering in Construction
    Led by: Brett Lehmann, Head of Digital Engineering, Acciona Geotech 

    Round Table 2: Big Data & Analytics
    Led by: Lara Viguet, Digital Engineering Advisor, Metropolitan Roads Program Alliance, Fulton Hogan 

    Round Table 3: AI, VR & Robotics 

    Round Table 4: BIM & Digital Twins
    Led by: Byron Talmage, General Manager – Technical Eminence, Innovation & Risk, Calibre 

    Round Table 5: Cyber Security 

    Round Table 6:

    Efficient Construction Subcontractor Management 

    Round Table 7: Looking at Emerging Technologies and the Innovation Process
    Led by: Georgina North, Operations Leader, Technology & Innovation Group, Laing O’Rourke   

    Round Table 8: Energy Mitigation and Generation Technology in Construction
    Led by: Dean James, Digital Design Manager, Richard Crookes Constructions 

    Round Table 9: Blockchain in BIM, Digital Supply Chain and Procurement
    Led by: Amer Hijazi, Researcher, Centre for Smart Modern Construction 

    Round Table 10 Energy Mitigation and Generation Technology in Construction
    Led by: Robert Saunders, General Manager, Sevengen 

  • 14:00 - 14:40

    Panel discussion: digital engineering & construction innovation

    Examining how are project requirements are evolving based on innovation, new technologies and client demands for new tech such as Digital Twins?

    Innovation and client demands have seen the industry move from BIM towards Digital Twins to better design, build and maintain modern projects. Those companies not embracing the change risk falling behind and ultimately this could cost them business. In this session we look at what changes are happening across the industry, how IOT is changing the construction landscape as we embrace the Brave New Digital Built World. 

    • Reviewing the latest technologies and innovations set to transform construction 

    • What are the biggest obstacles to adopting new technologies and how do you remove them 

    • Examining the trade-off between tech investment and value received across whole of project life 

    • The need for systems leadership to drive digital transformation in a complex stakeholder environment 

    Panellists include:
    James Glastonbury Executive General Manager, Engineering, Technology & Innovation, McConnell Dowell
    Tom Brodie Innovation Lead, Roberts Co.
    Georgina North Operations Leader, Technology & Innovation Group, Laing O’Rourke
    David Murphy Director Research and Innovation, Level Crossing Removal Project, VIC
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