Programme CN Contech

4 December | The Brewery, London

4 December 2019, The Brewery, London

08:00 Registration

Tech Hack kick off (invite only)
A half day hackathon where forward thinking young professionals will shape a concept to drive site productivity and change, through technology. To enter, see our website.
Amanda Clack, executive director, CBRE
Fiona Spencer, director of project delivery profession, Infrastructure and Projects Authority


Opening welcome from chair

Trends to 2030
09.10 Inspirational address
Rethinking the possibilities of technology: Skyports and urban mobility 

Duncan Walker, managing director, Skyports    
09:25  Speaker question and answer session
Construction 2030 – discussing the company, worker and site of the future 
Lilly Gallafent, director, Cast Consultancy
Tom Brinded, associate partner , McKinsey & Company
Matt Keen, construction industry strategist, Autodesk
10.05 Speaker question and answer session 
Investing in construction disrupters 
Jonathan Lerner, managing director, Smedvig VC
Chris Stephenson, partner, Concrete VC
Esha Vatsa, investment manager, Pi Labs
Robert Brown, group chief executive officer, Coins 

Network and learn

  • Innovation Hub – hear short pitches from innovative businesses and leaders 
Main stage: What you might have missed?  Workshop: Digitising your business
​(Invite only) 
11:30 What impact is technology already having for businesses and sites, and how are the benefits quantified?
Three talks sharing how technology is already driving significant change and the specific applications from sites to businesses. 
  • How is technology improving site safety?
  • What impact can data how for the quality on construction outputs? 
  • How is advanced manufacturing is being used to improve the design of complex projects?

David Bray, project director, Highways England
Aaron Lacey,
category lead - construction, Scape Group
​Julie Alexander,
director of technology and innovation, Places for People 

How is digital engineering impacting construction at the corporate and business level?
A discussion on the best approaches to maximising the impact of digital engineering for a business, how it is driving improvements in sustainability, collaboration and risk management, and the impact for corporate structures. 

Graham Kelly, director, BIM Academy
Chris Barclay, founder and director, Evolve8 Coaching


12:00 Roundtable discussions
Discuss and share with facilitators what pockets of innovation are occurring across the industry and how they are seeing technology impact areas from sustainability, cost and safety. 
12:30 Feedback from roundtables
12:45 Lunch and learn
  • Innovation Hub – hear short pitches from innovative businesses and leaders 
Main stage: Avoiding Silos Workshop: The Offsite Conundrum 
​(Invite only) 
14:00 Bringing your workforce with you on the tech journey and avoiding silos of innovation
Sharing knowledge and best practice with the whole business can be challenging but how can we ensure that all workers and the supply chain are equipped to make the most of technological advancement, and not in silos.
Peter Vale, engineering innovation manager, Tideway

How could industry look beyond cost change it’s approach to offsite?
A forum to futuregaze at how industry can scale offsite to meet demand, the limitations of and implications for today’s contracting model and what businesses will make the most of the sector’s potential.  

Jamie Hillier, preconstruction director, Kier
Neil Pennell, head of design innovation, Landsec


14:20 Roundtable discussions
Discuss and share with facilitators what organisations are doing to ensure technology impact all employees and aspects of their work, and what impact this is already having. 
14:50 Feedback from roundtables 
15:15 Network and learn 
Mandating for change – what will clients do to put technology at the heart of future projects 
Beth West, head of development - London, Landsec
Isabelle Adams, head of scheme design, Crossrail 2
Sam Stacey, challenge director – transforming construction, Innovate UK

Speaker question and answer session

Closing keynote
Disrupting the industry and applying fresh thinking to construction problems 
Joe Daniels, CEO and founder, Project Etopia

Speaker question and answer session 

16:50 Tech Hack winners announced.

End of ConTech  

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