4 June programme

Digital Twins Seminar Programme


Registration opens


West Suite

Session 1

Integrating data to improve planning and prediction

Convener: Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer, Mott MacDonald and Chair, Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG), Centre for Digital Built Britain

Stefan Webb, Director of Digitising Planning and Standards, Connected Places Catapult

Phil James, Director National Urban Observatory Facility, Newcastle University

Lorraine ButlerSmart Motorways Delivery Director, Operations, Business Improvement and Change, Highways England

Digital twin technology will integrate data from different data sources to enable effective data analytics and drive better decisions. An ecosystem of digital twins, of different infrastructure assets and systems, will enable a wide range of data sources to be more effectively input into modelling infrastructure.

  • A brief history of digital twins

  • What’s driving digital twin development?

  • A national digital twin


Networking break


West Suite

Session 2: pioneering Digital Twins

Understanding the impact of digital twins on clients, consultancies and the supply chain

Chair: Luis Willumsen, Director, Willumsen Advisory Services & Kineo Mobility Analytics

Going digital in rail: smarter infrastructure from plan to operations
Eduardo Lazzarotto, Senior Business Development Manager, Design Engineering, Bentley Systems

Modelling urban energy systems using a digital twin: developing a toolkit for policy analysis
Aruna Sivakumar, Executive Director, Urban Systems Lab & Senior Lecturer, Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London

A 3D digital twin for asset, traffic and emergency management
Sonal Ahuja, Executive Director, Sunovatech

Aiding trust and regulation for smart city sustainability
Matthieu Francoz, Business Developer Worldwide, Dassault Systèmes


Seminar Close. Networking Tea & Coffee served

Networking Dinner Timetable



Registration opens, with seating for dinner beginning at 19.30.

Pre-dinner drinks are sponsored by:
 TM Plans      Sunnovatech


Warwickshire Suite

Networking Dinner

After dinner speech from Simon Statham, Head of Technical Programmes, Midlands Connect

Midlands Connect is the Sub-National Transport Body (STB) for the Midlands region: from the Welsh border to the Lincolnshire Coast. Its primary role is to work with partners to build a strong evidence base around the case for investing in strategic transport infrastructure in the Midlands. 

Simon will outline what new approaches Midland Connect is taking to evidence-gathering and case-making.


Drinks served at the bar sponsored by:

Intelligent Data

Followed by networking close.

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