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Nima conference tackles whole life value of data

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The forthcoming nima virtual conference will tackle the whole life value of data, circularity and sustainability, data ownership and AI.

Taking place on 18 April, the event’s first key session focuses on the whole life value of data, with a keynote address from Siva Koppula, digital twin customer adoption specialist at Autodesk. The subsequent panel discussion will include:

  • Clare Taylor of BIM4Water and MWH Treatment;
  • Liam Bennett, head of energy systems digitalisation, Ofgem;
  • Pete Mills, director, Crysp;
  • Rich Draper, head of BIM & digital assets, University of Birmingham; and
  • Dr Anita Soni, pre-construction BIM lead & deputy head of BIM, Skanska.

The second session will focus on the circular economy, sustainability and information management, with a keynote address from Dr Paul Toyne, group practice leader sustainability at Grimshaw. The subsequent panel discussion will include:

  • Dr Olli Jones, head of sustainability, Cundall;
  • Tristan Olivier, chief visionary officer and technical director, The Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers;
  • Trudi Sully, UK & Europe lead – industrialised design & construction, Mott MacDonald;
  • Melissa Zanocco OBE, capital project & infrastructure, Accenture; and
  • Ele George, founder, Elevate.

Who owns the data?

The third session is entitled ‘Who owns the data?’ and features a keynote address from Simon Rawlinson, head of strategic research & insight at Arcadis. The subsequent panel discussion will include:

  • Stuart Bell, sales and marketing director, Glider;
  • Jane Dudson, head of information management team, Defence Infrastructure Organisation;
  • Yusra Ahmad, founder & CEO, Acuity Data/RED Foundation;
  • Rob Jackson, head of information management services, RLB Digital; and
  • Andrew Knight, global data & tech lead, RICS.

The final session focuses on AI with a keynote address from René Morkos, founder and CEO of Alice Technologies. The subsequent panel discussion will include:

  • Sarah Rock, partner, Boodle Hatfield;
  • James Chambers, director, global industry development, Build and Construct Division, Nemetschek;
  • Nick Tune, CEO/Co-founder, Optimise-AI;
  • Emma Hooper, vice-chair, buildingSMART UK & Ireland;
  • Dr Noha Saleeb, associate professor creative technology/digital creativity, Middlesex University; and
  • Murillo Piazzi, senior digital consultant, BIM Academy.

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