Digital Built World Summit

22-23 February 2023 | Sydney, Australia + Virtual

Leveraging Digital Technology to Design, Build and Operate Smart, Responsive and Sustainable Assets

Leveraging Digital Technology To Design, Build And Operate Smart, Responsive And Sustainable Assets

The digital twins’ market is forecast to see tremendous growth over the next ten years. As per estimates by Research and Markets, the market size in 2020 was $3.21 billion and will probably reach $184.5 billion by 2030. Much of this growth will be driven by adoption and use within the built environment sector including energy and utilities, economic and social infrastructure, intelligent buildings and smart cities.

But what are digital twins, and how are they relevant to organisations and executives involved with the design, build and operation of assets? What is the current state and future potential of digital twins across the built environment? And how can digital twins be successful deployed in the early-stage planning, detailed design, entire construction phase and asset handover?

These are the big questions that will be covered at the 2nd annual Digital Built World Summit.

The Digital Built World Summit is not another talking shop for digital twin, but a senior level forum for enterprise-level decision-makers seeking to explore and evaluate new technologies and strategic approaches to drive innovation in their business. The event has been designed for technology and operational executives involved in making investment and strategy decisions, or building and delivering pioneering projects within their organisation.

Over 300 attendees are expected to attend including CTO’s, VPs, Directors and Managers of Digital Twin, Digital Engineering, Digital and Technology Innovation, Digital Design and Delivery , Heads of IT and Digital Transformation. IT Directors, Directors & VP’s of Production, Operations, Digitalisation… and many more!

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Speakers include

Allison Kealy

Executive Director Surveying and Spatial, Land Use Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

Cristina Savian

CEO and founder, BE-WISE

Nikolaas Kostraby

BIM and Digital Lead - Snowy 2.0, Snowy Hydro

Angelo Fiumara

Digital Asset Integration Manager, Essential Energy

Narelle Underwood

Surveyor-General & Executive Director Spatial Services, NSW Department of Customer Service

Sean Audain

Strategic Planning Manager, Wellington City Council, Advisory Committee Member, Digital Twins, World Economic Forum

Martine Watson

GM Operations, Maintenance & Planning Service Delivery, Queensland Urban Utilities

John Hainsworth

Technical Director, Smart Infrastructure, Mott McDonald

The Program

The Digital Built World Summit is Asia-Pacific’s premier event for executives in the AEC, Smart City, Construction and Infrastructure space focused on improving digital business outcomes, including strategic innovation, connected assets, sustainable construction, user experience, and optimisation of capital planning for large assets.

Topics covered include:

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Conference Schedule

Day 1 | Wednesday | 22nd February

08:30

Registration & coffee  

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Cristina Savian, CEO and founder, BE-WISE

SPATIAL FOUNDATIONS

09:10

Extracting more value from spatial data and twinning for improved governance, urban development and sustainability

The spatial and surveying sectors are providing critical inputs underpinning the rapid digital transformation in cities. Digital twins are also very valuable in supporting community engagement, but over the coming years they will be used to underpin our urban sustainability programs.

Allison Kealy, Executive Director Surveying and Spatial, Land Use Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
09:30

Case study: Developing the NSW spatial digital twin and the pursuit of live data sharing

Public authorities are an increasingly important driving force in funding and developing twins. The 3D model that is now being developed in NSW will provide the foundation for ensuring that spatial projects can be carried out faster, more cost effectively and more transparently. Our speaker shares the progress to date and lessons learned in the implementation process.

Narelle Underwood, Surveyor-General & Executive Director Spatial Services, NSW Department of Customer Service
09:50

Case study: Enhancing Queensland’s urban planning outcomes through optimised data sharing and integrated operational technology

There has been a fundamental shift in data science from data to models as the knowledge of the world increases which includes spatial digital twins. A key part of the solution is increasing model interoperability with related technologies including BIM, underground assets AI and ML to enable new forms of visualization, learning, and reasoning. We learn how Queensland is modelling its urban futures with a spatial twin.

Julian Watts, Partner, Engineering, Assets & Project Delivery, KPMG
10:15

Morning networking break

10:45

NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES

We invite our delegates to join our interactive roundtables featuring topic experts to kick-start the conversations. This will help you break the ice with new and old friends. Ideal for candid conversations on common project challenges while networking with like-minded people. At the end of the 30 minute session, roundtable moderators will be invited to provide a quick synopsis of their table to the audience.

 

Roundtable 1 Building the digital asset lifecycle with digital engineering

Moderator: Simon Vaux, CEO, DEOS Digital

Roundtable 2 – How do you scale up your pilot to create an enterprise-level digital twin?

Roundtable 3 – Creating a digital twin of the subsurface for mining and infrastructure developments

Moderator: A/Prof Steven Micklethwaite, Principal Research Fellow – Geology. W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute

Roundtable 4 – Creating the data ecosystem with real-time sensor integration for a spatial twin project

Roundtable 5 –Digital Twins in Construction, Engineering, & Architecture

Moderator: Pierpaolo Franco, VP International Markets Development, Glodon

Simon Vaux, CEO, DEOS Digital
Steven Micklethwaite, Principal Research Fellow - Geology. W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute
Pierpaolo Franco, VP - International Markets Development, Glodon

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

11:35

The future of investing in built assets: Digital twins from design to handover of constructed assets

This session examines digital twins’ current state and future potential across the asset lifecycle, how will digital twins influence the industry in the future, and what is their untapped potential. 

Pierpaolo Franco, VP - International Markets Development, Glodon
11:55

Panel discussion: Lessons learned to ensure ROI from digital twins and digital threads

Most manufacturers see digital twins as an important part of their modern approach to digital engineering and operations. The framework has yet to be widely adopted by other sectors. Digital twins are purely digital investments. They live in the cloud and integrate broadly across the organization. How do you set the benchmark for ROI and other forward-looking metrics?

Moderator
Pieter van Schalkwyk, CEO, XMPRO, & co-chair, DTC Natural Resources Working Group
Panellists
Nikolaas Kostraby, BIM and Digital Lead - Snowy 2.0, Snowy Hydro
Evan Quick, Director - Infrastructure, Assets and Places, KPMG
Marat Bliev, General Manager, Data, Analytics and Insights, Endeavour Energy
Dan Isaacs, CTO, Digital Twin Consortium
12:30

Networking lunch & exhibition viewing

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

13:30

Case Study

Reserved for Willow

The real-world of power fleet operations is inexact and messy and there are a lot of complex trade-offs between service and cost. Digital twins are proving to be a powerful framework for improving performance and increasing the value of the power station.

13:50

Case study: Using a digital twin to create the analytics engine to monitor and improve performance of a fleet of power stations

The real-world of power fleet operations is inexact and messy and there are a lot of complex trade-offs between service and cost. Digital twins are proving to be a powerful framework for improving performance and increasing the value of the power station.

Jim Cooley, Asset Performance Manager, Origin Energy
14:10

Unlocking the power of asset data through digital twins

Digital twins and the value that they give to asset management can be seen when they have been set up correctly and the insights they offer have been realised. This presentation will help you understand how to get ready for a twin, what data insights to target and how to maintain digital twins to create lasting value. 

Rob Kennedy, Global Head of Digital Twin - Full Asset Lifecycle, Wood
14:30

Case study: Beyond SCADA - Developing digital twins to optimise the performance of solar and storage projects

The power plants of the future will run from renewable energy and will require digital twin architecture to achieve high reliability, availability and maintainability at lower cost. We hear from a business that uses twinning for optimising the real time performance of their solar plants.

Catherine Fetherstonhaugh, Solar Asset Manager Lead, RES Australia
14:50

Panel discussion: Infrastructure assets owners evolving digital data needs from project handover to sustainable asset operation

We consider what asset owners are asking for in terms of digital frameworks to help manage their sustainable asset responsibilities and how the AEC sector is responding. Are owners willing to pay for twinning digital data at project handover and do they have the capabilities to actually use that data for operational benefits?

Moderator
Varhun Prasad, Director of Solutions Engineering, Australia and New Zealand, Cupix
Panellists
Luke Belfield, Victorian Chief Engineer, Office of Projects Victoria, Department of Treasury and Finance
Heidi Isreb, Partner, Consulting, Transformation & Operations, Deloitte
Sam Harley, Managing Principal, Digital Enablement, Aurecon
Andrew Curthoys, Digital Delivery Manager, Cross River Rail
15:30

Networking break and exhibition viewing

TWINNING PILOTS

16:00

Where to focus to drive more ROI from a digital twin pilot

Unleashing Digital Asset Management capabilities and the real value of a mechanically enabled Digital Twin to provide insights for effective Asset Management Decision making, and Operational efficiencies for Electricity Distribution Network Service Providers. 

Angelo Fiumara, Digital Asset Integration Manager, Essential Energy
16:20

Case study: Creating more resilient assets using digital twins and asset analytics

Endeavour Energy is the first electricity network in Australia to deploy an engineering grade digital twin and analytics to combat the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events.

Edmund Li, Digital Innovation Manager, Endeavour Energy
16:40

Case study: Developing the Virtual TAS twin for business applications

TasNetworks and Enzen Australia will fly planes equipped with remote sensing technology that captures Lidar data, creating a high-resolution model of Tasmania’s buildings, roads, natural features and infrastructures like phone towers and power lines.

Ian McLeod, Director Smart Energy and Water Centre of Excellence, Enzen Australia
17:40

Chair's conclusion and networking drinks

Day 2 | Thursday | 23rd February

PREPARING FOR TWINS

09:00

Chair's introduction

Everyone thinks of electric vehicles and renewable energy only as key technologies driving sustainability for cities. But twins can also support sustainable infrastructure and climate mitigation. The challenge is demonstrating the business case.

09:10

Opener: Making the investment case to support urban sustainability and climate change management with twins

Everyone thinks of electric vehicles and renewable energy only as key technologies driving sustainability for cities. But twins can also support sustainable infrastructure and climate mitigation. The challenge is demonstrating the business case.

Sean Audain, Strategic Planning Manager, Wellington City Council, Advisory Committee Member, Digital Twins, World Economic Forum
09:30

Case study: Getting the data and analytics process right in advance of an asset insight or twinning project

The mining industry is starting to turn a corner when it comes to making the most of data, digital twins and automation. This presentation concerns the emerging requirements on DT-related data with respect to data gathering, interaction, universality, mining, fusion, iterative optimization, and on-demand usage. We consider the operational benefits of optimizing key asset data within CITIC’s core business.

Rob Johnston, Manager IS Solutions Delivery, CITIC Pacific Mining
09:50

Panel discussion: Ensuring insights from technology platforms to support sustainability and intelligent asset management

With critical infrastructure businesses facing rigorous decarbonisation requirements and digital disruption, there are fresh demands on the way asset strategy, management and investment is undertaken across the sectors. Our panel discusses how digital tools can help provide insights on asset performance and the future of digitally enabled asset management.

Moderator
Keri Niven, Digital Practice Leader, NZ, Aurecon
Panellists
Patrick Berry, Operational Technology Leader, Energy Australia
Martine Watson, GM Operations, Maintenance & Planning Service Delivery, Queensland Urban Utilities
Carlos Gamez, Head of Asset Performance, Western Power
Ian Robinson, CIO, Water NSW
10:30

Morning networking break

We invite our delegates to join our interactive roundtables featuring topic experts to kick-start the conversations. This will help you break the ice with new and old friends. Ideal for candid conversations on common project challenges while networking with like-minded people. At the end of the 30 minute session, roundtable moderators will be invited to provide a quick synopsis of their table to the audience.

 

Roundtable 1 – Digital twin frameworks for managing embedded carbon and net zero

Moderator: Sean McClowry, Partner, Climate & Engineering, Lead, Digital Climate Solutions and Optimal Reality Digital Twin, Deloitte

Roundtable 2 – Digital twins to improve training and deliver better safety outcomes in the workplace

Moderator: Doug Bester, MD, Sentient Computing

Roundtable 3 – Virtual realities: How cities are moving into the metaverse

Moderator: Ana Belgun, Product Manager, CSIRO’s Data61

Roundtable 4 – AI and real time data flows in smart cities twinning and urban mobility

Moderator: Adriana-Simona Mihaita, Senior Lecturer, Leader of the Future Mobility Lab, Faculty of Engineering and IT, UTS

Roundtable 5 – Digital architecture to support digital twins and real time asset analytics

11:00

NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES

We invite our delegates to join our interactive roundtables featuring topic experts to kick-start the conversations. This will help you break the ice with new and old friends. Ideal for candid conversations on common project challenges while networking with like-minded people. At the end of the 30 minute session, roundtable moderators will be invited to provide a quick synopsis of their table to the audience.

 

Roundtable 1 – Digital twin frameworks for managing embedded carbon and net zero

Moderator: Sean McClowry, Partner, Climate & Engineering, Lead, Digital Climate Solutions and Optimal Reality Digital Twin, Deloitte

Roundtable 2 – Digital twins to improve training and deliver better safety outcomes in the workplace

Moderator: Doug Bester, MD, Sentient Computing

Roundtable 3 – Virtual realities: How cities are moving into the metaverse

Moderator: Ana Belgun, Product Manager, CSIRO’s Data61

Roundtable 4 – AI and real time data flows in smart cities twinning and urban mobility

Moderator: Adriana-Simona Mihaita, Senior Lecturer, Leader of the Future Mobility Lab, Faculty of Engineering and IT, UTS

Roundtable 5 – Digital architecture to support digital twins and real time asset analytics

DATA MODELS

11:30

Case study

Reserved for Hexagon

The digital twin is an assembled aggregation of data captured by other tools. This data collection can contain information from all stages—including plan, bid, design, construct, and operate—as well as the roles within and between participating organizations. Handover and as-builts tend to be immense and complicated tasks. We discuss how the twin developers are approaching the common data challenge.

12:30

Networking lunch & exhibition viewing

13:30

TECHTALKS

Innovators in digital asset technology share new strategies for improving asset performance using twinning strategies

As energy efficiency continues to be important, the prospect of virtual power plants is attractive not just for optimising manpower and setting up shared operation centres, but also for real-time monitoring of assets.  Here we consider how VPPs operate and the impact they have on market stakeholders as we shift to a digital asset management framework.

Sam Wiffen, Founder & CEO, Reveal
14:00

Case study: Virtual power plants and their place in the metaverse of energy twins

As energy efficiency continues to be important, the prospect of virtual power plants is attractive not just for optimising manpower and setting up shared operation centres, but also for real-time monitoring of assets.  Here we consider how VPPs operate and the impact they have on market stakeholders as we shift to a digital asset management framework.

Luc van Duinen, Product Manager - Virtual Power Plants, Hydro Tasmania
15:00

Networking break and exhibition viewing

TWINNING INNOVATIONS

15:30

Case study: Self Learning Ore Body – a twin framework to improve safety and increase revenue

We learn about a new digital twin framework in development for the mining industry. The twin collates real time data across the mining value chain to develop insights on how to improve mining operations including safety and environmental objectives. The challenge is achieving integration across the end-to-end mining value chain.

Heath Arvidson, Chief Geologist, K2fly - Self Learning Ore Body
15:50

Case study: Digital Earth – Creating an interactive digital twin of Queensland’s mining resources

Digital Earth is a first-of–a-kind project that capitalises on the ‘Big Data’ now available in the mining industry. The project involves creating a digital twin framework, providing updating visualisations of Queensland’s pre-competitive mining data including drill core data, surface geochemistry data, multiple different types of geophysics data, geological maps, cross sections, and photogrammetry scans.

Steven Micklethwaite, Principal Research Fellow - Geology. W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute
16:30

Chair’s closing remarks & end of event

Do you want to use virtual models or “digital twins” to monitor and analyse operational assets? While the path to implementing a digital twin is unique to each organisation, the steps toward successful adoption are foundationally the same. A true implementation is scalable and iterative and will likely be phased over many years.

This half-day workshop discusses the collaborative data strategies including real time analytics that are the foundation for how digital twins will interact in design, delivery, and into the asset management lifecycle.

Workshop leaders include:

Carl Faulkner, Principal Consultant – Digital Engineering and Asset Management, Asset Connect

Doug Bester, MD, Sentient Computing

John Hainsworth, Technical Director, Smart Infrastructure, Mott McDonald

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09:00 - 12:30

PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOP 21 February

Getting ready for a digital twin program

Do you want to use virtual models or “digital twins” to monitor and analyse operational assets? While the path to implementing a digital twin is unique to each organisation, the steps toward successful adoption are foundationally the same. A true implementation is scalable and iterative and will likely be phased over many years.

This half-day workshop discusses the collaborative data strategies including real time analytics that are the foundation for how digital twins will interact in design, delivery, and into the asset management lifecycle.

Workshop leaders include:

Carl Faulkner, Principal Consultant – Digital Engineering and Asset Management, Asset Connect

Doug Bester, MD, Sentient Computing

John Hainsworth, Technical Director, Smart Infrastructure, Mott McDonald

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