The newly-formed ULI UK Innovation Product Council arranges events that explore new digital technologies; consider their impact on property and construction, and look at how organisations are changing their approach to innovation. It encourages networking and connections across the wide range of people involved in urban land technology and innovation.
This event has two sections. Your registration will cover both, but you are also welcome to attend just one of the two sections if you prefer:
- 09.30am to 11.00am: Digital Twins. This technology promises improved operations and sustainability, and better decisions. This section will review the value proposition for digital twins, and how this can be delivered. The format will include presentations, case studies and a panel session, with speakers from the tech VC industries.
- 11.00am to 12.30pm: Innovation Playbook. This section explores different approaches to innovation, including a case study using a competition mechanism to encourage the best ideas. The panel session will look at practical examples of how different types of organisation are adding new approaches and capabilities to their own innovation playbooks.
In addition to the more formal content, both sections will include informal breakout groups for discussion and networking. These human connections are an important part of the agenda for the council. We will also ask for your ideas on content for future council meetings.
We are currently finalising the detailed agenda. Initial speakers and panellist who have been confirmed include:
Andrew Victory is the Global Digital Transformation Lead for D&E at Arcadis, a speaker at multiple external conferences on the topic of BIM and Digital Transformation. Andrew has over 22 years of professional experience, having worked in Landscape Architecture, Commercial Architecture, and the Design and Engineering field. Based in the UK, he works in a global role within the global solutions leaders team with a focus on executing the corporate 1-3 year vision. He strongly believes that use of computer vision and IoT to capture existing asset data, is vital as part of the digital twin use cases, the automation of non-value adding engineering tasks, as well as the use of generative design to support better informed design decision making for AEC.
Hélène Chartier is Head of Zero Carbon Development at C40 Cities. Her team develops programs and activities bringing together cities and progressive players in the built environment sector, in order to accelerate low carbon & resilient buildings and urban regeneration projects. Helene's team leads the Reinventing Cities initiative as well as the C40 workstream on district and neighborhood scale projects. She is also involved in the development of the 15 minutes City paradigm within C40 Cities. In the past, Hélène was advisor to the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. She also worked for the Paris Urbanism Agency and for the global consulting firm Arup.
Taylor is a Managing Partner at ConcreteVC, a leading European Proptech VC. Taylor created Concrete to meet the needs of corporate and investment real estate professionals. He has worked at Seedcamp, eBay, AOL, TimeOut, and many startups.
Marek Suchockiis the Autodesk Infrastructure Industry Engagement Lead for EMEA working with civilinfrastructure customers and their projects. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors(CICES). Marek sits on the CICESGeospatial Engineering Practices Committee, the ICE Digital Transformation Panel, the UK BIM Alliance Technology Group,the BuildingSMART International InfraRoomand the British Standards committee that authoredUK BIM standards and subsequently the ISO 19650 standards series.
Alex recently joined in July 2020 to help VU.CITY in the next step of the transformational growth journey.
He brings extensive board level leadership experience working for major global consulting corporations, with a strong industry reputation and connectivity throughout London, UK and global cities.
He has 30 years of professional consultancy experience in urban regeneration, environmental consulting, and smart cities technology, and wishes to use this dynamic career experience to create ‘an improved citizen-centric urban environment.’
A leading pioneer of Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability within the development sector, and active contributor to industry forums such as BSI, EIC, ACE and the UK PropTech Association.
Adam has 30+ years’ experience in real estate, construction and technology. He is an Advisory Partner at ConcreteVC, a leading European proptech VC. Prior to joining Concrete, Adam worked at KMPG, Telereal Trillium and most recently at Grosvenor as Group Digital & IT Director. He is also co-chair of the Urban Land Institute UK's Innovation Product Council.
Lauren is a Technical Project Manager at Outer Labs, a real estate company with a unique blend of Silicon Valley and AEC veterans using expertise in architecture, full-stack software development, and user experience design to tackle the toughest challenges facing real estate owners as they scale. Previously, Lauren was the digital transformation lead at CallisonRTKL where she developed strategy for data-driven processes, culture, and products. Prior to focus on digital innovation, as a registered Architect, Lauren was a residential and mixed-use project lead at CallisonRTKL, Gensler and other multinational architecture firms.