nima Virtual Spring Conference 2024

Maximising the value of data for better whole-life outcomes

Thursday 18 April 2024

Welcome to our second nima Virtual Conference where we will explore whole-life information management. This is not just another conference, it is a unique opportunity to listen, reflect and discuss how to go about winning with data! 

The Spring Conference will be held in our immersive environment, where the audience, speakers and exhibitors interact through a series of virtual spaces for presentations, demonstrations and networking.  Supported by four keynote presentations and four practical discussion panels.  

In our virtual environment, there will also be six networking rooms, each with their own topic area for insight, predictions and real-world projects that will demonstrate the digital progression of the built environment.

Registration remains free for the nima Virtual Conference to allow us to connect with a wider, global audience and share new learning and new experiences.

Programme

08:00 – 09:15Open Networking
09:15 – 09:25Welcome Address

Dr Anne Kemp OBE, Chair, nima and Fellow and Technical Director for Digital Engineering (DE) and BIM Strategy and Development, Atkins 
09:25 – 09:30Introduction from Chair

Fiona Moore, Vice Chair, nima and Director, Cirrus Consultant Services
09:30 – 09:50Keynote: Whole Life Value of Data

Siva Koppula, Digital Twin Customer Adoption Specialist, Autodesk
09:50 – 10:30Panel Discussion: Whole Life Value of Data – sponsored by Autodesk

Clare Taylor (Chair), BIM4Water, MWH Treatment
Siva Koppula, Digital Twin Customer Adoption Specialist, Autodesk
Liam Bennett, Head of Energy Systems Digitalisation, Ofgem
Pete Mills, Director, Crysp
Rich Draper, Head of BIM & Digital Assets, University of Birmingham
Dr Anita Soni, Pre-Construction BIM Lead & Deputy Head of BIM, Skanska


10:30 – 11:00Open Networking
11:00 – 11:20Keynote: Circular Economy, Sustainability and Information Management

Dr Paul Toyne, Group practice leader sustainability, Grimshaw
11:20 – 12:00Panel Discussion: Circular Economy, Sustainability and Information Management  – sponsored by Trimble

Dr Olli Jones (Chair), Head of Sustainability, Cundall
Dr Paul Toyne, Group practice leader sustainability, Grimshaw
Tristan Olivier, Chief Visionary Officer & 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
Ele George, Founder, Elevate

12:00 – 14:00Networking  Break
14:00 – 14:20Keynote: Who Owns the Data?

Simon Rawlinson, Head of Strategic Research & Insight, Arcadis
14:20 – 15:00Panel Discussion: Who Owns the Data? – sponsored by Glider

Simon Rawlinson, Head of Strategic Research & Insight, Arcadis
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
Andrew Knight, Global Data & Tech Lead, RICS



15:00 – 15:30Open Networking
15:30 – 15:50Keynote: The importance of Information Management to Artificial Intelligence for the Built & Managed Environment

René Morkos, Founder & CEO, Alice Technologies
15:50 – 16:30Panel Discussion: The importance of Information Management to Artificial Intelligence for the Built & Managed Environment – sponsored by Bluebeam

Sarah Rock (Chair), Partner, Boodle Hatfield
James Chambers, Director, Global Industry Development, Build and Construct Division, Nemetschek
René Morkos
, Founder & CEO, Alice Technologies
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 
Murillo Piazzi, Senior Digital Consultant, BIM Academy


16:30 – 16:35Closing Remarks

Dr Anne Kemp OBE, Chair, nima and Fellow and Technical Director for Digital Engineering (DE) and BIM Strategy and Development, Atkins 
16:35 – 18:00Open Networking

nima Conference Chairs

Dr Anne Kemp OBE
Chair, nima and Fellow and Technical Director for Digital Engineering (DE) and BIM Strategy and Development, Atkins 

Fiona Moore
Vice Chair, nima and Director, Cirrus Consultant Services

Keynote Speakers

Siva Koppula
Digital Twin Customer Adoption Specialist, Autodesk

Keynote: Whole Life Value of Data

Dr Paul Toyne
Group practice leader sustainability, Grimshaw

Keynote: Circular Economy, Sustainability and Information Management

Simon Rawlinson
Head of Strategic Research & Insight, Arcadis

Keynote: Who Owns the Data?

René Morkos
Founder & CEO, Alice Technologies

Keynote: The importance of Information Management to Artificial Intelligence for the Built & Managed Environment

Networking Rooms

Are you ready for nima virtual networking? Click on each networking room title to uncover the topics and subject matter specialists leading the conversation in each room throughout the virtual conference. We’ll be covering everything “information management” for whole life asset management, AI, technology, BIM and an exploration of the UK BIM Framework. Not to mention, bumping into a few built environment disruptors along the way!

Disruptive Tech PioneersNetworking Room 108:00 – 18:00
BIM4EstatesNetworking Room 208:00 – 18:00
Who Owns the Data?Networking Room 308:00 – 18:00
The UK BIM Framework and the Information Management Mandate – sponsored by CadventureNetworking Room 408:00 – 18:00
Artificial Intelligence and the Built Environment – sponsored by Optimise AINetworking Room 508:00 – 18:00
Let’s Talk About BIM – sponsored by GS1 UKNetworking Room 608:00 – 18:00

Registration is open

Join us for a full day of presentations, panel discussions, demonstrations and some more treasure hunting! Plus, excellent networking and business opportunities with over 1,000 attendees including, architects, engineers, contractors, facilities manager, local and national government, developers and many more. 

On the main conference stage we have four content themes, all of which will have a keynote presentation, followed by a panel discussion.

We also invite you to enter our Virtual Networking space, where we have six networking rooms covering essential current topics, driven by industry leading, and subject matter experts who you will be available to connect with throughout the whole day.

Become a Sponsor

There are three ways to support the nima Virtual Spring Conference 2024. We have packages for sponsorship of Main Stage Panels Discussions, sponsorship of Networking Rooms and being part of our Virtual Exhibition Hall, and taking a Virtual Exhibition Stand.

All three offer access to an engaged captive audience in the digital built environment. 

Being a key part of the nima Virtual Spring Conference gives your boundless opportunities. Discover new avenues for growth, increase your sales potential and take advantage of the full day to make invaluable connections that will propel your business, brand, products and services.

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