Mark is a keen champion of innovation in the context of collaborative delivery models and in particularly transformational change in the infrastructure industry (including: the application of: Digital Transformation, Smart Infrastructure, connected digital twins, low-carbon sustainable solutions; platform-based delivery, BIM and DfMA).
As Mott MacDonald’s Chief Technical Officer, Mark is accountable to the Executive Board for technical excellence across the Group. As the Chair of Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) Digital Framework Task Group, Mark is contributing to the leadership of the National Digital Twin Programme. https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/ . Mark was the Digital Transformation workstream lead as part of Project 13 for the Infrastructure Client Group and he was the lead author of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, published by HM Treasury.
The National Digital Twin (NDT) is a big idea that promises enormous value for the people of the UK, both in the delivery of new assets and in the performance of our existing infrastructure. The NDT is not one massive model of everything, but an ecosystem of connected digital twins. And connecting digital twins is all about interoperability - enabling secure resilient data sharing across organisational and sector boundaries, but this requires data consistency that the market alone cannot initiate; it requires government-level leadership to set the rules for the industry. Making better decisions is central to the vision for the NDT because better decisions, based on better data, lead to better outcomes for people, which is the essential promise of the Information Age.
This presentation will: introduce the National Digital Twin, explain what it is and why we need it, and outline what is being done to deliver it.