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ICE Presidential Address - Engineering a Digital Future

ICE Presidential Address - Engineering a Digital Future

06 February 2017 at 14:01
'Engineering a Digital Future’ – Friday morning 17 February 2017
 
Professor Tim Broyd, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) UK
(Presidential Year 2016-2017)
 
Presidential Address at Engineers Ireland, 8:00am for a 9:00am start
 
Professor Tim Broyd who is President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK, is visiting Ireland in February and will deliver his Presidential Address on the theme: ‘Engineering a Digital Future’ at Engineers Ireland’s head office on Friday morning 17 February.
 
We need a world, where we the industry, can provide our customers with the same level and reliability of service from our infrastructure that we have come to expect from Amazon, Google or Uber.
We must engineer a digital future which transforms the way we think about our infrastructure and our professional practices.  We have entered a new industrial revolution and if we are to be what we claim to be, we most forecast what society needs and then provide it.
 
Speaker: Professor Tim Broyd, FREng CEng FICE FRSA
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Date and Time: Friday 17 February.  Light breakfast available from 8:00am with the Presidential Address commencing at 9:00am.
 
Admission Free 
 
All are welcome. 
See biographical note below.
 
To register your interest and for further information please contact Kevin Sheridan, sheridankcj@gmail.com
 
Meter parking available on Clyde Road.
 
Professor Tim Broyd BSc PhD CEng FREng FICE FRSA,
ICE President 2016 – 17
 
Tim Broyd is a Fellow of the ICE, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He is Director of the University College London Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment.
 
A civil engineer by batchelor's and research degrees, as well as experience, Tim has worked as a practitioner and director of research and development in industry, the public sector and academia. He has held research, technical and corporate management roles in industry and universities together with voluntary service on various strategic panels for government departments, research funders and universities. His interests include the combined impacts of technology and process innovations coupled with behavioural change in the development and implementation of new ways of working. Particular activity areas include digital engineering (including BIM), holistic understanding of the sustainability of infrastructure and the development of systems approaches to infrastructure.
 
Amongst many other things, Tim was a founder member of the UK Government BIM Task Group. He has recently commenced Chairing a Water and Wastewater Resilience Action Group, on behalf of the entire UK Water Sector.