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DT Hub Strategic Board members announced at the Gemini Call

DT Hub Strategic Board members announced at the Gemini Call

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Anglian Water, Arup, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Bentley Systems, Esri, Frazer-Nash, Infrastructure Client Group, L&Q, National Highways, Network Rail, Mott MacDonald, Ofcom, Palantir, Sunderland City Council and The Alan Turing Institute join the Board to drive the creation of connected digital twins 

19.07.22 London, Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and place leadership announced today the inaugural members of the new DT Hub Strategic Board.  

Dr Alison Vincent, new chair of the Board, announced the 15 board members, selected from over 100 applicants, who will steer the DT Hub and help build its community, at the Hub’s weekly stand-up Gemini call with the digital twin community. She also outlined her vision for the DT Hub.  

Dr Vincent said: 

“The board’s strength and value will grow with the connections we make and the collaborations we facilitate to move the community forward. Our aim is to deliver a purposeful, mission-driven voice for industry, engaging with new sectors, accelerating standards and enabling interoperability. The need for connected digital twins to meet the challenges of this changing world has never been greater and we want to make sure we lead the way.” 

Together with Alison and vice chair Mark Enzer, the Board comprises: Benjamin Ford (Technology and Innovation Manager - Operations at Network Rail), Charles Kennelly (Chief Technology Officer at Esri UK), Cristina Data (Director of Policy and Analysis at Ofcom), Davin Crowley-Sweet (Chief Data Officer at National Highways), Harkirat Singh (Technical Director, Public Sector at Palantir Technologies UK), Johnny Furlong (BIM Strategy Lead at L&Q), Liz St Louis (Assistant Director, Smart Cities at Sunderland City Council), Mark Coates (International Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at Bentley Systems), Mark Girolami (Chief Scientist at The Alan Turing Institute), Matt Edwards (Chief Data Officer at Anglian Water Services), Melissa Zanocco (Head of Programmes at the Infrastructure Client Group), Paul Lam (Strategy and Policy Officer for Digital and Technology at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank), Peter van Manen (Principal Consultant at Frazer-Nash Consultancy) and Simon Evans (Global Digital Energy Leader and Global Digital Twin Leader at Arup).  

The Digital Twin Hub sits at the heart of the UK’s digital twin community, shaping and promoting the development and use of this technology motivated by complex challenges that require a connected collaborative approach.  

Visit the Strategic Board page and read the biographies. 

Footnote: Connected Places Catapult and the DT Hub would like to thank all those that applied for a position on the board. We had an amazing response and some very difficult decisions to make. We welcome this exceptional support and look forward to seeing everyone on the DT Hub soon.

 

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