Panel Session: The Future of Construction and Technology

Have you thought about how technology like BIM is changing the processes for each part of the project supply chain? How might new cities be built and what types of infrastructure might be required to support the requirements for data and communication? How are new contractual methods shifting risk, responsibilities, and most importantly, time and fees between the different phases of a project?

According to the McKinsey Global Institute industry digitization index, the construction sector is second to last when it comes to digitization as of 2015. However, in the past few years, investment in construction technologies and startups have changed dramatically. These new technologies are bringing both new efficiencies and challenges to our existing processes and procedures with many experts warning that companies that do not embrace the change will also certainly be left behind.

At this year’s BILT Asia 2018, we will have an interactive panel session that brings together global experts to share their vision of the Digital Built Environment and how technology will affect different aspects of our industry giving attendees the chance to share their thoughts with the wider community.


We are excited to announce the following global experts for this session:


Paul Doherty AIA, President and CEO of the digit group, inc.

Mr. Doherty, reported by CNBC in November 2017 as one of 29 American Business Titans, is a Registered Architect and one of the global Industry’s most sought after thought leaders, strategists and integrators of process, technology & business. Paul is currently the President & CEO of The Digit Group, Inc. (TDG), a leading Smart Cities design, build, operate and solutions company, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. He is an author, educator, analyst and consultant to Fortune 500 organizations, government agencies, prominent institutions and the most prestigious AEC firms in the world.


TAN Shao Yen, CEO of CPG Consultants Pte Ltd

Shao Yen is currently the CEO of CPG Consultants. He is responsible for the business and operations of CPG Consultants and CPG’s overseas offices in India, Vietnam, Macau, Philippines and the Middle East. Trained as an architect, Shao Yen has over 21 years of experience designing and delivering projects across a diverse range of typologies, in public and private sectors; and spanning different climatic and cultural regions, including Singapore, China, Malaysia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America, and Africa.


Alberto Munoz, Associate Partner at McKinsey

Alberto Munoz Cuevas is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, based in Singapore and is a leader of McKinsey’s Capital Projects and Infrastructure and Procurement practices in South East Asia.

Alberto has over a decade of experience working on design and implementation of real estate projects. Currently, he serves the public sector as well as top real estate, construction and infrastructure developers in South East Asia and the Middle East region. His vast experience allows him to advise on a variety of strategic, organizational and operational topics, in particular on optimizing delivery models using digital tools.


Ani Bhalekar, Head of IoT/Industry X.0 & Mobile Practices for ASEAN+ at Accenture

Ani Bhalekar heads Accenture Digital’s Mobile and IoT (Industry X.0) practice for ASEAN+. This group drives digital transformation across client operations, from R&D to engineering and manufacturing―reinventing their businesses to unlock digital value. Mr. Bhalekar is also part of Accenture Mobility’s global leadership team. He is a key contributor to Accenture’s thought leadership and often represents Accenture’s point of view to industry analysts and publications in Asia, most recently on Industry 4.0 and Analytics across industries.


Chris Needham, BIM Practice Lead at AECOM

Chris is BIM Practice Lead for Southern Australia, as part of AECOM’s BIM Advisory team. He works closely with a range of building and infrastructure clients to leverage information to their advantage, during design, construction and operational phases of their facilities. He has worked on projects in Australia, the United Kingdom and Singapore, using his expertise to develop systems and processes for numerous organisations. Over the last 13 years, he has helped firms understand and implement BIM methodologies, and is passionate about exploiting information management technology to its limits. He acknowledges that despite developments in technology, altering people’s behaviour is the most crucial and often difficult part of change.


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