The CITE Conference

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The CITE Conference, organised by Leadership Champions, was the UK's premier event dedicated to both Civil Infrastructure and Technology Innovators.

The CITE Conference offered a unique opportunity for business leaders to engage with leading procurement specialists from across the Civil Infrastructure, Utility, and Transport sectors.

Tuesday 12th April

10:00 Registration
10:15 Introducton: The objectives of the conference
 

Chris Williams-Lilley MIC, Leadership Champions (UK) Limited

Chris is the Founder and Managing Director of Leadership Champions (UK), a successful management consultancy working with Client Organisations and their supply chains in the rail, highways and airport sectors. He has over 20+ years experience working in the Mil-Aerospace (ESA, US Navy), Transport, Construction, Utility and Technology sectors. Developing his skills and capability in Quality Assurance, Sales and Business Management throughout that time. People like working with him, because he gets quick results, makes work/life fun and helps them to stay focused on strategy implementation.

10:20 Address: The Emergence of the Informed Client
 

Stephen Blakey, (Commercial Projects Director, Network Rail) RICS

10:30 A: The Digital Supply Chain
Are you ready for the digital transformation of the supply chain?
 

Dr Tim Wood, Head of Engineering, Construction and Operations consultancy, CSC Ltd

Dr Tim Wood leads CSC's consulting business in Engineering & Construction, and is passionate about harnessing digital technologies to address the greatest imperatives in the industry - sustainability, workforce, assets, supply chain and innovation. He has over 20 years’ experience in strategic technology consulting in the built environment including BIM, city systems, knowledge management, geospatial and business intelligence, smart buildings, highway asset management, intelligent mobility and carbon, gained with firms such as Arup, Atkins, Systra and Black & Veatch.

  B: Stakeholder Engagement
Messages from the ‘Informed Client’. Do you know what they need?
 

Martin Rowark FRICS, Previous Procurement Director, Crossrail

Martin’s present role is Procurement Director of Crossrail Ltd with responsibility for programme acquisition and leading supply chain management where he also acts as corporate champion for economic sustainability. Previously Martin was a Partner of leading Chartered Surveying practice Davis Langdon LLP, where he set up and led the Civil Engineering and Railways Group; later broadening his scope and acting as one of the principal Partners of the Programme Management Group.

  C: Benefits Management & Delivery
What do today’s procurement leaders expect from agile programme delivery?
 

Andy Green, Director at Faithful+Gould

  D: Critical Team Performance
What impact has Human Factors had on delivering high performing teams?
 

Phil Smith, MD, Critical Team Performance

Since retiring from the RAF in 2007 and starting up his company, Critical Team Performance (CTP), Phil has gained immense experience in the training and observation of multi-disciplinary Healthcare teams and has insight into the issues and culture that is found in Healthcare working environments across the spectrum. His experiences range from observing and coaching teams from paediatric neuro-surgery at Great Ormond Street to working with community mental health teams and designing appropriate training and development packages for those specialties including 1000’s of Dr’s, Surgeons, Nurses, HCA’s and Managers at over 100 NHS Trusts and Private hospitals across the UK.

Post the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon blowout disaster Phil has been working extensively within the Gas and Oil Industry developing and delivering Human Factors and Change Management Programmes; spending his time working and coaching on offshore platforms around the world as well as onshore drilling rigs and corporate HQ buildings.

In 2014 CTP was commissioned by the International Oil and Gas Producers Association to work with an industry-wide stakeholder group to write a Global Recommended Practice for Well Operations Human Factors Training. Partners on the project included Shell, BP, BG Group and Maresk Oil among others. The paper was released in late 2014 (IOGP Doc 502). CTP was short-listed for an award under the ‘Safety’ category at the 2015 UK Energy Institute Awards Dinner for this work.

11:00 Panel Debate
 

Chaired by Prof. Tim Broyd, Professor of Built Environment Foresight at UCL, Vice President, ICE

Tim has substantial experience of working with leading individuals in industry and government, particularly in relation to infrastructure resilience and sustainability. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and is also currently a Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Tim is Chair in Built Environment Foresight, Built Environment Faculty Office Faculty of the Built Environment and Honorary Professor Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng Faculty of Engineering Science.

11:30 Break and networking opportunity
12:00 A: BIM and Benefits For The SME?
How can SME's achieve the relevant competencies to engage with Tier 1’s?
 

Thought Leader (TBC), Steel Construction Institute

  B: Knowledge Management
BIM: What can we learn from other sectors (Nuclear, Highways, Rail, etc)?
 

Philip Isgar CEng, FICE, FIStructE, Managing Director, Sunbeam Management Solutions

Philip has a degree in Civil Engineering is a Chartered and European Engineer and has been a Corporate Member of the Institution since 1979. He has been a member of the BIM Task Group with responsibility for delivering the BIM Strategy for the Nuclear Industry on behalf of CIC/BIS/ DECC/ Cab Off. ‘ and currently sits on the North West Nuclear Forum Steering Group, Constructing Excellence Nuclear Themes Group and will be the ICE Manchester Chair in 2017.

  C: Value Creation
Can a virtual reality CAVE support construction?
 

Scott Haberton MSci, Visualisation Lead, The Manufacturing Technology Centre Limited

Utilising his expertise alongside a determined and enthusiastic attitude Scott has automated systems, coached operational improvements, facilitated board-level strategy, designed and implemented IT solutions and managed cultural changes... all with the mantra of improving businesses.

  D: Sustainability
How can contractors reduce carbon emissions through better data mgmt?
 

Tim Embley BA MAPM, Group Innovation and Knowledge Manager, Costain

Tim is dedicated to delivering high-quality innovative solutions focused on the customer requirements. Graduating from Oxford Brookes University in business and financial management, he has a solid knowledge of business, a clear understanding of the commercial reality of delivering a project to the customers needs and requirements. Known for commitment and a passion to all the activities he undertakes, he uses knowledge and the resource around him to achieve successful outcomes.

13:30 Panel Debate
 

Chaired by Stephen Blakey, Commercial Projects Director, Network Rail, RICS

14:00 Closing remarks and next steps
 

Chris Williams-Lilley MIC, Leadership Champions (UK) Limited

Chris is the Founder and Managing Director of Leadership Champions (UK), a successful management consultancy working with Client Organisations and their supply chains in the rail, highways and airport sectors. He has over 20+ years experience working in the Mil-Aerospace (ESA, US Navy), Transport, Construction, Utility and Technology sectors. Developing his skills and capability in Quality Assurance, Sales and Business Management throughout that time. People like working with him, because he gets quick results, makes work/life fun and helps them to stay focused on strategy implementation.

Work streams post event: Champions Community, Insight Papers, Process and Systems Alignment, and Policy Change. Making Commitments, Taking Control, Sharing Success

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Wednesday 13th April

10:00 Registration
10:15 Introducton: The objectives of the conference
 

Chris Williams-Lilley MIC, Leadership Champions (UK) Limited

Chris is the Founder and Managing Director of Leadership Champions (UK), a successful management consultancy working with Client Organisations and their supply chains in the rail, highways and airport sectors. He has over 20+ years experience working in the Mil-Aerospace (ESA, US Navy), Transport, Construction, Utility and Technology sectors. Developing his skills and capability in Quality Assurance, Sales and Business Management throughout that time. People like working with him, because he gets quick results, makes work/life fun and helps them to stay focused on strategy implementation.

10:20 Opening Address
 

Prof. Tim Broyd, Professor of Built Environment Foresight at UCL; Vice President, ICE

10:30 A: The Digital Supply Chain
How does digital data enable us to work safer, faster and smarter?
 

Jeremy Hammant BSc MBA, Practice Partner – Supply Chain Consultancy, CSC

Jeremy is an acknowledged expert in the application of technology to improve supply chain performance and is a guest lecturer on Westminster University’s MSc in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. He has worked on research projects with Cardiff University, Bath University, Cranfield University, the UK Council for Electronic Business and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. In addition, Jeremy has published a number of articles on supply chain and business performance improvement topics and presented at conferences around the world.

  B: Stakeholder Engagement
How will HS2 ensure suppliers get involved in the ‘digital conversation’?
 

Simon Longstaffe BSc (Hons) MRICS, Head of Programme Estimating & Cost Management, HS2

Simon has over 18 years’ experience in the rail industry, gaining experience in all aspects of the construction industry - working as client, consultant and contractor. Areas include benchmarking, efficiency, estimating, whole life value, risk management, asset management, pre and post-contract management, procurement strategy, and regulatory bids. He has been involved with HS2 Ltd since February 2011, first as a consultant with responsibility for the estimates, and most recently as Head of Programme Estimating & Cost Management. This role plans, develops and supervises all cost and related controls functions including strategy, systems and processes, and provides expert advice to HS2 Ltd clients and external stakeholders.

  C: Delivering Smart Infrastructure
How can UK orgs take the lead in smart infrastructure using data for asset mngt?
 

Thought Leader (TBC), Cambridge Centre for Smart Infra. & Construction

  D: Partnering
What benefits are there for consortia developing connected data sources?
 

Justin Anderson, Founder and Director, HyperCat and CEO, Flexeye

Justin is a recognised international technology visionary. He is founder, Chairman & CEO of Flexeye, winner of the highly respected Gartner IoT 'Cool Vendor' for recognition of innovation in IoT. Flexeye is backed by KPMG and its clients include multinational enterprises. It has offices across the world including a technology incubator in India. Flexeye has been the beneficiary of about £3m R&D investment from IUK and AMSCI for projects in Cloud, Cyber Security & IoT.

11:00 Panel Debate
 

Chaired by Prof. Tim Broyd, Professor of Built Environment Foresight at UCL, Vice President, ICE

Tim has substantial experience of working with leading individuals in industry and government, particularly in relation to infrastructure resilience and sustainability. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and is also currently a Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Tim is Chair in Built Environment Foresight, Built Environment Faculty Office Faculty of the Built Environment and Honorary Professor Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng Faculty of Engineering Science.

11:30 Break and networking opportunity
12:00 A: Supply Chain Integration
What lessons can be learnt from better data management in construction?
 

Thought Leader (TBC), Steel Construction Institute

  B: Knowledge Management
Tag and Track Technology offers many benefits in D&B, but where next?
 

Vaibhav Tyagi, Innovation Manager, Skanska

Vaibhav is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. Vaibhav is a core member of the central Innovation team at Skanska UK. He has extensive experience in Innovation across Utilities and Construction sector. Vaibhav leads the development and commercialisation of initiatives around Innovation, Industrialisation and Business Improvement. He is responsible for providing strategic innovation expertise to Skanska UK's business activities.

  C: Value Creation
How can Relationship Management facilitate growth?
 

Thought Leader (TBC), EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT SOON!

  D: Lean Construction
What can the construction supply chain learn from the Airport Sector?
 

Thought Leader (TBC), Birmingham Airport

13:30 Panel Debate
 

Chaired by Simon Hart BEng (Hons), Built Environment Platform Leader, Innovate UK

A highly driven leader and manager with a proven track record of building high performance teams delivering operational performance excellence across private and public sectors. A confident public speaker and networker with an ability to manage and execute strategic vision whilst adapting business architecture to meet Target Operating Models. Simon takes a hands-on approach to Sales, Consulting and Business Development across multinational industries.

14:00 Closing remarks and next steps
 

Chris Williams-Lilley MIC, Leadership Champions (UK) Limited

Chris is the Founder and Managing Director of Leadership Champions (UK), a successful management consultancy working with Client Organisations and their supply chains in the rail, highways and airport sectors. He has over 20+ years experience working in the Mil-Aerospace (ESA, US Navy), Transport, Construction, Utility and Technology sectors. Developing his skills and capability in Quality Assurance, Sales and Business Management throughout that time. People like working with him, because he gets quick results, makes work/life fun and helps them to stay focused on strategy implementation.

Work streams post event: Champions Community, Insight Papers, Process and Systems Alignment, and Policy Change. Making Commitments, Taking Control, Sharing Success

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