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Technology Talks

Now, more than ever, organisations and leaders need to leverage new perspectives, ideas, and approaches to the design and deployment of new technologies. Bringing bold ideas and innovating thinking, we examine the technologies influencing our new ‘digital’ world today. Technology Talks aim to give our delegates practical guidance and expert insight on the technical, ethical, and strategic technological deployment issues facing construction organisations. Deep dive into today’s most important trends and emerging technologies including IoT, AI, 3D Printing, Digital Twins, BIM, Augmented Reality and so much more.

Technology Talks Agenda

  • Day 3 MARCH 30, 2022
  • Day 4 MARCH 31, 2022
  • clock 4.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Construction technology megatrends: Next big innovations, disruptions and opportunities
  • What is prompting the traditional brick-and-mortar industry to reshape? How are innovative approaches to construction driving future development and economic growth?
  • How can construction processes be transformed using new tech trends successfully to deliver projects of the future?
  • In what way can digital technologies be leveraged to enable a safe and efficient working environment?
  • clock 5.15 pm - 5.45 pm
On route to Vision 2030: The Building Technology Stimulus Initiative

The kingdom intends to stimulate the use of modern methods of construction (MMC) to achieve its goal of building 340,000 housing units by 2023. Find out how the Building Technology Stimulus Program is driving the initiative and stimulating the adoption of MMC in the sector.

  • clock 6.15 pm - 7.00 pm
The Intelligent Built Environment: Improving Inhabitant’s Quality of Life
  • In what way can the construction industry accelerate the pace of innovation to deliver a smart built environment? What impact does each stage of the building’s lifecycle (whether design, build, manage or operate) have on creating and maintaining a smart building?
  • What are the main opportunities and challenges for intelligent building technologies? How can we ensure stakeholder buy-in and investment?
  • Are intelligent built environments key to a more connected, resilient & zero carbon future?
  • clock 7.15 pm - 8.00 pm
Blockchain, AI, And IoT in construction: Enigma, paradox and opportunity
  • Buzzword, the latest fad or just hype – what really is Blockchain? How do current regulations impact our application of Blockchain?
  • What is the potential of AI across the construction value chain?
  • How can IoT be applied to transform our digital strategy? What is the impact on organisational structure, organization processes, governance, talent and legacy systems?
  • What is the organisation case for implementing these technologies and what does the ROI look like?
  • clock 8.15 pm - 9.00 pm
3D printing revolution: If you cannot build it, simply print it
  • Will 3D construction printing finally disrupt the construction sector and create all the new possibilities promised?
  • How can companies best leverage the technology and adapt to it?
  • In what way are regulations and public policy measures encouraging the adoption of this technology?

Key Themes

  • Digital Twins
  • The Internet of Things
  • Drones
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • BIM
  • Geospatial Technology
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality

Who should attend?

  • BIM Manager
  • Head of Technology
  • Project Director
  • General Manager
  • Quality Director
  • Head of Procurement
  • Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Consultants
  • Data Engineer
  • Mobility Director
  • Product Development Manager
  • Research Director
  • Digital Architect
  • Engineers
  • Surveyors
  • LIDAR Professionals
  • UAV Specialists
  • BIM Directors and Manager
  • Digital Manager
  • VDC Directors and Manager
  • Directors of Engineering
  • Design and Construction Technology Managers
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Head of Training and Development
  • Data Scientist
  • GIS Managers
  • Building Automation Manager
  • Geospatial Director
  • Predictive Analysts