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COMIT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS - Inspiring a Green Generation (new date)

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Bentley Systems

20 Gracechurch Street

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Discovering a greener future with our young professionals http://www.comit.org.uk/young-professionals-2020

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With a focus on sustainability and a greener future, this event will display the incredible achievements made by Young Professionals within STEM. From innovative processes to new technology, Young Professionals are at the forefront of the sustainability revolution. Join us on the 23rd of July, 2020, to hear their stories, learn from them, and become inspired.

Agenda will be as follows:

09:00 Arrivals and Refreshments

09:30 Housekeeping and Announcements

09:35 Chairs' opening discussion

10:00 Telematics and Carbon reduction - are we not missing a trick? (Lara Young, Group Carbon Manager, Costain)

10:20 Generation4change view on technology shaping the industry (Robin Lapish, G4C National Co-Chair)

10:40 From civils to software - why I left construction for a career in technology (Jade Cohen, Chief Product Officer, Qualis Flow)

11:00 Networking break

11:30 A holistic approach to curbing vehicle emissions (Liv Wilding, Composite Materials Engineer, Arrival)

11:50 How Graduates are changing the construction industry (Meghan McGuire, Environmental Consultant, Skanska Technology)

12:10 --- (Sakthy Selvakumaran, CEO and Co-founder of BKwai)

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Workshop - what issues should we be tackling in our industry?

15:00 Break

15:30 Panel Discussion

16:30 Chairs closing discussion

17:00 Close and networking in the Crosse Keys

Lara Young, Group Carbon Manager, Costain

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lara-young-b5370759/?locale=en_US

Telematics and Carbon reduction … are we not missing a trick?

We have more data than ever before yet we aren’t using it? WHY? Understanding the paradox of using data and driving behaviour change to tackle climate change impacts

Liv Wilding, Composite Materials Engineer, Arrival

https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivia-wilding-1a81b0106/

A holistic approach to curbing vehicle emissions

Electric vehicles are one of the many initiatives used to tackle tailpipe emissions and meet clean air policies. However, cars consume a lot of energy before they even make it to the road. Materials engineers have a huge role to play in offsetting the vehicles environmental impact before, during and after service life.

Meghan McGuire, Environmental Consultant, Skanska Technology

https://www.linkedin.com/in/meghan-mcguire-b535b891/

How Graduates are changing the construction industry to be more digital, efficient and sustainable

It is possible to make a significant different on the environment at any stage of your career and in any role. These impacts can be small or they could actually be incredibly significant.

Based on her own experience and that of other graduates, Meghan shall explain how it is possible to make a real impact during the first few years of your career, whatever role you are in.

She shall delve into a range of examples, from upskilling her colleagues to introducing Artificial intelligence in data management, resulting in changing attitudes and resulting in positive environmental change.

Robin Lapish, G4C National Co-Chair, Supply Chain Manager, HS2

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-lapish-74a71568/

Generation4Tech – Generation4Change view on technology shaping the industry.

Brief paragraph of presentation - G4C (Generation for Change) is the young professional voice of the UK built environment industry; a place where young professionals can ‘connect, challenge and help shape the future of our industry’. Here, Robin Lapish, National Co-Chair, discusses G4C’s view on how our industry needs to attract new talent with the mindset and knowledge to utilise technology in order to disrupt and reshape our industry.

Jade Cohen, Chief Product Officer, Qualis Flow

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jade-cohen-babb5576/

From Civils to Software..... why I left construction for a career in technology

Having spent a number of years trying to improve (and getting increasingly frustrated at) the various inefficiencies in data handling on site, I decided to start Qflow – a tool that automates data collection and supports sustainability performance improvement. This talk is about how and why I turned my frustration into innovation that is saving construction teams thousands, and helping hit those all important sustainability targets using data-driven decisions.

Sakthy Selvakumaran, BKwai/University of Cambridge (CEO & CoFounder/Engineering Fellow)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sakthys

Sensors, Satellites & Data Science - New opportunities for construction

Roads, tunnels, bridges and other infrastructure form the backbone of our cities and built environment. With increasing challenges like climate change and ageing and deteriorating assets, our cities are increasingly at risk. What if we could use images from satellites to predict when (and what) might be at risk? Satellites can provide us with millimetre-scale measurements that can be used to spot signs of problems. Combining these kinds of datasets with sensors and measurements on the ground provide new and exciting opportunities from construction through to maintenance of the built environment.

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