The Future of Urbanisation – Make Everyday Better

Explore the future of urbanisation
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Explore the future of urbanisation: The exponential pace of technological change is already impacting on the way we live, work, travel, relate to each other, and engage with the infrastructure that surrounds us. As part of the Good for the World Open Days event, Beca is delighted to be opening up their doors for a dedicated session exploring the Future of Urbanisation to offer insights and discussion from leading thought leaders and an interactive tech-expo. Buy your ticket today to attend the full tour or the individual hosted session.


Keynote speakers and panellists will discuss:
- What innovation will have the greatest influence on cities in the coming decade?
- New times require new skills: What are the challenges to humanity as technology accelerates and what are the implications for organisations trying to navigate these complex times?
- The Future of Transport: Moving people not machines – Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
- How IoT can address a range of urban infrastructure issues, climate change, transit, utilities, and mobility challenges.
- How AI can interface with the travelling public to generate traffic planning insights.

Agenda
12:00 – 12:30: Light lunch and registration
12:35 – 1:00: Building A Better Tomorrow - Thomas Hyde, Executive Director Beca
1:00 – 1:25: Human and Technology as Partners: Creating a Better World - Dr Cheryl Doig, Think Beyond
1:25 – 1:50: The Future of Transport - Martin McMullan, Director Connected Journeys, NZTA
1:50 – 2:30: Panel Discussion: How Applied IoT Technology Can Make Every Day Better
2:30 – 3:00: Interactive Tech-Expo Break Out Sessions: AR/VR & Applied Technologies / AI Traffic Bot Demo

Panel:
Thomas Hyde, Group Director, Beca
Martin McMullan, Connected Journey Solutions Director, NZTA
Dr Cheryl Doig, Think Beyond

Interactive Tech-Expo:
Delegates can also participate in interactive demonstrations utilising Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), 360 Imagery and Point Cloud technologies for Reality Capture, UAV (Drone) Data Capture and Cloud-based analysis – all applied technologies that Beca deploys to make every day better for our clients.

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Speakers

Cheryl is a leadership futurist who sees exponential technologies as an opportunity to amplify our human characteristics. She challenges organisations to think differently in order to adapt to a rapidly changing and complex world.

In 2017 Cheryl was a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards, in the Innovation and Science category. She sees this recognition as an opportunity to continue influencing young women to grow as leaders and entrepreneurs.

Cheryl is currently a Board Chair of the NZ Brain Research Institute, Establishment Board Chair of Haeata Community Campus and serves as a trustee for Limitless and Food for Thought Trusts. Cheryl is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors, Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society.
Martin McMullan is the NZ Transport Agency’s Director of the Connected Journeys group working create an environment that embraces the Transport Revolution though its digitalisation. Responsible for Transport related technology and systems including ITS, Mobility as a Service, automated platforms, software based optimisation and our Innovation communities through NZTA’s Innovation Zone located in Auckland.
Matt Ensor is Business Director for Advisory Services at Beca. Matt is a recognised leader in the application of Smart City technologies to planning, infrastructure and asset operations and leads Beca's new services in Artificial Intelligence ChatBot technologies. Matt’s qualifications are in Engineering, Sociology & Management, and in 2012 he attended INSEAD Business School in France on a Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship.
During his 22 years at Beca, Thomas’ satisfaction has come from solving complex problems for clients and the business, and making things better as a result. This consulting activity has given him exposure to client organisations around the world, gaining an appreciation of retail, pharmatech, utilities, infrastructure, defence, food and beverage, pulp and paper, mining and metals, airports, and manufacturing, amongst others, both in the public and private sectors. Through this he has developed expertise in an eclectic mix of technical and business subjects, and with his executive roles, including a recent appointment to executive director, is enjoying applying this knowledge to shaping the future of the business.
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