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Making a National Digital Twin a reality

The National Digital Twin has emerged as a powerful tool for enhancing decision-making, infrastructure management, and resilience.

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22 May, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Mott MacDonald Auckland, level 2/139 Pakenham Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010


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Making a National Digital Twin a reality

Are you curious about the transformative potential of a National Digital Twin (NDT)? Wondering how it can unlock value, address challenges, and drive innovation?

Join Mott MacDonald for an insightful exploration of an NDT. Alongside a panel of industry experts, we’ll explore the core values and challenges of delivering an NDT, where the NDT data would be sourced from, usage scenarios and who would benefit the most in an infrastructure context.

Bring your ideas and questions and be part of the conversation shaping the future of Aotearoa New Zealand.


8.00am - Arrival, tea and coffee, registration

8.15am - Event welcome and live stream commences

8.20am - Keynote

8.30am - Panel discussion and Q&A

9.00am - Networking

9.30am - Event close

A light breakfast, tea and coffee will be provided.


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Maria Mingallon

Knowledge and Information Manager - Asia Pacific, Mott MacDonald

Maria leads a team that specialises in AI solutions and data management and is passionate about technology and its role in advancing the fields of architecture, engineering, and design. Maria has received several awards and recognitions for her work and is also a co-founder of New Zealand’s Digital Users Group, and a former columnist for Architecture Now NZ on the Future of Design. She is also part of the Executive Council of the Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand.

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Asem Zabin

Digital Solutions Lead, GHD

Asem is an experienced digital solutions consultant with a career spanning various leadership roles on numerous complex, multi-disciplinary projects and consulting clients on digital project delivery and assets management. Asem utilises his experience in engineering and digital technology to create strategic roadmaps and robust business cases in support of the CxO agenda for achieving business efficiency. 

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Christian Gamst

Senior Advisor, New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga

Christian is a Senior Engineer with extensive experience in the project management and design of major infrastructure. His recent focus has been on the design and delivery of water, wastewater and stormwater projects around New Zealand.
Christian’s forté lies in his ability to liaise with stakeholders, communicate knowledge related to complex engineering situations and allocate resources effectively to achieve optimal results.

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Jonny Breen

Digital Adoption Manager - Asia Pacific, Mott MacDonald

Jonny is a digital leader with experience across the full architecture, engineering, construction and software industry leading the digital transformation of businesses and enablement of new technologies.

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Mark Enzer

Strategic Advisor, Mott MacDonald

Mark is a highly respected engineer and thought leader in the infrastructure industry – he is a keen champion of outcomes-focused systems-thinking, collaborative delivery models, digitalisation, connected digital twins and the circular economy in the built environment.  As Strategic Advisor at Mott MacDonald, Mark provides executive-level advice to key clients on digitalisation and broader industry transformation.