Engineering digital transformation

Opentree’s heritage as a supplier of technology to the world of heavy engineering means we get invited to events that try to link the two sectors together. Next month, on 17 October 2017, for example, Opentree director Dan Taylor-North will be speaking at Teesside University’s Curve Building in a morning event focused on digital transformation. […]

Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough - part of Teesside's engineering heritage

Opentree’s heritage as a supplier of technology to the world of heavy engineering means we get invited to events that try to link the two sectors together. Next month, on 17 October 2017, for example, Opentree director Dan Taylor-North will be speaking at Teesside University’s Curve Building in a morning event focused on digital transformation.

According to the organisers (The Forge), Teesside, often seen as a traditional home of heavy industry, is also the lesser-known home to a leading cluster of companies and tech that service these heavy industries. This event will help attendees learn about the knowledge, skills and technology in the region as well as how to create new value and revenue from digital assets (for more details and registration, click here).

Opentree will be one of the local companies shown to be operating in a global market and leading the way in information management for the industrial sector. Other contributors include oil and gas industry specialist Datum 360, information platform provider Kraken IM, engineering software giant Aveva, and Digatex, experts in digital assets. The event will feature a panel discussion, chaired by John Adams (formerly of our friends at Viewpoint, now at BIM Strategy Ltd), and a short presentation from University academic Nashwan Dawood.

Professor Dawood is a specialist in project construction management and the application of  IT in the construction process.  His research interests include BIM technologies and processes – something we know a lot about, of course – plus sustainability, information technologies and systems (5D, VR, integrated databases), the planning and management of off-site production, risk management, intelligent decision support systems, cost forecasting, and control and business processes.

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