• Richard Platt

    Director in Real Estate Advisory Services Lambert Smith Hampton

    Richard Platt MBA MRICS,   Director in the Real Estate Advisory Services for Lambert Smith Hampton, with responsibilities for Public Sector Services in the North.  He is the head of the Cumbria office, which in 2016 saw LSH appointed to provide the outsourced property services for South Lakeland District Council.  His work with LSH in recent years has been strongly focused on improving the performance of the public sector in the management of assets and generation of revenue streams. He has led a number of portfolio reviews of investment assets for local governments across the North. Richard has had a very varied career and prior to joining LSH he was head of Corporate Property Services for the City of Westminster, where he managed a series of changes in the property portfolio that resulted in annual increase in revenue of £12m in four years.  Previous experience includes working with transitional and developing economies around the world, supporting investments in both rural and urban economic activities – working mainly for the large funding agencies including the European Commission EuropeAid projects.  Richard was on the staff at the University of Bradford Centre for International Development for four years where he led projects in transformational change in countries ranging from Poland and Albania in Europe, to Kenya and Ethiopia.  Richard has worked in over 20 countries and lived in Tanzania for four years with his family where he worked for Tearfund delivering infrastructure projects.   He now lives on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, where he finds little use for his second language of Kiswahili.  He is a keen fell walker, painter, poet and gardener.  

    Richard  Platt

    Sessions with Richard Platt:

    • Improving revenue income within local government through better use of property assets

    • Interactive panel discussion- Property, technology and the role of asset management

  • Joann Russell

    Head of Estates Historic Environment Scotland

    Joann Russell is Head of Estates at Historic Environment Scotland, responsible for the conservation and maintenance of the 336 properties in the care of Scottish Ministers.   She is an Architect with a particular interest in how digital technology and geospatial data can improve strategic investment and management decisions for the historic built environment.  Others areas of expertise include assessing and mitigating the impacts of Climate Change on the historic built environment, managing visitor safety in the historic built environment and working with communities to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the built heritage.

    Joann Russell

    Sessions with Joann Russell:

    • A digital future for our past-Practical applications of digital technologies in the care and management of Scotland’s built assets

  • Saminder Pahal

    Managing Director UK PropTech Association

    Saminder  Pahal

    Sessions with Saminder Pahal:

    • The opportunities and challenges of PropTech

  • Dr Hannah Rudman

    Strategic Transformation Director Wallet.Services

    Dr Hannah Rudman is Strategic Transformation Director at Wallet.Services, an Edinburgh-based blockchain SME. She is a Digital Transformation Expert and has worked with over 250 enterprises of all scales and sectors to create Digital Transformation. Hannah’s experience considering blockchain’s potential for business and the public sector since 2015 means you can work with her to discover whether and how distributed ledger technology might transform your organisation and its services. In June 2018, Wallet.Services published “Distributed Ledger Technologies in the Public Sector” for The Scottish Government, co-authored by her. Hannah is on the Technical Expert Group of the Scottish Government’s Online Identity Assurance Programme. She has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of Durham University; a Fellow of the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT; and a Fellow of Royal Society for Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.

    Dr Hannah  Rudman

    Sessions with Dr Hannah Rudman :

    • Building Assets – block by block

  • David Philp

    Global Director of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Main Information Contracting (MIC) consulting AECOM

    David’s career spans over some 25 years where he has worked for some of the construction industry’s leading contractors and consultants. After graduating with a degree in Building Engineering and Management he joined Balfour Beatty as an Engineer spending much of his early years setting-out, planning and manging specialist sub-contractors before progressing to Director of Technical Services and subsequently BIM Programme Director.

    During this same time David gained an MSc in Property & Construction Management (Distinction) and University Medal winner as well as Virtual Design and Construction certification from Stanford University, California.

    He was seconded into the Cabinet Office as Head of BIM Implementation and has been part of the UK BIM Task Group helping UK Government realise their Building Information Modelling (BIM) strategy.  He is currently part of the UK Governments Digital Built Britain (DBB) team and was also Chair of the Scottish BIM Delivery Group through the Scottish Futures Trust delivering the BIM requirements of the Scottish Government.

    David is employed by AECOM the multinational engineering firm as Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director helping clients around the globe achieve better outcomes through digitised and innovative approaches to the asset life-cycle.

    In addition to being a Trustee, Fellow and Ambassador of the CIOB he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineering, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

    David is recognised as one of the global leaders on BIM and digital asset management strategies and has delivered same all around the globe including current commissions  in Singapore. 

    David  Philp

    Sessions with David Philp :

    • Chair's opening remarks

    • Creating a digital estate

    • Interactive panel discussion- Property, technology and the role of asset management

  • Catherine Topley

    Interim CEO Scottish Canals

    Catherine Topley has worked in a variety of sectors, from financial services and manufacturing to retail and is a respected ad competent leader with a wide range of relevant commercial and public sector experience . Catherine joined Scottish Canals at an important time in its journey to become one of the nation’s leading tourism and regeneration organisations, delivering diverse public value to the people of Scotland.

    Catherine  Topley

    Sessions with Catherine Topley:

    • Preserving the past and securing the future of Scotland’s Canals

  • Alexander Holt

    Head of CivTech®

    Alexander has worked in the Digital Directorate of the Scottish Government for the past three years. His current role is as architect and Head of CivTech® - a groundbreaking programme whose mission is to drive daring, ingenuity and innovation within the public sector, delivering better public services, and providing economic development opportunities. Previous roles included running a number of government tech procurements. Before moving back up to Edinburgh he spent eight years in London, six of which were spent growing his own digital creative agency delivering 'super shiny' web apps for Google, PayPal, Sony Ericsson, McDonald's, Adobe and other leading brands. He is massively passionate about the benefits of digital transformation in the public sector which leads to better value services that make our lives better.

    Alexander  Holt

    Sessions with Alexander Holt:

    • Digitising local authorities- improving communities and services through the built environment

  • Stephen Good

    Chief Executive Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

    Stephen drives CSIC's vision and strategy as it focuses on helping deliver growth to businesses through their adoption of new innovative solutions. Under Stephen's leadership, CSIC has ambition to deliver an innovation revolution within the Scottish construction industry, and help position those businesses globally as respected leaders of construction innovation. As a trained Architect Stephen has 20 years construction industry experience and his career has spanned the sustainability consultancy, architectural design, offsite manufacturing and construction management sectors.



    Stephen Good

    Sessions with Stephen Good:

    • Interactive panel discussion- Property, technology and the role of asset management

  • Shaun Vigers

    Director SVA Property Auctions

    Shaun  Vigers

    Sessions with Shaun Vigers:

    • Best outcomes from challenging assets

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