Date and time

Tuesday, 16 November 2021
1pm to 2:30pm


via Zoom
Sydney, NSW 2000
This event has already taken place.
This webinar will look at the increasing importance of digital technology, especially Digital Engineering, with the transport sector.  We’ll consider how the industry and government can progress the recommendation from Infrastructure Australia to move to a “digital by default” operating model to boost productivity and improve the way we plan, design, build and maintain infrastructure. Our webinar will also discuss how we can increase the uptake and maturity around digital technology and innovation in industry and government, and what actions are needed to ensure our workforce is prepared.


Date: Tuesday 16 November 

Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm (AEDT)

 ZOOM The Zoom link will be sent to you when you have booked on this event. 


This event is complimentary to RA members

RA Non members - $150 (inc GST)

For booking queries, please contact


Tim Mumford | Presentation 
Business Director – Digital and Innovation, Beca

Tim Mumford, Digital Director at Beca is a chartered Electrical Engineer, with EngExec with an Executive MBA. Tim is an experienced project manager and innovator in major policy reform and development. Tim brings almost two decades of experience across public and private sectors. At Beca, Tim leads Beca's digital and innovation Transport and Infrastructure business globally. Tim's experience base is incredibly rich. Prior to Beca, Tim's experience comes from offshore drilling, large mining, management consulting, as well as infrastructure policy and oversight in both the Victorian Government and Commonwealth of Australia. Tim led the strategy and implementation of the Victorian Digital Asset Strategy -- a key enabler for increased adoption of Building Information Modelling, Digital Engineering, Digital Twins, and Smart Cities across the state of Victoria. Tim also developed the 'Industry, Innovation and Productivity' chapters of the Australian Infrastructure Plan 2021 -- which established a clear roadmap for digital infrastructure nationally. 


Devon Middleditch
Director Digital Engineering Services, Transport for NSW

Devon is the newly appointed Director Digital Engineering Services, a new role that is responsible for providing Digital Engineering services to Infrastructure and Place within TfNSW along with the development of supporting standards and frameworks i.e., TfNSW Digital Engineering Framework. The DES group consists of Digital Enablement, Infrastructure Technology, Survey Services, Digital Strategy and Digital Twin teams. A key component of the team’s undertaking is the scaling of Digital Twin to a BAU state, along with the co-developing of processes which integrate digital across the modern asset lifecycle.

Carys Evans | Presentation 
Director Digital Twin, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Carys has worked in the Victorian public sector for over 15 years and has a track record of delivering innovative solutions to complex problems. She has a strong policy, collaboration and negotiation skills and a mindset to get things done. 

Building on a strong academic background – BSc (Hons.), BA and MEnvSci and private consulting experience, Carys’ work with government has spanned many areas from land use planning to legislative reform and the management of threatened species. Most recently, this has involved leading a talented team of technical specialists to deliver Victoria’s foundational spatial products and services in the Land Information and Spatial Services branch. 

Carys is now the Director of the Digital Twin Victoria program an innovative new pilot funded through the 2020/21 Victorian State Budget. The pilot program brings together digital twin technology, rich 3D and 4D spatial data, artificial intelligence and sensor data and more to visualise and model places virtually, before investments hit the ground.  


Stuart Bull
Head of Digital Engineering Australia Hub, Laing O’Rourke

As head of Digital Engineering, Stuart is responsible for the development and execution of the Hub’s Digital Engineering strategy driving value and certainty of delivery in work winning and projects, supporting valued clients’ Digital Engineering journeys and further developing Laing O’Rourke’s offering as an Engineering Enterprise.
Stuart is a Civil and Structural Engineer, building Surveyor, holds and MSc in Architectural Engineering, Construction management and Facility Management. Stuart has professional BIM accreditations with the Hong Kong Institute of BIM, Singapore Building & Construction Authority and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

With 30 years in the engineering and architectural industry, Stuart provides delivery and strategic integration on the use and implementation of digital technology to owners, operators, contractors, consultants, and government groups wishing to further their understanding of Digital Engineering and Data Integration processes.

Austroads | Presentation 

Instead of a sponsor for this event, we are instead providing some time for one of our members, Austroads, who have commenced ng developing a "Guide to Digital Engineering". This is something RA  fully supports to help increase government consistency around digital engineering. Presented by Geoff Allan, Chief Executive, Austroads and David Heins, Delivery Support Manager, Transport for NSW


Bookings are to be confirmed and paid in full 48 hours prior to the event.  Bookings received 48 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed unless a confirmation has been received by the Events Director. Cancellations should be notified in writing by email.  Cancellations received prior to one week before the event will receive a full refund less 25%.   No refund will be applicable for cancellations received after one week prior to the event although substitute delegates are welcomed.    

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