Bentley Systems: Roadmap to ‘Going Digital’ in infrastructure projects

Greg BentleyAt the third day of the Year in Infrastructure summit, being held in Singapore from 21-24 October 2019, Greg Bently, CEO of Bentley Systems, has provided a company update and highlighted projects from the 2019 YII Awards nominees that exemplify advancements that go beyond BIM to Digital Twins

He has elaborated a roadmap of non-disruptive steps to help make infrastructure engineering digital twins a major business benefit of every organisation’s going digital strategy. Greg is joined by Bentley regional executives and Sada Iyer, vice-president for projects and engineering at Shell for this presentation.

Keith Bentley, founder and chief technology officer, Bentley Systems, explained the context and chronology that are redefining the digital experience for users and transforming static 3D BIM models into living, evergreen digital twins.

“A timeline of change makes possible 4D design review and 4D design insights, helping the industry to reduce cost, scheduling and quality problems during design and construction,” he added. He further focused on how digital twins are achieving lower whole life cost for owner-operators, helping to deliver more resilient, safer and better performing infrastructure assets.

Dr Ayesha Khanna, co-founder and CEO, ADDO AI, speaks about the smart city transformation projects and how the artificial intelligence (AI) and fintech solutions are transforming the world-class technology sector to drive the digital economy and power, finally achieving the smart nation vision.

Nabil Abou-Rahme, chief research officer, Bentley Systems, speaks about the infrastructure projects using technology across the globe. Actively involved in Bentley Systems’ digital transformation, Abou-Rahme spoke about advancing infrastructure engineering through digital twins by converging technologies to simultaneously meet the essential requirements for digital context, digital components and digital chronology.

Abou-Rahme further added that Bentley Systems focuses on accelerating the adoption of digital technologies, including advancing BIM through digital twins. According to him, Bentley is taking more collaborative approach to innovation to lead this portfolio into the next phase of application.

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