Dr Jennifer Schooling
Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Cambridge University
Dr Jennifer Schooling was appointed Director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) in 2013. CSIC focuses on how better data and information from a wide range of sensing systems can be used to improve our understanding of our infrastructure, leading to better design, construction and management practices. The centre has strong collaboration with industry, developing and demonstrating innovations on real construction and infrastructure projects, and developing standards and guidance to enable implementation. Dr Schooling is founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Smart Infrastructure and Construction Proceedings journal (ICE) and a member of PAS185 smart cities security standard steering group and the UKCRIC standing committee. She has also recently served as a member of ICE’s State of the Nation 2017 ‘Digital Transformation’ Steering Group, the Tideway Innovation Forum and Tideway Academic Advisory Group. Prior to joining the Centre, Dr Schooling worked for Arup, leading the firm’s Research Business. She also worked with the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network leading on the development of the agenda for the emerging Future Cities Catapult. Before joining Arup, Dr Schooling worked for Edwards Vacuum (then BOC Edwards) as a manager for New Product Introductions.
11:05 am - 12:05 pm
Meeting the megatrends and the future of infrastructure
Huge shifts in regional economic power, demographic and social change, climate change, technological revolutions – the demands and opportunities facing the infrastructure world have in many ways never been so complicated, so difficult to predict, and yet offering so much potential to positively transform our relationships within the economy and society. For this session, pioneering thinkers and influencers will delve into these topics and discuss what the future holds for the infrastructure world.
Dr Nelson Ogunshakin 11:05 – 11:20
Dr Nina Skorupska 11:20 – 11:35
Dr Jennifer Schooling 11:35 – 11:50
Dr Adam Marshall 11:50 – 12:05