Rebecca De Cicco


Principal, Digital Operations

Rebecca De Cicco was the Founding Director of Digital Node, a digital consultancy focused on the uptake and implementation of BIM & Digital Engineering across the Construction Sector.

Her work extended across multiple regions and clients across the UK, USA, China and ANZ supporting the uptake of new and innovative technologies and approaches toward delivery of both buildings and infrastructure assets.

In March 2021, Digital Node was acquired by global advisory firm Aurecon, who were impressed by Digital Node’s expertise and global connection across the digital construction landscape. Rebecca now acts as the Principal of Digital Operations for the group, informing, advising, and strategically aligning Aurecon's digital enablement and future to the needs of their clients.

Rebecca is the Founder and Global Chair of the not for profit initiative, Women in BIM (WIB), which was established to support diversity and inclusivity in the construction technology arena. This group, established in the UK, now has regional representation across 40 countries, with members all over the world.

 What to expect during the event

This presentation will focus on the upskilling and enablement of digital competencies across an organisation highlighting the current and future competencies required in the Built Environment. The session will also discuss developing a competency framework and reviewing existing competencies across your organisation in a data focused way. Digital competencies will continue to evolve and ensuring your people and organisation are equipped with the skills to deliver on the digital requirements of projects is critical to the success of a business. This not only includes technology requirements but also processes, standards and digital leadership roles, all of which are required in the construction industry today.

Competency assessments are one way in which skills can be determined and as a business our focus is on supporting our clients in a data driven approach to skills measurement to enable tailored training solutions which can be made bespoke to your organisation. This not only relates to Building Information Modelling and the requirements for the delivery of projects under the scope of ISO 19650 but also on future skill requirements your business may need in order to strategically offer more value to your clients. Division of skills and tasks associated to roles is also an important consideration to be discussed when implementing skills frameworks and therefore having an understanding of roles, requirements for those roles and associated responsibilities clearly defined is critical in the adoption of new processes and techniques.

Adopting a strategy around this methodology, with buy in from leadership, is a crucial component to the future requirements of businesses. Keeping up to speed with future digital skills requirements is crucial as the World Economic Forum states that skills are a depreciating asset and with the risk around skills shortages across our sector this is an area which must be seriously considered for the growth and future of any organisation working in the Built Environment.


Developing a skills based strategy to enable digital across your business.

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