Steve Brown


Head of Digital Twins


Steve is a mechanical engineer, enterprise architect, digital innovator and entrepreneur, with over 25 years of experience driving digital business transformation in both the public and private sectors across Europe and the US.

Steve has held CTO roles for global manufacturing and global consultancy companies, as well as high-tech start-ups. He is now Head of Digital Twins for Sweco Group and has his own investment company.

For the last 5 years, Steve has focused exclusively on the development and use of digital twin technology to transform the design, build, operations and maintenance processes within the manufacturing, energy and transport sectors.

Steve has practical experience of how the right Digital Twin technology is transforming how organisations interact both internally and externally and believes that it will be a key element in Sweco’s vision of “Transforming Society Together.”

 What to expect during the event

Better Information Management is driving an evolution in the construction sector. It forms the foundation to the future Digital Twins that will revolutionise the way we interact and work with data on a societal basis. Smart City Digital Twins will be built up by federating smaller DTs of buildings, energy, utility and transport networks. Smart City DTs will also become the backbone of the Metaverse. However, the question remains; where are the “inception” points to these complex interconnected networks of information we aspire to achieve?

This presentation will share some methodologies and project examples from Sweco on how better Information Management supports the automated production of individual digital twins of complex assets (e.g. buildings), how to connect these to DTs of city infrastructure and how this enables more efficient city wide processes, such as urban planning and mobility.

We will use a simple prototype to demonstrate the journey from the point of inception to where structured data is developed into a digital twin, also showing where exceptional insights are gained in monitoring and decision-making for any given process.

We will also discuss how these federated digital twins will enable organisations to use each other’s data to generate significant new value, how the use of Blockchain technology means that the flow of data can be both trusted and traced, so that the value can be spread throughout the data supply chain, creating the data market that is essential to the Metaverse.

Full Life-cycle Digital Twins - BIM, the Metaverse and Everything

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