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Paul Surin


Head of Digital Delivery

I am a positive, proactive and results-driven senior executive with a highly successful track record in leading both internal and external business strategies and teams.

I am passionate about innovating and transforming business models which have been challenged by new technologies, new competitors, and market shifts, delivering innovative and commercially favourable solutions to all technical, commercial and digital matters.

I have an extensive knowledge and understanding of Built Environment, BIM, Virtual Design Construction, Lean Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing strategies, data interoperability, ERP & CRM systems, AI, blockchain, management & advice,, manufacturing processes including industry 4.0, renewable energy technologies & energy performance/analytics of existing.

I also have a strong background in standards, regulations and integrated end to end processes including digital twin.

I am one of the co-leaders of the OpenBuilt cross-industry ”iOS” / horizontal platform for Digital Built Environment, infrastructure, major capital projects (from ideation to execution).

 What to expect during the event

"Decarbonisation, circularity, technology, and net zero are all important factors that will play a critical role in the development of future smart cities.

1. Decarbonisation: As the world continues to grapple with the challenges posed by climate change, reducing carbon emissions has become a critical priority. Smart cities can play a key role in this effort by implementing sustainable transportation options, such as electric vehicles and bike-sharing programs, as well as by incorporating renewable energy sources like solar and wind power into their energy grids.

2. Circularity: Circular economy principles, which emphasize the reuse, repair, and recycling of materials, are becoming increasingly important as resources become scarcer and waste continues to accumulate. In future smart cities, circularity will be critical to reducing waste and promoting sustainability. This could involve implementing circular waste management systems, designing buildings for circularity, and encouraging the development of circular supply chains.

3. Technology: Smart cities are built on technology, and advances in technology will continue to play a critical role in their development. This could include the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize urban services, the deployment of smart sensors to monitor and manage urban infrastructure, and the use of blockchain technology to enhance data security and privacy.

4. Net zero: Achieving net zero emissions, where a city's carbon emissions are offset by carbon removal, will be a critical goal for future smart cities. This will require a combination of decarbonisation efforts, as well as the implementation of new technologies and practices that can help to reduce emissions and promote sustainability.

Taken together, decarbonisation, circularity, technology, and net zero will all play critical roles in the development of future smart cities. By incorporating these principles into urban planning and design, cities can create more sustainable and resilient communities that are better equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century."

Future of Sustainable Smart Cities & Communities

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