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Arthur Berrill

Arthur Berrill is CTO of Data and Analytics for the Royal Bank of Canada. He is a technology leader and voice for RBC technology and innovation with commercial partners, government, open-source communities, and academic researchers, in domains relevant to RBC’s vision and strategy.  In service of this responsibility, Arthur is involved in most of the data science disciplines including location intelligence, data content, artificial intelligence, ontology, graph analytics, digital twins and climate change studies. He has a long history in the location intelligence field.


Arthur is an RBC Distinguished Engineer.

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David Metcalf, Ph.D.

Dr. David Metcalf serves as General Partner & Managing Director at Global Blockchain Ventures. He serves as Board Member at Equideum Health. David has more than 20 years' experience in the design and research of web-based and mobile technologies converging to enable learning and healthcare. Dr. Metcalf held leading roles for companies such as NASA and is currently Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training. Dr. Metcalf earned both M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova SE University and BA for University of Texas. He serves as Chairman at Blockchain Consortium

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Professor Michael Gruninger

Michael Grüninger is a Professor at the University of Toronto. He returned to Canada after spending five years as an Assistant Research Scientist in the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland College Park and also a Guest Researcher at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).
Before that, Michael was a Senior Research Scientist in the Enterprise Integration Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Michael received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and his B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta.

His current research focuses on the design and formal characterization of theories in mathematical logic and their application to problems in manufacturing and enterprise engineering. His most recent work on the Process Specification Language has been published as an International Standard (ISO 18629).

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Mark Enzer OBE FREng

Mark is a keen champion of outcomes-focused systems-thinking, collaborative delivery models, digitalisation, connected digital twins and the circular economy in the built environment.  Mark is the Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in the digitalisation of the built environment at the University of Cambridge.  As Strategic Advisor at Mott MacDonald, Mark provides advice to key clients on digitalisation and broader industry transformation.  Previously, Mark was the CTO of Mott MacDonald and the Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, where he was the Head of the National Digital Twin programme.

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Tony Wheeler

Tony Wheeler is the CEO of the Geospatial Council of Australia.  He holds degrees in geospatial science and business administration. His experience includes senior roles with large engineering consulting firm, Sinclair Knight Merz - now Jacobs, that included 12 years as a senior partner, initially heading their geospatial business unit, and later major international projects and mergers and acquisitions. smaller consulting firms, State and Commonwealth Government agencies, and information technology companies. Tony has also participated on a wide range of Industry Boards, Govt Committees, was active in the formation of the CRC for Spatial Information and industry working groups.

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François Scharffe, Ph.D.

François Scharffe is a hands-on technology executive with a track record of improving data management in organizations through technology innovation. Over the years, he has focused on and advocates for knowledge centric AI. François is also involved in academia, most recently at the University of Montpellier (France) and Columbia University (New York). He is the founder and chief executive of The Data Chefs, a data management consulting firm, and a founder and program chair of the Knowledge Graph Conference, the leading event on knowledge centric AI. François lives in New York City and is a happy father of two.

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Kamran Baqai

Kamran is a Program Manager for Adastra and is a Digital Twin enthusiast committed to helping businesses win with optimal deployment of Digital Twin technologies. He has over 20 years of data & analytics domain experience spanning across energy, manufacturing and public sector domains.

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Peio Popov

Peio Popov leads the Financial Services vertical at the Ontotext where his focus is on applying the knowledge graph technology to various use-cases in the financial sector.

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Sean Audain

Sean is the City Innovation Lead at Wellington City Council. His career has focussed on Innovation, Smart Cities and the strategic transformation of Local Government. Sean leads the development of Wellington’s smart city, exploring how technology and cities combine through data, digital twins and strategies to give us a better understanding of places, make better decisions and explore futures.

Sean has an Urban Planning Degree from the University of Auckland and has served on a number of international bodies including the Open Government Partnership Expert Advisory Panel, Digital Twin Taskforce, the World Economic Forum’s G20 Smart Cities Advisory Group and the Global Futures Council. Sean has been recognised with a number of international awards including as a Harvard Global Innovator 2020 and Smart Cities Council Leader 2020.

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Sam Wiffen

Sam Wiffen, is a multifaceted entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Reveal; a cutting-edge subsurface infrastructure technology company. With extensive experience across various industries, Sam has led Reveal since 2012, focusing on innovative solutions which drives the global growth of the company.

Reveal employs solutions that fundamentally improve the way people work smarter and safer in the hidden subsurface infrastructure realm.

As an underground nerd, Sam is dedicated to revolutionizing subsurface information to unlock new ways of delivering projects, enabling smarter cities and meeting climate challenges, ultimately benefiting both human society and the natural world.

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Amber Standley

Amber is a Senior User Experience Designer from CSIRO’s Terria Program. Terria digital twin technologies having been powering digital twin platforms and projects for governments, research and industry since 2018.

CSIRO is the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation which is an Australian Government agency responsible for scientific research.

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Marie Truelove

Marie is a Senior Product Manager from CSIRO’s Terria Program. Terria digital twin technologies having been powering digital twin platforms and projects for governments, research and industry since 2018.

CSIRO is the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation which is an Australian Government agency responsible for scientific research.

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Alex Luck

Alexandra Luck is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and a Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists. She has a wealth of experience in issues pertaining to asset management, BIM, digital built environments, intelligent transport systems, management of information and security-minded approaches. Accumulating expertise through a number of engineering roles, Alexandra specialises in the development, implementation, management and auditing of proportionate and structured management systems, policies and processes as well as the development and delivery of programmes within these disciplines. She is currently Joint Policy Lead for the National Digital Twin Programme.

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Simon Evans

Simon is both the Global Digital Energy Leader and the Global Digital Twin Leader at Arup; he is Vice President, Trustee and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); and he is a Board Member and the Chair of the Gemini Call for the Digital Twin Hub.  As both a technology developer and a chartered mechanical engineer, with a background in renewables and offshore oil and gas, Simon is an industry and board advisor for digital transformation and technology, and he has a passion for the transformational applications of digital technology.

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Dr. Amit Bhave

Amit is the CEO and Co-Founder of CMCL, where he leads a highly-skilled team in delivering Digital Engineering solutions across industries and sectors including automotive, materials, environmental, infrastructure and energy. This included ground-breaking work on CReDO, an award-winning climate resilience demonstrator. Amit is also a By-Fellow at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, with a focus on Digital Engineering, decarbonisation, cleantech and entrepreneurship.

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Professor Phil Greening

Professor Phil Greening is the Principal Investigator for the TransiT Hub. Phil has significant industrial experience in logistics and freight modelling and is a Director of The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight and leads the Centre for Logistics and Sustainability at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He leads a strong team with unique capability in the use of agent-based modelling for strategic investment planning of infrastructure.

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Darren Mottolini

Darren Mottolini is the Director for Spatial WA, a whole of Government Program to implement a connected advanced spatial digital twin for the State of Western Australia. His career has spanned both private and public sector, providing strategy and consulting services for the implementation of data systems and analytics in mining, transport, asset management, public services, and environmental sectors. He is a board member of the Geospatial Council of Australia and is an active advocate for improving how location data is used as enabler for digital transformation, supporting Government and industry to realise the potential for place-based decision making.

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Narelle Underwood

Narelle is a senior executive in the NSW public service with a proven record of driving change and delivery of projects across a range of portfolios.   When appointed in 2016, she was both the youngest and first female Surveyor General of NSW.  Narelle is a strong advocate within the surveying and geospatial information fields particularly for its future development as it intersects with innovation and emerging technologies. She is an energetic public speaker with the ability to speak on a range of topics including technical, management and leadership.  Narelle is a champion for women in leadership and STEM based careers.

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Dr. Colin Robertson

Dr. Colin Robertson is an interdisciplinary applied scientist and Director of Data Science at Global Spatial Technology Solutions. Colin spent over a decade as a professor where he led a research lab focused on theoretical and applied spatial data science. At GSTS Colin leads a team of data scientists developing machine learning and AI models solving critical problems at a global scale in the maritime domain.

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Dr. Kumutha Swampillai

Kumutha is the Director of Data Science at Intent HQ. She has spent the last 10 years creating innovative machine learning solutions for startups and FTSE100 companies across a range of industries. Prior to this she was a Senior Language Modeling Research Scientist at Nuance Communications developing LMs for speech recognition. She earned her PhD in Natural Language Processing from Sheffield University and her MSc in Artificial Intelligence from KU Leuven.

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Dahong Zhang

Dahong, presently enrolled in the Master of Engineering program at Cornell University, specializing in Operations Research and Information Engineering, obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. With his strong interest in data science and machine learning, he collaborated with RBC on a capstone project from 2022 to 2023, leading the development and application of the knowledge graph on digital twin.

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Professor Markus Kraft

Professor Kraft researches data-driven modelling, machine learning, and semantic web technologies and has pioneered the World Avatar – an all-encompassing knowledge graph approach to developing a dynamic world model. He co-edited the book "Intelligent Decarbonisation" which comprehensively assesses the current and future impact of digital technologies and artificial intelligence on the decarbonisation of key economic sectors. He is a Fellow of Churchill College and a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. He also is the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore (CARES), the University of Cambridge's first overseas research centre, based at CREATE.

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John Holden

John D Holden is the Team Lead for the Digital Twin Hub (DT Hub) at Connected Places Catapult in London, UK. The Digital Twin Hub serves as a network to connect partners and collaborators within the digital twin ecosystem, providing a platform for learning, knowledge sharing, and advancing the state of the art for digital twins. The DT Hub currently has over 4950 members from over 80 countries and is growing every day. In his role as Team Lead, John leverages his expertise and skills to globally drive the expansion of the Digital Twin Hub community.

David Metcalf
Arthur Berill
Michael Gruninge
Mark Enzer
Tony Wheeler
Francois Scharffe
Kamran Baqai
Peio Popov
Sean Audain
Amber Standley
Marie Truelove
Alex Luck
Simon Evans
Amit Bhave
Phil Greening
Darren Mottolni
Narelle Underwood
Colin Robertson
Kumutha Swampillai
Dahong Zhang
Markus Kraft
John Holden
Sam Wiffen
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