Summit Speakers 2023

The Construction Summit 2023 will be held on the 20th April 2023 at the Tower Hotel, London.  The theme for the day is ‘The Future of Construction – Leading for Success’ and will be broken in two distinct sessions, with the AM session covering People and Culture and the PM session focusing on Digital Transformation. The morning and afternoon sessions will finish with a panel discussion on the subject with the delegates having the opportunity to get involved and ask questions to the experts.

AM Session 

Leading for Success – People and Culture

There will be 3 key speakers who will look at how people and culture can lead construction businesses to success. Before breaking for lunch the speakers will be invited back the stage for the popular panel discussion where you can ask more questions during the debate.  

Jo Salter was the first female fast jet pilot in the RAF and is the current Global Transformation Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).  Jo will provide insight about her experiences within both roles with the challenges faced and how she has overcome them. 

Peter Kelly was the senior psychologist for 24 years at HSE. He currently serves as head of psychological health and safety UK for FlourishDx and as Mental Health Advisor to the charity Mates in Mind.  Peter will discuss ‘The emerging and ongoing storm in mental health and construction’, covering: It’s time to start conversations and move them to action on mental health in construction; Be proactive rather than reactive in mental health; Talk about the elephant on site.

The final presentation for the morning will be from a special guest and will be announced soon.

PM Session

Leading for Success – Digital Transformation

The afternoon session will look at Digital Transformation.  Again the afternoon will have 3 different viewpoints and experience to provide ideas and inspiration for your digital Journey followed by the panel discussion. Within the afternoon session you will hear from:

Holly Grace Williams, Founder and Technical Lead – Akimbo Core. Holly will discuss Cyber Security – How I Hack Companies. She has over fifteen years’ experience in breaking into the computer systems of major companies. In this session she’ll share some funny stories of breaking into computers and buildings. Plus, some lessons learned on how companies can keep their data safe. It’s not all about passwords, software patches, and perimeters. This session should be useful to the geeks and techies looking to see another professional’s opinions on how companies can more effectively secure their systems – but for less techie audience members it will also be an interesting look behind the curtain on how real-world cyber-attacks actually take place and why some companies seem so ill prepared for them.

The afternoon session will also include presentations from The LGA Digital Construction Lead and James Butcher Director of Policy for the NFB.