Simon Carter – Keynote speaker
Professor Andrew Harris – Keynote speaker

Keynote: Simon Carter 


A catalyst for sustainable digitalisation

Carter is managing director for Morphosis, an independent corporate sustainability strategy practice specialising in the real estate sector, where he works with property groups, fund managers, non-property corporations and governments. His career has included sustainable design for a large architectural practice. He has also headed sustainability across Asia-Pacific for a global property services group.

Carter conceived and authored Crossing the Threshold – A primer for sustainable digitalisation in real estate and cities, published by RICS last September and endorsed by the PCA, GBCA, ISCA and GRESB. He is now leading an industry initiative to make digitalisation in the built environment responsible, ethical and sustainable.

Keynote: Professor Andrew Harris

Laing O’Rourke | University of Sydney

Future of construction

Harris is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at The University of Sydney, and the Australian director of the Engineering Excellence Group – Laing O’Rourke’s future engineering and innovation consultancy. 

Harris received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2002. He is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and Engineers Australia. He is a non-executive director Hazer Group, a listed clean-tech company, and serves on the board of the Australian Research Council Centre for Robotic Vision. 

In 2016, he was named one of Australia’s most innovative engineers by Engineers Australia.