Connected Places Catapult has appointed Dr Alison Vincent PhD, FREng, FBCS, FIET as the chair of a new board that is being established to oversee the UK’s Digital Twin Hub.
She will be joined by Mark Enzer OBE, FREng, who takes up the role of vice chair.
Dr Alison Vincent sits as a non-exec director and technical advisor to multiple private and public companies, and has previously held senior technical positions at organisations including Cisco, HSBC and IBM.
Her roles have spanned cyber security, research and development, strategy execution, product management and business development, with particular expertise in digital strategy, innovation and mergers and acquisitions.
She is also a non-exec director on the Board of Connected Places Catapult.
Dr Alison said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Digital Twin Hub at such an important time in the development of digital twin technology in the UK and around the world.
“Digital twins are already helping to find the best solar panel locations in Singapore, manage people flow at train stations in London, and simulate the impact of natural disasters in Seoul.
“Ultimately, digital twins and connected digital twins will give us a clear advantage in fighting global, systemic challenges like pandemics, climate change and inequality.
“The Digital Twin Hub is a key player in the world of digitisation a vehicle to help the UK digitise at speed.”
Mark Enzer is the form head of the National Digital Twin programme. He served as Mott MacDonald’s Chief Technical Officer for five years and now acts as Strategic Advisor to Mott MacDonald’s digital advisory business.
Prof Greg Clark CBE, Chair of the Board at Connected Places Catapult, added: “I’m really delighted to congratulate Dr Alison Vincent and Mark Enzer OBE on their appointments to head up the board of the Digital Twin Hub.
“Connected Places Catapult recognises the immense opportunities presented by digital twins in better understanding our built environment, mobility systems, and decarbonisation pathways; enabling the creation of digital twin ecosystems for public good.
“With Alison and Mark at the helm, I am confident that the Digital Twin Hub will accelerate forwards in providing the community with a network to learn from, resources to draw from, and opportunities to work collaboratively to take these technologies to the next level.”
The board that Dr Vincent will chair has been selected from over 100 applicants working at the forefront of technology and the built environments sectors. The full list of board members was announced this July.
The Digital Twin (DT) Hub recently transferred from the University of Cambridge to its new home at Connected Places Catapult in a move designed to deliver stronger engagement with multi-sector industries and improve access to expertise across Innovate UK’s Catapult Network.
Image: Dr Alison Vincent (credit: Connected Places Catapult)
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