Digital technologies are transforming all industrial sectors and infrastructure owners recognise there is a huge opportunity to make better use of their data to drive better decisions and unlock value for their customers. Knowing where to actually start is more difficult. Mott MacDonald led the development of an industry-standard digital maturity assessment tool as part of Project 13. This helped Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) members with combined capital expenditure of almost £10bn per year to understand their current digital maturities and identify priority actions – from improving customer experience to developing smarter assets.
Our Project 13 digital benchmarking report “Ripe for transformation, ready for change?” catalysed industry action with the formation of the Digital Transformation Task Group to share best practice between ICG members. We continue to support the group, helping shape their digital transformation strategies and benchmarking their maturity annually to measure progress.
We also provide the chair and programme manager for the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s Digital Framework Task Group, who developed the Gemini Principles and Roadmap laying the foundations for the National Digital Twin. That includes developing the information management framework for the built environment, establishing a common industry data model that will enable secure interoperability between different asset owners’ digital twins.
We are helping drive the UK infrastructure industry’s digital transformation, shaping client’s strategies and informing best practice in effective information management – which could unlock value worth up to 25% of total investment across the whole infrastructure life cycle.