Digital Twins – Interview with Cristina Savian
In this interview with Cristina Savian, we discuss the present and future of digital twins in the construction industry.
Cristina Savian is the founder and managing director at BE-WISE, a London based consultancy firm specialized in helping start-ups and SMEs to scale-up and bring new technologies into the construction market.
Cristina has over twenty years’ experience in the civil engineering and technology industries, working from small-scale traffic calming and parking schemes in UK and Italy, through to planning major events such as playing a key role as transport manager of the Greenwich Park venue during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She then moved to work for a multinational leading technology company, Autodesk, covering several global roles as technical and commercial lead across Europe and America.
Cristina started her career in 1998 as Land Surveyor in Italy, and holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge, a joint degree in Transport & Business Management from Imperial College London and UCL and a first class degree in Environmental Economics from the University of Turin. Cristina is a regular guest speaker at industry events and holds judge and board positions on engineering and construction panels. She recently joined the built environment industry panel and the Institute of Engineering Technology, she co-leads the business case streamed at the UK BIM Alliance as well as being a technology scout for the Process Innovation Forum in UK.
Cristina is also an official Ambassador for gender diversity and inclusion programs and due to publish a white paper on “Tackling Gender Diversity in the Construction Industry” with the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.