Solutions for resolving the digital skills challenges within the construction industry will be explored at a round table chaired by PCSG’s Mark Stodgell.

As new industry models, technologies and ways of working gain traction, built-environment organisations are being forced to consider their resource strategies and the blend of talent necessary to digitally plan, deliver and maintain assets.

Strategies for attracting a dynamic workforce with the optimum skills for today’s business landscape are a challenge for many.

Other issues include the technological ‘generational divide’ between those ‘digital natives’ – the generation which has grown-up in the digital age – and the ‘baby boomers’ who may be less enthusiastic about embracing new technologies.

The panel discussion ‘Digital transformation, digitisation and the alleged generational divide’ will take place at the ThinkBIM Autumn conference.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Digitalisation and Digital Transformation – what is the difference?
  • Generational attitudes to digital transformation – myth or reality?
  • What are the issues?
  • Is it digital or just ‘change’?

Mark will draw on his experience from helping organisations across sectors including retail and education to develop and implement digital transformation strategies.

He said: “It’s easy to fall into stereotypes with regard to generational groups and the adoption of ‘new’, digital ways of working. But are these generalisations really fair?

“I am really looking forward to gathering peoples’ thoughts and experiences at the conference.”

The ThinkBIM conference will take place in Leeds on 2nd October.

To learn more about PCSG’s work in helping organisations to meet the challenges around digital transformation and the digital delivery and maintenance of their built-assets, please contact our Business Development Director, Olly Thomas.