Speaker Spotlight: A quick chat with Simon Vaux
Tell us about your current role
I’m the Director Digital Engineering with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and currently leading the long-term strategy to implement Digital Engineering (DE) within Transport. The resulting TfNSW DE Framework will provide a consistent approach to DE across the Transport cluster, through a program of strategic business transformation and industry collaboration.
What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my current role leading the development of the DE Framework. This program is driving innovation and providing direction to industry, through a new, more holistic approach to DE. This will enable a step change in productivity and provide long-term benefits to our industry.
How would you sum up your approach to engineering in three words?
Innovative, collaborative, strategic
Why do you think conferences like RISK-PCC are important?
Conferences like RISK-PCC provide an excellent opportunity to meet with business leaders and share innovative ideas about the future of our industry.
What are you most looking forward to at RISK-PCC?
Hearing from thought leaders throughout the event, question time directly after my presentation and of course the networking
Simon is a chartered civil engineer with 18 years’ experience managing the delivery of transport infrastructure, having worked in both the private and public sectors in Australia and the UK. Since joining Transport for NSW in 2007, Simon has been responsible for the engineering of numerous major transport projects in and around Sydney. He is currently Director Digital Engineering at Transport for NSW and is leading the agency-wide strategy to drive innovation and new technologies in the construction sector. Simon is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers NSW Committee and an active promoter of civil and digital engineering.