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Presented by Bentley Institute, the Year in Infrastructure Conference is a global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations focused on best practices and technologies for going digital.


October 5th - October 16th

Join us for an exclusive revealing of The Year in Infrastructure Finalist projects, as told by the infrastructure professionals who made each of them possible. Presentations in all 19 categories begin live on October 5, and will continue to be available on-demand leading to up the Year in Infrastructure Awards ceremony on October 21.


Tuesday, October 20th

11:00 a.m. EDT
Executive Perspective: Digital Twins for Infrastructure Resilience
Join Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, as he shares his insights about the advancements in infrastructure engineering software and cloud services and how they are empowering infrastructure professionals to design, build, and operate infrastructure that is more economically and environmentally sustainable. Greg will introduce two new Bentley executives, who each will also share their perspective. Hear from Nicholas Cumins, Chief Product Officer, and Katriona Lord-Levins, Chief Success Officer.

Finally, Greg will be joined by Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, for an interactive discussion on the challenges we face in infrastructure and how leading technology vendors will collaborate to meet those challenges through digital innovation.

12:00 p.m. EDT
TwinTalks Series Premiere
Digital twins will be front and center at this year’s event. Join leading industry figures as they moderate six sector specific TwinTalks, exploring the implications of digital twins for Digital Cities, Design and Construction, Digital Plants, Energy Utilities, Rail and Transit, and Roads and Bridges. Listen to interactive panel discussions with leading industry and business leaders and discover the fascinating opportunities that digital twins will facilitate for each of these critical infrastructure sectors. The initial Oct. 20 TwinTalks are each part of a three-part series, scheduled through mid-November.


Wednesday, October 21st

11:00 a.m. EDT
Executive Perspectives: Digital Twins
As was the case with BIM almost 20 years ago, digital twins are now reshaping how infrastructure is designed, constructed, and operated. The volume of data, as well as managing constant and dynamic change, is simply overwhelming for infrastructure professionals, whether in project delivery or operations. Bentley has worked closely with many leading players in the infrastructure community and, with their collaboration, we have built a platform to bring project and asset data together to support all stages of an infrastructure asset’s lifecycle. Join Bentley’s Chief Technology Officer Keith Bentley and Chief Product Officer Nicholas Cumins in a conversation about how data accessibility, data interoperability, and open standards underpin the shift to digital twins. Learn how leading design and construction firms, along with owner-operators, are leveraging digital twins, and the new business model opportunities that are emerging. Find out how your organization can take advantage of this once-in-a-decade opportunity.

11:30 a.m. EDT
Digital Twins: Making the Business Case for Digital Twins
Already, leading organizations are successfully deploying digital twins for project delivery and asset performance. Hear how our users have made compelling and successful business cases for investment in digital twin technologies and processes. Learn how Bentley is leveraging the iTwin platform and how it can help you to solve both your organization’s and your customer’s challenges, as well as help you gain better insight into your project and asset performance. Bentley’s Vice President, Business Development Adam Klatzkin and Strategic Director Richard Cooper will show you how the pieces fit together and guide you step by step through a modular, phased approach that will lead to long-lasting value. And if you have already set out on the path to digital twins, you will discover how to take control and get to where you want to be faster.

12:00 p.m. EDT
Digital Twins Showcase: Twinfrastructure! Twinnovation!
Digital twins have become possible due to the convergence of engineering technology, information technology, and operations technology. In this exciting and inspiring session, Bentley’s iTwin Innovation Lab Director Greg Demchak, Digital Integrator Mehreen Javaid, and Business Development Director Sanjeev Shah will showcase some practical and innovative applications of digital twins by leading organizations like HS2, Tesla, and NOV. Find out how to combine BIM, GIS, and EAM data into a single view of truth. Learn how mixed reality (XR) helps visualize engineering change to understand the past, control the present, and simulate the future. See how to implement remote inspection and remote assist digital workflows. No BIM? No problem! Discover how to create digital twins of existing operating assets from PDFs and drone surveys using machine learning.

12:30 p.m. EDT
Year in Infrastructure Awards Ceremony
After careful deliberation by independent expert juries, the winners of the 2020 Year in Infrastructure Awards will be announced in our live global broadcast. Don’t miss what has been called the “Academy Awards of Infrastructure”.


Tuesday, October 27th

Join Bentley product executives from our Project Delivery, Digital Cities, Design Integration, and Asset and Network Performance teams as they present the latest advancements in Bentley applications and cloud services.

10:00 a.m. EDT
ACCELERATE Keynote - Digital Cities
Join Robert Mankowski and Bentley’s digital cities leadership team as they discuss the latest digital twin technology advancements for increasing the sustainability, resiliency, and quality of life within campuses, cities, and regions. Learn how the capabilities and innovations of Bentley’s extensive portfolio of water infrastructure, geospatial, geotechnical, mobility, and reality modeling solutions are advancing urban infrastructure around the world. This session will highlight real-world implementations of city-scale digital twins that help organizations improve operations, build resiliency, plan for the future, and connect citizens and businesses in innovative ways.

11:00 a.m. EDT
ACCELERATE Keynote - Project Delivery
Join Dustin Parkman as he discusses how Bentley’s open and connected digital twin solutions enable you to improve decision-making and optimize business outcomes. These solutions help you quantify and qualify change, while, at the same time, identify unforeseen risks and create sustainable value for owners when the asset is in use. Learn how Bentley’s solutions enhance digital workflows with ProjectWise, SYNCHRO 4D, and Business Collaborator (BC), Bentley’s newest offering for project delivery.

1:00 p.m. EDT
ACCELERATE Keynote - Asset and Network Performance
Organizations in asset-intensive industries are struggling to reduce operational costs, de-risk, and optimize major decisions. Accelerating the pace of digital advancement is the solution. Join Alan Kiraly and his leadership team to discover how Bentley enables organizations to think big, prove small, and scale fast by implementing open and connected digital twin solutions. Learn how Bentley users comply with regulations, ensure safety and environmental integrity, increase reliability and resiliency, and lower total cost of asset ownership by effectively digitalizing asset and network performance business processes. Don't miss the latest innovations from Bentley that can optimize operations and maintenance.

2:00 p.m. EDT
ACCELERATE Keynote - Design Integration
Join Ken Adamson and Bentley’s design integration leadership team as they investigate how infrastructure companies are leveraging digital twins to add value to their operations. Learn how to use Bentley's comprehensive and unique open modeling and open simulation applications to easily create digital twins. These solutions can help you solve complex engineering challenges, design safer and more resilient infrastructure, and collaborate with other project team members and stakeholders. This session will demystify digital twins, provide you with real-world project insights, and give you the confidence to start your own digital twin strategy.


October 28 - November 20

ACCELERATE Webinar Series
Are you using Bentley applications or responsible for sharing knowledge on the best applications for infrastructure projects? Starting October 28, attend our ACCELERATE sessions to learn more about the technology today’s industry professionals are using to plan, design, build, and deliver infrastructure projects around the globe. Our ACCELERATE sessions are led by product experts who will illustrate the latest enhancements, capabilities, and uses of our leading products. Get the knowledge you need to help you move ahead and connect with peers to build your skills, learn about new product features, and make the most out of the tools you use.