Speaker Profile

Ms. Rebecca De Cicco

Principal, Digital Enablement, Aurecon / Director, Digital Node and Global Chair, Women in BIM
Presenting remotely


Rebecca De Cicco is a global BIM expert, thought leader and innovator who acts as a role model across the globe in BIM and digital strategy and standards. She is the Principal of Digital Enablement for global advisory firm Aurecon, acting to drive and support growth for digital across the group globally helping clients to digitise their assets and upskill their people. In March 2021, Rebecca’s own business Digital Node was acquired by Aurecon, who provide leading digital transformation and BIM capability to its people, clients and projects. Aurecon is an engineering, design and advisory company that brings ideas to life by enabling innovative solutions and digital delivery across a variety of different projects.

Rebecca founded the not for profit group, Women in BIM (WIB) , in the UK in 2012. Her vision was to create an opportunity to gather and grow women in the digital space by providing an outlet to network, share and work together. The group began as a UK focused initiative and it has now become a global support network with WIB leaders positioned in over 43 countries across the globe driving and supporting their main themes and incentives.

As an industry thought leader, Rebecca has been awarded numerous awards and recognitions for her work across the Construction industry and continues to strive to make a difference to ultimately help drive change and innovation in her sector.


Ms De Cicco will present on Thursday 26 May 2022 in the session 'Future and Emerging Trends'

Presentation title: Digital Skills and Capabilities – The required knowledge we’ll need to sustain the future of Digital Across the Built Environment in Australia

This presentation will discuss the current emerging trends in digital across the built environment, addressing the lack of current skills we presently have and reviewing what skills we’ll need across the sector to address the uptake of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering (DE) in Australia. This session will dissect what the current skills landscape currently looks like, address our lack of knowledge in this space and document how we’ll be affected as an industry if the skills gaps are not addressed. The impact of COVID as well as the way in which our sector is building digital capability to sustain remoting working practices is also of major interest and many organisations are now taking a more strategic approach toward the uptake of digital capabilities. Rebecca will discuss the sector issues as a whole and give insight into the way Aurecon as a business are upskilling and education their people to offer a wider variety of services all aligned to digital delivery.

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