Mark Coates is Bentley’s Director – Strategic Industry Engagements, where he gives Bentley and their clients unparalleled insight into the UK infrastructure market and educates the marketplace on how they can harness digital technology to transform how they deliver infrastructure projects. A former quantity surveyor with an extensive background in global project delivery, Mark first began working in the construction sector 31 years ago. He has worked with Thames Water, United Utilities, ICI, Highways England, The Olympic Delivery Authority, and Crossrail.
For the past seven years, Mark has been working in digital transformation and has seen the great advances made in sectors by adopting digital ways of working. He has worked on numerous infrastructure projects, consulting asset owners and their advisors on technology adoption to attain better project results while being conscious of time, cost, and quality. Mark is a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, as well as chairman of British Water and a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Government and Public Policy.
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