Saurabh Bhandari

Project Director at Mott MacDonald.

More than 10 years’ experience in IT and Consulting, both leading and supporting cross functional projects

Saurabh is a Major Projects director for Mott MacDonald, with 18+years of construction and design management experience in major public and private infrastructure projects in UK, Australia, and MESA. As a front-end delivery practitioner, he is passionate about increasing the role of project and programme management disciplines in disaster rebbuild. He has led and participated in delivery of many award-winning projects; including the Cumbria Infrastructure Recovery Programme,  and specialises in developing fast response programme delivery teams.

ABSTRACT OF THE SPEECH

Leveraging Innovation for Humanity.

Adverse impacts of climate change in the 21st century are impacting vast populations across the globe. Yet the resilience and restoration programmes suffer from loss of knowledge , access to expertise and sustaining momentum required for delivery. The talk will demonstrate how, innovative use of emerging Programme management technologies during the  planning and reinstatement phase can bring stability to the crisis more effectively and why technology needs to be at the heart of disaster rebuild.