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Welcome to Glider Connect 2023

The countdown to Glider Connect 2023 is on!

Thank you for registering to attend this year’s Glider conference, Glider Connect, taking place in Birmingham on 28 November 2023.

All the information, including the updated agenda and directions, are below. If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact natasha.maycock@glidertech.com.

We will look forward to seeing you in Birmingham on the 28th!

Important Information

Date & Location

28 November 2023

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG


Arrival & registration – 9:30am
Morning session starts – 10am
Networking lunch – 12:30pm
Afternoon session starts – 1:30pm
Wrap up & close by 4:15pm


  • 9:30am – 10:00am    Registration
  • 10:00am – 10:15am    Welcome and Glider update (Nick Hutchinson, Glider)
  • 10:15am – 10:45am    Keynote: Where is the digital built environment heading? (Henry Fenby-Taylor)
  • 10:45am – 11:00am    Interactive discussion – What does the future hold? (Henry Fenby-Taylor)
  • 11:00am – 11:15am    MORNING BREAK
  • 11:15am – 12:15pm      Product roadmap update (John Adams, Glider & Luke Pibworth, Glider)
  • 12:15pm – 12:30pm    Client focus: DIO’s AIM journey to machine learning, AI and beyond (Jane Dudson, DIO & Josh Gripton, DIO)
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm   LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm       Client focus: MOJ Pathfinder – Utilising digital twin technology to unlock energy performance insights (Gareth Jones, MOJ, James Franklin, Kier &Lucas Cusack, Glider)
  • 2:15pm – 2:45pm      Interactive session – What does tomorrow hold? (Henry Fenby-Taylor)
  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm    AFTERNOON BREAK
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm     Industry insight: Building Safety Act progress & update (Alan Simmons, Arcadis)
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm    Glider services update (including CDE services, data migration, building safety, asset management services) (John Simpson, Glider & David Hunt, Glider)
  • 4:00pm – 4:15pm     Q&A and wrap up

Agenda subject to change


The Thinktank
3rd Floor
Millennium Point
Curzon St
B4 7XG

Located on the third floor of Millennium Point, the Thinktank event suite is adjacent to the lifts in the main atrium.


By road
Thinktank is situated within Millennium Point, which is just minutes from Birmingham City Centre and The Bullring. The nearest motorways are the M6, M5 and M42. For Sat Nav use postcode B4 7AP.
There is a council run multi-storey car park situated at the rear of the building (charges apply). For details on charges please visit: Millennium Point Car Park website.

By rail
The nearest train station is Moor Street Station (10 minutes walk away). Turn right upon leaving Moor Street Station, just before Clayton Hotel, veer right to enter the City Park. Walk through the Park, past the Science Garden and in through the entrance of Millennium Point. New Street Station (15 minutes walk away). From New Street Station follow clear signage to Moor Street Station (approx. 5 minutes walk) then follow directions above.

By bus
From Birmingham City Centre catch numbers 14, 55/55A or 94 from The Priory Queensway to Jennens Road. Bus services are operated by National Express West Midlands.