Long-Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development

How Latin America and the Caribbean can unlock its digital potential

Employees work on the terminal foundations at the construction site of the new Mexico City International Airport in Texcoco on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso - RC1A57295560

Building Information Modelling could transform large construction projects in Latin America. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Mark Bew
Mark Bew, Chairman Professional Construction Strategies, Strategic Advisor to Digital Built Britain, PCSG
Michael S. Burke
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AECOM
Michael Buehler
Head of Infrastructure & Urban Development, World Economic Forum
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Percentage urban and location of urban agglomerations with at least 500,000 inhabitants, 2014. Image: UN, World Urbanisation Prospects: The 2014 Revision, Highlights
There is a positive correlation between digitalisation index as well as technology adoption and urbanisation. However, Latin American countries are underperforming in both dimensions. Image: BBVA
EY Analysis of UK construction, operations and services markets (2017). Image: EY/ONS, gov.uk, Gazprom, Facilities Management Journal, Arcadis
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