Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS) – 24 September 2021 – Recorded

Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS)


Humanism in a Technology Centric World: Enabling a digital twin for Industry 5.0


Keri Niven, Digital Practice Leader, Aurecon

The Geospatial Research Institute is pleased to host Keri Niven.


Keri is a passionate Digital Technologist, with a strong background in Geospatial technologies, and over 20 years of international experience in designing enterprise collaboration platforms. Keri is the New Zealand Digital Practice Leader and is focused on identifying digital possibilities and creating opportunities to embed new technologies into our organisational way of working. Keri represents Aurecon on the ANZ Smart Cities Council and on the ANZ Digital Twin Taskforce.


As engineers and designers, we have a responsibility to create a sustainable and responsible human-centric physical and digital legacy. Our decisions, particularly regarding how we use technology to solve problems, will profoundly shape our future.

This obligation has been recognised by the shift towards industry 5.0. This latest revolution represents the return of human-centric activities that are enabled by technology – and a refocus of technology towards supporting the collaboration and creativity that we as humans crave.

This is wonderful news for an organisation like Aurecon who for the last 6 years has been teaching 6000 people to think like designers. Working and thinking like designers is how we approach all our work. It’s a considered way of combining our creativity and expertise to move from existing situations to preferred ones by putting people at the centre of the solution.





Friday 24 September 2021
Room 111, Beatrice Tinsley Building or Online via Zoom

  • Networking lunch:  12:30-13:00
  • Seminar:   13:00-14:00


All are welcome!



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