Andrew Compson, Bentley Systems

Industry 4.0 and IoT driving the Need for Digital Twins


Industry 4.0 and the IoT have driven the need for a Digital Twin. The Digital Twin has been around a lot longer than the last 2 years, we just have not had the Connected Data Environments, collaboration between projects and O&M, and the ROI recognized to leverage the benefit of the Digital Twin across the whole lifecycle of our infrastructure assets.


Andrew Compson is currently working within the Account Advancement team for Bentley Systems in ANZ, responsible for creating value with Infrastructure Owners and their contractor/supply chain in Australia and New Zealand throughout the lifecycle of their infrastructure assets.
Following five years in the British Army – Military Survey, in the 1980s, Andrew spent the next 15 years in the Middle East working for BAE Systems on a major defence project between the British Government and the Saudi Arabian Government.
In 2006 he migrated to Australia where he worked in business roles for geospatial software vendors with a focus on Open standards and data interoperability to promote the exchange and mobility of geospatial information.
Andrew joined Bentley Systems in 2009 and focused on the Oil & Gas industry covering Australia, New Zealand and SE Asia and has been involved in the implementation of Bentley’s solutions into several key major oil and gas infrastructure owners within the region, where engineering data is used as information beyond the design and construction phases.