Scott Olsen

Neil Thompson

Director of Digital Construction
| Atkins

As part of Atkin’s leadership team, Neil is responsible for the definition and implementation of a global transformation program. The role involves identifying and sharing digital innovation, creating new business opportunities and service lines, and encouraging cultural shift across an organisation of 55,000 employees.

Neil’s passion lies in determining how to improve the design, build and operation of social & economic infrastructure, through integrated technologies and services. Tackling the productivity problem using his background as a construction manager, engineer and economist, he is working to redefine business models, harness robotics and apply digitally driven engineering.

Alongside his role at Atkins, Neil is also Lead at the Centre for Digital Built Britain and Associate Professor at UCL.