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Join Bentley, City of Helsinki, City of Dublin, Microsoft, and ESI ThoughtLab to Discuss Going Digital in Cities and the Value of Digital Twins

Panel Discussion


While there are many unknowns of how the global pandemic will impact the industry, many organizations are contemplating how economies, industries, infrastructure, cities, and people will respond and move forward. Join executives in this roundtable as they discuss cultural shifts, social distancing, working from home, and the future landscape of cities and their economies. Listen as they consider new business models, how technology plays a role, and the innovation necessary to help cities put resilience into action. 

Led by Teresa Elliott, industry marketing director – cities and water at Bentley Systems, and Lou Celi, CEO and founder of ESI ThoughtLab, this panel will consider cities in this rapidly changing world. While they explore potential outcomes, they will also discuss new ideas for planning, building, and operating cities that support a resilient and sustainable future.

Hear from Jarmo Suomisto, architect and project manager of Helsinki 3D+, on the advances that have given Helsinki, Finland an advantage in working from home, continuing smart city initiatives, and improving project and public engagement.

Listen as Jamie Cudden, Smart City program manager, chief executive’s office, Dublin City, discusses what might be the city of the future, how we re-think or re-design for social distancing, the accelerated areas of investment, and the city culture that is necessary to achieve new goals.

Join Robert Mankowski, senior vice president – digital cities, Bentley, and Kirk Arthur, senior director, business strategy – Worldwide Government Industry, Microsoft, as they highlight the importance of digital twins enabled by federated data, open environments, and cloud technology that can help cities analyze and simulate to predict behaviors and improve outcomes – all to help design the digital cities necessary for the future.    

At the conclusion of the online panel session, the industry experts can be reached to schedule one-to-one interviews with media members.



Lou Celi

CEO and Founder

ESI ThoughtLab

Teresa Elliott
Industry Marketing Director, Government and Water
Bentley Systems


Robert Mankowski, P.E.

Senior Vice President, Digital Cities

Bentley Systems

Jarmo Suomisto, Architect

Project Manager, Helsinki 3D+

City of Helsinki, Finland

Jamie Cudden

Smart City Program Manager, Chief Executive’s Office

Dublin City Council

Kirk Arthur

Senior Director, Business Strategy – Worldwide Government Industry


Tuesday, June 9

10:00 a.m. – 11: 00 a.m. EDT 

This is a virtual event. Register here to join the live session. Participants can submit questions via chat during the panel discussion or request a one-to-one interview with a panelist. If you have questions, or would like to request an interview, please contact: Christine Byrne at (US and UK), or Michaela Romero at (EMEA, LA, Asia).

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Smart Dublin Initiative (Dublin, Ireland)

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About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $700 million in 172 countries. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. 

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