Alexandra Bolton

Alexandra Bolton

Former Executive Director, CDBB

Alexandra Bolton is the former Executive Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, where she founded, ran and grew this unique socio-technical change programme, home to the UK's Building Information Modelling (BIM), National Digital Twin, and Global BIM programmes. CDBB brought industry, government and academia together to use data and digital twins within the built and natural environments to make better decisions, faster, and so create better outcomes for people and the planet.

Alexandra is the former Deputy Head of the National Digital Twin programme, an ambitious UK programme to enable an ecosystem of connected digital twins across the built environment, and the founding home of the Digital Twin Hub.

She is contributing to the national efforts in the UK's Cyber-Physical Infrastructure.

A keen champion of systems thinking, Alexandra believes that we can only solve the pressing issues of our time if we take a systems-based, holistic, socio-technical view. She is particularly interested in how the finance community and connected digital twins can enable ESG goals and help mitigate climate change.

Alexandra has had a varied career, having qualified as a chemical engineer, working in the industry and the City, before rejoining the University of Cambridge in 2014. She is currently an independent consultant providing strategic advice on digital transformation, digital twins, and organisational strategy.