Cristina is the founder of BE-WISE, an international consultancy focused on driving adoption of technology bringing to market the most promising innovation in the construction and property industries. It is a consultancy firm specialised in helping start-ups and SME to scale up and bring new technology into the construction market.
Cristina, has over twenty five years’ experience in the civil engineering and technology industries, working from small-scale traffic calming and parking schemes in UK and Italy, through to planning major events such as playing a key role as transport manager of the Greenwich Park venue during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She then moved to work for a multinational leading technology company, Autodesk, covering several global roles as technical and commercial lead across Europe and America.
Cristina started her career in 1998 as Building and Land Surveyor in Italy, and holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge, a joint degree in Transport & Business Management from Imperial College London and UCL and a first class degree in Environmental Economics.
Cristina is a regular guest speaker at industry events and universities and holds judge and board positions on engineering and construction panels such as the Built Environment Panel at the Institute of Engineering and Technology and she was co-leads the business case streamed at the UK BIM Alliance in the UK. In Australia, she is part of the National Workgroup for the Digital Built and Legal Environment (DBLE) and Australasian BIM Advisory Board Asset Management Technical Working Group.
Author of “Digital Twins for the Built Environment An introduction to their opportunity, benefits, challenges and risks” Institute of Engineering and Technology - white paper, October 2019 – mentioned on Financial Times 30 Jan 2020 and on the Australasian Construction Council, ABAB position paper - January 2021.
Author of "Digital Twins from Design to Handover of Constructed Assets" RICS Publication - March 2022.
Cristina, was named in the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Who’s Who in Industry 4.0 Influential Voices and Brands – Global Digital Twin expert list – by Onalytica, also runs her editorial column on www.aec.business.com – where she writes about the new construction industry trends. She also founded the "House of Digital Twins Club" on ClubHouse where she run weekly rooms in English, German and Italian to share knowledge and experience around the implementation of digital twins for the built environments.
Cristina also recently chaired the biggest Digital Twin Conference in Southern Hemisphere - Digital Built World Summit - May 2022, Sydney