Data is the currency of the surveyor – and it's changing before our eyes as advances in how we capture, report and analyse data change what it is to be a member of the profession. And so fast is the change, it's hard to keep track of where it's all headed.
So in this edition's ambitious bumper lead feature, composed of Q&A interviews, company profiles and opinions, we pull together 20 of the most exciting ideas, innovations, trends and influencers at the forefront of this data revolution.
We convene a panel of experts to discuss the cultural challenges that this new world of data – continually forming in real time, and in gigantic quantities – presents. Who owns asset data? What skills do professionals need to handle it all? And are we ready to embrace a culture of collaboration required to take full advantage of the opportunities?
And we pay a visit to a city that already is taking advantage of the opportunities presented by big data: Bristol, where a series of flagship initiatives are leading the way in open data access, energy innovation and community engagement. We find out how the progress made by the UK's leading smart city could transform the way we use cities in the future.
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An experienced and award-winning magazine editor, Oliver has worked in the sectors of property, insurance, automotive and technology. At Sunday Publishing, he has edited titles for a variety of high-profile clients, including Miller Homes, British Gas, Allianz and Toyota, as well as RICS.