Volker Buscher (Arup)

Volker Buscher is Arup’s Data Leader (Chief Data Officer).  He is a member of Arup’s Group Board Digital Executive, with responsibility for developing Arup wide data driven automation, services and products.  A Project Director for public and private sector clients in the UK, Europe, Middle East, US and SE Asia.  

His focus is to act upon:

  • Identifying technology trends that have a disruptive impact on the built environment, our core markets and Arup’s strategy;
  • Delivering data driven approaches for Arup, our clients and our ecosystem of partners.  Engaging with partners through open innovation capabilities;
  • Social usefulness of built environment data including climate change.

Volker has experience as a non Executive Director through his work on advisory boards including the Smart London Board advising the Mayor of London, the Smart Cities Forum advising UK Ministers for Cities and Technology, together with advisory roles for ISO, BSI, Digital Economy Catapult and the Canary Wharf Cognicity program.

Thought Leadership and key note talks cover his global work in the digital built environment.  He is the course Director of Arup University masters level course in Smart Cities, Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.  

Volker is the co-chair for the Arup Foundation sponsored “Digital Cities for Change (DC2)” programme at Cambridge University, acts as industrial supervisor for several engineering doctorates and as industry reviewer for research programs in Singapore.

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