John Swift

Associate Director , Waterman Group

John is playing a leading role developing Waterman’s nationwide DRIMS (Dynamic Response Intelligent Monitoring System) offering, a road conditions evaluation tool using smartphone technology processed using the latest AI deep learning technologies in road condition monitoring,  

Having been in IT for a number of years, often creating business change and enhancements John has been working in roads with innovative technology for the last 15 years.

The advent of AI across differing industries needs to be managed and John sees some similarities with the positive and negative adoption of wi-fi in the late 90s of which John was an early trailblazer.

However Johns view of any innovative technology has never changed, “its all about people, process and progression.”

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday 28 November 2023


Debate: "AI is the Future of Asset Management"

14:40 - 15:25 Asset Management
  • Panellists will raise points in support and/or against the stated motion, welcoming input from the audience.
  • Where are we on the AI journey currently?
  • What does AI offer asset managers and road planners?
  • What are the potential pitfalls and challenges that come with its use?