At this year's Esri GIS Conference & Tech it was announced that VolkerWessels has won the 'Enterprise GIS Award 2020'. The award recognises the innovative use of geographical information in the core processes of the organisation. VolkerWessels owes the award mainly to the broad use of geographical information within the organisation.
The presentation of the award this year, due to the virtual set-up of the Esri GIS Conference & Tech, was different than usual. Not together on a stage in a full auditorium, but at 1.5 meters distance at a VolkerWessels project location near Schiphol Airport. There, Ed van Ingen, director of Esri Nederland, presented the award to René Beurze, director of digital transformation of the Infrastructure Netherlands division. View the award ceremony here.
VolkerWessels has a clear vision on digitisation. VolkerWessels and, within this, the Infrastructure Netherlands division have started an overarching digitisation programme to further accelerate digitisation within the company. The vision is that VolkerWessels wants to develop into a data-driven company, in which developments such as BIM, GIS and Digital Twin will be increasingly integrated.
Ed van Ingen, director of Esri Nederland says: "There is a strong hands-on mentality at VolkerWessels, which means that people immediately get to work with GIS and come up with new wishes and ideas themselves. That is also one of the reasons why VolkerWessels won this award. Not only have they implemented GIS, but they are also actively working with it and challenging us to continue developing the product. For example, they share BIM models with which we can gear our software even better to the wishes of users.”
René Beurze of VolkerWessels explains: "The Enterprise GIS Award is a nice compliment for everyone at VolkerWessels who actively uses GIS and thus contributes to the digital transformation. In order to further accelerate digitalisation within our company, we will continue to develop together with our clients and partners. This will lead to better use of relevant and up-to-date data, thereby reducing costs and increasing customer value."