Meet Our Speakers

At Cutting Edge, we are bringing together the industry's top thought leaders in tunneling.

We are dedicated to bringing together some of the most renowned professionals in urban tunneling in the industry. Learn more about these speakers’ presentations in Technical Sessions.

Keynote Speakers


Chair’s Opening Remarks – Sustainability, Efficiency & Environmental Responsibility

Joe O’Carroll, Mott MacDonald


The UK’s Lower Thames Crossing: A Pathfinder Project to Explore Carbon Neutral Construction

Keith Bowers, COWI


Australia’s Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project: Utilising an Abandoned Gold Mine to Generate, Store & Dispatch Renewable Energy on Demand

Brian Minhinick, Mott MacDonald


Pure Water: Southern California’s Plan to Clean Wastewater & Purify it to Produce a New, Sustainable Source of High-Quality Water

John Bednarski, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California