Rebecca De Cicco
Rebecca gained a degree in architecture from the Louis Laybourne-Smith School of Architecture & Design at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, graduating in 2002. She founded Conceptual Node two years after her time at University; a consultancy in Australia focused on digitising construction. Conceptual Node was the start of what is now known as Digital Node which she founded in 2013, providing advice and insight to construction professionals all over the world on advanced digital solutions and BIM implementation and management processes. Rebecca works with buildingSMART Internation BSI, CIOB and many training organisations, sits on the Autodesk Developer Network and feedback community and supports the London BIM initiative within the BIM Regions. She is also a strong advocate for diversity and young people (having been part of a future focused industry group, BIM2050) and also teaches, mentors and trains young people regarding future processes and BIM. As the founder of the global community Women in BIM (WiB), Rebecca saw a need to create a group where like-minded construction professionals with an interest in BIM methodology could share best practice, ideas and insights. Beginning as a not-for-profit community on LinkedIn, by 2016, it had grown to over 500 members, extending to women in Europe, USA, Australia, Middle East, and south-east Asia.