Learn more about the Vice President of BIM World MUNICH.
The Vice Presidents of BIM World are spreading the BIM ecosystem to the neighbor countries of Germany. BIM won´t affect only Germany. Moreover, there is a lot to learn from the others.
To strengthen the BIM network and to foster the development of general BIM structures, is the goal of activities by the Vice Presidents of the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia.
Anssi Savisalo: “Scandinavian companies and public stakeholders already have a long record on introducing BIM based workflows in design, construction and asset management of the built environment. On behalf of BuildingSMART Finland, I’m happy to act as a bridge builder between Nordic countries and the German BIM scene.”
Wolfgang Walcher: “With a computer graphics education and being professionally involved in 3D urban modelling and as-built modelling for almost two decades, I have been keenly following the rapid rise of BIM in the past years. Visiting the BIM World PARIS this Spring fully convinced me of the dynamics and importance of the BIM industry and I was delighted to be given the chance to play a small role in bringing the benefits of BIM technology to the countries in my area.”
Leos Svoboda: “BIM as a universal concept has wide international impact and as I have experienced throughout my career, discussiing and sharing best practices across nations is the right way to make the most of any idea, concept or approach. Bringing together neighbouring states to BIM World Munich event could only accelerate not just BIM progress but also wider cooperation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction or Facility Management industries.”
Anssi Savisalo is an experienced senior consultant and project manager in urban planning and design at FCG Finnish Consulting Group, where he currently acts as the Chief Product Owner for MAPGETS 3D platform for smart city applications. He is a member of Board at BuildingSMART Finland and chairs the working group for city development. His areas of expertise include urban data modeling, city design and urban development as well as juridical city planning.
Dr. Wolfgang Walcher holds a PhD from TU-Graz, Austria and is a leading geo-spatial innovator and domain expert. He launched city-scenes.com (1997) and built a global 3D city modeling business (2000). He was partly funded by the US Navy and initiated the sale of his employer Vexcel to Microsoft (2006). There, in charge of the imagery budget, he created the world’s largest aerial program and other strategic partnerships. Dr. Walcher left Microsoft at the end of 2015 and has since started 4 companies.
Leos Svoboda is involved in engineering software development for over 30 years. After graduating from Civil Engineering faculty at Czech Technical University Prague, he joined Intergraph Corporation. After the successful market entry in Central Europe he supported the corporate efforts in Governement and Transportation areas. He was managing Intergraph Security, and the Government and Infrastructure global business partnership program. Since 2009 he was responsible for the Czech Republic subsidiary, the CEE region and Israel.
Robert Widz is an IT and GIS expert with 25+ years of experience, carrying the MSc degree of Geodesy at the University of Science and Technology in Cracow. He was Managing Director of the branch office of international IT company in Poland 2010-2015 with 2 years of sales and marketing responsibility for EMEA. He took part in many implementations of geospatial projects for public administration, local and national government in Poland and Europe. Currently Robert Widz is the Head of OMNIGEA foundation and a member of City Council in Piaseczno, Poland.