We proudly present you the speakers of the BIM World MUNICH 2016.
Achim Hellmeier, Dr.-Ing.
Founder, Chairman and Organizer
International 3D-Forum Lindau
Master degree in Geodesy/Surveying and Mapping (Techn. University Berlin).
Dr.-Ing. (PhD) in Photogrammetry (Techn. University Braunschweig).
Product and Sales Manager (worldwide) for Photogrammetric and Mapping Systems of Carl ZEISS Company/Germany.
Since 2004 Managing Director of Ingenieurbuero Real.IT (3D CityModel Services and GeoSpatial Consulting).
Founder, Chairman and Organizer of the International 3D-Forum Lindau.
M. Sc., PhD Candidate
Technical University of Munich
Alex Braun studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich where he earned both the bachelor’s and the master’s of science. For three years now, he has been researching the automated construction monitoring with the help of photogrammetric methods at the Chair of computational Modeling and Simulation at the Technical University of Munich.
Full Professor for Computational Modeling and Simulation and Chair of the Center of Digital Methods for the Built Environment
Technical University Munich
André Borrmann is Full Professor for Computational Modeling and Simulation and Chair of the Center of Digital Methods for the Built Environment at Technische Universität München. His research focuses on developing computational methods and tools for supporting the design and engineering of complex systems and products, in particular buildings and infrastructure facilities. His research interests cover the fields of Building information modeling, Geometric design and analysis, Design automation, Construction process simulation and Pedestrian Dynamics. He published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and won several awards, among them the Best Paper Awards of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering in 2009, the European Conference on Product and Process Modeling (ECPPM) in 2010, and the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE) in 2014.
Professor Borrmann acts as an Editorial Board Member of Advanced Engineering Informatics and the International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling. He is currently the Chair of the European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE) and the Vice Chair of the German Association of Computing in Civil Engineering (GACCE). He is actively supporting the construction industry’s shift towards the adoption of advanced digital technology and acts as advisor for the German government concerning the broad introduction of Building Information Modeling in public construction projects. Related to this, he is pushing forward the international standardization activities of buildingSMART, in particular in the infrastructure domain.
Andreas Carstens, PhD
BIM Business Development
ESRI Germany GmbH
Andreas Carstens has more than 30 years of professional experience in the areas of Natural Resource Management,GIS and Remote Sensing. His international experience covers 7 years in Southern America in projects and consulting. At Esri he managed 14 years a branch Office for GIS software and consulting services.
Sales Manager DACH
Andreas Verfürth is a qualified architect and businessman, studied at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, for over 20 years, he works with software solutions for the AECO industries. He was a founding member and initiator of different BIM initiatives. Since 2000 he worked in various functions and fields for Nemetschek and its partners. Currently he is working as sales manager for Solibri DACH GmbH, based in Hamburg.
Andrés García Damjanov
Sales Director, Central and Eastern Europe
Damjanov has more than 25 years of experience in the AECO industry. Before joining Newforma, he was working as an architect, site manager, construction project manager and BIM consultant, both for large construction companies and a leading provider for process management services. He has comprehensive expertise in AECO processes, project management, project information managment and BIM. Furthermore, he is a referee at renowned European universities and professional chambers.
The main focus of her work life is consulting and advising public clients, such as cities, district administrations and municipalities, as well as planning, consulting and industial companies in Bavaria.
Angelika Pöschl has been with SynerGIS Informationssysteme GmbH since 2004, after the merger of the public sector of AED-SICAD AG, she is part of the AED-SYNERGIS GmbH.
She has many years of industry experience in sales management, project management, geografic information systems and facility management.
Leading Consultant, M.Sc. (Architecture)
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.
Director of the Mixed Reality Program
Aviad Almagor is the Director of the Mixed Reality Program at Trimble. His focus areas are mixed reality technology, vision, strategy, and implementation. Prior to his position at Trimble Aviad was the Director of Product Design and Product Management at Vico Software, where he was leading the development of Vico Office, a pioneering, integrated, 5D Virtual Construction solution. Prior to Vico Aviad served in various positions with leading AEC software companies, and as a practicing Architect. Aviad holds an MBA degree from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, and a B.Arch degree from the Israeli Institute of Technology.
Chris has more than 20 years experience of working with Asta Powerproject including pre and post sale consultancy, designing and configuring solutions to meet clients requirements and providing bespoke training. With vast knowledge and experience in all areas of the Asta Powerproject product range he has assisted clients to achieve project and program management results throughout the world.
Member of the executive board and Executive Vice President of Division Building
Bilfinger Hochbau GmbH
Christian Glock joined Bilfinger 1999 after studying construction engineering at the University of Darmstadt. He has a wide range experience in construction and real estate business, working as a site manager, structural designer and project manager for lifecycle projects. Furthermore he has done his PhD thesis in civil engineering. Today he is member of the executive board of Bilfinger Hochbau GmbH and Executive Vice President of Division Building. Furthermore he is member of supervisory board of planen-bauen 4.0.
VP of Sales and co-founder
Wayz Solutions GmbH
Currently CEO of a sponsorship platform, with main board or in a Managing Director positions for over 25 years, 12 of which were spent as share holder for the world leading software company PTV AG for mobility optimization. A career spanning more than 20 years in the travel and ecommerce sector. A driving force within HRS, responsible for the set up of innovative companies in the travel market and 10 years in parallel as entrepreneur for start-ups in Europe and Africa.
the Bavarian Chamber of Architects
• degrees in architecture + interior architecture
• since 1 July 2016 president of Bavarian Chamber of Architects
• teaching activities
• until 2016 speaker of the Information Centre for Accessibility of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects
• since 1998 owner “Degenhart-Architektur”, Rosenheim
• member of professional organisation “BAB”
• municipal councillor of the City of Rosenheim
M. Sc., Research Assistant
Technical University of Munich
Cornelius Preidel M. Sc. studied from 2008 to 2014 civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich with the main focus on building informatics. Since the end of 2014, he has been working as a research associate at the Chair of Computational Modeling and Simulation at the Technical University of Munich on the research topic “Automated Code Compliance Checking”. The research project is carried out in close cooperation with the Nemetschek Group and ALLPLAN GmbH.
Bundesverband Bausoftware e.V.
1983 – 1990 Dyckerhoff & Widmann AG: Structural Draughtsman / Building technician. 1990 – 2005 Nemetschek AG: QS-Manager for Engineering Software / Teamleader software development engineering Software / Sales Manager Engineering Software / Director Project Sales national / international. 2005 – 2006 Mammut Group, UAE: Group IT Director. 2006 – 2007 Nemetschek Deutschland GmbH: Director Sales Engineering. 2007 – 2013 TEKLA GmbH: Director Sales. Since 2013 Trimble Germany GmbH: Director Strategic Corporate Accounts / Business Development / General Manager.
Frank Weiß is a co-founder of Conject and director of Conject’s products and innovations. In 1992 he started his career at Deutsche Post in information logistics. 8 years later Conject was found, and he focused primarily on product development before he set up consultancy services for Conject customers worldwide. With this experience, he initially concentrated on the establishment and expansion of national and international clients. Later, he founded the first foreign branches and thus ensured the spread of the infrastructure lifecycle management (ILM) approach in new regions. Today he focuses on BIM developments and is also responsible for the Russian subsidiary in Saint Petersburg
Technical University of Munich
Since 09/2015 Technical University of Munich,
M.Sc. Environmental Engineering,
Field of Study: Urban Environments and Transportation
Since 07/2015 Obermeyer Planen + Beraten GmbH,
Department for Traffic Planning and Management,
01/2015 – 07/2015 Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Exchange Studies Environmental Engineering
10/2011 – 03/2015 Technical University of Munich,
B.Sc. Environmental Engineering
Fred van Schaik
Area Manager DACH
Fred van Schaik studied in the Netherlands at the University Zuyd civil engineering and informatics in the mid-80s. Over the last 35 years, he has gained international experience in the field of engineering, financing, planning and construction, as well as implementation of communication- and information technologies in a built environment. He supports the international BIM developments and standards, multidisciplinary cooperation and the further digitization of the construction industry in the DACH region. His motto is create added values through integral and multidisciplinary planning and his focus is on the integration of the Building Services in the BIM planning and construction processes.
Georg Schroth, Dr.
co-founder and Managing Director
Georg Schroth is co-founder and Managing Director at NavVis, a Munich based Start-Up focusing on indoor mapping and positioning. As a Postdoc at Technische Universität München (until 2015), he managed federally funded research projects in the area of computer vision based localization. He holds a B.Sc. degree (2007), a M.Sc. degree (2008), and a Ph.D. (2013) in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from Technische Universität München. Georg graduated with an Honors Degree in the Master-level graduate program on Technology Management of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (a joint venture of both Munich Universities), which is part of the Elite Network Bavaria. As a Graduate Visiting Researcher he joined the Global Positioning System Laboratory in 2007 and the Information Systems Laboratory in 2010 at Stanford University.
Senior Research Associate
Chair of Architectural Informatics at the Technical University of Munich
Gerhard Schubert was born in 1980 and is Senior Research Associate at the Chair of Architectural Informatics at the Technical University of Munich. Gerhard Schubert’s focus of research lies in the research and development of new means of Human-Computer-Interaction in the early architectural design stages. In this context he leads the interdisciplinary research group called “CDP – Collaborative Design Platform” since 2010.
Gregory Marc Speck
Project Manager - Design
2008 – 2015 Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck – Faculty of architecture
2008 Atelier d’Architecture et de Design Jim Clemes (Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg)
2012 – 2015 Architekturbüro Pichler (Innsbruck, Austria)
since 2016 YUAR (Prague, CZ)
project management – design
Language French, German, English, Luxembourgish, Spanish
Design of leisure facilities, wellness & spa for Thallessa Freizeitanlagen, single family houses, office fit-outs and interior refurbishments, enhancement of contractor-client communication through new technologies
buildingSMART German Speaking Chapter
- Studied architecture and urban planning in Berlin and Stuttgart
- Worked as architect and town planner in Stuttgart and as assistant professor at Technical University Dresden
- Was research assistant at buildingSMART German Speaking Chapter: National Research Project „BIMiD – BIM Reference Project in Germany“
- Works today as full time Managing Director of buildingSMART German Speaking Chapter
Global Business Development
Since 2009, Harald Professner has an active role within the core team of the Rhomberg Group. He played an integral part in the launch of the subsidiary “Cree” and in 2014 made the transition to the Rhomberg Holding, where he is now responsible for Global Business Development. After the mandatory civil service he started his carrier with Kaufmann Holzbauwerk in Reuthe/Austria. Within a short period of time, he headed the Divisions “Building Technology” and “Glulam products”. Due to his vast knowledge and experience related to curved parts and free-form surfaces, he joined RSB Formwork Technology in Fußach/Austria in 2003 as a Sales Manager. Because of RSB´s internationally recognized expertise and experience, Rhomberg Bau hired Harald in 2009 as Business Unit Manager.
He holds a degree in civil engineering studies from HTWK, an MBA studies from the University of Liechtenstein, a wood engineering studies at HTL Mödling and an industrial engineering studies at the University of Applied Science Liechtenstein.
Holger Kreienbrink, Dipl.-Ing.
Leiter Product Management
Born in 1971.
After completing an apprenticeship as a bricklayer he studied architecture in Hannover and Madrid and finished it in 2001 with a Diplom-Ingenieur. Since 2005 he is leading the product management for Germany and Austria and is responsible for GRAPHISOFTs flagship product ARCHICAD. He advises clients in BIM implementation and best practices.
Ilka May, Dr.
Since February 2016 Europe is host to the greatest regional concentration of public-led BIM programmes in the world. A newly formed “EU BIM Task Group”, co-funded by the European Commission, has over 20 European member states with representatives of public procurers, public building and infrastructure owners and policy makers. It aims to bring together these national efforts into a common and aligned European approach to develop a world-class digital construction sector.
Jan Van Steirteghem
Director of Engineering Department
Jan Van Steirteghem is director of the engineering department of BESIX, the largest Belgian contractor with a turnover of more than 2 billion euros. The internal engineering department plays an important role in the creation of added value and the diversification strategy of BESIX worldwide. Previously, Jan was involved in several DBFM (Design Build Finance and Maintain) projects in the Netherlands in which he discovered the incredible possibilities of Building Information Management stressing it should go beyond the image.
Vice President of Sales
Jani Myllymaa, Vice President of Sales, is responsible for the global sales of Viasys VDC’s BIM software tools designed for Civil Engineering and has
for over seven years’ experience in virtual design and construction. Mr. Myllymaa began his career in the IT development at Wärtsilä Corporation. His experience includes the Major Account Sales department at Compaq Computer Corporation before transiting to a role as Vice President of Software Business at Arc Technology. Mr. Myllymaa majored in engineering at the Helsinki University of Technology.
Bundesverband Bausoftware e.V.
Johannes is an industry insider:degree in civil engineering at TU Munich, construction manager on-site, switched to the IT- and software sector beginning of the 1990s, for 18 years Managing Director of the German subsidiary of a leading architectural CAD developer, member of the Executive Council of Nemetschek Group in 2007, and for the last five years world-wide COO and Managing Director of the German organisation of the 2013 Red Herring Global Top 100 winner BIMobject. He is a board member of the BVBS, a member of the Advisory Board of the Building Smart e.V. and of the coordination committee BIM of the VDI.
European Business Development Manager, BIM
Topcon Positioning Systems
John is responsible for developing the Topcon BIM strategy in Europe including our strategic partnership with Autodesk.
John has recently joined Topcon from Finnish Autodesk partner and BIM software provider, Profox Companies where he was Director responsible for business development and sales of Autodesk based BIM software solutions.
Previously he was Sales Manager at NavisWorks Ltd and Plant Solutions Sales Manager at Autodesk Ltd. John has over 20 years experience in CAD and data management ranging from software development through consulting to business development and sales.
2016-now Director Innovation | Applications | [email protected] (DE)
2014-2016 Director & Founder NOWlab in Berlin (DE)
2013-2016 PhD Candidate / Assistant Professor at ITE – Institute for Frame Design
2013-now Assistant Professor at ITE – Institut für Tragwerksentwurf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Kloft – TU Braunschweig (DE)
2007-2013 UNStudio, Amsterdam (NL) als Associate Architect, Project Leader, Design Leader, Knowledge Platform Leader
2006 UNStudio, Amsterdam (NL) as Architekt & Designer cooperation in competition in Korea
2002-2005 Büro Kohlbecker, Berlin and Gaggenau (DE) as Architekt
2001-2002 Hentrich-Petschnigg & Partner, Berlin (DE) as Architekt
2000 Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Berlin (DE) as Architekt
1999 Richard Meier & Partners, New York (USA) as Intern
Jörg Schaller, Prof. Dr.
co-founder and Scientific Director
Esri Deutschland Group GmbH
Jörg Schaller is the owner and Managing Director of the Prof. Schaller UmweltConsult GmbH (PSU), co-founder and Scientific Director of Esri Deutschland Group GmbH, and Professor at the Chair of Strategy and Management of Landscape Development—GIS Application & Planning Methods at TUM Munich. He is a Landscape and Environmental Planner with strong GIS background and 40+ years of professional experience.
ASTOC Architects & Planners
Diploma in engineering/architecture at the RWTH Aachen. After working in the offices of Jim Shay Architects, San Francisco and HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg und Partner, Hamburg and Düsseldorf and as assistant to the Chair of Architectural Construction and Planning at the RWTH Aachen, he founded Ziolkowski.WS Architektur, Cologne in 1995. In 2008 he joined ASTOC Architects and Planners, where he has been a CEO since 2009 and proprietor since 2014.
CAFM RING e.V.
Klaus Aengenvoort is managing director of eTASK Immobilien Software GmbH and actively engages in industry matters as director of CAFM RING e.V., a German CAFM industry association. He is particularly committed to the establishment and use of data standards in the German real estate market. Mr. Aengenvoort is dericting numerous working groups for VDI, DIN, CAFM RING and planen-bauen 4.0. He is initiator of the standard interface CAFM-Connect, developed by CAFM RING.
Lejla Secerbegovic is a licensed architect in Germany and member of the ByAK (Bavarian architectural association) working as a technical specialist for BIM in Architecture and Construction at Autodesk. Her main focus are Autodesk BIM solutions like Revit, Navisworks and BIM 360 products.
Before joining Autodesk, Lejla has worked as a BIM project manager and Revit specialist for Max Boegl, a German construction company well known for its high degree of BIM implementation. Lejla has studied architecture at the Technical University in Vienna, Austria and has almost 8 years of working experience in architectural offices in Austria and Germany.
BPS International GmbH
Leonid Lopatin is founder and managing partner of BPS Group. He has graduated as Airspace Engineer and has built a successful business in IT sector, that in 1998 evolved into an IT-driven Real Estate company. He is devoted BIM-enthusiast and visionary who is finding his inspiration in technology. Mr. Lopatin initiated a full BIM adoption by MEP/AR teams of BPS Group. His approach resulted with a chain of efficient and successfully implemented BIM-projects in Germany and abroad.
Czech architect Lukáš Janáč graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Brno University of Technology. Lukáš Janáč is a member of the Czech Chamber of Architects and The Royal Institute of British Architects.
After moving to the capital of Czech Republic he achieved first work experience under the mentorship of Doc. Ing. Arch. Zdeněk Jiran.
After seven years at Jiran Kohout architekti s.r.o., Lukáš Janáč founded Atelier YUAR (Your Urbanism and Architecture), an architectural studio based in Prague.
In 2015, he spent one year of his professional career in the United Kingdom where he obtained the chartered membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The main focus of YUAR nowadays is to place emphasis on high added value through quality architectural, building and client-suitable solutions. Thanks to the synergy of architectural design, project management and new technologies, YUAR thrives to achieve optimal investment costs.
Since its creation, YUAR has developped and realized major office designs for Porsche Czech Republic, REWE – PENNY, MSD Merck, Novartis, Servier, Hochtief, Expedia, PUMA, RWE, Makro – Metro, Erste Bank Sparkasse – Česká spořitelna, Grant Thorton, BDO, Arval, Expeditors, to name only a few.
Vice President, Regional Executive Owner Operators
Manfred Krischke, Dr.
Co-Founder and CEO
Dr. Krischke is Co-Founder and CEO of CloudEO. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, for overseeing operations and for building the relationships that are essential to success.
In 2011 he led the consortium to buy the assets of RapidEye (5 satellites constellation) out of the insolvency and was interim CEO for the restructured company. He originally founded RapidEye in 1998 and was its CEO until 2004.
He was the Managing Director of Intermap GmbH and VP at Intermap Corp for six years – an innovative geospatial solutions company, traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, which employed at that time over 950 people worldwide. Dr. Krischke has been a Senior Advisor to Spacetec Capital Partners, a venture capital company specializing in early stage investment and consulting services for established hi-tech companies and governmental agencies.
Before that he consulted several companies and spent 8 month at Guildford consulting Surrey Satellite Technologies. He started his career at Kayser-Threde GmbH, Munich (today OHB), where he was Business Development Manager for Navigation, Communication, Small Satellites and Manned Space Transportation.
He was awarded a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Munich. In 1991 he received the Wernher-von-Braun Award of the Deutsche Aerospace (today Airbus) for the best visionary diploma thesis in Germany, which he wrote during his studies at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge.
EMEA BIM Solutions Manager
Mark joined Leica Geosystems in 2014 as EMEA BIM Solutions Manager and is focused on Leica’s BIM Field Trip solutions that link the digital office and construction site through 3D data.
Having previously managed a BIM department within a UK survey company for 5 years, he developed processes and procedures for capturing, generating and validating 3D model information. During this time Mark has delivered numerous survey to BIM projects, for companies such as Tata Steel, Laing O’Rourke and Atkins.
Mark is also a technical committee member of the UK BIM Task Group’s, Survey4BIM sub-group and has presented at numerous Geospatial and BIM events throughout the world including; BIM Show Live – London, GeoBIM – Amsterdam, JEA BIM Conference – Jordan and numerous UK and International Revit Events.
Vice President Product Management
Markus Tretheway is Vice President of Product Management at the Allplan GmbH and responsible for the planning and management of the Allplan product portfolio as well as the BIM strategy of the company. Previously, he had been the head of Engineering at Allplan Switzerland and international for serveral years. Markus Tretheway has studied Digital Construction at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.
Martin Huber, Dr.
Dr. Martin Huber is senior enterprise solution architect for organisations operating in geographic space (building and traffic infrastructure operators, utilities, telecommunications companies, and public administrations for planning, construction, public security, and the environment). He invented several technologies in today’s Smart City Data Management. Most outstanding is his generic platform for asset lifecycle and environmental management.
Director Corporate Marketing Communications & Strategic Marketing
Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH
2009 – 2014 Director Product Management
Robert Bosch GmbH – Elektrowerkzeuge
2006 – 2009 Senior Product Manager
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
2002 – 2006 Inhouse Consultant
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Education: Industrial Engineering (Diplom)
Technical University Dresden
University of Limerick, Irland
Reality Capture for the Building and Infrastructure Lifecycle
Matthias Koksch is an expert in reality capture. For the last 20 years he was deeply involved in the improvements of reality capture technologies. He was the co-founder and managing director of kubit. Kubit was a software developing company with a strong focus on Autodesk based reality capture solutions which was successfully acquired by FARO in 2015. He holds a degree in Surveying from Dresden University.
Michael Kießling, Dipl.-Ing (FH)
Michael Kießling, Dipl.-Ing (FH), 43, Mayor of the municipality Denklingen. Before Michael Kießling moved, he was engaged in different positions with the company Nemetschek AG.
The studied civil engineer wrote his diploma thesis on the Graphic Bill of Quantities and graduated an international MBA program in Zurich and Boston seven years ago.
In 1998, he began his professional career at Nemetschek AG, starting at the customer care, product management, business management and senior product management. Michael Kießling was among other things responsible for design2cost solution, tendering solution and cloud applications.
In 2014, Michael Kießling joined into politics and became the first mayor. Michael Kießling was nominated for the Bundestag election 2017 at this year as a CSU candidate for the area Starnberg Landsberg.
Technical University of Munich
Michael Mühlhaus studied architecture from 2006 to 2013 at the Technical University of Munich. Since 2014 he has been working as a research associate at the chair for Architectural Informatics with a focus in decision support systems for early design stages and is currently researching new information representation techniques. In this context he is involved in the “USP – Urban Strategy Playground” research project – which aims to generate tools to identify and analyse potential development strategies for densification in urban settings.
Founder and CEO
Milos Mikasinovic, M.Sc. is founder and CEO of the innovation start-up NUCE from Hamburg. His diploma work “new BIM” – App for the Nexus 7- was one of the impulses for NUCE. He has many years of experience as a certified trainer for Nemetschek software, as Education Manager Austria and as a consultant of BIM implementation in companies. State of the art innovation for BIM Management is his focus.
Nils Krönert, Dr.
Global BIM Project Manager
Nils Krönert worked over 20 years in the construction business. He joined Hilti in 2015 as a Global BIM Project Manager to lead Hilti’s global BIM initiative. He is the focal point within the organization for the internal development and global BIM strategy. He consults and supports the different countries in their BIM approach to fulfill the different requirements. Before he worked as a BIM Project Manager on various projects in the Middle East.
Technical University of Munich
Nils Seifert graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Munich. As a doctoral candidate he is currently working as a research associate at the chair of Architectural Informatics. His research focuses on the conception, development and evaluation of decision support systems for inner-city development. In this context he is involved in the “USP – Urban Strategy Playground” research project – which aims to generate tools to identify and analyse potential development strategies for densification in urban settings.
Matyas founder and partner at di5 architekti inženýři, an architectural atelier for architects and engineers who closely cooperate on all phases of the projects. Company di5 is preparing projects using BIM technologies for 6 years.
In the 2013, his existing partners and himself founded the company di5 Tech, which is focused on the development of software for employing BIM data. He was present at the assignment and creation of the task to develop BIM-POINT software.
He has been actively involved in issues relating to BIM for the past six years. In cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, he has participated in the preparation of a program for the implementation of BIM in CR. Since the year 2016, he is member of EU BIM TASK Group. business.
Head of the BIM Transformation Department
A BIM expert of the first hour and acting for innovative international technology companies in several management roles for over 20 years. He is working with pioneering technology start-ups in the digital transformation of the building industry as well as with the “leaders” of the branch. He is also involved in the BITKOM, the Planen Bauen 4.0, the Bauen Digital Schweiz, the BIM Cluster Innovation extension. Moreover, he co-developed the first German BIM standards, the Austrian Standards Institute and was implemented in leading BIM platforms. Currently he is leading the BIM Transformation Department at Autodesk. He studied Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne and Information Technologies at the University of Liverpool.
adjunct teaching professor
Technical University of Munich
Ralf-Peter Mundani studied informatics and got his PhD in the year 2005.
Currently he holds the position as adjunct teaching professor at Technical University of Munich (TUM). His research in the field of computational engineering covers numerical simulation, high-performance computing, and interactive visualisation with special respect to multi-scale fluid flow applications in the GIS/BIM domain.
International Operations Director
René Schumann is the International Operations Director of HOCHTIEF ViCon, a leading service provider and consultant for virtual construction and BIM with of-fices in Germany, Qatar, UK and India.
René started his career at HOCHTIEF in 1998 with a degree in Structural Engi-neering. He supported HOCHTIEF’s efforts to implement virtual construction techniques, which led to the establishment of HOCHTIEF ViCon in 2007. As Vi-Con’s Head of Operations from day one, he has advised clients throughout the industry. René is one of the original creators of the ViCon-Method, and the driv-ing force behind ViCon’s focus on pragmatism and client benefits.
In 2009 ViCon founded a subsidiary in Qatar, where René took on the responsi-bility of Managing Director. He has led the team to a prominent position in the Middle East and will continue his efforts on international markets in the position of International Operations Director.
Studium an der Fachhochschule Hamburg und an der Technischen Universität München (TUM); 1993 – 1999 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent mit Tätigkeiten am Lehrstuhl für Geodäsie und am Fachgebiet Geoinformationssysteme; 1999 Promotion zum Dr.-Ing.; Referendariat in der Bayerischen Vermessungsverwaltung (BVV); Mitarbeit an Forschungsprojekten gemeinsam mit der TUM und der BVV; 2005 Referent am Bayerischen Staatsministerium für Finanzen, u.a. im Referat „IuK und Geodateninfrastruktur“ mit Aufgabenschwerpunkten zur Umsetzung verschiedener Geodateninfrastrukturprojekte der BVV gemeinsam mit Kommunen und Landkreisen. Seit 2010 Referatsleiter am Bayerischen Landesamt für Digitalisierung, Breitband und Vermessung. 2004 – 2011 Schriftleiter der Mitteilungen des DVW-Bayern e.V. Seit 2013 Leiter der AdV-Projektgruppe „3D-Geobasisdaten“. – Robert Roschlaub ist verheiratet und hat zwei erwachsene Kinder, er lebt seit 25 Jahren im Landkreis Ebersberg bei München.
Chief Strategy Officer
Sean Flaherty is Chief Strategy Officer of Nemetschek SE. With his profound knowledge of international markets and looking back on many years of experience in the software industry, he forms part of the Executive Board of Nemetschek SE.
In this function, he accounts for the overall Nemetschek Group strategy and its performance in the global architecture, engineering, construction and management markets. In addition, he is responsible for the group-wide M&A strategy, its technology development and PR industry establishment.
An innovator and proponent of computer aided design (CAD) software for more than 25 years, Sean is an industry veteran who has played an instrumental part in creating design software that works the way designers think, and he was a proponent of Building Information Modeling (BIM) before it became an industry trend.
Sean Flaherty started his career as a software engineer with Vectorworks in 1985. During his career, he took on more and more management-focused roles and was Vice President of Engineering when Vectorworks was acquired by Nemetschek in 2000. Following his post as Chief Technology Officer, he became CEO of Vectorworks in 2005 and was thus in charge of the strategic and operative management with the objective to further increase revenue, growth and market share. In November 2013, he was appointed to the Executive Board of the Nemetschek Group. Since April 2016 he is exclusively working as CSO of the Nemetschek Group. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Stefan Kaufmann, Dipl.-Ing.
LOC TU Munich
Stefan Kaufmann studied architecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid and at the Technical University of Munich and worked for architecture and design offices in Munich and London.
- From 2003 to 2013 he was senior research associate at the Chair of Architectural Informatics at the Technical University of Munich. His research focus is on: Parametric Design, Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Building Information Modeling.
- From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of TUM´s Digital Design Lab.
- From 2011 to 2013 he was Director of TUM´s Building Information Modeling Lab.
- Since 2014 he is the managing director of the Leonhard Obermeyer Center, the TUM Center of Digital Methods for the Built Environment
Stefan Larsson is a business leader and a digital content evangelist. He is also the founder and CEO of BIMobject® Corporation, acknowledged by investors with a Global Red Herring 100 award, and a public company on Nasdaq Stockholm First North: ticker BIM.
During his 30 years in international IT business, Stefan Larsson has built up and managed software distribution companies, event businesses and game development companies. He has been working as a leader in international medium sized firms with large account sales, business development and marketing strategies, always in leading (CEO or Director) or senior management positions. Stefan started working with BIM back in 1987 and is therefore a true pioneer within the BIM technology field.
Stefan has deep knowledge of the marketing and sales process and has developed many sales tools and sales education programs internally in different companies. In the technical field, he has experience in both technical areas like programming, database development, CAD, BIM, 3D modelling, rendering and Virtual Reality.
His NEVER GIVE UP attitude and just DO IT mentality make things happen. Stefan leads by example and see opportunities instead of problems. His goal is to challenge the market and develop scalable and profitable businesses.
Thomas Leopoldseder, Dr.
Senior Consultant BIM
Dr. Thomas Leopoldseder works as an international BIM Consultant and Product Manager of TIM (Technical Information Manager) at Precast Software Engineering in Austria (Part of Nemetschek Group) which is developing high-end CAD and BIM solutions for the precast industry. After his degree at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, he first worked as an IT-Consultant and then at various levels (CFO, General Manager) in the precast industry. He is now one of the leading experts in BIM solutions concerning the precast industry.
Schäfer is a civil engineer and has gained more than 9 years of experience in the construction industry, working for a large German construction company as a project manager and training constructional engineers at German Armed Forces before joining Newforma. He has comprehensive expertise in multidisciplinary project management, quality management and BIM.
TÜV Süd Advimo GmbH
Tobias Schmidt is a specialist for BIM strategies, technologies and BIM execution. He is Senior Consultant at TÜV SÜD for Lifecycle Digitalization merging BIM, CAFM and M2M. Before, Tobias Schmidt was Head of Building Information Modeling at Caverion. As Business Unit Director within BPS International, he developed the award winning “BIM it!” general planner team and invented digital innovations, like a realtime sensor-integrated BIModel to automate the facility management.
Tomas is CEO at Bim-Point.com, a new start up project. Bim.Point is web-based online tool for BIM data management throughout the building lifecycle.
Tomas has been participating in civil engineering projects since 1995 mainly as a head project engineer and structural engineer. After graduating from Czech Technical University in Prague in 1996 he has joined the architectural and designing company di5 architects and engineers as a partner. He works there now at the position of BIM strategy manager. As a member of board of directors, he is in charge of the technical development, project supervision and operation of IT.
Throughout his career he is concerned with the using of IT in the process of project designing works and finding optimal utilization of various software tools. The new issue of BIM is only logical continuation of these activities.
Over the past few years, he has gained experience in projects preparing BIM data for operation of the buildings and linking BIM data with CAFM systems. Tomas is a member of The Czech Chamber of Chartered Engineers and Technicians and Czech BIM council CzBIM.
Wayz Solutions GmbH
Tomas Orlik, CEO of Wayz Solutions GmbH, the gLOC company. Experienced general manager, business developer and project manager for IT solutions on EMEA markets. Strategic thinker, understands also of VC/PE and M&A. Active altogether for 25 years as an entrepreneur and manager on geo-IT markets. Citizen of the Czech Republic, Tomas now lives in Germany.
Uwe Stilla, Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Technical University of Munich
Uwe Stilla was born in Cologne and received the Doctor degree from University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1993. Since 2004 Uwe Stilla is Professor for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at Technical University of Munich. He is the President of the German Society of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF) and the Chair of the ISPRS Working Group II/III “Pattern Analysis in Remote Sensing”. His publication list shows more than 400 entries.
Director AEC Business Development & Named Account Marketing worldwide
Uwe Wassermann has been working at Autodesk since 2007 in various strategic positions, currently Director AEC for Business Development and Named Account Marketing worldwide.
Integrating the ISM structure of Autodesk, Uwe Wassermann leads a group of highly experienced globally distributed professionals, who are responsible to accelerate and transform the AEC business worldwide.
Prior to joining Autodesk, Uwe Wassermann worked at Nemetschek AG in various positions, including five years as COAO, Chief Operating/Affiliates Officer and Member of the Board.
Mr. Wassermann holds a diploma degree Structural/Civil Engineering from University for Applied Sciences in Munich. After starting his career in the area of structural engineering, he decided in 1988, to move into the software industry for AEC.
In addition Uwe Wassermann is active in various associations and member of the Advisory Board of German chapter of buildingSMART.
Siemens AG, Building Technologies Division
Wolfgang Hass is a senior executive and visionary with over 30 years of experience in innovation management and hands on development in a broad scale of automation technologies including energy efficiency and conservation
as well as hard and software for a variety of professional applications. In his current role as Senior Program Manager BIM Wolfgang Hass is guiding all strategic global technology developments on building efficiency and sustainability.
Prior to his current position Mr. Hass held a variety of management positions and executive functions of increasing responsibility and expertise within Siemens and other technology companies.
A well respected and sought after speaker on energy efficiency topics, Wolfgang earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Automation Technology from the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.
When he is not busy tweaking out his latest ideas or keeping his employees hyped-up with unusual ideas, you will find him spending time with his wife and his two sons. His hobbies include sailing, paragliding, powered flights, model flight, and of course, building automation.
Wolfgang Walcher, Dr.
Founder & CEO
Dr. 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.
Wolfgang Zimmer, Dipl.-Ing.
Mitglied der BAK-Expertengruppe BIM