The language of the conference is English.
The Keynote Speakers
I am LUTZ BETTELS
VICE PRESIDENT, BENTLEY SYSTEMS
Lutz Bettels, Vice President, Regional Executive has been working in the CAD and Engineering IT industry since 1989. He has been responsible for Infrastructure Owner/Operators in EMEA since January 2016. Lutz Bettels holds a diploma in information management from the University of Koblenz with focus on computer graphics and business process modeling. Throughout his career, he worked in various functions, such as Support Engineer, Consultant, Product Manager, Marketing Manager and Director Professional Services at Intergraph, Bentley Systems and Nemetschek. In 2002, he switched to Sales Management at Nemetschek, followed by Solidworks and finally returned to Bentley Systems.
I am JON FINGLAND
GENERAL MANAGER, TRIMBLE
Jon Fingland is a Business Unit Director for Trimble Buildings, he began his career as a Project Manager for a Top 100 general contractor where he specialized on healthcare projects and programs. He later joined California-based Meridian Systems working in various management capacities with the company's Prolog and Proliance construction program and capital management software. After Meridian was acquired by Trimble, Mr. Fingland led the subsequent acquisitions of WinEst, Vico Software, and Dimension5 for Mobile Field Management, and has since played a major role in the planning and creation of Trimble Buildings Group. Mr. Fingland holds degrees in Structural Engineering and Construction and a Master's degree in Business Management.
I am SEAN FLAHERTY
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER, NEMETSCHEK SE
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.
I am IAN GELLING
CONSULTANT, ARCHIBUS FM
Ian Gelling is a technology professional in the spheres of Facilties Management, Real Estate and Life Cycle Management with over twenty years experience in these fields. Prior to this he spent ten years working in Company Administration and Finance as Finance Director within a multinational company. Gelling is currently Executive Director of the ARCHIBUS Foundation EMEA and is also involved in community and business development for ARCHIBUS in the EMEA region. His focus is on developing business along with knowledge of new technolgies and trends in an eco-system that is expanding rapidly to include both practitioners and technologists.
I am ERIC LAMENDOUR
BIM & DIGITAL SOLUTIONS Director, ENGIE
Eric Lamendour currently, BIM & Digital Solutions Director within ENGIE ( Key Program Building Renovation) joined the Group in 2005. Eric has over 30 years in the services sector, half of these years in the ICT business (CATV, Telco, Data Centre), and more than 10 years within Utilities, Facilities Management Services and Digital solutions for the Real Estate Industry. Eric has held General Management and Business Development positions in various Companies such as Dow Chemical, JCDecaux and Completel (Numericable Today) . He is a graduate Engineer in Chemical Engineering and IT. He also holds a professional degree in Journalism.
I am STEFAN LARSSON
As the founder and CEO of BIMobject®, Stefan Larsson has established the world’s leading platform for digital building products along with a rapidly growing user community. Stefan is a digitalisation enthusiast and BIM pioneer who isn’t afraid to tackle the big questions, driving the development of a globally sustainable construction industry with honed innovative spirit. Drawing from his over 30 years of BIM knowledge and leadership experience in international IT businesses, he and the BIMobject team create cutting-edge solutions that make complex processes accessible and profitable throughout the supply chain. Stefan combines deep technical understanding of programming, CAD, 3D-modelling, and Virtual Reality with marketing strategy, sales process, and business development expertise from a wide variety of fields, resulting in a keen eye for new opportunities. Today, BIMobject operates in a number of markets across the world and continues to follow a global growth strategy.
I am UWE WASSERMANN
DIRECTOR AEC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, AUTODESK
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.
VICE PRESIDENT, BENTLEY SYSTEMS
GENERAL MANAGER, TRIMBLE
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER, NEMETSCHEK SE
CONSULTANT, ARCHIBUS FM
BIM & DIGITAL SOLUTIONS Director, ENGIE
DIRECTOR AEC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, AUTODESK
The Conference Speakers
Founder & CEO | Holobuilder
Mostafa Akbari (Mo) is an Augmented Reality (AR) veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the mobile development community. He ran his first AR projects with top Universities in Europe over a decade ago. Equipped with an honors degree in computer science and research experience from RWTH Aachen University, Mo became CTO of the mobile technology startup, Interpad, in 2010. In 2012, Mo co-founded bitstars, a Germany-based Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) startup. In 2016, bitstars GmbH became a subsidiary of HoloBuilder Inc, a U.S. based company. Today, Mo is CEO and Chairman of HoloBuilder Inc., a construction technology company that supplies reality capturing software to 40% of the Top 100 Contractors in the U.S.. Mo is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and advises a variety of political and economic leaders, as well as startups on the industry’s development and related strategic positioning.
Associate Partner IBM iX Digital, IBM Svenska AB
Fredrik Alpen is an Associate Partner within IBM iX Digital. He has 20 years of experience from the Management and IT consulting industry and currently leads the IBM services offering to the Engineering Construction and Operations industry in Sweden. The offering is focused on services driving the digital transformation of the industry.
Board Member, 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.
Head of Infrastructure and Urban Development, World Economic Forum
Michael Max Buehler is the Head of Infrastructure and Urban Development at the World Economic Forum. Michael is responsible for managing strategic relationships with approximately 50 global CEOs from the engineering, construction, real estate and urban services sectors. Michael has seventeen years of international, academic and professional experience in the construction, mining and real estate industries including project management positions on major public infrastructure and public-private partnership projects. Prior to joining the Forum, Michael worked with Deloitte in the Infrastructure and Capital Projects Advisory practices in Vancouver, British Columbia. Michael managed projects for clients and industry leaders at C-suite level including major public infrastructure, mining and real estate projects as well as on capital programs and portfolios for private and public entities. Before, Michael worked for Bilfinger, a leading industry player for major infrastructure projects providing worldwide engineering, procurement, construction management, O&M and project finance services. Michael is experienced in managing project stakeholders in complex multi-contract project environments. Michael has a PhD in civil engineering, an MBA with finance and accounting specialization, is registered and licensed as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Chair of Individualised Building Production, RWTH Aachen University
International BIM Integration Leader | HDR Inc.
Scott Chatterton is the International Building Information Modelling (BIM) Integration Leader for HDR Inc. and the leader for BIM Planning and Quality for the HDR Digital Design group. HDR Inc. is a leading international architectural firm, recognized for award-winning designs for healthcare, science and technology, government, academic and private-sector organizations. Scott integrates BIM technology and the digital design process into the daily functionality of HDR’s offices in North America, Germany, China, the Middle East, and Australia. As the leader for BIM Planning and Quality within the Digital Design Group, he serves as BIM advisor on HDR’s major projects. Using his extensive knowledge, Scott creates and applies efficient protocols using the latest BIM techniques and technologies. As a result of his experience, Scott is a sought-after author and presenter at BIM-related conferences, where he addresses ideas on BIM workflow, processes, protocols and quality. Scott is also a member of the board of directors for the Canada BIM Council. The Canada BIM Council’s mission is to provide our professional, educational, construction, fabrication and supply chain members a collective voice dedicated to BIM, while serving the Canadian construction industry, education community and owners who are working collectively with Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies and practices. As a member of various educational institutional advisory boards Scott has the opportunity to engage with the youth of our industry and have influence on the education of BIM.
National Training and Development Leader, Cottee Parker
Quinton is responsible for staff development, training and support of Building Information Modelling systems nationally at Cottee Parker Architects. He has worked as a documenter and model manager on a diverse range of projects from small scale residences to large scale health, defence and government projects. With a keen interest in 3D modelling and an eye for detail, Quinton was often tasked with providing support and training to colleagues from very early in his career and naturally progressed into software development, technical support and training, working for the Australian distributor of ARCHICAD. Quinton was the first person in Australia to receive BIMcloud accreditation and has worked as a BIM consultant to many architectural and building companies across Australia and has provided ARCHICAD and BIM training to hundreds of design professionals for over a decade.
CEO | Dalux
Director, Cottee Parker
Naveen is a registered architect and a Director at the practice. He has extensive international experience working on large scale greenfield, mixed use developments. These projects contained multiple tall buildings built above large retail podiums. Naveen’s success with these projects called upon his capacity to manage the often competing demands of mixed uses of the proposed development. Naveen has demonstrated his ability to deliver these projects by designing buildings and urban spaces that meet the expectations and needs of the clients and various end user groups. His experience with complex, large scale projects required him to be able to balance his passion for design and sustainability with the need to deliver commercially viable outcomes. He uses a range of strategies to achieve this but he never loses sight of the need to deliver a design that creates a point of difference in the marketplace. Tall buildings and large projects introduce coordination complexities and challenges for the architect. Naveen’s international experience dealing with these challenges sees him taking a prominent role for these types of projects in the office. His skill in leading multi-discipline teams of architects and consultants adds value to projects irrespective of the size and scale of the project. This value is derived by Naveen’s capacity to collaborate the best design ideas with the team into a cogent and cohesive design theme that meets the terms of the brief.
Präsidentin, Bayerische Architektenkammer
- 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
Hugo Dorph, 51 years old, has had an impressive career within digital business. After getting his engineering degree (M. Sc. Eng.) in 1991 from the Technical University of Denmark, he spent 14 years at IBM, working within sales, software and e-business, in various international leadership positions and was already among the e-business pioneers in the mid-90s. In 2005, Hugo Dorph was appointed CEO of Maconomy, an international provider of ERP software. He led a significant turn-around of the company, ending with the delisting and successful sale to American Deltek in 2010. Hugo Dorph moved to the US, oversaw the successful integration of Maconomy into Deltek, and headed one of Deltek’s global divisions, until he and his family decided to return to Denmark. At the time he was recruited to his job as SVP Commercial in Solar, Hugo Dorph was a working founder of the cloud-based software start-up Flexya A/S. Today, 50% of Solar’s business is digital. Our appointment of Hugo Dorph as CCO underlines the significance we place on Solar’s commercial and digital development and emphasises the importance of continuously growing this digital footprint and ensuring an optimal customer experience.
Coordinator for as-built documentation, ASFINAG
Gerald Egger works at the austrian motorway and expressways operator (short ASFINAG) as a coordinator for as-built documentation. He also develops processes for the implementation of BIM-methods (Building Information Modelling). He studied surveying and geoinformatics at the Technical University of Graz, Austria. Since 2011 he has coordinated the submission, transfer and storage of digital technical data and documents of construction projects to the central data management system of the ASFINAG. In 2015 he started to analyse on-going work processes and how they can be optimized by using BIM-methods. He is a member of the Austrian Standard Institute (AG 011.09 digital structure documentation) as well as a member of the Austrian Society of Construction Technology (ÖBV) – BIM workgroup.
CEO, Xella Group
Dr. Jochen Fabritius is CEO of the Xella Group. The 45-year old holds a PhD in Civil Engineering and a diploma in Business Administration, Management and Operations, both from Technical University Berlin. Dr. Fabritius used to be a partner at McKinsey where he advised customers with a focus on construction materials and operations.In November 2014, he joined Xella as COO with responsibility for Production, Purchasing, and Technology. Amongst other initiatives he introduced the Lean Management concept to the Group and continues to successfully transform operations to more efficient and safe processes. In March 2016, he was appointed CEO by the shareholders of Xella Group. His work focuses on continually professionalizing the Group, digitizing business processes, and developing Xella into a solution-oriented company.
Advisory Board, CAFM RING e.V.
Dr. Uwe Forgber works as an independent consultant and software entrepreneur since 2012 where he specialises in Real Estate Information Management, organisational transformation and renewable energies. In 2000, Dr. Forgber co-founded conject AG, a leading international software company, providing software solutions to manage key processes throughout the plan-build-operate life-cycle for the real estate as well as architecture, engineering and construction industries. conject AG has been successfully sold to ACONEX in 2016 Dr. Forgber's earlier career was as a Professor of Information Technology in Real Estate at the Microelectronic Systems Design Research Group at the University of Kaiserslautern, from 1999 until 2001. Dr. Forgber holds a doctoral degree in Real Estate Information Management from the Karlsruhe institute of Technology (KIT) and a Masters of Science in Architecture and Computer Science (MSc) in Building Information Modeling from California Polytechnik State University, San Luis Obispo, Caifornia, USA.
European Business Manager - BIM, Topcon Positioning Group
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.
Head of Engineering Central Europe, Hilti
After his studies at Technical University of Darmstadt, Oliver worked for almost 10 years in an Engineering Office and as a Ph.D. Student before he joined Hilti in 2006. In 2015, he took over the position of Senior Trade Manager Engineering for Central Europe. Besides his leading role in the development and refinement of the Engineering approach at Hilti and the corresponding launches of products, software and services, he also works closely on the definition and implementation of the BIM Strategy for Central Europe.
Business Area Manager and Business Developer QTMS, Tyréns AB
To challenge the common way of doing things and to innovate the (conservative) construction sector has been a driving force for Dag Måhlstrand during his 15 years as a professional within the Tyréns Group. Dag has been acting as a leader since 2006. In 2017 he was recognized as best young leader the industry in Sweden by receving the price “Guldhuset” from the Centre for Management of the Build Environment at Chalmers University in Gothenburg 2017. After he graduated at the Royal University of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, he started his career at Tyréns as a Structural Engineer. But due to his interest in the fast-growing field BIM he started to work as a BIM consultant. In 2011 he got a position as Head of the Building Design Division at Tyréns which he still holds. One of the responsibilities includes to commercialize Research & Development projects. He has been a driving force to take the R&D project Quiet Track into the commercial product Quiet Track Monitoring System which is being presented in the conference.
Co-Founder | Sablono
Florian Meichsner is the Co-founder and VP Marketing at Sablono. After studying Business Administration in Berlin where he specialised in innovation management, he moved to South Africa to work as a project manager in the public health sector. In 2012 he came back to Berlin to start Sablono together with his co-founders, who share the joint vision of making the management of complex construction projects as easy as tracking a parcel online. Florian and his team have won several international awards for their achievements in major construction projects such as the Greenwich Peninsula 205 in London or the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi.
President, BIM World MUNICH
Josef is president of the BIM World Munich (www.bim-world.de). After 10 years solution sales and business development experience at Microsoft Germany he is now dedicated to the digitalisation of the construction industry (BIM) and also active as chief sales officer at Robotic Eyes GmbH (Startup for augmented reality). Josef has accumulated education and work experiences working in Europe and USA in positions from technical consultancy, to application development manager, CEO of start-ups, director of government and Transportation segment. He is comfortable to work with governmental elites and has proven this with engagements on ministerial level in several projects in the past. He is also well connected to decision makers in the IT industry.
Founder & CEO | INFRAKIT
BIM Specialist, Novatron
Petteri Palviainen is working as a BIM Specialist at Novatron Oy. Previously he worked as a surveyor in construction sites over 20 years. Petteri was a consultant at InfraFINBIM-project (2010-2014) and currently is an active member of buildingSMART Finland, which objective is to increase the implementation of BIM-workflow in infra building industry. At present Petteri works on sites and instructs the best practices of InfraBIM aiming to boost the deployment of the guidelines and requirements.
COO | SANVEO
Board Member, 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.
Vice President Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, BIM World MUNICH
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.
Bürgermeister, Stadt München
CEO & Co-Owner | buildup
Patrick Schmid verfügt über einen MBA der HSG und beschäftigt sich seit 12 Jahren erfolgreich mit Plattformen und deren Businessmodellen in unterschiedlichen Branchen und Digitalisierunggraden. Seit 7 Jahren liegt sein Schwerpunkt auf der Bauzulieferindustrie, die sehr grossen Rückstand aufweist und zunehmend digitalisiert wird. Das Bedürfnis aller Beteiligten, die richtigen Informationen zielgruppengerecht aufzubereiten und an die richtige Stelle zu bringen, bildet dabei den roten Faden. Patrick Schmid war CEO mehrerer Unternehmen und ist seit 2 Jahren bei buildup AG in dieser Funktion tätig. buildup AG hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Effizienz im Austausch von zielgruppen- und phasengerechten Produktinformationen mit der SwissBIMLibrary zu revolutionieren. Swiss steht dabei nicht primär für den geografischen Aktionsradius, sondern für die Herangehensweise, die durch Skalierbarkeit, Sinnhaftigkeit und Effizienz geprägt ist. So gelangen die digitalen Produktdaten über den ganzen Wertschöpfungsprozess in Projekte. Den notwendigen Ehrgeiz und Durchhaltewillen um ein junges Unternehmen zum Erfolg zu führen, zieht Patrick Schmid aus seiner Vergangenheit als Ironman-Triathlet. Bereits mit 22 Jahren finishte er den legendären Ironman auf Hawaii. Schmid ist verheiratet und hat 2 Kinder.
Senior Consultant, TÜV Süd Advimo
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.
Project Coordinator, BAM Immobilien-Dienstleistungen GmbH
- Since 2015: Project Coordinator (Business Development, BIM and Consulting) at BAM Immobilien-Dienstleistungen GmbH
- 2014 - 2015: Master of Business Administration - Executive Leadership (Liverpool, UK)
- 2013 - 2015: Master of Engineering - International Building Project Management (Stuttgart, Germany)
- 2011 - 2013: Project Manager for Real Estate Management and Sales at Süddeutsche Wohnen GmbH
- 2008 - 2011: Bachelor of Engineering - Engineering Management (Stuttgart, Germany)
- 2008 - 2011: Dual student at LBBW Immobilien GmbH
Chairman, buildingSMART e.V.
Civil Engineering study at Technical University Munich, Building Informatics; 1985-1996 software engineer and development manager at Nemetschek; Since 1996 Professor at Munich University of Applied Sciences (Building Informatics and BIM); Chairman of buildingSMART German-Speaking Chapter; For 20 years chair of the international Implementer Support Group; Council, Board, ExCom of buildingSMART International; 2008-2015 Deputy Chairman of German BIM-Council at BMVI; Since 2013 Chairman of BIM-Coordination Circle at VDI; Board member of the VDI Society Building and Building Service; Member of DIN-AA BIM.
Senior Software Engineer, Google
Jürgen Sturm joined Google in 2015 where he works together with his team in Munich on 3D reconstruction and scene understanding for ARCore / Tango. Previously, he worked at Metaio on virtual shopping and indoor navigation. From 2011-2014, he was a post-doc in the computer vision group at the Technical University of Munich. During this time, he founded FabliTec, a startup focused on 3D person scanning and printing. He obtained his PhD in robotics from the University of Freiburg in 2011. His PhD thesis received the ECCAI best dissertation award 2011 and was short-listed for the euRobotics Georges Giralt Award 2012. His lecture "Visual Navigation for Flying Robots" was distinguished with the TUM best lecture award in 2012 and 2013. His online course on "Autonomous Navigation" on EdX attracted more than 60.000 students worldwide since 2014.
COO + BIM Implementation Leader, Spectrum Group
Sergey is an influential mentor and strategic visionary on the introduction and practical use of BIM technologies in various areas of Spectrum Group activities. Sergey has knowledge and skills in the area of management and development of business in the area of civil engineering: fulfillment of company strategy, organization design, budgeting, maintaining of company’s business assets return. Sergey has project management experience in the area of complex engineering support, transport and social infrastructure, residential development, industrial buildings and installations.
Vice President, BIM World MUNICH
Involvement in engineering software development for over 30 years. 1988: graduated from Civil Engineering faculty at Czech Technical University Prague. 90’s: Joining Intergraph Corporation, successful market entry in Central Europe, relocated to the US to help the corporate efforts in Government and Transportation areas. Since 2000: Managing Intergraph Security, Government and Infrastructure global business partnership program. 2008: Sales manager for South-Eastern Europe. Since 2009: Responsible for the Czech Republic subsidiary, the CEE region + Israel.
Customer Relations Manager | SANVEO
As the Manager of Customer Relations for Sanveo Inc., Taylor's primary focus is Sanveo's customer base. From customer success to customer retention, Taylor works closely with Savneo's clients to ensure maximum engagement between the company and its customers. Taylor has spent the last 4 years in the construction technology space while working for multiple startups and holds an MBA in Marketing Management.
Development Manager, Sitowise
Ilkka Tieaho (M.Sc.) works in Sitowise as a development manager. Ilkka’s responsibilities, at present and over the past ten years, in projects has focused on the digital design and construction processes and the implementation of BIM-workflow. In addition, Ilkka is working as head of Sitowise’s BIM education and development programme. Ilkka also is a member of buildingSMART Finland and acts actively to develop present practices of building industry in bsF-workgroups and in on-going projects.
Design Technologist, Snøhetta & Co-founder, Bad Monkeys
Håvard Vasshaug is a Design Technologist at Snøhetta; one of the world's most renowned design practices. Håvard has a Master of Science in Structural Engineering and uses his experience with providing Building Information Modeling research, development and automation to share knowledge of digital building design solutions at Snøhetta and through his own companies. He regularly speaks about technical workflows, digital innovation and strategies for training at multiple international conferences and seminars, and receive wide acclaim for his talks and classes. He writes about BIM and visual scripting solutions on vasshaug.net and is a Bad Monkeys founding member. Håvard has a passion for using technological advances to design fantastic buildings, while helping others operate effectively and joyfully.
Founder & CEO, Robotic Eyes
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.
Managing Director, buildingSMART e.V.
- 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
Founder & CEO | VUFRAME
Andreas released his own AR framework in 2009 and has been working in AR & VR ever since. After spending a decade in the games industry he set out to create and launch Vuframe, a turn-key platform, which helps companies around the globe to adopt Augmented and Virtual Reality in a more democratic way.