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KEYNOTE:Anders Hvid

DareDisrupt
Anders Hvid has 15+ years experience in business development and strategy consulting in IT. He is bridging the gap between technology and business. Anders Hvid co-founded Dare Disrupt with a mission to empower the minds of a million people. Together with his partner Jannick B. Pedersen he published the book Face the Future and he has been giving +100 keynotes over the last 12 months on 5 different continents. In Denmark he is currently one of the most requested speakers and commentators in the media and press on the topic of emerging technology, disruption and the future of business and society.

Anders is one of the first and among the very few Danes, who have participated in Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University where only a few visionary students from around the world get the opportunity to explore and develop new technologies and apply these to help us to solve major global challenges. He co-founded the Danish alumni group and later became the Danish ambassador for Singularity University. Today he is the director of the SingularityU Copenhagen Chapter and co-founder and director of the Danish Global Impact Competition “Danske Ideer” – a five day training program in exponential thinking for 65 young researchers and entrepreneurs. He is today adjunct faculty and speaks for Singularity University at summits and costume programs. He worked with Salim Ismail in the release of his book Exponential Organizations on establishing a global network of experts and consultants.

He has recently been appointed member of Research, Innovation and Science High Level Expert Group for the European Commission to support commissioner Carlos Moedas (research, science and innovation).

Twitter: @andershvid
LinkedIn: dk.linkedin.com/in/andershvid
Company: daredisrupt.com

Søren Sti Andersen

NIRAS
Søren Sti Andersen, Architect, ICT Client Consulting. He primarily works on large scale and complex projects such as hospitals and is part of BIM Aarhus community.

Torbjørn Andersen

Norconsult AS
By day, Torbjørn is an MSc Civil Engineer in tunneling, a member of the Norwegian Tunneling Society (NFF), as well as the Professional Association of the Rock Blasting and Tunneling Industry of Norway. By night, he is a BIM and technology enthusiast and Dynamo junkie.

Thomas Angeltveit

Norconsult AS
Thomas Angeltveit is civil engineer specialising in railroad technology. Beyond technical expertise he is a technology enthusiast who is a BIM Coordinator for multiple large scale infrastructure projects.

Umit Balaban

Anel Group
Unit has been working with the BIM industry since 2008. He consults for many companies, training staff and now works with Anel Group on all international projects, as a BIM Manager.

Jorge Barrero

HKS
Jorge Barrero is a Senior Designer and Vice President with global architecture firm HKS. He has 19 years of experience in the field of architecture design, visualization, computation and digital fabrication. He has served as adjunct faculty at Harrington College of Design teaching a digital design studio. He has been a word contributor for 3D World Magazine and his work has been featured in AEC magazine and in the EXPOSE digital art book series. He has participated in various speaking engagements, including Shape to Fabrication in London, Develop3D, Design Visualization LIVE at Autodesk University, Xconomy, CTBUH and Vray Days events.

His project experience is varied, ranging from aviation projects to high performance office buildings. Most recently he led the design team for the first 3D printed office building in Dubai. He continues to explore the process of design aided by digital tools and technology in order to create a design solution that creates a better user experience for all.

Frederic Beaupere

Herzog & de Meuron
Frederic Beaupere is an architect working at Herzog de Meuron since 2012.There he joined the Digital Technologies Group team, where he works as a BIM Manager. Beside the usual tasks like setup, training and support, he enjoys helping teams with pyRevit scripts on all kinds of tasks, that he creates with RevitPythonShell. Before joining HdM in Basel, Switzerland, he worked at various offices in Hamburg and Berlin like Laura Jahnke Architekten, Zaha Hadid and Barkow Leibinger, after his diploma at TU Kaiserslautern 2007. He enjoys writing Python both at work and at home.

Håvard Bell

Catenda
Following on from his PhD in Structural Engineering, from Tokyo University (2001), Håvard worked in various roles including: Senior Developer at Interlect, Tokyo (2000 - 2004) and Senior Researcher at SINTEF, the largest Scandinavian independent research organisation, researching Open BIM and implementation of Open BIM (2004 - 2009). He is now CEO of Catenda, makers of bimsync and Open BIM based collaboration platforms (2009 - Present), and is also a member of SCTE in buildingSMART International, as well as being the main technical adviser on buildingSMART Data Dictionary for buildingSMART International and a member of MSG in buildingSMART International.

Ole Berard

MT Højgaard
Ole Berard is a department manager in the VDC Divison of MT Højgaard. The focus of Ole and his team is on supporting MT Højgaard’s design and construction teams in our collaborative and model-based design and estimation process from early design through preconstruction. Ole has been working with BIM and VDC for more than 10 years. He holds a PhD and BSc in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark as well as a MSc in Software Development from the IT University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kyle Bernhardt

Autodesk
Kyle is the Sr. Product Line Manager for BIM Project Delivery at Autodesk, leading the Product Management team responsible for Collaboration for Revit, as well as cloud-based Project Delivery efforts at Autodesk. As part of that responsibility, Kyle works with Autodesk customers to understand their workflow and efficiency needs, and then works with the product team to execute on the most important of them. Before this current responsibility, Kyle was a long-time member of the Revit Product Management team.

Gustav Blom

Rambøll
Gustav Blom is a structural engineer at Rambøll Norway where he has been hands on with Revit development and workflows since day one. Through residential, retail and infrastructure projects over the last 6 years he has been influential in developing the practices of Revit structural modeling, particularly with regards to structural reinforcement and analytical steel models.

Stig Brinck

NIRAS
Stig Brinck has been working within project management and BIM for more than 10 years, implementing ICT and process innovation in Niras and for clients.

Cesare Caoduro

COWI
Cesare is passionate about technologies with experience in the construction field, involved for more than 10 years, with 2D and 3D CAD/BIM processes implementation.
During those years Cesare has been a BIM Manager/Coordinator, Pre-sales and Post-sales technical expert with direct involvement with customers. After an experience in the Middle East in a M&E Design and Build company working for QRail Metro Project, he is based in Copenhagen working for COWI in the BTM department. His goal is to develop a full BIM approach including the use of Dynamo to link existing processes.

Steve, Hor Yin Chan

the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Steve, Hor Yin, CHAN, is a Senior Engineer of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. His particular passion is for exploring new ideas with innovative technologies. His over 20 years of project management and maintenance management experiences has enabled he and his team to develop a practical solution for enhancement of workflow and O&M services by integrating Asset Management with BIM.

Søren Christensen

BIM-koordinator
Søren Christensen graduated as a constructing architect 2012, and graduated in 2014 as cand. scient. techn. in building informatics. Søren has been working for MTH for 3 years in the project design department supporting the tender process, the design and construction phase.
Søren Christensen is involved in several in-house BIM network groups focused on implementing new software/hardware and work processes. Sørens current tasks mainly revolve around bringing BIM/VDC onto the building site, and supporting on-site staff through teaching, creating manuals, setting up software systems and developing new uses for the building information models.
Søren has an international background living abroad for 13 years where English was the primary language, and is used to presenting in both internal as well as external events.

Joseph Cory

Geotectura
Specialising in innovative design, and committed to sustainability, Architect Professor Cory is the founder of Geotectura office that provides creative and practical architectural solutions to social and environmental challenges. Born in 1971, Joseph Cory earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Israel Institute of Technology in 1998, where he subsequently also earned a master's degree and PhD in Architecture. Since 2008 Dr. Cory has been a faculty member at the Department of Interior-Building and Environment Design at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. In 2008 Dr. Cory founded Geotectura studio, which promotes sustainable design throughout the world. Cory combines his academic activities and research with an architectural practice. Cory's sustainable projects received worldwide recognition in publications, exhibitions and awards.

Sandra Damerau

Ed. Züblin AG
Sandra is an architect from Buenos Aires, Argentina working as an engineer for Construction Operation & Process Planning at Ed. Züblin AG in Stuttgart, Germany since January 2012. Her everyday work is scheduling, construction sequencing and site planning for turn-key projects as well as for structural works projects. These are mainly residential, office and commercial buildings in Germany, usually starting at the tender phase and accompanying the construction during the execution phase. This allows her to keep in touch with the site where the added value of construction is actually being generated. Besides that, her job is also to train her colleagues in the BIM/4D way of working. She believes that every planner should learn how they can improve working model-based, simulating before executing. She is always looking for better ways to use BIM in 4D to their benefit, to make their job easier.

Jacob Drachmann

CN3
Jacob Drachmann is a Civil Engineer based in Copenhagen working with Computational Design and Digital Fabrication methods in construction projects. Jacob has worked with the integration of digital fabrication technologies in the design and construction of projects like Ny Nørreport Station, The Silo in Copenhagen, Kirk Kapital HQ and currently the curved facade of the Tivoli Corner designed by PCF&P in New York. Jacob teaches Computaional design at The Technical University of Denmark and is partner in the Danish VDC company CN3.

Greg Demchak

Synchro Software
Greg has degrees in architecture (University of Oregon, MIT) but has spent most of his career helping design software for the Architecture/Engineering/Construction market. He was an original member of the Revit Technology team and worked for Autodesk for over 10 years. Today, he is the Director of Product Development at Synchro Software, where he is focused on bringing the power of 4D visualization to the world of complex construction.

Michal Dengusiak

BuroHappold Engineering
Michal achieved his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Poznan University of Technology in Poland in 2006. He started his career with Arup, where he achieved his Chartership status with CIBSE and formed a strong grounding in the Built Environment. Currently working for BuroHappold in Berlin as senior engineer, Michal is responsible for leading energy simulation on a number of large projects and forging the link between energy simulation and MEP design. He is passionate about creative new approaches to modelling and thermal simulation, adopting parametric design techniques and BIM workflows concentrating on calculations and thereby improving project efficiency. Outside of work, you might find Michal beekeeping, playing badminton, or programming.

Martijn de Riet

BIMforce
Martijn has a degree in building engineering since 2004. His career has been centered on Information Management. Martijn started his career as self-employed BIM engineer and became a well-known Revit expert.

In 2012 Martijn worked on an EU project as BIM Consultant on implementing BIM processes in architectural and engineering firms. Martijn helped over twenty-five companies implementing BIM workflows and worked as an external BIM Manager on large and complex construction projects, including laboratories, schools, government and research facilities.

Martijn has a history of standard development and a longstanding interest in Open BIM and Open Data workflows. He is co-author of the Dutch Revit Standards, and seats in the Technical Committee for the Revit Standards Foundation. Martijn has been Chairman for buildingSMART Benelux from 2015 to 2017, wrote several publications on IFC workflows and has spoken at multiple conferences on the practical implementation of IFC workflows.

Emil Edvardsen

INGENIØR'NE A/S
After Emil Edvardsen received his bachelor's degree from the Technical University of Denmark in 2007, he worked for four years as a technical specialist; teaching various Autodesk Revit platforms, with a special focus on Autodesk Revit MEP during his employment at one of the largest Autodesk reseller firms in Northern Europe. He has written training manuals and held several presentations at conferences including RTC Europe 2016, as one of the Top 10 speakers. From 2011 onward, Emil has worked as a MEP engineer, whilst implementing BIM and upgrading the skills of internal Autodesk software users. One of his continuing goals is to develop a natural workflow between Revit users and non-Revit users.

Kevin Fielding

Sheppard Robson
Kevin studied at Cambridge University, England, and has a master's degree in Architecture, now working as Regional BIM Lead at Sheppard Robson in Manchester, England. Kevin has over 11 years hands on AEC industry experience. Skilled in Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, and Navisworks, he is a Certified Revit Professional, and has delivered many training courses relating to its use. Currently a Committee member of Manchester Revit User Group (MRUG). Kevin focuses on delivering efficiencies throughout the practice through implementation of BIM, better process management, and efficient software use, and automation.

Marianne Friis

Arkitema Architects
Marianne Friis, Head of BIM Management at Arkitema Architects, one of Denmark´s largest architecture companies, with offices in Norway and Sweden also. Arkitema started the first BIM projects in 2007 and today almost all projects are in full BIM workflow from the early stages to completion. Marianne is dedicated to BIM knowledge sharing and has implemented BIM since 2007. She is Chairman of the BIM Aarhus network and has an active part in the BIM community BIM7AA which develops BIM-tools, methods and processes.

Radu Gidei

Grimshaw
Radu likes to bill himself as a creative thinker, walking the fine line between unencumbered creativity and highly rational and analytical thinking. Also likes to wear many hats, amongst which : BIM manager at Grimshaw, coder, maker, BIM geek, musician and university lecturer. With a background in computer programming, followed up by an architectural education, it should come as no surprise Radu is constantly tinkering with robotics, making bespoke applications for AEC, hacking together interactive models or arguing on twitter about all things BIM.

Thomas Graabaek

BIM Equity A/S
Thomas Graabæk is a Partner and architect at BIM Equity – a Copenhagen and Aarhus based consultant company focused on better BIM processes. A BIM enthusiast at heart, he firmly believes that BIM is key to better processes, optimized economy and in the end, better projects for the benefit of us all. Thomas holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts and has over 15 years of experience in pushing the AEC industry forward in their digital journey, with state of the art digital solutions.

Arman Gukasyan

Revizto
Arman Gukasyan is the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based 3DreamTeam Inc/Vizerra, a leading technology company developing Real-Time Collaboration based on Gaming Technology. In 2012 the Company launched Revizto, a successful software for visual collaboration in the building construction field, linking architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals in more productive, effective workflows. An entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in product development, Arman has worked with major technology corporations in Switzerland and the United States. He earned his MBA at the Graduate School of Business in Grenoble, France, and later a Master's degree in management and marketing at IFM University in Geneva, Switzerland.

Johan Hanegraaf

Mecanoo Architects
Johan is an technical architect who specialised in computational design and Building Information Modeling for the global projects of Mecanoo architects. Starting his career as an engineer using Revit in 2009 he finished his dual architectural degree in 2013 and became a self-taught expert of a variety of design, visualisation and authoring tools. Johan is actively developing and promoting user friendly automated workflows for emerging technologies like Cloud Collaboration, Design Script and Virtual Reality. He enjoys pushing the limits of design-tools to create inspiring buildings and strongly believes sharing, teaching and collaborating with other AEC professionals leads to an enhanced creativity and better architecture.

Anthony Hauck

Autodesk Inc.
Anthony Hauck has been involved in architecture, engineering, construction, and technology for more than 30 years. As an architect, millwork project manager, software developer, and IT Director, he has always looked to technology to help solve issues facing the building industry. He joined the Autodesk Revit team in 2007, holding a succession of product management positions in the group until joining Autodesk AEC Generative Design in 2015 as its Director of Product Strategy, where he is responsible for helping define the next generation of building software products and services for the AEC industry.

Martin Romby Hauge

LINK Arkitektur Denmark
Since 2008, Martin has been working in the field of BIM. As a young Constructing Architect, Martin jumped in the deep end, and has since been in charge of BIM in several large-scale, complex construction projects; primarily within hospitals and laboratories. This experience has provided him with valuable knowledge, and an understanding of the strategic benefits of BIM in architecture, cross-functional collaboration and construction.As Head of BIM at LINK Arkitektur Denmark, Martin has multiple specialist functions regarding implementation and use of clash detection, external data management databases and design optimization with visual programming. In addition to this project focus, Martin works as a strategic client advisor for public and governmental organizations in Denmark and the Faroe Islands.With a dedicated group of specialized colleagues, Martin works to ensure the continued development of BIM. He is a member of the BIMAarhus board, which has a supporting role for BILT Europe.

Tord Jacobsen

Rambøll
Tord Jacobsen is an MEP engineer working at Rambøll Norway for 5 years. Through designing residential buildings, culture centers and universities, he has developed a broad experience in the field and on Revit practices. Striving to find the means of streamlining workflows for a more efficient and fun workday, Tord is constantly looking to integrate project solutions. He also contributes to Rambøll Norway BIM development and is responsible for Revit HVAC development.

Halvor Jensen

NTI CADcenter AS
Halvor is an engaged solution provider and speaker. Helping customers and organisations make good decisions when it comes to digitalisation, BIM, openBIM and downstream use of BIM and openBIM in 4D, collaboration and facility management.

Anders With Kaas

Aarstiderne Architects
Graduating as a Constructing Architect in 1991, Anders has been working at Aarstiderne Architects for 10 years - 8 years in support/development with Revit and Excel.
For 6 years, he has been teaching Revit at VIA University College in Aarhus (Constructing Architects).
After coding some in Excel (VBA), he started writing small plugins for Revit (C#), starting with small things such as schedule and image export on selected views to, for example, importing data into parameters from Excel and making changes in the model with data from Excel, and have moved on to do applications like LandScape4Revit that handles some of the challenges with Landscape in Revit.

Sylvester Knudsen

MT Højgaard
Sylvester Knudsen is doing a masters degree in the field of Building Informatics at Aalborg University, while working at one of Denmark's biggest general contractors MT Hoejgaard, as part of the Computational Design and Construction group, where the goal is to implement and develop computation in the company’s daily workflows. Passionate about BIM, utilising data and computational workflows, Sylvester strives to make better projects by using data for better decision making. In his daily work, Revit and Dynamo are the primary tools for data management.

Peter Kompolschek

Kompolschek Architects
Peter is an architect working with Revit and Dynamo.

Jason Kunkel

CADD Microsystems
Working for many years in the architectural/engineering industry, both in production-design and currently in technology support, Jason has aimed for the simple goal of making sure people can get their jobs done in the most efficient and productive way possible. Through training, software implementation, hardware deployment, and support (throw a little programming in as well), he has worked hard to achieve this goal.
Supporting a firm of up to 300 people and managing IT support staff has shown him the importance of tempering the need for enforced standards and guidelines with personal tailored one-on-one support.
Jason's most exciting achievements are when he is able to leverage new technology in a meaningful, productive, and often inexpensive way to let everyone make sure the work get done.

Richard Kuppusamy

Lendlease
Richard Kuppusamy is a chartered British Architect with more than 15 years of experience in the AEC industry delivering large scale projects in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia regions. At Lendlease, he is the Regional Digital Integration Manger for Asia; responsible for leading digital technology innovation and processes to support projects from design, construction, through to facility management. Richard provides strategic leadership and governance for the implementation and operation of BIM/VDC throughout the organization in Asia.

In his commitment to open collaboration and advancement of BIM/VDC adoption, Richard has contributed to the development of the Building Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore BIM Guide and lectures at the BCA Academy on BIM Management and Legal & Contractual matters. His experience in architecture and delivering BIM enabled projects encompasses a wide spectrum of sectors including education, commercial, residential, healthcare and transport.

Oliver Langwich

Contelos
Oliver is a Structural Engineer working for the German Autodesk Reseller Contelos GmbH in Hanover. He is the head of the AEC Consultant team from Contelos and responsible for BIM Implementation, Training and Development for different companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is also a known speaker on BIM and Workflows in digital models at different seminars for Architects and Engineers and a regular presenter at Autodesk University Germany. Working with Revit on real projects since 2007 he has great experience in modelling different kind of families and civil structures e.g. railway stations, bridges or wastewater treatment plants. Since 2011 he has also been writing a blog about Revit / BIM and he is the Co-Founder of the Revit User Group D-A-CH (Germany - Austria - Switzerland).

Phil Lazarus

Aurecon
Marketing Manager
Phil Lazarus is an American Architect with over 20 years of experience in the design, documentation and construction of large projects around the globe. Immersed in 3d process from the start of his career, he has leveraged the power of BIM on the behalf of architects, engineers, contractors and clients. Involved with Singapore’s largest development projects since 2006, Phil has been leading the charge in establishing BIM and promoting technology based innovation throughout Asia.

Working tirelessly to advance BIM adoption, Phil is a faculty member in the Singapore BCA’s BIM Specialist Diploma Program, building fundamental understanding of the process. Simultaneously, he has founded the “Forum for Advanced Revit Training in Singapore” to assist in developing core modelling skills amongst eager Revit users. He continues to be involved in grassroots support of technological evangelism through regional involvement with The Digital Built Environment Institute.

Phil’s core belief is that experienced knowledgeable people with access to the highest levels of technology & training results in enterprise efficiency and improved project delivery....and that Han shot first.

Heather Lech

Autodesk
Heather Lech is a licensed architect and has been working for Autodesk since 2005 where she is involved in designing, developing and testing Autodesk Revit. Her current role is Product Owner and UX Manager for AEC. She has taught Revit to architecture students at both the Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute of Technology and most recently in Rwanda for Mass Design. As a Product Owner, she works closely with local architecture firms conducting usability studies, prioritizing customer needs and staying connected to the ever-evolving needs of the building community.

Kit, Che Lee

Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Kit, Che, LEE is a Chief Engineer of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He is serving as the head of Project Division leading 13 project teams. With his over 25 years’ experience in project management and operation and maintenance (O&M), he is leading his team to explore the benefits of BIM in O&M through developing a BIM - Asset Management System.

Damien Lefranc

Groupe Legendre
Damien is a graduate in construction engineering at ESITC Caen, and started his career in a SME company called CMEG as an apprentice. He worked on a project, at the end of his studies, about BIM Interoperability. He has been interested in digital and construction since the beginning of his high school studies and discovered the BIM process in Denmark at VIA University College during his 4th year in engineering school. He join Legendre group in December 2014. This group is based in Rennes and he has several projects in the northwest of France and in London.

Rhys Lewis

Revizto
Rhys is an advocate of innovative technology and has been providing solutions to the AEC market for over eleven years. Experience in working for a software vendor and also directly for the client has enabled him to communicate what’s really needed to the core development team. Rhys’ passion is then delivering a solution that can really make a change for the whole industry! Outside of the technology world you’ll find Rhys on stage performing as lead singer for his band. You may even spot his face on T.V but only if you’re very unlucky!

Nathan Love

Nathan has vast experience in Structural Design Drafting, covering all types of structures, plus also spending some time in civil, marine, mining and infrastructure. In the last 10 years Nathan has been using Revit and been heavily involved in the BIM space, providing training, creating workflows, setting up BIM execution plans and creating content. Nathan is a founding committee member for his local BIM community www.brisbim.com and is always looking for new ways to deliver projects through innovation and different technology. As a BIM Manager Nathan has set up drafting standards and BIM execution plans at various companies, but is even more passionate in being innovative to think outside the box when it comes to delivery methods in the building space. As a regular speaker at past conferences, Nathan enjoys sharing knowledge and learning from others in the design technology field.

Brian Mackey

BD Mackey Consulting
Better known as “The Revit Geek”, Brian has spent more than 25 years in the AEC industry, about 10 of which have been focused on Revit and BIM. After nearly a decade of working with Architects and Engineers to advance BIM in their companies, Brian started his BIM consulting company in 2011 to focus on custom high-level training and mentoring. Brian has clients all over the US and Canada that generally tolerate his sarcastic nature in exchange for his wide breadth of BIM knowledge. Brian showcases his love of talking about Revit, or maybe just his love talking, in a monthly light-hearted, occasionally irreverent, free Q&A webcast, Revit Radio. Brian is a regular speaker at many conferences, including Autodesk University, BIM Workshops and RTC North America, where he has been awarded top speaker several times

Desiree Mackey

Martin/Martin
Desirée (Dezi) has been in the AEC industry for more than 15 years. After obtaining her bachelor's and master’s degrees from University of California, Davis and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit. She started her career in California with a construction company, then with a structural engineering firm, and now is a practicing structural engineer and BIM Manager at Martin/Martin in Denver, Colorado.
Dezi is a regular speaker at many conferences, she co-founded the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society and is the Chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee. Finally, as if that is not enough Revit in her life, she is married to “The Revit Geek” and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.

Daniel Maimann

Rambøll A/S
Daniel Maimann is Senior ICT Manager at Rambøll Pharma and holds a Cand.scient.techn masters degree in “Construction Management and informatics”. The Pharma department at Rambøll helps the pharmaceutical industry with engineer disciplines for building production, process, research and other facilities. As head of ICT/BIM for Pharma, Daniel Maimann’s main focus is using digitalisation to “work smarter – not harder” across the department and Rambøll.

Aaron Maller

Parallax Team, Inc
Aaron Maller (@twiceroadsfool) has been implementing BIM and Practice Technology software in AEC Firms for over a decade. He is now the Director of Parallax Team, Inc. Their specialties include all aspects of BIM and practice Technology implementation: all template and library creation and maintenance, add-in deployments and customizations, Revit User Experience customizations, all installations and updates, all user training and instructional handout and video creation, and on-the-fly support for Architectural, Preconstruction, and Construction Project Teams in all phases of AEC Projects. Passionate about BIM, Architecture, and Construction, he's an avid contributor on RevitForum.org and around the world in various Revit Communities and Conferences, where he holds the record for most amount of socks received as gifts.

Virat Manchanda

Imagine BIM
Virat is a Project Manager by training and a General Contractor/ Real Estate Developer and BIM Consultant by profession. He brings the unique combination of a US based MS in Construction Management and hands on field experience in the Indian and US construction industry. BIM naturally complements his core competency. In addition to the Architectural perspective, he views BIM from a construction execution and management perspective. Before modeling, the only question he asks is, “Will this element generate information accurate enough for the site?” This enhances a level of precision over and above that required by Architecture. His consulting experience in the area of BIM spans Africa, Europe, Mexico and India. He greatly benefited from attending RTC Dublin, 2014 and has wanted to repay RTC ever since. His focus has evolved from modeling techniques to making BIM a viable business alternative, which is where he would like to contribute.

Robert Manna

Stantec
Robert works for Stantec out of their Boston MA office. As a member of the Buildings Group Digital practice team Robert is a leader in the implementation and support of new processes and technology throughout the organization. Currently his key responsibilities include: management of custom software development, management of the migration and integration of Design Technology for individual acquisitions, interactions with technology vendors, liaison with IT for configuration and deployment of software and technology as well keeping pace with technology trends. Robert has worked on a variety of building design projects of various scales and at all stages. He has also spoken at a number of events and conferences over the years, including AU, RTC, and BIMforum. When not running around the globe and helping teams he enjoys his family and enjoys skiing, swimming and biking.

Alejandro Mata

MOE A/S
Alejandro Mata is BIM consultant at Integrated Digital Solutions department in Rambøll Denmark. He is MSc. HVAC design engineer with a background in civil engineering and architectural technology from DTU-Technical University of Denmark. Alejandro is passionate about enhancing the performance of AEC industry by promoting a better utilization of building technology, towards automation of digital design processes. His focus is to work smarter and achieve the most effective practices to enhance data utilization and digital collaboration among AEC parties. He has been using has using Autodesk, Inc., products for the last 10 years, with a detailed focus in Revit MEP software, and the Dynamo extension complemented with Business Intelligence solutions. He has gained experience in the last 4 years through well-known Nordic projects, in his challenges at MOE Consulting Engineers and BIG Architects. Additionally, he has worked as a teaching assistant at DTU and loves sharing knowledge.

Andrew Milburn

Godwin Austen Johnson
Andy Milburn is an Associate at Godwin Austen Johnson, Architects, with a special responsibility for BIMstrategy & Revit implementation. He has had a varied career, abandoning architecture in his twenties tobecome a bricklayer. After spending 8 years as a builder and another 8 as an educator in newly independent Zimbabwe, he returned to architecture in his late thirties. For the past 25 years he has worked as an architect in Africa and the Middle East, taking a keen interest in the impact of computer technology on the profession. His blog "Shades of Grey" is well known in the Revit world. He has 3 adult children and a grandson, spreadaround the globe and in his spare time plays blues guitar.

Daniel Nielsen

aDN
Danish architect Daniel Nielsen became interested in sustainability in 2001 and he now has both a broad understanding and practical experience in creating "Architectural Sustainability." He works on projects of various scales - from building to planning - with the aim of creating high architectural quality designs that take comfort, climate conditions, and resources into account. He integrates Green BIM into his work – using digital 3D modeling and simulation tools to visualise and validate his designs. At the moment he is involved in various research projects and education programs as an external researcher and educator at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Besides this he also consults in architectural design at architecture firms.

Vivi Nyehuus Hansen

MOE A/S
Vivi Nyehuus Hansen, Head of BIM | Revit development at MOE A/S, a Nordic Engineer group with more than 650 employees, spread across several offices in Denmark and Norway. Vivi has been developing BIM processes, workflows, LOD's and ICT specifications at MOE A/S.

Jostein Berger Olsen

Sweco
Jostein Olsen is a structural engineer working for Sweco Norway AS. Here he has gathered 8 years of experience in the AEC industry working on everything from small scale industrial projects to large infrastructure projects. He has a wide range of experience with practical BIM workflows and has digged deep into into the wonderful world of Dynamo, on which he has his own blog jbdynamo.blogspot.com. He is also a moderator on the official Dynamo forum and is a strong believer in the Dynamo Community. He has a passion for finding the practical middleground between the BIM-idealists and the more conservative forces in the industry and thinks parametric modelling software closes the gap.

Harald Onarheim

coBuilder
Harald Onarheim is the Director of Business Development – BIM for coBuilder, a software development firm specialising in construction product data management, based in Oslo, Norway. As one of the first BIM professionals in Norway, Harald graduated from Fagskolen in Oslo as a BIM technician in 2009. Freshly out of university, he and two fellow students started BIM Consult. After six years as a privately owned company, the highly successful six-employee BIM Consult was acquired by Sweco Norway and rebranded as Sweco BIM Lab. Since 2016 Harald is among coBuilder’s most valuable assets. He is responsible for developing methodologies, tools and processes to streamline product development so that the company can provide the most practical solutions through his invaluable BIM insights.

Pawel Piechnik

Autodesk
Pawel Piechnik is the Product Line Manager for Structures at Autodesk. Having a Structural Engineering background, Pawel has worked to apply computer software to this domain for around twenty years. Being with Autodesk for 10 years, he looks after product strategies for structural authoring products supporting Steel, Concrete and Precast design to fabrication workflows.

Michael Porskær

Orbicon A/S
Michael is the Head of BIM at Orbicon, where he is responsible for developing new processes.. He is qualified as a mechanical engineer and has been using Revit since 2007. In 2009, he realised that he needs to learn Revit API to get the full potential out of Revit. Therefore, he started a part time course as a software developer, which he completed in 2013. What drives him is that software can be used to optimise our working processes and he is constantly thinking of new ways to use BIM models to leverage that.

Simon F. Ramsløv

Brian Ringley

WeWork
Brian Ringley is a Senior Researcher at WeWork where he leads the Construction Optimization team, playing a pivotal role in developing and testing new methods of building manufacture and construction and working collaboratively with other researchers and WeWork’s design, construction, and logistics teams. He also teaches courses on data-driven parametric design, interoperable workflow convergence and vertical integration, and robotic automation for architectural manufacturing at Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) program. Prior to WeWork, Brian was an Associate and Design Technology Specialist at the global architecture and consulting practice Woods Bagot.

Christopher Rossetto

Office For Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Christopher is an architectural BIM Manager at OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), specialising in design technology. Originally from Australia where he completed a Master of Architecture, Chris has worked with Architects in Melbourne, London, and now Rotterdam where he currently resides. Chris has 10 years experience as both a Revit user and implementer of BIM, and is currently working with OMA to integrate new tools into their design workflow.

Ewoud Ruifrok

Arup
Educated as an architect specialising in parametric design, Ewoud is passionate about bringing BIM to the next level to create future proof buildings in multi-discipline teams. He has been working for several years in Architecture and currently works for Arup as a BIM manager for the Europe region. Supporting multiple projects and BIM developments.

Ralph Schoch

Victaulic
Ralph Schoch is the Revit, Technology, and Internal Support Manager in the Construction Piping Services Division (CPS) at Victaulic, a leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining and fire protection systems. For 21 years he has been designing 3D piping system layouts for projects throughout the world. His interest in 3D system modeling led him to begin developing content for Revit in 2009. Ralph develops families and add-ins that allow engineers and contractors to design piping systems within Revit using Victaulic products. Victaulic families have been used around the world from engineering to construction with full fabrication from the Revit model. In addition to Revit, Ralph has experience in Navisworks, Fabrication CADmep, Inventor, Solidworks, and Bentley Autoplant. He is a board member for the Lehigh Valley BIM Professionals Group and is a member of Autodesk Developers Network and Professional Member of AUGI. Autodesk Revit MEP 2015 Certified Professional.

Conor Shaw

Shaw Architectural Solutions
Conor debuted with the BILT community as a panel speaker at RTC in Delft, 2013, discussing BIM for SMEs. Trained as a construction engineer he has recently received his Masters in Construction and Real Estate Management from the HTW Berlin. He established Shaw Architectural Solutions in 2014 which offers BIM consultancy services throughout Europe. His clients include Buro Happold Engineering, Berlin, Farrimond MacManus Archaeological Surveyors, Belfast and Riques Raques Architecture in Helsinki. Recently Conor has been involved in establishing a network of professionals with a shared vision of sustainable building practices and is currently working on a number of straw-bale housing projects.

Adam Sheather

AECOM
Adam’s role is focused on the developing systems and people skills to deliver BIM and DE project deliverables to clients across AECOM’s market sectors. This involves supporting & upskilling teams to deliver workflows and decision making to ensure best value for our clients, and allowing AECOM’s talented team to focus on design rather than on output. Adam works as part of the AECOM BIM Advisory group providing technical and strategic advice relating to contracts, BIM Execution Plans, project deliverables, support, management and system tools on our BIM Management and BIM2FM Integration partnerships with Clients. His other role is to manage the scope and product development of new applications working with AECOM’s Technology as a Service & GIS teams.

Peter Hyttel Sørensen

Rådgivegruppen DNU
Peter Hyttel Sørensen has worked within ICT management since 2005; specialising in the development and implementation of ICT and BIM methodology's and processes. Member of Danish Architecture ICT and BIM taskforce, Architect Council of Europe - AEC BIM Workgroup.

Morten Sørensen

NIRAS
Morten is a geodata consultant who specialises in GIS, CAD and geodata management.

Daniel Stine

LHB
Daniel John Stine, CSI, CDT is an author, instructor, BIM manager, and architect with 23 years of experience. Working full­time at LHB, a 250­person multidiscipline firm in Minnesota, Daniel provides training and support for all disciplines of Autodesk® Revit® (Architecture, Structure and MEP), AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, and AutoCAD. He currently teaches Revit to architecture and interior design students at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Leveraging his professional and academic experience, Daniel has also written the following textbooks: Interior Design using Revit 2017, Design Integration using Revit 2017 (Architecture, Structure and MEP), Architectural Commercial Design using Revit 2017, Residential Design using Revit 2017, Residential Design using AutoCAD 2017, Commercial Design using AutoCAD 2013, Chapters in Architectural Drawing; Hand Sketching in a Digital World, Hand Sketching, Adobe Photoshop and Google SketchUp for Interior Designers and SketchUp 2013 for Interior Designers.

Morten Thomsen

AART
Morten Thomsen, Bachelor of architecture, is an experienced BIM Manager and Revit 'super user' with experience in many high profile projects including working for the last 4 years on Goedstrup Hospital 100.000m2.
Morten contributes to ensuring effective analysis of the sustainable technical and construction solutions and maintaining design throughout the design phase. Morten is an active member of BIM7AA as well as contributing with BIM knowledges to AART research department.

Maarten van den Berg

iNFRANEA
Maarten van den Berg is a BIM and Information Manager at iNFRANEA with a masters degree in Construction Engineering & Management. Making design, engineering, construction and maintenance easier with user-friendly ICT tools motivates him to implement new working methods in construction projects. He implements Building Information Management and Systems Engineering in an integrated Model Based Systems Engineering approach. He and his team use the BIM learning curves in infrastructure and utility building projects for new virtual construction applications. Project teams use VR for virtual construction, testing, maintenance and safety analysis. The need for information in a project team is the key driver for iNFRANEA's risk driven information management approach and VR simulation products.

Paul Vesey

Limerick Institute of Technology
Lecturer, maker and breaker of all things BIM & ArchVis. Having spent 10+ years as a Project Engineer and Project Manager on multi-million euro M&E projects, Paul’s ‘Career 2.0’ began in Limerick Institute of Technology in 2007 where he spearheaded the introduction of BIM technologies into numerous academic programmes. Currently lecturing on LIT’s Construction Management and Interior Design programmes, where novel uses of BIM, AR & VR applications are developed and explored. Paul’s ‘Career 2.5’ takes the form of BIM and ArchVis training and consultancy. Paul’s personal motto ‘It’s software, you can’t break it’ may be wrong from time to time, but it does create a fun, innovative and effective learning environment. Paul holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Software Development.

Jesper Wallaert

MTHoejgaard
VDC specialist at MTHoejgaard Jesper Wallaert has a bachelor of architectural technology and construction management and uses his experience providing Virtual Design and Construction research, development and computational design to share knowledge of digital building solutions at MT Hojgaard.

Mark Wieringa

Bimforce
Mark has been a licensed architect since 2006. He has worked as an architect and BIM Manager in several leading architectural firms. Mark has been responsible for the Information Management in several large and complex design projects. Among those projects were the 60.000m2 Medical Centre Alkmaar, and several laboratoria, pilot plants and offices by Cepezed.

Mark has a vast track record in standardization processes. He is co-author of the Dutch Revit Standards, vice chairman for the Dutch Revit User Group and chairman of the Revit Standards foundation. Mark is a committee member of the Dutch NEN normcomittee for the European CEN/TC 442 committee. The CEN/TC 442 regulates European technical norms for Building Information Modelling and Data Integration & Interoperability.

Mark seated in the RTC committee, organising RTC Europe in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He lectured on different aspects of BIM, Architecture and Information Management.

Doug Williams

Leo A Daly
Doug is the Director of Digital Practice for Leo A Daly and is LEED AP BD+C as well as CDT certified. Doug is continually seeking technologies and methods that improve the quality, cost-effectiveness and performance of our designs. Doug leads a cohesive team of professionals that can cross-pollinate workflows and expertise to excel the practice at large while implementing an overall strategy for BIM Software Deployment. Doug provides a digital practice vision that elevates his firm’s expertise beyond 3-D modeling and 2-D documentation while implementing data management, optimized design processes and analytical tools. Doug is a member of the National BIM Standards Committee and has +20 years of AEC industry experience. Doug received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1993. Doug has been a past presenter at multiple RTCNA, RTCEUR, AU, BIMForum, CSI and several regional Revit User Groups. Doug is also a US Army Reserves 20yr veteran.

Piu Hung Yuen

Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr. YUEN Piu Hung, Francis, is an Assistant Engineer of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Since 2009, he has been involved in R&D on innovative technologies. He engaged in next-generation optical interconnections and network optimization in his M.Phil. study. After joining the EMSD, he started to focus the R&D work on BIM-AM applications in O&M with IoT technology.

Sarai Zaballa

Modelical
Sarai Zaballa is a partner at Modelical and currently serves there as COO, BIM Leader and principal trainer. Trained as an Architect, Sarai has several years of experience in project design using BIM solutions and has conducted dozens of Revit implementations and courses.

Jay Zallan

Cuningham Group Architecture
Art - Architecture - Technology - Ideas | AECO technologist, Designer, Artist. As a VDC Director of BIM, Jay Zallan brings unique & qualified insights into the business & creative processes of Architecture, Engineering and Construction with proven strategies for production & growth. Mr. Zallan has well over 20 years of Architectural experience and enjoys a varied & diverse portfolio of both Architecture and Art. He is currently the President of the Los Angeles Revit Users Group, AUGIworld magazine Revit Architecture Editor, and he is a frequent lecturer on Creativity, BIM and Virtual Design & Construction and a former Graphic Standards BIM Advisory Board member. Jay can also be found presenting at Autodesk University, Revit Technology Conferences and as a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, LACMA, as well as many Universities, AIA, CSI and other industry events.