AU London 2017
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Convince your boss
Convince Your Boss
Acting co-CEO and Chief Product Officer
As senior vice president and chief product officer, Amar Hanspal leads Autodesk’s transformation from a desktop-based solutions provider to a software as a service company. He is responsible for the overall solution strategy and product execution for the company's core AEC and manufacturing markets and plays a key role in driving the company's business model transition to a subscription-based business. In his role, Hanspal leverages several decades of experience driving growth through a combination of strategic insight, customer focus and operational excellence. At Autodesk, Hanspal has served in a number of roles with increasing responsibility including vice president of Autodesk Collaboration Solutions, senior vice president of the Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB) Group and senior vice president of the Information Modeling and Platform Products (IPG) Group. He grew the company's BIM and AutoCAD businesses to over $1.5 Billion in revenue and initiated Autodesk's move to the cloud.
Hanspal is a global leader: he has first-hand experience living and working in North America, Europe and Asia and has spearheaded Autodesk's investment in development centers in Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Bucharest. He continues to drive operational excellence across the core product portfolio through product rationalization and key process initiatives while simultaneously strengthening the company's competitive advantage through key acquisitions. He has driven growth through innovation and has led Autodesk’s investment in disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing, and new market segments such as industrialized construction.
Prior to joining Autodesk, Hanspal was a project engineer on the Fermilab D-Zero Supercollider project. In his first tenure at Autodesk, from 1987 to 1999, Hanspal held various customer support and product management positions. He then was the co-founder and vice president of marketing at RedSpark, an e-commerce and collaboration company focused on the manufacturing industry, prior to rejoining Autodesk in 2002. Mr. Hanspal holds a master’s of science in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bombay. He serves on the board of directors of eSilicon Corporation.
Sr. Director, Engineering Platforms & Technology
Mike leads the Machine Intelligence group at Autodesk focused on ground breaking machine learning technologies for the future of making things which includes everything from 3D digital design to how physical creation or assembly occurs. His team develops the strategies for applying machine learning as well as performing research and development on techniques unique to designing and making. For the last several years Mike’s team has been focused on bringing geometric shape-analysis and high scale machine-learning techniques to 3D design information with the intent to make software a true partner in the design process.
Formerly, Mike led the move of Autodesk products from the desktop to the cloud by driving the adoption of scalable distributed compute and data technology. Prior to joining Autodesk, Mike has performed research and product development in the fields of: volumetric graphics, distributed multimedia, computer vision and embedded systems. He is drawn to areas where he can combine his 25 years of experience in: computer-graphics, distributed systems and mathematical analysis. Mike holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Senior Vice President, Media & Entertainment, Education Experiences, and Impact
Chris Bradshaw is Senior Vice President of Media & Entertainment, Education Experiences, and Impact at Autodesk. He leads the group responsible for the company’s media & entertainment industry solutions, spanning film, television, games, design animation, VR/AR, and digital arts customers. He also leads the Education, and Sustainability and Foundation (Impact) groups, which empower current and future designers, makers, and creators to imagine, design, and create a better world.
Director, Construction Business Line
Sarah Hodges is director, construction business line at Autodesk, Inc. During her time at Autodesk, Hodges has held various roles across the industry strategy and marketing team to help bring the Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) portfolio to the marketplace across the education and commercial sectors. Over the past decade, Hodges has broadened her experiences across the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry by leading teams across all segments and through spending time with customers across the globe to understand their challenges and requirements. Currently Hodges is focused on the construction industry to understand and implement disruptive technological innovations such as mobile and cloud that are radically changing how projects are constructed and delivered. Prior to Autodesk, Hodges spent time in the media and entertainment industry bringing to market and promotingB2B technologies to drive efficiencies in the post production process. Hodges holds a Bachelor of Science Business Administration with a focus on marketing and management from Northeastern University.
Senior Director of Industry Strategy and Business Development, Manufacturing
Based in San Francisco, California, Hooper is responsible for all aspects of go-to-market and the continued commercial growth of the manufacturing business, partnering closely with sales and product development to define strategic direction and investment priorities.
Stephen originally qualified as a Mechanical Engineer in the UK. Hooper joined Autodesk 16 years ago after spending time working for a UK-based industrial machinery manufacturer. He has since occupied a variety of leadership roles across sales, marketing and product development. His diverse experience within design and product development drives Stephen’s passion for the manufacturing business. He relishes the opportunity to work with high profile customers and partners to continue to develop the company’s leadership in this critical industry sector.
Vice President of Worldwide Sales for the Digital Manufacturing business
Pete Baxter is Vice President of Worldwide Sales for the Digital Manufacturing business at Autodesk. In this role he is responsible for the Sales strategy and execution of sales and services for the Subtractive Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Simulation and Composites solutions.
Pete has been in various sales leadership roles at Autodesk since 2004 and has over twenty-five years of experience in design, engineering and manufacturing markets.
Pete’s academic background is in Architecture and Urban Design. He holds a BA(hons) and port graduate diploma in Architecture and an MA in Planning and Urban Design from the University of Liverpool.
Following a period in architectural practice in the early 1990s, Pete joined a 6-person UK based start-up to develop software solutions for the architecture and construction market. Following an acquisition in 1996, Pete joined Parametric Technology Corporation in Boston USA. He also spent time working for Revit Technology prior to its acquisition by Autodesk.
Pete joined Autodesk in December 2004 as Sales Director for AEC North Europe. He became Vice President of North Europe in 2009 and subsequently Head of Named Accounts in EMEA focused on Architecture, Engineering and Construction companies.
In February 2015 Pete was appointed Vice President of Delcam worldwide following the acquisition by Autodesk in 2014. Pete ran this as a standalone business, preparing it for a successful integration into Autodesk in August 2016, where it now resides as a central part of the Pete’s Digital Manufacturing organization.
Architect / Civil Engineer
Alessio Boco is a senior architect at Sweco Architects with broad experience with complex projects around the world (e.g., Shangahi expo, Plantagon Greenhouse, Kuwait Towers, A1 building in Shanghai). Alessio is also a coordinator for Revit at Sweco Architects focusing on conceptual design and complex geometries modelling.
CFD Technical Support Engineer
Amal is a Technical Support Specialist of CFD at Autodesk GmbH responsible for supporting the customers in the EMEA region. As a Knowledge Domain Expert (KDE) of the CFD product, she is part of the Webinars committee and helps improve the knowledge database and increase the team's baseline capability. Before joining Autodesk, she gained a comprehensive experience in using CFD in product development for the automotive industry. She holds a Master of Science in mechanical engineering.
Andrew Pryke, BA [Hons], Dip. ARCH [Dist], RIBA, joined BAM in 2012 as the managing director for design and BIM. He has over 25 years’ experience leading world-class and award-winning design projects, gained during his time as a project director at James Stirling, John McAslan and Partners, and Capita Symonds. Andrew leads BAM’s BIM strategy in the UK and our partnership with Autodesk. He is also responsible for driving best practice and BIM innovation at BAM, including the development of our unique “whole life BIM” solution and most recently exploring how we can use BIM as a vehicle to allow cities to adopt smart principles.
Al Futtaim Carillion
Andrew Piechowiak is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has a career which extends from his student days through almost 25 years of graduate employment. He is currently the Design Director of a main contractor in the MENA Region. Much of his early career was in main stream Consultancy, then he had a spell spanning consultancy and research, now you can find him in main contracting which has been his life for the last 12 years stuck between the designer and the constructors. Andrew’s projects have ranged from residential, mixed use, commercial, industrial, and the odd Palace! Andrew has always used technology to improve the process which ever element of the project he is involved with. He constantly breaks or stretches technology to assist the IT/IS or Project improve the robustness of the process. He is currently dragging Company employees along the BIM road which for a main contractor is a very disruptive event! Andrew will take the technology challenges to the senior leaders.
Senior Associate/ Design Technology Manager
Andrew is a design technology manager responsible for a global team of design technology specialists. Together they are responsible for the staff training, support, and implementation of BIM projects throughout CallisonRTKL within the areas of process and technologies. Andrew has over 9 years of experience within the role of a firm-wide BIM manager assessing, validating, and coordinating the delivery of BIM-enabled projects throughout all global geographies at all project stages, and project types that include commercial, workplace, and retail sectors. He is also part of CallisonRTKL Delivery Council, the global Arcadis BIM Community and Arcadis EMEUK Regional BIM Manager.
Andy Moulds is an Associate and lead of Mott MacDonald's Global BIM Consultancy practice. The service advises major asset owners on the strategic implementation of BIM and digital information management. Andy has led commissions with numerous clients around the world that have included the UK, UAE, Australia and New Zealand, covering transportation, retail, utilities, nuclear decommissioning, water, and healthcare. Andy is a Chartered Civil Engineer and joined Mott MacDonald on graduating in 2005. He is an active participant in numerous industry events, most recently as a principal contributor to the NBS BIM Survey 2016.
BIM Delivery Leader
Ben Roberts is a chartered mechanical engineer and holds the position of BIM delivery leader for Hoare Lea, a role which involves pushing the boundaries of software tools and enabling teams to deliver projects as efficiently and effectively as possible around the practice in the UK and Middle East. He specialises in using BIM models for design calculations. Ben is an active member of the CIBSE BIM steering group, the BSRIA BIM Network, and is involved in developing many industry standards for MEP BIM delivery. He has written articles for a variety of construction industry journals on the subject of BIM, and regularly presents and lectures on the subject around the world.
Associate, Design Technology Specialist
As a Design Technology Specialist at Woods Bagot, Andrew Heumann develops custom tools and workflows for design teams across the firm. Formerly the leader of NBBJ’s Design Computation team, he has written more than 15 plug-ins for 3D Modeling tools ("Human," the most popular, has had more than 20,000 downloads) and created many bespoke tools for design teams and practices, aiding in the management of project metrics, environmental and urban analysis, and façade design.
Andrew is trained in both architecture and computer science, and has lectured and taught seminars at Cornell University, Yale University, California College of the Arts, and the University of Washington. His work has been published in Wallpaper* magazine, CLOG journal, and presented at conferences including ACADIA, SIMAUD, Autodesk University, and the AEC Technology Symposium.
Product Manager - PLM
Brian Schanen works for Autodesk, Inc., as a product manager for Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle software. He is responsible for evangelizing Autodesk Lifecycle software both internally and externally, ensuring customer success with the software. This includes building and delivering materials for nurturing prospects, customers, and the partner channel on Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle and product data management (PDM) solutions. With 17 years of Autodesk PDM and PLM experience, he is an Autodesk University veteran speaker. On any given day, you can find him coaching prospects, mentoring new customers, and even assisting in deployments of Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle software.
Snr. Technical Services Manager
Clint is responsible for the Cadline Technical team. Cadline are a UK based Autodesk Platinum Reseller. He has a background in automotive engineering and plastic component design as well as rotating machinery. Clint has worked as a mechanical design engineer for over 15 years. He's an Inventor Certified Professional, having used most traditional CAD and analysis tools including AutoCAD (since R13), SolidWorks, SolidEdge, and Ansys. He has designed many products, machines, and systems including plastic fuel tanks (Nissan, Ford) and several mobile vending units (Coca-Cola, SAB Miller), including the Design and Stress Analysis of Castings (Daikin, McQuay). In addition, he is a patent holder having developed a collapsible returnable packaging system for the automotive industry supply chain.
David is director at designtech, a Computational BIM Consultancy based in London, and is an architectural technologist educated at Dublin Institute of Technology. He led the BIM efforts while employed at Grimshaw Architects as their global head of BIM and also previously worked at KPF and AL_A. Previous roles have involved running the Design Technology department at Grimshaw, leading drawing package production with large teams as well as technical involvement in design teams for projects in Europe, Asia, and North America. He is an expert user of Revit and has a keen career focus on the coordination and delivery of highly complex projects using BIM tools and processes.
Manufacturing Technical Specialist
Demir Ali is a Technical Specialist within the manufacturing division of Autodesk. Based in the UK he has been responsible for driving the adoption of the Autodesk Innovation Platform products into manufacturing organisations across a wide variety of industries. These companies range from mechanical design service providers to multi-national engineering firms within the offshore, defence and nuclear industry. Starting out as a design engineer using AutoCAD R12, he has 20 years of experience in both engineering and in the Autodesk channel, spending 11 years working as a trainer and application specialist for the manufacturing product line before joining Autodesk 5 years ago.
Technical Sales Specialist AEC - Computational Design & Engineering
Working as a technical sales specialist AEC for the Northern European region at Autodesk, Dieter is specialized in the products of the computational design and engineering portfolio. Within that domain he supports the authorised Autodesk channel partners and customers with innovative workflows and solution strategies. He evangelizes the power of computational design with Dynamo in the building and infrastructure industry. This results in workflows covering the process from design, analysis, construction to fabrication for structural steel and reinforced concrete structures in building and infrastructure projects.
Fusion 360 Catalyst / Student
University of Warwick
Edward is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Warwick and a Fusion 360 catalyst. He has a keen interest in UAV and drone technologies and has done several projects involving them to date. He is very "hands on" and tends to make anything he draws on CAD. Having spent several years at university doing projects specifically with 3D printing, he is very up to speed on the technologies and flaws of different additive manufacture processes. In recent years, he has spent a lot of time focussing on sustainable technologies and is currently working towards integrating this with his other interests.
Elliott is part of the Project Technology Group and associate at BDP. Along with a track record of delivering large-scale, award-winning projects, Elliott researches, develops, and applies emerging technology to deliver the best possible product for clients. Experienced in multidisciplinary design projects, Elliott manages the use of technology across multiple professions and offices within BDP, informing standards and best practice. Currently engaged in a wide range of projects and initiatives, Elliott is recognised for his ability to deliver innovative solutions with a combination of enthusiasm, strong work ethic, and positive attitude under pressure. Elliott is a Chartered Architectural Technologist, having worked at BDP since 2009.
CAD/CAM Applications Engineer
Man and Machine UK Ltd.
George Roberts is a CAD/CAM applications engineer at Man and Machine with over 5 years of manufacturing industry experience and over 2 years in training CAD/CAM. Throughout the past few years, all of his spare time has been spent using, customising, and testing various different CAD and CAM packages. His firm knowledge of CNC machining and software development makes him the ideal speaker for CAD/CAM packages.
Technical Sales Specialist - Fusion 360
Harv Saund is a technical sales specialist within the manufacturing division with a focus on Fusion 360. Based in the UK, Harv has been responsible for helping adoption of Fusion 360 within multiple industry sectors and organisations within the UK. Starting out as a powertrain designer for multiple motorsport and automotive companies, Harv has used a multitude of different CAD software most notably spending 5 years working within the SOLIDWORKS reseller channel.
Head of BIM
Head of BIM for Heatherwick Studio, Ian manages the methods, strategy & vision for the digital design protocols to enable design & technical excellence throughout the Studio projects. This comprises leveraging BIM delivery strategies alongside computational design & fabrication methods. Prior to working at Heatherwick Studio, Ian was Director of Architecture & Engineering at Kullman Buildings Corp & Firmwide BIM Manager at KPF. He has been responsible for the design, documentation & delivery of numerous international projects across government, healthcare, high-rise, residential, education, mission critical & mixed-use sectors. Ian is on the Board of Directors for the National Institute of Building Sciences Offsite Construction Council as an Educational Foundation Trustee for the Modular Building Institute. He is also a Vice President of the NYC Revit User Group.
Ian Bellamy is currently working as a technical specialist at Jacobs Engineering in the UK. His primary role concerns research and development of new software and the creation of workflows to establish if they are useable on projects and would bring additional value to clients. Prior to this role, he was a highways CAD draughter, and then a highways design engineer. As a draughter, he was responsible for delivering drawings on the projects. Once he completed university (which he attended part-time whilst working) he became a designer and started to undertake design work, including the design of junctions including roundabouts, and the links between these junctions. Ian primarily learned how to design using non-Autodesk design software. When his firm transferred to using Civil 3D, the main BIM enabling highways design tool, the transition was easier for him than most as he had a background as an AutoCAD user.
Inderjeet is a components engineer in the Cambridge UK Autodesk office where the geometry kernel for Fusion 360, Inventor, AutoCAD, and other products is developed.
Iria Carreira works as BIM manager for Lendlease Europe. She also guest lectures at Polytechnic University of Catalunya about BIM, mentors students for Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, is the project lead for a UK group to help the Spanish government with their new BIM mandate, and is part of an organisation called Women in BIM. Luke Vance works as a BIM manager for Lendlease Construction Europe. He has been using and implementing CAD and BIM technologies in the AEC industry for more than 10 years throughout Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Irvin is a Product Manager on the Autodesk Vault team based in Novi, Michigan. He has worked at Autodesk for eleven years starting in product support and as a user experience designer. Irvin is a Microsoft® Certified Professional and has been working in the information technology field for more than 25 years. He helps partners, consulting, and sales develop Vault deployment plans in enterprise environments and system requirements. You can find multiple classes Irvin has presented at Autodesk University, on a wide range of Vault topics. Irvin is a technology geek and loves sharing with the community on Twitter (@ihayesjr) and Flipboard Magazine.
Jean-Pierre Van Gastel
Autodesk Media & Entertainment Specialist
TD Datech Benelux
Jean-Pierre van Gastel is a Technical Specialist for the Autodesk M&E solutions based in Benelux. JP started his long career as a CNC miller and switched from CAM to CAD in 1992. After learning AutoCAD 12 both 2D and 3D under the DOS platform and 3D Studio DOS 3.0 and working a couple of years as an AutoCAD draftsman he started working for the Benelux Autodesk Distributor in 1995. JP supported the Benelux resellers with 3D Studio Max, Character Studio and Combustion by doing a lot of customer presentations, reseller training and product support. After two decades, he is still working for Autodesk Distribution and still supports resellers in Europe: these days by doing webinars, customer visits and live events with 3ds Max, Maya, Revit Live and Stingray.
Innovator & Inspirator
In the past decade, Jeroen Pat has been active within the TBI companies in various management positions. He has had roles in general management as well as in project management, focusing on construction and business development. Over the last 3 years, his focus is on organisational change in BIM and system engineering, which has led him into innovation. Jeroen has a passion for improving organisations. He is currently in the TBI Knowledge Lab as an innovator at work. In addition to encouraging their employees to be innovative, TBI companies strive to maximize innovation by bringing internal and external ideas and inspiration into real solutions.
Jim De Waele
Jim heads up the northwest European business unit for the world’s largest geotechnical contractor, Keller. Over the last 25 years Jim has held various senior positions in the industry and has been the managing director of specialist businesses for the last decade. He has served the trade association, the Federation of Piling Specialists for many years including 2 as the chairman. Jim is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the ICE and RICS.
Sales Development Manager
Key experience in implementing change management solutions in manufacturing and administration. General business process improvement initiatives primarily tied to technology solutions. Extensive background in implementing large ERP systems including Oracle MFG, with a key drive around project management and building efficiency into the implementation. Many ERP implementations fail or do not achieve their goals due to very poor planning of business processes improvements. Hence opening the Configure One EMEA office in Jan 2007. The company prides itself on driving efficiency through technology so consulting on process improvement
Technical Marketing Specialist
Jon joined Autodesk in August 2016, following the acquisition of Delcam. He joined Delcam in 1984, and since then has fulfilled a number of technical roles. He spent 10 years in international support providing first-line support and technical assistance to a global network of sales partners. For the past 8 years he has been part of the marketing team, delivering written, pictorial, and video content to support sales initiatives worldwide. His key area of expertise is 3D modelling, especially modelling for manufacture.
Kevin studied at Cambridge University, England, and has a master’s degree in architecture. He is now working as BIM lead at Sheppard Robson in Manchester, England. Kevin has over 14 years of hands-on AEC industry experience. He is a Certified Revit Architecture Professional and is experienced using AutoCAD and Navisworks. He has delivered many training courses relating to its use. He is currently a committee member of Manchester Revit User Group, UK North Dynamo User Group (Founder) and North West BIM Region. Kevin focuses on delivering efficiencies throughout the practice through implementation of BIM, better process management, efficient software use, and automation.
Director, Autodesk Fusion, Product development group
19 year Autodesk veteran. Mechanical designer, 3D nut, Fusion360 guru, interested in all things design. Software strategy professional at Autodesk. Love living in Portland, OR.
Technical Sales Specialist
Lars started as a consultant up in the northern part of Sweden spending his time with support, education, and installation of Autodesk MFG products focusing on industrial machining. Lars' main role for Autodesk is as a technical sales specialist for the MFG products with a focus on the Product Design Collections and Fusion 360. He has been very active helping customers find the right technical solutions during his 11-year career.
Digital Information Manager - BIM Specalist
WS Atkins & Partners Overseas
Adept in various aspects of the architecture and design field, Laura Smagin possesses over 28 years’ worth of design industry experience. Her knowledge base enables her to advise, train, and mentor on all aspects of CAD/BIM, improving delivery efficiencies through mentoring and coaching BIM technologies, method, and procedures. She is a RICS certified BIM manager. Laura works with all disciplines and has a hunger for sharing knowledge. She is a talented international speaker on all things BIM, from a pragmatic viewpoint and experience. She has been working with BIM and Revit since the early 2000s, integrating traditional delivery methods with digital innovation.
Lead BIM Manager
With over 30 years of industry and 22 years of delivery experience with BIM, Lewis has advanced knowledge of CAD/BIM processes. His past experiences of working for the design team, contractors, and clients have enabled him to gain a clear understanding with practical delivery along with working knowledge of BIM processes and supporting software applications. As a keen advocate of Building Information Modelling, Lewis was involved with “The Europier Terminal at Heathrow" in 1994. This was the first successful project model to support design and construction co-ordination in the UK. Lewis is also a committee member for the AEC (UK) BIM Protocol which provides practical guidance for implementation of technology aligned with the British Standards.
Lynn Allen, Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist, speaks to more than 20,000 users worldwide each year. For the past 25 years she has written a column for Cadalyst magazine called "Circles and Lines" and is the voice behind the popular Cadalyst videos –“Tips and Tricks with Lynn Allen”. Lynn started using Autodesk® software over 25 years ago, and taught at the corporate and collegiate level for 13 years before joining Autodesk. A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style, Lynn is always one of the highest rated presenters at Autodesk University where she has had the most popular class for over ten years.®. Active in social media with 20, 000 Twitter followers, she is also the author of three AutoCAD books, her latest entitled AutoCAD Professional Tips and Techniques.
Customer Success Manager
Marc Pattinson is a customer success manager for Graitec UK. He successfully positions all levels of Autodesk manufacturing product lines into the forever changing market, overcoming the design and workflow challenges of customers, with the emphasis on the importance of "The Future of Manufacturing." Marc has over 11 years’ experience working within the Autodesk channel as an industry expert, providing training and support. His vast knowledge of manufacturing products includes Inventor, Vault Professional, and AutoCAD Electrical. He is an Inventor and AutoCAD Certified Professional. Marc is known for his enthusiasm, experience, and passion for Autodesk and enjoys working closely with the Autodesk team.
Currently working at Cadline as a technical trainer teaching delegates on Revit Architecture, 3D Studio Max, Rasterdesign, and all aspects of AutoCAD, and on occasions MicroStation V8. Worked in a number of different industries producing technical drawings. First exposure to AutoCAD was in the early 80's A year or so after in addition to my day job, took on the role of Associate Lecturer at a local college teaching students to gain a formal qualifications in 2D, 3D CAD Management and for 1 year 3DS Max
Johanna Frelin is CEO of Tengbom Architects. She was appointed CEO of the year in 2013. Before being the CEO of Tengbom she was the CEO of Hyper Island, a world leading learning institute within digital. Tengbom is 1 of the largest architecture companies in the Nordic countries, with 600 coworkers in 10 offices. Tengbom was chosen as the fourth most innovative architecture company in 2016.
Michael Moran is co-founder of TELOS, a digital construction consultancy. He helps customers optimise their construction processes through adoption of mobile and cloud tools, with a focus on design review, production planning, scheduling, field management, layout, and project handover to owner/operator. His master's thesis in construction management at the Delft University of Technology was a comparative study designed to assess productivity gains from using Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools on Skanska U.S. Building projects. Together with Skanska and Autodesk, Moran presented a webinar on this case study. Moran has taught 8 previous Autodesk University classes and has spoken multiple times about the benefits of cloud-based BIM at the European 5D Conference. Other experiences in the building industry include founding and running a concrete specialty forming firm, working as a consultant on major infrastructure projects, and obtaining a bachelor's degree in architecture.
Advanced Oncotherapy plc
Neil Barker is a chartered engineer with a broad-based engineering background and around 20 years of involvement in quality and regulatory affairs. He has been the architect of numerous business processes and seeks to implement these in integrated systems to reduce the risk of process failure as far as possible. Some of his business processes have been described by third-party auditors as being "world class." He has trained as an auditor to ISO9001, AS9100, and ISO13485.
Head of Technology
ISG Technology Solutions
Paul is the Head of Technology for ISGts and holds responsibility for the group's technical messaging, content, and delivery. His focus is primarily on next generation truly smart facilities and working closely with manufacturers and supply chain partners to seamlessly bring technology into the construction environment in a common platform, single solution. This approach allows technology to be an affordable enabler related directly to the client's needs and expectations of a buildings experience, its operation, management and maintenance. His experience covers a broad spectrum and multiple disciplines of design, leadership, management and systems integration on major projects and small specialised projects. From industrial electrical, to highly complex data, telecommunication, ICT and ELV systems, Data Centres, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and traditional building services. A leader in integrated thinking in the modern digital world.
Paul Munford is an Application Engineer for Graitec UK. Paul's background is in manufacturing for construction. Paul had 8 years of experience 'on the tools' before joining the CAD department in 2005. Paul spent a further seven years designing and drafting for joinery and interior fit out with AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor before finally spending four years as a CAD/CAM manager for a high-end custom furniture contractor. As an Application Engineer, Paul handles licensing, deployment, and training for AutoCAD software and Inventor software, and Paul still uses AutoCAD and Inventor to create manufacturing 'Shop' drawings for Graitec’s customers. In his spare time Paul writes the CADSetterOut.com blog, and he is the author Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016. Paul is a founding member of the Autodesk Expert Elite and has been a speaker at Autodesk University in Las Vegas for the last five years.
Project Digital Engineer - Hinkley
BYLOR (LOR Bouygues JV)
Paul started working life as a site labourer before taking an apprenticeship at a small consultant’s in Pontefract. After a few years work experience he also began to study part time. Over an 8 year period he held positions at various engineering companies gathering experience in residential, commercial and civil engineering projects whilst pursuing further education. After Graduating he followed his passion for 3D modelling and ‘BIM’ and took up a position as Technical Consultant at Tekla. During his time there Paul was exposed to all disciplines of construction working with many companies implementing systems and training with a full focus on Building information modelling. Whilst working with Laing O’Rourke on a trial project Paul was approached by the group and agreed to join them to build a new reinforced concrete detailing team in Worksop. In late 2015 Paul moved on to lead the Digital Engineering strategy for Hinkley Point C project working for Bylor (Laing O’Rourke / Bouygues
Peter De Strijker
Technical Sales Specialist D&M
Peter De Strijker is an application engineer / industrial manufacturing for Autodesk, Inc. He is responsible for driving the Autodesk manufacturing sales channel in the Benelux region in Europe. Before joining Autodesk, Peter worked as mechanical design engineer at a Belgian marine engine and gearbox manufacturer. He is a graduated engineer with a degree in electromechanics.
Peter Maxwell-Stewart is an application engineer at Cadline, specialising in the manufacturing products and BIM for manufacturers. Since starting his design career he has been using Autodesk products, ranging from standard modelling techniques through to stress analysis, frame generator, and the BIM exchange feature. Having worked as a manufacturer for the construction industry, he has a great understanding of BIM and has mastered a unique workflow to turn any manufacturer into a BIM Level 2 compliant supplier. Peter is also well versed in Fusion 360 and with its T-Splines. He is confident he can show you how to design any shape you need. He can also show you how to test it using stress analysis, simulate it, and render it out into a stunning image.
Technical Marketing Manager
Rob graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Product Design and Management before embarking on a career with Delcam as an Applications Engineer. Initially he started in the UK department, training and supporting UK customers, before moving into the international support department to assist the global Delcam reseller network in both pre and post-sales activities. Following the acquisition of Delcam by Autodesk, he now works as a Technical Marketing Manager, helping customers understand the advanced manufacturing solutions that Autodesk offers.
Robin has been with Autodesk/Alias for over 15 years, during which time he has been involved in support, pre-sales, post-sales, and technical marketing for consumer products, transportation, and industrial design. Robin has a degree in industrial design and a background of 8 years in architecture, product design.
Sanjay Ramaswamy is a product manager for Autodesk Inventor, and has been with the company for 16 years. He has held a number of roles in the company including software development, user experience design, and product management. He has a background in mechanical engineering and is passionate about getting manufacturing companies to succeed with Inventor.
Associate Director of Landscape Architecture
Shaun has practised landscape architecture for 13 years, first in Queenstown, New Zealand, and then for the last 10 years in London. Most of his work has been at the construction phase of public realm projects, including Regent’s Place in London and the Qatar Public Realm in Qatar. Since joining AECOM in 2014 as an associate director, he has taken on roles in technical development for the department and business line. This involved developing the BIM capability of the Landscape Department and coordinating with the other disciplines to allow greater collaboration across the company.
Premium Account Support Specialist BIM, Revit
Simon Whitbread is a Revit and BIM specialist for Enterprise customers at Autodesk. He has over 30 years’ drafting, design, and CAD management experience in the building services and architectural industries. Since the early 1990s he has been involved in developing and managing CAD and IT systems for a variety of companies around the world. Simon is a passionate author and teacher and lives in the UK.
University of Warwick
Dr Leigh is an Assistant Professor of Engineering the University of Warwick in the UK. His research focuses on the area of the development of 3D printing/Additive Manufacturing technology and how it can be used to produce functional, high-tech components and devices for applications ranging from biomimetics, biomedical devices and microfluidics through to applications such robotics, printed electronics, sensors and aerospace components. Dr Leigh is an Autodesk Faculty Fellow.
Simon Eaves is a technical consultant for d2m3 Ltd specialising in helping companies improve productivity through the use of PDM\PLM solutions. With over 20 years’ experience, Simon has implemented a variety of management solutions for many companies across a number of industries. Over the last 2 years, Simon has become 1 of the country’s leading Fusion Lifecycle consultants.
Solomon Rogers is the Founder and CEO of REWIND, the VR content studio behind international award winning work such as the BBC's Home: A VR Spacewalk, Björk's NotGet VR, Red Bull Air Race VR and the acclaimed launch title Project Falcon for the FOVE eye-tracking VR headset. Solomon was a University of Hertfordshire Senior Lecturer for 15 years in Digital Animation, VFX & Emerging Technology, writing four Degrees, two Masters and supervising PHDs during his time there. He is a BAFTA VR Advisory Group Executive, an advisor and board member to globally recognised conferences including Autodesk University, FMX.de, Develop:VR, MIPCOM and MIPTV. Solomon also co-founded the nonprofit initiative VRTogether.org, designed to create VR for good, and founded the UK's most popular VR meetup, VRLO. He was recognised as one of the digital industry’s brightest stars in the BIMA HOT 100 in 2016, and is a well known and respected VR evangelist.
Fusion Lifecycle Programme Manager
Spirax Sarco Engineering
Stephen has 30 years of engineering experience. He has worked in manufacturing, general management, and IT. More recently, Stephen has led large organisational change projects. He was brought on to head up and drive global transformation across all Spirax group companies.
Director of Research and Innovation
Stephen first started working on NBS products in 1999 and has played a big part in the developments of products such as NBS Building, NBS Create, and National BIM Library. He was the project lead for the development of the BIM Toolkit on behalf of the UK government’s BIM Task Group. Prior to joining NBS, Stephen studied at Durham University. His first degree was in structural engineering followed by a PhD in the digital modelling of building structures.
Fabian Frank, VFX Supervisor at MPC. Fabian is an accomplished VFX artist with an award-winning portfolio of work under his belt, with recent presentation experience at Siggraph. Bio: Starting his VFX career in Munich – and earning recognition for work on high profile campaigns including Panasonic and Audi – Fabian joined MPC London in 2011. Since then, he has concepted and developed some of MPC’s most iconic and pioneering work, regularly collaborating with directors including Adam Berg, Dougal Wilson and Guy Shelmerdine. His impressive and award-winning portfolio includes Three ‘Pony’ and First Direct ‘Little Frill’, both awarded Gold at British Arrows Craft Awards, Ikea ‘T-Shirts’ – which picked up a D&AD wood pencil and a Cannes Lions Bronze – and the epic game trailer Assassin’s Creed IV, ‘Black Flag, Defy’ which swept the floor with a Cannes Lions Gold and Silver at the British Arrows Craft Awards. Fabian’s most recent work includes the latest John Lewis Christmas film,
Thomas is a Chartered Architect, Prince2 qualified project manager, and BREEAM AP, with more than 17 years of experience in delivering projects in various sectors in the construction industry. He currently works as design manager and his role includes leading BIM implementation in the Kier Central Business Unit. He has worked for major construction contractors, multidisciplinary design practices in the UK, and as project architect / design team leader with the United Nations Office for Project Services.
Tom Wujec is an Autodesk Fellow, a master facilitator, a popular TED speaker, and a best-selling author on design, creativity, and innovation. As a member of Autodesk’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Tom charts long-term business strategy, identifies emerging technologies and helps organizations incorporate emerging technologies to foster their breakthrough products, services and business models. He is author of the Future of Making book which will be launched at AU London.
Technical Lead (Infrastruture)
Trevor has been in the infrastructure industry since leaving school back in the early 80s, and initially trained at The Royal School of Military Engineering as a heavy plant operator. He spent a number of years working for various local authorities, initially within a construction and maintenance team, dealing with the design of road construction and maintenance. Gaining further experience at The Transport Research Laboratory with the Investigation and Risk Management Group, he then moved to a specialist laser scanning company as a project director involved in security and general site surveys utilising various techniques including laser scanning.
Deputy Head of Engineering Department
Valérie Bourgoin is a graduate from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and holds a PhD in structure and materials. She joined the SNCF Engineering Department in 2004 where she's been in charge of the maintenance of track geometry, rail dynamics and participated in multiple tests for lines and vehicles acceptance (including the speed record at 574,8 km/h in 2007). In 2011, Valerie joined the Paris Area’s Project Head Office where she's been heading the engineering of track design, rail equipment, Hydraulic and Environment. Today, Valerie is deputy director of the Paris Area’s Studies Department supervising all disciplines in charge of new projects or renewals. In this role she's leading the BIM deployment in her organisation.
Lead Modelling Specialist
Transport for London
Currently Lead Modelling Specialist for Transport for London Surface Division, Vladimir has over 15 years of transport industry experience in both public and private sector in the UK and overseas. He has an excellent understanding of all aspects of the industry including: transport & traffic modelling, Intelligent Transport Systems, traffic control and monitoring, operation of the urban traffic systems, including experience of developing and implementing innovative traffic control technologies.
Wasim Younis is a simulation solutions manager at Symetri, with more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing field, including having worked at Rolls-Royce, British Aerospace, and Nuclear Electric. Younis has been teaching at Autodesk University for more than 6 years, and has been involved with Simulation software since Autodesk, Inc., first introduced it. He is well known throughout the Simulation community, and has authored the Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation books, available worldwide. He also manages and runs a dedicated forum for simulation users on LinkedIn called Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation.
Younes Yammouri has spent the last 17 years absorbing and applying product data management technology as technical support, quality assurance engineer, product designer, and product manager. He has been with Autodesk, Inc., since March 2005 as product designer, and he spent 3 years working on the Productstream Professional software product line. Since 2008, Younes has been acting as product manager for Productstream Professional products as well as for Vault software products.
Rob prides himself on been able to look at the requirements of an organisation and what they need to produce and offer a fully bespoke solution. After all, “all implementations are unique”. This often includes re-utilising existing skill sets and solutions within an organisation. Rob believes in a blended approach to bring in new technology only when appropriate, and using a “LEAN” method of building skills sets only appropriate the the client. Rob is a firm believer you cannot “buy BIM in a box”. Rob enjoys pushing the boundaries and has frequently spoken at industry events, such as Autodesk University (Best Newcomer Award in 2014) around connecting solutions and data to produce client deliverable requirements.
Senior Developer Advocate
Adam Nagy joined Autodesk back in 2005, and he has been providing programming support, consulting, training, and evangelism to external developers. He started his career in Budapest working for a civil engineering CAD software company. He then worked for Autodesk in Prague for 3 years, and he now lives in South England, United Kingdom.
He has been delivering classes and labs at AU Las Vegas for over five years.
Anthony has been with Autodesk for over 16 years and works with construction and engineering companies to implement the Autodesk digital construction toolset (BIM 360) and realise its benefits. He works directly with on-site construction teams (project managers, site managers, foremen) and off-site teams (H&S and quality managers, construction directors, design managers). He believes strongly that understanding the process and people actually doing the job are key to the company getting its return on the technology investment. One of Anthony's primary goals is to build teams of BIM 360 implementation specialists so they can be confident and self-sufficient in implementing and driving adoption of the toolset themselves. He has been successful in building these teams at large construction companies including Balfour Beatty, Bam, Hill Partnerships, and construction engineering companies including MWH Global.
Technical Specialist - AEC
Lee Mullin is a technical specialist for Autodesk looking primarily after construction. He is a subject matter expert who speaks regularly about workflows, from building design through to handover. With over 12 years’ experience in BIM and pre-construction workflows, Lee’s current role is multifaceted and includes public speaking engagements, product testing, development, and workflow investigation which requires understanding of interoperability workflows across the Autodesk portfolio. He also helps build up the Autodesk construction user community through the Beyond Design blog and various social media.
Associate Structural Engineer
Mark Fyson is a structural engineer in Arup’s UK Newcastle office specialising in integrating innovative and progressive workflows into complex multidisciplinary projects. Mark has helped deliver many iconic, award-winning buildings including the Leadenhall Building, The London Aquatics Centre, and most recently Libeskind’s Durham University Physics Building and KKAA’s V&A Museum in Dundee. Mark also leads Arup funded research projects to introduce disruptive technologies and thinking to the construction sector and to find new ways of working to rapidly and interactively appraise options and deliver demanding building projects. In 2016 Mark was named the Young Structural Engineer of the Year for the Northern Counties in recognition of his contribution to the industry.
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