Keynote Speaker

Bart Akkerhuis
 

Bart Akkerhuis (Rotterdam 1971) studied architecture at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands from which he graduated with a honorable mention in 2004. As a student he worked for a period of two years for the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris.

During his studies he met Thijs de Ruiter, with whom he designed and completed several projects, amongst them a traveling exhibition about the architecture couple The Smithsons, a temporary theatre in Noordwijk and a suspended theatre shop in The Hague, The Netherlands.

After his studies Bart moved to London to work for HOK International as a project architect on a number of large schemes. In 2006 he returned to Paris to work for the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. He contributed to projects like the KPN tower in Rotterdam and The Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago and worked the past six years on the design and construction of Europe's tallest tower, The Shard at London Bridge in London (www.the-shard.com) which opened in 2012. Recently he has been responsible for the 620 metre tall Yongsan Landmark Tower in Seoul.

Speakers

Wesley Benn

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Julien Benoit
Quille Construction

Julien is in charge of BIM implementation in Quille Construction, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction group, one of the top leader in AEC around the world.

With a background of 15 years in construction management on and off site, he started with Revit in late 2008.

Since then, he never stopped implementing Revit technology in the company, first for his own needs, and then in a more complete BIM workflow in the technical department of Quille Construction.
Julien is also a moderator of RevitForum.org.




David Conant

David Conant is a Principal User Experience Designer for Revit. He was the first architect to work for Revit Technology Corp. He helped develop the initial design of Revit and has been a key designer ever since. After many years of work on

Revit, he remains committed to its potential to transform architecture and the building industry. Before working on Revit, David was a licensed architect and CAD manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts and an instructor at Northeastern University.

David holds a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University.




Kelly Cone
The Beck Group

Upon graduation from the University of Texas, Kelly joined the Beck Group as an architectural intern and has been focusing on technology and implementation of BIM practices and software since. In his current role as Innovations Director, he oversees the implementation of BIM technology and processes nationwide in our Architecture, Estimating,

Real Estate, and Construction groups. He is responsible for ensuring that the tools and technologies employed further Beck’s commitment to integrating the design and construction disciplines, and advance our efforts at making our buildings more sustainable.

Kelly is also deeply involved in the Building Information Modeling community.

He has spoken at numerous national and international BIM conferences and blogs less often than he’d like to about the future of BIM and the Revit Platform on RevitFutures.blogspot.com.




Martijn de Riet
MdR Advies

Martijn de Riet is a self-employed BIM Consultant from the Netherlands, working with Revit since version 5.1.

Martijn has a bachelor degree in Building Science. After his study he started his own engineering firm working for contractors, architects and private clients.

Starting 2007 his company transformed into a full-time BIM consultancy service. At the moment Martijn's clients vary from mid-sized architectural firms to the largest dutch General Contracter and MEP Engineering firms, with a focus on specific corporate solutions, design and implementations of Revit and BIM workflows.

Martijn is a member of the Dutch Revit User Group, co-author of the Dutch RUG "Best Practises" for Revit and author / creator of the Dutch RUG Revit Standards Master Template.

He provides lectures for companies, technical universities, seminars and such on a regular basis.




Jose Fandos
Andekan LLC

Jose Fandos is the founder and CEO of Andekan, a company dedicated to Revit content creation and management. Since 2008, Jose has led Andekan in providing Revit content services to major AEC firms, manufacturers, and software makers. Prior to founding Andekan, Jose worked as a CAD manager in the UK, where he led his firm's adoption of Revit. He later served as co-founder and CTO of Broutek Ltd., a pioneering start-up in Revit content creation.

Jose is considered one of the industry's most knowledgeable Revit content creators, and is a member of the AEC (UK) BIM Standards Committee and the UK Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Breakout Group on Revit Content Standards. Jose lives and works in London, and can usually be found at meetings of the London Revit User Group.




Leif Granholm
Tekla

Leif has been involved with the development of BIM related software since 1979, when he joined Tekla as Programmer, then IT Manager, Sales Representative, Senior Consultant, Technology Director and Director for both Public Infra and Energy/Utilities Business Areas.

He has also worked as Managing Director for the Swedish Subsidiary and been responsible for Tekla’s construction industry business in the Nordic and the Baltic countries. Leif also participates in the planning of Tekla’s BIM strategy, implementation and support. He is Tekla’s strategic level representative in BuildingSMART and also serves as Trimble corp:s representative in OGC and buildingSMART alliance.




David Harrington
Walter P Moore

David J. Harrington is currently President of Autodesk User Group International and acting as Speaker Manager for RTC 2012 North America. He has written a number of CAD related books, most recently Mastering Revit Structure 2010 and often writes articles for trade magazines. David currently works for Walter P Moore, a consulting engineering firm based in Houston, Texas and in addition to his role as a structural Designer provides in-house Revit training and customization. He often teaches at Autodesk University in the structural discipline and his personal blog can be found at http://caddhelp.blogspot.com.




Matt Jezyk
Autodesk

Matt Jezyk is Senior Product Manager for AEC Conceptual Design Products. He has been in the Architecture and Engineering industry for 17 years and has spent the past 13 years developing Autodesk Revit and various other design tools. As one of the original architects hired by Revit Technology Corporation, Matt helped build what are now called Revit Architecture and Revit Structure. He is experienced in building both parametric and geometric modeling tools on the Revit platform. Recently he has focused on emerging markets and technology and has developed a suite of new technologies. His development teams have created multiple new applications: Autodesk Vasari, a popular Autodesk Labs project now in public beta, and Autodesk FormIt, the 1st architectural form modeler on the iPad. Matt and his group also contribute code to the open-source Dynamo Visual Programming tool for Revit and Vasari.




Peter Kompolschek
Kompolschek Architects / BAIK

Peter was born in 1961 in Vienna / Austria, he completed a degree in Architecture at TU Graz / Austria.
Peter has his own architectural practice in Villach / Austria since 2000, he regularly teaches revitalisation at the University of Applied Sciences Joanneum  in Graz / Austria, main projects: social housing and renovation / reconstuction.
From 2010 to 2012 he was the president of the federal section of architects in the Baik. Also since 2010 he has been working on national and international standards (as-institute, cen, iso).
Currently Peter is working on a national BIM standard as chair of AG 11-09 in the Austrian Standards Institute.




David Light
Autodesk

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William Lopez Campo
HOK

William Lopez Campo holds an architectural degree from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he has been a professor of structural calculation, and construction practice and management.

Since 2007, he has worked in the London office of HOK as project coordinator, developing and implementing solutions in Autodesk® Revit® and AutoCAD® Architecture, including interoperability with other packages.

In 2009, he participated in the Design Slams at the Autodesk BIM Conference in Berlin, and at Autodesk University, where he also lectured in 2010 and 2011.

Proud member of the #UKBIMCrew online community, he enjoys discussions on the theoretical aspects of BIM and the practical challenges of Revit. Eager to push the tools’ boundaries, he is exploring ways to exploit the potential of Parametric design and a new paradigm in Architecture.




Brian Mackey
BD Mackey Consulting

Self-proclaimed 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 the inaugural RTC North America, where he was voted top speaker. Brian and his wife, who met at Autodesk University, just welcomed a baby into their family.




Desirée Mackey
Martin / Martin Consulting Engineers

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 enthusiast at Martin/Martin in Denver, Colorado. Dezi is a regular speaker at many conferences, she co-founded the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, is the Chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM committee, and is currently serving as an AUGI board member and Treasurer. 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.




Harry Mattison
Boost Your BIM

Harry is the founder of Boost Your BIM, a software development and training company that collaborates with AEC firms to make Revit better. Boost Your BIM customers benefit from custom-built API applications that extend Revit’s capabilities and enable them to complete their work faster and with better results.

Boost Your BIM has built applications to automate routine tasks, enforce company standards, extract model data, use the Revit UI more efficiently, and solve other problems that would be difficult or impossible to do with Revit in its “out of the box” state.

Harry was an employee of Revit Technology Corporation and Autodesk from 1998 to 2012 and spent four of those years developing and testing new Revit APIs in areas such as the Family Editor, Massing, Analysis Visualization, Dynamic Model Update, and Views & Schedules.





Rob Oud
CAD & Company

Owner of and inspirator at CAD & Company. With an education in business management and construction/civil engineering he is aware of the challenges that occur in the business. Thereby he is driven to make the processes of organizations more efficient and faster by delivering an ICT solution based on the Autodesk and Microsoft solutions.

Through to his passion of innovation together with the CAD & Company team he won the Autodesk App of the Year award and became Autodesk Partner of the Year Benelux 2013.





Pierre Roscelli
Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Pierre Roscelli is responsible for the IT at Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris.

RPBW has been at the forefront of collaboration since they started using Revit in 2008.




Steve Stafford
AEC Advantage

Steve is a member of the RTC North America committee serving as Director of Marketing. He has been a presenter at RTC events since 2006 as well as at Autodesk University since 2004. He has been working as a freelance Revit training and implementation consultant since 2005. His company is called AEC Advantage, Inc. Very active in the Revit community at large, he has been participating in online Revit groups since shortly after the product was released publicly in 2000. You can find him serving as the forum manager for the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Revit Community and he served a two year term as a member of AUGI's Board of Directors (2006-2008). As an author he has contributed chapters to two Wiley/Sybex Revit books and has three Revit focused blogs -www.Revitoped.comwww.revitinside.com and www.revitjobs.com. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.





Martin Taurer
LivingRoomCraftZ

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Tim Waldock
PTW

Tim Waldock has been using Revit since 2005, and has been Technology Integration Manger at PTW Architects since 2006. He has worked with numerous other BIM and 3D CAD programs over the past 30 years in the UK, Singapore and Australia, often working closely with the software developers. He presented at Revit Roadshow 2007, RTC 2008, RTC 2010, RTC Aus 2011 & RTC US 2011, RTC Aus 2012 & RTC US 2012. He attended two separate Revit Gunslinger events in January and October 2011 at the Revit headquarters in Boston and Manchester in the USA. He is treasurer of the Revit User Group Sydney (RUGSyd)




Doug Williams
Perkins+Will

Doug is a Regional Digital Practice Manager for Perkins+Will where his primary focus is in the South Central region of North America. Doug regularly engages practice leaders and design teams to advise and provide guidance on how to execute best practices and lessons learned on Revit/BIM projects. Doug has 20+ years of Architecture, Interior Design and Engineering experience where the past +16 years he has been focused on BIM and Digital Project Delivery.

Doug received his Bachelor’s in Architecture in 1993. He has LEED AP® BD+C certification from the GBCI, is a CSI - Construction Document Technologist (CDT) and a member of the National BIM Standards Committee (US). Doug is also a Revit Architecture Certified Professional.




Paul Woddy
White Frog Publishing Ltd

Former product evangelist for Revit Inc and then Autodesk, Paul has advised hundreds of companies on the strategic implementation of Revit and BIM in more than a decade as a consultant, trainer and Revit Guru.




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