Speakers

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KEYNOTE: Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD.

Oracle, Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit
A recognised technologist and thought leader, Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu is Senior Director of Industry Strategy and Innovation at Oracle's Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit.

He frequently speaks and publishes articles related to Internet of Things (IoT), disruption of CE, investments and construction technology in industry publications. He was named one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) 'Top 20 Contributors Under 40' in 2016. He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering since 2008. He has served as co-chair of semi-annual 'Technology for Construction' Symposium for the Northwestern University since 2011. Prior to his role at Oracle, he was Vice President, Director of Operations at Lendlease’s Telecommunication Infrastructure Business Unit where he was responsible for innovation, strategy and operations.

During his 16 years at Lendlease, he led construction projects, spearheaded national real estate development programmes, developed corporate operational systems, and initiated process improvements to operations.

Marcus Fich

Grundfos Holding A/S
Region Chairman, BILT Europe
Chairperson, BCS Europe
Based in Aarhus, Denmark, Marcus Fich, is the Global Business Development Manager for pump manufacturer Grundfos’ strategic projects within Building Services. As a serial intrapreneur his mission is to make Grundfos the easiest pump company to work with through digital tools. He is an avid global speaker on the perceived challenges of providing a global BIM offering and how to overcome them - spicing up his talks with great deals of humor and provocative statements.He is also a member of the BuildingContentSummit (BCS) Steering Committee and is involved in organizations like ASHRAE, Europump, BIMMEPaus and ISO. Being exceptionally passionate about all things digital, he has worked with innovation and incubation of new products and business models. He holds a Master of Science in Economics and International Business from Aarhus University’s School of Business and Social Sciences - and brews beer in his spare time.

Ville Kyytsonen

Uponor Group
Ville is Head of BIM for Uponor group, a manufacturer and developer of invisible indoor climate, safe drinking water and energy solutions for residential and commercial buildings and infrastructure. Located in Finland, Helsinki but working on global business opportunities wherever needed. Ville has 10 + years of experience with digital construction solutions, software and BIM. Passion for business development and start-up mentality drive Ville forward – he enjoys being involved hands-on in development and trying out new technologies. He holds a Master of Science in Economics (Management Science) degree from Helsinki School Economics.

Nicola Mansfield

Business Advantage
Nicola joined Business Advantage in 2002 and specialises in multiple method market and competitor analysis. Nicola and her team have developed a range of innovative market and competitor analysis techniques which have been successfully implemented for many of our leading clients in the Americas, EMEA and APAC.

Nicola gained over eight years experience as a Market Analysis Manager and Strategic Planning Manager in the telecommunications sector prior to joining Business Advantage.

Nicola has an MBA and a BSc Social Psychology, from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Nicola is a member of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP).

Alain Waha

BuriHappold Engineering
Alain is the global lead for BIM and Digital Transformation at BuroHappold Engineering. Reporting to the Global Design & Technology Director, Alain’s work since 2014 has been to institutionalize BIM across this global practice, and to steer technology initiatives. He is also works with digital startups in #proptech and automotive. Alain joined the construction industry in 2008 after a career in Aerospace and Automotive. Since entering the AEC sector, he held roles as CEO of VC backed BIM services firms where he delivered BIM transformation and digital implementation. His experience now spans the breadth the AEC sector in term of supply chain, geography and projects. This includes VDC in the Middle-East, Design projects in Europe, and Supply Chain enablement in the United States. Alain is a regular invited speaker at Digital Transformation and industry events such as BUILTWorlds, BILT, AutoDesk University, Ecobuild, and is an advisor to the Institute of Civil Engineers digital initiative.