Speakers

Stockholm | Oslo | Online

Meet our speakers

At Nordic BIM Summit you will have the opportunity to join compelling conversations and take part of inspiring keynotes led by industry thought leaders.

Speakers

Ben Grubert

Ben Grubert

Arkitekt SAR/MSA, Ben Grubert Architecture

Ben Grubert pioneers the integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) within architectural design, embracing unconventional approaches developed in his architectural practice with ongoing projects. He operates at the intersection of architecture, furniture design, and graphic design, fostering an interdisciplinary ethos to redefine traditional methods.

Signe Kongebro

Signe Kongebro

Global Design Director, Urbanism, Partner; Henning Larsen

Signe Kongebro is Global Design Director, Urbanism at Henning Larsen. In 2007, Signe founded Henning Larsen's sustainability department, and to this day, she is one of the driving forces behind the studio’s focus on sustainable construction in the industry. With her extensive knowledge, at the forefront of efforts to link innovation and new knowledge to inform our design decisions, Signe is a frequent speaker and contributor to the global discourse on cities and decarbonization. In addition to holding positions on several boards and advisory boards.

Jens Kollserud

Jens Kollserud

Chief Executive Officer

Jens joined Symetri in 2009 as a business unit manager and has held various positions in the company before becoming CEO in 2016. With 20+ years of industry experience, Jens has a solid management track record of leading international teams in various functional areas to create tangible business growth. As the CEO of Symetri he is responsible for the overall operations and business development of the company. He strives to challenge, and to be challenged by people that have a passion for finding new ways to work smarter for a better future by developing and connecting technology with people in a way that contributes to meaningful change.

Brede Stokland

Brede Stokland

CEO & Architect, Tvinn Solution

Brede Stokland is an architect and CEO of the technology startup Tvinn Solutions, actively working to combine methodologies for reuse of building materials with entrepreneurship. There is an untapped value in existing resources, that he's advocating for sustainable practices that enhance efficiency in construction.

Per Carlsson

Per Carlsson

Senior Director Nordics & Ireland, Building & Infrastructure

Per joined Symetri in 2008 and has since held several leadership positions within the company. He is today responsible for Symetri sales and operations for the Building and Infrastructure industry in the Nordics. With 20+ years of experience in the software industry, Per is passionate to make a difference in the industry and believes strongly that digitalisation is the answer to our challenges with urbanisation and sustainability.

Per Höglin

Per Höglin

Project manager, Byggstyrning

Project manager with a focus on digital processes and BIM at the absolute forefront.

Guillaume Joubert

Guillaume Joubert

Sr Infrastructure Strategy Manager Transportation - Global, Autodesk

As a structural Civil Engineer, Guillaume has an experience of more than 20 years in BIM implementation in both building and infrastructure sector. He came from the competitor Nemetschek and joined Autodesk, 8 years ago. He co-authored a book about BIM & Digital Mockup, covering several topics such as formwork and rebar design on the bridge Macau Hong Kong Zhuhai project, OpenBIM Coordination for Architecture, and Structural modelling for stadiums. He also participated to the creation of the BIM Toolbox of Vinci the 2nd biggest contractor WW according to ENR TOP250 2023. As a solution executive, he participated to the establishment of 10 new enterprise agreement with owners, design, and construction firms in the French Autodesk major accounts ecosystem. Recently, he participated in the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame surrounding design competition to support the City of Paris and the implementation of BIM in respectively 4 design teams. Today, Guillaume is leading the Autodesk corporate transportation strategy for EMEA and the global strategy for Rail.

Lars Strannegård

Lars Strannegård

President, Stockholm School of Economics

Lars Strannegård is Professor of Business Administration and Principal of the Stockholm School of Economics.

Håkon Groven

Håkon Groven

CTO, Loopfront

Håkon Groven is the CTO of the SaaS company Loopfront, who delivers solutions that facilitate efficient mapping and reuse of building materials, furniture, and other loose inventory.

Pontus Bengtson

Pontus Bengtson

Business Development Executive, Autodesk

Pontus serves as Business Development Executive at Autodesk with a focus on the AEC-industry in the Nordics. Among other things, he works to ensure that there are prerequisites, such as requirements in the RFP’s, for companies to be able to take advantage of the latest technology. Pontus has a long history, almost 30 years, in the Nordic AEC industry working with a big variation of infrastructure projects as engineer, project manager and expert. He worked in project and leadership roles at companies as Tyréns, WSP and Plan B. He is also involved in Swedish AEC industry initiatives to drive the digitalisation in the industry. For example, he is a member of the steering group for the Smart Built Environment project “Tillämpsanvisningar för BIM”

Josef Carlson

Josef Carlson

Solar Park Engineering - Team Leader, Svea Solar

Josef Carlson leads the talented Solar Park Engineering team at Svea Solar, which plays a crucial role in advancing solar park engineering in Sweden. His deep expertise in design and process development has been instrumental in creating more efficient and streamlined construction methods. Notably, he has led the design of major Swedish solar parks, including Fjällskär (21MW) and Hörby (18MW). Confronting complex construction challenges, Josef identified the limitations of traditional documentation and task management tools. His response involved spearheading the adoption of ACC, a tailored digital platform that enhances solar park construction processes.

Fabian Utigard

Fabian Utigard

CEO & Co-founder, Kvist Solutions

While completing his MSc in Structural Engineering and ICT from NTNU, Fabian gained firsthand experience in Green Building Certifications within the construction industry. Witnessing the complexity of processes and documentation as a barrier to sustainable choices, Fabian founded Kvist to alleviate the challenges associated with selecting a sustainable path for construction and real estate. He’s also a cliffdiver.

Linus Malm

Linus Malm

Head of Department Real Estate Digitization, Tyréns Sverige AB

Head of department within Tyrén's new business area, Information Service - which offers smart and sustainable digital solutions for properties and facilities. The investment should make it easier for the customer to create value.
Linus is a experienced Strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the civil engineering industry.

Jochen Teizer

Jochen Teizer

Professor, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering; Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Jochen Teizer is Professor of Construction Technologies and the Director of the Construction Automation and Information Technology Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His research seeks lean and injury-free construction work environments at three levels: (a) prevention through digital design and planning, (b) smart proactive avoidance of risk, and (c) active personalized virtual learning environments. He earned a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and has over 20 years of international work experience in both academia and the construction industry in Asia, Europe, and North America. He was the Vice-President for Industry Membership and Outreach and is on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). With over 250 peer-reviewed publications in books, journals, and conference proceedings and numerous academic and construction industry teaching and research awards, he also serves on editorial boards of journals and as a visionary and consultant for the architecture, engineering, construction, and facility management (AEC/FM) industry.

Anders Tväråna

Anders Tväråna

Architect SAR/MSA, Partner; White Architects

Anders is an architect and partner at White and has been responsible for several of Sweden's longest running buildings in terms of sustainability and BIM.

Simen Solemdal Hellem

Simen Solemdal Hellem

Head of Data and Analytics, Unified Design; Autodesk

Simen serves as the Head of Data and Analytics at Unified Design. Starting as a data scientist at Spacemaker in 2018, Simen specialized in AI and generative AI solutions. He progressed into product management and made significant contributions to Spacemaker's product development. This continued after Autodesk acquired Spacemaker, now known as Autodesk Forma. In his current role, Simen combines a strong technical background with a deep understanding of customer needs to drive data and analytics strategies.

Carl Bylund

Carl Bylund

CEO, Plan B

As an engineer and tech enthusiast with a knack for innovation, Carl has been pushing for digital transformation in the construction sector for over a decade. His vision? An industry that's not only greener and more resilient but also more enjoyable and beneficial for the bottom line. With hands-on experience ranging from residential projects to large-scale industrial works, Carl is all about leveraging information management along with people to enable new technology adoption for key areas such as design collaboration, decision-making, operations and business development.

Daryn Fitz

Daryn Fitz

Principal Consultant

Daryn has worked within the construction sector for over 35 years, providing extensive experience in the management, application and integration of Digital Information Technologies within Design Consultant, Main Contractor, Developer and Employer Organisations. Today, Daryn is predominantly an advisor to Employer Organisations, provides Information Management services directly, leads the LRQA (previously Lloyds Register) BIM | ISO 19650 Accreditation scheme on behalf of Symetri, is an Associate Lecturer at Middlesex University supporting its MSc BIM Management programme, guest lecturers at other Universities and is currently researching a PhD in Data Quality within the Construction Sector. As an educator Daryn is known for his pragmatic and impartial approach, building on and reinforcing concepts by using real-world application and examples.

Marius Alnes

Marius Alnes

Structural engineer & BIM Specialist, Norconsult

Marius is currently working as a structural engineer and BIM-Specialist in Norconsult, which is one of Norway’s biggest engineering companies. He has over 17 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked with everything from small projects to large multidisciplinary projects. Revit has been his main tool since 2007 and he is constantly seeking new methods to maximize the workflow efficiency. Marius has been using BIM 360 since its early days and is now a specialist coordinating teams in cloud collaboration in Autodesk Construction Cloud. BIM Collaborate Pro is his preferred tool for optimizing the design workflow in projects.

Aleksandar Balicevac

Aleksandar Balicevac

CEO, Bimify

CEO and co-founder of Bimify. Previous experience as an intrapreneur within Walter AEC (BIM consulting) with >7 years of BIM experience. The experience also includes roles within a marketing agency (Honesty) and a battery company (Northvolt). MSc in Industrial Economics with specialization in data and machine learning from KTH.

Radu-Ionut Boeriu

Radu-Ionut Boeriu

Head of BIM, TP Bennett

Radu-Ionut Boeriu studied Architecture at the “University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu” in Bucharest graduating with distinction in 2009. While still in University, Radu started working for Epstein Architecture & Engineering, a global company with the headquarter in Chicago, but with several office around the world. He joined Foster + Partners in 2015 and brought with him a wealth experience including commercial, transportation, high-rise buildings, medical and industrial projects. He engaged into building the companywide BIM Strategy designed to put Foster + Partners in a global forefront position when it comes to BIM adoption, while working and pioneering BIM within the company and implementing ISO 19650 procedures, leading the effort around Standards, Methods and Procedures by working on a wide spectrum of studio’s and internal projects. Radu-Ionut Boeriu has recently joined TP Bennett as the new Head of BIM. He brings with him a vast experience on worldwide megaprojects projects designed and built using BIM methodologies.

Teemu Kangasmäki

Teemu Kangasmäki

BIM Manager, YIT

Past 6 years I´ve been working in YIT as a BIM Manager, focusing on self developed Housing. Aim is to implement BIM methods and tools to every step of the process; Land Acquisition, Design Management, Cost Estimation, Procurement, Alteration Works and Production. Before joining the YIT I´ve seasoned myself with 14 years of Architectural design and BIM consultancy & training as an Autodesk Certified Revit Instructor.

My team belongs to Housing Segment Business Development & Support. Our primary responsibility is to develop different kind of tools and methods for the Business and support their various needs. Native BIM-templates, harmonized solutions etc. I´m also involved in early stages of project development when it comes to evaluating the designs and profitability with selected solutions. Besides this I´m working very closely to the Information management and dataflows with our Enterprise Architects and their development streams. I could say that days go by supporting every step from end-to-end.

Moderators

Jon Forssell

Jon Forssell

Moderator in Oslo
Jon Forssell is professional moderator, speaker and business advisor on innovation and behavioural change. As our moderator, Jon will bring both energy and focus, but also provide context and perspective by drawing on his extensive experience from moderating events within a wide range of industries and business sectors, including real estate.
Lydia Capolicchio

Lydia Capolicchio

Moderator in Stockholm

Introducing Lydia, an esteemed moderator known for elevating the quality of meetings, debates, and panel discussions. Beyond mere facilitation, Lydia injects a positive and transformative atmosphere into each occasion. 

Widely recognized as a "scene anchor" by the media, Lydia is a sought-after figure for leading programs and debates across regional businesses. Her ability to cultivate meaningful discourse and active participation sets her apart. 

Drawing from a wide experience in collaborations with prominent companies and the public sector, Lydia possesses invaluable insights within a wide range of topics. Events with Lydia are characterized by a continuous stream of innovative ideas, ensuring a distinctive and impactful experience.