WDBE 2024 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

EVERY YEAR WE GATHER THE MOST INTERESTING INFLUENCERS TOGETHER. HERE ARE OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND FORERUNNERS OF DIGITAL BUILT ENVIRONMENT. (More coming soon!)

OLIVIER LEPINOY (FR)

Founder, HYPER Construction

Olivier Lepinoy is an expert in strategies to help Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC) firms pivot and grow new businesses. In the past 10 years, he took part in multiple platform initiatives for the largest and most influential firms worldwide. He now focuses his effort on helping AEC companies explore and build new business models. Olivier is the founder of HYPER Construction, an independent think tank which tries to describe the future of the Construction industry, not from a technology standpoint but from a business model standpoint. Olivier worked in an architectural firm, for VINCI, for Accenture, for IBM, and for Autodesk. He is the co-author of multiple blog articles and of two acclaimed books about Innovation in Construction. Olivier Lepinoy holds two Master’s Degrees: in Civil Engineering and in Earthquake Engineering. He is also a licensed Architect and an Urban Designer.

 
Keynote title

Hyper Construction – The Construction industry is moving faster than we think

KEVIN CARDONA (FR)

Director of Entrepreneurial Innovation, Leonard

Kevin Cardona works as Director of Entrepreneurial Innovation, in charge of developing incubation and acceleration programmes. Since 2018, Leonard has supported nearly 200 startups and innovative projects in the construction, mobility, energy and property businesses. The VINCI Group created Leonard to meet the challenge of transforming communities and living conditions. In 2024, Leonard supports 39 new innovative projects and startups.

Kevin  holds an engineering degree in Civil Engineering and Urban Planning from INSA Lyon and a Masters in Sustainable Development Management from HEC Paris. He was previously Chief Innovation Officer at BNP Paribas Real Estate since February 2015, after nine years at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, where he successively held the positions of office programme manager, sustainable development manager and innovation project manager. After being in charge of innovation and sustainable development at BNP Paribas Real Estate, he was tasked with promoting innovation in all the company’s business lines and managing its technology and business intelligence.

 

WILLIAM STEWART (UK)

Health and Well-being Advisor, Ekkist

Will is a WELL Accredited Professional (AP) and Chartered Commercial Property Surveyor working for Ekkist, the UK’s first health and well-being consultancy for the built environment. Will advises developers on how to prioritise health and well-being in the design, delivery, and operation of their buildings.

He is currently working across a range of projects from certifying some of the first WELL platinum offices and WELL Co-living schemes in the UK to implementing health and well-being strategies on masterplans and supporting companies with integrating health and well-being into their ESG strategies.  

Will also recently contributed to the RICS Guidance document which is an overview of key health considerations when designing and managing buildings. Will has spoken on podcasts on the topic of health and well-being in the built environment and was recently a keynote speaker at UK Construction Week.


Keynote title 
The rise of Health and Well-being within real estate and its implementation within business models

 

JAAN SAAR (EE)

Chief Evangelist, FUTURE INSIGHT

Jaan has been digitally transforming processes in the construction industry for over 20 years. He is a strong proponent for openBIM and international open standards because they enable better collaboration among all stakeholders in the building lifecycle. He is currently the Chief Evangelist for Future Insight, chair of the EU BIM Task Group and the CCI Collaboration.


Keynote title
Automated Building Permits – the “Killer App” for BIM!

 

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

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