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WDBE-talks: New Business Models Unveiled with Olivier Lepinoy and Jaan Saar

WDBE-talks: New Business Models Unveiled with Olivier Lepinoy and Jaan Saar

In this WDBE Talks episode hosted by Aarni Heiskanen, two WDBE 2024 keynote speakers,
Olivier Lepinoy and Jaan Saar, discuss the significance of reimagining traditional business
models within the construction sector.
Olivier is the visionary founder of HYPER Construction, and Jaan is the Chief Evangelist at Future
Insight. Both thought leaders have experience innovating business models and share their
insights in this podcast.

WDBE 2024: Reshaping Business Models for the Future with Teemu Lehtinen

WDBE 2024: Reshaping Business Models for the Future with Teemu Lehtinen

In this episode of the AEC Business Podcast, I welcomed Teemu Lehtinen, the CEO of KIRAHub, to discuss the latest innovation and technology within the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. It was Teemu’s first time on the podcast since 2016, and we delved into the exciting developments at KIRAHub and the upcoming World of Digital Built Environment (WDBE) Summit.

Meet Dr. Pallavi Mohan, Senior Scientist and Solutions Architect at NVIDIA AI Technology Center

Meet Dr. Pallavi Mohan, Senior Scientist and Solutions Architect at NVIDIA AI Technology Center

Pallavi is a senior scientist and solutions architect at NVIDIA. She collaborates with research
institutes and customers to solve exciting challenges in the digital twin research space using
NVIDIA Omniverse.

You can learn more about Pallavi’s thoughts on WDBE Talks, the podcast for the World of
Digital Built Environment. To hear her keynote and meet her in person, come to WBDE in
September 2023.

WDBE-talks: Digital Twins for a Sustainable Future with Dr. Pallavi Mohan of NVIDIA

WDBE-talks: Digital Twins for a Sustainable Future with Dr. Pallavi Mohan of NVIDIA

In this episode of WDBE Talks, Aarni Heiskanen interviews Dr. Pallavi Mohan, a Senior Scientist and Solutions Architect at NVIDIA. They discuss Pallavi’s work in the XR and digital twins research space and the potential of digital twins and extended reality technologies for the built environment sector. Pallavi shares her journey into her current position at NVIDIA and how she leverages her expertise in virtual environments to create dynamic virtual experiences.

Meet Marzia Bolpagni, Head of BIM International at Mace

Meet Marzia Bolpagni, Head of BIM International at Mace

Marzia is a building engineer by background. She became interested in BIM, Building
Information Modeling, during her studies at the University of Brescia, in her hometown in
northern Italy.

You can learn more about Marzia’s thoughts on WDBE Talks, the podcast for the World of
Digital Built Environment. To hear her keynote and meet her in person, come to WBDE in
September 2023.

Meet Michelle Xuereb, the AEC Sustainability Innovator

Meet Michelle Xuereb, the AEC Sustainability Innovator

Don’t miss Michelle Xuereb’s keynote speech at WDBE in September 2023.

The world faces a climate crisis, and the built environment is key to mitigating and adapting. Michelle Xuereb, the Director of Innovation at BDP Quadrangle, sees innovation as crucial to the transition to sustainable construction, and architects have a vital role in the process. She’s on a mission to build a culture of innovation within the BDP practice
and upskill designers to meet future requirements.

Simulation-Powered Planning for Sustainable Building Projects with Pyry Haahtela, COO Haahtela TVD

Simulation-Powered Planning for Sustainable Building Projects with Pyry Haahtela, COO Haahtela TVD

Simulation-Powered Planning for Sustainable Building Projects
with Pyry Haahtela

The sustainability of a construction project should not be an afterthought but a crucial
consideration from the start. Pyry Haahtela, the COO of Haahtela TVD, shared his views on
when and how clients and developers can best manage the carbon footprint of their
projects with simulation.

WDBE-talks: Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing

WDBE-talks: Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing

In this episode of WDBE Talks, we sat down with Dr. Sofie Pelsmakers of Tampere University to discuss the role of sensor technology in the modern built environment and the continuing need for sustainable change within the contemporary built environment. Our conversation covered the need to address the ‘performance gap’ within the sector, the ethical issues surrounding data capture, and obstacles impeding change.

Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing with Sofie Pelsmakers.

Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing with Sofie Pelsmakers.

In the run-up to WDBE 2021, we talked with Dr. Sofie Pelsmakers, the Associate Professor for Sustainable Architecture and Sustainable Housing Design at Tampere University. Our conversation covered the importance of implementing human-led sensor technology, the need for continuous research, and the role urban supersensing can play when it comes to sustainability and improving quality of life.

WDBE-talks: Closing the Loop – Discussing Automation and Realtime Supersensing

WDBE-talks: Closing the Loop – Discussing Automation and Realtime Supersensing

In this episode of WDBE Talks, we sat down with Brian Ringley of Boston Dynamics to discuss the role robots can play on-site when it comes to scanning and data capture. Our conversation covered the challenges of operating autonomously in construction, the importance of digital twins, and the renewed need for remote site access in a post-covid world.

Leading with quality data

Leading with quality data

Leading with data, and including the incorporated data production, is a complex entity and its importance isn’t always understood. Succeeding requires both digital tools, which is relatively easy, and management practices that merge into them seamlessly, which, in turn, is a lot harder. With the right know-how, these two make for a perfect combo at the construction site.

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