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With virtual WDBE 2020, you can forget the traditional definition of a summit!

29-30 September, virtual Helsinki & Tallinn

The world needs more diverse stories about a sustainable future. The virtual WDBE is a co-created festival and innovation platform highlighting the brightest minds and digital solutions improving our urban future. Together, we will concretize the unlimited possibilities of digitalization as an enabler of a more socially, culturally, ecologically and economically sustainable urban future.

WDBE community, with participants from over 50 countries, brings together CDOs, CTOs, CIOs, architects, experts and researchers working with BIM, VDC, AR/VR, Big Data, analytics, IOT solutions and virtual project delivery to name a few examples. You will also be able to meet directors, executives and other senior level experts as well as city and government authorities interested in various solutions of digital built environment.

TWO exciting days in Illusion city!

8 keynotes

14 sessions

50 presentations

Matchmaking

Showroom

Workshops

Organized in collaboration by

WDBE2020 partners

UPDATESNew and noteworthy

COVID-19 proved what we already knew

COVID-19 proved what we already knew

It is no news that the State, municipalities and private operators compile information on the built environment, and that this information is needed by building owners, businesses and policy-makers.

VIRTUAL WDBE2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Martin Fischer (US)

Dr. Martin Fischer (US)

Professor | Stanford University, CIFE

Martin’s research goals are to improve the productivity of project teams involved in designing, building, and operating facilities and to enhance the sustainability of the built environment. His work develops the theoretical foundations and applications for virtual design and construction (VDC).

Jakob Strømann-Andersen  (DEN)

Jakob Strømann-Andersen (DEN)

Partner and Head of Sustainability Engineering Department | Henning Larsen

As Partner and Head of Henning Larsen’s Sustainability Engineering Department, Jakob Strømann’s professional focus lies in the intersection between engineering, architecture and technology. Jakob also manages Henning Larsen’s unique Industrial PhD program, which co-hosts PhD candidates from co-sponsoring institutions in various R&D projects based on Henning Larsen case studies. Jakob has great experience in developing, implementing and documenting project sustainability based on parameters such as light, shade, sun, wind, building massing/geometry and the relationship between city and landscape.

Dr. Olli Seppänen (FI)

Dr. Olli Seppänen (FI)

Associate Professor | Aalto University

Seppänen’s field of expertise is operations management in construction. His research interests include lean construction, real-time production control, location based management systems, lean design management, construction logistics and digitalized construction operations.

David Weir-McCall (UK)

David Weir-McCall (UK)

AEC Business Development Manager | Unreal Engine Enterprise at Epic Games

From a background of Architecture and Technology, David currently works with the Epic Games Enterprise team in the AEC, spearheading the companies initiatives in technological innovation with the Unreal-Engine and its AEC partners.

Annalise Johns (UK)

Annalise Johns (UK)

Housing Lead | Connected Places Catapult

London based, Annalise is a built environment and health urbanist, with a specialism in healthy housing, specifically building evidence to improve internal domestic quality. She has over 15 years’ experience working in Local Government designing and managing environmental improvement schemes working in transportation, Public Health, Planning and Conservation departments.

Peter Vesterbacka (FI)

Peter Vesterbacka (FI)

Founder | FinEstBay Area Development

Peter Vesterbacka is a global entrepreneur from the Heart of Eurasia, Helsinki, Finland. Branded communities co-created and initiated by Peter include the HP Bazaar, Mobile Monday, Slush and Startup Sauna to name a few. He was the Mighty Eagle at Angry Birds for many years taking that brand to unprecedented heights. Right now Peter is busy building the tunnel connecting Tallinn and Helsinki, creating the Finest Bay Area. 

Dr. Marta Fernandez (ESP)

Dr. Marta Fernandez (ESP)

Executive Director | RMIT Europe

Marta leads the European base of Australian university RMIT in Barcelona. Marta has a strong interest in urban well-being and has been a member of expert panels in nature based solutions in cities, energy efficiency and active ageing and the built environment. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the European Construction Technology Platform.

Kathrin Dörfler (GER)

Kathrin Dörfler (GER)

Assistant Professor | TU Munich

Kathrin Dörfler is an architect and researcher in the field of robotic fabrication. Her research focuses on on-site robotic and mixed-reality fabrication. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from TU Vienna, and a PhD degree in Digital Fabrication from ETH Zurich. In summer 2019, she joined TU Munich as a Tenure Track Professor to establish a research group at the TUM Department of Architecture and the TUM Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering.

Partner sessions

Smart Otaniemi

Smart Otaniemi

Comprehensive approach to data utilization

Comprehensive approach to data utilization

Digitalising construction workflows

Digitalising construction workflows

Circular Building Solutions from the Netherlands

Circular Building Solutions from the Netherlands

Unlocking the investment potential for resilient low-carbon building stock

Unlocking the investment potential for resilient low-carbon building stock

Digital twins of the built environment: Seven metaphors to explain a buzzword

Digital twins of the built environment: Seven metaphors to explain a buzzword

OFFICIAL PRE-EVENTS & POST-EVENTS

Our global pre-events give you access to deep-diving professional sessions with WDBE partners, no WDBE ticket needed. And you are also warmly welcome to arrange one of your own!

Upcoming

Past events

Digital twin: Are we there yet? | 22nd October 2020, Online

Garage48 Digital Construction Hackathon | 25–27 September, Online

Building level intelligence and flexibility | Watch the recording

DigiPLACE Workshop | Watch the recording

Digital Situational Awareness in Construction | Watch the recording

Integrated Design | Watch the recording

WWF Life EconomisE KIRA-challenge | Watch the recording

Data flow in the Construction Lifecycle | Watch the recording

AEC Hackathon, BLOXHUB | Read the tips for AEC professionals

KIRA AI: Shared Vision for AI Success | Watch the recording

BIM-based Building Permit Process Automation | Download presentations

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