Ahmed Ryad SBARTAÏ is an architect, thermistor / energy expert in energy efficiency and renovation, expert and leader in solution BIM, methodology and technology, BIM / VDC Manager. Ahmed has more than 20 years experience in the design and management of various prestigious international projects as varied as prestigious. He has built a solid expertise in sustainable development, 3D modeling, Revit implementation and in the development of the BIM strategy in international agencies. His ability to communicate easily allows him to build a quality dialogue with all the stakeholders of a project and to be regularly invited to participate in conferences on BIM and energy efficiency around the world.
Alain Sayegh has been at Hydro-Québec for 25 years and was recently appointed Director – Integration of New Technology at Hydro-Québec Distribution. In this capacity, he is responsible for identifying new initiatives and integrating energy technologies that will meet growing customer demands. In today’s rapid technology evolution, he and his team evaluate current opportunities and those that will present themselves in the future. He has held numerous leadership positions in engineering, operations and enterprise information systems in the Distribution division, leading large teams and playing an important role in streamlining work processes and improving efficiency. His expertise and hands-on approach to continuously improve customer services are essential qualities to ensure successful business transformations. Mr. Sayegh earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in 1991.
Emmanuel has been working for more than 15 years at Autodesk. He has a strong and large experience of more than 7 years as a BIM solutions expert on Autodesk BIM Solutions in Europe, 3 years as AEC Channel Technical Sales Mentor and 3 years as AEC Marketing Manager. Actually owning the position of BIM Ecosystem Business Development for Europe, his role is to ensure the whole AEC Industry is embracing the BIM revolution and expand its ecosystem as widely as possible by helping both private and public sectors in order to have a successful shift in the Industry. Emmanuel Di Giacomo has a degree in architecture – 1993 – and has more than 27 years of experience in 3D technology for the architecture and building industry. He also loves designing his Utopic City having more than 92,000 followers in the world: www.facebook.com/revitarchitectureutopiccity Emmanuel also leads his ABCD Blog dedicated to Architecture, BIM and the AEC Industry
Alain Boilard is the Director General – Campus MIL, since June 2015. Since June 2014, he has been project manager for the construction of the new science complex. Alain graduated from Université Laval in 1987 as a mechanical engineer and began his career at Shell Canada as a project engineer. He joined Ultramar Canada in 1994 where he was responsible for the maintenance and construction of the service station network across Quebec. In 1998, he became project manager at Bombardier Aerospace and led several construction projects. Alain pursued his graduate studies and obtained his MBA from the University of Sherbrooke in 2002. He joined Aéroports de Montréal in 2003 as a project manager. He was involved in many projects before overseeing the construction of the new cross-border departures sector. The development of the MIL Campus has now become his new challenge. The goal is to make this campus an important research center, while developing a brand new neighborhood.
Manfred Broy was appointed founding president of the newly established Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern (ZD.B) in 2015. ZD.B was created in Garching, near Munich, as a coordinating platform between science and industry to further support the digital transition in Bavaria. Prior to this appointment, Manfred Broy was a full professor of informatics at Technische Universität München (TUM) for 25 years where he conducted research on the scientific modeling and development of complex, software-intensive systems. Professor’s Broy research focus also includes the use of targeted processes, precise specification of requirements, durable and flexible software architectures, and modern tools based on mathematical and logical methods. Professor Broy is the founding dean of the TUM Department of Computer Science (1992) and a member of the European Academy of Science, Leopoldina, Acatech, and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He has over 350 scientific publications to his name, and has received a number of awards, most recently the Konrad Zuse-Medaille (2007).
Frédéric is a seasoned entrepreneur and visionary leader with more than 20 years experience in the Wireless and Internet Objects (IoT) markets. His career – in Canada, Japan, France and Texas – covers the fields of mobile telephony, internet and Big Data in startups and larger companies. In 2014, he received the Emergent Entrepreneur of the Year in Quebec award by Ernst & Young. Before Mnubo, he has managed large-scale projects at the heart of the three generations of mobile networks, and led teams of product developers to the introduction of a Big Data solution that now houses over a billion devices, and is used by the largest mobile service providers globally. As co-founder and CEO of Mnubo, Frédéric plays a key role in the growth management of one of the most innovative startup in the world. His expertise and its focus on innovation guide Mnubo’s strategic plan to help product manufacturers transform their business through analytics and machine learning. Under the direction of Frédéric, mnubo is proud to serve customers on 4 continents, in both the Consumer and Industrial IoT sectors.
Gilles Savard has been a professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal since 1993. He has led the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering from 2001 to 2007 and then directed the Research, Innovation and International Affairs department until 2017. He was recently appointed Executive Director of the Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO), an initiative of HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal et l’Université de Montréal. IVADO, with over 70 partners from the industrial, institutional and governmental areas, is an advanced research and transfer institute in data sciences, operational research and artificial intelligence meshing more than 1,000 scientists. As of today, he has published more than 100 scientific articles in the key journals and has directed nearly 80 students and highly qualified personnel. He is a specialist in mathematical programming. He has worked on different research projects with the Ministry of Defense for 20 years, using operational tools for the planning process of peace operations. He has also worked collaboratively to develop an innovative methodological approach in the field of revenue management where ExPretio, a company derived from universities, now provides income management tools for airline and railway companies. Gilles Savard was a key player in the EUGENE project, which won the CORS award. ExPretio also received an international business award in 2010 for the quality of its Partnerships by ADRIQ. He is a member of several boards of directors.
Tom is Senior Vice President for Aeroderivative Gas Turbines in Siemens Canada in Montreal, Canada where he is responsible for the Design and Manufacturing Center for all Siemens Aeroderivative Gas Turbines. He joined Siemens in December 2014, following a 20 year career with Rolls-Royce where he held a number of executive management roles in Engineering and Operations. Tom earned his Master’s degree in 1992 from McGill University in the field of shock wave physics. He started his career at Pratt & Whitney Canada and joined Rolls-Royce in 1994 where he progressed through leadership roles as Director of Engineering, General Manager of Operations and worldwide Executive Vice President of Engineering and Technology. He has received the Sir Henry Royce Award for Innovation on two occasions. In 2004, the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers recognized his technical contributions to gas turbine technology by awarding him the ASME Gas Turbine Award and the John P. Davis Award.