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digital transformations

#intersections is a series of events that brings together actors of digital creativity and other industries around digital transformation issues

#intersections VOL. 6 : Smart and sustainable buildings

How digital technology accelerates the transition to smarter and greener buildings.

Join the Printemps numérique [ Digital Spring ] at the CCA on Tuesday, November 21st, for the 6th volume of #intersections series on the future of buildings.


Program : #intersections VOL.6 brings together experts – engineers, architects and entrepreneurs – and digital enthusiasts for a unique event exploring the digital transformation of buildings and how it impacts the way we design, build, manage, work and live within these buildings.


#intersections proposes an original format featuring networking moments, a discussion panel and an experience zone to discover innovative digital projects. Drinks and food will be served throughout the evening.
#intersections VOL.6 is organized in collaboration with CMTL and the City of Montreal as part of the Sustainable Montreal 2016-2020 plan.


Canadian Center

for Architecture


On November 21st,

5pm to 9pm


We gather 4 experts from various sectors to explore and discuss the challenges and digital tools that accelerate the transformation of buildings.


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
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
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:
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.

Founding President, Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayernb

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).

CEO and Co-founder, Mnumbo

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.

Executive Director IVADO

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.

Senior vice president, aeroderivative gas turbines Siemens Canada

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.

Catherine Mathys – Host

Catherine Mathys has been a columnist and presenter for more than 12 years. She specializes in the coverage and analysis of digital transformations. More specifically, she is interested in looking at our relationship with technology and its impact on our everyday life. Holding a Master’s degree in Communications, her thesis addressed the complex role of technology in the work and identity building process of journalists. Every Saturday, she hosts the La Sphere radio program with Matthieu Dugual on ICI Radio-Canada Première. She is part of the M.Net team with Denis Talbot at Musique Plus. Catherine is also a lecturer at UQAM where she teaches « History of digital transformation, communication and media technologies ».

Experience Zone VOL.6

Each #intersections proposes an experience zone where participants can have a hands-on experience of innovative and digital projects related to the theme of the event. On November 21st, the experience zone will be presented in collaboration with Agence TOPO.



Stratotype Digital-ien by Isabelle Gagné

Spectrographies du territoire by Natacha Clitandre

Utopic City by Emmanuel Di Giacomo

The discovery of the CCA‘s website

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About Digital Spring

Montreal Digital Spring [Printemps numérique] introduces large numbers of people to the works of digital creators and attracts an international clientele thanks to the breadth and diversity of its programming. This important initiative strengthens Montreal’s position as a capital of creativity, promotes fresh and emerging practices, and encourages collaboration by connecting the fields that give it life, such as creation, production, broadcasting, research, industry, tourism, and institutions like museums and universities.

Sustainable Montreal Plan

Concertation Montréal is mandated by the City of Montréal to mobilize and engage the Montreal community to participate in the development and implementation of the Sustainable Montreal 2016-20120 Plan, an initiative of the City of Montreal. To do this, Concertation Montréal recruits new partner organizations, offers support in fulfilling their commitments and encourages the emergence of innovative projects in sustainable development. CMTL’s actions aim to promote the Sustainable Montréal 2016-2020 plan, stimulate innovation and contribute to the city’s success in sustainable development.

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