The Future of Design, Make, Build & Operate

Insights From Autodesk University & Beyond

Online Event | 28th, 29th & 30th Nov

DESIGN, MAKE, BUILD & OPERATE

3 DAY VIRTUAL EVENT

For three decades, Autodesk have been running their annual event "Autodesk University" which brings together innovators in architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing and media and entertainment. It enables users to learn, connect and inspire by sharing ideas, hearing about advanced industry practices and explore opportunities for the future.

As the annual event is now only being held in the United States, we know that it may be difficult for all users to attend. As a result, we're pleased to invite you to our free online event to hear about the key topics that were mentioned at AU and beyond!

Join us for an insightful 3 days of learning and embracing the latest technological advancements to help foster collaboration and innovation to work smarter for a better future.

Date

28th, 29th & 30th Nov 2023

Time

10am - 2:30pm per day

Location

Online (Go To Webinar)

Who Should Attend?

  • Architects
  • Building/Estate Owners
  • Construction Professionals
  • Engineers
  • Product Designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Sustainability Managers

LEARN FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Don't miss out on the incredible opportunity to gain valuable insights from our industry experts as they delve into the latest trends and future visions.

Immerse yourself in three insightful days of learning and embracing cutting-edge technological advancements, all aimed at fostering collaboration and innovation to help us work smarter for a better future.

 

Design

Architecture and Engineering Industries  

 

10.00

Opening Session 

Key takeaways from Autodesk University from a design viewpoint

Alan Stone

Alan Stone - Business Area Director - Architecture & Engineering, Symetri

Jon Hind

Jon Hind - Business Development Director, Symetri

Gareth Sewell - Head of BIM, Purcell

Joe Stott - BIM Manager, AHR

10.30

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Automation 

How to leverage AI & Automation to reduce costs and boost productivity

These sessions will feature Autodesk Forma and Symetri's Productivity EcoSystem Naviate.

10:30 - 11:00 - Updates to Autodesk Forma

Jan Tore Bugge - Product Manager Naviate, Symetri

Daniel Gameiro - Forma Community Manager, Autodesk

Krzysztof Jedrzejewski Senior Product Manager, Autodesk

11:00 - 11:30 - Automation for Revit & Civil 3D

Paul Grimston - Principal Consultant, Symetri

Deborah Moynihan - Customer Development Consultant, Symetri

Lawrence Hooker - Principal Consultant, Symetri

Simon Locke - Principal Consultant, Symetri

Dave Bosworth

Dave Bosworth - Principal Consultant, Symetri

11.30

BREAK

11.45

Digital Transformation 

These sessions will feature Twinmotion, Innovyze and other relevant third party tools.

11:45 - 12:00 - The New Era of Visualisation for AEC

Martin Saldert - Visualisation Expert, Symetri

12:00 - 12:15 - Creating quick photorealistic visuals of projects for design review

Geoff Alder - Application Specialist/Visualisation Consultant, Symetri

12:15 - 12:45 -  BIM for Resilient Water Infrastructure 

Ross Mueller - Strategic Account Manager, Symetri

Harry O'Neill - Regional Sales Manager, Autodesk

Tom Godman

Tom Godman - Innovyze Account Executive, Autodesk

12.45

LUNCH

13.15

Sustainability

Exploring the intersection of digital evolution and the imperative of decarbonisation in AEC

Shivani Soni - Head of Impact & Innovation, Symetri

Jan Tore Bugge - Product Manager Naviate, Symetri

Ron Locklin - Sustainability Platform Lead, Autodesk

14.15

SUMMARY

14.30

CLOSE

MAKE

Product Design & Manufacturing Industries  

 

10.00

Opening Session

Key takeaways from Autodesk University from a product design and manufacturing viewpoint

Neil Adcock - Business Area Director - Manufacturing, Symetri

Tim Ray - Sovelia Product Manager, Symetri

Wasim Younis - Simulation Manager, Symetri

10.30

Automation powered by AI

Automating design, engineering, and manufacturing processes may be familiar to some but what if you could automate using AI-powered workflows?

During this session, we will discuss existing AI features available in Autodesk’s Design and Make Platform. 

This session will feature Autodesk Fusion 

Cheryl Sneddon -Consultant/Team Lead, Symetri

Craig Snell - Support & Training Manager, Symetri

11.15

 

BREAK

11.45

 

Digital Transformation

What is digital Transformation and its significance for companies? 


We will explore the role of technology in driving digital transformation including Digital Twin and Simulation capabilities. 

This session will feature Autodesk Simulation and Altair SimSolid. 

Martin Saldert - Visualisation Expert, Symetri

Wasim Younis - Simulation Manager, Symetri

Simon Eaves - PLM/PDM Consultant, Symetri

12.45

 

LUNCH

13.15

SUSTAINABILITY

How to promote sustainability in manufacturing.

How manufacturing and engineering can play a significant role in promoting sustainability through various practices and initiatives including the use of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s)  

Ray O’Mahony - Technical Manager, Symetri

Shivani Soni - Head of Impact & Innovation, Symetri

Tim Ray - Sovelia Product Manager, Symetri

14.15

SUMMARY

14.30

CLOSE

Build & Operate

Construction Industry & Building Owners

10.00

Opening Session

Key takeaways from Autodesk University from a Construction viewpoint

Richard Brayshaw - Business Area Director - Construction, Symetri

Steve Rudge - Head of Technical & Delivery, Symetri

10.30

Data & Collaboration

Evolution of the Autodesk Construction Cloud: What's new, what can we look at differently and what's next?

This session will feature Autodesk Docs, Build, Cost and Collaborate and other relevant third party tools.

Sean O'Dwyer - AEC Division Manager, Symetri

Johnathan Ward - AEC Head of Cloud Consulting, Symetri

Maria McNamara - Technical Specialist BIM 360/ACC, Symetri

11.30

BREAK

11.45

Digital Transformation

These sessions will feature Autodesk Construction Cloud, Oculo and other relevant third party tools.

11:45 - 12:05 - The Future of Digital Project Delivery

Tom Rudge - Digital Construction Consultant, Symetri

12:05 - 12:25 - Data to Digital Twins

Richard Brayshaw - Business Area Director - Construction, Symetri

12:25 - 12:45 - Reviewing Design Information for Construction

Steve Rudge - Head of Technical & Delivery, Symetri

Lawrence Hooker - Principal Consultant, Symetri

12.45

LUNCH

13.15

Sustainability & Building Safety

This session will feature Autodesk Construction Cloud, Innovyze and other relevant third party tools.

13:15 - 13:35 - Exploring the Ecosystem of Data Centricity: From Manufacturing Informed Design (MID) to Industrialized Construction (IC)

Amy Marks (Queen of Prefab), Executive Vice President, Symetri

13:35 - 13:55 - The Impact of Urbanisation and Climate Change on Traditional Drainage Systems

Caryn Novak - Water Innovation Manager, Autodesk

13:55 - 14:15 - Building Safety Act: Information Management Best Practice

Steve Rudge - Head of Technical & Delivery, Symetri

14.15

SUMMARY

14.30

CLOSE

Alan Stone

Alan Stone

Business Area Director
Amy Marks

Amy Marks

Executive Vice President of Global Strategy
Caryn Novak

Caryn Novak

Water Innovation Manager
Cheryl Sneddon

Cheryl Sneddon

Advanced Manufacturing Team Lead
Cheryl started her career as a designer within the Oil and Gas Industry, after studying at college and university focusing on Computer Aided Design and Mechanical Engineering. Cheryl brings her focus, knowledge and confidence to the team, challenging Symetri customers to stay ahead of the game. Currently Cheryl’s main focuses are to supply Symetri customers with CAD/CAM/CAE and data management solutions which help retain standardisation and introduce future thinking.
Craig Snell

Craig Snell

Product Design & Lifecycle - Support & Training Manager

Craig has been with Symetri for over 25 years, starting his career as an AutoCAD Trainer. He has a lot of experience with the Autodesk Manufacturing portfolio and has used Inventor since its inception.  Craig’s philosophy to life is “Every day is a school day” and loves getting others both customers and colleagues involved with learning.  Craig manages Symetri's Autodesk Support team for both MFG and AEC alongside managing the manufacturing training division.

Daniel Gameiro

Daniel Gameiro

Forma Community Manager, Autodesk
Dave Bosworth

Dave Bosworth

Principal Consultant
As a Civil Engineering Surveyor, Dave worked for many years on construction projects across the UK where he gained unique experiences in the use of design technology in both infrastructure engineering and GIS/mapping.
Deborah Moynihan

Deborah Moynihan

Customer Development Consultant

As a Customer Development Consultant at Symetri, Deborah provides consultancy services to new and existing customers to address their business needs.

Deborah's primary area of expertise lies within the AEC Industry, where they leverage an extensive knowledge of the product portfolio to identify tailored solutions for navigating complex industry challenges such as Autodesk AEC products, Autodesk Construction Cloud and Symetri's own technology, Naviate.

Prior to Deborah’s role at Symetri, she held the position of BIM Manager at a prominent architectural practice, accumulating over 15 years of invaluable experience in the architectural industry.

Gareth Sewell

Gareth Sewell

Head of BIM, Purcell
Geoff Alder

Geoff Alder

Application Specialist
Geoff Alder has been training Autodesk applications for 25 years. He came into training from practical experience in the building industry. He has designed and carried out technical training all over the world. Geoff is a particularly dedicated trainer on 3D applications and has won awards from Autodesk for training on 3ds max.
Harry O'Neill

Harry O'Neill

Construction Senior Account Manager
Harry joined in 2019 having worked in IT and Construction for a number of years previously. He has been part of some key projects throughout Europe, from BIM for Manufacturers to large-scale Data Centre rollouts and digital strategy overhaul.
Jan Tore Bugge

Jan Tore Bugge

Product Manager Naviate

Jan Tore Bugge is the Product Manager of Naviate for Revit. Jan Tore has many years’ experience from the computer tech industry within the AEC field. With a passion for helping people implement better workflows and methodology for a quality outcome.

Joe Stott

Joe Stott

BIM Manager, AHR
Johnathan Ward

Johnathan Ward

Cloud Services Manager

From a background in both the construction and manufacturing industries, Johnathan has gained a detailed working knowledge of both the processes and workflow methodologies employed in achieving the optimum operational performance.

Jon Hind

Jon Hind

Business Development Director
Krzysztof Jedrzejewski

Krzysztof Jedrzejewski

Senior Product Manager, Autodesk
Lawrence Hooker

Lawrence Hooker

Principal Consultant

Lawrence has over 30+ years of experience in the design and construction industry with a focus in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. He has successfully delivered many implementation projects for a number of clients across the UK including Arup, Halcrow, Mott MacDonald, Shell UK and Skanska, to name only a few.

Maria McNamara

Maria McNamara

AEC Technical Specialist

Maria is an AEC Technical Specialist for the last 4 years at Symetri, where she has become a leading authority in Building Information Modelling (BIM). Her expertise spans a range of cutting-edge software, including BIM 360, ACC, Autodesk Revit, and Autodesk AutoCAD, as well as Autodesk Navisworks, ISO 19650, Dynamo, and Naviate, showcasing her versatility in AEC projects.
At Symetri, Maria has worked with her customers in implementing and supporting BIM 360 and ACC solutions, enhancing project efficiency and collaboration.
Maria's role involves providing comprehensive support for all Autodesk products, optimising client workflows for seamless operations. She is also an Autodesk certified trainer in Revit, AutoCAD, BIM 360, and ACC promoting a culture of continuous learning.
Her proficiency and commitment to exceptional service ensure that clients receive top-notch expertise and support, leading to successful projects.

Martin Saldert

Martin Saldert

Visualisation Expert
Neil Adcock

Neil Adcock

Director, Product Design & Lifecycle
Paul Grimston

Paul Grimston

Consultant
Spending his formative years as an Architectural Technician, followed by a stint in the Exhibition and Graphics industry, Paul has worked for many years on design projects across the UK where he gained diverse experience in the use of design technology in all areas of design. A benefit of Paul’s graphics experience is knowledge of visualisation and presentation techniques that take advantage of the latest 3D modelling software.
Ray O'Mahony

Ray O'Mahony

Technical Manager

Technical & Managerial leader with over 22 years of industry experience.Passionate about the future of our industry with latest trends, technological advancements and key disrupters.

Richard Brayshaw

Richard Brayshaw

Business Area Director - Construction
Ron Locklin

Ron Locklin

Sustainability Platform Lead, Autodesk
Ross Mueller

Ross Mueller

Strategic Account Manager
Sean O’Dwyer

Sean O’Dwyer

AEC Division Manager, Ireland
Shivani Soni

Shivani Soni

Head of Impact and Innovation

As the Global Head of Impact & Innovation at Symetri, Shivani is passionate about driving innovation and promoting sustainable solutions that benefit communities worldwide. With a focus on co-innovation practices, she works to develop organisation-wide digital transformation journeys that fuel growth and enable businesses to compete in the global marketplace.

Shivani is committed to building strategic partnerships with stakeholders, customers, and innovation communities to deliver compliant and impactful solutions. Through research, creation, and implementation of new business propositions and innovation models, she strives to advance the industry and promote sustainable development.

By adopting digital technologies and fostering a culture of innovation, Shivani supports the industry in accelerating growth, improving business activities, and enhancing the experiences of their people, customers, and communities. Her vision is to drive positive change through collaboration, innovation, and impact-driven solutions.

Simon Eaves

Simon Eaves

PLM Consultant
A PLM technical consultant for Symetri Ltd, specialising in helping companies improve productivity using PDM\PLM Solutions. With over 20 years’ experience, Simon has implemented a variety of enterprise management solutions for many companies across several industries. Over the last 5 years, Simon has become one of the country’s leading cloud PLM Consultants, working with a team of specialists who deliver fully integrated end-to-end engineering data management solutions.
Simon Locke

Simon Locke

Principal Consultant MEP

Simon has background in mechanical design and over 30 years in and around the construction
industry. He has been supporting Autodesk products since 2007 when his work as an Authorised Autodesk Trainer gave him continual exposure to the latest technology and workflows. Initially very mechanically biased, Simon branched out on his own, qualifying as an electrician. He spent several years installing systems rather than designing them, before eventually returning to working for an Autodesk Platinum Partner in 2016, a more well-rounded consultant.

Steve Rudge

Steve Rudge

Head of Technical and Delivery - AEC

Working in a multi-disciplined design and build environment for 24+ years, Steve has vast knowledge of the problems that will be encountered on projects of all sizes, and provides suitable solutions. Steve’s main expertise lies in the design, construction and management workflow of information and technology requirements to ensure a project meets the full requirements and data is reused through the delivery. Steve acts as the Project BIM manager and information manager for our clients and helps them de-risk and deliver the project to meet the full defined requirements.

Tim Ray

Tim Ray

Product Design & Lifecycle
Tom Godman

Tom Godman

Innovyze Account Executive, Autodesk
Tom Rudge

Tom Rudge

Digital Construction Consultant
Whilst working onsite for several years, Tom gained his experience in Site Engineering and Management. He worked as a main contractor, guiding supply chain partners on day-to-day site delivery activities. It’s this very background that Tom brings to the consultant delivery team, allowing Symetri’s clients to benefit from his knowledge of new BIM processes and technology. To further increase his skill set, Tom has gained a MSc degree in BIM and Digital Built Environments to help bring more ideas to the construction division. Tom has a passion that envisions the future of construction going digital and believes technology will play a large part of daily site activities not too far in the future.
Wasim Younis

Wasim Younis

Product Design & Lifecycle
An Autodesk simulation solutions manager with more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing field, including working at Rolls Royce and British Aerospace. Wasim has been involved with Autodesk simulation software from when it was first introduced, and is well-known throughout the Autodesk simulation community, worldwide. He has also authored the Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Professional and Inventor Nastran books. He also runs a dedicated forum for Autodesk simulation users on LinkedIn – Up and Running with Autodesk Simulation.

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