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Alberto Bicol Consulting Inc., Canada
Alberto Bicol brings innovation and creativity to his projects; he also conveys his ideas with passion and clarity. Albert champions the use of sustainable solutions in all his projects and has extensive expertise in Sustainable Master Planning (SMP), Smart Cities, High Performance and Net-Zero (NZ) Buildings including district/renewable energy analysis, passive building design, modelling building energy usage, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality conditions. Albert is an advisor to the Re!maging Cities Foundation (Smart Cities). He has performed reviews for the USGBC and CaGBC on projects applying for LEED certification. Before forming Alberto Bicol Consulting Inc. (Parent Company of AB Net-Zero Designs Inc.), Albert was a partner at Cobalt Engineering/Integral Group for 9 years. Albert spearheaded Cobalt’s leading edge sustainable projects (several NZ buildings and resort/campus/community plans).
EOS Energy, Spain
Alvaro Martinez is the General Manager at EOS energy owner of Proyecta, Grupo Proyecta, AONIA, BAME, EOS energy, EOSZENIT, EOSkadi, EAS, EOS capital y EOSpace. He has more than 29 years of experience in this industry and also handaled many project liks; New constructions Heating, Cooling Installations, Renewable technologies and Telecom services.
Daniela Catalano, having previously worked in Milano as project manager and energy engineer in building construction and management sector, Daniela moved on to the UK M&E consultancy holding a position as senior building physics engineer in new building and retrofit sector. Daniela brings her energy efficiency skills for sustainability where her experience is used on a variety of projects across engineering sector. (e.g. local government, pharma, education, healthcare, commercial offices, international and residential). She enjoys being involved from the early conceptual design stage and following with continuous commissioning/energy management.
Associate │Technical Director , Gensler, UK
Maria Tasada is a lead collaborator in the development of iconic architectural projects. As a project architect at Gensler, her work portfolio spans from 11,000-square-foot boutique fitness to mega-developments like Steelyards. Most recently, Maria has been elected Vice-president of Arquitectos and CWA (Chicago Women in Architecture) as well as Committee Chair for “Arquitectos Colectivos.” Additionally, as a mentor for university students and young professionals, she is committed to bringing the architectural community together, advocating for Latinos and Women in leadership, and promoting initiatives that create opportunities to increase the number of licensed Latino architects.
Principal, Design Director, Gensler, UK
As a Principal, Valeria leverages her 14 years of experience to lead project teams to deliver excellence for clients by adopting a forward-thinking and holistic approach to design. She is recognized as an outstanding architect with a diverse design background that includes mixed-use, commercial offices, hospitality, residential, and cultural projects. Valeria takes a passionate approach towards reinventing and repositioning existing structures with a sustainable lens to make them relevant again. Her portfolio includes many high-profile developments across the U.K. as well as a wealth of international experience.
Committed to the success of the next generation of architects, Valeria is also involved in academia at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University, the University of Nottingham, and the Architectural Association, and currently sits on Hackney Council’s Design Review Panel. An inspiring leader and mentor, she prides herself on being a strong advocate for equality, diversity, and innovation in the design industry and is a member of Gensler’s Global Race and Diversity Committee.
Caroline Ang Wright thrive at the intersection of creativity, storytelling, collaboration, and mission. Marketing is her first love, but past roles in Analytics, Product, and Strategy keep my perspective cross-functional and her problem-solving fresh. She's worked in both early-stage startups and big public companies across B2B, B2C, and B2G, and is constantly updating her mental models for how to get things done - since tech never stands still!
Nothing excites her more than driving growth and building marketing teams for companies that are doing good in this world.
Bryden Wood, UK
Jaimie is a recognised global leader in systemising and accelerating the design and construction of major infrastructure. Together with others at Bryden Wood, he is the originator of the Platforms approach to DfMA and the author of three books on this topic. He is a leading thinker on the future of industrialised construction and is at the forefront of both private and public sector ambitions to adopt manufacturing-led design and construction practices.
He joined Bryden Wood in 1995 and has been instrumental in leading the company’s expansion from disruptive start-up to 300+ people across 9 offices worldwide.
He was an original member of the UK Government BIM Task Group and was the co-author of the 'Design for Manufacture + Assembly' overlay to the RIBA Plan of Works.
Morris and Company, UK
Matteo Orsi Head of BIM and Digital Design for Morris and Company, a 60+ staff, sustainability focussed Architecture practice based in London. Digital transformation, R&D and company-wide strategic planning of workflows and digital processes (BIM and beyond) are its core responsibilities. Through his career he constantly investigated the opportunities offered by digital tools and worked to integrate them into the everyday Architect’s routine. He also gathered wealth of experience on the development and delivery of complex projects, some of which designed by signature architects, through BIM processes and tools.
Nuno Correia is the Head of Sustainability at WilkinsonEyre and has over thirteen years of cross sector experience in sustainability in the built environment. Nuno specialises in environmental design, building performance and net zero carbon, and plays a key role in the development of our evolving sustainability strategy to enable integrated design across the practice. He is an active member of industry groups, part of the Low Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) steering committee, and a co-author of the Climate Emergency Design Guide. He is also a contributor to the Net Zero Carbon Building Standard and a design tutor at University College London.
Bryden Wood, UK
Pablo Gugel is an Architect with broad experience in sustainability and building physics. He joined Bryden Wood in April 2021 as Head of Sustainability. Pablo has worked on multiple UK and international projects and masterplans, providing technical advice with emphasis on the environmental and social impacts of architecture. He has developed his expertise in a wide range of areas of sustainability, including life-cycle carbon analysis, daylight, thermal modelling, and energy efficiency. He is LEED AP, BREEAM Assessor, Home Quality Mark Assessor and an Energy Institute Chartered Environmentalist. Pablo teaches at the Architectural Association and has also collaborated with the Royal College of Arts in London, Bartlett UCL, Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the ETSAM (Madrid).
Riccardo Pagani is an Architect with master's degrees in Construction Digital Twin & AI and Digital Philosophy, specialized in BIM process management since 2009, he is the founder and CEO of BIMON, the first BIM consulting firms in Italy. In 2017 he is founder and CEO of React Studio and in 2019 of the Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) BIM Validation. He works in the field of data driven design and construction technology internationally, is a lecturer for universities and public administrations, and a consultant for the UNI 11337 standard. He is also founder of Dynamo Meetup Italy, founding member of BIM User Group Italy and BIM Coordinator Summit and National advisor for Innovation and new Technologies for iBIMi - BuildingSMART Italy.
Sejong University, South Korea
Tan Ngoc Nguyen is currently an Assistant Professor at Department of Architectural Engineering of Sejong University, South Korea. He received his Ph.D. from Sejong University in February 2020. To present, he has worked for Sejong University for over 3 years. He is an expert in Computational Solid Mechanics and has over 8 years’ experience working in this field. His research focuses on developing numerical methods, applying robust numerical methods to model structures considering modern materials and new theoretical models. In addition, he investigates highly nonlinear problems, instabilities of structures and applies artificial intelligence to structural engineering.
Manni Group, Spain
Ignacio Polite Giménez, Business Development Manager Ibérica, Manni Green Tech, designs and produces dry construction systems that include portant walls and full insulation and envelope. We achieve the best performances as we adapt each system for each project.
Our systems include an LSF structure as the main structure, insulations that we adapt for the requirements, and finishes with many final material options. Our systems use all the materials available to Manni Group, what gives us total control of quality, timing and process.
Founder at Strategie Digitali Srl, Italy
Claudio is an Architect specialized in BIM and Computational Design. He is the founder of Strategie Digitali srl, a consulting company focusing on BIM Computational Desing, Coding e Project Management. From 2009, he has been part of a BIM and Computational Design pioneer group in the RomaTre University under Stefano Converso. During his last years of experience, he has had the opportunity to work in different BIM roles in different world areas—from BIM researcher to BIM consultant up to BIM manager. This exposure has given him a deep understanding of the BIM process for architectural offices. Nowadays he spends most of his time helping architects to improve efficiency and effectiveness in building design. Claudio Vittori Antisari is an awarded technology speaker and participates actively in the BIM national and international debate, taking part in BIM-related events and conferences, participating in university research groups, and giving his consultancy to governance projects.
Belka Group, Turkey
After graduating from university, she embarked on a career in accounting, but her path took an exhilarating turn when she joined Belka Group at 2009. She started her career as an accountant and then joined the operation department. It was there that she discovered her true calling in international sales and as a dynamic leader with a decade of international sales expertise, instrumental in driving Belka Group's growth. Established and oversaw Business Development, forged strategic alliances, and expanded market reach across Asia and Europe. Skillfully connected with diverse cultures, resulting in increased revenue and market penetration. The collaborative approach led to effective sales and marketing strategies, elevating brand awareness and enhancing customer engagement.
Her devotion and desire for personal growth go far beyond the confines of her professional life. She continuously strives to acquire new skills, encompassing behaviors, actions, attitudes, negotiation techniques, habits, reactions, and other life skills that propel her to the next level. Ultimately, her path converged with the field of business development, igniting a deep passion within her. Being bestowed with the role of Vice President fills me with immense honor, which in turn amplifies her sense of responsibility.
Clarion Housing Group, UK
Alozie Ohuonu has worked in the UK Built Environment for over 9 years, with experience across a number of industries including Mechanical & Electrical, Property Compliance and Environmental Health. Alozie has spent the last 3 years working in Building Safety to deliver the Building a Safer Future strategy. In line with this, he is responsible for managing and implementing safety case principles in Higher-Risk Buildings. Alozie is passionate about providing safer homes and the power of technology to drive social sustainability in our industry.
Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
Architect, from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of the University of the Basque Country, and Master in “Advanced construction techniques and energy efficiency in buildings”. Since 2008 she has carried out her activity at TECNALIA, in the field of sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings, infrastructures and cities. She has extensive experience in coordinating R&D projects at the local, national and European level. She leads Tecnalia's strategy in the Urban Ecosystem field.
Compass Datacenters, USA
Nancy Novak has over 30 years of experience in construction and has overseen the delivery of over $3.5 billion in projects during that time. She is also actively involved in a number of organizations dedicated to the advancement of women in business, including Women In Government Relations (WGR), Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE) and the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI). In addition, she is also a board member of the National Woman's Party in Washington, D.C., which is committed to sharing the untold stories of women's history, and she is a Visionary Champion for Above Glass Ceilings, a consulting company focused on advancement of professional women.
Agvar Arquitectos, Spain
Jose Aguilar-García is highly skilled and innovative Design Architect with a passion for creating aesthetically pleasing and functional spaces. With a proven track record of successful project delivery and client satisfaction. Possesses a keen eye for detail and an ability to translate client visions into exceptional architectural designs. Proficient in utilizing cutting-edge design software and staying updated with industry trends and best practices. Interested in Industrialization. Strong collaboration and communication skills enable seamless coordination with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders to bring projects to fruition. Committed to delivering architectural solutions that harmonize artistry, sustainability, and user experience, Poised to contribute expertise to creating transformative and inspiring spaces.
Heatherwick Studio, UK
Alfonso is an architect leading BIM implementation at the award-winning, London-based multi-discipline Heatherwick Studio. Having worked as Project Architect and Head of Design in a leading practice in Chile, Alfonso decided to move to a more technical role after observing how technology skills, or the lack of them, influence and limit design creativity and affect project outcome. With experience working internationally in Spain, India, Chile and UK, Alfonso started collaborating with Heatherwick studio in 2015 as a BIM Consultant, and then moved to Woods Bagot (London) to work as Design Technology Manager.
EUROCONSTRUC Group, Spain
Xavier Vilajoana Eduardo is the CEO of the EUROCONSTRUC Group, developer-builder group founded over 45 years ago, with headquarters in Barcelona and subsidiaries in Morocco, Brazil and Colombia. Vice President of APCE and member of the Board of Directors of FC BARCELONA.
Isabella Bhoan has been practising landscape architecture since 2014 and have developed projects globally with a focus on bioharmony (a holistic approach driven by collaboration between nature, technology, and people), ‘rewilding’ the urban environment and external as well as internal greenery to enhance sustainable and supportive architecture. She started her landscape interest and education in Denmark and have since worked in both USA and the UK.
Today she is head of the landscape department at WW+P where the importance lies in the collaboration between landscape and technology to communicate and promote the benefits of biodiversity.
The landscape team operates with a soft perspective that combines socioeconomic and environmental benefits to deliver place-specific and unique environments that support people as well as nature.
Russell is a Principal and Design Director in Gensler’s London office. With more than 30 years experience working for multiple design firms in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Russell focuses on high-performance, low-energy building design. Russell is a former member of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Advisory Board, for which he also served as a Height Committee member, on top of being active with various technical working groups.
Superior Council of Colleges of Architects of Spain, Spain
Angela Baldellou, as the Director of the Presidency Cabinet of the Superior Council of the Colleges of Architects of Spain and Director of the 2030 Observatory, she lead a cross-functional working group dedicated to the Building and Urban Planning Sector's commitment to the 2030 Agenda and the Urban Agenda, with a forward-looking perspective toward 2050. She also represent the Council in various technical and scientific committees, advocating for the adaptation of the architectural profession to address the challenges posed by an increasingly demanding society and a planet in a climate emergency. Angela Baldellou is an expert in generating innovative ecosystems. Comprehensive business vision, institutional relations, and strategic analysis define my role. Her specialize in detecting opportunities, developing objectives, and mobilizing groups of individuals to drive initiatives and impact projects rooted in alliances and sustainability principles, with a strong focus on people. Her responsibilities also encompass sponsorship management and overseeing projects in their entirety, from conceptualization and content optimization to alignment with strategic goals and program development for the institution. Further, she is at the helm of the Master program in Spain on Green Economy. She firmly believe that we must reshape our economic and productive model to align with a more sustainable paradigm in harmony with the environment.