The event for the Building & Infrastructure industry

Nordic BIM Summit 2023

Let’s re-imagine business

24-25 April in Stockholm, Oslo and Online 

We are delighted to announce Nordic BIM Summit 2023

The event will take place live in Stockholm, Oslo and our keynotes will be streamed online.

To get the full Nordic BIM Summit experience and to take part in breakout sessions, workshops and networking, we recommend you to participate live in Stockholm or in Oslo.

Why join Nordic BIM Summit 2023?

  • Hear the latest trends and visions for the future
  • Network in Stockholm or Oslo with other professionals within the industry
  • Participate in workshops live in Stockholm and Oslo
  • Hear about inspiring & interesting customer projects within the industry
  • Get new knowledge that you can use in your daily work in your projects

Let's re-imagine business!

We live in a shared reality. Everything we do impacts something. And something impacts everything. Wherever we’re headed, we’re going together. To gather the intelligence of the many, and applying it to a collaborative system that creates sustainable value for everyone, is as much a challenge as it is an opportunity. This is the true meaning of globalisation. A circular loop gaining momentum by the addition of ideas and shared interest.

So let’s think about it. How could we re-imagine the way we work in order to develop even more dynamic business models? How could collaboration itself become a growth engine for unleashing new ventures and ideas?

Let’s find out!

Why we need to enable circularity: Keynotes and Panel Discussions
Why collaboration creates new business: Keynotes and panel discussions
Why productivity eats efficiency for breakfast: Keynotes and panel discussions

Welcome to register 

Nordic BIM Summit will take place live in Stockholm, Oslo and our keynotes will be streamed online.

To get the full Nordic BIM Summit experience and to take part in breakout sessions, workshops and networking, we recommend you to participate live in Stockholm or in Oslo.

Prices:
Live in Stockholm or Oslo: 3400 SEK excl VAT. Price includes participation at the Award Dinner.
Online: 500 SEK excl VAT

Participate in our survey and get 500 SEK excl VAT when you register. You fill in the code in the registration form. 

Last day to fill out the survey and to get the code is 27 March, 2023.

Survey

We want to check the pulse regarding the topics that we will focus on during this year's event. Fill in our survey and get a discount of 500 SEK when you register.

Registration

We look forward to see you at the event.

Agenda

We are working on the agenda and will update continously with speakers. The agenda is preliminary and there might be changes.

24th of April

Per Carlsson welcomes you all to Nordic BIM Summit.

"The Power of Innovation Ambition: How Going Deep With Innovation Can Attract Talents, Change an Industry, and Save the World".

We will start the Nordic BIM Summit with a session where Alf will talk about the power of innovation and what it means for our industry and what we can learn from others.

The building and construction industry accounts for approximately 40 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. There is thus no doubt that sustainability is the industry's most important issue and will remain so in the future as well. This involves more than energy-efficient buildings and environmentally friendly material choices. We must have a circular understanding of the buildings, and here is where the architects both have a responsibility as well as an opportunity. How can architects step into the breach to create a more sustainable architecture with a cradle-to-cradle perspective. And how can we lead the owners/construction clients in the same direction?

15:25 BIM development in Bane NOR. Speaker: Kristin Lysebo, Bane NOR.

Bane NOR is focused on the development of BIM, both in terms of standardization, collaboration and safety. The presentation will look at where we stand today, which development projects and processes are currently underway and what we envision in the future. Information management and digitalization are very important areas going forward. In addition concrete plans on the subjects, we are also looking into the crystal ball. 

25th of April

The case for a fully digitized building process is increasingly important. In this keynote, Theo Agelopoulos and Guillaume Joubert will share experiences from some of the mega projects of the world and how BIM is the fundament for project lifecycle management.

They will also highlight some of the major updates to the Autodesk Portolio and their thoughts on what the future will bring.

Cathrine Mørch will share how Statsbygg has developed a new digitization strategy for a sustainable development. She will talk about how she has worked to make the strategy a reality and the vital part of involving people in the process. 

"Redefining smartness in cities"; Sami Lankiniemi and Minttu Vilander will address what this means for Sitowise. They will also share insights into their strategy and how digitalization will lead the business development. 

  • IFC. Stig Johansen, Consto
    Stig will take about the possibilities for information storage and how to use the IFC models throughout the entire construction.
  • Pontus Bengtsson, Autodesk.
  • The business paradigm shift of construction. Dag Engström, Plan B
    Dan will give an overview of key macro trends affecting the state of the construction industry, leading to a coming paradigm shift in business models towards the digital economy. The presentation will be followed by a short workshop on business models.

What can we learn from the music industry when it comes to business models? It's about setting a market price on copyrights. At the core, we have an artist with a tune or an architect with a design, who deserves fair market compensation for their work. Meet Per Sundin who once signed Avicii.

Alf Rehn

Alf Rehn

Professor of innovation, design, and management, University of Southern Denmark
Alf Rehn is a globally noted thought leader in innovation, trends, and creativity; a sought- after speaker, an author and a columnist, as well as a well-regarded commentator on leadership and organizational culture. He has held the Chair of Management and Organization at Åbo Akademi University in Finland, a professorship of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and is currently a professor of innovation, design, and management at the University of Southern Denmark.
Guillaume Joubert

Guillaume Joubert

Sr Infrastructure Strategy Manager Transportation - Global, Autodesk
As a structural Civil Engineer, Guillaume has an experience of more than 20 years in BIM implementation in both building and infrastructure sector. He came from the competitor Nemetschek and joined Autodesk, 8 years ago. He co-authored a book about BIM & Digital Mockup, covering several topics such as formwork and rebar design on the bridge Macau Hong Kong Zhuhai project, OpenBIM Coordination for Architecture, and Structural modelling for stadiums. He also participated to the creation of the BIM Toolbox of Vinci the 2nd biggest contractor WW according to ENR TOP250 2023. As a solution executive, he participated to the establishment of 10 new enterprise agreement with owners, design, and construction firms in the French Autodesk major accounts ecosystem. Recently, he participated in the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame surrounding design competition to support the City of Paris and the implementation of BIM in respectively 4 design teams. Today, Guillaume is leading the Autodesk corporate transportation strategy for EMEA and the global strategy for Rail.
Theo Agelopoulos

Theo Agelopoulos

Vice President - AEC Design Strategy, Autodesk
Theo serves as Vice President or Autodesk’s AEC design business, which includes AutoCAD, building and infrastructure design. Over the past eight years, he has led Autodesk’s AEC design business growth, including industry strategy, go-to-market strategy, partnerships, and M&A. He also played a key role in Autodesk’s overall business model transformation. Theo has extensive knowledge enabling digital transformation through technology. He has several decades of experience in various technology-based disruptions that have impacted the AEC industry, including CAD, BIM, GIS, Cloud, Reality Capture, AI/ML and Digital Twins. He is also actively engaged in industry and sits on the Executive Board of the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) and the Center for Infrastructure Renewal Advisory Panel (CAP) at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining Autodesk, Theo served in various sales, business development and technical roles at Intergraph Corporation (acquired by Hexagon Systems) and Bloomfield Computing Services (acquired by Topcon). He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Honors) from Monash University (Australia).
Cathrine Mørch

Cathrine Mørch

Director Digitalization and development, Statsbygg
Cathrine Mørch, Director of Digitization and Development at Statsbygg, has extensive experience from the consulting industry and the implementation of large projects in and outside Norway. Throughout her career, she has for many years contributed to establish a framework for standardization, management of best practices and digital development in large companies, both in this country and in several European countries. She aims to lead the necessary transformation into a more productive and sustainable industry. Photo: Erik Burås/Fremtidens Byggenæring
Matti Kuittinen

Matti Kuittinen

Professor of resource-efficient construction, Aalto University
Dr. Matti Kuittinen is professor of resource-efficient construction at Aalto University's Department of Architecture. His scientific work focuses on climate change mitigation by bringing together architecture, engineering and ecology. Dr. Kuittinen is also a Senior Specialist at the Finnish Ministry of the Environment where he develops policies for low carbon construction and the circular economy. As an architect, he designs carbon-efficient buildings and humanitarian construction.
Tonje Værdal Frydenlund

Tonje Værdal Frydenlund

Director Acquisition & Business Development Nordics, Snøhetta
Tonje Frydenlund, studied Landscape Architecture at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Additionally, she has further education in management, project-management, and elite coaching. Tonje joined SNØHETTA in 2001 and has been part of the Management since 2004. From 2013 -2019 she was Managing Director for Snøhetta Oslo, focusing on the Nordic and European market, and since 2019 she has worked on Business Development in the Nordic region. With over 25 years of experience in the architectural industry, she has been part of multiple projects nationally and internationally. Tonje is passionately pushing the sustainability agenda within the building industry and is currently the Chair of the Research Center on Zero Emission Neighborhoods in Smart Cities and the Chair of Norwegian Green Building Council.
Minttu Vilander

Minttu Vilander

Chief Communications and Corporate Responsibility Officer, Sitowise
Minttu Vilander believes engineers and software developers will save the world – and that the rescue work will take place in the built environment, especially in cities. She has been creating brands and communications for companies in the built environment for years and sees that people should better understand what kind of miracles are performed in engineering companies. For the past three years, she has also led group level sustainability development of Sitowise, a Finnish listed company. She sees lot of opportunities in the new legislation but feels there is a huge job to be done. New requirements need to be incorporated into everyday practices and corporate culture – and that’s not easy task to do. Before jumping into engineering world, Minttu worked for a long time in the background of political decision-making, which is why she sees that there is a huge need of communication and transparency there where major changes take place – especially in companies.
Sami Lankiniemi

Sami Lankiniemi

Head of Innovation, Sitowise
For over 10 years Lankiniemi has worked in the forefront of transforming our built environment to be more sustainable, livable, and future proof. He has helped the industry, in Finland and across Europe, to identify its societal and climate responsibilities and to create common practices, tools and shared understanding. His ambition is to maximize the industry's positive value creation and impact to the society and environment. Additionally, Lankiniemi believes in the power of green tech and has worked with numerous companies from tiny startup teams to multinational corporations to discover, understand and unlock the underlying business potential of sustainable digitalization in real estate and construction. Currently Lankiniemi leads The Smart City Lab, Sitowise’s platform and expert community for innovation.
Per Sundin

Per Sundin

CEO, Pophouse Entertainment
Group CEO of Pophouse Entertainment since 2019. Before that, I was the President of Universal Music Nordic Region and the Managing Director of Universal Music Sweden for more than a decade. Pophouse is the first non-US/UK player to invest in top-chart music IP rights on a global scale. We are first and foremost a creative development company, nurturing the value of our investments by building artist brands in ground-breaking ways, unlocking new geographies and target audiences. As a former label executive, I first built Sony BMG and later Universal to become regional market leaders in the Nordics. I've been working closely with artists such as Avicii (who I signed when his artist name was Tim Berg), Swedish House Mafia and ABBA. I contributed to the music industry shift to a streaming revenue model, by becoming the first label executive to partner with Spotify in 2008.
Jan Tore Bugge

Jan Tore Bugge

Product Manager Naviate
Per Carlsson

Per Carlsson

Senior Director Nordics, Building & Infrastructure
Per joined Symetri in 2008 and has since held several leadership positions within the company. He is today responsible for Symetri sales and operations for the Building and Infrastructure industry in the Nordics. With 20+ years of experience in the software industry, Per is passionate to make a difference in the industry and believes strongly that digitalisation is the answer to our challenges with urbanisation and sustainability.
Stig Johansen

Stig Johansen

Development Manager BIM and Digitalisation, Consto
Stig Johansen is Development Manager for BIM & Digitization at Consto AS. He has worked with practical BIM since 2005 and has accumulated extensive experience with the use of BIM in the entire construction process from the early stages to handover.
Dan Engström

Dan Engström

Head of the business area Innovation, Plan B
Dan Engström is head of the business area Innovation at Plan B in Göteborg. He holds an adjunct professorship in Construction logistics focussing on digitized construction at Linköping University. He has twenty-five years of experience with R&D and innovation in the building sector, particularly on industrial construction. His work experience includes major actors like Veidekke, NCC, Ramböll and WSP.
Pontus Bengtson

Pontus Bengtson

Customer Outcome Executive, Autodesk
Pontus serves as Customer Outcome Executive at Autodesk. He works with Autodesk´s big AEC customers with a focus on the Nordics. He helps them understand Autodesk and Autodesk to understand them. Pontus has a long history, almost 30 years, in the Nordic AEC industry working with a big variation of infrastructure projects as engineer, project manager and expert. He worked in project and leadership roles at companies as Tyréns, WSP and Plan B. He has also been heavily involved in Swedish AEC industry initiatives as BIM Alliance, SBUF projects and Smart Built Environment to drive the digitalisation in the industry.
Steve Biver

Steve Biver

Chief Operating Officer, Eagle Point Software
As COO, Steve works with Eagle Point Software's team leads to guide both operations and the strategic decisions of the company. Since joining Eagle Point in 2006, he has held a variety of roles within the company, including Training Engineer, Technical Services Team Lead, and Director of Solution Development. Steve holds a Civil Engineering degree from Iowa State University and has been in the AEC industry since 2003. 
Kristin Lysebo      

Kristin Lysebo      

Section leader BIM and geomatics at Bane NOR 
Kristin has worked at Bane NOR since the autumn of 2014, and before that she has 25 years' experience with interdisciplinary planning and course lecturer for planning software. In her current job, she is responsible for both BIM and geomatics throughout Bane NOR, and manages the business area with 23 full time employees. One of the most important development processes is an internal improvement program in Bane NOR to standardize information from development projects to operations, including seamless information flow between Bane NORs systems.
Angie Mendez

Angie Mendez

Architect and Technology Director at A-lab
Angie is a qualified architect and throughout her career has specialized in BIM through work with the development and implementation of technology in the construction industry. She is pragmatic in her approach to the subject and concerned with how technology can contribute to property developers reaching their goals faster and with a better result. 

Moderators

Jon Forssell

Jon Forssell

Moderator in Oslo
Jon Forssell is professional moderator, speaker and business advisor on innovation and behavioural change. As our moderator, Jon will bring both energy and focus, but also provide context and perspective by drawing on his extensive experience from moderating events within a wide range of industries and business sectors, including real estate.
Maddy Savage

Maddy Savage

Moderator in Stockholm
After a decade as a BBC staff reporter and radio presenter in London, Maddy moved to Stockholm in 2014. She is now a freelance journalist focussed on Nordic business and lifestyle trends, and has written extensively for BBC Worklife, the BBC's digital platform for stories about getting ahead in our rapidly changing world. She has also reported for leading global media including US Public Radio network NPR, HuffPost, The Sunday Times and Monocle magazine. Maddy is a regular moderator at some of the region’s most prominent tech and media events.

Nordic BIM Summit Awards

Let's nominate and celebrate that person or company in the building and infrastructure industry that goes the extra mile and deserves to get some praise! Note that you need to fill in a motivation to complete the nomination.

Last day for nomination is 28 February 2023.

Best New BIM Use

This prize recognizes companies or individuals that have had the courage to move the use of BIM into new areas. 

Criteria 

An individual or company who has made an important impact by using BIM in an unconventional, creative and smarter way leading to improved ROI and sustainability gains. 

Best Industry Collaboration

This prize recognizes companies or individuals that have had the courage to move the use of BIM into new areas. 

Criteria 

An individual or company who has paved new grounds in the way they collaborate with other parties/companies. By doing so they have pushed the boundaries for how integrated projects contributes to a better future. 

The Jury

We are glad to announce our jury that consist of members from our partner Autodesk, previous winners, customers and Symetri.

Astridur Elin Asgeirsdottir

Astridur Elin Asgeirsdottir

Head of VDC, Per Aarsleff A/S
Ástríður has worked with BIM/VDC in the building and construction industry for more than 20 years. She has participated in the implementation of BIM/VDC right from start, creating value for consulting companies as well as building and construction companies. It has been a long technological journey, and the focus has mainly been on change management, preparing business partners and colleagues for utilising the advantages of BIM/VDC. Today, she is Head of the VDC Organisation in Aarsleff, working with the build-up of the organisation as well as implementation, strategy and development of VDC services in all project phases. Seven years ago, Aarsleff decided to implement VDC in the organisation, and since then the focus has been on value creation in the execution phase. Thus, Ástríður has a long track record of implementing digitalisation in the form of VDC in the construction industry.
Gunnar Fjogstad Hansen

Gunnar Fjogstad Hansen

Landscape architect, Lark Landskap
Morten Nilaus Jensen

Morten Nilaus Jensen

Territory Sales Manager - AEC Midmarket Nordics, Baltics and Iceland, Autodesk
Morten has more than 10 years of experience in sales and management combined, with a total of 15 years in the IT industry; specialized in sales leadership, people development, complex sales, account management, business development, business strategy and communication. Specialties: Sales, B2B Marketing, Business Development, Strategy and Brand Management, ALM, Systems Engineering, Solution Selling, Value Selling, Customer Centric Value engagements, Negotiation.
Per Carlsson

Per Carlsson

Senior Director Nordics, Building & Infrastructure
Per joined Symetri in 2008 and has since held several leadership positions within the company. He is today responsible for Symetri sales and operations for the Building and Infrastructure industry in the Nordics. With 20+ years of experience in the software industry, Per is passionate to make a difference in the industry and believes strongly that digitalisation is the answer to our challenges with urbanisation and sustainability.

Winners Nordic BIM Summit Awards 2022

Congratulations to Kristoffer Flygare at Bravida and LARK Landskap AS.

Winner Best BIM Collaboration

Kristoffer Flygare, Bravida

This person has a great BIM engagement regarding the Förbifart Stockholm project. Being an MEP company utilizing the BIM information and technology in order to achieve greater results and more effective workflow. An open thinker who is not afraid to go outside of the box.

Winner Best BIM Use

LARK Landskap AS

This company decided that they would take a leap from designing in 2D to full BIM. To ensure better collaboration in projects, to win more projects – and to have more fun at work. Looking back the past 2-3 years, this is exactly what they have achieved.

In one of their largest projects ever, the company showed courage when they chose to present its concept to the roof garden at Økern Portal directly through the 3D model. The design created enthusiasm and ownership with the Builder who therefore chose their proposal over the original vision.

Our partners for the Nordic BIM Summit 2023

We will publish more partners continously.

Diamond Partner: Autodesk
Platinum Partner: Eagle Point Software
Gold Partner: One Click LCA
Silver Partner: Unity

Contact me if you would like to be a partner at the Nordic BIM Summit.

Mikaela Nilsson

Mikaela Nilsson

Sweden Partnership Manager AEC

Live venues

Nordic BIM Summit 2023 is a hybrid event. Network with other professionals in the building and infra industry by participating live in Stockholm or in Oslo.

The event in Stockholm will take place at Hasselbacken and the event in Oslo will be at Deichman.

Venue in Stockholm: Hasselbacken

The first restaurant at Hasselbacken was called Dunderhyttan, which opened in the mid-1700s. Back then, it was an establishment with five tables and some twenty chairs. Now it is a popular establishment and next door you find some of Djurgården’s most famous places. Skansen, ABBA The Museum, Cirkus, Vasa Museum and other sights are within walking distance from the hotel.

Hotels nearby in Stockholm We have arranged a special deal for you at Hotel Hasselbacken and Hotel Backstage. Get 15% off with the code "Symetri". Valid when you book 23-26th of April. There are a limited amount of rooms available, so don't wait to book. Book room: Hasselbacken Book room: Backstage

Venue in Oslo: Deichman

Oslo's new main library, Deichman Bjørvika, is located between Oslo Central Station and the Opera house. Situated across the road from Oslo’s Opera House, the new Deichman Library has been designed with its surroundings in mind.

HOTEL NEARBY IN OSLO There are several hotels nerby Deichman. We recommend Thon Hotel Opera where the Award Dinner will be held. Book room: Thon Hotel Opera

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