Keynote Speakers

Dr. Masahiro Nakamura

President and CEO of Lexer, Japan

Topic: The role of simulation in industry 4.0 transition

Prof. Dr. Timo Hartmann

UT Berlin, Germany

To tackle the social and natural challenges around our built and natural environment we need to significantly change how we design and engineer projects. Considering pressing needs to adapt to demographic changes, population growth, and global warming, engineers will need to design much faster to a much higher quality. Digital methods and technologies can help, but to leverage their full potential two mind shifts are required: we need to change how we work with data and we need to restructure our design/engineering processes from providing solutions to exploring the generic structure of the design problem at hand. During the talk, I will discuss the required mind-shifts using examples from our ongoing research work. The presentation will close with my suggestion for a university curriculum for educating the built and natural environment engineers of the future that we implemented at the TU Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Samad (Sami) Kazi

Senior Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Topic: Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings - From today’s Challenges to tomorrow’s Opportunities


Name: David Chua, National University of Singapore