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Bradley Adams, Theo Agelopoulos, Scott Aldridge, Francois Appere, Ara Ashikian, Joe Brenner, Jordy Brouwers, Lisa Campbell, Brett Casson, Bernard Cathelain, David Crane, Anthony Foxx, Kevin Gilson, Paco Herrera, K Himes, Franka Kiekeben, Ozan Koseoglu, Eddy Krygiel, Dino Lustri, Daniel Moodie, Drew Olsen, Guillermo Ortega, Cristian Otter, Daniel Philbrick, Ramesh Sridharan, Audrey Voorhies, Karen Weiss

TRP128651: Transportation Summit

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Explore BIM workflows and best practices with specific aviation & rail and roads & highways breakouts and a combined customer showcase.
  • Engage with our software and hardware partners, experiencing technology such as reality capture and virtual reality firsthand.
  • Extend your network by connecting with peers and sponsors during networking breaks and in the hands-on tech area.



The Summit will focus on customer-driven discussions, from the evolution of project-delivery best practices to customer-driven technology presentations. The discussion will focus on emerging technology and workflow/process change that is empowering connected Building Information Modeling (BIM) in transportation. We'll be focusing on transportation and having in-depth conversations on addressing key issues in transportation and direction that technology should go to support complex, cross-disciplinary projects. New this year we'll focus on the construction needs of the transportation segment. Networking opportunities during hosted break and pre-reception.

Target Audience

Target Audience

This session is for owners, public agencies, engineering leadership, and BIM managers interested in BIM, BIM workflows, and best practices for implementation of both vertical and horizontal BIM on transportation projects.



Bradley Adams

Brad is responsible for Product Management for Mobile Mapping in the Geo-spatial unit of Leica Geosystems.He has been actively involved with Departments of Transportation for 30 years implementing technology innovations from InRoads, GEOPAK, and MicroStation Engineering Design software to Terrestrial Laser Scanning to Aerial Mapping and LiDAR to Mobile Mapping.Currently Brad is integrating Mobile LiDAR Mapping with various foundation products to provide exceptional data across the entire enterprise.

Theo Agelopoulos

Theo Agelopoulos is responsible for leading Autodesk’s infrastructure business line. In this role he oversees industry strategy, marketing, go-to-market, and sales enablement for infrastructure. Theo is responsible for developing growth strategies enhancing Autodesk’s long-term competitive position in infrastructure, including M&A and partnerships. He also leads industry and thought leadership engagement in driving the industry to BIM through various innovation platforms. He has over 20 years of experience in engineering, geospatial and remote sensing technologies serving the transportation, land and water industries. Prior to joining Autodesk, Theo spent 13 years at Intergraph Corporation in various Technical, Senior Sales and Business Development roles. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Monash University in Melbourne Australia and is based in Denver Colorado.

Scott Aldridge

Scott is an Innovation and Disruptive Technology leader at CDM Smith, a firm that provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy, and facilities to public and private clients worldwide.He provides leadership and guidance to the firm and its clients in the use of innovative technologies to deliver disruptive solutions that help create competitive advantage, generate value, and reduce operating costs. Scott focuses on emerging technologies that show promise in delivering change, including the use of immersive mixed reality. CDM Smith is an early innovator in harnessing immersive mixed reality to enhance collaboration & improve communication as part of its Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) practice. Scott is based out of Raleigh, NC and has 25 years of experience exploiting digital workplace technologies and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.

Francois Appere

François APPÉRÉ has a strong background in civil engineering, bridge design, BIM process and leadership. He studied BIM Management at the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées de Paris and dedicated his thesis to the BIM implementation in bridge design process (BrIM = Bridge Information Modelling).Today, François is leading the Capabilities workstream, part of the 100% BIM development program within Arcadis. He is managing the “People” “Processes” and “Technology” sub-workstreams of the Arcadis BIM strategy.François started his career as a bridge designer before managing infrastructure projects. He then worked as Project BIM Manager for several major projects. In parallel, he helped teams to promote BIM in tender phases and commercial approaches. As the Arcadis France BIM lead, he trained his colleagues to BIM processes and represented Arcadis France to several national and international institutions.He is an active member of the European and Global BIM committees of Arcadis and plays a key and central role in BIM implementation within the company. He particularly initiated and chaired for two years the Community of Practitioners of BIM for infrastructure.François has participated in global leadership and development teams and is driven by improving the working process and integrating new technologies in daily workflows.

Ara Ashikian

Ara Ashikian is the Senior Product Line Manager for the Autodesk Civil Structures product development teams.Prior to joining Autodesk in 2013, he had over 20 years of experience as a bridge engineer and a software developer, working on a large number of bridge projects, including preliminary, detailed and construction engineering design aspects for a wide range of bridge types.These projects included the detailed construction engineering of the EG LNG suspension bridge in Africa, as well as for the New Bay Bridge (self-anchored suspension bridge in California), the detailed engineering for the launching of the Kicking Horse Canyon in the Canadian Rockies as well as for the Coast Meridian.

Joe Brenner

Joe is a structural engineer for WSP and has over 10 years of experience designing a wide-range of interesting bridge projects around the country. In addition to his project-specific work, Joe has helped develop and teach several training courses on bridge analysis and recently found his true calling in this industry – creating information-rich 3D models to add value to the design process. These specialized skills and experience led to his selection as lead engineer for a team that developed an innovative model-centric process for several bridge replacement projects. This progressive approach features an accurate parametric bridge model that is used for multiple purposes throughout the design phase. He has made numerous presentations on this topic at events including PennDOT’s 3D Model for Structures Workshop, FHWA Every Day Counts 2 Webinar Series, and Florida DOT’s Design Training Expo. Joe is also a Revit Structure Certified Professional and ATC Instructor.

Lisa Campbell

Lisa has 25 years of software industry leadership experience with extensive knowledge in business and industry strategy in manufacturing, construction and infrastructure, digital go-to-market strategy, building brands, and business development. Prior to joining Autodesk in 2003, Lisa served as the vice president of marketing and product management for Evolve (now Oracle) where she was responsible for all marketing functions for the Service Delivery products. Additionally, she held executive-level marketing positions at Sterling Software Inc., and Digital Equipment Corporation. Lisa began her career as an IT professional and product marketing manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, which was acquired by HP. Lisa holds a B.A. in mathematics and computer science from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Babson College.

Dino Lustri

Dino Lustri, P.E., P.S. is a consulting water resources engineer and surveyor. He began using Autodesk software in 1987. Dino has extensive experience in information technology. His professional experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic modeling as well as contracts in construction. He has acted in the capacity of city engineer, and provides expert testimony in legal cases. He has provided training for numerous organizations as well as authoring a variety of training materials and best practices for civil engineering and surveying workflows. He is a past president of the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio, Cleveland Chapter. His present duties as Special Projects Engineer for the City of Cleveland, Department of Port Control is oversight for two airports and a municipal harbor.

Guillermo Ortega

BIM Project Manager. Responsible for the technical delivery, technical processes to be used in the project and management of the technical team including subcontractors, technical point of contact for the customer, project supervision, and the resources working the project.

Ramesh Sridharan

Ramesh Sridharan has been working with reality capture point clouds, image processing, and machine learning based software development since 2001. With over 15 years of experience, he has successfully driven programs in research and development, technical sales, partner marketing, and customer analysis.He has experience working with customers to understand and set industry workflows which drive the technology forward. He is an expert in pushing technology to its limits and in converting research findings into products that users can apply to real life problems. He is a pioneer in the field of reality capture point cloud product development that can handle and extract information from a large number of 3D datasets. As a Principal Product Owner in the Product Development Group (PDG) since he joined Autodesk in 2014, Ramesh is responsible for information extraction from Reality Capture for AEC applications.Ramesh is a post graduate of Indian Institute of Technology with a research focus in Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence. You can reach Ramesh at

Audrey Voorhies

Audrey has professional experience in Aviation, Transportation, Sport Complexes, Commercial, and Healthcare.Audrey leads internal and external Revit training at Denver International Airport, and provides integration of data management with DEN’s Asset Management, Maintenance and GIS systems.She participates in the development of airport-wide standards, resources and strategies.Previously, she worked in New York with an Autodesk reseller, Microdesk, as a BIM consultant for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. There she was highly involved in the organization’s BIM technology and implementation with all transit projects.Audrey holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.She specializes in BIM implementation and technology adoption and integration.

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