Rasso Steinmann is Professor of Building Informatics at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Munich University of Applied Sciences. After studying civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich, he worked for the first 10 years as a software engineer and development manager at Nemetschek. In his subsequent 28-year career as a university lecturer, he founded the iabi - Institute for Applied Building Informatics as an affiliated institute of the Munich University of Applied Sciences in 2008. The iabi participates in international and national research projects, supports BIM standardisation, and accompanies the industry in implementation of BIM. Rasso Steinmann has been involved with buildingSMART since its beginnings in 1995. He led the group of software houses implementing IFC for more than 20 years and built up buildingSMART's software certification system together with partners. Until 2023, he was involved in the board of buildingSMART Germany, including 8 years as chairman. The general meeting awarded him honorary membership for his services. Rasso Steinmann is still involved in buildingSMART International as Vice Chairman on the Board. At the VDI, he chaired the BIM expert committee from 2013 to 2023, which is developing the national BIM standards series VDI 2552. He also represents the topic on the board of the VDI Society for Construction and Building Technology. In this role, he is also a member of the BIM expert group at DIN and from there a delegate to CEN/TC 442 BIM. The VDI awarded him the Badge of Honour for his services.
Since 2017, he has been the Director of the CETMA New Technologies and Design Department. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of computer vision and extended technologies. Today, he coordinates numerous national and international R&D projects mainly in the fields of construction, industry and cultural heritage. One of the main objectives of his work is to lead small, medium, and large companies in technological and innovation processes, with a particular focus on digital transformation activities
Dr. Gloria Calleja-Rodríguez (f). M.Sc Industrial Engineering (2008) and PhD in Industrial Engineering (2015). Gloria finished her PhD in the inter-university programme entitled “Air Conditioning Technology and Energy Efficiency in Buildings” in 2015. Her thesis is named “Uncertainties in Energy Building Simulations. Application to Sustainable Retrofit”. She has 15 years’ experience in projects related to energy efficiency, building and digitalization funded by the European Union, the Spanish Government, the Andalusia Regional Government, and private companies. She worked as a researcher in the Energy Group of the University of Malaga (GEUMA) from 2008-2013. She works as a project manager in the R&D department since 2013 and she is currently leading the area of Digitalization in the Building Environment.
Mario Caputi is a Senior Executive with extensive experience as international management consultant and corporate trainer.
He has operated at C level with major corporate and public administrations in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. He is owner and managing director of in2it with focus on the implementation of Digital, BIM and ICT Solutions for the AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation) Supply Chain.
Strong functional experience in Project Management, Global Sourcing, Process and Organization Redesign, Change Management, Software requirements definition and assessment.Besides this, Mario is the Co-Director and Lecturer of the II level Master Degree for BIM Manager at the Politecnico di Milano (9th edition), author of books on the digitalization of the supply chain and has specific skills around people, culture and change management.
Michele Allori is a 3D artist and designer based in Rome, Italy. He has gained more than ten years of expertise in 3D mesh modelling, advocating for free, open-source programs. His work mainly focuses on photorealistic interiors renders, for both luxury and low budget markets. In Parametric modelling and product design he worked with CAD and CAM software, managing the production process from paper to finish; he founded Duellatorum, a brand of machine produced and hand finished Sword simulacra for Historical Fencing. In 3D printing he was the main developer of the ITALICA, a 3D printable valve to convert scuba diving masks into respiratory units for the Brazilian hospitals during the COVID pandemic outbreak.
Jakob Martin is a dedicated professional with background in civil engineering and building information modeling. He began his journey by completing his vocational training as a construction draftsman at the Städtische Berufsschule für das Bauhandwerk in Munich from 2012 to 2014. During this period, he gained valuable practical experience at pbb Architekten + Ingenieure in Ingolstadt. After his training, Jakob continued to work as a construction draftsman at pbb Architekten + Ingenieure until July 2015. Driven by his passion for the field, Jakob pursued further education at the Rudolf-Diesel-Technikum in Augsburg, where he successfully completed the Technicians' School for Certified Building Technicians from 2015 to 2017. Additionally, he received training as an energy consultant at the Bildungszentrum Ingolstadt der HWK. Jakob's career progression led him to serve as a CAD instructor for "Building Construction CAD" at the Rudolf-Diesel-Technikum from 2016 to 2018. During this time, he also worked as an Allplan CAD coach at ALLPLAN GmbH in Munich from November 2017 to March 2023. Building upon his solid educational foundation, Jakob pursued his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering at Hochschule München from October 2017 to September 2021. Simultaneously, he worked towards his Master's degree in Civil Engineering at the same institution from September 2021 to March 2023. Recognizing the importance of continuous learning and professional development, Jakob joined iabi e.V. as a postgraduate student in March 2023. This affiliation allows him to deepen his expertise in building informatics and expand his knowledge in the field of BIM. Driven by his enthusiasm for sharing knowledge, Jakob served as a lecturer for "Building Information Modeling" at the Faculty of Architecture, OTH Regensburg since March 2022.
Debolina Paul is a data-driven business professional. After having MA in International Relationship and MBA in Marketing, she has managed several digital transformation projects across diverse sectors (Food, Healthcare, Manufacturing). She is an expert in cross-sectoral and traversal activities and building a strategic partnership. She is a specialist in agile development and has been awarded as Certified ScrumMaster® and Certified Scrum Product Owner®. She has more than 7 years of international experience of working in India, France, and Estonia.