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<p>With more than 15 years’ business development experience in engineering and enterprise IT sectors, Mohammad leads the Country Management for Autodesk Middle East, responsible for the development of both sales and local business partners throughout the Gulf and Levant regions. A Canadian national and McGill University graduate from Montreal, Mohammad’s expertise gained from his time in Canada with the world’s largest oilfield services company, Schlumberger, to his tenure in Kuwait with Cisco Systems, Mohammad brings a unique global perspective to Middle Eastern organizations looking to implement best practice in their project workflows.</p>
<p>Lynelle Cameron is president and CEO of the Autodesk Foundation and vice president of Sustainability at Autodesk. She established both to invest in and support people who are designing solutions to today's most pressing social and environmental challenges. Under Cameron’s leadership, Autodesk created the Sustainability Workshop, an online learning platform for sustainable design that has reached over 2 million students and professionals worldwide, and launched two software donation programs: the Technology Impact program for nonprofit organizations and the Entrepreneur Impact program for early-stage clean-tech and social-impact companies around the world. Cameron has also led the company in setting ambitious science-based greenhouse-gas-reduction targets, committing to 100 percent renewable energy and integrated reporting. Since Cameron joined nine years ago, Autodesk has received numerous awards for sustainability leadership and innovation. A published author and regular speaker, Cameron has degrees from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, and Middlebury College.</p>
<p>Uwe Wassermann has been working at Autodesk since 2007 in various strategic positions, currently Director AEC for Business Development worldwide. Integrating the BSM structure of Autodesk, Uwe Wassermann works with a group of highly experienced globally distributed professionals, who are responsible to accelerate and transform the AEC business worldwide. Prior to joining Autodesk, Uwe Wassermann worked at Nemetschek AG in various positions, including five years as COO, Chief Operating/Affiliates Officer and Member of the Board. Mr. Wassermann holds a diploma degree Structural/Civil Engineering from University for Applied Sciences in Munich. After starting his career in the area of structural engineering, he decided in 1988, to move into the software industry for AEC. In addition Uwe Wassermann is active in various associations and member of the Advisory Board of buildingSMART chapter D.</p>
Ayman Al Mousawi
<p>Ayman Al-Mousawi is the director of the design department in the construction projects administration at the Ministry of Public Works of Kuwait. He is a structural engineer graduated from the faculty of engineering in Kuwait’s University in 1997, ever since he has worked in MPW as a structural engineer where he participated in designing many governmental projects. In 2003 he was assigned to be the head of Architectural Section in the design department where he was responsible for the Architectural, Structural and Interior design departments. In 2008 Ayman became the director of the Design Department with responsibility of all the design aspects of governmental projects such as designing governmental entities’ headquarters, court house buildings, neighborhood centers, etc. with direct supervision of almost 120 engineers in various engineering fields. Ayman is a visionary, driving the Kuwaiti construction market toward BIM transition to enhance its capability and productivity.<br> Ayman Al-Mousawi is a frequent speaker in many International and local conferences regarding Building Information Modeling (BIM), Green Buildings and Documentary Circulation for governmental projects. He is a member in many official committees such as the Kuwait National Building Codes Committee, MPW Strategic Planning Committee, and Model C Components Committee.</p>
<p>Mohamed Hussein is a senior industry consultant. For more than fifteen years, he was instrumental in promoting BIM adoption and leading technology trends in governmental agencies, leading consultants and contractors. He also directed the implementation of BIM at a number of iconic and mega construction projects in the region. He is a frequent speaker and is active with academic institutes researching and promoting the use of BIM and disruptive technologies in the construction industry. Mohamed Hussein is currently the founder and Managing Director of Virtual Projects, a company specialized in BIM Management, Technology Consultancy and Software Development.</p>
<p>Andrea is a Chartered Engineer holding an MBA from IMD and a Master of Science in High Performance structures from MIT. He joined BuroHappold in 2004 and worked in our New York, London and UAE/KSA offices where he developed a global and solution-centered approach to projects and problems. After leading our structural team in the Region and our office in Abu Dhabi, Andrea is now responsible for the operations of the entire Middle East area and follows clients and projects across the gulf regions. Andrea has played leading roles in large scale engineering, planning and consulting projects across the Middle East delivering integrated solutions to complex multi-level problems for both private and public clients. Andrea is now focusing on transformational projects that, through their innovation, technological, cultural or social contributions, drive real change and progress in the Middle East.</p>