Start your Autodesk University week off right! For the first time ever at Autodesk University, we’ll have our own construction mainstage (well, a baby one). And the all-star lineup just keeps getting better. Hosted by Stacy Scopano, this 90-minute session will offer a fresh look at the issues dominating construction, and the future trends that will transform the industry, including Building Information Modeling (BIM), lean construction, collaboration, mobility, and more. Additionally, hear directly from your peers as they highlight the ways they have made their Autodesk Solutions work best for them. Finally, start the week pointed in the right direction with a quick overview of key construction-related events, classes, and ad-hoc sessions to help you get the most out of this year’s AU. Speakers include: Jim Lynch, Vice President of the AEC product group; Ryan Colker, Presidential Advisor at the National Institute of Building Sciences; Andrew Pryke, Managing Director of BAM Design; Brian Mullins, CEO, DAQRI; Joe Barr, CEO, Hansen Yuncken; and Nicolas Fonta, Product Manager, Design Animation Solutions Group.
- Gain a comprehensive overview of what’s trending in the construction industry now and in the future
- Gain applicable insights and VDC best practices to adopt in your building construction projects
- Learn how to get the most out of your time at Autodesk University with a look at key construction events, classes, and ad-hoc sessions
There will be multiple speakers—both customers and Autodesk, Inc., employees.
As vice president and general manager of Autodesk’s Construction Business Unit, Jim Lynch leads Autodesk’s efforts to create and deliver products and services that accelerate the construction industry’s transformation from analog-based processes to digital workflows. Jim manages all aspects of business operations within the Construction Business Unit, including product design and development, marketing, sales, and customer success. Jim and his team are focused on delivering innovative, cloud-based solutions to help the global construction industry reduce risk and increase margins using Autodesk construction products. Previously, Jim served as the company’s vice president of the Construction Product Group. In his 20+ year tenure at Autodesk, Jim has held a number of key leadership roles in AEC product development, product management, and marketing efforts. He was a key contributor in scaling Revit into one of Autodesk’s flagship products and establishing BIM as an industry standard. As a 30-year veteran of the CAD industry, Jim has served in a variety of senior management roles in the AEC, manufacturing, and electronic design automation industries. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Fitchburg State College.
Stacy Scopano is the Sr. industry Strategy Manager for Building Construction at Autodesk, Inc. He is responsible for collaborating with the global construction community to identify, develop, and deliver innovative digital workflows. He studied Civil Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of South Florida. In industry he has worked in many roles from detailer, designer, project manager, construction quality manager, and business development.Over the past 12 years, Stacy’s career has been associated with various technology providers, specifically developing the role of Building Information Modeling (BIM) throughout the project lifecycle. He has had the opportunity to support a variety of education & research initiatives, as well as, industry association efforts focused on the advancement of BIM.