Keynote Speakers

Dr. Katharina Klemt-Albert is director of the of the Department of Construction Management and Digital Solutions at Leibniz University in Hannover. She is also the founder and CEO of GmbH, where she consults building owners and planners on the implementation and realization of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Dr. Klemt-Albert has 14 years of knowledge and experience in different top-management positions at Deutsche Bahn AG in areas of project management and BIM. In her previous position as CTO of an international engineering and consulting company with 1,500 associates she was responsible for the realization of major projects worldwide with focus to Germany, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Singapore and China. Her personal interest is to develop technical innovations and their practical implementation. Presentation

Professor Xiangyu Wang
is a Curtin-Woodside Chair Professor for Oil, Gas & LNG Construction and Project Management; and Curtin Director of Australasian Joint Research Centre for Building Information Modelling (BIM) at the Department of Construction Management in Curtin University, Australia. Professor Wang is currently the College of Experts of ARC (Australian Research Council) and received 2016 nomination for Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE). Prof. Wang is an internationally recognized leading researcher in the field of Construction IT, BIM, Lean, Productivity, Computational Methods for Engineering, Data Analytics, Visualization Technologies, Megaproject Management, and Training, having obtained over USD $ 10 Million research funds and published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has presented over 30 keynote and plenary speeches at international research and industrial conferences on BIM, construction and project management. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Visualization in Engineering which is an international research journal hosted by Springer-Verlag. His work with Woodside Energy Ltd., Shell Ltd., and other 40 industrial partners, win numerous awards and has dozens of global media exposures.