Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, a Finnish construction innovation agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in CAD, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. He runs AE Partners, a tech communication company. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.

Solving the Big Challenges in Construction with Reid Senescu Reid Senescu WDBE Talks

Solving the Big Challenges in Construction with Reid Senescu

Reid Senescu, Vice President of Product Management at Doxel, is Aarni Heiskanen’s guest on the WDBE Talks podcast. They discuss digitalization, the use of data, and situational awareness in construction. The interview covers these topics: What has inspired Reid most during his career Why Ben chose to join Doxel What kind of digitalization would give the […]

Meet Ben Guy, CEO of Urban Circus Ben Guy

Meet Ben Guy, CEO of Urban Circus

The evolution of digital 3D visualization is allowing everyone to experience and participate in urban planning in unprecedented ways. That’s the topic of Aarni Heiskanen’s interview with Dr. Ben Guy, head of Urban Circus and a keynote speaker at the WDBE. ”Communication is everything,” argues Ben. “Communication happens every day, and it can make or […]

Meet Damon Hernandez, Founder of the AEC Hackathon Damon Hernandez

Meet Damon Hernandez, Founder of the AEC Hackathon

I sat down with Damon Hernandez in Helsinki at Urban3, the home base of the Finnish digital built environment ecosystem. We discussed the AEC Hackathon and Damon’s passion for connecting the digital and physical worlds. I initially met Damon Hernandez in November 2015 at the first AEC Hackathon in Finland. The hackathon followed the trademark […]

Meet Niknaz Aftahi, the CEO and co-founder of aec+tech Niknaz Aftahi WDBE

Meet Niknaz Aftahi, the CEO and co-founder of aec+tech

Aarni Heiskanen recently chatted with Niknaz Aftahi, a keynote speaker at the WDBE 2022 conference. She touched on her path to becoming a construction technology advocate, her Big Why, the reason she started her own company, and so much more. Niknaz went against all odds to become an architect. For context, she received her Bachelor […]