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.

Project Frog Launches KitConnect, a Design Management System for AEC modular construction

Project Frog Launches KitConnect, a Design Management System for AEC

Project Frog, the pioneer of industrialized construction, announces the launch of KitConnect. KitConnect is a SaaS Design Management Solution (DMS) for the AECO industry that enables building productization workflows in BIM. KitConnect offers a framework for repeatability, consistency, and scalability of building designs.  KitConnect was born out of innovation from Project Frog, an Industrialized Construction pioneer […]

Meet Per-Erik Åstrand, Business Development Executive at SoftwareONE Per-Erik ÅstrandWDBE

Meet Per-Erik Åstrand, Business Development Executive at SoftwareONE

I had the pleasure of talking with Per-Erik Åstrand, Business Development Executive at SoftwareONE. We discussed construction sector digitalization and how to succeed in it. Per-Erik is a keynote speaker at WDBE in September. Per-Erik has a background in the AEC industry, like many construction digitalization specialists. He has a master’s degree in civil engineering, […]

Meet Achim Menges, Architect, Professor, and Innovator Meet Achim Menges

Meet Achim Menges, Architect, Professor, and Innovator

Achim Menges is a world-renowned innovator in the field of new architectural expression and digital fabrication and a keynote speaker at WDBE in 2022. He shared his views on architecture and construction in an interview with Aarni Heiskanen. Achim is a registered architect in Frankfurt, Germany, and a professor at the University of Stuttgart, where […]

Talking Geospatial Innovation with Shehzan Mohammed WDBE Talks Shehzan Mohammed

Talking Geospatial Innovation with Shehzan Mohammed

Shehzan Mohammed is Director of 3D Engineering and Ecosystems at Cesium. In this WDBE Talks podcast interview, he discusses with Aarni Heiskanen the innovations in geospatial technology, game engines, and the value of open standards to the developer community. The discussion topics include: Shehzan’s career path His vision Shehzan’s most significant achievements so far at […]

Meet Reid Senescu, Vice President of Product Management at Doxel WDBE Reid Senescu of Doxel

Meet Reid Senescu, Vice President of Product Management at Doxel

I sat down with Reid Senescu, Vice President of Product Management at Doxel, an AI-powered construction tech company. We discussed his professional life, the use of AI and data in construction, and looked into the future. Reid has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and his work history includes companies like SOM, Arup, […]