External Advisory Board

BIMprove’s External Advisory Board (EAB) comprises experts with extensive experience and know-how who bring great value to this project by providing advice and consultation, making sure that all project’s objectives and outcomes are in line with recent scientific advancements and industrial needs.

Ray Walshe

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Asst. ProfessorEmerging Technology StandardizationADAPT SFI Research Centre for Global Digital ContentDublin City UniversityExecutive DirectorData Science Foundation International

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Ray is Senior Researcher and Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing in Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. He began his career in industry as a software engineer, software consultant and project manager with LM Ericsson, Software and Systems Engineering Limited and Siemens. Joining the lecturing staff in the School of Computing DCU in 1995 he delivers AI, IoT and Data Governance modules on Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD Programmes and is Chair of the Graduate Diploma in Web Technologies degree. Ray is Chair of Big Data Value Association Standards Task Force, Chair of Network Development @ Gender Responsive Standards at the United Nations Economic Committee for Europe, Chair of the External Advisory Board of Horizon 2020 Project StandICT.eu, Research Partner in StandICT2023.eu and Co-Lead on ELITE-S Fellowship Programme for Emerging Technologies Standardization . Ray has been a Digital Leader with World Economic Forum since 2016 and was appointed to the IEEE European Public Policy Committee on ICT in 2019 and is currently the AI WG Lead for IEEE EPPC. Ray was also appointed in 2020 to the OECD Network of Experts (ONE AI).

Antonius Johannes Schröder

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Member of Management BoardSocial Research Centre (sfs)at TU Dortmund University

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Antonius Schröder is senior researcher and member of management board of sfs (Social Research Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences at the TU University Dortmund), responsible for international research. His focus is on Social Innovation (esp. combining technological and social innovation) and Vocational Education and Training. He has worked in and managed more than 30 European projects, recently co-ordinating two large scale EU Erasmus+ funded sectoral European Skills Alliances (ESSA and SPIRE-SAIS). He is Chairman of the Focus Group People within the European Steel Technology Platform ESTEP, the chair of the Task Force Non-technological and Social Innovation within Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) and Chair of the senate of the German Professional Association of Social Scientists (BDS). Beneath publishing more than 80 books or articles, he is editorial member of the Atlas of Social Innovation.

Hans-Rudolf Helfer

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Innovation Manager

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Hans-Rudolf Helfer, diplomed 1981 as Bsc in electrical engineering at theUniversity of Applied Sciences in Bern (BFH), Switzerland.With over 30 years of experience in developing and industrialisation of customized products in the manufacturing industry especially in automation and design of assembly systems he feels well leading interdisciplinary teams in a multicultural environment.As Chief R&D and member of the board in globally operating companies he managed several complex projects and take part in the frame work programmes of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION since FP5. (FP5: ASSEMBLY NET, FP6: EUPASS, FP7: PRIME).From February 2010 till his retirement end of 2018, Hans-Rudolf Helfer acts as Project Manager and Innovation & Technology Consultant at the IMS (Institute for mechatronic Systems) at the Zurich University of Applied Science responsible for consulting and supporting industry applying for national and international funded projects.He is also member of the HLG (High Level Group) in the ETP (European Technology Platform) ManuFuture-EU, the EFFRA (European Factory of the Future Research Association) responsible for the Multi Annual Roadmap for the PPP Factory of the Future and member of the PPP EU-Robotics Aisbl.Hans-Rudolf Helfer chaired the Umbrella PRO-FACTORY-PLUS, a EUREKA initiative from 2011 to 2013.Hans-Rudolf Helfer is member on several proposal evaluation panels on national (VINNOVA Sweden, FFG Austria) and international (SWII, HORIZON 2020) level.

Thomas Glaettli

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Managing Director

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Thomas Glaettli has a strong background in the building technology sector and worked for international companies in leading product management positions. In addition to multinational project execution and data lifecycle management, digitalization has always been a key focus in his assignments. He holds a BSc degree in engineering as well as an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Furthermore he attended an IPD program at Stanford University in California, USA. In 2017, he was appointed Managing Director of Bauen digital Schweiz / building-SMART Switzerland. As a consultant to the AEC industry, he continuously drives and fosters the digital transformation. On his initiative the Use Case Management, a service of buildingSMART International, was established. He signs responsible for the worldwide roll-out and further development of the platform. Knowledge transfer and consulting activities are of great concern to him. As a is guest lecturer, he teaches at several technical colleges and advises numerous initiatives in the construction industry.

Dr Duncan W. Maxwell

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Research Fellow and Deputy Director

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Duncan is a Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Monash University’s Future Building Initiative. His PhD focused on how design-value can be achieved by industrialised house building companies' product platforms, how these platforms are evolving towards industry-wide platforms, and what impact the principles of platform ecosystem business models might have on construction. Further research interests consider building product and process innovation, design-thinking as a strategic business activity, the development and use of digital building technology platforms, construction prototyping, and supply chain/logistics improvement. Duncan has broad research experience working with industry partners on the industrialisation and digitalisation of building. Projects are applied in nature, forming industry-academy collaborations from research consultancies and State Government funded commercialisation grants, to ARC Linkage, CRC-Project, and involvement in a recently established CRC.