Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

Must See - Autodesk at the UC

The Esri User Conference is the most anticipated event for the global GIS community – it promises to be a unique conference for professionals to explore advancements in geospatial technology and its integration with architecture, engineering, and construction workflows. It fosters collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation, enabling industry experts to drive efficiency and resilience in their projects. I am thrilled to share the many activities that Autodesk is involved in at this year’s Esri User Conference.

Autodesk’s extensive participation showcases their leadership and innovation reflecting their commitment to driving advancements and encouraging collaboration amongst the GIS community. From hosting key sessions and delivering impactful keynote addresses to sponsoring engaging social events, Autodesk is set to make a significant impact.

Their Gold sponsorship at the Esri User Conference underscores Autodesk’s dedication to advancing GIS technology, forging strategic partnerships with Esri, and driving innovation amongst public sector organizations and the AEC firms that support them. The integrations improve the way we plan, design, build and operate our roads & highways, rail, water utilities, urban plans, environment, and beyond.

Autodesk’s presence includes their CEO, Andrew Anagnost, who will be spending exclusive time with our very own President, Jack Dangermond, at press and analyst briefings and with customers. Executive Vice President, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Solutions, Amy Bunszel, will also be in attendance to share valuable insights about the partnership and product developments with the media, with other Esri executives and key customers. With numerous presentations highlighting the integration of their design applications with Esri’s GIS solutions, attendees will have many opportunities to learn about the latest tools and techniques that enhance project efficiency.

Autodesk will be supporting exclusive, invitation-only events, curated to gather key stakeholders and thought leaders, exploring integrations, industry trends, and innovative solutions that shape the future of various sectors, including architecture, engineering, and construction.

Overall, Autodesk’s participation not only emphasizes their role as a key player in the industry but also promises a wealth of knowledge-sharing and collaborative opportunities for all attendees. Here’s what you can look forward to at this year’s event:

Showcasing BIM and CAD with GIS

Autodesk will be featured in several presentations that highlight the integration of their BIM and CAD capabilities with ArcGIS.

These sessions include:

These presentations will demonstrate how the synergy between Autodesk and Esri technologies can drive efficiency and innovation in various sectors, from infrastructure to water utilities.  Use this link for a shortcut to the BIM and CAD sessions at the UC.

Executive Presence

Autodesk is making a strong executive showing at the conference. I’m excited to announce that Andrew Anagnost, the CEO of Autodesk, will be attending, along with Amy Bunszel, Executive Vice President, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Solutions. Additionally, David Totman, Autodesk’s Director of Infrastructure Industry Strategy, will be present. This highlights Autodesk’s commitment to engaging with key stakeholders and thought leaders in the GIS community.

Sponsoring the AEC Social

For the third consecutive year, Autodesk is sponsoring the AEC Social at Esri’s User Conference. This event is more than just a networking opportunity; it’s a chance for AEC GIS professionals to reconnect in a vibrant and engaging atmosphere. Set against a backdrop of stunning views, attendees can enjoy delicious food while discussing new projects and exploring the latest developments in GIS technology. The AEC Social promises to be a highlight of the conference, offering a perfect blend of professional exchange and casual interaction. It’s an excellent opportunity for attendees to share ideas, learn from each other, and have fun in a relaxed setting. Whether you’re catching up with old colleagues or making new connections, this event is designed to foster meaningful conversations and lasting relationships within the industry.

Be sure you add this event to your schedule for Wednesday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT at Hilton San Diego Bayfront’s Promenade Plaza.

Synergy and Collaboration

Autodesk’s extensive participation in the Esri User Conference highlights their commitment to leading innovation in GIS and BIM integration. From executive presence and sponsorship to numerous presentations and networking events, Autodesk is set to make a significant impact. This engagement not only underscores Autodesk’s role as a key player in the industry but also provides invaluable opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing among GIS professionals. I am genuinely excited about the synergy and advancements that will emerge from these interactions.

More information about the Esri and Autodesk partnership can be found here.

About the author

Marc Goldman is the Director of AEC Industry at Esri. He works with a global team to define and deliver the strategy for Esri’s solutions serving architecture, engineering, and construction. He is a leading expert in BIM, GIS, Digital Twins, and their impact on the industry. Marc began his career in the first days of CAD, he led some of the earliest BIM efforts, and he has contributed nearly thirty years defining, developing, and delivering services and technologies for design, engineering, manufacturing, and construction. He works with an international network of AEC executives creating joint ventures, partnerships, and customer relationships. He is the Vice Chair of the NIBS Digital Twin Integration Subcommittee, the co-Chair of the Digital Twin Consortium AECO group, and supports buildingSMART International on the Steering Committee for the Infrastructure Room, the OGC+bSI Working Group, and the Digital Twins Working group. Marc studied Architecture and Engineering at Tulane University. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Lynne a veterinarian, and way too many animals.


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