Organizers reserve the right for changes without notice. Program will be in English.


Friday to Sunday 7..9 September

AEC Hackathon



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Monday 10 September

Venue: the brand new Amos Rex!
Address: Mannerheimintie 22-24


17-21  WDBE Get Together
Food, drinks, great company + your first chance to register
Come early - from 17 to 18 you have a chance to visit the phenomenal new museum!


WDBE 2018 Tuesday & Wednesday at a glance

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Tuesday 11 September
WDBE 2018

Venue: Finlandia Hall


08.00  Registration and Coffee

08.45  WDBE 2018 Grand Opening

09.00  Keynote: Wake Up Call
Kimmo Tiilikainen
Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing, Finland


09.20  Keynote
Marius Macku
European Mobility Policy and Government Relations Lead, Uber


09.40  Keynote
Brett Young
CEO & Founder of BuildingSP, USA

10.00  Break

10.15  Parallel Sessions

A1. Country Reports
A2. Digital Planning & Design
A3. Digital Platforms (1)

11.45  Lunch, Exhibition, Networking

12.45  Parallel Sessions and Workshop

B1. Urban Development in the Digital Era
B2. Digital Construction
B3. Virtual and Augmented Reality (1)
W1. Boosting the Hub Network

14.15  Coffee, Exhibition, Networking

15.00  Parallel Sessions and Workshop

C1. City Models & Open Data
C2. Smart Buildings
C3. AI & Blockchain
W2. What is the next big thing?- Co-creating systemic change and innovation

17.00  Break

18.00  City Reception
Courtesy of City of Helsinki
City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13
To enter, please note that you need a printed invitation - provided to you when registering.


Wednesday 12 September
WDBE 2018

Venue: Finlandia Hall


08.30  Registration and Coffee

09.00  Keynote
Forest Flager
Systems Engineering and Optimization, Katerra, USA


09.30  Keynote
Jussi Aho
CEO, Fira Ltd., Finland


10.00  Keynote
Kjetil Tonning
Area Manager Heavy Construction, Veidekke Entreprenør AS  
President, European Construction Industry Federation FIEC, Norway 


10.45  Parallel Sessions and Workshop

D1. Public Sector Platforms
D2. Smart Cities
D3. Digital Platforms (2)
W3. Digitalizing and automating the management of service providers and supply chains

12.15  Lunch, Exhibition, Networking

12.40  Parallel Sessions 

E1. Platform Business
E2. User Experience and Learning
E3. Virtual and Augmented Reality (2)
W4. Platform Economy (tbc)

14.30  Bubbles! 

15.00  Main Session: From Disruption to Transformation
Venue: Main Hall

Petri Suutarinen
Chair, KIRA-Foorumi 
Head of Real Estate, Keva

Lene Espersen
Managing Director, Danish Association of Architectural Firms, Denmark

Paul Doherty
President & CEO, The Digit Group Inc., USA

Andrew Watts
CEO, Newtecnic, UK

Torben Klitgaard
Director, BLOXHUB, Denmark

Jan Gustafsson
EVP Strategy & Development, YIT Plc., Finland


17.15  Buffet, Cocktails, Networking


Thursday 13 September 2018

Site visits (tba)
Focus Discussions (tba)