Speakers Bio & Abstract

LEIF GRANHOLM BIM Ambassador | Senior Vice President
Trimble Solutions

Leif has been involved with the development of BIM related software since 1979, when he joined Tekla as Programmer, then IT Manager, Sales Representative, Senior Consultant, Technology Director and Director for both Public Infra and Energy/Utilities Business Areas.

He has also worked as Managing Director for the Swedish Subsidiary and been responsible for Tekla's construction industry business in the Nordic and the Baltic countries. Leif also participates in the planning of Tekla's BIM strategy, implementation and support. He is Trimble's strategic level representative in BuildingSMART and also serves as Trimble corp:s representative in OGC and ISO. Leif's current task as BIM Ambassador is to promote and advocate the use of open standards both within Trimble and in the general market and participate in developing them.

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As we are moving towards higher systems integration and exchange of machine readable data, standards for data are becoming more and more relevant. I will give an overview of the standards landscape in built environment, organizations developing them, which standards already exist, how they are related and where standards development is heading.