Antonio Burgueño

CSR & Innovation Director, FCC Construcción

Moderator Session 3: Effects on the Construction Industry

Antonio Burgueño Muñoz is a Civil Engineer with a specialisation on Environmental System Management and Geographic Information Systems. He is currently Quality and CSR Director at FCC Construcción, responsible for the departments of Quality, Environment, Information and Documentation, Technical Planning, Audits, R&D and Corporate Social Responsibility. Mr. Burgueño Muñoz is chairman of various international Working Groups on “Sustainability of Construction and Civil Engineering Works.

Lars M. Carlsen

EIC Board Member and Deputy CEO, Aarsleff

Panellist Session 3: Effects on the Construction Industry

Lars M Carlsen is the Deputy CEO of Per Aarsleff A/S and member of the Management Board. He is member of the Board of the Danish Contractors Association Dansk Byggeri and European International Contractors EIC as well as of the Steering Committee of FIEC. Mr. Carlsen has led the Aarsleff team on significant infrastructure projects, such as the Øresund Link and the Malmø City Tunnel and is part of the Management Board for the upcoming Femern Belt Tunnel.

Victor de Ávila

Chief Officer Strategy&Corporate Development, Sacyr

Panellist Session 2: New Market Players

Victor de Ávila is Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer at Sacyr. He has experience in the Chemical & Mining sectors, in the Strategy Management Consulting business, in Energy, Utilities and Manufacturing and has developed a number of projects across Spain, Africa and Latin America in the Waste Management and W2E field. Mr. de Ávila holds a BSc. degree in Chemical Engineering (Monterrey Inst. of Tech.) and postgraduate studies MSc. in Industrial Systems Engineering (Ecole de Mines) as well as in Management (Harvard).

Menno de Jonge

Director Digital Construction, BAM

Speaker Session 3: Effects on the Construction Industry

Menno de Jonge is the Director Digital Construction at Royal BAM Group. He holds a BA in Civil engineering and a MA degree in Building engineering. Mr. De Jonge’s career has focused on the interface of IT and Construction, he is an expert on Digital Transformation in the construction industry. He is active as Vice President of ENCORD and as Chairman of the Board of buildingSMART Benelux.

Alfred Escala

Vice President Cognitive & Industry Solutions, IBM SPGI


Alfred Escala is Vice President Cognitive & Industry Solutions at IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel (SPGI). He has lead key business areas in both consulting and sales organisation. Mr. Escala holds an MBA by Esade Business School, a degree in Finance by the Institut d’Estudis Financiers and he is certified in Production & Inventory Management by APICS. He also holds a degree in Philosophy by the University of Barcelona.

Etienne Gaudin

Director of Development and Mobility, Colas

Panellist Session 1: Mobility

Etienne Gaudin is Director of Development and Mobility at Colas. His team is responsible for launching new activities and currently incubating three such activities: Wattway, Flowell and Mobility by Colas. Mr. Gaudin holds a PhD from Paris VII University. He previously led the research team “e-lab” and worked as Corporate Innovation Director, both for Bouygues.

Costanzo Graffi

Highways Sector Lead for EMEA, AECOM

Panellist Session 3: Effects on the Construction Industry

Costanzo Graffi is leading the Highways sector in EMEA at AECOM, one of the leading service providers in infrastructures consultancy. He is a Civil Engineer with a technical background in Pavement Engineering and Asset Management, and has many years’ experience in International Business Development. Mr. Graffi previously had the post of Transport Director for Continental Europe at AECOM.

Richard Laudy

Head of Infrastructure, Pinsent Masons


Richard Laudy is a recognised leader in the global construction and engineering sector. He is Global Head of Infrastructure at Pinsent Masons and leads the firm's global infrastructure strategy. Mr. Laudy is a dispute resolution lawyer but specialises in advisory work and procurement strategies and works closely with leading international construction businesses. He lectures widely on issues affecting construction and engineering and runs interactive workshops which assist with risk management issues.

Inês Oliveira Ribeiro

Head of TrenLab & Gran Vía Open Future, Telefónica

Panellist Session 2: New Market Players

Inés Oliveira Ribeiro is the head of TrenLab, the global acceleration program of Renfe with Wayra and leads the incubator of Telefonica Open Future Gran Vía. She holds a degree in Economics and an MA in Management (both from NOVA, Lisbon) and has founded a junior company at her alma mater named "Nova Junior Consulting".

José Antonio Ondiviela

Director Western Europe Government/Smart Cities, Microsoft

Panellist Session 2: New Market Players

Director Western Europe Government/Smart Cities, José Antonio Ondiviela is the Microsoft Western Europe Public Sector Industry Solutions Executive for Government/SMARTCITIES. He holds experience in field sales, sales strategy, partners management, operations and marketing. Mr. Ondiviela is currentlx writing a Doctoral PhD Thesis at Universidad Francisco Vitoria with the title “Beyond SmartCities 2.0: How to create an Attractive City for Talented Citizens”. He holds MA degrees in Enterprise&Institutional Communication Management and Financial Business.

Telmo Pérez Luaces

Chief Innovation & New Business Officer, ACCIONA

Moderator Session 2: New Market Players

Telmo Pérez Luaces is Chief Innovation & New Business Officer at ACCIONA. He isresponsible for the company's technological and digital strategy amongst other fields and has launched the open innovation and acceleration program named I'MNOVATION. Mr. Perez Luaces has participated in the acquisition of a variety of Internet and telecommunications companies as well as in startup-related investments. He is a member of the Board at Encomenda Smart Capital.

Catherine Philips

Intelligent Automation Manager, Heathrow

Panellist Session 1: Mobility

Catherine Philips is Intelligent Automation Manager at Heathrow. Her experience includes the development of the thought leadership report Brave New World on how to ensure an inclusive digital revolution and working with global companies to understand the impact of transformative technology on business. Ms. Philips has shaped and run the Digital Innovation Award and produced The Lens podcast on the role of responsible business and leadership in a digital age.

David Pistoni

CEO, Zeleros

Panellist Session 2: New Market Players

David Pistoni is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Zeleros, a key European player in the hyperloop development, already considered as "the fifth means of transportation". Based on a collaborative approach, its focus on vehicle optimization allows to reduce infrastructure costs and to operate at safer pressures for passengers. Mr. Pistoni holds a Msc. Degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering with specialisation in management from Technical University of Valencia and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

María José Rallo del Olmo

General Secretary of Transport, Spanish Ministry of Civil Works and Transport


María José Rallo del Olmo is the General Secretary of Transport appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Civil Works and Transport. She holds Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid and in Public Policy Management from Carlos III University, as well as a Degree in Economics from UNED University. Ms. Rallo del Olmo has carried out all of her professional career at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

Jaime Rodríguez de Santiago

General Manager Iberia & Germany, BlablaCar

Panellist Session 1: Mobility

Jaime Rodríguez de Santiago is General Manager for Spain, Portugal and Germany at BlaBlaCar, the leading European carpooling community. He holds a Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Polytechnical Engineering University of Madrid. Prior to joining BlaBlaCar as Marketing Manager for the Spanish Market in 2013, Mr. Rodríguez de Santiago built his own online media company (6cero), worked at a Big Data startup and researched new ways of applying technology to education at the university.

Miguel Segarra

Head of RDI, Dragados

Workshop Moderation

Dr. Miguel Segarra is the Head of R&D and Innovation at DRAGADOS. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Madrid, where he has also lectured at master programs. Dr. Segarra is vice president of the European Construction Technology Platform, member of the Council of the European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development (ENCORD) and of the Board of Trustees of the Spanish Construction Technology Platform (PTEC) among other appointments.

Flavio Tejada

Cities Business Leader, Arup


Flavio Tejada is the Director of the Master in Real Estate Development (MRED) at ie university and Associate Director at Arup, where he is chairing of our European cities Task Force. Specialized in urban regeneration and retrofit development, with the application of the latest innovations in technology and social participation, Mr. Tejada led some strategic urban interventions such as Santander Waterfront Development and received the 2018 Albert Serratosa Award. He holds a Master in Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Cantabria.

Laura Tordera

Head of R&D, Ferrovial Agroman

Moderator Session 1: Mobility

Laura Tordera is Head of Research & Development at Ferrovial Agroman where she previously worked as Project Manager. She holds a MSc Degree as Civil Engineer from Madrid Polytechnic University with a specialisation on Energy and Hydraulics. Ms. Tordera currently holds the post of Secretary General of the European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development (ENCORD) and she is an Associate Professor at the Master in Civil Engineering of the European University.

Ovidio Turrado

Partner Responsible for Infrastructure Sector in ES, KPMG

Panellist Session 3: Effects on the Construction Industry

Ovidio Turrado is Partner of the Deal Advisory department and Head of Infrastructure in Spain at KPMG. He is Industrial Engineer and holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School. Mr. Turrado has extensive experience in the infrastructure sector having managed numerous international projects, including advisory on the financing and refinancing of corporate debt and PPP projects, and assessment in the design and implementation of transformation strategies for infrastructure companies.

Manel Villalante

General Manager of Development & Strategy, Renfe

Panellist Session 1: Mobility

Manel Villalante is an Industrial Engineer and holds the position of Chief Strategy & Development Officer at Renfe Operadora. His work experience includes posts as Mobility and Transport Infrastructures Director at Barcelona Regional and as General Director of Inland Transport at the Ministry of Development of Spain. Mr. Villalante has been a board member with various companies in the public transportation sector. He manages the postgraduate program “Smart Mobility: Intelligent Systems of Transport” at Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya.

Erich Alexander Voigt

Quantum Global Solutions


Alexander Voigt is a founding partner at Construction Dynamics Solutions. He holds a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Madrid and an MBA from MIT/Sloan, and is one of the world’s leading specialists in applying System Dynamics to analyse disruption and delay in construction. Mr Voigt has led teams preparing over a dozen major claim analyses, involving some of the world’s most complex construction projects. He has also taught graduate courses in System Dynamics, project management, professional development programmes.

Uwe Wassermann

Director, Business Development AEC, Autodesk

Speaker Session 2: New Market Players

Uwe Wassermann is Director AEC for Business Development worldwide at Autodesk. His team is responsible to accelerate and transform the AEC business worldwide. Mr. Wassermann holds a diploma degree Structural/Civil Engineering from University for Applied Sciences in Munich. After starting his career in the area of structural engineering, he decided to move into the software industry. He is active in various associations and member of the Advisory Board of buildingSMART.

Mateo Zimmermann

Investment Manager, CEMEX Ventures

Panellist Session 2: New Market Players

Mateo Zimmermann is an Investment Manager at CEMEX Ventures and responsible for investing in startups in the Construction technology sector as well as for managing new ventures that are incubated by CEMEX. He has experience as management consultant and project leader working with companies in a digital environment. Mr. Zimmermann holds MA degrees in Industrial Engineering (TU Berlin) and Management as well as Management (ESCP Europe, Paris).