How Road and Highway Infrastructure Firms Rise to the Challenges of Today to Connect the World of Tomorrow

July 9, 2020
July 9, 2020
2 p.m. Eastern | 1 p.m. Central

Global infrastructure investment is expected to fall short by twenty trillion dollars over the next two decades. And in the next thirty years, the world’s population will grow by two billion people. Innovators in Infrastructure view this as opportunity. A challenge to find new ways of doing more with less.  

In this webinar, leaders from Autodesk will discuss the rapidly evolving infrastructure construction landscape. From their unique roles working with the top infrastructure construction firms in the world, they will discuss the trends they see in road and highway construction and what leading firms are doing today to connect the world of tomorrow. 

Learning Objectives:

In this webinar, road and highway construction professionals will learn how to:  

  • Compete for and win public projects during times of economic uncertainty  
  • Evolve safety practices while remaining productive during essential infrastructure construction jobs  
  • Break down barriers between design and construction using cloud collaboration and mobile technology solutions
Dustin DeVan
Vice President of Industry Strategy, Construction, Autodesk

Dustin DeVan is a Construction Industry Strategist and Evangelist at Autodesk Construction Solutions and Co-Founder of BuildingConnected. Founded in 2012, BuildingConnected has built a network of more than 900,000 construction professionals, helping real estate owners and general contractors find and hire qualified contractors for their projects. BuildingConnected joined Autodesk in 2018, adding bid management, risk analysis, and other pre construction solutions to Autodesk’s construction portfolio. 

Prior to founding BuildingConnected, Dustin worked as an engineer, scheduler, estimator, and project manager for 6 years in commercial construction. He has held roles at some of the largest construction companies in the country. Dustin's construction experience includes large-scale, complex projects such as the $80 million medical office building for Kaiser Permanente, the $6 billion Las Vegas City Center, HP's headquarters in Palo Alto, Western Digital’s Class 10 clean room expansion, and a $700 million coal-fired power plant in Texas. Dustin holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of California, Davis, in Mechanical Engineering, and Aeronautical Science and Engineering. 

Theo Agelopoulos
Senior Director, Infrastructure Business Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk

Theo Agelopoulos is a Senior Director at Autodesk, where he leads Autodesk’s infrastructure business line. Theo has 20+ years of software industry leadership experience with extensive knowledge in business and industry strategy, digital go-to-market strategy, enterprises sales and business development. Theo has successfully partnered with leadership teams to launch new products, and business models in the marketplace. He is responsible for developing growth strategies enhancing Autodesk’s long-term competitive position. He oversees industry strategy, industry marketing, product marketing, technical marketing, partnerships and M&A strategy for Autodesk’s infrastructure business. Theo reports directly to the global vice president of AEC business strategy and marketing. 

Prior to joining Autodesk in 2008, Theo served as a business development manager for Intergraph (now Hexagon Systems) where he was responsible for developing new market opportunities in transportation. Additionally, he held various technical and senior sales roles during his 13-year tenure. Theo holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Honors) from Monash University (Melbourne Australia). 

Kevin Halter
Director, West Area Construction Sales, Autodesk

Kevin Halter is the West Area Director for Autodesk Construction Solutions in North America. Kevin joined Autodesk through the acquisition of PlanGrid in 2018, where he was a Regional Vice President of Sales. He has helped lead the merger of Assemble, BuildingConnected, PlanGrid, and BIM360 into the Autodesk Construction Cloud. Prior to PlanGrid and Autodesk, Kevin co founded several startups in the AEC space. He is passionate about building high-performing teams, scaling remote and distributed teams, and bringing to market best-in-class software tools for the AEC industry.