Getting Ready for AI: A Panel Discussion with Engineering and Technology Leaders

March 21, 2024
Join us on March 21st for a panel on navigating AI trends shaping our industry's future. Hear insights from industry leaders at Bluebeam, ALLPLAN, and Stantec.

Thursday, March 21, 2024 
Time: 1:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM CT / 10:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM GMT
Duration: 1 hour

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Artificial intelligence is coming for the infrastructure market—likely faster than anyone expects. With it comes a lot of questions about job security, data security, and how to capitalize on this emerging technology while protecting your business interests. In this panel discussion, we’re bringing together leaders from both consulting engineering firms and software vendors to explore your most pressing questions about AI in infrastructure and learn how we can work together to shape the future of our industry. 

What you’ll learn:

  • How current and future AI trends will impact traditional design practices
  • How to prepare your data architecture to handle AI implementation
  • What data security and compliance considerations must be made when adopting AI
  • How engineers can work with vendors to shape emerging technology


Don Jacob leads technology and innovation initiatives as Chief Innovation Officer for Bluebeam. He is focused on leveraging technology to achieve strategic goals for Bluebeam by bringing new solutions to the industry. Prior to his current role, Don served as the VP of Technology and Innovation for the Build Division at Nemetschek. He was part of the team that started Bluebeam in 2002; and was responsible for the Engineering organization, including Development, Project Management, Quality & DevOps.

Eduardo Lazzarotto serves as the Chief Product & Strategy Officer at ALLPLAN, a key player within the Nemetschek Group. In this role, he oversees the management of the company's product lines, which encompass cutting-edge applications tailored for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.

Terry Walters has 34 years of technology and software experience and 25 years in the transportation industry. He is a technology specialist with a strong background in the design, development, and maintenance of technology solutions for transportation planning and design. Terry has been responsible for design and plans production tasks on dozens of roadways and bridge improvement projects nationwide. He has been involved in the design of a range of roadway facilities, from major expressways and large urban thoroughfares to smaller residential access roads, under traditional and alternative (design–build) delivery structures.

Jalpesh is a highly qualified and experienced civil engineer, holding a master's degree in the field. With over nine years of industry experience, he has worked on a diverse range of infrastructure projects, specializing in the design and analysis of bridges and their supporting structures. He is responsible for advocating Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Allplan software to the transportation construction community, ensuring that customers are well-equipped and successful in their transition to implementing BIM/Digital Delivery into their workflows.

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