MAGNET 2018 Conference, 9th October in Helsinki

Viasys VDC and DynaRoad teams are now MAGNET. Join us in Helsinki on Tuesday, October 9th to find out why our new MAGNET suite is awesome news for your business!

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Due to the recent acquisition of Viasys VDC by Topcon Positioning Group, both VDC and DynaRoad software products will become a part of a comprehensive MAGNET Software Suite in 2019. This means a greatly enhanced software experience, improved compatibility with Autodesk and Bentley environments and much much more. Book your seat and join us in the heart of Helsinki, in the restaurant Maxine, to discover how project owners, designers and contractors can now create a smooth data flow throughout their infra construction projects.

Details of the event

Venue: Restaurant Maxine, Urho Kekkosen katu 1, 6th floor, 00100 Helsinki – see the map
Date: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Time: From 11:30 am until 8 pm

Programme of the day

11:15 Registration and MAGNET demo area open.

Explore how new MAGNET workflows help you connect the field and the office.

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Opening words
Heikki Halttula, CEO, Viasys VDC Oy
Jason Hallet, Vice President, Global Software Business Development, Topcon Positioning Group

12:50 Utilising 3D laser scanning (LiDAR) for project management
Matthew Freeburn, BIM Business Development manager, Position Partners

13:15 Showcasing the added value of MAGNET
Marcus Bäck, Director, EU Business Development at MAGNET

13:45 BIM and model-based workflows – Focus on positive changes

Join an interactive panel discussion on how BIM has benefited project workflows. Hear expert views on the importance of designer and contractor cooperation, how the role of BIM coordinator/manager could further evolve and what kind of enablers there are for BIM success.

The panelists are:

  • Ville Alajoki, Crown Bridges Project Director, City of Helsinki, Finland
  • Tomas Warnqvist, NCC Infrastructure AS, Norway
  • Liisa Kemppainen, Senior Advisor, Sitowise
  • Jari Pelkonen, Data Model Specialist, YIT

14:30 Networking and refreshments

14:45 – 15:30 Speed Dating with MAGNET

Get to know our product experts and discover the brain work behind the MAGNET Software Suite.

  • Heikki Halttula: A sneak peek to the digitilization goals of European construction businesses
  • Jenna Ikonen & Henry Stenberg: You speak, we listen – Importance of customer feedback for our product development
  • Patrizia Guglielmetto: Benefits of the new MAGNET solution from a UI perspective

15:35 Networking and refreshments

15:50 Benefits of time-location charts in linear project scheduling
Thorsten Jourdan-Balthasar, Planavista, Germany

16:15 News from the East Link project – Introducing a sustainability approach in large scale projects
Patrik Borgkvist, Vice President of Civil Engineering, Sweco, Sweden

16:40 Closing words
Marcus Bäck, Heikki Halttula and Jason Hallett

17:00 – 20:00 After-work American-style buffet with a cocktail show and Southern tunes by the Los Wagabundos

20:00 – 22:00 A relaxing evening swim and sauna at Löyly, one of the Greatest Places 2018 listed by TIME magazine. Remember to take a swimsuit with you!

Conference is free of charge but requires registration before Monday 24th of September.

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Do you need accommodation?

The conference venue is in the very heart of Helsinki conveniently located next to a high-quality hotel Scandic Simonkenttä. Book a room online