Keynotes

Jaan Saar

Chief Evangelist at Future Insight Group

Keynote talk: “Automating Building Permitting – the “Killer App” for BIM”

Jaan Saar, based in Tallinn, Harju County, EE, is currently a Chief Evangelist at Future Insight Group, bringing experience from previous roles at EU BIM Task Group and buildingSMART International. Jaan Saar holds a 2000 – 2004 Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA at Estonian Business School. With a robust skill set that includes Team Leadership, Business Strategy, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, Change Management and more, Jaan Saar contributes valuable insights to the industry. Jaan Saar has 5 emails on RocketReach.

Patrick Wirz

Strategic Coordinator for Project Information Systems at TenneT TSO GmbH

Keynote talk: “Driving the Energy Change: SuedLink and Other Major Projects”

Patrick Wirz is Strategic Coordinator for Project Information Systems at TenneT TSO GmbH, one of the four transmission system operators in Germany. In the Project Governance department, he is responsible for the strategic development of the project information architecture in the company’s asset chain.
In line with the complexity of his tasks, Patrick Wirz attaches great importance to his multidisciplinary approach. During his professional career, he has already worked in the area of personnel and management development and was responsible for a multinational SAP education project ‘ESEFA – Enterprise Systems Education for Africa’ as project manager.

Istvan Sille

Project Director for Operations in the “SuedLink” project at TenneT TSO GmbH

Keynote talk: “Driving the Energy Change: SuedLink and Other Major Projects”

Istvan Sille is the Project Director for Operations in the “SuedLink” project at TenneT TSO GmbH, one of the four transmission system operators in Germany. With approximately 700 kilometers in length and a transmission capacity of four gigawatts, SuedLink is the largest infrastructure project of the energy transition in Germany.

In addition to SuedLink, Mr. Sille is also involved in other significant direct current initiatives crucial for the expansion and modernization of the German power grid. These new projects play a vital role in enhancing the energy efficiency and reliability of the grid and improving the integration of renewable energies.

Badr Burshaid

President of Global Project Management Forum

Keynote talk: “Saudi Vision 2030 Transforming People, Industry, and Country through Project Management”

Mr. Burshaid is a highly accomplished executive with extensive experience in strategy, programs, and project management. This comprehensive effort was launched as part of the broader Saudi Vision 2030 plan, which seeks to promote economic diversification and social and cultural reforms in the country. He also leads the PMI-KSA Chapter, the PMO Global Alliance Saudi Hub, and is a member of the PMI Global Executive Council. At Saudi Aramco, he directed mega-programs and implemented state-of-the-art project management solutions. His contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, and he is passionate about driving change and growth.

Dirk Gaston Bochar

ENGINEERS EUROPE,  Secretary General

Keynote talk:European Engineers for Construction – Construction of European Engineers

Mr. Bochar acquired 36 years of professional experience in various European “umbrella” Organisations and for a variety of industrial sectors, and hold the position of Secretary General of the “European Engineers Federation” (previously FEANI) since September 2010. 

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