9 Aug 2019

Attending Forge DevCon Darmstadt? Meet the keynote speakers!

Forge DevCon in Darmstadt keynote speakers have been announced.

We're excited to announce our keynote speakers for Forge DevCon in Darmstadt, Germany!

Forge DevCon takes place on October 14, which is the Monday before AU Germany (October 15-16). Registration is open for both Forge DevCon and AU Germany. Please note that Forge DevCon is in English, while AU Germany is in German.

Meet the speakers

Frode Tørresdal, Head of Development, Norconsult

Frode Tørresdal, Head of Development at Norconsult

Frode Tørresdal is head of development of the BIM and Structural Engineering department of Norconsult Informasjonssystemer. He has been a developer on various BIM and CAD platforms since he joined the company in 1999. In the last few years Frode has worked a lot with the Forge platform and has also spent some time investigating augmented and virtual reality.


Chris Acheson, CEO and Founder, CADshare

Chris Acheson, CEO and Founder at CADshare

Chris Acheson is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of experience working with both OEMs and plant operators. He is passionate about using digital transformation to allow manufacturers to not just do things better, but to do better things. Chris started CADshare in 2014 and devotes his energy to ensure manufacturers can gain real value from the introduction of new technologies. Focused entirely on the Aftermarket, Chris’ mission is to make identification and ordering of spare partsthe cornerstone for any good Aftermarket businessseamless.


Susanna Holt, VP Forge Platform, Autodesk

Susanna Holt

As vice president of Forge at Autodesk, Susanna Holt drives the strategy and development of Autodesk's design-to-make platform - an ecosystem of building blocks and web services for software developers. She leads a team of nearly 700 software engineers and professionals in this endeavor.

A veteran of the software industry for more than 20 years, Susanna was most recently the senior director of the Autodesk Forge Software Engineering team. Prior to that she served as a software development manager and senior software developer in Autodesk's Cambridge office in the United Kingdom. With deep technical expertise in graphics and solid modeling, Susanna contributed to the solid modeling kernel used by AutoCAD, Inventor, and other Autodesk software products. Prior to Autodesk, Susanna was a software developer at D-Cubed where she consulted for Spatial, Inc. (acquired by Dassault Systèmes and where she contributed to the team building a geometric solid modeler.

Susanna received her doctoral degree in mathematics from Heriot-Watt University and her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Susanna taught mathematics at the Open University and is a Women's Masters and Mixed Masters rowing champion.


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