Autodesk Workshop

In-person Event | 9th June 2022, 1:00pm (UAE)

The Middle East faces severe water constraints. Home to about 6% of the world’s population, it has just 1% of the world’s freshwater resources. This calls for a need to rapidly develop water, wastewater, and utilities infrastructure to meet demands in the region and effective asset management of vast infrastructure to make it sustainable.

A successful digital strategy starts with data. The first step is to capture projects’ data and store it within a central data management system – this creates a digital thread from capital planning through to workflows, deliverables, and people.

This data can fuel innovation through advanced technologies such as machine learning (ML) and digital twins that continuously track data on everything from chemical dosing through to water pressure, enabling you to optimize processes, as well as predict and avoid potential issues.

Join us at this event where Autodesk experts provide key insights for your digital transformation journey. Learn how smart use of data can improve transparency, collaboration, quality, and compliance across your project teams – and ultimately help to drive innovation, improve sustainability and maximize customer satisfaction.

Join this event to learn

  • How an effective data management strategy can help water utilities operators to optimize the entire built water cycle, drive more sustainable operations and improve the customer experience
  • Improve efficiency in design, construction, and operation of assets
  • Unlock the value of data in operations
  • Set a foundation for digital twin capabilities


1:00 pm

Lunch & networking

2:00 pm

Innovation in the water sector – a catalyst for digital transformation

  • Yves Abou Rjeily, Water Utilities Industry Manager, Autodesk Middle East

2:30 pm

Anglian Water – Leveraging cutting edge technology for water utility innovation

  • Senior Representative, Anglian Water

3:00 pm

Refreshment break

3:30 pm

Learn how a leading design consultant optimises water operations to drive efficiency and reduce costs

4:00 pm

Panel: Future of Water Sector in the MEA region

Moderated by: Naji Atallah, Director – Construction & Manufacturing, EMEA Emerging

  • Sameer Daoud, Executive Director – Infrastructure, KEO International Consultants

4:45 pm

Q&A – ask Autodesk anything

5:00 pm

Networking & coffee

Registration Form


    Keith Churchill
    Manager of Construction Technology
    Bechtel Global Corporation

    With more than 15 years of experience in the Heavy Infrastructure and Industrial segments, Keith is improving the way the USA’s largest EPC contractor delivers mega projects to maximise productivity, while enhancing safety and quality.

    Badr M. Burshaid
     Programme Director
    Saudi Aramco

    Badr is the award winning president of PMI KSA Chapter and Director of Saudi Aramco’s PMO, responsible to manage a multi-billion dollar projects portfolio covering more than 200 projects annually including Oil and Gas projects, Petrochemicals, Community and Infrastructure projects.

    Geoff Roberts
    Director, Global Industry Strategy (Energy & Resources)

    With more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of project management & project controls, Geoff is enabling organisations to deliver projects to time, cost, quality, safely from inception thru to decommissioning.


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