Patrick Mays has over thirty-five years of experience in architecture and construction and joined Dassault Systémes to lead strategy in the building construction market. He has supported design technologies at Backen Arrigoni & Ross, HOK, and NBBJ in San Francisco and Seattle. He has extensive experience in construction administration and has been a registered architect in California since 1990. Most recently, Mays has worked in research and development at Herman Miller, helping to develop manufactured building systems. As the building construction industry moves to a process like the integrated supply chain of manufacturing, these skills will be critical.
Caesar Ruest is the Dassault Systèmes Construction Solutions Advisor based in Toronto, Canada. Focusing on AEC software solutions that incorporate process improvements, and best practices, Caesar has influenced a number of significant North American customers and projects to integrate change in order to realize world-class advancements within capital project delivery trends as it relates to planning, visualization, and management of assets for their lifecycle. With over 20 years’ experience in the AEC marketplace, Caesar meets with executives and capital project stakeholders as a trusted advisor, identifying data interoperability improvements that result in operations and maintenance efficiencies.