Le-Meridien, Riyadh

AI and the Future
of Construction

Networking Dinner at Le Méridien, Riyadh

Successfully Held on 16th January 2024

AI and the Future of Construction
Networking Dinner at Le Méridien, Riyadh

Successfully Held
on 16th January 2024

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Here’s what we discussed:

AI is causing significant changes in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry. These changes are predicted to greatly affect the tools used for AEC design, the data utilized, the construction procedures, and the industry as a whole.

AI has the potential to be applied in numerous ways within the AEC sector, and these possibilities are continually expanding. It can assist in designing intricate buildings and systems while also aiding in the oversight of extensive infrastructure projects. AI is already making its mark on the future of AEC design and construction.

Autodesk joined a small group of industry executives for an exclusive dinner and evening of networking and insightful conversation on the transformative role of AI in shaping the construction landscape.


18:00 – 18:15


18:15 – 19:00

Roundtable Discussion

19:00 – 20:00


20:00 – 20:20


20:20 – 20:30


Solution Expert

Naji Atallah
Head of Construction and Manufacturing, EMEA Emerging

Naji Atallah leads the Construction and Manufacturing industries for Autodesk across EMEA Emerging Countries. He focuses on defining the regional vision for the industries, cultivating and sustaining the firm’s relationships with strategic industry leaders and associations as well as enabling regional designers, builders and makers to innovate through the use of technology. He evangelizes purposeful digital transformation as a roadmap for companies to make more with a less negative impact on the plant necessary to sustain the demographic changes of the future.

His research interests focus on advanced technologies such as Generative Design and the effect of those technologies on the design process and outcomes. He is a peer-reviewed published author on the topic.

Naji has been in the engineering technology sector for nearly 25 years. Prior to joining Autodesk in 2013, he served as the Middle East Regional Manager for AVEVA Solutions and as a Project Engineering Lead for Petrofac. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.


Dinner at Le Méridien, Riyadh

Le Méridien
King Abdullah IBN Abdulaziz Road Al Woroud District, P.O. Box 55565,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11544

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