Rich Mitrenga is the AEC Business Development Manager for Autodesk, Inc., responsible for advancing Building Information Modeling to building owners. In this position, Rich promotes the role of BIM in the building lifecycle for Operations and Maintenance, Facilities Management, GIS and Building Control Applications. Rich has been at Autodesk for 14 years and has held various sales and technical positions. He has 30 years industry experience in Facilities Management, Operations and Maintenance BIM, CAD, and GIS applications and has been involved in consulting, implementing and customization of these applications as well as integration with various systems and enterprise applications. Prior to Autodesk, Rich worked for a software reseller as Vice President, managing all sales, support and consulting services.
Michael Schley, IFMA Fellow
CEO and Founder
Michael Schley is the CEO and founder of FM:Systems, a developer of facility management software based in Raleigh, N.C. He is responsible for overseeing company operations and guiding the company’s product direction. Michael is recognized globally for his expertise in FM technology and has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the world, including IFMA’s World Workplace and FM conferences in Australia, Hong Kong, Zurich and Amsterdam. He has led several significant industry standards efforts, including serving as chair of the AIA CAD Layer Guidelines Task Force and co-chair of the IFMA Area Measurement Task Force. Michael has been recognized as an IFMA Fellow, serves on the IFMA Foundation Board of Trustees, the IFMA BIM Task Force and the IFMA Research Committee. Michael also chairs the IFMA Foundation's Knowledge Management Committee and oversees the foundation's research projects. Michael has a master's degree in architecture from the College of Design at North Carolina State University and a bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Igor Starkov has 18 years of international business management experience, of which 10 years were dedicated to the construction software industry. Starkov is co-founder of the San Francisco-based EcoDomus Inc., (www.ecodomus.com) a company focused on improving the way buildings are managed using virtual models (BIM). He is the founder and president of the Washington, D.C.-based Tokmo Solutions Inc. (www.tokmo.com), a leading provider of lean construction software solutions. Starkov is board member of Lean Construction Institute’s National Capitol Region chapter, board member of CMAA National Capitol Region chapter, and he has spoken at more than 50 construction industry events. He holds a master's degree in applied mathematics and computer science from Moscow University, Russia, and an Executive MBA from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.