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Baker Baynes


Baker Baynes
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  • Geraldine Clark
    Geraldine Clark
    Major Accounts Manager | Autodesk

    With 20 years of experience in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, Geraldine specialises in solution sales. She collaborates with clients to identify and implement the right software solutions to meet their project and business needs, ensuring they remain competitive and productive in a dynamic market.

    Geraldine thrives on engaging with customers, building long-standing relationships, and becoming a trusted partner in adopting cutting-edge software solutions. Her goal is to help customers achieve maximum efficiency and success through the strategic use of technology, contributing to a sustainable and better world for all.

  • Richard Smedley-Williams
    Richard Smedley-Williams
    CEO | Baker Baynes

    Richard Smedley-Williams is the visionary CEO of Baker Baynes, a company dedicated to “Solving customer’s problems through digital transformation.” Under his leadership, Baker Baynes has become a beacon of innovation for design professionals worldwide, offering a suite of cutting-edge tools including Autodesk, Pinnacle, Leica, OpenSpace, and other relevant brands. Richard leads a team of top industry professionals in South Africa, ensuring global service excellence.

    Recognising the transformative impact of technology, Richard emphasises the synergy between design software (CAD) and a common data environment (CDE) in enhancing business operations across multiple departments. His career includes significant contributions to the South African Institute for Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE), where he has served in various capacities, including as COO and Non-Executive Director of the SAIMechE Technology Olympiad education program.

    Baker Baynes, now an award-winning Autodesk Gold Solutions Partner, excels in BIM development, 4IR, and manufacturing innovation, providing holistic business consulting and servicing clients globally from South Africa.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 05 Jul 2024
  • Time: 5:00 am - 6:00 am



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05 Jul 2024


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Unveiling the 2024 Autodesk State of Design & Make Report

Join us for an exclusive webinar as Baker Baynes presents the most compelling insights from the 2024 Autodesk State of Design & Make report.

In this webinar, we will:

1. Share Key Findings: Dive into the latest trends and data from the 2024 report, which surveyed and interviewed 5,399 industry leaders, futurists, and experts from across architecture, engineering, construction, design, manufacturing, media, and entertainment sectors.

2. Introduce a Powerful New Tool: Discover a groundbreaking tool designed to help organisations assess their current digital transformation status. Understanding where you stand is the first step in navigating what’s next, enabling your business to harness the same advantages as leading global entities in resilience, sustainability, and talent management.

3. Discuss Strategic Insights: Gain a macro view of industry trends, strategies for maintaining resilience and relevance, methods to attract and retain skilled talent, and approaches to achieving sustainable outcomes.

Why Attend?

1. Inform Strategic Decisions: Use the insights from the report to make informed, strategic decisions about future investments and priorities.
2. Stay Ahead of the Curve: Understand the seismic shifts in industry sentiment, including increased optimism about the global landscape, economic resilience, and the transformative impact of AI.
3. Achieve Sustainability Goals: Learn how AI and other emerging technologies are helping businesses meet sustainability targets and enhance productivity.

Who Should Attend?

– Executives and leaders in architecture, engineering, construction, design & manufacturing, plant, process energy & mining.
– Professionals looking to stay informed about industry trends and leverage cutting-edge tools for digital transformation.
– Anyone interested in understanding the key challenges and opportunities shaping the future of the design and make industries.

Don’t miss this opportunity to equip your organisation with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving landscape. Register now to secure your spot!

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