Ian, an Australian architect, was Managing Partner of the Sydney office of a national practice and also distributor for RUCAPS and Sonata software (the first 3D design systems before the term BIM was coined) in Australia and NZ before relocating to the US to work for Autodesk as Director of AEC Products and Industry Marketing. While at Autodesk, Ian co-founded the Industry Alliance for Interoperability as the predecessor to buildingSMART International and served on the Board of the North American Chapter. In the dot.com era Ian was Vice President of Product Marketing at Blueline Online and Citadon, pioneering how the internet could be used as a collaboration platform by AEC project teams. As CEO of Newforma, Ian led the development of the first global Project Information Management solution designed specifically for architects and engineers. Ian has served on the board of the NH Tech Alliance, as an Executive-in-Residence at Building Ventures, as a MITdesignX mentor and is a buildingSMART Fellow. Currently, Ian is principle consultant at Built Environment Strategies engaged as the US Representative for buildingSMART International tasked with re-establishing the US Chapter. At the request of the Board, Ian is also currently serving as Interim CEO pending the appointment of a replacement full-time CEO.