Burkhard Boeckem

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  • Hexagon AB


  • SIGGRAPH 2022

    Burkhard Boeckem is the CTO of Hexagon AB and has worked in the geospatial industry for over 20 years. As CTO, he is responsible for driving innovation and development of Hexagon’s autonomous technology vision. Throughout his career, he has focused on R&D, delivering innovation in digital reality and working with the latest advances in disruptive technologies, such as AI and 5D visualization. Burkhard’s aim is to democratize technology and make complex solutions and workflows available to a broader set of sectors and users. He’s led the team that brought to life the Leica BLK series, including the award-winning Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner which is currently being used by companies all over the world and in industries as diverse as retail and architecture, engineering, and construction to media and entertainment. Boeckem holds a master of science in geodesy from the University of Bonn in Germany and a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), where he was awarded the ETH Medal for his thesis in geodesy and applied physics.

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