Digital construction tools to
improve delivery and operations
in the smart build environment

14 Sept 2022
Co-founder & Director | Hloov

Suhail Arfath

Suhail Arfath is Co-Founder of Hloov – a data and technology company focused on reimagining the built environment through data science, artificial intelligence, and digital twins. A technology futurist, business leader, and keynote speaker, Arfath has dedicated his life to empowering the built environment organizations through Business and Digital Transformations. With an engineering background, Arfath has over 15 years of experience driving innovation and operational excellence through a combination of strategic team leadership, high-performance execution, and go-to-market focus. He continues to explore emerging technologies that will help guide future innovations and developments in the built environment to minimize its impact on our planet.

Before leading Hloov, Suhail’s leadership roles included Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Vice President, and Business Leader positions focused on building internal and extended geographically dispersed teams to work closely alongside customers across North America, Europe, and Asia.

At Autodesk, Suhail served as an Autodesk Consulting Lead and evangelist for “Building Information Modeling – BIM” and “Future of Making” to help Architecture, Engineering, and Construction – AEC companies and Project ecosystem with digital transformation and long-term strategies. In addition, he helped grow the India AEC vertical business by 4X; and built the company’s Consulting Services business ground up across the Middle East and Africa with the first Multi-Million-dollar deal within the first 12 months.

As the CTO of Eigen – Laing O’ Rourke, he helped shape and execute the company’s vision for Industrialized Construction & Design For Manufacturing And Assembly – DfMA. He’s also been instrumental in assisting many global Government agencies and Private corporations develop resilient 3-5 year strategies for Digital Transformation.

With his insightful remarks on innovation and technology, Suhail is often featured by many media outlets, including Entrepreneur, Arabian Business, Big Project, and other leading publications. In addition, as a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide, he speaks about the Future of the Built Environment, Industry 4.0, Digital Twins, Artificial Intelligence, and Value Engineering. Arfath is also a regular jury member on several prestigious industry competitions and awards.

Suhail is committed to empowering the next generation of professionals with his experience and knowledge. He spends time mentoring young architects, engineers, and designers, exploring their future in this industry.