A weekly conversation about the future of our built environment, featuring outside experts and seasoned leaders in construction, architecture and more.
Charlie Warren: Advanced Sales Intelligence for AEC Service Companies at Convex
Construction and the built environment can often make for very complex sales relationships, with multiple addresses, points of contact, and long histories. Convex provides a unique sales intelligence platform that helps services companies to keep track of these complex relationships, better supporting sales and service relationships across the built environment. CEO Charlie Warren provides a fascinating look into this world.
Eric Whobrey, Investing in Innovation at ARCO/Murray
Eric Whobrey sits at the nexus of practical assessment & use of current construction technology, and investment in the future. Eric shares the frameworks for thinking about these two overlapping responsibilities, and how understanding the field makes for better investments. Overall a fantastic view of the current market for construction technology.
Lyron Bentovim: Managing Early Startup Success at The Glimpse Group
Launching, growing and 'exiting' a startup is difficult and statistically improbable. Lyron Bentovim has done just that with The Glimpse Group, and as a former CFO, CEO and current business school adjunct professor, has an amazing view of what it takes for early stage startups to succeed. Lyron shares some of his experiences and perspectives - a must listen for startups and investors of any stage!
Franco Giaquinto: The Future of Construction Scheduling with Ipsum
Scheduling is at the core of construction projects, the team at Ipsum have taken a fresh look at schedule planning and created a lightweight, easy to use product that promises to provide top notch features for mid-market and larger contractors. CEO Franco Giaquinto outlines their progress and plans for the future.
Patrick Murphy: AI-Powered Construction Takeoff with Togal.ai
Takeoff is one of the most expensive single parts of a construction project, consuming hours and hours of staff time. Like many document-based processes, it is a perfect use of software, and even more so of artificial intelligence. Building on decades of experience at Coastal Construction, Patrick Murphy and his team have applied AI to automate the takeoff process, providing a powerful tool that augments the team and dramatically improves productivity.
Jim Smith: Data and Managed Cloud Solutions at LoadSpring
In an era where a given contractor can have 50+ different cloud environments through their various providers, LoadSpring offers a solution to this complexity, bringing everything into one cloud environment. The benefits in terms of data, security and management are explained by Jim Smith, who walks us through what these benefits mean, and how they usually get adopted by contractors large and small. In fact, one of the key benefits of a managed approach is that smaller players can enjoy the same security and cost savings as a larger contractor with significantly larger internal IT support
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