In two weeks, we will be at Procore’s Groundbreak Conference, located in Austin, Texas. With 3000+ attendees, industry leaders, experts, a few cool keynote guest speakers, and the only Innovation Lab in the country, it’s safe to say we’re excited.
With 8 tracks to choose from, we’ve decided to diverge from one route and get a little bit of the best of everything. Before it gets here, let us point out a few sessions to look out for while you’re at Groundbreak and the reason we think they’re worth attending.
The Emerging Role of the Construction Technologist with Hitesh Dewan of Roebbelen Contracting
When: Tuesday, Nov 13 at 10:10 AM
Join this Director of Technology Integration for a talk about rapid growth and competitive advantage. In order to keep up in the construction industry, companies need to begin investing in people to find, test, and implement new technology, and you need to make sure your business is hiring the right people for that job.
Help Wanted: How Technology is Fighting the Construction Labor Shortage with Diana Eidenshink of ACE Mentor Program
When: Tuesday, Nov 13 at 1:30 PM
Eidenshink is the president of the ACE Mentor Program, designed to encourage high school students to advance in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering industries. Listen as she details ways to combat the known industry inevitability: skilled workers are nearing retirement on a large scale. How does construction find suitable replacements? Learn tactics to recruit the right people for your company, and more importantly, how to avoid high turnover.
Piggyback Session: Hiring the Next Generation Workforce, Thursday, Nov 15, 9 AM
Getting the best candidates and acclimating them so they have the best experience (avoiding turnover).
Measuring Your Success: Implementation and Beyond with David Burns & Srinivasan Murali of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
When: Wednesday, Nov 14 at 10:30 AM
This duo teams up to combine their knowledge and expertise in Tech Field Applications to break down the transition to the digital age. In the last decade, the rise of new technologies in the digital world have left gaps in the workforce. Burns and Murali plan to educate attendees on best practices and lessons they learned along the way.
This session focuses on 4 topics:
- Evaluating solutions and selecting the right processes for your company
- Implementing plans and how to succeed at early rollout of new tech
- Integrating your technology with partnerships using a buy and build strategy
- Managing change and measuring success
The Future of Automation in Construction with Moderator: Josh Newland of Procore
Speakers: Kaleb Steinhauer of Genesis Dimensions, Artem Kuchukov of Kewazo, and Scott Peters of Construction Robotics
When: Thursday, Nov 15 at 9 AM
These leaders team up to talk about the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation, and robotics in the construction industry. Ever wondered how your business can capitalize on AI and implement it successfully? This talk with focus on the discussion of the current and future state of construction and robotics.
Big Data & Analytics in Construction with Jit Kee Chin of Suffolk
When: Thursday, Nov 15 at 9 AM
How can data impact change and improve efficiency?
As an Exec VP and Chief Data Officer, Jit Kee Chin’s company believes in building smart and transforming the construction industry. Join this talk to learn the gain from advancing your construction tech now and in the future.
Why These Sessions?
CCR helps construction jobsites keep their tech connected no matter how remote the location. We’re thrilled to attend Groundbreak 2018 to hear more about what the industry needs, where it’s headed, and how our services can benefit construction now and in the future.
Find us at Booth 507 on November 13-15 in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Convention Center!
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