BuiltWorlds US Summit 2021

Where The Industry's Leading Tech Entrepreneurs, Investors, and C-Suite Gather to Discuss the Strategic Implications of Built World Technology


9.1.2021 - 9.2.2021


The Westin River North 320 N Dearborn Chicago, IL 60654

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More About the BuiltWorlds Summit

Since 2016, the BuiltWorlds Summit has been the premier gathering of senior level thought leaders from across the many industries that develop, design, build, and maintain our built environment. Collectively, attendees represent the pinnacle of the sector’s innovation ecosystem, and the Summit is the place to meet them and to hear about the most potent trends fueling the future of the industry.


At the Summit, you will have the opportunity to:

Meet the Mavericks, leaders from across the Industry who took a different path and made a difference.

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Participate in demo’s from entrepreneurs leading the hottest emerging tech companies, as selected by our Venture Forum Members.

Learn the latest from BuiltWorlds Research and Forums, and – most importantly – meet the other members.

Past Speakers Include The Industry's Leading CEOS, Technology Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Influencers:

Ryan Maibach

President & CEO, Barton Malow

Bob Clark

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Clayco

Jesse Devitte

Co-Founder & General Partner, Building Ventures

Ralph Gootee

CTO & Co-Founder

Kim Arrant

Vice President, Business Transformation, APTIM

Jit Kee Chin

Chief Data and Innovation Officer, Suffolk Construction

Chris Dill

VP & CIO, Kiewit Corporation

Thomas Donoghue

Head of Innovation Ventures & Business Development, Bechtel

Sunil Dorairajan

CEO & Co-Founder, Pype

Dan Gilbane

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Gilbane Building Company

Marc Dutil

CEO, Canam Group Inc.

Jennifer Suerth

Vice President - Technical Services, Pepper Construction

Burcin Kaplanoglu

Executive Director, Innovation Officer, Oracle

Emily Watkins

Managing Director, Americas Lead, JLL Flex, Jones Lang-LaSalle (JLL)

Doug Woods

Co-founder (D in DPR), DPR Construction

Richard Wood

CEO, Plaza Construction

Erin Roberts

Global Engineering & Construction Leader, EY

Wesley Palmisano

President, Palmisano

John Lepak

President / CEO, Omaha Electric Service

Lisa Diaz

Founder & Managing Partner, Turf Advisory

Brad McAninch

CEO, Modern Niagara

Emma Hendry

Director, Hendry

Peter Lasensky

Founder & CEO, Notevault

Bradley Lukanic

Chief Executive Officer, CannonDesign

Penny Pritzker

Chairman, PSP Capital

Steven P. Richman

Group President, Milwaukee Tool

Katherine Darnstadt

Founder + Principal Architect, Latent Design

Hassan Albalawi

Founder and CEO, WakeCap

Zach Scheel

CEO, Rhumbix

Rosemarie Lipman

CIO and SVP, Digital & Data Engineering, EllisDon Corporation

Josh Kanner

Founder & CEO, Smartvid.io

Chase Gilbert

CEO, Built Technologies Inc.

Danielle Dy Buncio

Co-Founder & President, VIATechnik

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Summit Agenda

Agenda updates to be released leading up to the Summit.

Day 1 Schedule

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Entrepreneur Pitch Event

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Corporate & Sector Focused VC Overview Panel

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM


4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

Day 2 Schedule

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome and Introduction

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

Opening Keynote

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Executive Panel

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Case Study

11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

Case Study

12:20 PM – 1:25 PM

Networking Lunch

1:25 PM – 1:55 PM

Case Study

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Case Study

2: 30 PM – 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Executive Panel

4:-05 PM – 4:45 PM

Closing Keynote

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Networking Reception

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Awards Dinner



Buying Summit Tickets

The best way to get tickets to the BuiltWorlds Summit is to become a members.

Become A Standard Member and Redeem Your Tickets!

Standard Members can redeem up to two tickets to the Summit for only $1500 a piece, and Standard Members get all the other benefits of access to other BuiltWorlds events and content throughout the year. If you want even more benefits and have a bigger team, consider Enterprise Membership, and, this year, get two free tickets to the Summit included!

For those who aren’t quite ready to join the network and still want to attend this premier industry event, tickets can be purchased  at $3000 each.

Buy Your Stand Alone Ticket Here.

For any questions about membership and the Summit, feel free to reach out to us at support@builtworlds.com.

If You are Already a Standard or Enterprise BUILTWORLDS member? Awesome! Just email us at Support@BuiltWorlds.Com to claim your tickets.

If you purchased tickets to the 2020 US Summit, we are honoring those tickets at the 2021 Summit. Just reach out to Support@builtworlds.com to make sure you get registered. We look forward to seeing you again!


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