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Digital Global Summit 2020
The Built World Ecosystem is global and intertwined. Join Us. See the bigger picture. Forge a broader network. Gain strategic insight.
When10.6.2020 - 10.9.2020
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DIGITAL GLOBAL SUMMIT 2020
With its differing regional circumstances, the world is an incredible laboratory for finding valuable insights about emerging technologies and ideas. We have also found an incredible ecosystem of industry players, investors, technologists, and entrepreneurs eager to meet and collaborate with their peers around the world.
At the Digital Global Summit, we will explore the Built World ecosystem beyond North America, forge a broader network of relationships and gain a deeper set of strategic insights.
BuiltWorld's Venture Forum has many opportunities to hear from some of the industry's leading technology startups. Our Demo Days provide the opportunity for startups to present their game-changing solutions to a panel of judges (made up of executives, investors & technologists) interested in built world technology across categories like Robotics, People Solutions, Sensors/Wearables, Risk Management, Marketplaces, and more!
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Global Strategy Leader - Construction Productivity, DuPont Performance Building Solutions
Demo Day Competition - Startups Presenting
BuiltWorlds Demo Days provide the opportunity for startups to present their game-changing solutions directly to BuiltWorlds members who have a strong focus on strategic investing. Our Demo Day Competitions include a panel of judges (made up of executives, investors & technologists) interested in built world technology across categories like Robotics, People Solutions, Sensors/Wearables, Risk Management, Marketplaces, and more. As part of our Global Summit we will be hosting a pitch competition, with a focus on startups located outside the United States. This event and the rest of the Global Summit is open to all active BuiltWorlds Members, Register Below!
Day 1 (10/6) of BuiltWorlds’ 2020 Global Summit offers a Demo Day Competition, which provides the opportunity for startups to present their game-changing solutions to a panel of judges (made up of executives, investors & technologists) interested in built world technology across a variety of categories.
Days 2-4 (10/7-10/9) of the BuiltWorlds’ 2020 Digital Global Summit will provide personalized insights from Built Industry experts in a variety of fields from all across the globe. Sessions spread throughout each day will include 45 minute dialogues from various regions and countries throughout the World. These sessions will enable Industry players, investors, technologists, and entrepreneurs to provide their perspectives on the interesting startups, leading industry players, top investors, and other catalyzing organizations and initiatives in their region.
All Times CDT
Day 1 Schedule
Demo Day Opening Keynote
Guillaume Bazouin, Head of Open Innovation & Startups, Leonard by Vinci
Leonard has been one of the global industry's biggest advocates for open innovation. Here a quick rundown from the group's leader on their current initiatives as they run their own challenges and also participate in others, globally.
Global Demo Day Competition
Judges: Grant McCullagh, Director, Thornton Tomasetti | Chris Wright, Director of Operations Support, Nabholz | Ben Price, NOVA External Ventures, Saint Gobain | Jim Donaghy, Executive Chairman, STO Building Group | Matt Cramer, Director of Digital Solutions & Technology Integration, Armstrong World Industries | Yaniv Lusana, Associate, Tekfen Ventures | Laura Dwyer, Global Strategy Leader - Construction Productivity, Dupont | Oliver Glockner, Innovation Director, Hilti |
Day 2 Schedule
Prabhu Ramachandran, Founder & CEO, Facilio | Vishal Porwal, CEO, Builderbox | Swapnil Joshi, Principal Consultant, Infosys |
Leaders from India based startups Facilio & Builderbox will be joined by Indian consultancy, Infosys to explore post construction trends, along with the future of commercial real estate and the construction market in India. In addition they will discuss the emerging technologies gaining traction, and the solutions they believe are here to stay.
Saudi & UAE
Hassan Albalawi, Founder & CEO, Wakecap | Mohamed Talab, Partner & COO, Picture Group | Ibrahim Tadros, Corporate Development Manager, Amana Investments | Karim Helal, CEO, ProTenders |
Known globally for it massive investments in cities, buildings, and infrastructure, the region is also making major moves to support the development of break through technologies, both locally and globally. Hear from one of the region's leading start up entrepreneurs and others in the region about some of the fascinating global initiatives underway there.
Yogev Katzir, CEO, Infralab | Erez Dror, Co-Founder & CEO, Genda | Motti Bebchuk, Head of Innovation, Shikun & Binui | Guy Benromano, CEO, LightYX | Zachi Flatto, CEO, ConTech |
On a per capita basis, there is probably no place in the world hotter for Built World startups than Israel. In this packed panel, we will hear from leaders of the country's major accelerators and others about all that is happening within the country and beyond.
Shelli Trung, Managing Partner, REACH Australia, Second Century Ventures | Matthew Barbuto, Founder, Ynomia | Chris Omeissah, Partner, The Proptech Connection | Emma Hendry, CEO, Hendry |
From smart and sustainable buildings to robotics to some of the most successful digital workflow startups in the world, Australia is a highly active area of the Built World startup community.
Shawn Dehpanah, EVP & Head of Corporate Innovation APAC, Plug & Play Tech Center | Pierre Mustiere, CEO Bouygues Asia | Bill Banks, Global Infrastructure Leader, EY | Hide Dote, CEO - TDG Japan, The Digit Group |
From Thailand to Singapore to Japan and South Korea, giant players are making major investments in technology and sustainability throughout the region while also setting up shop in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, investing in startups and partnering with other organizations around the world.
Day 3 Schedule
Guillaume Bazouin, Head of Startup & Intrapreneurship Programs, Leonard | Sandra Boivin, Head R&D Solutions & Products, LafargeHolcim | Albin Jourda, CEO & Founder, French Cleantech | Thomas Le Diouron, CEO, Impulse Partners |
Two of the leading accelerators in the industry, Vinci's Leonard and LaFargeHolcim's LH Accelerator have been active in partnering with industry players and startups around the world in a wide range of built world segments. This is a rare opportunity to hear from them about France's vibrant ecosystem and the efforts under way emanating from their country.
Fernando Gonzalez Cuervo, Partner - EMEIA Construction Leader, EY | Miguel Pires, Director, Grupo Casais | Laura Núñez Casamor, CEO, Plan Reforma |
In this session, we will hear from global leaders based in Spain and Portugal where companies are heavily engaged in robotics, modularization, energy, sustainability, and software development.
Natasha Terinova, Program Director, REACH UK | Gal Farhi, Director, Waveline Ventures | Matt Gough, Innovation Director, Mace |
Beyond the impressive number of start ups and industry players active in this region, the UK is also a magnet for global start ups and one of the leading financial centers for tech investment, boasting numerous sector-focused venture funds.
Gonzalo Galindo, Head of CEMEX Ventures
Gonzalo Galindo has lead one of the industry's most active, global corporate venture funds. This year, they broke new ground with a startup challenge backed by fellow leading corporate venture investors Ferrovial, Leonard, Hilti, and Saint Gobain.
Day 4 Schedule
Felipe Valencia, Partner - CIO, Veronorte | Bernardo Gamboa, Partner, Global Project Strategy | Fernando Olloqui, Founder & CEO, Licify | Gabriela Macagni, Partner, Matterscale |
Still an emerging area for digital innovation in the Built World sector, Latin America is making significant progress. From Mexico to Columbia through Brazil and into Chile and Argentina, numerous players in industry, investment, and tech are emerging across Latin America, presenting fascinating new opportunities for collaboration.
Sean Reid, President & Head Coach, Arrowhead Coaching and Facilitation Solutions | Lauren Lake, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, Bridgit | Dale Beard, CEO, Intelliwave Technologies | Helena Mendez, VP, VDC, EllisDon |
In this session, we will hear from leaders in Western Canada and Eastern Canada about the groups helping promote innovation in the country and about the impressive startups emerging there.
FMI Workshop: Global Insights for Fostering Trust in Construction – Technology’s Role
Jay Bowman, Managing Director, FMI | Jay Snyder, Technology and Innovation Practice Leader, FMI | Christine Acker, Product Marketing Manager, Autodesk |
“Trust is the new currency” When working with external stakeholders on a global basis, the “Trust” your organization holds is an intangible asset that is key to stronger collaboration & relationships, and ultimately drives financial performance. High trust firms have more repeat business, fewer missed schedules, and lower employee turnover. Technology plays an essential role in building trust, especially in areas like Collaboration & Communication, as well as the ability to provide a single shared data source with full transparency. In this workshop, ConTech consultancy, FMI, will be joined by Autodesk to explore how the adoption of Technology is pivotal to fostering higher trust.
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Digital Global Summit 2020 Day 1 – Demo Day Keynote & Competition
Digital Global Summit 2020 Day 2 – India, Saudi & the UAE, Israel, Australia, & East Asia
Digital Global Summit 2020 Day 3 – France, the Iberian Peninsula, United Kingdom, & Keynote by Gonzalo Galindo, Head of CEMEX Ventures
Digital Global Summit 2020 Day 4 – LATAM & Canada
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