Much has changed since we first launched our Adoption Leaders Top List back in 2017. We launched the list because we noticed people were being place into leadership roles at industry companies to help their companies find, select, and implement new technologies. In these earlier lists, we found people from across a full spectrum of industry players, including manufacturers, consulting firms, and even other tech companies. With the ballooning number of people being added or promoted into new positions in the past couple of years, we opted this year to focus exclusively on AEC Tech Adopters. We hope this will provide an even clearer understanding of how significant the industry's shift is.
Innovation and "Technology" Take Hold in AEC
One of the most noteworthy things about this year's list is the number of people in industry companies who now hold Innovation or Technology titles. This year's list includes more than a fifteen people with Innovation in their title - nearly a quarter of the list - and we also see more senior level positions than in the early yers. This marks a significant shift from the early days when we more frequently saw VDC titles on this list and suggests that companies are taking amore comprehensive and strategic look at digital transformation today.
The Purview of Digital Transformation Expands
When we launched our list in 2017, roughly a quarter of the people on the list were either BIM Managers, virtual design and construction managers, or virtual design managers. Today, we see much more breadth in the titles. This is likely a function of the industry's early focus on technology in the design and pre-construction phases to an increasingly full life cycle focus.
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10. Jon Berkoe
Company: MWH Constructors
Job Title: Vice President, Director of Virtual Design & Construction
17. Paula Dobrowolska
Company: EllisDon Corporation
Job Title: Vice President, Enterprise Tech Solutions
18. Rosemarie Lipman
Company: EllisDon Corporation
Job Title: CIO and SVP, Digital & Data Engineering
40. Ram Ramisetti
Company: McCarthy Building Companies Inc.
Job Title: Analyst (Emerging Tech & Innovation)
49. Don Jacob
Company: Nemetschek Group
Job Title: VP, Technology & Innovation, Build & Construct Division
50. Donald Matthews
Company: Pavement Recycling Systems
Job Title: Technical Manager and Chief Engineer
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