Look Back at Summit 2020’s Leaders in the Grips of Covid 19 Shows How Much Has Changed as We Look to the 2021 Summit

As we look toward our 2021 US Summit, it is an opportune time to look back at the talks from the 2020 Summit to see where our focus was then and how those themes might carry forward this year. Last May, the world was in the grips of the Covid 19 pandemic, and talks at the conference (held via Zoom) centered on how Covid would impact the industry, investment, technology adoption, and the work place.

BuiltWorlds Members can watch all the talks from last year by clicking on them below (Membership Options).

This Year's Summit Will Be Live, and Much of the Focus Will Be on the Pace of Business Today

This year, as we look at a world working to move past the ravages of Covid, the industry's focus is turning from last year's fears of a dramatic downturn to the affects of an accelerating economy with supply chain issues, talent shortages, commodity price increases, a renewed infrastructure push, and ESG topics all now top of mind.

Against that backdrop, we will also be probing an ecosystem in which investment in technology has accelerated, both by investors and industry players. Beyond investment, we will hear from senior level industry players about how they are also developing and implementing technology in their processes and finding increasing utility in areas like robotics and AR/VR that have mostly been limited to pilot testing to-date. As change accelerates in many ways, the view from the Summit looks to be of a dramatically different industry on the horizon.

 

 

Watch the 2020 Talks: Meet the Speakers and Sample the Themes

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See the lineup as it takes shape, and watch for the full agenda soon!

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Panel: Building a Construction Technology Roadmap

2020 Digital Summit Panel: Building a Construction Technology Roadmap Friday 5/8 11:45am – 12:15pm How can construction innovation strategists and operations specialists ensure that a new solution fits appropriately into their pre-existing tech ecosystem, and then drive adoption enterprise-wide to confirm a successful implementation? We’ve gathered top built industry thought leaders to discuss the processes, […]

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Panel: Fueling Innovation Through Corporate & Sector-focused Venture Capital

2020 Digital Summit Panel: Fueling Innovation Through Corporate Venture Capital. Friday, 5/8 11am-11:30am There is no substitute for industry expertise as a built tech startup develops, and as such, the role of VC players is more important than ever. In this session, we’ll hear from Venture leaders on how they are approaching investments in the […]

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Panel: Driving A Culture of Innovation

2020 Digital Summit Panel: Driving A Culture of Innovation Friday, 5/8 10am – 10:30am Tom Emison, Vice President Strategy and Innovation, Kraus Anderson | Dan Gilbane, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Gilbane Building Company | Tonya Dittman, Director of Engagement, Performa Inc. | Weston Tanner, Director, Construction Technology & Innovation, Graycor   Do you know the […]

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Panel: A CEO’s Perspective on Positioning Your Organization Today For Tomorrow

2020 Digital Summit Panel: A CEO’s Perspective on Positioning Your Organization Today For Tomorrow Friday, 5/8 19:15am – 9:45pm Richard Wood, CEO, Plaza Construction | Ryan Maibach, CEO, Barton Malow| Marc Dutil, CEO, Canam  How are you managing your business in an environment of rapid technological change? A high-level, strategic focus is an important differentiator […]

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Panel: Leveraging Predictive Analytics At The Executive Level

2020 Digital Summit Panel: Leveraging Predictive Analytics At The Executive Level Thursday, 5/7 4:30pm – 5pm Predictive Analytics has quickly become a topic of interest for construction professionals across the industry. Leveraging predictive analytics to spot early indicators of potential cost overruns, schedule delays, and safety incidents before they can have an extreme impact on […]

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2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Case Study: Managing New Tech On The Jobsite

2020 Digital Summit Case Study: Managing New Tech On The Jobsite: Thursday, 5/7  3:45pm – 4:15pm This session will look at Oracle’s Industries Innovation Lab, which brings to life the connected worksite of tomorrow, empowering visitors to experience the potential of wearable and sensor technology, drones, autonomous vehicles, and visualization technology for themselves. Burcin and […]

United Rentals Equipment Safety

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Fireside Chat: Equipment for Safety & Productivity

2020 Digital Summit Fireside Chat: Equipment for Safety & Productivity Thursday, 5/7 3pm – 3:30pm Equipment Managing and Monitoring Systems. Autonomous Equipment and Robotics in the Field. Data Collection Devices and Management Platforms. As the construction industry continues its effort to digitize, advances in the equipment we use are making for more efficient and safer […]

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Case Study: Leveraging Tech for Pre-Construction & Planning

2020 Digital Summit Case Study:  Leveraging Tech for Pre-Construction & Planning Thursday, 5/7 1:30pm-2pm We’ll explore how Skanska, ranked #7 on the 2019 ENR Top 400 Contractors, is utilizing Pype to quickly Analyze specification documents and gain greater visibility into submittals and requirements. Learn how AI and Machine Learning are being applied in order to […]

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Keynote Presentation: Building Automation And The User Experience

2020 Digital Summit Keynote Presentation – 11:00am-11:30am How do we leverage technology to make our spaces more responsive to users and efficient for owners and operators? With an intensifying focus around user experience and productivity in the workplace, we’ll have a discussion of how one of the largest real estate companies in the world is […]

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Innovation in Heavy Civil Infrastructure With Vinci

2020 Digital Summit Panel: Thursday, 5/7 10am – 10:30am Technology is changing how we design, build, operate, and maintain the built world’s infrastructure assets. Hear from a key stakeholder in the heavy civil space to discuss the innovative practices he’s implemented to drive efficiency across a number of projects. We hear about Vinci’s use of […]

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Panel: Innovation for Emerging and Mid-Sized Contractors

2020 Digital Summit Panel: Thursday, 5/7 9:15am – 9:45am With fewer resources technology adoption may be a challenge for smaller firms, but with less cultural inertia to overcome, newer and smaller firms may actually have an easier path to adoption and may be leveraging technology more effectively than their larger and older counterparts. In this […]

FMI Leadership Team

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Panel: FMI Senior Leader Panel

2020 Digital Summit Panel: Wednesday, 5/6  2pm-3:30pm Join us for a first ever panel featuring FMI Corp leading principals representing expertise across the industry. We will engage in discussions about the current state of the market, new dynamics, and industry trends that are forming as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. We will also discuss a […]

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – The State of “Smart Buildings”

2020 Digital Summit The State of “Smart Buildings” – 11:45am-12:15pm Brandon Tinianov, VP Industry Strategy, View Andy Schnack, Senior Manager, Xfinity Communities, Comcast  Chris Hoyes, Principal, Roland Berger Where does the current environment leave the smart building products, materials, systems, and services sector? We’ll look to explore smart building technology adoption rates, different end market […]

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – Keynote Presentation: Applying Off-Site Manufacturing Process to Construction

2020 Digital Summit Keynote Presentation: Applying Off-Site Manufacturing Process to Construction Thursday, 5/7 2:15pm-2:45pm Off-Site Construction continues to gain interest from the built industry, but many fail to apply a true manufacturing-like approach to this process. In this session, we’ll learn about U.S. Engineering’s offsite construction journey and goals, and explore how they are integrating […]

Hub Summit Workshop

2020 BuiltWorlds Digital Summit – HUB International Workshop | Preparing for the Hard Insurance Market – Looking Beyond the COVID Crisis

2020 Digital Summit HUB International Workshop | Preparing for the Hard Insurance Market – Looking Beyond the COVID Crisis Wednesday 5/6/2020 3:30pm-5pm This interactive panel discussion and workshop with  HUB International focuses on how contractors can manage rising insurance costs – and even use this “hard market” to their advantage. The panel consists of technology, […]