Cybersecurity: Rolling with the Punches in 2022
While we’ve all heard of Business Email Compromise, phishing and ransomware, we often don’t realize the ramifications events like these have on our industry and organizations. Sometimes hackers hit us square in the eyes, while other times we feel the pain of blows from unexpected changes in Cyber-Insurance requirements, security reviews, or when new regulations in our client base hits us in the ribs. In this session, we look at how hacking trends have permanently changed and continue to change our world, and what we as leaders can do to help our IT department more effectively roll with the punches.
Presenter: Joe Oleksak, Partner, Plante & Moran
How Big Data is Transforming the Construction Industry
There is an ocean of data crashing and flowing all around us. Most of us swim in this ocean every day, both consuming and contributing to it, only sticking our heads up long enough to catch a breath before diving back in. Together we create a staggering 2.5 exabytes (EB), or 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day–enough to fill 10 million Blu-Ray discs. What are we to do with all of this data (i.e., how do we leverage data created on jobsites)? And what happens when the ocean grows beyond our ability to make sense of? In this session, we will explain what Big Data is, layout some of the barriers to its adoption, and explore a few of the ways it’s being successfully used in the world of construction.
Presenter: Andy Lambert, Director of Product, Milwaukee Tool
The VDC Maturity Curve – Taking Your Team to the Next Level in Project Execution
Every year, we see more companies and individuals becoming comfortable with virtual design & construction as a part of their day-to-day workflows, spanning from architects and engineers to general contractors and their subs. As the industry has evolved, however, we’ve seen a huge variation in results, leaving leaders wondering where to make investments in technology and innovation. While some companies are still in the exploration and awareness phases, others have reached levels of excellence and mastery that allow them to build more quickly, more efficiently, and more safely. What sets those organizations who consistently yield better outcomes apart from the pack?
During this session, panelists from across the construction industry will dive into the value proposition of a well-executed VDC process. How can organizations advance along the “VDC Maturity Curve”? How can we unlock new value propositions by moving from BIM to VDC? How can we bring the right people, with the right information, together at the right time? And how can we get greater ROI from investments in technology? We will explore how the audience can become champions for change within their organizations by taking a look at a playbook for success – from aligning VDC to corporate strategy, to telling the story of success through metrics.
Presenters: Devin Gray, Director of Enterprise Solutions, VIATechnik, LLC; Jennifer Suerth, Vice President, Technical Services, Pepper Construction; Megan Conrad, Senior Director of Operational Excellence at Ryan Companies; Geoff Camp, Director of Process Innovation, Suffolk Construction