Viewpoint Digital Contractor Roadshow Seattle
When: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Where: Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
The Viewpoint Digital Contractor Roadshow is a series of interactive, educational, innovative, and intimate networking events that will cover key trends and pain points facing the construction industry. The series will offer attendees a way to hear from industry experts and peers on how to overcome challenges; network with peers, industry leaders, and Viewpoint; and the opportunity to ask questions and share your own insights.
- 11:00AM - 11:30AM - Registration & Complimentary Lunch Served
- 11:30AM - 11:45AM - Welcome & Program Introduction
- 11:45AM - 12:35PM - Keynote Speaker, Russ Young, FMI
"Fostering Construction Innovation: Wisdom of the Hive"
As the industry embraces construction technology to improve how we design buildings and execute projects, there is an opportunity to create “perpetual motion” related to a culture of innovation. Construction technology in business should be about more than just identifying a need and deploying a solution. This is the time to use that focus, energy and industry solutions to foster incredible innovation that improves business performance and project outcomes.
Attendees can expect to take away:
- Understand why construction technology will separate winners and losers (it's more than just efficiency)
- Leadership best practices for aligning your team in a culture of innovation
- The perfect tech committee and why it matters
- Maintaining innovation momentum
- 12:35PM - 12:45PM - Break
- 12:45PM - 1:30PM - Viewpoint - What's New, What's Next
- 1:30PM - 2:15PM - Customer Panel
- 2:15PM - 3:00PM - Demonstrations & Networking
Attendance is complimentary, but space is limited so please save your seat and register today! Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions, or if you would like to register someone other than yourself.
More about your Guest Keynote Speaker:
Russ Young, Sr. Consultant, Technology & Innovation
Russ is a senior consultant and leads FMI’s technology partnering program, having worked with tech partnering programs his entire career. Russ also provides experienced consulting to stakeholders in the E&C industry, enabling them to maximize the benefits of technology solutions in their business.
Prior to his time with FMI, Russ utilized his strong background in technology partnerships, combined with his entrepreneurial experience to, start one company and significantly grow three technology companies for acquisition. He helped run and grow LTech, a cloud technology integrator and consultancy. In this role, he helped Google Enterprise and Amazon Web Services provide sophisticated technical solutions to enterprise clients. Russ spent seven years on Google’s Partner Advisory Board advising, helping Google grow to a $100 million enterprise, offering and speaking for Google to Fortune 500 clients and audiences up to 25,000 people. More recently, Russ ran the global partnership team for Bronto, a technology company that was successfully acquired by Oracle in 2016. In this role he helped build long-term, strategic technology and implementation partnerships to drive over 70% of the companies’ revenue, primarily in North America, EMAE and APAC regions.
Russ holds a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and has active roles in a number of charities and on boards that match up with his professional or personal interests. In his role working with Google, he was able to build free Google products and services for educational charities in Guatemala. Russ also served on the Harrington Grove Swim and Racquet Club Board for eight years, a 1,200-plus home community in Northwest Raleigh.
“Viewpoint is the partner that can support our business 20 years from now.”Bud Bowden, Controller, DooleyMack Constructors of GA, Inc.