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2017 IT FORUM CONFERENCE NEWS
 
   
Nathan Wood has emerged as a thought leader for innovation across the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. His experience has led him to realize how proven technology solutions can too often result in adoption failure and lost ROI. As founder and chief enabling officer of SpectrumAEC, Nathan supports the digital transformation of AEC organizations and design-build teams by aligning the needs of people and process before deciding on the best-fit technology. Nathan, this year's IT Forum keynote speaker, will dazzle attendees with his enthusiasm, energy and innovative ideas. In addition to Nathan, the AGC IT Forum Conference has a host of top-notch industry experts scheduled to speak this year.
 
 
   
On Aug. 3-4, 2017, AGC will host the 2017 IT Forum Conference at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The 9th annual technology conference is the construction industry’s one-stop shop for great discussions and presentations on important emerging technology topics. This year's theme is Constructive Transformation: Driving IT Innovation. Our panel of industry experts will guide the forum’s conversation, discussing the latest challenges facing the industry, proven techniques for success and even answer questions from past attendees.
 
 
   
This year's conference will address the latest issues facing the industry, discuss proven techniques for success and provide solutions for many of today's IT challenges.

In addition, there will be breakout sessions, providing further opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Here are just a few of the many topics we’ll be talking about:
• Construction Technology: A Future Look
• Affordable Solutions
• Who is the Boss?
• Taking a Hard Hat Approach to Cybersecurity
• Let's Talk Innovation
• Budgeting: Evaluating IT ROI
• Innovation & Success in Your IT Department


Be sure to catch us on social media! Watch our Twitter feed @AGCIT for the latest updates and information pertaining to the conference. Search Twitter using the hashtag "#SeeITPix" and you can see photos and testimonials from last year’s conference. Join the AGC IT Forum Group on LinkedIn to reach out to other Construction IT experts and build your professional network.
 
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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT
 
   
BY CHRIS HOLBERT, CEO, SECURATRAC
The construction industry was the number one workplace for fatalities in 2015 according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). There were a total of 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry in 2015 and 21.4 percent of those deaths were workers in construction. These numbers make it evident that construction executives need solutions for monitoring the health and safety of their workers. Recent technological advances can help workers get the most efficient means possible to report and react to emergencies.
 
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INTEROPERABILITY UPDATE
 
   
The Construction Open Standards Alliance (COSA) is a community of construction industry professionals who support open integration standards in construction software. Join the effort today.
 
TECHNOLOGY TIDBITS
 
   
At first glance, there’s nothing remarkable about SolePower’s latest work boot prototype. The East Liberty-based startup has gone through at least 20 other iterations of the boot, and this one took about six months to create. The footwear looks normal, but after a few steps, rectangular sections in the heels illuminate a bright orange, reminiscent of the lights inside the Fort Pitt Tunnel. That’s when you know they’re charging.
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Jeff Bezos’ worlds are coming together as The Washington Post announced recently that it has begun testing a plan to use Amazon Polly to translate written articles into lifelike speech. For the next month, select articles on mobile from categories like business, lifestyle, technology and entertainment will include an option for people to listen to rather than read the content. Users will be able to listen to four stories per day under the pilot.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 WebEd: Lean Architecture
June 22, 2017
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 AGC IT Forum Conference
August 3-4, 2017
Denver, CO

 
 

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