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Keynote Address: Building & Leading High Performance Teams
Brent Darnell
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Brent Darnell is a mechanical engineer and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and worked as an engineer in the construction business for 20 years. He is a leading authority on emotional intelligence and a pioneer of its use in the construction and engineering industries. Since 2000, Brent has helped to improve the social competence, physical and mental performance, and leadership skills of thousands of people in over 70 companies in more than 20 countries around the world. He is an adjunct professor at Auburn and Penn State, teaching emotional intelligence to their technical students. 


Keynote Address: Digital Technologies in Construction: Impacts and Trends

Mark Sawyer
Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. 
Mark Sawyer is general manager of the GC/CM Division of Trimble. Mr. Sawyer’s team delivers hardware and software solutions and services to leading general contractors and construction managers around the world. Mark joined Trimble in 2012 as a result of its acquisition of Vico Software where he was president & CEO.  Before Vico, he was president & CEO of @Last Software where he led that company’s merger with Google. From 1993 to 2000 Mark was with Autodesk, finally serving as vice president and general manager of the AEC division. Mark received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. 


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