FutureTech East

June 3-5, 2019

San Francisco, CA

Monday, June 4

2:00 PM
Registration Open

3:00 PM- 3:15 PM
Welcome & Introduction

Scott Seltz, Publisher, Engineering News-Record


3:15 PM- 3:45 PM
KEYNOTE: Drones, Data, and Artificial Intelligence: The New Wave of Engineering & Construction Solutions

Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co.'s latest research hones in on how firms in the industry are adjusting their organizational structures, processes and leadership to cope with the coming integration of machine learning and artificial intelligence, the rise of the predictive analytics and the expanding use of remote sensing technology in construction.

Jose Luis Blanco, Partner, McKinsey & Co.


3:50 PM- 4:35 PM
PANEL: Hot Investments: Construction Tech

2017 produced the first two construction tech “unicorn” (valuation of more than $1B) startups and one $1.2B acquisition—Oracle's purchase of Australia-based Aconex. Tech entrepreneurs and investors are flocking to AEC with hopes of sharing in the success of a disruptive technology revolution. Is this a bubble? Or is this an inflection point and a course change for the industry? Hear what the venture capitalists have to say.

Gonzalo Galindo, Head of CEMEX Ventures
Tal Kelem, Director of Business Development, BIRD Foundation
Darren Bechtel, Founder &Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures 
Moderator: Jan Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering News-Record 


4:35 PM- 4:45 PM
TECH STORY: Stacking Construction Tech Solutions to Maximize ROI

Leveraging multiple construction technologies at the same time can be difficult, however when properly integrated and stacked it can be an opportunity to maximize efficiency and ROI. Join us as we explore how Stiles is leveraging the Procore platform to improve transparency and efficiency on projects.

Kristopher Lengieza, VP of Operational Excellence, Stiles Construction

 Sponsored by: procore


4:50 PM- 5:50 PM
PANEL: Scheduling and the Power of AI

Systems for scheduling are starting to come to life as the powers of performance-data feedback loops, machine learning, neural networks and natural language processing are being applied to the puzzle of efficiently sequencing and resourcing construction activities. Our panelists are helping to push scheduling as we know it today toward a future we are only beginning to imagine.

Chris Callen, CEO, Grit Virtual, Inc., with
  Michael Gekas, AIA, Virtual Construction Manager, McCownGordon Construction
Raj Bistaiah, Scheduling Manager, Chicago Operating Group, Mortenson
Ifan Williams, Senior Projects Control Scheduling Manager, Parsons Corp.
Moderator:Scott Blair, Managing Editor, Engineering News-Record


5:50 PM
Closing Remarks, Day 1 

5:50 PM- 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Networking

 Sponsored by: procore