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Waypoint Session 3: The Future of Tech-Enabled Construction: Executive Roundtable

On October 5, 2022, nearly 400 construction professionals from across the industry and around the world gathered for Waypoint 2022, our annual virtual user conference. At this interactive event, the OpenSpace team announced exciting new products and features, showcased best practices from customers, and provided networking panels to connect attendees with industry leaders and OpenSpace power users.

In this recording of the complete third session, executives from Shepherd, Nedbank CIB, Big-D Construction, and Suffolk Technologies discuss the biggest challenges facing the AEC industry—such as labor shortages, heightened supply chain pressures, and uncertainty—and share valuable strategies you can start to apply today to mitigate these challenges.

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about:

  • The significant challenges and trends currently impacting the construction industry.
  • Strategies for companies to thrive amid growing complexity and uncertainty.
  • Effective ways the industry can meet rising client expectations by using technology to standardize their operations.
  • How technology can create greater transparency to streamline operations, mitigate supply challenges, and attract top talent.
  • New ways that companies can stay ahead of the curve and manage risk.
  • Recommended steps your company can take to start an innovation journey.
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About the Speakers

Robert Shear

VP, Business Development and Strategy, OpenSpace

Robert Shear is VP of Business Development & Strategy at OpenSpace. Before joining OpenSpace, Robert was the GM of the Autodesk Reality Capture division. Robert also ran his own construction materials fabrication company and has been on both sides of the construction/technology equation. Robert holds an MBA from U-C Berkeley and a B.S. in Physics from UC-San Diego, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow.
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Justin Levine

Co-Founder and CEO, Shepherd

Justin Levine is Co-founder and CEO of Shepherd and has spent his entire career at the intersection of construction, technology, and risk. After starting in the industry as an Enterprise Risk Manager for Hunter Roberts Construction Group in New York City, Justin founded TradeTapp, a SaaS platform for commercial General Contractors. The company was acquired twice, first by BuildingConnected, then by Autodesk. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Genevieve Naidoo

Divisional Executive: Property Finance PM, Valuations + Sustainability, Nedbank CIB

Carl McFarland

Sr Vice President and Managing Director, Big-D Construction

Parker Mundt

Vice President of Platform, Suffolk Technologies

Parker Mundt is the Vice President, Platform at Suffolk Tech, working closely with promising startups to identify opportunities for operational engagement. In his role, Parker leverages his years of industry experience and network connections to support entrepreneurs in their product development and scaling efforts. Parker also leads the Suffolk Boost program, an intense, highly selective 6-week program designed to help early stage, built world technology companies solve their biggest business problems. Prior to joining the Suffolk Tech team, Parker held Operations and Executive management roles at Suffolk, focused on standardizing operational excellence across the $4.5B construction business. Parker earned his bachelor’s degree in earth and oceanographic science from Bowdoin College.