CannonDesign’s Tim Swanson is set to moderate a panel discussion at this week’s BuiltWorlds CEO Tech Forum at the Chicago Athletic Association in Chicago. The theme for the three-day event is, “Disruption is Knocking at Your Door” and will bring together more than 50 CEOs from leading technology, construction and venture capital companies including Newforma, Autodesk, FieldLens, Brick & Mortar Ventures and Caterpillar Ventures.
The panel discussion Tim will lead takes place Thursday, April 21st from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. and is titled – How Tech is Upgrading the Canvas of Design. Ian Howell, CEO, Newforma, Andrew Balster, Executive Leader, Archeworks, Platt Floyd, Founder & CEO of Branch Technology and Neil Katz, Architect at SOM will join me on stage. Tim will lead the discussion with focus on how design impacts all of these leaders and their businesses. He’s already agreed to do a blog post for ArcheWorks that highlights the key themes from the discussion.
You can learn more about the BuiltWorlds CEO Tech Forum online here and a brief overview for the event is included below.
BuiltWorlds CEO Tech Forum
The 21st century has seen one industry after another profoundly altered by successive waves of new technologies and approaches. Today, in the face of more than a billion dollars worth of recent investments in new tech products and start-ups just for the built environment, the buildings and infrastructure industry now finds itself squarely in the crosshairs of powerful and impatient change agents. So, that sound at the door? It is Disruption knocking. Is your company ready to answer? Do you have the knowledge you need and the strategies in place to thrive in this era of unprecedented innovation? Will your company be among those leading the way forward, or will yours watch and wonder what happened, as your margins slip, market share erodes and more nimble competitors pull ahead?
With these pressing questions serving as backdrop, BuiltWorlds has assembled a world-leading group of visionary CEOs, venture capitalists, and industry change agents who will help us explore these complex issues and develop strategies for leveraging them. The goal is to send all the decision-makers who attend home with a much clearer understanding of how our industry is being reshaped, who is spurring that change, and what opportunities are now multiplying before us.
This is an event unlike any other in the built space.