Only a few years ago, we saw the introduction of new technologies such as 3D parametric and intelligent bidirectional design tools. Now we are trying to retrofit them to serve our ability to design and deliver products in ways that are very complex. We've heard a lot about the trends and tools, but we have spent little time addressing the impact on the people in our organizations. We can teach skill sets, but shifting people's approach to design, collaboration, and build among themselves, their consultants, and clients through technology is now an urgent issue that may decide between the success and failure of our financial investments. In this roundtable session, we look at the key variables that keep our staff from embracing this new way of doing business. We provoke the legal, financial, cultural and technological aspects of our transformation, only to realize that we have years of processes to undo to make our new approach worth investing in.
- Focus on investing in people and their culture to help them
- Restructure business relationships under new technology collaboration and openness
- Identify how to further the knowledge of critical veteran staff with new technology trends
- Identify how to re-educate legal, IT, and HR to retool their business approach
Joseph Joseph, a passionate visionary and technology evangelist at heart, has dedicated over 18 years and his entire career to successfully driving vital change into design, engineering, and construction (mid-size Fortune 500) organizations by focusing on technology through strategic, cultural, and human values/change-management tactics. He recently joined Walt Disney Imagineering's Practice Technologies division as a technology executive + Imagineer to oversee technology strategy and implementation across all of Imagineering's facilities, shows, and rides from design through construction. Joseph is a veteran AU speaker, deeply active in the software industry and currently serving on the Autodesk Customer Advisory Board. He went to school in architecture, minored in information technology, and is genuinely interested in preparing the next generation of students to come into the work place by serving on multiple advisory boards at the higher-education level.