How can you create a team of people who will champion technology strategy inside your firm? In this amazing roundtable discussion, we'll explore techniques and ideas to prepare innovative teams within the context of an established company, focusing on how to get your change strategy off the drawing board. Finding like-minded individuals who share your vision is critical, but there are many more important steps when vying for a better process. We'll explore a multitude of strategies from Autodesk software and the real world that have worked in the past, as well as looking at what to avoid. How do you follow through? How do you propose a business case? What staffing do we need? If you are struggling to learn how to adapt your business to the fast-paced, ever-changing climate of technology implementation, then this is the roundtable for you!
- Learn to base your strategy around time-tested strategies
- Discover ways that others have been able to bring about real change to their firms’ processes
- Form a super group of like-minded passionate people
- Learn how to create connections with others who are facing the same challenges
Ryan is leading computational design efforts at DLR Group that range in practice from data analysis, data strategy, parametric modeling and data-driven design. He is evidence based certified as well as a licensed architect in several states. He is a technology enthusiast and designer with degrees in architecture and engineering. He is very active in the AECO industry and you will find him on the many forums collaborating and discussing his creative passions.
Kyle Martin is a Digital Design Manager at Gensler in Boston where he is primarily responsible for BIM Management and Dynamo implementation. In addition he oversees several initiatives related to computational design, digital fabrication, building performance, data visualization, and virtual reality. Martin is also an adjunct instructor of AEC technology courses at the Boston Architectural College and co-founder of design technology advocacy organizations that include Dynamo-litia Boston, ENCODE(Boston), the Design Technology Throwdown at Architecture Boston Expo, and the beyondAEC Symposium and Hackathon.
Cesar Escalante serves as Digital Design Technology Manager at HOK providing training, BIM implementation, and computation design support to the San Francisco and Seattle offices. He is a licensed Architect with 15 years of experience leveraging architecture and design tools as a practitioner, consultant and educator. Prior to HOK, Cesar worked for Flad Architects managing BIM workflows for large, technically complex, multimillion dollar manufacturing projects, and worked as an Senior Application Specialist for Ideate. He is passionate about computational design, digital prototyping, and a visual programming. César is a licensed architect, LEED accredited professional. He holds a dual Master degree in of Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas of El Salvador. He is the founder and coordinator of the San Francisco Dynamo User Group.