Chicago CIO Joins Constructech’s Technology Day 2016

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Constructech magazine is pleased to welcome Brenna Berman, chief information officer for the City of Chicago, as a speaker at its annual Technology Day event.

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With the ability to improve project delivery and the bottomline, it is time for the industry to come together to discuss how to best leverage this technology.

Carol Stream, Ill. – Aug. 5, 2016 – Construction has discovered the secret to improving the bottomline: disruptive technology. Today this comes in the form of 3D printing, augmented reality, drones, wearable devices, and so much more.

The IoT (Internet of Things) is perhaps the next big technology that is disrupting the construction industry. To address this trend, Constructech magazine is pleased to welcome Brenna Berman, chief information officer for the City of Chicago, as a speaker at its annual Technology Day event.

“The IoT is set to disrupt how the construction industry does business and this will impact our cities,” says Brenna Berman, chief information officer for the City of Chicago. “With the ability to improve project delivery and the bottomline, it is time for the industry to come together to discuss how to best leverage this technology.”

This half-day event welcomes technology visionaries to address members of the construction industry to discuss the leading–edge technology trends. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, August 18 at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Schaumburg, Ill.

As CIO for the City of Chicago, as well as head of the Dept. of Innovation and Technology, Brenna Berman has been the driving force of innovation in city government for past several years. Working directly with the mayor, she has demonstrated how analytic and engineering platforms can create efficiency across a wide variety of projects. She has also pushed the boundaries of what city government is capable of through many commercial and civic partnerships that go beyond her home of Chicago.

Berman, along with Chad Curry, managing director at the Center for REALTOR Technology Labs, will serve as panelists on the “IoT: Construction Becomes Connected” panel, which will be moderated by Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Constructech magazine, host of The Peggy Smedley Show, and founder of The Peggy Smedley Institute.

Here they will address topics such as wearables, augmented reality, robotics, and other connected devices or platforms that are connecting construction companies to more data, bringing the jobsite and office closer than ever.

“Brenna and Chad have amassed knowledge and experience that will further guide the discussion of technology in construction down new paths within building smarter cities and technology at the jobsite,” says Smedley. “Their unique perspective will widen the lens of what construction companies can accomplish within this new technological landscape.”

For a complete overview of Constructech’s Technology Day 2016 event, along with registration information and to learn more about this year’s sponsors Procore and Aconex visit https://constructech.com/tech-day/agenda/

About Constructech magazine
Constructech magazine is where construction and technology converge. The publication influences construction professionals to unleash the business value of technology. constructech.com

About Constructech Technology Day
Constructech Technology Day is a one-day conference that dives into discussions on the use of technology in the construction industry. The conference is open to a wide variety of attendees from project managers, CEOs, students, CTOs, IT directors, professors, and more. Technology Day provides attendees with the opportunity to identify ways to effectively use technology to be most efficient in the office and at the jobsite. constructech.com/tech-day

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