More than 240 construction industry professionals and leading experts attended the inaugural COINS Construction Innovation Conference & Exhibition in London on 8 February 2017 to discuss the future of the sector.
Attendees heard from a range of notable speakers from companies including KPMG LLP, Laing O’Rourke, Tesla, Microsoft, Tideway and others. The agenda covered topics such as the role of technology in transforming construction, operations and maintenance; information management and the value of connected data; , and how to build innovation strategies for contractors and home builders.
Watch the video highlights from the conference.
Our first Construction Innovation Conference & Exhibition was a great success with attendees enjoying great discussion and networking opportunities. We look forward to building the event into a key platform for innovation in the sector over the years to come.”
Stuart Binstock, CEO and president of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and David Wightman, Senior VP and Western Region Surety Practice Leader of Willis Towers Watson talk about CFMA and explore the potential for a similar organisation in the UK. CFMA is a non profit US organisation dedicated to serving the education needs of today's construction financial professionals.
Leila Martine, Director of New Device Experiences for Microsoft, talks about the paradigm shift from physical to virtual reality and their blending into "mixed reality" that underlays the development of the Microsoft HoloLens. With real life examples, she showcases the potential it has right now "when you change the way you see the world."
Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on the science of high performance. Watch a short excerpt from his hour long presentation to conference attendees, based on his book Black Box Thinking. In his talk, he focussed on how to identify and pursue marginal gains, how to boost creativity, and argued that individuals and organisations cannot excel unless they are prepared to learn from their mistakes.
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