ABC Tech and Innovation Symposium Agenda: 12:00 PM -- Lunch 1:00 PM -- 1st Session: Cybersecurity - James Bowen, The Five Nines 2:00 PM -- 2nd Session: Drones/Laser Scanners - Corey Bell, BuildingPoint 3:00 PM -- 3rd Session: Safety Tech/Labor Tracking - Guido Mangani, Field Control Analytics 4:00 PM -- 4th Session: Current Tech Trends/Top 5 Tech Impacting ABC Members - Matt Abeles, ABC National 5:00 PM -- Networking and Vendor Happy Hour!


Corey Bell
Corey Bell
BuildingPoint Mid-America & North-Atlantic
Topic: DRONES/ LASER SCANNERS Corey Bell is the Chief Executive Officer for BuildingPoint Mid-America (BPMA) and BuildingPoint North-Atlantic (BPNA). Corey is responsible for managing the overall business operations of BuildingPoint, as well as scoping appropriate software and hardware solutions for clients. Before joining BPMA, Corey was a Director of Preconstruction and BIM Manager. He has over 20 years of experience in construction ranging from working in the field as a carpenter and superintendent to roles in the office as a project manager and estimator for sizeable general contracting firms.
Matthew Abeles
Matthew Abeles
Vice President, Construction Technology and Innovation
ABC National
Topic: TRENDS/ TOP 5 TECHNOLOGIES IMPACTING ABC MEMBERS Matthew Abeles is the Vice President of Construction Technology and Innovation for Associated Builders and Contractors. In this role, Abeles spearheads efforts to integrate construction technology and innovation into all aspects of ABC’s strategic initiatives, including total human health, world-class safety and workforce development. His team provides ABC members resources, including ABC’s annual Tech Report, ABC’s Tech Marketplace, and ABC’s Tech Alliance, and leads the ABC construction tech and innovation committee. Matt is responsible for ensuring our members use technology to help them be safer, more profitable and win more work. He is also helping many ABC chapters coordinate and host tech events of all sizes to bring value to members and ensure our members are equipped to handle some of the industry's cybersecurity hurdles. Abeles, who has advised and raised capital for many construction technology companies, is a recognized leader in the field. In 2014, he co-founded BuiltWorlds, a media company and digital network for construction, real estate, finance and development leaders, which hosts global events and produces industry research. In this role, he was responsible for outreach to established and emerging players in the construction and real estate sectors developing next-generation technologies.
Guido Mangani
Guido Mangani
National Account Executive
Field Control Analytics
Topic: SAFETY TECH/ LABOR TRACKING Guido has been at the forefront of construction design and new technologies for ten years, working on projects large and small including JFK Airport, 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and most recently Buffalo Bills Stadium. His committee work has taken him to the heart of the construction industry, helping draft policy to reduce risk and raise safety standards. Having worked on hundreds of projects across the globe Guido has been fortunate to live in Buenos Aires, Manchester, Washington, DC and New York where he has led teams on award winning projects.
James Bowen
James Bowen
President & Founder
Five Nines Technology Group
Topic: CYBERSECURITY James Bowen started in IT by implementing the first network and computer systems in his father’s electrical contracting company, Quantum Electric, while in high school. James went on and founded Five Nines in 2006, and the company quickly grew to land on the INC 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States and has since become the largest MSP in the region. James graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan in 2000 in Computer Science and earned his Master of Business Administration - Executive in 2013 from the University of Nebraska. James is an adjunct professor for the Executive MBA program at UNO and serves on the Board of Directors for several institutions.


Thursday, August 17th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch - Founder's Club
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Session 1: James Bowen - Cybersecurity

Covering relevant examples of cyber security and the responsibility of the IT portion in organizations. A discussion around Cyber Attack incident response and a brief status update on Artificial Intelligence.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Session 2: Corey Bell - Drones/Laser Scanners

A survey of new drone and laser scanner technology and how this tech affects the construction industry, More Information soon to come.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Session 3: Guido Mangani - Safety Tech/Labor Tracking

Field Control Analytics will discuss how we capture labor data analytics which is then used to drive on-field productivity and cost savings to projects. We do that through site access control, this tracks who is on your site with realtime labor census. From there we can extrapolate payroll and insurance data and through our Learning Management System that can help raise safety standards.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Session 4: Matt Abeles - Current Trends/Top 5 Tech Impacting ABC Members

How tech companies are providing support to overcome today’s obstacles. Insight into major tech trends for contractors of all sizes, and how ABC has resources, and partnerships to help members across the way. Discussion on how to build a culture to successfully innovate as well.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Networking and Vendor Happy Hour
Founder's Club

This Event Has Been Cancelled

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