On May 13 and 14, Building Design+Construction held their third Accelerate Live event in New York City. The event brought together some exceptional speakers who showcased work on transforming their businesses and teams with digital capabilities. For my talk, I chose to challenge some underlying assumptions about digital transformation and the need for strategies that … Continue reading Get the Lead Out – Overcoming the Barriers in Digital Transformation
Visitors of this blog know that I often discuss digital transformation by reflecting on experiences working with other businesses. As a consultant I have personally seen companies both thrive and struggle with the changes that new digital workflows, technologies, and skills are bring to the workplace. Like many of the businesses we consult with, Proving … Continue reading Our ongoing digital transformation
This past year, I have been giving a lecture titled “How do you eat an elephant?” Within the narrative I frame the measure of success of digital transformation as hinging on the ability to address larger, persistent challenges facing the world of building design and construction. Chief among these problems is flat productivity, increasing construction waste, and a growing skills gap.
Today, construction is seeing heavy investments in digital capabilities. From 2010 to 2017, construction technology companies garnered $10 billion in investment funding. As of July, VC investments have hit $1.05 billion for 2018. In the context of design and construction companies, this is translating into serious investment for creating and executing digital strategies. As consultants, … Continue reading Five habits that are keeping your digital strategy from working