AI & AEC Tech Summit

An assembly of AEC industry pioneers coming together to explore and collaborate on the transformative impact of technological advancements shaping the field.

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Join us at the inaugural 2024 AI and AEC Tech Summit

With AI being the biggest potential modern-day disruptor in the AEC industry, this conference will provide valuable insights into technological developments on the technical and business side of running a firm of any size in this industry. Leaders will leave with strategies and tactics they can implement to give their people a competitive edge in the profession's future.

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AI is changing the game in AEC

Learn from the Best
Engage technology visionaries who are driving the AI revolution.
Collaborate + Connect
Share insights with market sector leaders and join forces to tackle AI implementation in your operations.
Actionable Strategies
Leave with concrete, implementable tactics to give your firm a competitive edge.
K.P. Reddy
Founder & Managing Partner
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Phil Bernstein
Associate Dean and Professor Adjunct
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Jeff Echols
Senior Advisor
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Stjepan Mikulic
Founder | CEO
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Edwin Marty
Chief Technology Officer
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Chester Ney
IT Director
Kristin Kautz
Artificial Intelligence Consultant & Partner
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Rohan Jawali
Founder & CEO
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Aadhar Garg
Co-Founder and Managing Principal, STEPS Consulting
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Chad Clinehens
President & CEO
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Jeremy Clarke
Director, Executive Search & Recruitment
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Ying Liu, LEED AP BD+C
Strategy Advisor
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Brandon Harms
Director of Cybersecurity Sales Engineering, Ascend Technologies

TUESDAy, MAY 21, 2024

5:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Meet other event attendees and speakers at the Rooftop Lounge, overlooking the panoramic views of the Porsche handling course and the runway at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

8:00 am
Summit Breakfast
9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Keynote with K.P. Reddy "This Changes Everything"

A brief history of AI and advanced technology, and why it is transforming the AEC industry. The key skills that you should be building to thrive in an AI driven future.

10:15 am
Networking Break
10:30 am
Perspective Panel: How AEC Firms are Leveraging AI for a Competitive Advantage

with Chester Ney of All4 and Jeff Echols of Shadow Partners, moderated by Kristin Kautz of Zweig Group

11:45 am
Summit Luncheon
12:45 pm
1:00 pm
Breakout Session 1

A: AI Strategic Plan and Leadership Vision with Ying Liu and Travis White of Zweig Group

B: Risk Mitigation in an AI and Data Driven Future with Brandon Harms of Edafio

2:15 pm
Breakout Session 2

A: Unlocking the Power of AI for Marketing and Business Development Success with Edwin Marty of OpenAsset

B: Your Data. Your AI. Your Advantage. with Aadhar Garg of STEPS Consulting

3:30 pm
Breakout Session 3

A: AI Tools for Recruiting and Retention with Jeremy Clarke of Zweig Group

B: Intelligence Harnessed: A Deep Dive into AI-assisted AEC Proposals with Rohan Jawali of Joist.AI

4:30 pm
Networking Break
5:30 pm
Cocktail Reception at the Heritage Gallery at the Porsche Experience Center

Exclusive access to the Porsche Heritage Gallery which features rotating displays of the brand’s racing and road car history.

Thursday May 23, 2024

8:00 am
Summit Breakfast
9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Keynote with Phil Bernstein "Acceleration, Augmentation, Value: Opportunities and Threats of AI in AEC"

The rapid development of machine learning technologies, and the breathless coverage of the same in the popular press, suggests that AEC professionals are mere months away from full replacement by robotic designers and construction workers. As these algorithms become increasingly powerful and integrated are they equally capable in the challenging contexts of imagining, procuring, construction and operating the built environment? This talk will examine the opportunities and threats in our industry presented by algorithms that can act autonomously, and where their deployment might offer strategic opportunities for those firms willing to exploit AI capabilities.

10:15 am
Networking Break
10:30 am
Shadow Ventures Incubator Pitch Contest

hosted by Jeff Echols

11:30 am
Networking Break
11:45 am
Summit Luncheon
12:30 pm
Conference Hot Topics Roundtables
1:30 pm
Closing Keynote with Stjepan Mikulic "Succeeding with AI: The 3 Pillars of AI Implementation"

Choosing the best AI tool is a one-hour job, but implementing that tool is a one-year job - and this is where most firms fail. Change management is an incredibly difficult process, regardless of how great the solution we have is. In this keynote, Stjepan will introduce different ways to approach change, choose the best methods, and implement AI successfully from the first try.

2:30 pm
AI & Tech Advisor and Demo Meetings (optional)
*Participants of this 1.5-day event will receive a certificate of completion indicating 8 LU/ 8 PDH/0.8 CEU earned. Zweig Group is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education.