VISIONX SPEAKERS

VisionX is excited to have a speaking lineup that is designed to inspire the construction industry with the innovation and tools required for building construction businesses in 2020 and beyond. With educational topics covering virtual reality, job site technologies, futurist concepts, aerial data, and much more. This event has something for every part of the commercial construction industry. Below you can learn more about the speakers who are confirmed for VisionX educational sessions.

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SCOTT KLOSOSKY
FUTURE POINT OF VIEW - EDMOND, OK
Keynote Breakfast &
Breakout Session Speaker

PRESENTATION TOPICS

Keynote - Trends, Technology and Taking the Lead

Breakout Session - Practical Ways Leaders Can

Leverage Technology

Scott is the Founding Partner of a technology consulting firm, Future Point of View (FPOV), where he regularly advises C-suite executives inside some of the nation’s most recognizable organizations. 

Scott has developed the innovative concept of HUMALOGY®, the blending of technology and humanity. Humalogy provides a framework on how leaders can best balance technology and human effort to make processes more

efficient and effective.

A widely sought after speaker, Scott Klososky speaks to audiences around the world on a range of topics including cybersecurity, leadership, data intelligence, trendspotting, digital marketing, and finding the Humalogy balance. He has developed a reputation for delivering informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining presentations.

For much of his career, Scott has been devoted to helping organizations protect their digital assets and pilot what is becoming an increasingly critical area for the health and survival of all: cybersecurity. He has spoken in front of the FBI’s Cyber Warfare Conference and the Federal Government for Financial Accountants. He is driven to ensure that all organizations can effectively protect themselves from cyberattack.

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ROB PETERSON 
CEMEN TECH 
Breakout Session Speaker

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Volumetric Concrete Technology and the Tools Needed to Drive a Successful Construction Business

Rob Peterson oversees Cemen Tech’s ACCU-POUR dispatch software platform working with customers to leverage technology in their concrete businesses. He started his career as a Software Engineer and Consultant with Cerner Corporation. He spent 13 years with Expense Reduction Analysts, a global consulting firm. Rob also spent time as a Director of Sales in the equipment finance industry. Rob has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He and his wife, Katie, have three daughters, Ellie, Grace, and Sophie. He loves coaching youth soccer, golf, triathlon, and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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KRIS MOORMAN 
CEMEN TECH
Breakout Session Speaker

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Volumetric Concrete Technology and the Tools Needed to Drive a Successful Construction Business

 

The leader for Cemen Tech Momentum and Cemen Tech marketing since 2016, Kris Moorman has been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve. (25 years, if you’re counting). During that time, she was an independent consultant, helped found a prominent Des Moines, Iowa marketing agency, and oversaw strategic campaigns for clients in Portland, Maine.

Kris has worked with companies of all sizes — from start-ups to Motorola — focusing on sustainability in business, green building, new technologies, public relations, and securing capital. Now at Cemen Tech she’s buried in concrete and had never realized it is literally everywhere you look.

MOGENS SMED 
FALKBUILT LTD. - CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Breakout Session Speaker

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Digital by Default Era

Mogens was born in Denmark and moved to Canada with his family when he was 4 years old. He believes in combining old construction beliefs he learned from being the son of a cabinet maker, with new ideas for the future of construction. Today, Mogens is internationally considered the leading voice of Digital Interior Construction.     

In the 1970’s, Mogens Smed, following in his father’s footsteps, started in the office furniture business. In the mid-nineties, SMED International, European-inspired contract furniture and modular wall manufacturer became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ. In 2000, SMED International was profitability sold for $300 million to Haworth Inc.   

 In 2004, Mogens founded DIRTT Environmental Solutions which stands for Doing It Right This Time, the integration of design, manufacturing and construction via a video-game experience. Smed took DIRTT from zero to $350 million in 12 years. Hundreds of hospitals, schools and leading companies including Apple, Google, LinkedIn and Netflix have DIRTT-designed buildings and headquarters. Mogens has spent decades combining craftsmanship and technology to disrupt and radically improve construction processes. 

 As giving up is not in his books, at 71, he launched a Digital Interior Construction Company called Falkbuilt.  Mogens was awarded an honorary degree from Southern Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 2007, was named Environmental Champion by Interiors & Sources magazine in 2004 and was recognized by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for his work in 2010.

DAN JOHNSON
PRICE ELECTRIC - ROBINS, IA
Breakout Session Speaker 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Utilization of 3D Technology for General Contractor's 

 

Dan has been an electrician since 1989 and joined Price Industrial in 1997 as an Iowa licensed journeyman electrician. Since then, he has created various roles at Price Industrial, including the safety officer program and the virtual modeling department Virtual Construction Services (VCS). Heavily involved with planning and prefabrication, Dan is currently the operations manager where his true passion is making and managing processes that are ‘lean’ and providing services for fellow employees, partners, and customers.

JUSTIN DEVORE
ATG USA - PHOENIX, AZ
Breakout Session Speaker 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Behind the Scenes, Diving into Reality Capture...Drones, Lasers, and Other Devices!

 

Justin has 18 years of experience in the AEC industry and has a genuine passion for making things come to life and sharing knowledge with others. He started using AutoCAD during high school and used that experience as a

foundation for his career. 

He has an associate degree in Architectural Design/Drafting and has been using Autodesk products since 1997 starting with AutoCAD R12. Justin started working as a civil drafter before moving up to designer and managed a team of drafters. Later served as CAD and IT support for a large national firm.

From residential subdivisions to large commercial centers, Justin has been involved in many types of civil and construction projects. He has spent a few years in the field working for a surveyor as well. Justin is a licensed drone pilot and has been flying and teaching customers how to use drones and other reality capture devices within in their respective businesses.

BRENT REDMAN
MECHDYNE CORPORATION - Marshalltown, IA 
Breakout Session Speaker 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Introduction to Implementing 

Virtual Reality in Construction 

 

Brent excels at understanding his client’s needs and objectives to provide solutions that are right for them. His focus is on building long term partnerships with clients and helping them achieve their goals.

Brent has a 19-year history with Mechdyne in Engineering, Sales Support and Sales. Currently, Brent supports clients in the Oil & Gas, Higher Education and Aerospace & Defense Markets as well as many others. Brent’s ability to leverage his unique knowledge of the VR and AV/IT worlds helps increase the success of our clients.

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YAZ SHQARA
AUTODESK CONSTRUCTION CLOUD
BROOMFIELD, CA

Breakout Session Speaker 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Big Data & Predictive Analytics in Construction

 

Yaz is a Technical Solutions Executive at Autodesk, a position that he has held for the past 3 years..  Before joining Autodesk, Yaz worked with various Construction companies including Trammell Crow Residential, Tripp Construction, and Turner Construction where he gained valuable experience working as a project engineer or project manager on projects ranging from $80M to $5.5B.  Yaz holds B.S. in Civil Engineering and is passionate about technology and how it can efficiently connect the dots for the day to day workflows and facilitate uninterrupted construction process.

TAYLOR OLP
MIRON CONSTRUCTION | GREEN BAY, WI
Breakout Session Speaker 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Linking the Future of Construction

 

In his role as virtual construction specialist at Miron Construction, Taylor provides assistance to the construction services team to facilitate 3D coordination. He assembles 3D models, provides model management for clash detection and conflict identification/resolution, and manages model changes. Taylor leads construction project teams with both technology-based equipment/asset tracking, and commissioning technology for downstream success. He also assists marketing and business development with materials for case study applications in Virtual Reality, and maintains and nurtures working relationships with subcontractors, project team members, and owners. Taylor earned an Associate Degree in Architectural Technology from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

BLAKE TITUS
MIRON CONSTRUCTION | GREEN BAY, WI
Breakout Session Speaker 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Linking the Future of Construction

 

Blake has been active in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry for 12 years. The first five years, Blake worked at an architecture firm, implementing Revit and working as a BIM/CAD technician. For the past seven years, Blake has been at Miron Construction as a Virtual Construction Specialist. He has been the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) lead on over $1 billion in construction project work and has been an integral part in moving Miron's technologies forward, establishing Miron as a VDC leader in the Midwest. Blake is a licensed architect in the state of Wisconsin and has been using Autodesk products since 2005.