ConExpo-Con/Agg, the largest international gathering in the Western Hemisphere for the construction industries, revealed an exciting line-up of featured speakers for its Tech Talks forum.
Speakers, whose presentations will be dubbed Tech Talks, will focus primarily on the growing opportunity for applied and blue-sky innovation to benefit infrastructure projects and construction jobsites. The lineup includes some of the world’s leading innovators, including:
- Wayne Rapp, director of manufacturing, Hyperloop One;
- D'Arcy Salzmann, senior director, Strategy, Microsoft HoloLens & Studio Manager, Future Bureau, Microsoft;
- Captains Mark & Scott Kelly, former NASA astronauts; and
- Scott Brusaw, co-founder, Solar Roadways.
“We are so proud to announce the 2017 program, which speaks not only to the caliber of the show, but also the vital connection between technology and construction,” said Rich Goldsbury, 2017 show chair and president of Doosan Bobcat North America & Oceania. “Technology is rapidly changing the way we do business across industries, and construction is no exception. The Tech Experience will push attendees to think beyond traditional perceptions of construction and imagine how technology can and will transform every aspect of our work.”
The Tech Talks forum features short yet content-rich presentations to inspire and inform attendees; it’s an integral component of the show’s new Tech Experience, examining the future technologies and innovations that will dramatically shape the construction industries, with a focus on the jobsite, workforce and infrastructure.
“Our Tech Talk speakers are among the influential people that are making tomorrow’s reality happen, and we’re excited to offer this opportunity to attendees; we know they’ll discover actionable knowledge to improve their businesses and prepare for the future,” said Goldsbury.