Wes Smith set to speak as AEC Futurist on EngTech panel at The Future of Money and Technology Summit, San Francisco

AECCloud Founder and Cloud Executive Officer, Wes Smith will be speaking at The Future of Money & Technology on December 4th in San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings together the best and brightest visionaries in money and FinTech, including startups, entrepreneurs, developers, press, investors, services and solutions providers. Panelists will discuss the evolving money ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment. The conference topics will cover Bitcoin, Ethereum, Other Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, Tokens, Blockchain, Banking, Investors, Startups and more!

Dan Robles from IEBC extended the invite to Wes to speak on the EngTech panel "How will Blockchain, AI, AV, AR impact the Engineering Profession?" as an AEC Futurist.

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Panel Summary: There is not enough money to meet the infrastructure needs of society. In order to bring those costs down we must develop a fundamentally new project delivery system utilizing new technologies to the fullest – but at what cost?Tim Chapman’s wonderful video (to be shown – see here) describes the potential and perils that blockchain, artificial intelligence, autonomous machinery, and augmented reality may pose to the industry. How are we to create senior engineers needed for innovation if the formative junior level jobs are performed by machines? Alternatives?

Read More: Interested in more info on these issues and the potential role of Blockchain for the AEC Industry?  Check out some further resources below:

IEBC Whitepaper including Engineering Blockchain Applications

Dan Robles Breaking down blockchain [Video]

Project Management Blockchain series by Marc Minnee

The Impact of Blockchain Technology on the Construction Industry by Dave Hughes

Construction Open Software Alliance Consortium focused on developing standards for the AEC Industry.

Wes Smith, AEC Cloud, Cloud Executive Officer

Passionate about people and process driven technology, Wes Smith has 20 years experience enabling AEC Industry leaders & participants with business focused technology. He has participated in thought leadership sessions with AGC, Constructech and ENR Magazines as well as Citrix, Oracle, Trimble and Viewpoint.

His company, AEC Cloud, is a certified Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and developer with extensive experience providing intranets, hosting, integration, and business technology consulting services to the AEC Industry. Major clients include Hensel Phelps, The New York Times, The Pentagon Renovation Program, and Turner Construction.

AEC Cloud EVENT: How to Increase Your Construction IT ROI :: RECAP :: THANK YOU!!!!

Just WOW!

Our first event was more than any of us here expected. Great speakers, great space and great audience!!

Christine Burger, President of Burger Consulting Group, opened the session in our space at Stone Brewery in San Diego, CA.

If you have never heard him speak, the guy is literally full of incredible knowledge, experience and insight into technology today in the work space, and in particular with the AEC industry.

Next up was Jeremy Sibert, CIO at Hensel Phelps. Jeremy has literally transformed Hensel Phelps' IT department, processes and corporate thinking when it comes to IT and the ever changing landscape of adopting technology in the work place. Incredible hands on experience over the past 8 years working there, which he freely shared with the audience. A truly incredible opportunity for us all.

Steve Maddox of Viewpoint brought his expertise and knowledge of technology in the AEC space and how his clients were utilizing different software suites to maximize their ROI in the IT department.

The event then went into a round table discussion between the three along with our CEO here at AEC Cloud, Wes Smith joining in with insights into current challenges and future opportunities in the AEC IT space.

Just an incredible experience to listen to these speakers, and the audience was blown away. Here are a couple of the comments from the post event survey:

Spot ON!

Thank you! That was a wonderful event.

Very credible SME's. I appreciated the insight.

Thank you again to all the participants that helped make this event above and beyond what we could have imagined.

We are working on editing the video into bite size pieces now and will let you know when we have that posted for viewing on our website.

Stay tuned for the next educational event. We are working on the details now and will will announce it soon.

 

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

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Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

AEC Cloud EVENT: How to Increase Your Construction IT ROI :: Agenda Confirmed

The agenda has been finalized and we are ready for what appears to be a VERY good event!

Do not miss this FREE event!

  • IT Trends in Construction Christian Burger, President Burger Consulting Group
  • The CEO conversation: Budgeting, planning, resources, IT Governance Jeremy Sibert, Chief Information Officer at Hensel Phelps
  • Integrated versus Best-in Class: Considerations, trends, risk, cost Steve Maddox, Viewpoint Director of Sales
  • Implementation Strategies: Resources, ambition, change management, risk Christian Burger, Steve Maddox
  • Infrastructure: Movement to cloud, security, data Jeremy Sibert, Christian Burger
  • Open Form (audience questions)

    In our ongoing FREE educational luncheon events, we are excited to host three of the industry's leaders in IT and best practice implementation.

This is a FREE educational luncheon. Do not miss this this event!

If you have not signed up yet, there are still a few spaces left!

Click here to save your spot.

Please note: Space is limited. Let us know if you have any questions, info@aeccloud.com

Special Educational Luncheon Event February 09, 2017  ·  Stone Brewing, San Diego, CA

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 16 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

Event UPDATE: Jeremy Sibert, CIO of Hensel Phelps, to Speak

In our ongoing FREE educational luncheon events, we are excited to announce that Jeremy Sibert, Chief Information Officer at Hensel Phelps, will be joining us to talk about their experiences, challenges and insights. In case you do not know Jeremy, here are a few highlights of his recent accomplishments.

  • Jeremy Sibert is the Corporate Director of Technology for HENSEL PHELPS. 
  • Responsible for the strategic planning and deployment of all technology used across the company.
  • Has worked for HENSEL PHELPS for thirteen years.
  • Project Manager responsible for the successful completion of the renovation of Wedges 2-5 at the Pentagon.
  • Led his team to adopt a paperless environment utilizing technology and visualization to plan, communicate, and execute this highly complex project.
  • Worked with AEC Cloud for the past 12 years implementing IT initiatives throughout Hensel Phelps corporate

This is a FREE educational luncheon. If you have not signed up yet, there are still a few spaces left!

Click here to save your spot.

Please note: Space is limited. Let us know if you have any questions, info@aeccloud.com

Special Educational Luncheon Event February 09, 2017  ·  Stone Brewing, San Diego, CA

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 16 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

Event: How to Increase Your Construction IT ROI

Special Educational Luncheon Event

February 09, 2017  ·  Stone Brewing, San Diego, CA

 

ROI is what drives and sustains a business. Your investments have to bring some value higher than the initial investment in order for it to be worth the effort, time and money.

AEC IT Department's ROI are no different. The time, money and effort you put into your IT initiatives have to bring back some value to the company, help increase productivity and the overall bottom line.

In this 3 hour, morning session, we will introduce three speakers from leading companies in the AEC space. They will be sharing their personal "real world" experiences with you, showing you how they work daily to increase their IT department ROI. 

Join us and learn first hand how other AEC companies are operating in this fast paced, IT fueled world.

Afterwards there will be a lunch, and of course there will be the world famous Stone Brewing offerings on tap.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Click here to save your spot.

Please note: Space is limited. Let us know if you have any questions, info@aeccloud.com

 


Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 16 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

CMFA 2014 Las Vegas: Wesley Smith Presentation (Powerpoint with Audio)

CMFA 2014 Las Vegas Powerpoint presentation by Wesley Smith, with audio discussing cloud hosting for the AEC industry, NIST cloud definition, Public cloud, Hybrid cloud, Private Cloud, Hensel Phelps, Unified Application Management. Learn more about hosting your data and software on servers located outside the physical office, increasing productivity, mobility and lowering cost.

If you are thinking about moving all or part of your business to the cloud, give us a call and let us show you how to leverage the myriad benefits of cloud hosting.

 

 

AEC Cloud Best Practices Webinar with Hagen Business Systems

Yesterday we had a nice opportunity to co-market and educate ourselves and the industry with one of our business partners, Hagen Business Systems out of Phoenix, AZ.  The Webinar covered popular concerns about leveraging Cloud Based solutions and best practices to avoid common pitfalls.  We'll have a Video replay up soon.

Constructech Technology Day 2013 | Cloud Exhibit, Expert Discussions & More

We are looking forward to Constructech Technology Day 2013.

Event Activities:

We will be exhibiting in the vendor showcase so come by and visit us.  As always, we will have experienced staff on site prepared to talk about real, in depth, end to end cloud solutions and issues facing the AEC Industry.

Jeremy Sibert, Director of IT, Hensel Phelps and Wes Smith, Cloud Executive Officer, The Cram Group, are speaking, October 4th @ 2:25 PM.  The topic is Big Data and Business Intelligence.

AEC Industry Competencies:

If you are not familiar with us, we are one of the longest running, innovative providers of cohesive solutions including hosting, software, and services for the AEC Industry.  We have been responsible for or part of teams that have implemented large and small scale solutions from a range of companies from owners like The New York Times, to North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and The Pentagon Renovation Program to a range of global and regional builders like Hensel Phelps, Turner, Torcon and The J Companies.

Why is this important?  This means in addition to our unique understanding of the AEC Industry and related end to end IT management , we get the nuances of managing the software, platform and infrastructure IT layers required to run the products both individually and as part(s) of a cohesive system.

Connect with Us:

If you are interested in learning more, a demo or discussing options around solutions for the AEC Industry, please visit us at the conference or contact us using the options below.

Contact Info: The Cram Group Contact Info

Web Form: AECCloud Information Request

Twitter: AECCloudCom

Unified Cloud Solutions Video from AGC IT Forum 2013 Part 4/4

Segment 4 is the continuation of Q&A with numerous questions from the audience and more discussion from Jeremy Sibert and Wes Smith. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqAAt29f2zA&w=420&h=315]

Unified Cloud Solutions Video from AGC IT Forum 2013 Part 3/4

Segment 3 is the continuation of Wes Smith speaking on Integration and Interoperability within the AEC Industry. The second half includes commentary from Wes Smith and Jeremy Sibert on various topics as well as the beginning of Q&A. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9PivqyMskU&w=420&h=315]

Unified Cloud Solutions Video from AGC IT Forum 2013 Part 2/4

Segment 2 is the continuation of Wes Smith speaking about the NIST Cloud Definition and how to apply it to your cloud transition. After the definition Wes breaks into several major areas of interest for AEC Industry participants such as Unified Application Management, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Content Management, Interoperability and Integration. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnM_qllahmA&w=420&h=315]

Unified Cloud Solutions Video from AGC IT Forum 2013 Part 1/4

Segment 1 contains introductions and the 1st section by Jeremy Sibert from Hensel Phelps Construction Co.  Primary topics are a Google survey on cloud, Pre 2010 state of the AEC Industry, the Apple fueled bridge to utopia, the cloud puzzle, cloud confusion, the unified cloud goal, and various questions along the way. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqT4SO0pq_M&w=420&h=315]

Unified Cloud Solutions Presentation

We recently spoke @ Viewpoint Collaborate 2013 on Unified Cloud Solutions.  We covered a range of solutions topics including Unified Application Management, Business Intelligence, Integration and Interoperability.  To illustrate these solutions, we used examples from our work at the Pentagon, New York Times, and other clients as well as a range of AEC vendor offerings. Based on a range of feedback, our demystification of Cloud and our vision of the future is a great framework for getting non technical and technical teams on a level playing field for communication.

Click Here to Request a Copy!

Viewpoint Collaborate 2013 | Cloud Exhibit, Expert Discussions & More

We are looking forward to Viewpoint Collaborate 2013.

Event Activities:

We will be exhibiting in the vendor showcase so come by and visit us in booth #5.  As always, we will have experienced staff on site prepared to talk about real, in depth, end to end cloud solutions vs. sales and marketing fluff.

Our President and Cloud Executive Officer Wes Smith is speaking at Collaborate 2013 on Wednesday, September 18th, 10:30AM.  The topic is Unified Cloud Solutions for Efficiency and Productivity.   Wes has been a guest speaker at 4 past Viewpoint events as well as numerous events for ENR and Constructech Magazines.

We also have a group of runners that are planning to meet a few mornings to get to know each other a bit better and burn off some of that great food from the famous Portland gourmet food trucks.

Viewpoint Competencies:

We are a Viewpoint Development partner and our competencies around Viewpoint products include Application Hosting, Unified Application Management Software, Mobile Software, and advanced technical services for V6, Content Manager and other products.

AEC Industry Competencies:

If you are not familiar with us, we are one of the longest running, innovative providers of cohesive solutions including hosting, software, and services for the AEC Industry.  We have been responsible for or part of teams that have implemented large and small scale solutions from a range of companies from owners like The New York Times, to North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and The Pentagon Renovation Program to a range of global and regional builders like Hensel Phelps, Turner, Torcon and The J Companies.

Why is this important?  This means in addition to our unique understanding of the AEC Industry and related end to end IT management , we get the nuances of managing the software, platform and infrastructure IT layers required to run the products both individually and as part(s) of a cohesive system.

Connect with Us:

If you are interested in learning more, a demo or discussing options on Viewpoint products as part of a Unified Cloud Solution, please contact us [Click Here] and we can schedule an appointment at Viewpoint Collaborate 2013 or any time that is convenient for you.

Contact Info: The Cram Group Contact Info

Web Form: AECCloud Information Request

Twitter: AECCloudCom

TCG to Participate in Viewpoint Collaborate 2013

We had a great time in Portland last year and are pretty excited for this years annual conference.   Certainly one of the top AEC Industry events we have been to (and we've been to a lot) including location, educational perspective, client, vendor & partner attendance.  We will be sponsoring and speaking this year in a special session on Unified Cloud Solutions for the AEC  Industry.  We're looking forward to highlighting the innovative work we have been able to do around the family of Viewpoint Offerings. http://www.construction.com/events/2013/FutureTechSF/default.asp

2012-10-05, Constructech Technology Day 2012 | TCG Sponsorship & Speaking

The Cram Group participates and provides sponsorship for Technology Day 2012 - Constructech's annual Conference held October 5, 2012 at the Mariott in San Mateo. Wes Smith, Cloud Executive Officer from The Cram Group, speaks about "Serving up the Cloud".

2012-09-14, Meridian Customer Summit | Exhibit, Sponsorship & Speaking

The Cram Group attends and provides silver sponsorship for Meridian Systems annual Customer Summit 2012 and exhibited in the partner show case. Wes Smith, Cloud Executive Officer from The Cram Group, one of the prominent speaker over the years, shared the importance of Cloud Technologies.

2012-04-12, Construction Imaging Peer Exchange, Denver

The Cram Group attends and speaks about NIST cloud standards at the Construction Imaging Peer Exchange event in Denver, CO.

2012-03-08, Construction Imaging Peer Exchange, Oakland

The Cram Group attends Construction Imaging Peer Exchange event in Oakland, CA

2012-03-16, Construction Imaging Peer Exchange, NC

The Cram Group attends and sponsors the Construction Imaging Peer Exchange event in Charlotte, NC.