2023 AEC Summit Key Takeaways

This year's virtual AEC Summit featured over 20 industry experts, including customers and partners, in 19 engaging sessions. Together we explored many innovative ways to build business resiliency  amidst an ever-shifting economic climate. Whether you are an existing Egnyte customer or are just discovering our solutions, this year’s summit had something for everyone.

Here's a quick overview of our most popular sessions.

Keynote

Building Resilience for Tomorrow’s Growth 

Featuring special guest Steve Jones of Dodge Data and Analytics and Ronen Vengosh, Head of Egnyte’s AEC Practice, they discussed how business (or data) resilient companies are harnessing new technologies to positively impact company profits.

Industry Use Cases

Making Project Data Easily Accessible

Steve Otto, Vice President and Director of Information Technology at Kirksey Architecture discussed his active journey toward working in the cloud.

Controlling Content Sprawl in Email

Demetrios Gianniris, Head of Operations and Technology at MG Engineering discussed how the firm teamed with mxHERO and Egnyte to ensure that critical documents attached as emails are properly classified, organized and made easily accessible to stakeholders.

Powering Decision-Making to Maximize Results

Tony Peters, Director of A/E Services at Gray Construction discussed how the firm utilizes AVAIL and Egnyte to locate project data for planning, design, and preconstruction.

Seamless Collaboration on Joint-Venture Projects

Michael Smith, CISO at HKS, discussed how the firm leverages Egnyte's secure cloud document repository to provide a centralized source of truth and enable seamless collaboration between multiple organizations.

An Engineering Firm’s CMMC Compliance Journey

Brad Hall, Vice President at ERRG shared his company’s journey to CMMC 2.0 compliance and provides lessons learned for companies going down the same certification path.

Overcoming File Management Struggles with SharePoint

Jennifer Suerth, Senior VP of Virtual Construction at Pepper Construction discussed how the firm made the switch from SharePoint to Egnyte to provide enhanced document visibility, improved team collaboration, and saved on overhead costs due to fewer processing errors.

Industry Trends

Latest Tech Trends for Design and Construction

Industry leaders from RIOS, Brasfield & Gorrie, and Power Design explored the potential of our economy, shared their industry knowledge, and discussed closer partnership between IT and project teams.

Evaluating Technology Innovation for Your Organization

Brian Zwart, IT Director at AET, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm, talked about driving change through a comprehensive business evaluation of technology needs and comparing field end-user current and future states.

Maximizing Your Data and Tech Trends for Small and Mid-size Contractors

ABC's Matt Abeles and Gaylor Electric’s Jack Hineman discussed how technology, deployed properly, can help small to mid-sized contractors improve operations, keep costs low, and ultimately grow their businesses.

Product Innovation

Egnyte revealed powerful capabilities tailored to the AEC industry, highlighting their platform with feature demonstrations and live Q&A sessions with product and solution engineering experts.

  • Project Homepage. Makes file search a breeze, granting users an easy access to frequently used files and a way to easily keep tabs on their projects, bypassing complex folder structures.
  • PDF Annotations. Eliminates the hassle of special software or the time-consuming process of printing, scanning, and emailing documents when making edits.
  • Document Classification. Automates and simplifies the classification and discovery of essential files like drawings, specifications, RFIs, and submittals.
  • BIM File Preview. Preview Revit and Navisworks files from Egnyte’s WebUI without a license with the ability to view, pan, orbit and measure.

If you missed this year’s AEC Summit, don’t worry. You can still get access to all the sessions and live demos by registering here.

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