LAI Tech Day Keynote Speaker – James Benham

Sometimes all the stars align.

It started when the LAI team was in a brainstorming session for our Second Annual Tech Day, (April 30th at the FireSky Resort in Scottsdale). The meeting’s goal – who we could invite as a Subject Matter Expert that would appeal to a broad attendee base? Someone Sage-savvy but not an employee; someone who knows technology not only as a user but a visionary; someone who knows the perils and pitfalls within the construction industry…

One of the names that popped up was “that JBKnowledge guy” from the sales team. Ergo, James Benham’s name was officially thrown into the ‘Possible Speaker’ hat

Coincidentally the next week, at the SAME time I was researching James Benham’s site and downloading his CV and speaking topics, Ed Ledgerwood was listening LIVE to James in Las Vegas, at ConExpo. Ed shoots me a text from his iPhone, as I simultaneously email him from home base – and the message was the same from both of us: “This guy is PERFECT!”

Amazingly, the stars aligned – and we caught the star!

Why, you ask, did we think Mr. Benham would be perfect for Tech Day? His topic, “Construction Technology Forecast: Collaboration, Integration and Cloud Computing” dovetails perfectly with the theme of Tech Day — “Weathering the Project Lifecycle.”

Here’s a preview of his keynote address:

Have you ever questioned the security of data in the cloud? Wanted to learn more about integrating your independent software and how it could benefit your firm? Or what augmented reality will look like on the jobsite? In this dynamic session, James Benham sorts through the latest trends in building technologies, identifying short-term fads and long-term game changers from tablets and mobile applications to virtual BIM and augmented reality.

 Learn about real companies whose implementation of innovative technology has allowed them to maximize efficiency. Mr. Benham will also discuss the results of the second annual Construction Technology Integration Report, revealing how over 700 construction professionals are employing and integrating technology on building projects.

Want to know more? Join us on April 30th, in beautiful downtown Scottsdale! There will be two more general sessions, as well as specialized sessions (Sage 100 / Sage 300, etc.), and one-on-one availability with Sage Certified Consultants, Integration Partners and more! Learn more about Tech Day here. Follow Tech Day on twitter @#LAITechDay.

Find out more about James at either of these web sites; Follow him on several twitter accounts @JamesMBenham, @JBKnowledge, @SmartBidNet; and Facebook at “Smartbidnet Online Construction Bid Software.”