Asset 12 Asset 10 Asset 11 autodesk_icon_font_1_18_17_start_over-01

Keyboard ALT + g to toggle grid overlay

Mark LaBell Jr

ES125392: Innovation and Hackathons: Starting a Program that Ensures Relevance in Your Industry

(Duration 59:09)

  • Save to my AU Saved

Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to implement a hackathon for any budget
  • Learn the importance of creating and sustaining a culture of innovation
  • Learn how to apply industry-proven tools for innovation on any project
  • Learn strategies to discuss innovation with senior management and get buy-in

Description

Description

Have you ever had a dream, idea, or passion to inspire change in your organization? Innovation and hackathons seem to be all the rage these days-they're all over the Internet as ways to transform your business. This industry talk will discuss how a stodgy Midwestern EPCM (engineering, procurement, and construction management) organization took the leap of faith with a first hackathon in 2014, going on to make the hackathon an annual event. Additionally, we'll review how we launched an innovation platform for every employee to participate in ideation, project definition, business development, and execution stages throughout the entire year, and how this program is now launching into regular hackathon sessions at each office in the organization. We will also discuss innovation tools and practices, including Adobe's Kickbox Canvas, Autodesk's LUMIAMI, and Wild/World analyzer.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Anyone that has a passion for change and innovation.

Speakers

Speakers

Mark LaBell Jr

Mark LaBell has a passion and unparalleled dedication for the practice of virtual design and construction methods in the AEC industry. He has served as a user and customization expert in BIM/CAD software for over 15 years, and he provides support and training for users to educate them on how to maintain a sound and practical user environment. Always looking for the next best thing—whether process improvement, software, or hardware when it comes to practical design and user experience.He has learned that there is never a “one size fits all” approach, no matter what the client requirements dictate. He has spearheaded and hosted SSOE Group’s annual hackathon, which is a business planning process that enables all staff to participate in business planning and new business opportunities. Over the past 18 months, he has presented at numerous conferences, including Autodesk University, BIMForum, SPAR International, PSMJ AEC Thrive Summit, BIM Integration Congress, and Midwest University.

Related Classes

Related Classes

Tags

Published

  • 2017
  • ES125392
  • AU Las Vegas;

Software

  • BIM 360 Plan
  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • BIM 360 Team

Industry

  • Engineering Service Providers

Topics

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Software Development
  • Business Management