TEC Talk Boston: Manufacturing and Construction Smile

TEC Talk Boston: Manufacturing and Construction Smile

Earlier this week I attended TEC Talk. This is almost traditional gathering organized by TechSoft3D – a software outfit selling visualization software and development tools to many of CAD and other software vendors and industrial customers. If you first time heard about TechSoft3D. The core product was developed many years ago in CADIF Lab (Cornell), later on became part of Ithaca software and after Autodesk acquired Itacha, HOOPS was spun out as TechSoft3D.

TEC Talk is a few hours to connect with the community and to listen to a blend of speakers mixed with drink and food.

The special thing this year at TEC Talk was a focus on construction business delivered by series of presentations. Here are a few things and slides I captured. My personal favorite was the construction smile slide by Jesse Devitte of BUILDING Ventures.

Jesse Devitte shared why he moved and founded BUILDING Ventures and few more interesting data points related to construction business and relationships with manufacturing.

An interesting part of what you can see is that almost all slides presented by Jesse can be used with both construction and manufacturing flavor. My favorite Construction = Manufacturing.

Another presenter Mark Klusza of Construxiv (former Autodesk and Axemble) was talking about data, data silos, integration, and intelligence. It is obvious these days that any successful company these days is a data company. How to get data out of the construction environment and apply it for business profit is a big trick (but… equality hard with manufacturing).

What is my conclusion? To get more details about the construction business was refreshing and interesting. The general technology used for both (manufacturing and construction) is the same and these two fields are moving fast into something that will be hardly distinguished. After applying data science, both construction and manufacturing business will easy become software business. Just my thoughts…

Best, Oleg

Disclaimer: I’m co-founder and CEO of OpenBOM developing cloud-based bill of materials and inventory management tool for manufacturing companies, hardware startups, and supply chain. My opinion can be unintentionally biased.


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