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The $2 Billion Playbook For Driving Innovation | Todd Wynne – CIO, Rogers O Brien

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Be The First To Hear About The Technologies Constructing Tomorrow.

Construction is not looking  for innovation. It’s solutions like this they’re chasing with millions.

Join us for an exciting episode with Todd Wynne, Co-Founder of Project Atlas and the Chief Innovation Officer at Rogers O’Brien Construction – as he reveals the secrets behind success in construction innovation. Get a clear picture and see why some construction innovations work while most do not. This is a pivotal episode for innovators, venture capitalists, and construction business owners.

Join Wynne as he takes us through his entrepreneurial journey with Project Atlas, a mapping technology acquired by Bluebeam in 2018 after years of passion, perseverance and pitfalls. Discover what companies like Autodesk and Procore are looking for when considering acquisitions – and why innovation needs a framework to be successful in construction.

Key takeaways:

  • The “Better Way” philosophy: How to instil a mindset of continuous improvement within your organisation
  • The Optima framework: A strategic approach to innovating and implementing new technologies
  • Management strategies: Tactics for overcoming resistance and driving successful adoption
  • Insights into the construction tech landscape: Expert guidance on navigating the evolving market and identifying the right solutions for your business.
  • Lessons from a successful acquisition: Hear firsthand how Wynne’s entrepreneurial journey with Project Atlas led to a major industry acquisition.

And much more.


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(00:00:00-00:02:15) Intro

(00:02:15-00:06:41) About Project Atlas

(00:06:41-00:08:03) How Todd Found His Co-Founder

(00:08:03-00:23:18) Defining Innovation And Steps To Implement It

(00:23:18-00:34:40) Todd’s OPTIMA Framework

(00:34:40-00:44:05) Questions To Be Asked Before Making A Big Decision

(00:44:05-00:51:18) How To Tackle Cost While Implementing Technology In Construction

(00:51:18-00:54:40) Head Count vs Revenue

(00:54:40-01:05:27) Story Behind Project Atlas

(01:05:27-01:11:34) Keep Building vs Selling

(01:11:34-01:12:39) Outro


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