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17 February 2017

Speakers for CONEXPO-CON/AGG technology talks

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
CONEXPO-CON/AGG has revealed its list of speakers for its Tech Talks forum. The speakers will focus on the growing opportunities for innovation in infrastructure projects and construction jobsites. The line-up includes some of the world’s leading innovators. These are: Wayne Rapp, director of manufacturing, Hyperloop One; D'Arcy Salzmann, senior director, strategy, Microsoft HoloLens and studio manager, Future Bureau, Microsoft; Captains Mark and Scott Kelly, former NASA astronauts; Scott Brusaw, co-founder, Solar Roadways.

“We are so proud to announce the 2017 program, which speaks not only to the calibre of the show, but also the vital connection between technology and construction,” said Rich Goldsbury, 2017 show chair and president Doosan Bobcat North America & Oceania. “Technology is rapidly changing the way we do business across industries, and construction is no exception. The Tech Experience will push attendees to think beyond traditional perceptions of construction and imagine how technology can and will transform every aspect of our work.”   

The Tech Talks forum features short presentations to inspire and inform attendees. This is an integral component of the show’s new Tech Experience, examining the future technologies and innovations that will shape the construction industries, with a focus on the jobsite, workforce and infrastructure.

“Our Tech Talk speakers are among the influential people that are making tomorrow’s reality happen, and we’re excited to offer this opportunity to attendees; we know they’ll discover actionable knowledge to improve their businesses and prepare for the future,” said Goldsbury.

“The Tech Experience illustrates AEM’s ongoing commitment to adding value through thought leadership and delivering actionable information to construction contractors and materials producers. We want to help industry stakeholders see what’s on the horizon, to better understand and address the impact of emerging innovations and potential disruptive technologies on their businesses,” said Michael Haberman, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) chair and president, Gradall Industries.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held March 7- 11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and is the international gathering place every three years for the construction industries, showcasing the latest equipment, products, services and technologies.

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