JEF 2019: Building the Future

From the discussions in the rooms to the industry momentum, the atmosphere surrounding The 7th Annual Jovix Executive Forum held October 28-30 in The Woodlands Resort (in The Woodlands, Texas) was fitting for this year’s theme, Building the Future.

MONDAY

JEF Bourbon Tasting

Attendees were welcomed Monday with a reception and whiskey tasting at The Refuge Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar. With numerous out-of-towners and a handful of international travelers, the conversation and networking was a great way to kick off the festivities.

TUESDAY

Tuesday morning, Atlas RFID Solutions CEO Robert Fuqua set the tone for the event and welcomed the 120+ guests to the unique event.

Next up was Matt Avery from the Defense Intelligence Agency, who drew industry parallels on overcoming silos.

Matt Avery Speaker at Jovix Executive Forum

Justin Mills, Atlas RFID’s VP of Product Development, kicked off the Product Roadmap session with a discussion of the Jovix 3.0 launch and showed the evolution of the Jovix platform from its beginnings into the user-centric and adaptable framework it is today. VP of Strategic Services John Walker led the attendees through demos of the latest Jovix features.

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Jovix Platform Key Takeaways

It’s more than software.
It’s a Material Readiness® platform.

It’s more than Track & Trace.
It’s an updated infrastructure and configuration engine.

It’s more than the Jobsite.
It’s digitizing the entire Supply Chain.

It’s more than data.
It’s relational visibility.

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Jovix Platform Key Takeaways

It’s more than software.
It’s a Material Readiness® platform.

It’s more than Track & Trace.
It’s an updated infrastructure and configuration engine.

It’s more than the Jobsite.
It’s digitizing the entire Supply Chain.

It’s more than data.
It’s relational visibility.

Josh Kanner Smartvid.io at Jovix Executive Forum

After lunch, Josh Kanner from Smartvid.io discussed what “AI” really means and talked about practical uses being adopted in the industry.

Once our innovative brains were churning, the group moved across the hall to the Construction Technology Ecosystem, featuring Jovix and 8 of our industry Partners. As we see technology adoption consume the industry, Jovix and Partners are focused on collaboration to ensure we are working to share data across systems towards common goals.

Jovix Construction Technology Ecosystem

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

AutodeskCII
Epic PipingGeoforce
Oracle
Seer360Triax

Tuesday’s session ended with a case study from Shell’s Project IM/IT Manager, Brett Farmer, on Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) strategy via Material Readiness data. Attendees enjoyed happy hour and dinner on property at Robard’s Steakhouse.

Brett Farmer of Shell Speaks at Jovix Executive Forum

WEDNESDAY

Curtis Rodgers Brick and Mortar at Jovix Executive ForumWednesday kicked off with Curtis Rodgers of Brick & Mortar Ventures sharing his view on vertical efficiency for the industry and the strides he’s seeing from innovative leaders to move the industry forward.

Curtis Rodgers Brick and Mortar at Jovix Executive Forum

Wednesday kicked off with Curtis Rodgers of Brick & Mortar Ventures sharing his view on vertical efficiency for the industry and the strides he’s seeing from innovative leaders to move the industry forward.

Jeff Houtz Fluor and John Walker of Jovix

Engagement was highest yet when Fluor’s Senior Director of Supply Chain, Jeff Houtz, joined our own John Walker to discuss improving Construction productivity with a digital supply chain.

 

 

 

 

Benefits of a Digital Supply Chain

Jeff Houtz Fluor and John Walker of Jovix

Engagement was highest yet when Fluor’s Senior Director of Supply Chain, Jeff Houtz, joined our own John Walker to discuss improving Construction productivity with a digital supply chain.

Benefits of a Digital Supply Chain

Benjamin Torres of ExxonMobil's BLADE Project Speaking at Jovix Executive Forum

Benjamin Torres, Technical Manager for ExxonMobil’s BLADE Project, took the stage next to share his experience with Jovix implementation from an Owner’s perspective.

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Best Practices from ExxonMobil

1. Alignment on Supply Chain strategy

2. Early engagement and constant communication from EPC and General Contractor

3. Contract language with Suppliers, Mod Yards, and General Contractors

4. Integrations success with I.T. enablement and verification

5. Utilize Jovix as a communication tool for the entire project with standardized reporting

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Best Practices from ExxonMobil

1. Alignment on Supply Chain strategy

2. Early engagement and constant communication from EPC and General Contractor

3. Contract language with Suppliers, Mod Yards, and General Contractors

4. Integrations success with I.T. enablement and verification

5. Utilize Jovix as a communication tool for the entire project with standardized reporting

Supplier Panel at Jovix Executive Forum

A panel of cross-industry specialists joined CII’s Dr. William O’Brien to share industry perspectives on Supply Chain improvements including trends, strategies, and best practices, and took questions from the audience. Our panelists were:

Mike ReidDOW – Global Improvement Leader, Integrated Materials Management

Greg WiltseyTechnipFMC – Director of Materials Management

Jeremy TurnerEPIC Piping – Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Information Officer

Randy GuillotHILTI North America – International Business Development

Andy Webster Accentures Speaks at Jovix Executive ForumWednesday afternoon’s focus was on data. Atlas RFID’s COO Bobby Ball and Director of Solution Engineering, David Whelan, shared the latest innovation in Jovix Insights – Benchmarking. Using the wealth of data Jovix has across 70+ Projects, dashboards now provide visibility into your data and how it compares to industry benchmarks such as Material Count per Material Issue. Andy Webster from Accenture closed out the conference with the industrial shift to Industry X.0. This era will focus on making things better by adopting the good ideas and solutions from the digital ecosystem of convergenty technologies surrounding us.

Thank you to the amazing individuals who attended the forum this year. We appreciate the collaboration, the question, and the change that you bring to the industry. We will push the momentum forward and hope that you’ll plan to attend the 8th Annual Jovix Executive Forum in October, 2020.

Wednesday afternoon’s focus was on data. Atlas RFID’s COO Bobby Ball and Director of Solution Engineering, David Whelan, shared the latest innovation in Jovix Insights – Benchmarking. Using the wealth of data Jovix has across 70+ Projects, dashboards now provide visibility into your data and how it compares to industry benchmarks such as Material Count per Material Issue. Andy Webster from Accenture closed out the conference with the industrial shift to Industry X.0. This era will focus on making things better by adopting the good ideas and solutions from the digital ecosystem of convergenty technologies surrounding us.

Andy Webster Accentures Speaks at Jovix Executive Forum

Thank you to the amazing individuals who attended the forum this year. We appreciate the collaboration, the question, and the change that you bring to the industry. We will push the momentum forward and hope that you’ll plan to attend the 8th Annual Jovix Executive Forum in October, 2020.

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