Jovix Executive Forum Success
Digital Transformation Today
Last week, we held the 6th annual Jovix Executive Forum in The Woodlands, TX, welcoming 70 innovative leaders from over 30 different companies to focus on the theme, Digital Transformation Today. After a lively welcome reception sponsored by Oracle Construction and Engineering, guests enjoyed dinner on-site at the famed Robard’s Steakhouse, conveniently located at our event’s home, The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center.
Day two kicked off with a welcome from Atlas RFID Solutions CEO Robert Fuqua and a keynote from David J. Wilson, Bechtel’s Chief Innovation Officer. Wilson shared some of the common objections to technology adoption and four calls to action:
- Leverage trends.
- Become data-centric.
- Focus on the user.
- Invest in Exploration.
Following Wilson, Jon Chesser and John Walker shared the progress on the Jovix Roadmap and plan for the next 12 months. The core themes will surround the Jovix Mobile App, Jovix 3.0 Web Application, Jovix Insights, and the Jovix Integration Framework.
After a lively lunch, Atlas RFID’s Kevin Bube took the stage with Fluor’s Thomas Hatley to review three projects who engaged in upstream supplier tagging and detailed the best practices for this initiative. Atlas COO Bobby Ball led a review of the latest with Jovix Insights including both the predictive capabilities and drill down features. Jose Luis Blanco wrapped the day’s sessions with the latest research from McKinsey & Company on the industry’s investment and adoption of technology.
Attendees had a quick break and then boarded the bus to Topgolf for a night of friendly competition and networking, sponsored by Omni-ID.
Day three started bright and early with military guests sharing the parallels in technology adoption and workforce needs that are common to both the military and construction. Oracle’s Burcin Kaplanoglu shared the vision for the worksite of 2030 which is seen in action at the Oracle Innovation Lab in Deerfield, IL.
CII’s Dr. Michael Pappas and Dr. Bill O’Brien shared the mission and activities of CII and Fiatech including the recently finalized research on supply chain visibility’s effect on risk and productivity. A lively interactive industry input session split over lunch resulted in real-time findings on the most impactful, lowest-barrier initiatives by segment. The room engaged in discussions to determine, rank, and establish action items to pick the “low-hanging fruit”.
To round out the day, attendees went outside to locate materials with their own mobile devices and passive tags in a simulated laydown yard. The action moved overhead with a live demo of the Jovix Drone-Mounted RFID Reader and functionality updates on the Vehicle-Mounted Reader and Gate Reader.
After a whirlwind of a week, Atlas CEO Robert Fuqua returned to the stage to wrap up the event and honor three companies for Jovix achievements. More information about the JEF Awards can be found here.
We thank everyone for attending and actively engaging in the steps towards Digital Transformation Today. We are excited to lead the charge with you in transforming the industry through Material Readiness.