Burcin Kaplanoglu

In this week’s release of Season 3, Episode 2 (31-minute podcast) of the Future Construct Podcast, our host Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR) is thrilled to be joined by Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu, the Vice President of Innovation and Oracle Industry Lab at Oracle.

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Join our host, Amy Peck, to learn from Burcin about Oracle's work providing computing infrastructure and how that will help the AEC Industry become more innovative and efficient. Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu is a recognized industry technologist, innovator, thought leader, and keynote speaker. He is leading innovation and Oracle Industry Lab as co-founder. LinkedIn's Chief Editor recognized him as one of the “5 content creators to follow” on LinkedIn in 2022. Also in 2022, he received the prestigious James B. Porter, Jr. Award for Technology Leadership by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) in recognition for his contributions, innovation and dedication to the construction and engineering industry. He has been Chair of the Board Committee at AI in Construction Institute (planning funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) and Discovery Partners Institute) since 2020. He was recognized as one of the “BuiltWorlds 2020 Mavericks” in the Technologists category and one of the 7 “AEC Innovators” by @BD+C magazine. He received CEGBU “Let’s build” award in 2020. He was named one of Engineering News Record (ENR)’s "Top 20 Under 40" in 2016. He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering.

Oracle is a cloud technology company that provides organizations worldwide with computing infrastructure and software to help them innovate, unlock efficiencies and become more effective. From nonprofits to companies of all sizes, millions of people use their tools to streamline supply chains, make HR more human, quickly pivot to a new financial plan, and connect data and people worldwide.

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Highlights of Burcin's interview with host Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR) include:

  • The methodology behind technological experimentation at Oracle and how much customers play into that process
  • How Burcin sees technology and information becoming more broadly adopted within the industry in the future
  • Some of the challenges we face with integrating permit technology and other forms of advancement and how much we should trust them
  • How advanced full digital twin landscapes are, and what impact does that have on streamlining construction


0:12  - Amy Peck introduces Burcin Kaplanoglu, the Vice President of Innovation and Oracle Industry Lab at Oracle.

1:26  - Amy: "In terms of how you experiment, is driven a lot by customers, or do you have a plan of we're going to work on all of these technologies this year and it just organically leads from project to project?"

6:08  - Amy: "How do you see technology or even just information getting out there and beginning to permeate where it becomes more broadly adopted in the industry?"

13:49  - Amy: "Do you see a point where we can start to have a baseline of interpretation of what a permit requirement is that is done automatically? What are some of the challenges of adopting that type of technology, and can we trust it?"

17:10  - Amy: "Can we talk a little bit about simulating some of the work that you're doing in the [Oracle Industry Lab], where we can build entire digital twins even before one brick is laid on the construction site? How advanced is that today, and

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