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In this week's episode of the Future Construct Podcast (30 min interview), we are excited to feature Mike Merrill (@michaeltmerrill), Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist at AboutTime Technologies - Workmax (@AboutTimeTechs), and our host Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR). In 2003, with another General Contractor & two Software Engineers, he started AboutTime Technologies out of Payson, UT. WorkMax by AboutTime Technologies is the complete Employee Productivity collection software helping businesses reach their full potential. Combining the power of their TIME, FORMS, ASSETS, and INSIGHT modules businesses are able to track their mobile resources and manage project costs accurately. Since then, they have grown their client base to thousands of customers working in all 50 states, all provinces of Canada, & Internationally. 

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Highlights of Mike’s interview with host Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR) include:

  • Mike's outlook on the next evolution of the culture of AboutTime Technology, and what this company of the future looks like
  • His reasoning for his move from the traditional end of the industry to the opposite end, back when technology and software weren't as prevalent
  • The appetite of companies to put a stake in the ground and begin to prioritize innovation for the future
  • Opportunities for companies to layer on more efficiencies through artificial intelligence, visualization, digital twin, and other newer technologies

In 1991, Mike started working in construction and after becoming a Foreman, Site Superintendent & Project Manager, he started his own building & development company focusing on custom homes, renovation work, subdivision projects & commercial jobs. As a Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at AboutTime, Mike opened their first office & helped put the initial pieces in motion to get our business off of the ground & thriving. He has acted in various roles including managing Sales, Channel Partnerships & Business Development. AboutTime Technologies is currently expanding its operations, hiring new team members to continue to grow and expand its market presence!

 

Click to listen to our interview with Mike on Apple, Spotify, Audible, or Google, or watch it on our Facebook or YouTube channels.

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Show Notes

0:12  Amy Peck introduces Mike Merrill, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist at AboutTime Technologies - Workmax.

03:47  In the time that you've been doing your podcast and since you started your company, have you seen more awareness, and has there been an impetus to start to think about what is the next evolution of the culture of the company, but also what does the company of the future look like?

7:13  You moved from the traditional end of the industry to the opposite end, back when technology and software hadn't really become as ubiquitous as it is today, especially with our mobile devices. What made that happen? Were you always fascinated with technology? Why make that leap?

16:50  So I think it's important, and companies will have to put a stake in the ground and say they are actually going to prioritize innovation. Do you see more of an appetite for that or does it just depend on the company?

18:39  Looking forward to emerging technology that's coming, between looking at AI, blockchain, and immersive technology, do you see some opportunities there for companies to begin to layer on even more efficiencies through visualization, digital twin, and even some of these newer technologies?

27:30  If you could project yourself 20 years into the future, and if you could have any product or service or gadget or thing, that for you, would make your life better or make you personally happy, what would it be and what would it do?

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