Launch of the Future Construct Podcast: Episode 1 - Salla Eckhardt, Microsoft

We are very excited to launch the Future Construct Podcast, hosted by Amy Peck (@VirtualGirlNY on Twitter), the Founder/CEO of Endeavor VRand supported by our partners at Applied Software!

On Episode 1, Salla Eckhardt, the Director of Transformation Services and Worldwide Construction Lead at Microsoft, joins Amy to discuss digital twins, her experiences
as a woman in the construction industry, and the future role of digital technologies
in construction. 

Click to listen on Apple, Spotify, or Google, or watch on YouTube
(where you'll see a cameo of Salla's leopard colored cat).

Check out more on Salla's work on her LinkedIn page including her recent post:
Digital Building Lifecycle: Taking BIM to the nth Dimension.


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Show Notes:

0:44 Amy introduces Microsoft's Director of Transformation, Salla Eckhardt.

3:23 As a Finnish woman in this industry, do you find it rare that you work with other women, or do you find yourself working with men typically? 

9:48 What are ways that you're looking into bringing human factors
into technology?

13:19 What are some of the hallmarks that companies can enact to engage in this open innovation construct within their companies?

18:17 Do you have any projects that you wanted to share or talk about where you're guiding that conversation and helping them with the layers of technology that they need to see the vision?

20:20 So if you could build your dream kind of gadget of the future, let's say for 2050, just for you personally. What would it be and what would it do?


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