The Future Construct podcasts are designed to be 20-30 minute short form interviews with hosted by Amy Peck (@VirtualGirlNY on Twitter), the Founder/CEO of EndeavorVR and innovators from around the world that will discuss exciting technology solutions in the AEC (Architectural, Engineering, Construction) industries and beyond.
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Episode 9 Featuring: Jessie Mooberry
Senior Technology & Innovation Advisor at Flight Safety Foundation
On this episode of the Future Construct Podcast (30 min interview), we spotlight Jessie Mooberry (@mooberryj), Senior Technology & Innovation Advisor at Flight Safety Foundation (@FlightSafetyFoundation), as she joins Amy Peck (@VirtualGirlNY) to discuss:
- Ways to seamlessly integrate technology into the current industry processes and how to dispel fear about technology replacing the human factor
- Switching gears from her work at NASA to opening and operating a coffee/wine bar
- The expansion of the digital nomad lifestyle and the differences between local and global cultures
- How close the future of personal air transportation could be and the potential impacts on the way we travel between cities
Episode 8 Featuring: Randee Herrin
Senior Vice President, Construction Technologies & Manufacturing at TDIndustries, Inc.
On this episode of the Future Construct Podcast (31 min interview), we spotlight Randee Herrin, Senior Vice President of Construction Technologies & Manufacturing at TDIndustries, Inc. (@tdindustries), as she joins Amy Peck (@VirtualGirlNY) to discuss:
- How successful technology implementation drives process improvements
- How companies could leverage efficient, time and budget-saving pre-fabrication opportunities
- How BIM has evolved over the last several years
- How the leveraging of BIM data will continue to expand
Episode 7 Featuring: Mark Oden
CEO at BIM Designs, Inc.
On this episode of the Future Construct Podcast (29 min interview), we spotlight Mark Oden, CEO of BIM Designs, Inc. (@BIMdesignsInc), as he joins Amy Peck (@VirtualGirlNY) to discuss how he developed the company culture and service offerings at BIM Designs, Inc., how artificial intelligence can be utilized as a tool rather a replacement for a human workforce, and how BIM technology can serve as a digital overlay for pre-construction processes in the future.
Episode 6 Featuring: Chris Howard
Founder and CEO at Softeq
On this episode of the Future Construct Podcast (29 min interview), we spotlight Chris Howard (@techris), Founder and CEO of Softeq (@Softeq), as he joins Amy Peck (@VirtualGirlNY) to discuss his perspective on why IoT deployments fail, where his customers come from, how he positions projects to be sold upstream, as well as his work as an entrepreneurial mentor in coding and technology. Also, listen for the two facets of his company he gets the most questions and where he's heard companies are shifting their tech focus.
Episode 5 Featuring: Damon Hernandez
Founder and Executive Director of the AEC Hackathon
On this episode of the Future Construct Podcast (35 min interview), we spotlight Damon Hernandez (@MetaverseOne), Founder and Executive Director of the AEC Hackathon, (@AECHackathon) and Co-Founder and Director of Technology at IDEAbuilder (@IDEAbuilder) as he joins Amy Peck (@VirtualGirlNY) to discuss his current projects using 3D data throughout the construction process, what he has learned about how hackathons are beneficial to the landscape of the AEC industry after hosting 40+ competitions, some of his favorite hackathon projects, his thoughts on full adoption of "living-breathing BIM" in the industry, the importance of the multi-device experience in construction, seeing more VR headsets at AEC conferences than GDC and many more thoughtful insights.
Episode 4 Featuring: Joanna Popper
Global Head of Virtual Reality for Go-To-Market and Location Based Entertainment at HP
Joanna Popper (@JoannaPopper), Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment at HP (@hp) as she joins Amy Peck (@VirtualGirlNY) to candidly discuss her role leading HP's Go-to-Market strategy, why she's excited about HP's newest VR headsets the Reverb G2 and Reverb Omnicept, the amazing features of these new headsets and the accompanying software platforms, solutions for the AEC industry and use cases from some of her enterprise clients, and how she transitioned from a marketing career to the VR space.
Episode 3 Featuring: Amy Marks
Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism at Autodesk
Amy Marks joins Amy Peck to candidly discuss how she became the queen of prefabrication, the need to remove constraints so that companies can fully leverage emerging technology, if there is room for an Uber-like behemoth in the construction industry, and the digital transformation of the industry. Hear Amy Marks also expound on designing buildings for the end user, the unique story behind her red stiletto in her office, as well as several other insightful topics.
Episode 2 Featuring: Elizabeth Baron
Enterprise Solutions Executive at Unity Technologies
Elizabeth Baron talks virtual reality, game engines, and how companies can leverage technology for the future within an innovative space.
Episode 1 Featuring: Salla Eckhardt
Director of Transformation Services and Worldwide Construction Lead at Microsoft
Salla joins Amy on the Future Construct Podcast to discuss digital twins, her experiences as a woman in the construction industry, and the future of digital technologies as they play a role in construction. Look for a cameo from Salla's leopard cat (video only) and hear about her idea for a gadget from the future.
About the Host
Amy Peck is the CEO of EndeavorXR, a leading global VR/AR (XR) strategy & consulting firm. She is arecognizedthought-leader in the space and speaks globally on the future of XR and emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, robotics and autonomy. She works with Fortune 500 companies, digital media/production companies and tech startups on strategies to deploy XR, 5G, AI, Blockchain and other emerging tech to shape an impactful future.