Kathryn Bourgoine

Kathryn Bourgoine is a seasoned editor, content consultant and strategist. She made her mark in the AEC industry as editor of Architectural Graphic Standards 11th Edition (Wiley 2007), where she transformed the primarily print product family into digital assets.

Kathryn speaks content, technology, and AEC, and loves to see what happens when you enable people to combine their industry knowledge and expertise with technology to hack the built environment.

    Hugh Seaton

    Hugh is the author of the Construction Technology Handbook, board member of the NY chapter of the Society for Construction Solutions, and creator of multiple courses on Construction Data. A career technology advocate, Hugh has founded two startups and sold one.

      Steve Holzer

      Steve Holzer is the Product Evangelist at BIMobject and a Technology Visionary and Leader in the Built Environment.

      Formerly Steve led eM8s, LLC, a technology consulting service based outside of Ann Arbor, Mich. eM8s developed and implemented technology in the construction industry utilizing data-driven web systems. Steve led numerous enterprise system implementations and developed complete CRM, eCommerce, Product Configuration, and ERP systems in companies with annual revenues to $100 Million.  The Unit Cost Purchasing system he developed and implemented for two neighboring home building companies allowed them both to thrive through the 2008 economic downturn.

      As a member of the National Institute of Building Science buildingSMARTalliance Council, Steve served on the NBIMS-US v3 Project Committee, the Terminology Committee, the Implementation committee, and was Vice Chair of the Market Education committee.

      Steve was a member of the National Association of Homebuilders. He served on the Business Management and Information Technology committee, Design Committee, Education Committee, and Chaired the Information Technology subcommittee.

        Paul Doherty

        An AEC Hackathon co-founder, Paul is a registered architect, author, educator, analyst and consultant to Fortune 500 organizations, global government agencies, prominent institutions and the most prestigious architectural, engineering and contracting firms in the world. He is currently the President and CEO of the digit group, inc., a leading Smart Cities solutions company, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

        His past successful ventures include Revit Technologies, Buzzsaw, and TRIRIGA. Paul’s current work is focused on Smart City solutions in the USA, Europe, Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and China.

        Lubna Dajani

        Named as one of Mobile Marketer’s “Mobile Women to Watch 2010”, Lubna is a recognized thought leader and pioneer in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) with more than twenty years of experience.

        She is currently active in initiatives involving wearables, 3D printing, AR, cashless payments, and IoT solutions that range from enabling the long tail of IoT to smart cities, buildings and spaces. Lubna continues to be passionate and highly engaged in girls in STEAM initiatives world wide and is co-host of several hackathons including the Music Tech Fest.

        Greg Howes

        An AEC Hackathon co-founder, Greg Howes is a builder, maker, fabricator, innovator and entrepreneur with 20 years of international experience as the owner of construction company and 10 years as a technology entrepreneur.

        Founder of IDEAbuilder, CutMyTimber Partner, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the Digital Fabrication Network, Greg brings extensive experience and is able to provide a cross-domain perspective on technology integration and systems building.

        Christopher Peri

        An AEC Hackathon co-founder, Christopher Peri received his Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley in Architecture. His focus was on Collaboration in Virtual Environments delving into methods that facilitate designers and engineers to improve communication.

        He has an interest in and have worked on rich media web based applications since 1995. The last 10 years has been based in the startup world with less a focus on code and more on strategic direction, company structure and management.