ConAppGuru – Newest Member of the JBKnowledge Team
“Why I joined JBKnowledge”
By ConAppGuru – Rob McKinney
“My growth and transformation from being a Construction Safety & Risk Manager to a Construction Technologist has been a steady progression over the past few years. In my presentations I always joke with the crowd about my lifelong fascination with technology. Whether it was my first Commodore 64, Atari Game system, or the newest iPad, I have always enjoyed exploring how technology can educate, entertain, and improve our world. So where am I going with this?
Today I am excited, honored and proud to make a major announcement. Drum roll please….
Your friendly neighborhood ConAppGuru has joined forces with the one and only James Benham and theJBKnowledge team! Yes indeed, you did read that correctly. The ConAppGuru is now part of the amazing JBKnowledge team! As a Consultant at JBKnowledge, I’m excited to transition from the operational side of the industry to helping contractors optimize their operations with innovative technology strategies and solutions. The mission going forward is simple: the ConAppGuru will continue to research, write and speak about the most relevant and useful apps and platforms to improve construction workflows.
I remember hearing James speak for the first time at the AGC IT Forum Conference in 2014. As he was speaking about the current state of technology, I thought to myself, “This guy really gets it!” After his presentation I introduced myself and got his contact info to set up an interview with him for my blog site. It was over the next year that I began attending and presenting at the same conferences as James. The more I heard James speak the more inspired I became about the possibilities for technology in construction.
Over the past few years I have been searching for a team to join where I could focus on helping others in the construction industry learn how to use technology to improve their business workflows. After speaking with James at a few conferences the idea came up, why not join the JBKnowledge team? There were a few personal obstacles that I had to work through to make this idea become a reality, but I am excited to now work to offer the construction industry advanced levels of consulting services in improving their technology programs.
The construction industry has a reputation for being slow to change and adopt new technology. During my career I have witnessed a lot of resistance to change. I began doing technology focused lunch and learns a few years again with the local AGC of Georgia chapter. It was during these events that I realized how little construction industry professionals were using technology…click here to continue reading.
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