April 25, 2013
Abstract: The Legacy of Design Technology is public lecture that presents an exploration of the forces that are driving change in the design professions. Global and local market conditions, process redesign and technology innovations at the edges are forcing a critical look at the value of design and designers. Designers are at the critical junction of making process and technology decisions that will affect how work gets done, how technology tools are creating the environment for a 5th Utility of Information Communications Technology (ICT) and how technology can be leveraged to design Smart Buildings and Smart Cities. Real world examples and case studies will be presented regarding projects, tools and suggested next steps from Silicon Valley, Hollywood, China, Singapore, and the Middle East. The design profession needs to control, manage and lead this transformative process or relegate themselves as subcontractors of design services in the market.
Paul Doherty is the President and CEO of the digit group, inc., a global leader of cloud based solutions for the built environment. He is one of the global real estate industry's most sought after thought leaders, strategists and integrators of process, technology and business. His experience as an author, educator, analyst and advisor to Fortune 500 organizations, global government agencies, prominent institutions and the most prestigious architectural, engineering and contracting firms in the world provides the digit group with world class leadership. He is a licensed architect and the former Chief Technology Officer of Satellier, Inc., the industry leader in global Workshare solutions and BIM services, for the design, construction and real estate industries. Paul is also the former Vice-President of Land Development and Home Production Processes for K. Hovnanian Homes (NYSE:HOV), the 6th largest home builder in the United States. His uncanny timing of the market has enabled investors to realize exit profits in the US$100 million range with his founding team member involvement with products such as Revit (Purchased by Autodesk 2001), Buzzsaw (Purchased by Autodesk 2000) and TRIRIGA (Purchased by IBM 2011). He is a prominent and highly rated speaker at numerous industry events around the world each year and has been appointed as a guest lecturer at leading universities throughout the world. A former Board of Director of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Paul is a co-founder of IFMA Shanghai, the first Western professional industry association in the People's Republic of China and to co-founder of IFMA's Building Information Modeling Lifecycle Operations Community of Practice. He is currently writing his third book, called "From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities."