Episode Description

Join this special episode as Bridging the Gap joins forces with our sister podcast The AEC Disruptors hosted by Christopher Riddell to recap the biggest takeaways for the Digital Agility Summit. Todd and Christopher are joined by solutions engineer and cloud infrastructure strategist Jason Schmidt of Applied Software to unpack whether the intensity of work has changed over the past year, the potential future technology trends of the AEC industry, the ways in which we’ll need to adapt to technology, and what we can look forward to when it comes to digital transformation. 

Christopher Riddell is the Director of Innovation at Applied Software and host of the AEC Disruptors podcast. Over the last several years, he has placed an emphasis on utilizing technologies such as Dynamo to extend the power of Revit and other BIM technologies. He is passionate about the transfer of knowledge from one group to the next, which he believes is the key to overall success in the AEC industry. 

Jason Schmidt is an AEC industry specialist and Technology leader, with over 29 years of progressive IT & Design Technology experience, helping enhance AEC processes and workflows. He has the experience to interact and communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals and groups, including all levels of management.

Todd Takes

1. There is power, potential and possibility in the little word of “if”. Look for your “if” moment. Dan said a line during his keynote that summarizes it well “If you’re not willing to sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice.” 

2. Disruption provides an incredible opportunity for growth if you embrace the chaos, get passed “legacy thinking” and search for ways to improve. 

3. Finally, a successful digital transformation takes intentionality to laying out a clear vision of the destination, the will to commit to the journey and trust in your team in help you in the process. 


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