Elevate 2021 kicks off with a keynote by Jim Carroll, the world’s leading global futurist, trends and innovation expert. Jim specializes in research for key innovation success factors, and carries vast experience and real-world application for dozens of well-known organizations and individuals across all industries.
Join Jim as he sets the stage for Elevate 2021 sessions by examining the lay of the land pre-COVID and the journey following that accelerated the need for construction’s digital transformation. Jim goes on to celebrate the successes of the construction industry as it continues adapting to a virtual world and making the transition towards modernization.
Next, he’ll generate excitement for owners by sharing emerging trends and technologies that already are, or will be a reality within the next five years—citing the increased use of safe, time-saving robotics throughout the construction cycle, such as Trimble’s X7 scanner integrated with Spot the robot dog, or easy-to-use mixed reality software such as Trimble Connect for HoloLens 2 or XR10, or heavy construction equipment augmented by Trimble Heavy Industry for enhanced productivity and reduction in project errors and costs.
From the rapid emergence of new construction materials and processes, to the workforce constraints and new norm of smart IOT in building tech, Jim leaves no debate as he wraps up his keynote that we’re moving towards a connected construction ecosystem that necessitates advanced digital solutions from the initial stages of a project.
Global Futurist, Trends and Innovation Expert
Jim is the world’s leading global futurist, trends and innovation expert, with a massive global blue chip client list. Over the last 25 years, more than 2 million people have shared his insight with his events on
stage. His clients include NASA, Disney, Mercedes Benz, the World Government Summit organized by the Prime Minister of the UAE, BASF, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the National Australia Bank, and hundreds
more. Jim has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of industries, associations, professions, companies and individuals. People have shared his insight with highly energized presentations in Tokyo, Zurich, Dubai, Munich, Palm Springs, Sydney, Cayman Islands, Los Angeles, Miami, Costa Rica, London, Nassau, Sao Paolo, Munich, New York, Vancouver, Stockholm, Budapest; everything from small Board-level sessions with 12 people; to high level CEO leadership meetings to
7,000 person conference keynotes.