Construction Innovation Conference and Exhibition

Wednesday 8th February 2017
The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB

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With leading experts from the construction industry, government and technology combined with the best-selling author of Black Box Thinking, the Construction Innovation Conference & Exhibition was a must see event for all COINS customers and anyone interested in future technologies and business strategies within the construction sector. The Conference concluded with the spectacular Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony for the COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge held at the historic Middle Temple Hall.

Session videos

Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)

Stuart Binstock, CEO and president of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and David Wightman, Senior VP and Western Region Surety Practice Leader of Willis Towers Watson talk about CFMA and explore the potential for a similar organisation in the UK. CFMA is a non profit US organisation dedicated to serving the education needs of today's construction financial professionals.

HoloLens: The Potential of Mixed Reality

Leila Martine, Director of New Device Experiences for Microsoft, talks about the paradigm shift from physical to virtual reality and their blending into "mixed reality" that underlays the development of the Microsoft HoloLens. With real life examples, she showcases the potential it has right now "when you change the way you see the world."

The Secret Of High Performance

Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on the science of high performance. Watch a short excerpt from an hour long presentation based on his book Black Box Thinking. In his talk, he focused on how to identify and pursue marginal gains, how to boost creativity, and argued that individuals and organisations cannot excel unless they are prepared to learn from their mistakes.


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