The construction industry is being shaped by key innovation trends such as prefabrication and modular architecture, which are intended to foster growth and efficiency across the sector. However, logistics and construction businesses remain dominated by re-use and renting third party materials, resulting in heavy costs and quality control regulation challenges. Join Dr. Tom Bradicich as he and his guests discuss the emergence of IoT and machine learning technologies, originally developed for the manufacturing industry, and now being applied to the construction site, materials, and related tasks. Dr. Tom will be joined by AI and IoT expert, Kemal Levi, CEO and Founder, Relimetrics, and construction project manager and end-user, Mayson Madden, who will share real world insights and experiences.
Dr. Tom Bradicich is VP, Hewlett Packard Fellow. Beginning his career at IBM, Tom was an IBM Fellow, VP, Distinguished Engineer, and Server CTO. Prior to HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Tom was an NI Fellow at National Instruments, an Operational Technologies (OT) company. HP / Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE):
Tom is currently Vice President, Hewlett Packard Fellow, and Global Head of Edge and IoT Labs & CoE, at HPE. He and his team develop and commercialize advanced as-a-Service (aaS) software and technologies, focusing on cloud managed remote infrastructure, edge-as-a-service, and converged IT/Operational Technologies (OT). Tom incepted and directs the HPE Channel-to-Edge Institute partner program, and leads company-wide strategies and venture/M&A assessments. Most recently Tom was HPE VP and General Manager, leading the global business unit, Servers and Edge Systems and Software, with P&L, worldwide sales, R&D, and customer experience ownership. In 2018, achieving revenue growth of over $250M, Tom’s business unit was the fastest growing in HPE. He directed the founding of HPE’s three global Innovation Labs for partner and customer collaborations, and led HPE’s first corporate IoT strategy. His sales teams were noted for exceeding sales quotas, and delivering first-of-a-kind products that greatly enhance customer business outcomes. At HP, Tom was VP, Server Engineering, developing and launching servers, storage, and software. Tom is named in CRN’s Top 100 Executives and Top 25 Disrupters in 2016, 2017, and 2019, inducted into the NC State University Alumni Hall of Fame, received the IBM Chairman’s Award, and elected to the IBM Academy of Technology. He currently serves on:
Board of Directors of Aspen Technology (AZPN), a publicly traded OT and AI software company
Chair, IoT Community industry body (iotcommunity.net)
Board of Advisors and Diversity Committee, University of Florida
Throughout his career, Tom has led teams to develop, launch, and manage dozens of software and hardware products. And, the creation of several new product categories such as notebook computers, smartphones (IBM Simon™), Converged Systems (IBM BladeCenter™), Converged Edge Systems & Sofware (HPE Edgeline™), and OT and edge management software and platforms (HPE OTLink). Tom’s teams designed and launched the first 64 bit enterprise ARM server, the first x86 server with on-chip graphics, and IBM’s first prototype notebook computer.
Tom’s products have won many industry recognitions such as:
InfoWorld Technology of the Year, Network World Product of the Year, CRN Product of the Year, CRN Coolest IoT Hardware, Frost & Sullivan Best Practice, ARM TechCon Best of Show, IoT World Congress Best IoT Solution, IT Brand Pulse Leader, Gartner Modular Server Magic Quadrant Leader, Mobile World Congress Top Edge Infrastructure, 451 Research Firestarter Award, and Automation World Edge Compute Leadership Award.
Tom led the team to incept HPE’s first corporate IoT Strategy, and launched the GL™ and Edgeline™ hardware and software product lines as HPE’s first line of rugged systems expressly designed for the IoT and Intelligent Edge. And, the OTLink product line, entering HPE for the first time in the Operational Technology (OT) and Edge Platform software businesses. He serves as an advisor to his companies’ corporate legal teams on acquisitions, IP, and business contracts.
Dr. Kemal Levi is a serial entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in the fields of NDTI and computer vision. In 2009, he completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science Engineering at Stanford University, wherehe worked on applying NDTI methods to polymer thin film structures, including fuel cell membranes and solar cells. Levi pioneered the application of digital image correlation (DIC), an upcoming experimental stress – strain analysis technique, in the field of cosmetics and plastic surgery for tracking treatment and surgical procedure efficacy. His work received wide acclaim and the novel techniques he developed to characterize skin stresses and efficacy of skin care treatments have been adopted by the cosmeceutical and medical device industries. Levi founded Relimetrics, Inc. in SV and Berlin in 2013 with a focus on bringing computer vision to manufacturing companies to help them digitize quality assurance on the shop floor. Since then Kemal has been the CEO and Chief Product Architect at Relimetrics. Levi has authored numerous patents and publications in his field of expertise and is a frequent speaker on NDT and mechanical reliability.
Mayson Madden is a United States Airman, Construction worker/ Conveyor operator, Life assistant, Student Athlete, College Scholar, Real Estate Investor and Big Brother are a few of the titles I have had over my life. A wide range of experiences and skills have been developed through my journey.