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Command Alkon's ELEVATE Conference concludes

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World Cement,

Command Alkon, a supplier of collaboration platforms for construction’s heavy work, has announced that their annual ELEVATE Conference left attendees with insights into emerging trends and disruptive technologies, and how to adapt to these new innovations to make smarter decisions faster, and achieve better performances.

“Per its name, this year’s conference did just that – it elevated attendee experience and industry enrichment to new levels,” said Phil Ramsey, CEO of Command Alkon. “The world of collaboration is experiencing transformation at every level; new players, technologies, and ways of thinking – and Command Alkon is truly grateful to be at the forefront of this conversation.”

As part of his keynote presentation at the conference, Ryan Estis, Chief Experience Officer at Estis and Associates, coached the audience through unleashing their ‘inner superhero’ to remove the uncertainty that threatens to hinder performance. The aim of the presentation was to coach attendees on ways to embrace change, and leverage innovation as a catalyst to boost their organisations into new levels of growth and success in today’s hyper-connected and ultra-competitive business environment.

Another major theme a the conference was workplace culture, how to ensure employees share the same vision and set of values, and how to effectively use emerging technology to improve communication, culture, and work-life.

Keith Donovan, Stacy Smedley and Aaron Snowdon, leaders from Skanska, Microsoft, and Cadman, joined together for a panel discussion highlighting Microsoft’s multi-billion dollar, multi-year Redmond Campus Renovation Project, and to discuss taking sustainability in construction to the next level.

Steve Jones, Senior Director of Industry Insights Research at Dodge Data & Analytics, discussed how new technologies are rapidly transforming all global industries. Steve shared highlights of his team’s research on how this digital transformation is impacting the heavy construction sector, with examples of innovative ways practitioners are applying digital tools and practices to benefit all parties.

Another topic discussed at the conference was CONNEX, a platform that allows businesses within the heavy construction industry to harness problem-solving energies and gain insights into every aspect of their supply chain. The platform aims to empower companies to simplify data and analytics across their trading partners and streamline operations for greater efficiency and productivity.

Early adopter of the CONNEX Platform, Ryan Bartholomew of Lauren Concrete, took the stage with Ed Broach of Alamo Cement Company, where they shared their vision of how CONNEX provides real-time visibility across their transactions to boost productivity and enable digital collaborations.

Nearly 50 companies exhibited and sponsored the conference, and over 40 companies were recognised during the annual ELEVATE Awards Ceremony, which highlights industry excellence and exceptional individual performance.

The location of next year’s ELEVATE Conference was announced at the end of the opening keynote. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, US, will house the 2020 event.

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