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Uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has inspired much speculation about the impact of technology on engineering, the speed of design, as well as its effect on firm’s workforce and culture.

Panelists explored these issues and more including the interconnectivity of systems, impact of A.I. and machine learning, simulations and even technology that facilitates firm culture and collaboration.

Panelists Included:
• Jose Luis Blanco, Partner, McKinsey & Company
• Mike Haley, Vice President of Research, Autodesk, Inc.
• Chris Luebkeman, Director for Strategic Foresight, Office of the President, ETH Zurich
• Heather Wishart-Smith, SVP Technology and Innovation, Jacobs
• Moderator: Joseph Bates, ACEC Research Institute

Additional The Impact of Technology on Engineering resources:
Press Release: Engineering Futurists See Greater Adoption of Technology, Need for More Talent, Heightened Respect for Infrastructure
Podcast: Engineering Influence Podcast Features Conversation with Futurist Chris Luebkeman
Additional Insights: Engineering Tech: What’s Real and What’s to Come?; 6 Things to Think About: Technology and Engineering

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Institute Research, Roundtable

Topic Area

Future of Engineering Roundtable Series, Institute Research


June 18, 2020

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