BNP Media's AEC BuildTech Conference and Expo (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) has announced that Steve Jones, senior director of industry insights research at Dodge Data and Analytics, will be the keynote speaker of the conference program. The event is taking place April 30-May 2, 2019, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, and will bring together professionals across various industries.

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At Dodge Data and Analytics, Jones focuses on how emerging economic, practice and technology trends are transforming the global design and construction industry. In addition to speaking engagements around the world and numerous articles in industry publications, Jones produces Dodge Data and Analytics' SmartMarket Reports on key industry trends, which are read by millions worldwide and frequently cited as authoritative references.

Jones holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Johns Hopkins University. He has a track record of active leadership in many industry initiatives and serves as a judge for numerous industry awards.

"We pride ourselves on giving our attendees the highest quality education program with the most influential and knowledgeable speakers in the industry. Mr. Jones is truly a visionary in his field and we are excited for him to share his great ideas and brilliant insights with our attendees, "BNP Media Content Development Manager Derrick Teal said. "Our education advisory board is reviewing speaker proposals for the full education program, which will be announced in the fall."

Aside from the keynote presentation, the conference program will also feature an interactive educational experience and a robust exhibit hall. The conference program will be led by influential speakers across five separate tracks developed to educate attendees on the newest innovations, technologies and practices within their industries. The five tracks will include plumbing, HVAC/mechanical systems, flooring, building envelope and roofing. 

The exhibit hall will offer attendees a look at the newest products and services in the industry, with exhibitors from leading companies such as Asahi/America; Dataforma; GAF; McGriff, Seibels and Williams; Morton Buildings — designBUILD; National Construction Rentals; NIBCO; Oracle; Parker Hannifin — Sporlan Division; RH Tamlyn and Sons; Sierra Pacific Windows; Signature Innovations; Testo; and Wohler USA.

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