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See the agenda below for links to specific presentations from JEF 2019.


8-9am – Welcome & Opening Remarks – DOWNLOAD
Start the day off with a safety note, overview of the conference, and event logistics. Then hear from Robert Fuqua, President & CEO with Atlas RFID Solutions, on the State of the Business.

9-9:45am – Keynote
Presenter: Matt Avery
U.S. Department of Defense Division Chief, R&D
Siloed information caused by limited methods for sharing information in an expedient and secure fashion has plagued a number of industries, including both industrial construction and the United States Intelligence community. Information sharing and system integration challenges experienced within the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, and among our nation’s allies can be analogous to the challenges experienced within the industrial construction industry. Specifically, like project success, mission success is dependent upon efficient and effective data flow amongst a complicated web of stakeholders often with seemingly competing priorities. Central to this effort is the need for innovative technologies that facilitate enhanced joint and integrated activity between the military, the intelligence community, federal law enforcement groups, industry, and academia.

As part of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Office of Advanced Technologies, our keynote speaker leads the DIA’s continued effort to discover and develop modern technologies purposed to boost collaborative information flow among integrated systems. In the keynote presentation, our speaker will discuss the DIA’s commitment and efforts to employing the most modern technologies to maximize effective information flow. Furthermore, he will discuss best practices in terms of scaling technology that facilitates real-time collaboration among disparate stakeholders. Finally, our speaker will discuss lessons learned in relation to challenges faced when seeking system adoption and cooperative efforts among agencies that may be driven by alternate agendas.

9:45-10am – Networking Break
Break from the morning talks, stretch, and refuel with coffee and a snack.

10am-12pm – Product Roadmap – DOWNLOAD
Presenters from Atlas RFID Solutions:
Robert Fuqua, President & CEO
Justin Mills, VP, Product Management
John Walker, VP, Strategic Services
Review the product and hardware progress and new functionality delivered in 2018 and 2019, and get a sneak peek into our 2020 roadmap.

12-1pm – Networking Lunch
Enjoy an expansive buffet lunch with something for everyone.

1-1:45pm – Keynote: What Does “AI” really mean? DOWNLOAD
Presenter: Josh Kanner Founder & CEO
Join Founder & CEO of, Josh Kanner, for Artificial Intelligence 101. Kanner will share some background on AI, present case study examples of current uses of AI in Construction, and will discuss the importance of collecting data for AI applications of the future.

1:45-4:05pm – Product Demos: Construction Technology Ecosystem DOWNLOAD
Join a select group of Jovix Partners and industry leaders in a dynamic demo environment. Test out the latest technologies supporting Material Readiness® in Industrial Construction, including IoT hardware, real-time worker location, BIM, and more.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Autodesk CII
Epic Piping Geoforce
Seer360 Triax


Panasonic – DOWNLOAD


4:05-4:50pm – Case Study: Putting the “A” in Advanced Work Packaging – How Shell is Implementing Advanced Data Integration Between All Construction Tech Tools Early in the Project – DOWNLOAD
Presenter: Brett E. Farmer
Shell PTIT, CP Projects IMIT Manager, Americas – DS Manufacturing & New Energies
As more construction technology tools are used to support Advanced Work Packaging, the need to automate the data exchange and monitor the quality of the data between software solutions used on a capital project becomes more critical to the ability to avoid project cost and budget overruns. This session will focus on the approach Shell is taking to prepare for this data exchange early in the project, during detailed design, and at the 30% model completion stage. Lessons learned, overcoming potential objections and obstacles, and the value of starting early will be discussed.

4:50-5:15pm – Day 1 Recap – DOWNLOAD THE JEF AWARD WINNERS
Covering the bases of a compelling first day of JEF and opportunities to network with industry professionals.

6-9pm – Dinner & Dialogue
Join us for an elegant evening at Robard’s Steakhouse for dinner, libations, and catching up with industry friends.

Robard’s Steakhouse is on-site at The Woodlands Resort, 2301 N. Millbend Dr., The Woodlands, TX, 77380.


8-8:05am – Day 2 Kickoff

8:05-8:45am – Keynote: Vertical Efficiency for Mega-Projects – DOWNLOAD
Presenter: Curtis Rodgers
Brick & Mortar Ventures Principal
Curtis Rodgers, Construction Technology Expert and Venture Capital Investor, will cover three concepts driving the evolution of our industry and the actionable information that leadership needs to know:

  1. How seeking vertical efficiency changes Project Stakeholders’ roles
  2. Emerging Enterprise devices at the Workface
  3. How Advanced Work Packaging is becoming technologically and logistically feasible

8:45-9:45am – Case Study: How Fluor & Jovix Partnered to Create a Digital Supply Chain via Material Readiness® – DOWNLOAD
Presenter: Jeff Houtz
FluorSenior Director, Global Lead, Material Planning & Field Material Management
Hear firsthand how Fluor is using Jovix to onboard hundreds of Suppliers into their Digital Supply Chain program within the Procurement, Supply Chain, and Field Materials Management processes to give Construction visibility into material flow throughout their Supply Chain ecosystem. Jeff Houtz and Jovix will demonstrate how this new technology-enabled innovation is currently being used across a global Supply Chain on a large-scale capital Project.

9:45-10am – Networking Break
Break from the morning talks, stretch, and refuel with coffee and a snack.

10-10:45pm – Case Study: Jovix Implementation on the Exxon BLADE Project – An Owner’s Perspective – DOWNLOAD
Presenter: Benjamin Torres
ExxonMobil Global Projects BLADE Technical Manager
The ExxonMobil Beaumont Light Atmospheric Distillation Expansion (BLADE) Technical Manager will share how Jovix is being used to provide Material Readiness throughout the supply chain, from upstream supplier tagging to material issue to contractors at mod yards and the project site, and the reasons, from an Owner’s perspective, ExxonMobil deployed Jovix on the BLADE Project. The value of planning early for the implementation of Jovix, and contractually obligating suppliers and contractors to use Jovix, will be discussed from an Owner’s perspective.

10:45am-12pm – Supplier Panel Session – DOWNLOAD
Moderator: Dr. William J. O’Brien
CII Construction Supply Chain Management & Electronic Collaboration Expert
Mike Reid – DOW –
Global Improvement Leader, Integrated Materials Management
Greg Wiltsey – TechnipFMC –
Director of Materials Management
Jeremy Turner – EPIC Piping –
Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Information Officer
Randy Guillot – Hilti North America –
International Business Development
There is a lot of momentum in the industry regarding creating a Digital Supply Chain to help provide better visibility upstream into Supplier shops. This panel will be focused on best practices, trends in the industry, and timely information sharing between Suppliers and Clients.

12-1pm – Networking Lunch
Enjoy an expansive buffet lunch with something for everyone.

1-1:45pm – Jovix Insights – DOWNLOAD
Presenter: Bobby Ball
Atlas RFID SolutionsChief Operating Officer

See how a suite of standard and customized reports provides valuable business intelligence. Using metrics captured through Jovix transactions, this session will demonstrate how Jovix Insights brings data together to provide actionable insights regarding business strategies and process performance.

1:45-2:30pm – Keynote: Industry X.0 – DOWNLOAD
Presenter: Andy Webster
Accenture Managing Director, Industry X.0
Andy is based in Houston and leads Accenture’s Capital Projects practice globally, including process and non-process industries. He oversees global delivery of consulting, digital technology enablement, and outsourcing services. As part of coining the term Digital Capital Projects, Andy has been at the forefront of bringing digital innovation and new ways of working to the entire capital asset lifecycle. His clients have included global companies across industries including oil and gas, chemicals, utilities, engineering and construction, aerospace, and high-tech.

2:30-3pm – Wrap-Up
Final parting thoughts from Robert Fuqua, President & CEO

©2020 Atlas RFID Solutions - This event is owned by Atlas RFID Solutions and sponsored by our partners. Both Atlas RFID Solutions and the partners will have access to your personal information, and either Atlas RFID Solutions or our partners may provide you with sales or product promotion information. Each party will be responsible for managing their own use of your personal information. We recommend you review the privacy policies of these partners to address any questions you have regarding their handling of your personal information.