TECHTOPIA
All Things Digital and Disruptive

Two of the most popular areas on the 2016 NECA Show floor were the Disruptive Technology Pavilion and the Digital Media Lounge. Electrical professionals need to know how these new technologies are revolutionizing their businesses.  These two areas will collide on the show floor this year to become TECHTOPIA, all things digital and disruptive, during NECA 2017 Seattle.

There will be several elements to this exciting area (booth 1341):

  • Six cutting edge new companies displaying transformational and disruptive technologies that you can see, touch and discuss with manufacturers execs. The companies are listed below.

  • Meet L. Joe (Joey) Shorter, Ph.D. Executive Director ELECTRI and Director of Research, NECA will be available to discuss details
     
  • Talk with Dahlia El Gazzar, Digital Tech Evangelist + Idea Igniteur, and Soraya Herbert, Digital Media Consultant, Creative Thinker and Problem Solver. Learn how to leverage social media for your business!  From apps to gadgets, our experts can give you everything you need to dominate the digital world.  Learn about Mobile Devices, Productivity Apps, Cool Gadgets, Social Media, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
     
  • Meet Tim Speno, President / CEO, E2E Summit.  His company develops and implements a series of industry specific, Executive - to - Executive meetings to connect industry visionaries, innovators, and pioneers.
     
  • TECHTOPIA Theater: A complete schedule of 18 minute "Tech Talks" that are a "must attend" if your company is forward-thinking. 

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES INCLUDE:

1.  Rhumbix

https://www.rhumbix.com

Rhumbix is a mobile platform designed to increase construction productivity and safety. We are the first company to use crew telematics to capture field data in real-time from worker's smartphones. The result is safer job sites, a reduced administrative burden, and more time at the work face.

2. Fieldwire

http://www.fieldwire.com

Fieldwire is a mobile-first (iPad / iPhone, Android) collaboration platform designed for construction foremen, superintendents and engineers. The application allows field workers to access up-to-date information like blueprints, files and tasks directly on their mobile device.

3. ManufactOn

https://www.manufacton.com

ManufactOn is a collaborative, cloud, and mobile solution for prefab production and supply chain management. We founded ManufactOn to help the construction industry leverage the power of prefabrication, with tools that integrate supply chain, prefab production, and planning. We are AEC and technology veterans who are working with construction industry leaders, designing for efficiency, usability and best practices.

4. Smartvid.io

https://www.smartvid.io

Smartvid.io, Inc. is a software company focused on solving the management, collaboration, search and analysis challenges associated with industrial videos and photos. Its SmartTag Engine leverages machine learning to listen to (voice recognition) and watch (image recognition) what is seen in a video or photo and then automatically tags it according to defined terms. The platform saves significant time for teams, provides a better way to communicate with clients, tames the challenge of enterprise-wide media management, and provides a photo and/or video “insurance policy” which allows for easy retrieval of key imagery.

5. Holobuilder

http://www.holobuilder.com

We offer construction professionals and real estate agents the opportunity to create and share 360° views of their buildings. Through quick digitalization of information, our platform HoloBuilder.com allows reduced travel, transaction and legal costs throughout the entire building lifecycle. Buildings don’t move, but people do! HoloBuilder solves this problem with digital Job Walks allowing people to visit construction sites in 360° from anywhere and everywhere.

6.  CIS Drones

http://cis-drones.com

We are a UAS company specializing in BLOS and long duration operations. We have a focus on the construction industry, search and rescue, and power infrastructure. Drone demonstrations will be piloted by Thomas Waterman,  CEO and co-founder of Consolidated Imaging Systems, He is a certified FAA Systems Specialist and IBEW trained electrician. He is a FAA part 107 certificate holder as well as a sUAS master trainer with the US Army with over 5000 hours of flight time.

DIGITAL MEDIA TOPICS INCLUDE:

Apps That You Can’t Live Without

You hear about new apps every single second of the day. Life is too short and data is too precious. So which ones do you download? Which ones work and don’t, and more importantly, how would they work for your needs? All of these questions answered in this session and then some. Come learn of great apps that can rock your world! We’ll share the apps, and show you exactly how to use them.

Establish Your Brand on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has become the your virtual business card. How does your profile rank? With so many changes within the LinkedIn platform, we will share with you how to master LinkedIn, and how you can enhance your professional brand and voice. This is a must-attend session if you are serious of revamping your LinkedIn profile.
 

Tips & Tricks for Taming Your Inbox

As email is becoming more commonly used, the number on a lot of people’s unread messages count is out of control! How many emails do you get in one day? 100? 500? In this session, learn how to manage incoming messages and old ones alike.
 

5 Ways to Keep Hackers Away From Your Personal Info

The internet has changed our lives in countless positive ways, but it has a dark side. Personal privacy has been lost, leaving you at risk from shady individuals, companies and security agencies. But there are 5 easy  steps you can take to limit your exposure.

Top 10 Apps On-the-Go

Achieving the perfect work/life balance may be difficult, but you can surely get some help from apps that will allow you to free up time to do more of what you want, whether it may be for work or for life. Find more time in your schedule now with these apps and tips & tricks.


Tips & Tricks to Maximize Your Use of Google

We’ve all used Google’s search engine – but are you using it efficiently? Gmail is also a popular email host with great functionality (e.g. Google Calendar, Drive, etc.) that you may not be making use of! This session will cover some tips & tricks that can help you use Google better and smarter.

Utilizing Social Media Management Tools

Are you trying to figure out how to manage your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn without spending hours on each site? This session is designed to introduce you to social media dashboards that will allow you to manage all of your social networks in one place.

LOCATION
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

SHOW DATES & TIMES
NOTE: 2017 will revert back to the traditional Sunday - Tuesday pattern. Please plan accordingly.

Sun, Oct. 8- 11:30am - 5:00pm
Mon, Oct. 9 - 11:30am - 4:00pm
Tues, Oct. 10 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Note: Early breakdown is not permitted. Exhibitors will be subject to a heavy fine, or refusal of participation in future NECA Shows.

FUTURE DATES
2017: Seattle Oct. 7-10
2018: Philadelphia Sept. 29 - Oct. 2
2019: Las Vegas Sept. 14-17
2020: Chicago Oct. 3-6
2021: Nashville Sept. 18 - 21
2022: Los Angeles Oct. 9-12
2023: Philadelphia Sept. 30 - Oct. 3
2024: San Diego Sept.28 - Oct. 1