Today we are talking to Ben O’Donnell, the CTO of BIMobject. And we discuss his journey from Architect to CTO, the need for innovation and disruption in the construction industry, and his experience using LeaderBits to grow his people.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast

Show Notes

  • Talking about the offices where BIMobject is at
  • Peloton bikes
  • Transportation in San Fran
  • DevCon Talk
  • Cultural challenges when you have a global company
  • Digitizing the building industry
  • Tribe concept
  • Architect to CTO
  • Originally from Australia – Lived in Sweden for 20 years now
  • Founder of BIMobject gave Ben his first job in Sweden
  • More of a lifestyle than a job
  • How did you get to BIMobject?
  • The construction industry needs young tech thinking people
  • Construction is a 15 trillion dollar business annually
  • Disruptive technology
  • What are you excited about with BIMobject? Excited about the platform
  • What does BIMobject do with creating objects?
  • Building Information Modeling – BIM
  • Created a scripting language based on C but simplified
  • AR and VR
  • Sweden is a big tech hub
  • Half of the year it is dark so there’s nothing else to do
  • Competing for talent
  • LeaderBits talk – Ben was one of the first customers to join
  • Guilty of taking a fantastic developer and turning them into a terrible leader
  • Advice to previous self – Don’t become an architect
  • When will you be state side next? Absolute latest in November – Conference for Auto Desk
  • Publicly traded company Nasdaq first north – moving up to Mid Cap
  • Went public in January 2014
  • How do you avoid burning yourself out
  • Empowering architects

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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