Today we’re talking to Hilda Espinal, CTO of Cannon Design; right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast!

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About Hilda Espinal:

Hilda Espinal the Chief Technology Officer of CannonDesign, responsible for the evolution and implementation of computational tools and workflows, immersive technologies, building information modeling, advanced building analysis and design intelligence. A licensed architect and technology leader for more than 16 years, she helps clients and project teams around the world leverage technology and intelligent data to make informed decisions early in the design process — reducing risk and maximizing the impact of investments.

Hilda sits on the national board of directors for Women for Economic Leadership and Development (WELD), advisory board for Mars Home Planet Urbanization Challenge and is active in the Digital Fabrication Network (DFabNet). She is a regular speaker at both national and international industry events, and has been active in the Autodesk Executive Council and the AIA’s CIO/CTO Large Firm Roundtable. In 2016, Hilda was named one of the “Top Women in Technology” by the Dallas Business Journal.

About CannonDesign:

As an integrated design firm, we do a lot of things. But at our core, we help people continuously flourish.

We leverage the heart, passion and intelligence of our more than 1,000 creative thinkers to develop solutions for some of the greatest challenges facing our clients and society. Whether designing for equity in education, accessible healthcare, inclusive communities, new scientific discoveries or the “next big idea” in business, we partner with organizations to help them improve human life.

We do this through a design approach we created called Living-Centered Design. Our approach realizes that to create a world where people continuously flourish, we must address the complex interdependencies that exist between people, businesses, communities, society and the environment.

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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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