Secrets of High Achieving Firms (and More) at Autodesk University 2020

Panzura at AU 2020

Updated 21 November 2020

The insights were flying thick and fast during Panzura’s very special roundtable series at AU 2020, delivered as a global digital conference for the first time ever.

This year, we’ve gotten a good look at just how vital it is to be able to keep business running, no matter what happens. Some firms have done so well they have even boosted their productivity πŸ’ͺ. Others struggled to keep up the pace.Β  What made the difference?Β πŸ€”

In conjunction with selected Panzura reseller partners, our AU roundtable series featured leaders from fast-growing firms taking part in no-holds-barred discussions about the technology decisions they made that kept their business thriving as COVID hit.

Secrets of High Achieving Firms

How do you overcome the challenges of COVID and the craziness of 2020 to have the best year in your company’s 120 year history?

Eric Quinn, CTO of C&S Companies, Rich Holst, Director of IT at Bohler Engineering, Andy Knauf, CTO of Mead & Hunt, Chris Calaf, Director of Technology at Pennoni and Ray Sirois of Microdesk joined forces for anΒ INCREDIBLE discussion between IT leaders whose focus on technology to deliver exceptional user experiences and empower productivity has paid huge dividends.

πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰ Β  Β Listen on demand

 

Master Cross-Site Collaboration

Getting deliverables to clients faster, using less man hours, is just one of the many benefits of being able to let your best people collaborate together, regardless of where they are.Β  Josh Steele, IT Manager for Thompson Engineering, Clay Pilkilton, Director of IT Security and Infrastructure from M&S Engineering joined Doug Dahlberg from Applied Software for a lively discussion about how they got to grips with cross-site collaboration using Bentley Microstation and more.
As an additional bonus, they discuss protecting their data from ransomware, as well as natural disasters.

πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰ Β  Listen on demand

 

How to Make Remote Work, Work

When firms sent their teams home, some had a seamless transition and others struggled badly. NV5 and Psomas are firms that set the groundwork for remote work for different reasons and from different perspectives, yet both made technology decisions that set them up to make remote work, work.

Learn how Jeff Gillis: Director of IT at Psomas and Don Piliero: VP of Technology at NV5 approached COVID challenges, what they learned and why they made the decisions they did.

πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰ Β  Β Listen on demand

 

COVID’s 8% Productivity Boost

When COVID hit, the AEC industry was divided into 2 groups. The first group sent their people home, where they logged in and got straight back to work.

For the second group, everything changed. They couldn’t access files at the same speed. They started creating multiple file versions that needed to be merged.Β  Productivity dropped by up to 35%. However, companies in the first group actually saw productivity increase!

Panzura partner ATG saw first-hand the challenges and successes that their customers faced among this transition.

VP of Sales Danny Doyle and AEC Specialist Michael Echave join Panzura’s Direct of Product Management Greg Wesner to offer some fascinating insights into what let some firms boost their productivity, while others fell behind.

πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰ Β  Listen on demand

 

Achieve Seamless Project Collaboration & Storage Using Panzura

Dan Gallivan of Payette and Greg Wesner of Panzura talked innovative cloud storage solutions that combine the flexibility, security and cost benefits of centralized storage.

Dan shared how to enable a remote architecture studio work force and support distributed team specially while working from home, including how to leverage technology to foster the best possible design outcome from your team while maintaining project goal efficiency, eliminate the headaches associated with the file open problems and how to establish seamless cross-site collaboration for distributed project teams.

πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰Β  On demand version coming soon!

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