The first day of AU2013 is in the books. What a great day it was…
I started the day by attending the class on Strategic Planning by Paul Kirill. He presented a measure approach to developing a plan for those that may have never done it before. He actually took us through an exercise where he developed the data, analyzed it and produced a fictitious plan along the way. From start to finish with defined action items for a CAD/BIM Manager to work on that will increase the productivity, expand services and increase the bottom line. Can’t get much better than that.
The opening Keynote session started off with Penn and Teller doing some magic and introductions. Check out my Twitter steam for some pix and posts. @caddmanager The highlights were the unveiling of an Aston Martin and a robot arm articulating a disco ball. fun stuff.
After that I did some final prep on my first class – Working with a Multigenerational Workforce. The presentation went well and people interacted with the data provided. 65% of the jobs in the future (2035) do not even exist now. Generations are being defined as short than they used to be (~20 year span) now down to 6-7 years. This is all due to technology changing so fast.
The Exhibit Hall opened in the evening and it was expansive and packed. This is the largest show floor I have seen at an AU in a long time. The energy was high and the hall was filled to the brim. Attendance is up and would not doubt that they get really close or go past the 10,000 attendee level.