Digital Transformation and Innovation in the Construction Industry

  • 15 December 2020
  • 17:00 - 18:00
  • Webinar


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Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi for a live webinar in collaboration with AECO Lab on the topic:  Digital Transformation and Innovation in the Construction Industry.

Expert speakers will be presenting the following topics: 

    • Challenges of today's construction ecosystem: a highly complex, fragmented and project-based process
    • The digital revolution required to support the shift to a more sustainable construction ecosystem
    • Potential financial and other benefits of increased construction productivity
    • Collaborative R&D and start-up nurturing in response to digital transformation needs
    • Opportunities to get involved

    This event is participated by:

    • Canadian Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates
    • British Business Group Abu Dhabi
    • Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi



    Arash Shahi
    Co-Founder & CEO, AECO Innovation Lab

    Arash is an entrepreneur and innovator who feels fortunate to have enjoyed a remarkable career with significant achievements in the architectural, engineering, construction (AEC) and academic sectors. A high-performance executive with interpersonal savvy, Arash is recognized for his ability to bring stakeholders together on collaborative initiatives, and as a digital technology visionary. He was recently named as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Canadian Construction for his innovative work.

    Richard Lyall
    President, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON)

    The president of RESCON, Richard has represented the residential construction industry in Ontario since 1991. He is a frequent speaker and popular source quoted by the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) mainstream media on construction industry issues, and writer who has been published in the Toronto Sun, Daily Commercial News and ReNew Canada magazine.

    Aubrey Le Blanc
    Chief Administrative Officer, Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)

    Aubrey is a world-class leader with extensive board and association experience within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. His remarkable career has spanned several continents, and included advising governments as well as establishing partnerships for consumer advocacy. He currently holds the position of Chief Administrative Officer of the OBOA, as well as senior volunteer positions with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

    Ralph Kaminski, Senior Municipal Consultant AECO Innovation Lab

    Ralph is a bold visionary thinker whose leadership has transformed traditional business processes within the municipal building sector through technological advances. Kaminski's vision is to unite like-minded municipalities through technology and the creation of common standards.


    David Laliberté
    Executive Director, Legal, Digital 14 LLC

    David Laliberté is a corporate lawyer with more than 20 years of experience across the telecommunications, media and technology industries. His broad areas of expertise include corporate governance, intellectual property law, technology law, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, cybersecurity law and privacy.  David also has a wealth of knowledge in the roles and responsibilities of board members having worked alongside board leadership on several public, private and not-for-profit organizations.

    Throughout his career, David has held various counsel and leadership positions at organizations including Dentons LLP, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Rogers Communications Inc., BlackBerry Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. As Executive Director of Legal Affairs for Digital 14 LLC, David manages a team of six lawyers and is responsible for developing and implementing Digital14’s corporate IP strategy.  Until 2016, David served as Director of Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, where he was responsible for driving the company’s IP strategy, positioning, and engagement in several jurisdictions, including Europe, India and Canada. 

    David received his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in Public Policy and Administration from York University. He went on to earn his Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Ottawa. 


    • CBC members and non-CBC members: Complimentary