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Engineering Influence Podcast Features BST Global CEO During ACEC 2023 Fall Conference

01 Dec, 2023

During ACEC’s 2023 Fall Conference in Austin, TX, BST Global CEO Javier A. Baldor made another guest appearance on ACEC’s Engineering Influence podcast. He and ACEC Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing Jeff Urbanchuk revisited the topic of AI and machine learning in the AEC industry, discussing the latest updates in the world of ChatGPT and OpenAI, the role leadership plays in firms adopting such data innovations, and more.

Addressing a question he commonly receives after his presentation titled “How AI + Big Data Will Transform the AEC Industry,” Javier stated: “A Chief Data Officer is different from a CTO or CIO in the way they understand not only the algorithms, but the machine learning models, how to handle unstructured data and set up Azure data lakes and big data environments. The foundation of any AI strategy is data. You have to have a conscious big-data strategy, and that begins with leadership.”

Watch the full interview by clicking above or access the podcast audio here.

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BST Global designs, develops and deploys the AEC industry’s first suite of AI-powered project intelligence™ solutions. Beyond our flagship ERP offering, we provide work management, predictive insights and resource management solutions to complement a firm’s existing ERP. More than 120,000 architects, engineers and consultants in 65 countries across six continents rely on BST Global’s solutions each day to successfully manage their projects, resources, finances and client relationships. With unrivaled industry knowledge, BST Global serves as a trusted partner to its loyal clients and remains at the forefront of innovation. For more information, visit