Austin-based business leaders Tim Costello, BDX, and Roy Spence, GSD&M, will talk tech, housing and expanding housing’s purpose in keynotes that will inspire and inform!
Both days of the inaugural TecHome Builder Online Summit will kick-off with a can’t-miss keynote presenter that will feed the intellect, spark the imagination and inspire smart and purposeful action among participants. The keynotes will set the tone for two days of presentations and vendor contact that will help builders, multifamily companies and their integrator/subcontractor trade partners make extraordinary progress on tech.
Tim Costello, CEO of BDX, will speak Sep. 29 at 9:30 AM Eastern Time, bringing fast-paced, data-drenched and irreverent style to explain how COVID has changed the tech landscape for builders and multifamily companies in both the tech they need to incorporate in homes and in their businesses.
As CEO of BDX, Costello currently oversees the homebuilding industry’s digital transformation by running the industry owned entities of Builder Homesite Inc., BDX Inc. and New Home Technologies LLC. These entities provide a wide array of digital services to the entire homebuilding supply chain. Serving over 1,300 builder customers, which build over half of the homes in the U.S. and 250 manufacturing brands these entities have left a significant impact on the industry. From virtual & augmented reality, interactive kiosks, websites and mobile solutions to the nation’s premier destination to shop for new homes, the services encompass the entire spectrum of digital needs and touch millions of consumers each month. Prior to BHI, Mr. Costello worked for Applied Materials, the worlds largest semiconductor capital equipment supplier as Vice President, Global Operations where he led the industry’s Lean Manufacturing transition. Earlier in his career he worked for General Motors Corporation in a variety of executive positions including Technology Planning, where he launched the first modern production electric car, Vehicle Engineering and Quality Management.
At 9:30 AM Eastern Time, Sep. 30, Roy Spence, Cofounder & Chairman of GSD&M and Cofounder & CEO of The Purpose Institute, will tackle the topic of the housing industry’s shifting purpose in a post pandemic world.
Spence and his partners, right out of The University of Texas at Austin, built GSD&M from scratch into a purpose-based marketing, advertising and idea machine – building iconic brands like Southwest Airlines, Don’t Mess with Texas, The PGA Tour, Walmart, The United States Airforce, Goodyear, American Institute of Architects and DreamWorks. Spence has always held a deep belief that purpose-inspired marketing can be a force for good. He and his partners are always the first to donate time and talent, creating powerful PSAs when disasters hit America like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina as well as creating an historic moment by getting all the former US Presidents to create a 30 second PSA when Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit in 2017. He is now on a mission to use the power of purpose-based marketing to bring America together on higher ground and begin putting the US back into USA. Recognitions include the membership in American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame, named “Adman of the Century” by Texas Monthly magazine and Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame and Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation board member.
For more information on attending, contact Leigh Sullivan at [email protected] or 508-618-8330.
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TecHome Builder steps up as the #1 builder technology resource, helping all kinds of builders and multifamily property operators get a handle on the fast-moving challenges and opportunities of tech and quickly take the actions required to turn tech into a strategic advantage. The TecHome Builder Summit is a hosted-style event that drives extraordinary progress on home technology for the nation’s biggest and most progressive single-family builders and multifamily operators.