Leading digital and cultural transformation
By Adam FreillConstruction Leadership Software
Procore’s Groundbreak 2023 conference in Chicago aims to drive change forward for the construction industry.
With a mission to be a partner to companies in the construction industry, construction management software provider Procore Technologies, Inc. kicked off its Groundbreak 2023 conference in Chicago on September 19. The company brings together thought leaders on an annual basis to build connections, elevate knowledge and embrace the transformation that is happening across the industry.
“Procore’s mission is to connect everyone in construction on a global platform, and that’s what Groundbreak is all about,” said Tooey Courtemanche, founder and CEO of Procore. “We’re thrilled to host our ninth annual conference, this year in Chicago.”
The company connected with roughly 4,000 attendees from over 20 countries to discuss new ideas, find actionable insights, and be inspired by transformative keynotes from Michael Steep, Laila Ali and Michael Phelps.
During the opening day keynote, Procore unveiled new digital and cultural innovations aimed at helping construction professionals attract and retain top talent, improve safety outcomes and meet growing demand.
Over the past year, Procore has made substantial investments in its platform to drive digital transformation within the industry, however Courtemanche explained that digital solutions won’t transform construction alone. He explained that a focus on people and cultural transformation is equally as important to drive change and position construction as an industry of choice.
To champion the community of construction leaders who share a dedication to nurturing thriving workplaces and investing in their people, Procore also revealed new updates to its suite of cultural programs and initiatives.
The two-day event included an exposition hall with a demo pavilion, innovation lab, and culture lounge, where attendees were able to experience Procore’s latest digital and cultural innovations firsthand.
The expo hall also featured booths from more than 100 companies showcasing innovative concepts, products and services. Participating companies included Bridgit, BUILDR, Egnyte, Sage, Sitekick, Truelook, CMiC, DocuSign, DroneDeploy, GCPAY, hh2 Construction Connected, my COI, OpenSpace, Outbuild, quickbase, TORIC and XYZ Reality.
“Groundbreak presents a phenomenal opportunity for attendees to engage in invaluable networking and connect with like-minded peers facing similar challenges,” said Sarah Hodges, chief marketing officer at Procore. “Amidst the event’s vibrant atmosphere, attendees can expect to gain fresh, global perspectives that are bound to enrich their professional and personal journey.”
Groundbreak also featured breakout sessions designed to help industry professionals become better leaders, team members and builders, as well as the annual Groundbreaker Awards, celebrating companies, projects and individuals that positively impact the construction industry.