Trimble Hosts Dimensions 2018 User Conference
Trimble concluded its 9th International User Conference with more than 4,800 registered attendees representing over 96 countries. Dimensions 2018 provided insight into how information technology can transform the way professionals work to achieve success.
Trimble Dimensions was held November 5-7 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sessions at Trimble Dimensions addressed cutting-edge topics and groundbreaking trends in building design, construction and operation, civil engineering and construction, geospatial, mapping and GIS, government (local, state, federal), land administration, marine construction, mobile mapping, surveying, transportation and many other industries.
Attendees saw first-hand how their industry peers use Trimble’s end-to-end technology to easily transform data into intelligent, usable information. Attendees also learned how new tools, processes and ideas can help make a positive impact on their business and discover how to overcome challenges in today’s competitive business environment.
Throughout the conference, attendees had a variety of opportunities to network with key industry players, nurture existing business relationships and build valuable partnerships.
Conference highlights included a broad range of educational and hand-son training sessions; on-site product demonstrations showcasing the latest solutions and workflows; an Expo full of exciting products, innovations and technical presentations; and inspiring keynotes, fun events and networking opportunities.
“Trimble Dimensions continues to set new records for attendance,” said Bryn Fosburgh, Trimble Vice President. “With its well-deserved reputation as one of the industry’s most comprehensive educational events, Dimensions provides a stimulating and informative experience for industry professionals. Dimensions is truly a celebration of technology – a unique conference focused on how advanced solutions are transforming the way the world works.”
Experienced Keynote Speakers
Two keynote speakers brought lessons from their experience to Trimble Dimensions attendees.
Sarah Robb O’Hagan is an executive, entrepreneur and currently the CEO of fast-growing indoor cycling company Flywheel Sports. She served as the president of luxury health club Equinox, the global president of Gatorade, a GM and marketing director at Nike, and the marketing director of the Virgin Entertainment Group. The founder of the “Extreme Living” movement, she is a rare blend of fierce businesswoman, cheerleading mom, passionate women’s advocate and high-energy motivator.
In her new book Extreme You, O’Hagan lays out a roadmap for becoming the most “extreme” version of yourself by operating at the edge of your potential and by building highly-collaborative, focused, and successful teams and corporations. Drawing on her decades of experience at some of the world’s most influential brands, she shares practical takeaways including how to make failure your fuel, discover your most competitive playing field, get out of line rather than always following conventional wisdom, and bring out the “extreme” in others.
Josh Linkner is consistently ranked one of the top speakers on innovation, creativity and reinvention. Linkner delivers powerful, inspiring and practical keynotes. He was the founder and CEO of five successful technology companies over the last 24 years, with a combined value of over $200 million.
In addition to his startups, Linkner has been involved in the launch and growth of over 100 businesses, raised over $150 million of venture capital, employed thousands of people and fought through the dot.com crash, 9/11 and the 2008 financial meltdown. He is also the founder and former CEO of ePrize, the world’s largest interactive promotion agency that provides digital marketing services. His extraordinary business accomplishments led him to be honored twice as the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” and as a President Barack Obama “Champion of Change” Award recipient.
Trimble and HCSS Announce Collaboration to Bring Civil Bidding, Estimating, Job Costing, and Safety Applications to Key Global Markets
As part of an ongoing commitment to transform the way engineering and construction companies work, Trimble and HCSS, Inc. will collaborate to tightly couple estimating and bidding workflows to field operations, driving increased jobsite productivity, improved quality and expanded visibility into today’s construction environment.
This collaboration will include strategic product integrations to Trimble’s existing construction software portfolio. In addition, the companies plan to develop solutions that will enhance joint and future customers’ current workflow and real-time visibility by connecting the bidding and estimating process through to developments in the field. Trimble and HCSS are also exploring how best to bring HCSS’s leading software applications in construction to key markets globally. The collaboration is planned to leverage HCSS’s top-tier software and support infrastructure with Trimble’s global market knowledge and distribution capabilities.
The companies expect to begin working together in early 2019 with Trimble representing the primary sales, marketing and distribution channel for HCSS HeavyBid, HCSS HeavyJob and HCSS Safety outside of North America. This collaboration will expand HCSS’s ability to serve a global market and allow for tighter integrations into Trimble’s continuum-focused software portfolio for the construction market.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to provide more value to our mutual customers while at the same time expanding our combined value proposition globally,” said Mike Rydin, HCSS’s Chief Executive Officer. “We really look forward to working with Trimble and what we can accomplish together.”
“Collaborating with HCSS will provide an important element of our long-term construction continuum strategy by connecting field operations with the estimating and bidding process,” said Bryn Fosburgh, Trimble Vice President. “Trimble’s solutions have already set new standards in a supporting a broad range of construction operations – from data collection and machine guidance and control to collaboration and project management. HCSS’s solutions, together with our existing capabilities, will provide a solution set that can enable an integrated and seamless workflow to reduce rework and improve productivity.”