SPEAKER INTERVIEW: AREF BOUALWAN

In talks with Aref Boualwan, Manager, MIS and Business Process Re-Engineering Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)

Aref Boualwan
Aref Boualwan

Aref Boualwan will be speaking at the Future Tech Construction Summit during The Big 5 in November. Aref is the Manager for MIS and Business Process Re-Engineering Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), he will be part of the panel discussion on "Technology as a catalyst for disruption: Transforming the construction process with tech innovations"

In your opinion how is technology changing the future of the construction industry?

Providing construction-focused hardware, advanced analytics capabilities, cost reduction, and improved quality.

What is the emerging technology in construction?

We are seeing a growing demand for robotics, 3D printing, smart building and IT solution for construction management.

In your opinion how important are startups where technology in construction industry is concerned?

Startups play a big role in digitizing the construction industry, an industry that has lagged behind when it comes to technological advancements. Construction technology startups could put an end to the expansion of construction schedules the continuous increase in labour and material costs. Therefore, and with the increase in complexity of construction projects in the region and the tough market conditions, I believe we might see the GCC construction scene at a cusp of a new, ever evolving era of engaging construction technology startups.

What transformational initiatives do mega construction companies need in order to embrace the latest technological trends in their industry?

As per the guidelines identified by the World Economic Forum, which CCC is a proud active member of, mega construction companies need to embrace comprehensive change-management programs, adopt advanced technologies at scale by spending more on R&D, and maximize use of data and digital models throughout the processes.

What will be the key takeaway by the audience attending your talk?

The audience will be exposed to the transformation initiatives in such a mega construction company like how CCC is embracing the latest technological advancements to source innovation into our business and mentoring startups to mature their technologies and grow their business.

About Aref Boualwan -

A professional with a business vision, hard-core technical skills and the ability to motivate/bring people together. Over twenty two years of international experience with senior managerial positions in designing, developing and successful implementation of IT & management information system solutions. Acts as a high-level orchestrator of a large numbers of discrete president strategic initiatives that drive organisation-wide transformational change. Brings executives, employees at all levels, processes, and technology together to deliver pioneering solutions to address business challenges and achieve organisational goals. Sources innovation by partnering & building strong lasting relationships with relevant technology startups. Leverages alliances to add value and competitive advantage to the business.  Public speaker at major academic, social & professional events.

You can hear more from Aref Boualwan on "Technology as a catalyst for disruption: Transforming the construction process with tech innovations" at the Future Tech Construction Summit on 26th November, 15:20 - 16:00.

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About The Big 5

26 - 29 November 2018, Dubai World Trade Centre

The Big 5 is the region’s largest and most influential event for the construction industry. 

Organised by dmg events, the exhibition showcases 360-degree building solutions clustered in six product sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, and Construction Technology & Innovation.

Gathering buyers and manufacturers of construction products from around the world, The Big 5 also offers a broad educational agenda, with two high-level conferences and dozens of CPD-certified workshops.

On its 39th edition, the event features Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo and The Big 5 Solar. 

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About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year.  The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as The Big 5 construction shows, ADIPEC and Gastech energy events.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.com), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.