TRACK 2: Roofing
J Wales Enterprises
Josey Parks is CEO of J Wales Enterprises, a portfolio of companies that span roofing, home solutions, construction, and technology. He is a serial entrepreneur and technology evangelist who specializes in bridging the gap between traditional manual labor industries and advanced technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence. His newest company, Cognitive Contractor, is dedicated to leveraging the power of big data and predictive analytics to advance and empower contractor industries. In his early 20s, Josey got his start as a business owner, first specializing in metal roofing and construction. He was one of the youngest recipients of the Inc. 5000 award, was featured on CNBC's Blue Collar Millionaires, and is a guest speaker at events and on television and radio shows nationwide, working with such companies as Home Advisor and shows like This Old House. Josey is recognized for his leadership as a millennial entrepreneur and industry innovator. His latest project is dedicated to discovering and training the future workforce for contractor industries through partnerships with leading companies, youth programs, and schools.
Technology is pushing everyone in construction to re-examine how they do business, the roofing industry is no exception. An expert group of panelists who have implemented new technological trends leads a discussion on the impact those trends have had on their businesses and how others can reap the benefits while avoiding the pitfalls typically associated with early adoption. Tools intended to help with everything from recruitment to operations to the jobsite and more will be discussed.
This session has been approved for the following CEUs
0.1 IACET CEU 1 RCI CEH