TRACK 6: General Contracting
Founder & CEO
Josh Kanner is Founder & CEO of Smartvid.io. Smartvid reduces risk in the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry by improving safety, productivity and quality through easy to use artificial intelligence. Most recently he was co-founder of Vela Systems, a pioneer in the use of web and tablet workflows for construction and capital projects. There he led the company’s product, marketing and business development functions. Vela Systems grew from bootstrapped beginnings to include over 50% of the ENR Top Contractors as customers and deployments all over the globe. The company was successfully acquired by Autodesk in 2012 and has been rebranded as BIM 360 Field. Kanner graduated from Brown University and earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He still gets excited to put on a hard hat and walk a job.
Learn how many successful contractors have adopted a multifaceted strategy for achieving the best safety results, including the use of predictive analytics and other sophisticated new technology — laser scanning, jobsite cameras, sensors, drones and wearables — to achieve better safety practices and increase workforce compliance.