Opening Keynote: “FUTURE WORLD VISION: Infrastructure Reimagined”
Tuesday, 24 August - 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Tom Smith, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE – ASCE – Reston, Virginia, USA
Todd W. Taylor, RCDD, NTS, OSP, BICSI President – Enfinity Engineering, LLC – Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Never before has the future looked so exciting. From autonomous vehicles to intelligent buildings, the built environment is reshaping before our eyes. Exciting as it is, these changes breed challenges, and we cannot address tomorrow’s challenges with yesterday’s infrastructure. The future requires a new way of doing things. A new approach. A new vision. ASCE has launched a bold, comprehensive project to anticipate, reimagine, and prepare for future changes – FUTURE WORLD VISION. In this keynote, Tom Smith, Executive Director for ASCE, will sit down with BICSI’s President, Todd Taylor to:
Identify the obstacles ahead, including global challenges like climate change and other challenges identified in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, as well as U.S. infrastructure limitations highlighted in ASCE’s report card and failure to act studies,
Give a related update on the current state of affairs on Capitol Hill, and
About Tom Smith A dedicated member of the American Society of Civil Engineers for more than 25 years and a civil engineer by training, Tom Smith served as the association’s deputy executive director and general counsel before becoming the executive director in January 2015.
Established in 1852, ASCE is the oldest national professional engineering society. With a membership of more than 150,000 and an annual operating budget of over $65 million, the Society is dedicated to advancing the art, science, and profession of engineering for the betterment of humanity.
Tom is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Society. He provides executive leadership to a staff of nearly 250 and an active volunteer workforce of over 7,500, facilitating ASCE's tradition of supplying high-quality and high-value products and services to its members and other customers worldwide.
About Todd Taylor Todd W. Taylor, RCDD, NTS, OSP, currently serves as BICSI President, overseeing the organization’s volunteer leadership and overall strategic plan, working with staff to ensure BICSI remains the preeminent resource for the Connected World. Todd has over 30 years of ICT experience across various industries including the design and installation of structured cabling systems to support low-voltage systems. The ICT experience resulted in ownership of a low-voltage system design-build company specializing in providing integration solutions.
Todd’s active participation and leadership in industry professional organizations such as BICSI and TIA has created the opportunity for him to positively influence IT standards and the directions within the Medical Communications Industry.
Closing Keynote: "What is Your Leadership Blueprint?"
Thursday, 26 August - 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey, USMC (Ret.) – NECA – Washington, D.C., USA
In this dynamic keynote, LtGen Bailey will provide you with valuable leadership insights that will benefit any organization or individual in the ever-changing business environment. He will help you understand your situation, identify your opportunities, and jumpstart you into action. This presentation will transcend theory and philosophy to get right down to where the rubber meets the road.
Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey, USMC (Ret.)
Vice President of Industry Development, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
About Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey, USMC (Ret.) LtGen Bailey is NECA’s Vice President of Industry Development. He has had a long and distinguished military career, beginning as a Second Lieutenant, USMC, in 1977. During his impressive career, Bailey oversaw the Marine Corps Recruiting Command and he served as commanding general of the First Marine Division and as commanding general of the Third Marine Expeditionary Brigade. He was also a Military National Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. After many decades of military service, in June 2013, Bailey was promoted to Lieutenant General and was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps as Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations, a role he held until his retirement from the United States Marine Corps after 41 years of service in 2017. In 2018, Bailey became Vice President for External Affairs at Austin Peay State University, his alma mater. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Travis Manion Foundation, which develops programs and training opportunities for veterans and their families. He also serves as Chair-Elect/1st Vice Chair of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce.