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What would it feel like to return to a company you previously worked for and take on a more significant role?

In this week’s episode, my co-host Nathan Wood and I sit down with Brett Settles as we explore his remarkable boomerang career journey and his new role as the Chief Technology Officer at Penta.

Brett began his professional journey in the industrial sector, dedicating six years to Penta Engineering Corporation, a company specializing in engineering, procurement, and EPC/EPCM solutions. However, in 2017, he embarked on a new path by joining Revizto, a cloud-based software platform for BIM collaboration, right at the height of the construction technology boom.

During our conversation, Brett takes us on a fascinating ride through his boomerang career and how he eventually returned to his roots in the industry, armed with newfound knowledge and experiences that led him to assume the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Penta.

Today, Brett reflects on the valuable lessons he has learned from his career journey and how these lessons helped him with his current CTO position.

Additionally, we delve into strategies for fostering technology adoption, insights on Brett’s current projects, and, of course, the latest developments in the world of construction technology.

Let’s jump in!


Key Takeaways:

Introduction (00:00)
Meet Brett Settles (06:14)
Brett’s transition from industry to tech and back (08:20)
Biggest problems that Brett has to solve (10:21)
Comparing different industries’ technology adoption (20:29)
What’s Brett most excited about with his CTO role at Penta (23:53)
Applying lessons he learned from industry experience (30:11)
How does it feel coming back to Penta and taking on a bigger role (32:30)
How to get people to adopt technology (34:56)
On scaling a business without growing a footprint (39:32)
What technology got Brett excited before becoming the CTO (43:20)
Construction technology news of the week (48:48)


Additional Resources:

Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecontechcrew



Follow Brett out on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-settles-132a6613/

Visit Penta’s website to learn more: https://www.penta.net/



See this week’s news articles! 🗞️⬇️

➡️ Biden-Harris Administration Opens First Round of $85 Million Competitive Grant Program to Fund Digital Construction Technologies That Save Time and Money
https://highways.dot.gov/newsroom/biden-harris-administration-opens-first-round-85-million-competitive-grant-program-fund

➡️ New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law program will help accelerate project delivery
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dustin~williams_ever-wonder-why-some-folks-obsess-over-the-activity-7084280056864243712-vd-4/

➡️ A Week of Rest Should Be the Norm
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sasha-reed-66086b3_getconstructiontalking-procore-wellnessweek-activity-7084158796008222720-kbIW/?u

➡️ OpenSpace Launches BIM Product at Waypoint Event
https://www.forconstructionpros.com/construction-technology/article/22864308/openspace-goes-deeper-into-bim-territory



The ConTech Crew is a construction news podcast dedicated to keeping you up to date with all the latest in construction technology.

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🏗️ Learn more at http://thecontechcrew.com What would it feel like to return to a company you previously worked for and take on a more significant role? In this week’s episode, my co-host Nathan Wood and I sit down with Brett Settles as we explore his remarkable boomerang career journey and his new role as the Chief Technology Officer at Penta. Brett began his professional journey in the industrial sector, dedicating six years to Penta Engineering Corporation, a company specializing in engineering, procurement, and EPC/EPCM solutions. However, in 2017, he embarked on a new path by joining Revizto, a cloud-based software platform for BIM collaboration, right at the height of the construction technology boom. During our conversation, Brett takes us on a fascinating ride through his boomerang career and how he eventually returned to his roots in the industry, armed with newfound knowledge and experiences that led him to assume the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Penta. Today, Brett reflects on the valuable lessons he has learned from his career journey and how these lessons helped him with his current CTO position. Additionally, we delve into strategies for fostering technology adoption, insights on Brett’s current projects, and, of course, the latest developments in the world of construction technology. Let’s jump in! Key Takeaways: Introduction (00:00) Meet Brett Settles (06:14) Brett’s transition from industry to tech and back (08:20) Biggest problems that Brett has to solve (10:21) Comparing different industries’ technology adoption (20:29) What’s Brett most excited about with his CTO role at Penta (23:53) Applying lessons he learned from industry experience (30:11) How does it feel coming back to Penta and taking on a bigger role (32:30) How to get people to adopt technology (34:56) On scaling a business without growing a footprint (39:32) What technology got Brett excited before becoming the CTO (43:20) Construction technology news of the week (48:48) Additional Resources: Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecontechcrew – Follow Brett out on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-settles-132a6613/ Visit Penta’s website to learn more: https://www.penta.net/ — See this week’s news articles! 🗞️⬇️ ➡️ Biden-Harris Administration Opens First Round of $85 Million Competitive Grant Program to Fund Digital Construction Technologies That Save Time and Money https://highways.dot.gov/newsroom/biden-harris-administration-opens-first-round-85-million-competitive-grant-program-fund ➡️ New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law program will help accelerate project delivery https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dustin~williams_ever-wonder-why-some-folks-obsess-over-the-activity-7084280056864243712-vd-4/ ➡️ A Week of Rest Should Be the Norm https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sasha-reed-66086b3_getconstructiontalking-procore-wellnessweek-activity-7084158796008222720-kbIW/?u ➡️ OpenSpace Launches BIM Product at Waypoint Event https://www.forconstructionpros.com/construction-technology/article/22864308/openspace-goes-deeper-into-bim-territory — The ConTech Crew is a construction news podcast dedicated to keeping you up to date with all the latest in construction technology. Give us a follow so you never miss an episode! read more read less

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