How Technology is Rewriting the Rules of the Built World and Contruction | James Benham | TEDxTAMU

James Benham discusses technology that is breaking down barriers in the world of construction. He urges us to broaden our horizons and try these innovations ourselves.

While growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, James Benham began writing code at the age of 11 and by 14 had developed his first software application. James went on to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Information Systems while in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University . During his final year at Texas A&M in 2001, James cofounded JBKnowledge, Inc. where he is now the Chief Executive Officer. James has led JBKnowledge to become a premier provider of technology solutions to the construction and insurance industries, with clients across North America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. JBKnowledge is the maker of the SmartBidNet , SmartCompliance , SmartReality , and SmartInsight cloud, mobile and wearable solutions. The company, and James, are headquartered in Bryan/College Station, TX where James also serves as a College Station City Councilman and an Adjunct Professor of Construction Science at Texas A&M University.

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