26 August - 21 October, 2020
DTS Online 2020

DTS Online 2020

26 August - 21 October, 2020

26 AUGUST, 2020 & 21 OCTOBER, 2020.

The Design Technology Summit (DTS) is focused on advancing the conversation of how design-oriented organizations can transition to effective digital workflows. The role of Design Technology Leader is critical to helping guide firms through this transition and beyond, by bringing together knowledge of practice, computation, and business. DTS is the place to come and discuss all of this with your peers and colleagues.

DTS Online will focus on the cultural, technological, and business aspects of Digital Transformation in the professional services.  We will look at these aspects from two perspectives:

1.Internally focused transformation – which will explore teams, collaboration, mentorship, learning, and project delivery.

2. Externally focused transformation -which will explore opportunities in finding new ways to engage with existing clients, gain new ones, and generate business.
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• Understand the factors, challenges, resolutions, and opportunities present in industry-leading practices’ responses to the shift in business practices brought about by COVID-19
• Compare and evaluate the strategies presented with approaches by your own firm
• Help you to identify key areas or aspects for future transformation
• Discuss possibilities for client-facing transformation

As an online event offers more flexibility, DTS Online will be spread across several months of this year, beginning with a complimentary panel session in June and followed by two discussion sessions focusing on three topic areas.

SESSION ONE: Digital Transformation at a Moment’s Notice

Date: Wednesday June 17 2020 – Miss the session? Watch the recording here
Time: 1pm – 2:30pm Central Daylight Time
Synopsis:  This panel discussion will focus on the internal and external impacts of  the digital transformation in the short term.
We will gather insights and leanings from industry leaders to discuss what transitions have progressed, what is working well and how could it be improved.


Natasha Luthra

Director, Emerging Technologies

Brian Skripac

VP, Director of Virtual Design & Construction

Tomislav Zigo
VP, Virtual Design and Construction

Alexandra Pollock
FXCollaborative Architects LLP
Chief Technology Officer


Spread across two dates, interactive discussion sessions will utilize Zoom breakout rooms to discuss three key topics of discussion:

Topic One: Internal Impacts to DTS Firms
Roundtable discussion with DTS attendees, with the panel discussion takeaways as a starting point for the discussion.This session will consist of a series of small group discussions with other industry peers. Firstly it will focus on the internal impacts to design technology firms that Digital Transformation is causing – beginning with discussions on what transitions have progressed, what is working well and how it could be improved.
Date: Wednesday August 26 2020
Time: 1pm – 2pm CDT

Topic Two: Looking to the Future
With the lessons learned and shared so far, how should we be imagining the future of our practices?  What opportunities are there for making useful, durable changes to the way we work?
Date: Wednesday August 26 2020
Time: 2pm – 3pm CDT

Topic Three: Externally-facing Opportunities
This session will consist of a series of small group discussions with other industry peers which will focus on externally-facing opportunities to design technology firms. This includes what opportunities exist to enhance the way we work with our clients, get new ones, and present our firms.
Date: Wednesday 21 October 2020
Time: 1pm – 2:30pm CDT


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Who Should Attend?

Why Online Events?

General Enquiries

Gabi Caruana
Event Manager
Email: info@dbei.org

Sponsorship Enquiries

Chris Warden
Sponsorship Manager, DTS Committee
Email: chris.warden@dbei.org

Peter Morgan
Director, Business Development, DBEI
Email: peter.morgan@dbei.org

COVID-19 Update

20th May 2020

DBEI has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation around the world. While some parts of our society are beginning to open in baby-steps, none of us know how the situation will develop over the coming months. As such, DBEI has now made the decision to postpone all our 2020 events to 2021 as the well-being of all our partners and participants in our events remains our utmost priority. For new details on each region please visit our event pages. We have also sent communications to all registered attendees, speakers or sponsors for all of our 2020 events.

In the interim, DBEI will be launching several exciting virtual events and webinars in 2020 to continue to deliver the same expertise, insights and knowledge to the AEC industry during these uncertain times. We also have some other exciting initiatives we are working on to continue to provide value to our community, which we look forward to sharing with you all shortly.

We wish to thank you all for your support and appreciate your patience and understanding under the current circumstances and will continue to update our website and the community if there are any changes.

If you have any concerns or questions about our events please email us at info@dbei.org