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Technology Spotlight Series: Agora Webinar - Friday, October 30, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

  • 10/30/2020

What construction technology is right for you? As technology companies continuously flood the construction industry with offerings, it has become a major challenge for construction companies to answer that question.

To help our members solve this challenge, the NECA Innovation team will be hosting a weekly webinar series highlighting fully-vetted construction technologies. Each session will be a sales-free educational overview of key functionalities and expert analysis on how a technology can be used in your business. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to help answer the question, "Is this the right technology for my business?"

At up to 40%, materials are the second-largest driver of project cost. Electrical contractors pay hidden premiums to get their materials to the jobsite due to ineffective materials management, which is widespread in construction today. Processes are fractured and rely on tools created long before the existence of smart phones and tablets. Instead of collaborating, teams end up blocking each other. In this webinar, we'll explain how electrical contractors can digitize their supply chains and get their $100/hr electricians back to what they do best: building. Key topics will include: digitizing requisitions, tracking vendor performance, managing buyouts, and streamlining communication between the field, office, and distributors with easy-to-use software.

Presenting this webinar will be Maria Rioumine, co-founder and CEO of Agora.

Maria is the CEO and Co-Founder of Agora, a materials management platform for electrical contractors. She was previously a technology investor who helped build 8VC, a venture fund with over $2.7 billion in assets under management that's led investments in companies like Oculus VR and Wish. Maria was selected for Forbes's 30 Under 30 list for enterprise technology and holds a degree from Oxford University.

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Due to the large number of attendees participating in this event, we recommend you join the webinar 10 minutes early to ensure your audio connection is working properly.