In episode 105 of the AEC Business Podcast Aarni’s guest is Burcin Kaplanoglu, Vice President at Oracle Industries Innovation Lab.
In the interview, we discuss
- Oracle’s role in the construction industry
- Oracle Industries Innovation Lab
- How can we better manage risks in construction innovation
- How to make construction projects more predictable
- The role and potential of construction tech startups
- Exciting new technologies in construction
About Burcin Kaplanoglu
Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu is a recognized industry technologist, innovator, thought leader, and keynote speaker. He is leading innovation for the Oracle Global Business Units (Industries) and is the Co-Founder of Oracle Industries Innovation Lab. He was recognized as one of the “BuiltWorlds 2020 Mavericks” in the Technologists category and one of the 7 “AEC Innovators” by @BD+C magazine.
Kaplanoglu received Oracle Construction and Engineering “Let’s build” award in 2020. He was named one of Engineering News Record (ENR)’s “Top 20 Under 40” in 2016. He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.
Kaplanoglu was previously vice president, director of operations at Lendlease’s Telecommunication’s infrastructure business unit, where he was responsible for innovation, strategy, and operations. During his 16 years at Lendlease, he led construction projects, spearheaded national real estate development programs, developed corporate operational systems, and initiated process improvements to operations. He frequently speaks and publishes articles related to corporate innovation, Internet of Things, disruption of tech, investments, and construction technology, the next generation of wireless communication (5G), and innovation leadership.
Co-Innovation with Customers and Partners
Oracle Industries Innovation Lab is designed to explore, test, validate technologies in the real world and provide immersive experiences. Some of the best-of-breed software applications for industries include:
- Construction and Engineering
- Food and Beverage
- Banking and Insurance Services
- Life Sciences
- Public Sector