Our Conferences


Technology Leadership Conference

EFCG and its Technology Practice are teaming up with Bentley Systems to host the 6th annual EFCG Technology Leadership Conference in June 2021. Today's world is forcing A/E/C firms to rapidly respond to changing client and employee expectations, accelerating the pace of technology disruption. This conference ​explores industry trends impacting technology leaders and the associated business and financial implications. Experienced panelists will delve into to evolving issues facing technology leaders and their role in the current- and post-COVID world.


Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this conference is currently scheduled to be virtual and hosted on a high quality, interactive platform. EFCG is continuously evaluating the current health and safety risks of in-person events and will finalize whether or not this event will be held in person at least 2 months in advance. Our first priority is always the health and safety of our attendees. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate these uncertain times. If the event is virtual, participants will have access to session recordings on demand after the event.


All participants are required to complete a detailed IT-focused survey, results of which are summarized during the conference, reflecting trends, benchmarks and key issues for the industry. Those participating in the event will receive confidential, industry-aggregated data reports and presentations.


EFCG’s 2020 Technology Leadership Conference was hosted on a virtual platform from November 17-18, covering important topics including how technology trends are driving the industry forward, how firms can create technology strategies that reinforce broader firm strategies, and how to tackle the central question of “should we build, borrow, or buy?”. Participants have access to session recordings on demand.


For more information about our 2021 Technology Leadership Conference or to learn how you can gain access to our 2020 Technology Leadership Conference sessions on demand, email Dimitri Milionis at dmilionis@efcg.com.


To learn more about EFCG’s Technology Practice, email Technology Practice Lead Marcus Quigley at mquigley@efcg.com. This practice provides A/E/C firms baseline and peer benchmarking analysis of internal and client facing technology portfolios and works closely with firm leadership to assist in developing and delivering strategies to improve ROI, enhance market position, and fully leverage resources and intellectual property.

June 10-11, 2021


2021 Conference Advisory Panel
Dave Neitz
Chief Information Officer, CDM Smith

Mr. Neitz is CIO at CDM Smith, a leading engineering and construction firm that provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s Business Technology practice, including a transformative Digital Capital strategy that creates value and delivers business outcomes. His focus on innovation has resulted in the application of new disruptive technologies and processes that capture digital assets and provide new visualization and collaboration capabilities, resulting in superior results for the firm’s clients. 

Prior to joining CDM Smith, David was CIO for MWH Global where he transformed IT into as trusted business partner by focusing on business outcomes. 


In recognition of his accomplishments, David was selected by MIT for their 2016 CIO Leadership Award, Finalist for Boston ORBIE award for Global CIO of the Year in 2017, ComputerWorld Magazine as one of their “Premier 100 IT Leaders” in 2011 and CIO Magazine as their “Ones to Watch Award” for 2010.  In addition, David received the Standout award for “Change Leadership” by CIO Magazine.  He holds an M.B.A from University of Colorado Executive MBA program. 

2021 Sponsorship Partners