Technology Focus Areas for Subcontractor Executives in 2020

February 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)


Join Michael Oster, President of Gemba Technologies and former Chief Information Officer of McCarthy, as he dives into four areas of technology that subcontractor executives should focus on in 2020. 

He’ll help you understand your current tech landscape and uncover how any challenges might be impacting your business. Mike will take you through how technology can help you mitigate risk for your business. Finally he’ll give you some quick and practical takeaways to put into practice immediately. 

What to expect: 

  • Review Challenges Facing Today’s Subcontractors 
  • Potential Impact of Challenges 
  • Review Technology’s Role to Mitigate 
  • Practical Approach for Key Focus Areas in 2020 

Presenter Biography: 

Michael Oster founded Gemba Technologies in 2016. Gemba Technologies provides CIO Services across the Engineering & Construction Industries. Services include development of IT Strategies, business plan development, process re-engineering services, cloud strategies, contract negotiations, technology assessments, security strategies, emerging technologies, and other CIO services. 

Prior to founding Gemba Technologies, Mr. Oster was the Chief Information Officer for McCarthy Building Companies, a multi-billion dollar construction firm, for 18 years. As a leading industry technology strategist, Oster worked with all McCarthy offices for ensuring technology alignment with business objectives. Under Oster’s direction, McCarthy was recognized by several leading publications (e.g. Information Week, Fortune, Constructech) for industry innovation. 

Prior to McCarthy, Oster worked for 14 years at Anheuser-Busch across many business units, including as Group Manager for the SAP Solutions Center of Excellence. With over 40 years of total I.T. experience, Oster has worked for a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, utilities, food & beverage, entertainment, and the software industry. 

Oster holds a Master’s Degree in Information Management from Washington University in St. Louis. He also has served as Adjunct Professor for Maryville University in St. Louis.


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American Subcontractors Association - National (ASA)
Name: Jessica Enochs

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