PAUL DOHERTY | CEO, the digit group / Co-Founder, AEC Hackathon
Paul is a Registered Architect and one of the global Industry’s most sought after thought leaders, strategists and integrators of process, technology & business. Paul is currently the President & CEO of the digit group, a leading Cloud solutions company, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. He is an author, educator, analyst and consultant to Fortune 500 organizations, government agencies, prominent institutions and the most prestigious AEC firms in the world. Paul has spent the past 28 years in the industry after graduating cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology and graduating from the Career Discovery program at Harvard University’s GSD.
His past successful ventures include Revit (Sold to Autodesk 2002), Buzzsaw (Sold to Autodesk 2001) and TRIRIGA (Sold to IBM 2011). He is a prominent and highly rated speaker at industry events each year and has been appointed as a guest lecturer at leading Universities around the world. Paul has been on the Board of Directors/Advisors of numerous organizations, including the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and holds both European Union and US Citizenship. He is the co-founder of the first professional association Chapter in China, the IFMA Shanghai Chapter, co-founder of the IFMA BIM Lifecycle Operations Community of Practice and a founding member of the IFMA Smart City Task Force. Widely quoted in the media, Paul is also a contributing author to multiple sections of the AIA Handbook of Professional Practice, the Interior Design Handbook of Practice, and author of 2 books, the critically acclaimed Cyberplaces and Cyberplaces 2.0. He is currently writing a series of Smart Cities Whitepapers for the McGraw-Hill Financial Global Institute.
Paul’s current work is implementing Smart City solutions throughout the world. Concurrently, Paul is the co-founder of the critically acclaimed AEC Hackathon that launched at Facebook Headquarters in Silicon Valley in November 2013.