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
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.