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NEW WEBINAR: A.I., Drones, Digital Twins and You!

ICYMI *NOW ON DEMAND* Recorded May 9, this Oracle Industry Lab presentation takes a deep dive into the technologies transforming our jobsites! Sign in & watch!

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Join Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD, chief of Oracle's Industry Innovation Lab, and a LinkedIn Top Voice of 2023, as he discusses the future of AI, robots, drones and digital twins in engineering and construction. HVAC and mechanical engineers and contractors are particularly active in this area, he says.

So come along for this extraordinary ride into science fact-not-fiction, as he showcases the latest innovations, tests and trials now underway at the Oracle lab. Dr. Kaplanoglu will be presenting results of his one-of-a-kind data experiments and expound on the future of AI, drones, and robotics, and how they will very likely affect your work, and sooner than you think.

MEP engineers and contractors who attend will:

  • See examples of specific use cases developed at the Industry Innovation Lab;
  • Learn how Reality Capture data experiments are designed and performed;
  • Receive guidelines for Reality Capture (Lidar, Scanner, photos, etc.) uses in the field;
  • Examine the potential bottom-line benefits of robotics, drones and AI on their jobsites.


Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD | Head of Oracle Industry Labs

Dr. Kaplanoglu is a recognized industry technologist, innovator, thought leader, and keynote speaker. He is co-founder and head of the Oracle Industry Innovation Labs, which support Oracle Vertical Industries, offering solutions for Construction and Engineering, Energy and Water, Communications, Food and Beverage, Banking and Insurance Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Hospitality, Retail, and the Public Sector.

A technology influencer, Dr. Kaplanoglu has been recognized by LinkedIn as one of its Top Voices for sharing developments in AI, robotics, 5G, and other emerging technologies. Last year, alone, his LinkedIn posts were viewed over 21 million times. Today, he is Chair of the Board Committee at the Institute for AI in Construction, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Discovery Partners Institute (DPI).

In 2022, Dr. Kaplanoglu received the prestigious James B. Porter Award for Technology Leadership by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) in recognition of his contributions, innovation and dedication to the construction and engineering industry. That same year, he was also named as one of Engineering News Record’s Top 25 Newsmakers.

  • Listen to Dr. Kaplanoglu's 2022 appearance on HPAC 'On The Air' here.

He was acknowledged as one of the “BuiltWorlds 2020 Mavericks” in the Technologists category, and as one of the 7 “AEC Innovators” by BD+C magazine. He received the Oracle Construction and Engineering “Let’s Build” award in 2020, and was an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering for over a decade.

Previously, Dr. Kaplanoglu served as VP, 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 the corporate innovation, Internet of Things, disruption of tech, investments, and construction technology, the next generation of wireless communication (5G), and innovation leadership.

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