TED BLACKMON

TED BLACKMON

SUMMARY

Ted Blackmon is CEO of Construct-X and Founder of Jovian Ventures, a next-generation agile launchpad for start-ups focused on Digital Transformation in the capital projects industry. As a visionary and serial entrepreneur, Ted helped to pioneer the market for Advanced Work Packaging in the early 2000 timeframe with the invention of the ConstructSim and OpSim platforms. Dr. Blackmon’s early career achievements began as a member of the highly successful Mars Pathfinder Mission in 1997, where he developed and operated the Virtual Reality for MarsMap software program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, planning and monitoring the daily activities for the Sojourner rover in mission control.  Ted went on to leverage MarsMap platform as a pioneering technology commercialization endeavor at NASA.  He now spearheads AWP Innovations at Construct-X, the leading management consulting firm in the area of AWP. Ted is also founder of O3 Solution, Bor-Neo, and a suite of technology start-ups helping to bring sweeping change to capital projects industry. The career accomplishments of Dr. Blackmon were recognized through a Penn State Alumni Achievement Award and a FIATECH Outstanding Career Research Award in 2013. Dr. Blackmon received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California.

Professional Background

  • As Vice President of Construction Solutions for Bentley Systems, developed a comprehensive product vision and roadmap for one of the largest private software companies in the engineering and construction market
  • Founder of Jovian Ventures, a next-generation agile launchpad for startups focused on capital projects and global sustainability
  • Led business process transformations within multiple EPC and module fabrication firms for adoption of Advanced Work Packaging and Workface Planning approaches for mega-project execution in the plant industries
  • Implemented the construction management system for lean production delivery of steel from detailing through fabrication to site erection for one of the largest building projects ever on the Las Vegas strip

Key Expertise

  • In-depth knowledge of the construction industry processes and advanced software technologies
  • Proven ability to enroll project teams in adoption of new work processes
  • Translating strategic goals into realizable actions plan that deliver bottom-line results

Education and Other Experience

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998, where his research focused on telerobotics, augmented reality, and neurological control of human movement and vision
  • Career accomplishments recognized through a Penn State Alumni Achievement Award and a FIATECH Outstanding Career Research Award (2013)
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and graduated top of his class, appointed as Student Marshall (1992)
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