Silicon Valley by The Investor's Podcast Network is hosted by Shawn Flynn. It is an in-depth look into the workings of companies based in Silicon Valley. It delves into up-and-coming startups, established giants and the views of people who are making a mark in the technology scene in Silicon Valley.
Michael Keogh recently joined Stanley Black & Decker as SVP of their new Digital Innovation office. He is leading the effort to transform a 175-year old industrial company into a data and digital company. In this role he is responsible for incubating internal startups, ecosystem development, and building new revenue streams for the company. Most recently, he was at Apple where he was the Senior Director of Finance for all of Apple R&D supporting the long-term hardware and silicon roadmap development. At Apple, he negotiated with the Shanghai government on a tax and economic incentive plan with a >$1B benefit to grow Apple’s business in China.
For over a decade spanning his time with Apple and Intel, he held several roles in China, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Before starting in the tech world, Mike spent several years at a large Commercial Contracting and Property Development company as an estimator and Project Manager. He is an angel investor and hold several Board and advisor positions. He also invests in real estate and has built a portfolio of university student housing, as well as some international properties. Mike holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from the University of North Carolina. He speaks conversational Chinese and Italian.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Is the construction industry prime for disruption?
- What will the future look like for the construction Tech sector?
- How is construction Tech and Real estate tech different or the same?
- What are some areas of the construction that can be semi-automated and automated?
- What about the advances in the materials used for construction?
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We would like to give a special thanks to Sonja Markova who is the Executive Director at Band of Angels which since 1994, has invested in over 400 companies with 62 profitable M&A exits and 12 IPOs. Without her introduction to Michael this interview would not have been able to happen.
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