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The Propcast

Apr 7, 2021

Summary: In this episode the Propcast talks to Javed Singha from Fieldwire, and Vivin Hegde from Hilti about the growth of ConTech and project management solutions, trends in Contech, and what we’re seeing with the adoption of Contech across the globe.
The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with CREtech and ReimTech. This show will focus on connecting the Proptechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the build to rent environment.
About Our Host
Louisa Dickins
Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).
About LMRE
LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.
About Our Guests
Javed Singha
Javed is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Fieldwire, a collaboration platform for construction, where he focuses on business and product development. Previously, Javed has held leadership roles in healthcare and video game start-ups within start-ups in addition to having been a management consultant. Fieldwire is the simplest way for construction companies to keep everyone organised on the job site. With it's easy to use mobile applications, Fieldwire saves each user up to one hour per day by enabling more efficient information sharing. Fieldwire was recognised by Forbes as one of America’s best start-up employers in 2020. 
Vivin Hegde
Vivin is a Construction Technologist, and leads Hilti’s Scouting and Venturing US office to find new technologies that will help bring the next wave of innovation to construction. Vivin also mentors start-ups and enables development of the construction tech ecosystem leveraging over a decade of experience in strategy, sales, project management and operations in multiple continents. Hilti design and manufacture leading-edge technology, software and services, which power the professional construction industry. They are based in over 120 countries worldwise with more than 30,000 employees. Hilti offer a 360 degree service – from design software, products and tools onsite to training, repairs, testing and consultancy. 
Companies mentioned:
Ubisoft, McKinsey, Clark Construction, Ellis Don, Power Design
Resources mentioned
LMRE website 
UKPA website
Hilti website 
Fieldwire website 
Insights From This Episode
  • I think there'll be a collision between hardware and software down the line – Javed Singha
  • Bringing new solutions and software helps us be looked at as a newly innovative player – Vivin Hegde
  • We really strive to find people that are builders in whatever capacity that is, it can be with a hammer or a keyboard – Javed Singha
  • You have to pick the right battles, at least initially and once you reach a certain scale, then automatically you can move to the next pace and be much more disruptive – Vivin Hegde
  • Oe suggestion I would have for anybody is really taking ownership of your career and taking the path less travelled – Javed Singha
  • There's no cookie cutter recipe for innovation – Vivin Hegde
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