Construction industry insight and the motivation to achieve peak performance will be the topics when Steve Jones and Walter Bond make keynote presentations at this year’s B2W Software User Conference in March.

Jones is senior director for Industry Insights Research with Dodge Data & Analytics. He focuses on how emerging economic, practice and technology trends are transforming the global design and construction industry. In addition to hundreds of speaking engagements around the world and numerous articles in industry publications, he produces Dodge Data & Analytics’ SmartMarket Reports on key industry trends, which are read by millions worldwide and frequently cited as authoritative references.

Bond played in the NBA in the 1990s for the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons. He will emphasize a “peak performance mindset” that he attributes with helping him rise from an average college player at the University of Minnesota originally overlooked by the NBA. By sharing stories, lessons and motivation that spark superstars to success and move middle players into action, he will relate how contractors can forsake excuses for failure in favor of reasons for success.

NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker spoke at last year’s B2W Conference, along with former AASHTO and DOT executive Jack Basso.

The B2W User Conference runs from March 25-27 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. Please visit the B2W web site for more details.

Greg Norris