Tag Archive: Colin Smith

Mar 21 2016

Aconex acquires Conject – reaction

While Conject reassures its customers, competitors (past and present) react to Aconex’s acquisition of the Europe-based SaaS collaboration vendor. After the 17 March 2016 announcement of Conject‘s acquisition by Aconex, the UK business’s managing director Steve Cooper sought to reassure the company’s SaaS construction collaboration customers and users about the business’s future. In an email (18 March), he …

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Dec 15 2014

Milton Walters joins Textura Australasia

Experienced Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration executive Milton Walters has joined Textura Australasia as CEO. Melbourne, Australia-based Walters was at Aconex and then general manager of TeamBinder at QA Software, before, in August 2012, establishing a Melbourne-based company, Project Collaboration, to sell the 4Projects SaaS solution in the Australasian market. This successful reseller arrangement lasted until early 2014 before Viewpoint, who …

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Jul 10 2014

Colin Smith leads Textura European push

Ex-COINS, BIW and Conject executive, Colin Smiths takes the helm as Textura looks to conquer the construction payment management market in Europe. Colin Smith, founder of BIW Technologies in 2000, CEO of that business through to its sale to Munich-based Conject in 2010, and then CEO of the Conject Group until December 2013, has a …

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Jan 09 2014

Ralf Händl takes over at Conject

Last week, on 1 January 2014, Dr Ralf Händl, 53, took over as CEO of the Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Conject. This followed the decision by Colin Smith to stand down from the role (see my 4 November 2013 post). Ralf Händl has a PhD in economics and extensive knowledge in the global …

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Nov 04 2013

Colin Smith exits Conject

BIW founder and CEO Colin Smith steps down from AEC SaaS pioneer Conject Holdings Last month, I was writing about the departure of founder and CEO Richard Vertigan from UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider 4Projects; now I find myself writing a similar story in respect of Colin Smith, who has decided to step down …

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Oct 21 2013

Conject UK 2012 results hit by exceptional costs

Conject Ltd’s UK operation slid further backwards in 2012, revenues dropping 5% and exceptional costs deepening its operating losses. Having just written about Asite’s recent financial performance, I did a quick check regarding some of the other UK Software-as-a-Service collaboration technology vendors. I discovered that Conject Ltd, the UK company previously known as BIW Technologies, …

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May 08 2013

Conject CEO reclaims SaaS second place

Forget the investigations, an email has arrived from Conject CEO Colin Smith, mentioned in yesterday’s post about think project!, re-asserting the rival Munich, Germany-based group’s claim to be second largest SaaS vendor in the architecture, engineering, construction and operator space: The answer to your question “has ThinkProject been able to overtake CONJECT?” is no. At …

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May 07 2013

think project! 2012 revenues reach €15.5m

think project! GmbH, grew 17 percent in 2012, to €15.5m revenues, a figure it says puts it ahead of its Munich rival Conject. According to a news release, the Munich, Germany-based project platform provider think project! has been posting annual growth rates of 15-20% for some years, grew 17% in 2012, and its first quarter …

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Jan 23 2013

Conject “to grow 15-20 per cent” claims CEO

Conject did lose ground to 4Projects in the UK in a “flat” 2011, Conject group CEO Colin Smith admitted to me on Friday, but the firm is now more competitive, he said, having just enjoyed a “monster December” to round off 2012. This admission followed my blog posts about its UK performance and that of …

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Jan 12 2013

Conject “challenged”

According to its 2011 annual report and accounts, Conject Ltd (the UK-based SaaS collaboration and project control vendor formerly known as BIW Technologies) found 2011 “challenging.” Its report, filed at Companies House in October 2012, echoes almost word for word what it said in 2010, saying: “The continuing global economic malaise severely impacted funding for …

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