Personnel changes, and an iPhone app, at Sword CTSpace

When I wrote about the forthcoming ICT4Construction conference (taking place in central London next Thursday, 28 November), I mentioned John Pomeroy was speaking on behalf of construction collaboration technology vendor Sword CTSpace. He isn’t any more, though, as he joined unstructured information software provider MarkLogic as vice president, Europe in August (see news release).

John’s speaking slot at the conference is provisionally being taken by colleague Mike Smith (formerly at 4Projects and BIW). I understand he will be talking about Sword CTSpace’s dual (on-premise and SaaS) approach to construction collaboration with a particular focus on managing information across the life-cycle of an asset, not just during design and construction. We may also hear about the company’s iPhone application, FL Mobile, developed by Saturated Colors and released in late August (see news release) – this was something flagged by John Pomeroy when we met in May (post).

(Incidentally, another change to the conference running order sees 4Projects‘ CEO Richard Vertigan replaced by VP Marketing, Clare Watson.)

John’s jump is not the only recent change among the Sword CTSpace management. I heard an as-yet unconfirmed rumour last week that Frankfurt-based operations director Gert-Jan de Kieviet, whose involvement with the company dates back to 2005 BuildOnline days, has also departed the company. I sought confirmation of this earlier today (he could be moving elsewhere within Sword Group, of course).

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