Keynote Speaker



Adam Bridgman

Adam Bridgman 

Co-Founder and General Partner
Ironspring Ventures


 KEYNOTE PANEL  |  OCTOBER 14  |  8:30 – 9:30 AM


About the Speaker

Adam is Co-Founder and General Partner at Ironspring Ventures, a leading AEC and Industrial sector venture capital firm. As an experienced digital industrial investor, Adam brings a view of the industry that combines short term business conditions and long term industry trends. After a number of successful deals, and hundreds of startup presentations, Adam brings an understanding of the adoption headwinds facing legacy industry innovators and the critical need for channel partners. In 2016, he established HOLT Ventures and in 2017, convened the original Ironspring Network to help serve this purpose. Adam co-founded Ironspring in 2019 to formalize this network-driven investment approach to digital industrial innovation.


About the Talk

Admit it: It’s hard to keep up with the never-ending flow of programs and platforms that are supposed to help you do your job, stay organized, and be competitive. From digital twins and the internet of things (IoT) to artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, how do you decide which solutions are worth the investment? This panel of tech experts will demonstrate how they are using a technology framework known as the “three horizons1” to understand, assess, and adopt innovative technological tools in their jobs. They’ll also discuss emerging technologies that promise to make your job easier. Designed to help you shift from overwhelmed to excited, this session will equip you with a practical framework for assessing and adopting technology in your work.


  1. Introduce a framework for thinking about innovation 
  2. Understand the differences between near term and farther out innovations 
  3. Understand how to assess near term innovations and products 
  4. Understand how to think about medium and longer term trends in technology 


1 McKinsey & Company (2009, December 1). Enduring Ideas: The three horizons of growth. Retrieved from


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