Virtual Seminars

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NASBP Virtual Seminars provide need-to-know information from leaders in the surety industry approximately twice a month throughout the year. With NASBP Virtual Seminars, you will enjoy:
  • Learning at your fingertips — education brought to you at your computer or mobile device or login as a group and share the information with colleagues and/or clients - all for one low price per location/ login.
  • Interactive platform with Q&A features allowing you to connect with speakers and part of the conversation during the live webinar.
  • Access to the on-demand recording for 1 year and much more.

Registration for individual Virtual Seminars- $89 for members or $179 for non-members*.

*You must log in to NASBP's website in order to register for Virtual Seminars. If you are a member but are getting the non-member rate, or if you do not have a login and password, please send an email to prodev@nasbp.org requesting a login and password.


UPCOMING 2019 NASBP VIRTUAL SEMINARS -


The Future is Now: How Today’s Tech is Disrupting the World's Oldest Industry 
Presenter: James Benham
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

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Individual Virtual Seminar registration opens in January 2019, but don't wait you can register for the 2019 Annual Subscription package now and receive this virtual seminar with world-renowned construction technology speaker James Benham as well as all 2019 NASBP's live virtual seminars, and full recording library! All of this for nearly half off what you would pay if you bought each of the nearly two dozen Virtual Seminars individually.


Technology is transforming the construction industry with new innovations every day. The launch of new mobile apps, autonomous drones, robotic stations, and wearable devices are shaping how the industry is evolving at such a rapid pace. Learn where your company stands and stands to improve with this energetic presentation by James Benham. Mr. Benham also uses insights from the 6th Annual Construction Technology Report to explain the impact of tech adoption, investments and trends. Learn to benchmark your company's aptitude for technological transformation using the latest tools of the trade!

This critical topic presents an exciting opportunity for you to host this NASBP Virtual Seminar for your construction clients or to share the information on how they too can register to participate in this live or recorded Virtual Seminar.

James_-_Main_Headshot__1_.jpgJames Benham -While growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, James began writing code at the age of 11 and by 14 had developed his first application. Three years later, he co-managed an internet services provider (ISP), providing dial-up Internet to over 4,000 users. James went on to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Information Systems while in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University. During his final year at Texas A&M in 2001, James established his second company, JBKnowledge, Inc. He has continued to stay involved with his alma mater by joining the university faculty as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M.

James is now the Chief Executive Officer of JBKnowledge, Inc. James has led JBKnowledge to become a premier provider of technology solutions for the construction and insurance industries, with clients across North America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. JBKnowledge is the also the maker of the SmartBid, SmartCompliance and SmartInsight cloud and mobile solutions. As a rapidly growing business year after year, JBKnowledge is a seven-time recipient of the Aggie 100 award, six-time Newman 10 recipient, and was recently named to the LSU One Hundred for the second time. The company, and James, are headquartered in Bryan/College Station, TX with offices in North America and South America.

With extensive experience in the design, development and use of technology to improve efficiency, James is a sought-after speaker across the United States, Canada and abroad on business information technology, data security and innovative technology solutions. James’ dynamic speaking style allows him to share his vast technical knowledge in a down-to-earth, engaging manner. In 2015, James presented at a variety of national events including: Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) IT Forum, CONEXPO, Construction Financial Management Association Annual (CFMA) Conference, Construct Canada, BIMForum, Augmented World Expo (AWE), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Annual Convention, and more. In addition, he was recognized among ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2014 Top 20 Under 40 for his advancements in construction technology and is a founding member of the Construction Open Standards Alliance.


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Virtual Seminar Resources

Annual Subscribers may access all NASBP archived Virtual Seminars: Virtual Seminar Library

The list of archived Virtual Seminars: Recordings List

Each archived recording can be purchased separately. Please note that you first must log in to NASBP's website, then agree to the content license agreement, then purchase the recording. Once the system registers your purchase, NASBP staff will email you the Virtual Seminar link for all recordings.
To purchase recordings of past Virtual Seminars: Purchase Recordings

For those new to the Adobe Connect platform, we have created an FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

A volunteer board guides the creation of the seminars: Editorial Board

For questions and/or to suggest a future topic, please contact NASBP Professional Development Department at prodev@nasbp.org.


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