Industry analyst Jerry Laiserin focuses on future technologies for the building enterprise and on collaborative technologies for project-based work. Jerry helps designers, constructors, and owners—and their technology providers—make comfortable business decisions about technology strategy, from project-specific solutions to multi-enterprise workflow.
He is a Brandeis University alumnus with advanced degrees from Princeton University's School of Architecture (March) —studying with Charles Gwathmey, Peter Eisenman and Michael Graves—and New York University's Stern School of Business (MBA)—where he studied with management "gurus" Peter Drucker and W. Edwards Deming.
More than 50,000 professionals worldwide have attended Jerry's seminars on emerging trends in design, construction, and facilities at every major professional society convention and trade show venue, as well as talks at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Pratt Institute, University of Maryland, NJIT, Catholic University of America, Michigan State, Morgan State, Georgia Tech and MIT. Jerry has written for, or been written about in virtually every leading design and technology publication—in all, his analyses and opinions have reached a cumulative audience of more than one million readers in 132 countries.
In these hundreds of articles, papers, seminars, and workshops over the past two decades, Jerry Laiserin has helped shape the agenda for twenty-first century digital practice in architecture, engineering, construction, interior design, and facilities management. A pioneer thinker in Web-enabling the building enterprise, Jerry was Interim Executive Director and helped launch the aecXML Project, an industry-wide, vendor-neutral initiative for data exchange via the Web that was subsequently merged into the International Alliance for Interoperability and the (USA) National Institute of Building Sciences. His USA qualifications are certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and he is a former member of the national board of directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and of the AIA's College of Fellows.