Keynote Speaker James Benham

James Benham

Technologist, Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    Texas, USA

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Speaker James Benham’s Accomplishments Include…

While growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, James Benham 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 a Guest Lecturing 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 also the maker of the SmartBidNet,SmartCompliance, SmartReality, 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 theLSU 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.

More About James Benham…

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 software tools. James’ dynamic speaking style allows him to share a vast knowledge of technology solutions in a down-to-earth, engaging manner. Within the last few years, James has 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, BIM Forum, Augmented World Expo (AWE), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Annual Convention and more.  James’ company, products and writing have been featured in publications such as Engineering News Record, Texas CEO, Construction Business Owner, Construction Executive, 3D Visualization World, Estimating Today, and many more. In addition, he has been recognized among ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2014 Top 20 Under 40 for his advancements in construction technology.

James is a founding member of the Construction Open Standards Alliance and a dedicated proponent of open integration standards in software development. James is also an active member of the National Speakers AssociationRisk Management Society, Construction Financial Management Association, Associated General Contractors of America and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Association. In 2012, James was elected to City Council Place 6 of the City of College Station, Texas and is on the board of the Brazos Valley Wide Area Communications System.

Testimonials 3

  • James is a master at delivering technical insight on current construction software trends. He manages well to keep my interest growing in the future of tech in the construction demographic. I have thoroughly enjoyed his past presentations and look forward to attending more when available.

    Mark Wright

    Project Manager at JD Wright, Inc

  • James Benham was both inspirational & informative in his presentation on industry technology. James kept the audience intrigued and gasping for breath trying to absorb all that he professionally presented for almost ninety minutes. He could have gone another hour & kept our group mesmerized! The only complaint I would have is that we did not give James more time. I would strongly recommend him & his knowledge for any group! Be prepared to be blown away!

    Doug McCoy

    McCoy Construction Co.

  • James is a consummate professional: he arrives early, stays late, and has the energy and enthusiasm to perk up over 100 real estate developers at 7:30 am! James always makes an event planner look good. Thanks again for a fabulous presentation!

    Patricia Ng

    Director at Urban Development Institute – Pacific Region

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