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Speaker: Edward McDonnell, CEO at Botanical Designs

Session Title: How Leading Companies Implement and Evaluate New Technologies and Processes

Sunday, July 11  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Description:  Companies are adopting new technology faster than before, with some successes and some major frustrations. If done properly, adding new programs can result in increased efficiencies and better customer experiences. But how do you know you are ready to adopt a new program? How do you prepare your team? How to you measure ROI and success? In this session, leading interiorscape companies will discuss the processes they go through in selecting and implementing new programs/technologies. Attendees will leave with guidance and an increased confidence in approaching the process for adding innovation through technology to their business. 

Level: Intermediate      Type: Technology

Session Speakers:

Edward McDonnell, CEO at Botanical Designs
Matt Nelson, Senior Vice President at National Interiorscape Network

Session:  Establishing Relationships with Building Specifiers - GPGB Workshop

 Monday, July 12  1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Description:  In this session attendees will... #1 Learn how four companies establish and maintain relationships with building specifiers. #2 Learn the seven universal story points that all humans respond to and why. #3 Understand the barriers building owners and managers have in adopting biophilic design in their buildings. #4 Using workshop techniques, build communication skills and develop strategies for addressing these barriers. #5 Strengthen the interior landscape community by creating networking opportunities amongst attendees. 

Level: Progressive           Type: Business Operations

Session Speakers:

Mike Senneff, Founder + CEO at Natura .... Moderator
Sonja Bochart, Principal at Shepley Bulfinch .... Panelist
Edward McDonnell, CEO at Botanical Designs .... Speaker

Edward McDonnell

CEO at Botanical Designs 

Edward McDonnell is CEO of Botanical Designs, a leading provider of high-impact plant designs in Seattle, Denver, and beyond.

With a background in engineering, Edward has significant experience implementing systems and technology tools to make communication more seamless, both internal and external to companies.

Edward has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a Master in Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at U. Va.

Botanical Designs is an innovative commercial landscaping company, providing high-impact business landscapes and professional plant maintenance within your budgetary parameters. We design, install, and maintain interior and exterior commercial landscaping, floral design, and holiday d├ęcor. We are committed to sustainable green practices to meet LEED certification standards. Based in Seattle and serving greater King County, Botanical Designs has won numerous awards for interior and exterior landscape design and maintenance.

Address:     4200 Aikins Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Email:    Terri@botanicaldesigns.com     Contact:  
Phone:    (206) 932-3784   FAX:  (206) 343-7140


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