Sr. Applied Technology Specialist
Rogers O'Brien Construction
Italo Cruz is a Sr. Applied Technology Specialist at Rogers O’Brien Construction (RO); in charge of thedrone program, with a drone fleet of 24 drones spread across Texas. Implemented, drone groundcontrol points (GCP’s) and 360 Reality Capture to improve accuracy and communication across projectsat RO. Recently, he trained new drone pilots for the Part 107 certification program and implementedautomatic cloud services to more than 750 users Texas wide and platform integrations to reduce doubledata entry.Italo’s speaking engagements range from internal training to RO employees and trade partners, to tradeshows, such as Bluebeam XCON, and schools in the community.In college, he spent the summers working on internships, participated in TEXO competitions, and wontwo years in a row the Synchro 4D Scheduling Student Competition 2014, 2015. After graduating with aBachelor of Science in Construction Engineering with a minor in Business from Texas A&M Commerce,he graduated with a post-graduate program in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) in the Center ofIntegrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) at Stanford University.