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Shukle appointed to AECO Innovation Lab Board of Experts

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Shukle appointed to AECO Innovation Lab Board of Experts

TORONTO — Prashant Shukle has been appointed to the AECO Innovation Lab (AECO) Board of Experts (BoE), bringing a drive to innovate and the ability to navigate government to the new role.

The AECO BoE, brings together industry leaders from the public, private and academic sectors in an effort to streamline the development approval process in Ontario. Each member of the board brings a unique area of expertise: from architecture, engineering and construction to real estate, business, finance, change strategy and policy.

Shukle is the former director general and head of the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation within the federal government. In addition to 30 years in the government space, he now acts as a strategic adviser for geospatial startups and space consultancies. He has extensive experience including leadership in artificial intelligence, data strategy development including standards, geospatial platforms and technology development, economic development, sustainable development goal implementation and Indigenous relations.

“Prashant’s guidance on AECO initiatives includes insights on developing standards that will allow the wide adoption of BIM and GIS across government and AEC sectors. This will open doors as we push to streamline the development approval process with the One Ontario initiative, and generally help us navigate government. Ultimately, this will allow us to push boundaries and transform the way government and industry interact with technology,” said Arash Shahi, CEO of AECO Innovation Lab, in a statement.

“I am very excited to be joining the AECO Board of Experts at a pivotal time when technology and access to data have the potential to truly transform how governments and industry work,” said Shukle. “I hope that the insights I can offer from my work in government, international associations and industry will help drive the digital transformation needed to be able to build assets better, greener and faster.”

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