In the days when companies followed a linear business model, workflows in the AEC and manufacturing industries were created using incompatible software programs. That meant data would be lost between handoffs from discipline to discipline—whether from architect to contractor or engineer to manufacturer—and would have to be recreated or stitched back together throughout a project. That doesn’t work in today’s world, when data needs to be at the center to help solve complex problems and spark innovation. To mitigate global challenges such as urbanization, population growth, and climate change, project stakeholders need to design and make with help from automation and a seamless flow of data and insights. In this panel, execs from Epic Games, Lenovo, SpaceIQ, and Autodesk discuss why converging processes, technology, data, and industries are key to a thriving future.