Get to Know David Wagner
October 08, 2020
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David Wagner, Vice President of Industry Solutions at InEight, revels in his current role as the voice of the market for InEight’s document management and capital contract management solutions. He also enjoys organizing and competing against his co-workers in friendly games of touch football. Yes, David is the guy that takes the time to create an opportunity for all of us to get together outside of work. “It’s a great way to get to know the people you work with day in and day out in a more relaxed atmosphere,” Wagner says, adding, “I also really enjoy that competition. I’ve been organizing these types of games since college.”
About 20 years ago and not too long after graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in engineering, David was focused on creating construction printing solutions for the reprographics industry. But those days were short-lived. It became very apparent that with the availability of the cloud, web-, and mobile-based applications and cheaper file storage, the days of the printed plan were coming to an end. “Everything started to go digital and the very idea of printing these massive blueprints seemed obsolete,” Wagner recalls. “It became a natural evolution for the company I worked for to stop focusing on printing software and shift towards solutions that actually managed and distributed the information electronically to the extended project teams.”
From that point, David saw the technology shift was only growing. He migrated from being a developer to leading a development team in document management. He eventually became a product manager, figuring out what document management software should and needed to look like.
In the past 10 years, the biggest changes David has seen in the world of electronic document management is the ability to leverage cloud, mobile, and other technologies to better accomplish common tasks in the office, the trailer, and on-site.
“After the recession of 2008-2009, the construction industry found itself lacking resources — the people needed to do the day-in and day-out work on-site. Construction companies needed to be more efficient with the people that they had,” recalls Wagner. He believes the ability of document management software to streamline operations is key to project success. “Many of the firms I speak with today still struggle with implementing a solution capable of increasing their efficiency and minimizing their project risk,” says Wagner. “I love getting out there…telling our story and showing them what they need to truly be successful.”
David has been married to his wife, Wenda, for nearly 30 years and has three adult children. He lives in the Phoenix suburb of Ahwatukee.