Paul Doherty

President and CEO The Digit Group, Inc.

As published by Forbes as “Changing the World”, seen on Bloomberg TV and reported by CNBC as one of America's Business Titans, Paul is a Registered Architect and one of the global Industry's most sought after thought leaders, strategists and integrators of process, technology & business. Paul is the Founder & CEO of The Digit Group, Inc. (TDG), a leading Smart Cities design, build, operate and solutions company, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. TDG's Smart Cities are being showcased as an example of leading design during the Venice Biennale Architettura 2021. He is an author, educator, analyst and consultant to Fortune 500 organizations, government agencies, prominent institutions and the most prestigious AEC firms in the world. Paul has spent the past 30+ years in the industry after graduating cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology and graduating from the Career Discovery program at Harvard University’s GSD.

Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture 1983 - 1989
Career Discovery in Architecture 1983 - 1983
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job sites
Community Generated Content - Icom

Communication Solutions on Job Sites Need Unity & Consistency. Does Radio Fit the Bill?

Paul Doherty - October 31, 2023

The construction industry has long grappled with communication challenges on job sites, where a lack of consistent connectivity can hinder operational efficiency and safety. The advent of radio wave technology promises a potential solution, paving the way for streamlined communication and improved site management.

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generative AI in architecture
Architecture & Design

From 40 Hours to 40 Seconds? Generative AI in Architecture Will Disrupt How Architects Bill Their Hours.

Paul Doherty - May 9, 2023

The advent of AI is revolutionizing industries across the board, and the realm of design, architecture, and engineering is no exception. In the age of AI, the future of these industries may well be marked by major shifts that occur sooner than we might anticipate.

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“Lighthouse Factories” Shine an Exciting Light on Industry 4.0 and China

Paul Doherty - March 10, 2023

A driving force behind Industry 4.0 efficiency, and in essence the sustainable and operational evolution overtaking industrial manufacturing, are so-called lighthouse factories.

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smart city open standards
Architecture & Design

How Can Smart City Open Standards Be Achieved?

Paul Doherty - January 25, 2023

The MITRE Smart City Summit featured a major stance from Michael Dunaway, program lead for Global Communities Technology Challenge program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The stance: the importance of smart city open standards.

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Software & Technology

Singapore is a Top Index-Ranked Smart City. How are They Collaborating with China to Build Asian Sustainability?

Paul Doherty - December 29, 2022

Singapore was the highest index-ranked Smart City in the world in 2021, followed by a tie between Zurich and Oslo, according to Statista. While China did not have any cities listed on the index-ranked list, they are certainly working to build digital and business collaborations with Singapore through their Smart City Initiative, which was launched in 2019.

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COP27 drew focused attention on the role of the built environment in global carbon emissions. Where does AEC need to start to make a change?
Architecture & Design

Is the COP27 Focus on AEC Carbon Emissions Telling the Whole Story?

Paul Doherty - December 1, 2022

Construction sustainability continues to be an emphasis for international leaders. COP27, the UN's gathering of more than 90 heads of state and 35,000 delegates from 190 countries, convened earlier in early November to discuss unified action against climate change and which industries need to take on a bulk of the responsibility to adjust operations and in turn reduce carbon emissions.

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