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Paul Doherty, IFMA Fellow, DFC Senior Fellow

President and CEO

the digit group, inc. (TDG)

Country or State

United States


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Event Format

In-person / live conference, Virtual Conference, Webinar


English, Spanish, Mandarin


Dec 7


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. 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. His past successful ventures include Revit (Sold to Autodesk 2002), Buzzsaw (Sold to Autodesk 2001) and TRIRIGA (Sold to IBM 2011). He is a prominent and top rated speaker at industry events each year and has been appointed as a guest lecturer at leading Universities around the world. Paul has been on the Board of Directors/Advisors of numerous organizations, including the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) where he is an IFMA Fellow and he is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. Paul holds both European Union and US Citizenship, and is the co-founder of the AEC Hackathon, Widely quoted in the mass media, Paul is also a contributing author to multiple sections of the AIA Handbook of Professional Practice, the Interior Design Handbook of Practice, the McGraw Hill Graphic Standards of Residential Construction, 3 whitepaper contributions to the McGraw-Hill Financial Global Institute and author/co-author of 7 books and over 250 published articles. Paul's 8th book ''Smart Cities: Reimagining The Urban Experience'' published by Quality Press, will be available May 2023. Paul's 9th book, ''Unlocking the Metaverse: A Guide for the Built Environment'', published by Wiley, will be available September 2023.

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Current Position

President and CEO at the digit group, inc. (TDG)


Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture - 1990


21st Dean Arcangelo Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities – Boston Architectural College 2013

Delegate – United States of America Trade Mission to the Middle East 2014

Delegate – United States of America Presidential State Visit to China 2017