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David Bischof is the Director of Software Architecture for Accela, where he is focused on using new technologies to progress and solidify the company’s product offerings. David previously spent time in Accela Middle East & Africa division, where he helped design and implement the Abu Dhabi Business Center, the Dubai Smart City initiative and the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing digital initiatives. He was integral in building the regional branch of Accela MEA and was the first full-time employee. David received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Computer Systems from John Carroll University. With 20 years of IT experience in roles ranging from developer to sys admin to director, he has worked in industries that include tech startup, financial, retail and government.

Removing Barriers with Accela Contractor Central

Removing Barriers with Accela Contractor Central
When we started our pilot program with Tampa last year, our goal was simple: make it easy for contractors to work with government agencies on the permitting process. Through joint collaboration with the Tampa agency and the contractors they work with, Accela used interviews, prototypes and a fully functioning application to really try and address issues that slowed down the permitting process. The result is a streamlined Contractor Central application, available on iOS and Android, that works with contractors to make their day-to-day jobs easier. How this app idea came about As a company, our mission is to provide the tools that make being a citizen, a business owner and a government employee easier. When we looked at the issues plaguing contractor and government agency interaction, it became clear that there was no one solution for contractors to manage all of the daily tasks they have. Even if an agency has......
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