Skillset Academy Speakers

Skillset Academy Speakers2018-04-10T15:48:27+00:00

Speakers

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Brad Ausman
Product Manager for Productivity Tools Suite
Vermeer

Brad Ausman has a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Design from Penn State and has spent the last decade focused on product management and development. His current role, of product manager for productivity tools suite, requires focus on the software development related to Vermeer’s intelligent worksite initiative and the collection and communication of end user and market needs to stakeholders.






Karmyn Babcock
Vice President Operational Excellence
The Weitz Company

Karmyn Babcock oversees The Weitz Company’s process and technology infrastructures, improving means and methods across the organization. Since joining Weitz in 1997, Karmyn has been involved in every facet of the company’s IT strategy, successfully merging the disciplines of engineering and technology. She leads the company’s implementation of lean practices and is responsible for driving innovation and continuous improvements across the organization.






Roger Jellicoe
Supporting business development in the U.S.
Pure LiFi

At Pure LiFi, Roger is supporting business development in the U.S. and is working with the leadership in the UK to devise strategies for rapid adoption of this exciting new technology.






Kurt Maldovan
Director of Virtual Design and Construction
Jacobs

As Director of Virtual Design and Construction, Kurt Maldovan is actively developing and implementing technology based strategies to continuously add value and reduce waste within the practice and with clients Jacobs supports.






Joshua Peschel
Assistant professor of agricultural and Biosystems engineering
Iowa State University

Joshua Peschel conducts research in human-infrastructure interaction, which focuses on the understanding, design, and evaluation of co-evolving smart sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems. His work involves creating new technologies, data sets, and computational models for sensing and sensemaking.






Peggy Smedley
Editorial Director
Constructech magazine

As the editorial director of Constructech magazine, host of The Peggy Smedley Show, founder and host of Constructech TV, Peggy is an award-winning journalist with a long history of covering IoT, manufacturing, and construction technology.





Dan Wade
Director of sales, midwest division
Hilti

Dan is the director of sales for Hilti’s Midwest Division. He’s been with Hilti for 12 years and served various roles including field engineer, regional manager, and head of project management office. Dan graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.