2015 Speakers

2015 Speakers2016-10-26T08:21:39+00:00

Speakers

AECOMBerkeleyEpicBIMGrid32

MarekMWHNorthwesternMedicineOnCenter

PepperPlexxisVIATechnik

 

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[accordian][toggle title="Sandra Benson
Vice President, ERP System Integration
SNC-Lavalin Group" open="no"]
Sandra has more than 30 years’ experience in the E&C (engineering and construction) industry. Prior to working with SNC-Lavalin, she was vice-president of E&C for CSS, an Oracle implementation partner, and global industry director for E&C at Oracle, after holding several similar roles at PeopleSoft and JD Edwards.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Laura Black
Editor
Constructech magazine" open="no"]
Since 2007, Laura Black has been writing for both Constructech magazine and its sister publication Connected World magazine, helping business professionals understand the value of technology.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Connor Christian
Lead Designer
Kiewit" open="no"]
Connor has combined practical knowledge with the ability to interface with computers down to the programming level to find a successful role in BIM/VDC at Kiewit. His drive to standardize BIM/VDC in the industry has led him to get involved in the National BIM Standard as well.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Seth Danberry
President
Grid32 Cyber Security" open="no"] Seth, a cyber-security expert, has nearly twenty years of experience managing and securing technology infrastructures, lending support to organizations such as the Navy, Air Force, AOL, and NASA.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Danielle Dy Buncio
Co-Founder and President
VIATechnik" open="no"] Danielle Dy Buncio is the president of VIATechnik, a virtual design and construction firm. Danielle has managed global construction projects in California, Sydney, and Chicago. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Roger Gagnier
Vice President
AECOM" open="no"]With more than 29 years of construction experience, Roger is the integration manager on the $2.3 billion GLX project and is responsible for insuring all safety and security certification plan requirements are addressed. [/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="John Goecke
President
Bimfx Inc." open="no"] With 29 years' experience in construction-related document management and administration, John Goecke has worked in all facets of managing projects and developing processes related to the industry.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="John Grady
President
Epic BIM" open="no"] John’s career started with the U.S. Navy Seabees as a tradesman. This led to a position as an estimator with W.G. Yates and Sons, then on to McCarthy Building Companies, before moving to CRB Builders. Practical implementation of BIM as part of a collaborative process with Epic BIM’s clients is now his mission.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Jennifer Green
Chief Knowledge and Information Officer
Pepper Construction" open="no"] Jennifer provides vision and leadership for Pepper's business intelligence and IT solutions with a focus on driving efficiency, high performance solutions, and innovation across the organization. [/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Jeremy Green
President
Performance Drywall" open="no"] Jeremy Green is the president of Performance Drywall, a five-year-old commercial drywall company located in Texas that works on projects ranging from $50,000 to $2.5 million dollars.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Paul Godwin
BIM/Central Estimating Manager
Marek Brothers" open="no"]Paul Godwin is the BIM/central estimating manager for Marek Brothers, a 77-year-old drywall construction company that has grown organically to seven major locations throughout the United States, with more than 250 employees and more than $300 million in revenue.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Phil Guthrie
Vice President
Master Plaster" open="no"] Phil Guthrie is the vice president of Master Plaster, which is a 20-year-old commercial contracting service located in southeast Florida.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Kenneth Kaiser
Manager, facilities planning & construction
Northwestern Medicine" open="no"] As a registered architect and certified health facilities manager, Ken has worked with healthcare organizations in strategic planning, change management, design, operations, and maintenance for nearly four decades.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Rashad Mujeebuddin
BIM manager
Northwestern Medicine" open="no"]Rashad is responsible for developing enterprise strategy for design, construction, operations, and facilities to be data rich, data driven, and visually enhanced, pushing the envelope of BIM.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Cecilia Padilla
Chief Executive Officer
On Center Software" open="no"] Cecilia Padilla is an internationally known construction industry expert who brings more than a quarter of a century of real world experience to On Center's construction software technology solutions. She has been with the organization since 2008.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Chad Pearson
Dir. Of Business Development
Plexxis " open="no"]As Director of Business Development for Plexxis Software, Chad Pearson has been dedicated to simplifying the trades through technology made for subcontractors.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Claire Rutkowski
Chief Information Officer
MWH Global" open="no"]Claire Rutkowski is CIO of MWH Global, Inc. She is a featured speaker at major industry events and is the author of several articles for the Project Management Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and is a certified IT Project Manager and Project Management Professional.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Scott Schober
CEO & Cybersecurity Expert
Berkeley Varitronics Systems" open="no"]Scott has overseen development of numerous Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, M2M, and cellphone detection tools used to secure correctional, law enforcement, corporate, university, military, and secured government facilities.[/toggle]
[accordian][toggle title="Peggy Smedley
Editorial Director
Constructech magazine" open="no"]Peggy is an internationally known, highly respected personality in the media and business sides of the construction and M2M industries, as well as the world of connected devices. She is a renowned author and award-winning editor, earning honors for excellence.[/toggle]

To see the list of speakers from our 2014 event, please click here.