Speakers

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Doug Dulin
Senior Director of Integrated Lean Project Delivery
The Boldt Company

Tiffany Firebaugh
Chief Information Officer
The Lane Construction Corporation

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

9:10 am | Live Q&A with Speakers

8:10 am | Investigating How to Harness Advanced Analytics for Corporate Performance Measurement & Preventative Action

Scott Flynn
Chief Impact Officer
indieDwell

Day Two

Thursday 25th February 2021

12:00 pm | Audience Discussion: Harnessing Critical Lessons Learned By Other Teams to Inform the Evolution of Your Firm Post-Pandemic

Cara Lanigan
Senior Vice President
Clark Construction

Day Two

Thursday 25th February 2021

9:10 am | Live Q&A with Speakers

8:10 am | Establishing an Environment Which Encourages Employees to Actively Learn from Their Mistakes & Places Continuous Improvement at the Heart of Your Company Culture to Obtain Business Results

Steven Levy
Senior Vice President - Construction Operations
McCownGordon Construction

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

1:10 pm | Panel: Revealing How to Embrace Digital Tools to Optimize Jobsite Productivity & Safety in the New Normal

Natasha Moore
Senior Process Improvement Analyst
HCA

Natasha is a process improvement professional in the Capital Deployment Group at HCA Healthcare, based in Nashville, TN.  The Capital Deployment Group within HCA Healthcare oversees the procurement and delivery of the company's construction projects throughout the country.  Natasha focuses on creating a collaborative culture within project delivery teams across HCA's $1.7B annual portfolio of design and construction projects.  Natasha has a LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt certification and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.  

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

12:10 pm | Breaking Down Silos & Creating a Single Workflow Across AEC Functions to Set-up for Excellence in the Field

Jason Schulist
Vice President - Operational Excellence
The Boldt Company

Day Two

Thursday 25th February 2021

9:20 am | Panel: Revealing How Establishing a Dedicated ‘Operational Excellence’ Team Can Most Effectively Support & Influence Positive Change Across the Entire Business

Sean Studzinski AIA
President
ModularDesign+

Day Two

Thursday 25th February 2021

12:00 pm | Audience Discussion: Harnessing Critical Lessons Learned By Other Teams to Inform the Evolution of Your Firm Post-Pandemic

Lisa Nakamura
Vice President - Learning & Leadership
PJ Dick - Trumbell – Lindy Paving

Day Two

Thursday 25th February 2021

9:10 am | Live Q&A with Speakers

8:40 am | Aligning People Development Strategies With Your Mission of Performance Excellence to Gain your Competitive Edge

Michael Burnaz
Vice President - Construction & Development
Swift Real Estate Partners

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

11:40 am | Audience Discussion: Defining, Collating & Disseminating Best Practices Company-Wide to Ensure Large-Scale Process Improvement to Achieve Business Results

Michael Lang
Vice President – Execution & Strategy
Arc Energy Strategy

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

9:20 am | Panel: Establishing a Culture of Data-Driven Decision Making to Ensure Employees Consistently Improve Operational Efficiencies

Matthew Bishop
Chief Operating Officer
OLO Builders

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

1:10 pm | Panel: Revealing How to Embrace Digital Tools to Optimize Jobsite Productivity & Safety in the New Normal

Morgan Traynor
Senior Director of Operational Excellence
Ryan Companies

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

9:10 am | Live Q&A with Speakers

8:40 am | Establishing a System to Effectively Track & Utilize Real Time Project Data to Identify & Eliminate Process Inefficiencies

Adam Hoots
VP of Construction & Development
Langston Construction Company

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

1:10 pm | Panel: Revealing How to Embrace Digital Tools to Optimize Jobsite Productivity & Safety in the New Normal

John Raimondo
Vice President of Operations
Rockford Construction

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

1:40 pm | Case Study: Building & Maintaining a Strong Company Culture Which Motivates Your Employees to Maintain Collaborative Working, Remotely

Day Two

Thursday 25th February 2021

9:20 am | Panel: Revealing How Establishing a Dedicated ‘Operational Excellence’ Team Can Most Effectively Support & Influence Positive Change Across the Entire Business

Markku Allison
Vice President - Strategy & Innovation
Chandos Construction

Markku Allison has over 25 years’ experience both as an award-winning designer and as a thought-leader on design and construction industry transformation issues. His background as a practice owner and industry subject matter expert with strong relationships across disciplines and organizations uniquely positions him to assist in shaping responsive strategies to forces driving change in business and culture today. In his current role, Markku heads up a portfolio that includes Chandos’ IPD, Lean, Sustainability, BIM, and Marketing initiatives. He also serves as president of the Integrated Project Delivery Alliance, a Canadian not-for-profit organization focused on improving the AEC industry. Markku has held positions at the American Institute of Architects, where he was instrumental in developing the AIA’s “Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide”, “50to50” – 50 strategies to 50% carbon reduction, as well as a range of other influential industry resources and white papers.

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

9:20 am | Panel: Establishing a Culture of Data-Driven Decision Making to Ensure Employees Consistently Improve Operational Efficiencies

Perry Thompson
National Lean Executive Director
Parsons Electric

Seth Cheever
Director of Operational Excellence
Stiles Construction

As a co-Director of Operational Excellence, Seth’s duties are primarily related to system and process improvement, support, and progress tracking. He is responsible for system evaluations, integrations, and implementations. He analyzes trends and creates benchmarking for project teams and executive staff alike. Seth supports all project stakeholders from ownership to trade workers to support staff on construction projects. Seth’s previous tenure as a Preconstruction Manager is the foundation of his relationships in the local construction and broad technology communities. By staying at the forefront of technology, Seth’s initiative and expertise allows Stiles to offer clients a superior service due and ensures effective communication between all team and departmental members.

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

9:20 am | Panel: Establishing a Culture of Data-Driven Decision Making to Ensure Employees Consistently Improve Operational Efficiencies

Day Two

Thursday 25th February 2021

9:20 am | Panel: Revealing How Establishing a Dedicated ‘Operational Excellence’ Team Can Most Effectively Support & Influence Positive Change Across the Entire Business

Hamzah Shanbari
Construction Technology & Innovation Leader
The Haskell Company

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

11:00 am | Understanding Client Priorities to Inform Our Journey to Excellence

Hannu Lindberg
Director of Virtual Design & Construction
DPR Construction

Day Two

Thursday 25th February 2021

12:00 pm | Audience Discussion: Harnessing Critical Lessons Learned By Other Teams to Inform the Evolution of Your Firm Post-Pandemic

Jose Rivera
Director of Operational Excellence
Stiles Construction

Jose Rivera is the Director of Operational Excellence at Stiles Construction. Stiles is a full-service commercial real estate firm whose services include development, construction, tenant improvement, realty, property management, architecture, acquisitions and financing. The Operational Excellence team supports construction operations by facilitating services like QA/QC, VDC, Financial Analysis and Technology Implementation. Jose’s extensive experience throughout the construction value chain has gained him an insight into how companies can achieve their goals by focusing SOPs that are aligned with their mission. Prior to working at Stiles Jose was Operations Manager at National Fire Protection where he helped develop and implement initiatives in Quality Control, Safety, Pre-fabrication and Life Safety Inspections. Jose has also played key roles in helping create SOPs in Logistics, Asset Management and Entrepreneurial Business Solutions at other companies during the course of his career. Most importantly, Jose enjoys helping people and is always willing to train and engage others in discussions about furthering the construction industry through technology and innovation.

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

1:10 pm | Panel: Revealing How to Embrace Digital Tools to Optimize Jobsite Productivity & Safety in the New Normal

Alison Hart
Manager of Project Solutions
Mortenson

Alison Hart is the Manager of Project Solutions at Mortenson.  Alison supports and partners with Mortenson project teams to ensure they have the right field focused processes, tools, and knowledge to provide proactive construction execution for all stakeholders to be successful.  Alison has been in the Construction Industry for more than 20 years in various Project Management & Technology roles, before joining the Mortenson Team in 2016.

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

1:10 pm | Panel: Revealing How to Embrace Digital Tools to Optimize Jobsite Productivity & Safety in the New Normal

Ashley Phelps
Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing
Gilbane Building

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

11:40 am | Audience Discussion: Defining, Collating & Disseminating Best Practices Company-Wide to Ensure Large-Scale Process Improvement to Achieve Business Results

Sue Klawans
Principal
SK Lean

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Sue Klawans is a recognized leader, sought after to speak on high-performance teams and collaboration, Lean, technology and process innovation, productivity and prefabrication, quality, design phase, metrics and key performance indicators.  She has a background in planning, design and construction (as a general contractor, construction manager at risk, and owner’s program manager), along with proven experience and business results as a senior executive and Lean strategist.   Sue has managed and facilitated both long-term and annual strategic planning, resulting in advancements in employee development, profitability and risk management.  She created and implemented a unique, multi-dimensional Lean training and development program focused on elevating people and teams to achieve breakthroughs and reach new levels of integration and capability.  As a senior operational excellence executive, Sue provided strategic vision and leadership for programs in operational excellence, quality, knowledge sharing, innovation-into-practice, improving profitability, client feedback, process improvement, business consulting, business intelligence, playbook development and more. Sue is a leader in multiple industry organizations.  Sue holds key roles with other industry-leading organizations including Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and currently serves as Chair of the Public/Private Industry Advisory Council, a group comprised of representatives from major U.S. commercial and manufacturing firms, public owners, contractors, and designers.   She is a member of the Construction Owners’ Association of America Industry Relations Council.  Sue was a founding member of the Construction Quality Executives Council and former chair of the Off-Site Construction Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences.  She served on the core leadership group for “Integrated Project Delivery:  An Action Guide for Leaders,” a project of the Charles Pankow Foundation, IPDA and CIDCI.

Day One

Wednesday 24th February 2021

8:00 am | Chair’s Welcome

Day Two

Thursday 25th February 2021

1:10 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks

8:00 am | Chair’s Welcome

Alex Gururajan
Operations & Transformation Leader
Haley & Aldrich

Alex brings over 20 years of experience partnering with senior management in various industries, including AEC, Manufacturing, Financial Services, and Consumer Services, to lead enterprise-level continuous improvement and operational excellence programs focused on increasing customer value.  Alex’s proven experience coaching people to shift mindsets and embedding Lean thinking across organizations has made an immediate impact on our clients.  Alex has been both a consultant and held leadership positions inside organizations driving operational excellence.  Prior to Haley & Aldrich, Alex was the Lean Director at Discover Financial Services where he worked closely with executive management to define the company’s long-term cultural vision and worked with leadership and employees across the organization to develop continuous improvement mindsets and behaviors aligned with the vision.  Alex was also a Lean Master at McKinsey & Company, and was the Director of Process Excellence at KCI, a leading medical device company. He is a certified Master Black Belt, executive coach, and transformation expert.  Alex current client include the Dome Construction, HOK, and the University of California San Francisco.  He also supports Haley & Aldrich’s efforts internal operational excellences efforts.

Day Two

Thursday 25th February 2021

12:30 pm | Mapping Out the Execution Strategy for Enterprise Transformation to Turn the Ship More Quickly & Efficiently