Who’s Speaking?

Robert Ambister[TX Conference]

President of SPARK Business Works. SPARK builds mobile apps, dashboards, websites, and workflow tools that are just right for the way construction companies work. Robert has helped create everyday digital revolutions for more than 50 trade contractors. SparkBusinessWorks.com/Construction

Robert Ambister[TX Conference]

President of SPARK Business Works. SPARK builds mobile apps, dashboards, websites, and workflow tools that are just right for the way construction companies work. Robert has helped create everyday digital revolutions for more than 50 trade contractors. SparkBusinessWorks.com/Construction

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Taylor Ames[MI Conference]

Taylor Ames is a Technical Solutions Executive for Autodesk Construction Solutions, a construction software suite that helps the building industry plan, design, build and maintain the world’s most complex projects more efficiently. Taylor previously spent seven years in the construction industry working for Turner Construction Company, where he held several positions including preconstruction engineer, field engineer and, most notably, digital practice engineer for all four Ohio office locations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Carli, and two boys Henry and Theodore.

Taylor Ames[MI Conference]

Taylor Ames is a Technical Solutions Executive for Autodesk Construction Solutions, a construction software suite that helps the building industry plan, design, build and maintain the world’s most complex projects more efficiently. Taylor previously spent seven years in the construction industry working for Turner Construction Company, where he held several positions including preconstruction engineer, field engineer and, most notably, digital practice engineer for all four Ohio office locations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Carli, and two boys Henry and Theodore.

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Ankoor Amin[TX & MI Conferences]

Ankoor Amin, Innovation Manager with DPR Construction, drives the company’s IoT strategy and thrives on inspiring others to find unique solutions to problems. Before joining DPR earlier this year, he spent 18 years with Bechtel in IT, Construction Management, Six Sigma and Information Management roles and most recently helped manage Bechtel’s inaugural $60M innovation fund as its Intrapreneurial Manager. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Ankoor Amin[TX & MI Conferences]

Ankoor Amin, Innovation Manager with DPR Construction, drives the company’s IoT strategy and thrives on inspiring others to find unique solutions to problems. Before joining DPR earlier this year, he spent 18 years with Bechtel in IT, Construction Management, Six Sigma and Information Management roles and most recently helped manage Bechtel’s inaugural $60M innovation fund as its Intrapreneurial Manager. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

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Chris Baze[TX Conference]

Chris has been working at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company (HDCC) since 2009. He has served as HDCC’s BIM Manager since 2011 and been actively using and managing software and hardware from companies including Autodesk, Trimble, and Leica Geosystems. He has been in Hawaii since 2007 when he graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Chris Baze[TX Conference]

Chris has been working at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company (HDCC) since 2009. He has served as HDCC’s BIM Manager since 2011 and been actively using and managing software and hardware from companies including Autodesk, Trimble, and Leica Geosystems. He has been in Hawaii since 2007 when he graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

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Nancy Cagle[TX Conference]

Nancy Cagle is going into her 6th year in the construction industry and 4th year with Eyesite Surveillance Inc.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Certified Instructor in the State of Texas, OSHA 30 Certified; as well as, a registered Private Security Agent.
Nancy currently holds the Senior Houston Territory Representative Position with Eyesite Surveillance Inc. and plays a key role in educating the industry on the role of surveillance technology."

Nancy Cagle[TX Conference]

Nancy Cagle is going into her 6th year in the construction industry and 4th year with Eyesite Surveillance Inc.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Certified Instructor in the State of Texas, OSHA 30 Certified; as well as, a registered Private Security Agent.
Nancy currently holds the Senior Houston Territory Representative Position with Eyesite Surveillance Inc. and plays a key role in educating the industry on the role of surveillance technology."

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Kaushal Diwan[TX Conference]

As a National Leader of DPR’s Corporate Innovation Group, Kaushal Diwan helps drive DPR’s “Ever Forward” culture. With 13 years of industry experience, he has been involved with project technology implementation and cost estimation across DPR’s core markets. Kaushal works cross-functionally to implement short- and long-term strategies that provide direction on how innovations move through various stages of development that align with DPR’s goal to increase efficiency in construction, bringing value to customers.

Kaushal is involved in national and local technology and innovation groups and often speaks at colleges and universities, including the University of California at Berkeley.

Kaushal Diwan[TX Conference]

As a National Leader of DPR’s Corporate Innovation Group, Kaushal Diwan helps drive DPR’s “Ever Forward” culture. With 13 years of industry experience, he has been involved with project technology implementation and cost estimation across DPR’s core markets. Kaushal works cross-functionally to implement short- and long-term strategies that provide direction on how innovations move through various stages of development that align with DPR’s goal to increase efficiency in construction, bringing value to customers.

Kaushal is involved in national and local technology and innovation groups and often speaks at colleges and universities, including the University of California at Berkeley.

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Madelyn Feinberg[TX Conference]

Forty years business experience in IT; Founder/Owner of Avatar Computer Solutions, a 25 + year old Business IT consulting firm. Many IT related certifications such as Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Instructor, Goldman Sachs 10K SMB graduate, and Computer Science Degree. She is a subject matter expert on many technologies including but not limited to Business Cyber Security, Database Management, Business Planning, and using technology to drive business via automation and innovation.

Madelyn Feinberg[TX Conference]

Forty years business experience in IT; Founder/Owner of Avatar Computer Solutions, a 25 + year old Business IT consulting firm. Many IT related certifications such as Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Instructor, Goldman Sachs 10K SMB graduate, and Computer Science Degree. She is a subject matter expert on many technologies including but not limited to Business Cyber Security, Database Management, Business Planning, and using technology to drive business via automation and innovation.

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Adam Gorlewski[MI Conference]

Construction industry leader with over 20 years of field and office experience with mechanical, electrical and general contractors. Currently acting as a construction technologist with Pioneer Construction, Adam is passionate about identifying and adopting
new technologies such as 3D reality capture, point layout, virtual walk-throughs, virtual reality and BIM coordination within the AEC industry.

Adam Gorlewski[MI Conference]

Construction industry leader with over 20 years of field and office experience with mechanical, electrical and general contractors. Currently acting as a construction technologist with Pioneer Construction, Adam is passionate about identifying and adopting
new technologies such as 3D reality capture, point layout, virtual walk-throughs, virtual reality and BIM coordination within the AEC industry.

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David Hall[TX Conference]

David Hall is the Digital Product Manager for PK Solutions, where he leads the Digital Team. At PK Solutions he is responsible for the intelliSPEC and Weavix software solutions. David has over 10 years’ experience in software development and 25 years of sales experience in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry, selling Engineering, Consulting, Process Safety, Inspection Services as well as Enterprise Software. Previous to PK Solutions, David worked for several Fortune 500 companies including Siemens, Intertek and Bureau Veritas. David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University.

David Hall[TX Conference]

David Hall is the Digital Product Manager for PK Solutions, where he leads the Digital Team. At PK Solutions he is responsible for the intelliSPEC and Weavix software solutions. David has over 10 years’ experience in software development and 25 years of sales experience in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry, selling Engineering, Consulting, Process Safety, Inspection Services as well as Enterprise Software. Previous to PK Solutions, David worked for several Fortune 500 companies including Siemens, Intertek and Bureau Veritas. David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University.

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Nick Huelskamp[TX Conference]

Nick Huelskamp is the Vice President of Operations for PK Safety. PK Safety is an industry leading safety services company that provides innovative technology,  rescue & safety services and personnel to clients onshore across the United States and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.  PK Safety provides manpower and resources to ensure jobsite safety and compliance. Nick has eleven years of experience with PK Safety, working in many disciplines: oil and gas, fertilizer (ammonia production) plants, tank farms, light gas fractionation facilities, ethanol plants, offshore oil platforms and more.  Nick has overseen multiple large scale projects, some of which consisted of over 100 employees and durations of a full calendar year.  Due to the relationships and reputation PK Safety has built under Nick’s leadership, PK Safety has grown on an average of 23% each year.  

Nick Huelskamp[TX Conference]

Nick Huelskamp is the Vice President of Operations for PK Safety. PK Safety is an industry leading safety services company that provides innovative technology,  rescue & safety services and personnel to clients onshore across the United States and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.  PK Safety provides manpower and resources to ensure jobsite safety and compliance. Nick has eleven years of experience with PK Safety, working in many disciplines: oil and gas, fertilizer (ammonia production) plants, tank farms, light gas fractionation facilities, ethanol plants, offshore oil platforms and more.  Nick has overseen multiple large scale projects, some of which consisted of over 100 employees and durations of a full calendar year.  Due to the relationships and reputation PK Safety has built under Nick’s leadership, PK Safety has grown on an average of 23% each year.  

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Cutler Knupp[MI Conference]

Cutler Knupp is the Director of Strategy and Technology Investments at Haskell. Cutler leads the new corporate venture capital arm of Haskell, called Dysruptek. Cutler’s focus is managing early stage venture investments, integrating new technologies, leading corporate strategy and innovation.

Prior to joining Haskell, Cutler was director of corporate development, he lead M&A efforts for Softvision, a global software development group that was acquired by Cognizant Technologies in 2018. He studied at NYU and Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.

Cutler Knupp[MI Conference]

Cutler Knupp is the Director of Strategy and Technology Investments at Haskell. Cutler leads the new corporate venture capital arm of Haskell, called Dysruptek. Cutler’s focus is managing early stage venture investments, integrating new technologies, leading corporate strategy and innovation.

Prior to joining Haskell, Cutler was director of corporate development, he lead M&A efforts for Softvision, a global software development group that was acquired by Cognizant Technologies in 2018. He studied at NYU and Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.

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Brian Markland[MI Conference]

Brian is an avid musician, camper, and digital document expert, in that order. Brian has spent 36 years in Digital Document Management. He has been watching drawings go out the door for decades, now they’re all coming back to be digitized and organized. It’s the document “circle of life”!

Brian Markland[MI Conference]

Brian is an avid musician, camper, and digital document expert, in that order. Brian has spent 36 years in Digital Document Management. He has been watching drawings go out the door for decades, now they’re all coming back to be digitized and organized. It’s the document “circle of life”!

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Todd Marks[MI Conference]

Todd Marks has succeeded in a variety of capacities that offer a wealth of knowledge within estimating and preconstruction services for over 23 years. His experience includes a wide array of projects including a vast number of higher education and federal government projects.

As a Chief Estimator, Todd engages with the operational team to coordinate a truly integrated project delivery environment that becomes the plan for successful project development. He combines leadership, communication skills and a forward-thinking approach to effectively build relationships with clients and subcontractors alike for the benefit of each project team.

Todd Marks[MI Conference]

Todd Marks has succeeded in a variety of capacities that offer a wealth of knowledge within estimating and preconstruction services for over 23 years. His experience includes a wide array of projects including a vast number of higher education and federal government projects.

As a Chief Estimator, Todd engages with the operational team to coordinate a truly integrated project delivery environment that becomes the plan for successful project development. He combines leadership, communication skills and a forward-thinking approach to effectively build relationships with clients and subcontractors alike for the benefit of each project team.

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Steve Moore[TX & MI Conferences]

Steve has over a decade of dedicated scheduling experience from power plants and paper mills to hospitals and convention centers. He has managed teams who have planned several billion dollars of work across the country. He is now starting a new chapter in his career, bringing his hobby and passion for innovation into his new role of innovation manager.

Steve Moore[TX & MI Conferences]

Steve has over a decade of dedicated scheduling experience from power plants and paper mills to hospitals and convention centers. He has managed teams who have planned several billion dollars of work across the country. He is now starting a new chapter in his career, bringing his hobby and passion for innovation into his new role of innovation manager.

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Patrick Murphy[TX Conference]

As a former congressman, Patrick has spoken exstensivly at events, conferences, and on television. As the son of the founder of Coastal Construction, he grew up in construction and knows the business.

Patrick Murphy[TX Conference]

As a former congressman, Patrick has spoken exstensivly at events, conferences, and on television. As the son of the founder of Coastal Construction, he grew up in construction and knows the business.

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Tony Oda[TX Conference]

Tony joined Worley in 2012 and throughout his career he has held various leadership roles in Technology, Construction and Supply Management. In his most recent role, he is the global leader of multiple project delivery applications and is responsible for bringing value-added technical solutions on Worley projects across the globe. As Senior Manager of Construction Technology, Tony is responsible for the overall strategy, development and direction of the company’s Major Projects Integrated Solutions division, Downstream, Mining Mineral & Metals (MMM) and Power business line. Most recently, Tony has worked with the Construction Management team to develop a world class AWP system. This AWP system takes data from Engineering. Procurement, and Construction providing a real-time digital solution to a traditionally manual process.

Tony Oda[TX Conference]

Tony joined Worley in 2012 and throughout his career he has held various leadership roles in Technology, Construction and Supply Management. In his most recent role, he is the global leader of multiple project delivery applications and is responsible for bringing value-added technical solutions on Worley projects across the globe. As Senior Manager of Construction Technology, Tony is responsible for the overall strategy, development and direction of the company’s Major Projects Integrated Solutions division, Downstream, Mining Mineral & Metals (MMM) and Power business line. Most recently, Tony has worked with the Construction Management team to develop a world class AWP system. This AWP system takes data from Engineering. Procurement, and Construction providing a real-time digital solution to a traditionally manual process.

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Aaron Peterson[MI Conference]

As a leader at DPR, I was a strategic partner in consolidating DPR Consulting and VueOps into one entity focused on building a SaaS business to help building owners/managers better operate their facilities. My tenure in design and construction, as a leader in project management and design management, provides unique foundational knowledge for my next challenge. This challenge is to work on the CapEx/OpEx divide to create a new mindset and persist operational changes that prioritize data from design and construction for the purpose of streamlined facility operations. I am passionate about building the right team with the right customer to change the built environment and drive efficiency throughout the building life cycle. I you are too,

Aaron Peterson[MI Conference]

As a leader at DPR, I was a strategic partner in consolidating DPR Consulting and VueOps into one entity focused on building a SaaS business to help building owners/managers better operate their facilities. My tenure in design and construction, as a leader in project management and design management, provides unique foundational knowledge for my next challenge. This challenge is to work on the CapEx/OpEx divide to create a new mindset and persist operational changes that prioritize data from design and construction for the purpose of streamlined facility operations. I am passionate about building the right team with the right customer to change the built environment and drive efficiency throughout the building life cycle. I you are too,

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David Pratt[TX & MI Conferences]

As a purveyor in innovation and technology, David Pratt implements the latest approaches that advance the construction industry from traditional methods. Innovations like sUAS, Lidar, robotics, and AR/VR. He has spent most of his career on the construction tract where he has implemented VDC & BIM services from conceptual design to turnover. As a LEAN advocate, David strives to continuously introduce and advance collaborative methods. David is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Florida Atlantic University and holds bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Technical Education & Training.

David Pratt[TX & MI Conferences]

As a purveyor in innovation and technology, David Pratt implements the latest approaches that advance the construction industry from traditional methods. Innovations like sUAS, Lidar, robotics, and AR/VR. He has spent most of his career on the construction tract where he has implemented VDC & BIM services from conceptual design to turnover. As a LEAN advocate, David strives to continuously introduce and advance collaborative methods. David is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Florida Atlantic University and holds bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Technical Education & Training.

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Curtis Rodgers[MI Conference]

Curtis Rodgers is an industrial technologist and investor at Brick & Mortar Ventures, with six years of construction process improvement experience at both Kiewit and McCarthy Construction — across defense, industrial, infrastructure, and commercial markets. Curtis founded The Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) in 2014, contributed to the NASA Centennial 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, and participated as a lecturer for the US Dept. of Energy’s Project Leadership Institute.

Curtis holds a B.B.A. in Management and a M.S. in Technology from Texas State University – San Marcos. He currently lives in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco where he enjoys meeting new people and shooting sporting clays in South Bay.

Curtis Rodgers[MI Conference]

Curtis Rodgers is an industrial technologist and investor at Brick & Mortar Ventures, with six years of construction process improvement experience at both Kiewit and McCarthy Construction — across defense, industrial, infrastructure, and commercial markets. Curtis founded The Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) in 2014, contributed to the NASA Centennial 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, and participated as a lecturer for the US Dept. of Energy’s Project Leadership Institute.

Curtis holds a B.B.A. in Management and a M.S. in Technology from Texas State University – San Marcos. He currently lives in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco where he enjoys meeting new people and shooting sporting clays in South Bay.

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Andrew Rupp[TX Conference]

Andrew works closely with the McCarthy estimating team to generate estimates and alternative systems analyses. This includes design development coordination and GMP quantity survey and pricing, along with preconstruction scheduling requirements, prequalifying subcontractors and suppliers, and coordinating drawing reviews. Recent projects include multiple mixed-use, hotel, and office projects in congested sites include the Margaritaville Resort at Lake Conroe, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Pavilions, 609 Main at Texas in Houston, and the ExxonMobil Campus.

Andrew Rupp[TX Conference]

Andrew works closely with the McCarthy estimating team to generate estimates and alternative systems analyses. This includes design development coordination and GMP quantity survey and pricing, along with preconstruction scheduling requirements, prequalifying subcontractors and suppliers, and coordinating drawing reviews. Recent projects include multiple mixed-use, hotel, and office projects in congested sites include the Margaritaville Resort at Lake Conroe, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Pavilions, 609 Main at Texas in Houston, and the ExxonMobil Campus.

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Zach Scheel[TX Conference]

Zach Scheel is the co-founder and CEO of Rhumbix, a San Francisco-based startup helping builders go paperless in the field and improving how they measure and manage labor productivity. Zach has more than a decade of construction project management experience across three continents. After graduating from Duke University, Zach served for five years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the US Navy. His billets include serving as the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction and Assistant Public Works Officer at Naval Station Everett, WA, and Military Construction Manager at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. After his military service, Zach worked as an Associate at Bechtel Enterprises, Assistant Area Superintendent at Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, and as a Project Controls Engineer at Organic Growth Project One, located in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile.Zach holds two master's degrees from Stanford University in business and construction, is a registered professional engineer in the state of California, and a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C). Zach serves as a Cause Ambassador to the Movember Foundation and is actively involved in numerous Veteran-related charities.

Zach Scheel[TX Conference]

Zach Scheel is the co-founder and CEO of Rhumbix, a San Francisco-based startup helping builders go paperless in the field and improving how they measure and manage labor productivity. Zach has more than a decade of construction project management experience across three continents. After graduating from Duke University, Zach served for five years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the US Navy. His billets include serving as the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction and Assistant Public Works Officer at Naval Station Everett, WA, and Military Construction Manager at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. After his military service, Zach worked as an Associate at Bechtel Enterprises, Assistant Area Superintendent at Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, and as a Project Controls Engineer at Organic Growth Project One, located in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile.Zach holds two master's degrees from Stanford University in business and construction, is a registered professional engineer in the state of California, and a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C). Zach serves as a Cause Ambassador to the Movember Foundation and is actively involved in numerous Veteran-related charities.

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Ray Shaffer[TX Conference]

Ray Shaffer has been working in the construction industry for over 10 years and over 9 years with EyeSite Surveillance whose mission is to provide high-tech security solutions to the industry. Ray Shaffer is currently the Director of Strategic Operations for EyeSite Surveillance and plays a key role in the management of client projects as well as the development and application of technology to solve problems for clients.

Ray Shaffer[TX Conference]

Ray Shaffer has been working in the construction industry for over 10 years and over 9 years with EyeSite Surveillance whose mission is to provide high-tech security solutions to the industry. Ray Shaffer is currently the Director of Strategic Operations for EyeSite Surveillance and plays a key role in the management of client projects as well as the development and application of technology to solve problems for clients.

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Hamzah Shanbari[TX Conference]

ENR Futuretech, Advancing Construction Technology, LEAP HR: Construction.

Hamzah Shanbari[TX Conference]

ENR Futuretech, Advancing Construction Technology, LEAP HR: Construction.

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Niran Shrestha[TX & MI Conferences]

Niran Shrestha, CEO, and co-founder of Kwant.ai – NYC based wearable and analytics platform increasing productivity and safety in construction job sites. Niran has more than a decade of construction, architecture and project management experience in three continents.

He has a Masters in Civil Engineering and Management from Columbia University. He previously worked at United Nations as a Project Manager and Architect in the Ivory Coast and mountains of Nepal for the Peace Keeping missions and Engineer at the UN HQ Capital Master Plan. His experience includes Project Controls Engineer at Second Avenue Subway Construction Project and East Side Access in NYC. He grew up in Nepal and has several publications on art, architecture, and construction.

Niran Shrestha[TX & MI Conferences]

Niran Shrestha, CEO, and co-founder of Kwant.ai – NYC based wearable and analytics platform increasing productivity and safety in construction job sites. Niran has more than a decade of construction, architecture and project management experience in three continents.

He has a Masters in Civil Engineering and Management from Columbia University. He previously worked at United Nations as a Project Manager and Architect in the Ivory Coast and mountains of Nepal for the Peace Keeping missions and Engineer at the UN HQ Capital Master Plan. His experience includes Project Controls Engineer at Second Avenue Subway Construction Project and East Side Access in NYC. He grew up in Nepal and has several publications on art, architecture, and construction.

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Ari Smith[TX Conference]

I've spoken at numerous AI, blockchain, and technology conferences, and I am an AI professor at Yonsel University in Seoul, South Korea.

Ari Smith[TX Conference]

I've spoken at numerous AI, blockchain, and technology conferences, and I am an AI professor at Yonsel University in Seoul, South Korea.

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Sean Stachowiak[TX Conference]

Sean Stachowiak celebrates over a decade of experience at Turner Construction Company. His diverse roles have ranged from the field, estimating/preconstruction and risk management. Today, Sean is a Risk Analyst and an integral member of the team responsible for all of Turner’s insurance renewals. Additionally, he manages analysis for the Safety team, Procurement team, and construction tech pilots. Designated as an Innovation Champion, Sean brings the unique experience of machine learning to Turner. Turner’s Innovation Champions are a network of front-line staff who bring a diversity of thought, experience and expertise to innovation development. Sean has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Manhattan College, a Master of Science in Data Science from Saint Peter’s University, and proudly has publications in various scientific journals.

Sean Stachowiak[TX Conference]

Sean Stachowiak celebrates over a decade of experience at Turner Construction Company. His diverse roles have ranged from the field, estimating/preconstruction and risk management. Today, Sean is a Risk Analyst and an integral member of the team responsible for all of Turner’s insurance renewals. Additionally, he manages analysis for the Safety team, Procurement team, and construction tech pilots. Designated as an Innovation Champion, Sean brings the unique experience of machine learning to Turner. Turner’s Innovation Champions are a network of front-line staff who bring a diversity of thought, experience and expertise to innovation development. Sean has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Manhattan College, a Master of Science in Data Science from Saint Peter’s University, and proudly has publications in various scientific journals.

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Jason Tschetter[MI Conference]

Jason Tschetter is the Director of Emerging Technology at Mortenson Construction; responsible for data strategy, structured pilots of innovative technology solutions, and consulting on non-traditional technology opportunities. 

Jason Tschetter[MI Conference]

Jason Tschetter is the Director of Emerging Technology at Mortenson Construction; responsible for data strategy, structured pilots of innovative technology solutions, and consulting on non-traditional technology opportunities. 

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Vincent Vasquez[TX & MI Conferences]

Vince Vasquez has more than 30 years of experience in enterprise sales, marketing and engineering. Working with 20 industry leaders, he is the co-author of Precision Construction, which teaches the fundamentals of IoT with a focus on helping the Digital Contractor. He is also the CEO of PrecisionStory, which recently launched PrecisionStory.com — a place for Digital Contractors to learn more about technologies available to help improve labor productivity, reduce costs and enhance worker safety for the construction industry — presented with a user experience that blends the best of Netflix and YouTube. Vince has an MBA from Stanford University, an MS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Vincent Vasquez[TX & MI Conferences]

Vince Vasquez has more than 30 years of experience in enterprise sales, marketing and engineering. Working with 20 industry leaders, he is the co-author of Precision Construction, which teaches the fundamentals of IoT with a focus on helping the Digital Contractor. He is also the CEO of PrecisionStory, which recently launched PrecisionStory.com — a place for Digital Contractors to learn more about technologies available to help improve labor productivity, reduce costs and enhance worker safety for the construction industry — presented with a user experience that blends the best of Netflix and YouTube. Vince has an MBA from Stanford University, an MS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Satyam Verma[TX & MI Conferences]

Satyam Verma leads partnerships and market development at Pype. Working closely with industry leaders, he brings together best of breed integrations and workflows to optimize outcomes for construction projects.

Satyam Verma[TX & MI Conferences]

Satyam Verma leads partnerships and market development at Pype. Working closely with industry leaders, he brings together best of breed integrations and workflows to optimize outcomes for construction projects.

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Brad Wilson[TX Conference]

Brad Wilson, Product Manager for SPARK Select. Select is a personally configured app crafted for construction and trade contractors to streamline operations. Prior to building Select, Brad launched custom construction apps that leverage SMART scheduling algorithms, workflow automation, text messaging, and operations dashboards. SparkSelect.com

Brad Wilson[TX Conference]

Brad Wilson, Product Manager for SPARK Select. Select is a personally configured app crafted for construction and trade contractors to streamline operations. Prior to building Select, Brad launched custom construction apps that leverage SMART scheduling algorithms, workflow automation, text messaging, and operations dashboards. SparkSelect.com

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Russ Young[TX & MI Conferences]

Russ Young is a senior consultant in FMI’s construction technology and innovation practice. Russ provides experienced consulting to stakeholders in the E&C industry, enabling them to maximize the benefits of technology solutions in their business. Before joining FMI, Russ utilized his background in technology partnerships, combined with his entrepreneurial experience to start one technology company and significantly grow three others for acquisition. Russ spent seven years on Google’s Partner Advisory Board advising, helping Google grow to a $100 million enterprise, offering and speaking for Google to Fortune 500 clients and audiences up to 25,000 people. More recently, Russ ran the global partnership team for Bronto, a technology company that was successfully acquired by Oracle in 2016.

Russ Young[TX & MI Conferences]

Russ Young is a senior consultant in FMI’s construction technology and innovation practice. Russ provides experienced consulting to stakeholders in the E&C industry, enabling them to maximize the benefits of technology solutions in their business. Before joining FMI, Russ utilized his background in technology partnerships, combined with his entrepreneurial experience to start one technology company and significantly grow three others for acquisition. Russ spent seven years on Google’s Partner Advisory Board advising, helping Google grow to a $100 million enterprise, offering and speaking for Google to Fortune 500 clients and audiences up to 25,000 people. More recently, Russ ran the global partnership team for Bronto, a technology company that was successfully acquired by Oracle in 2016.

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Andrew Zukoski[TX & MI Conferences]

Andrew is cofounder and CEO of Join, Inc. Join is building tools to bring help teams deliver better buildings for less by streamlining iterative preconstruction workflows. Join is venture-backed by leading investors in the construction space. Andrew’s background is in software and design technology, most recently as a Director of Engineering at Flux.io. Prior to that, he worked on customized, 3D printed medical devices at Bespoke Innovations and 3D Systems. He studied Electrical Engineering and Visual Art at Rice University.

Andrew Zukoski[TX & MI Conferences]

Andrew is cofounder and CEO of Join, Inc. Join is building tools to bring help teams deliver better buildings for less by streamlining iterative preconstruction workflows. Join is venture-backed by leading investors in the construction space. Andrew’s background is in software and design technology, most recently as a Director of Engineering at Flux.io. Prior to that, he worked on customized, 3D printed medical devices at Bespoke Innovations and 3D Systems. He studied Electrical Engineering and Visual Art at Rice University.

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Eric Heyboer[MI Conference]

Eric leads DHE, an innovative professional mechanical and plumbing service firm involved with the construction of commercial and industrial projects. Eric has helped DHE adopt technology systems to address numerous operational pain points.

Eric Heyboer[MI Conference]

Eric leads DHE, an innovative professional mechanical and plumbing service firm involved with the construction of commercial and industrial projects. Eric has helped DHE adopt technology systems to address numerous operational pain points.

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Jake Lonc[MI Conference]

SPARK builds mobile apps, dashboards, websites, and workflow tools that are just right for the way construction companies work. Jake has helped create everyday digital revolutions for more than 50 trade contractors.

Jake Lonc[MI Conference]

SPARK builds mobile apps, dashboards, websites, and workflow tools that are just right for the way construction companies work. Jake has helped create everyday digital revolutions for more than 50 trade contractors.

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Jim Mroz[MI Conference]
Jim Mroz[MI Conference]
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Zach Murphy[TX Conference]
Zach Murphy[TX Conference]
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Chris Patton[TX Conference]
Chris Patton[TX Conference]
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Scott Sanders[TX Conference]

Scott Sanders is a Senior Construction Manager at D.E. Harvey Builders specializing in design/build and highly technical projects ranging from mission critical research laboratories to urban repositioning and corporate headquarters. Scott utilizes his highly collaborative style not just to create high-performing construction teams, but also to influence and grow Procore community over the past 5 years, as he successfully led the full integration of Procore into a $1.5B+ construction company.

Scott Sanders[TX Conference]

Scott Sanders is a Senior Construction Manager at D.E. Harvey Builders specializing in design/build and highly technical projects ranging from mission critical research laboratories to urban repositioning and corporate headquarters. Scott utilizes his highly collaborative style not just to create high-performing construction teams, but also to influence and grow Procore community over the past 5 years, as he successfully led the full integration of Procore into a $1.5B+ construction company.

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Jatin Sharma[MI Conference]

As a Product Manager for custom software, Jatin has launched numerous construction solutions for leading West Michigan companies including Andy Egan, DHE, and H&H Painting. Jatin specializes in helping management teams build and implement workflow tools that streamline business processes, tasks automation, systems integration, and capture valuable business data.

Jatin Sharma[MI Conference]

As a Product Manager for custom software, Jatin has launched numerous construction solutions for leading West Michigan companies including Andy Egan, DHE, and H&H Painting. Jatin specializes in helping management teams build and implement workflow tools that streamline business processes, tasks automation, systems integration, and capture valuable business data.

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Rhumbix modernizes construction field operations, helping builders go paperless in the field and improving how they measure and manage labor productivity. Our Field Intelligence Platform™ is a cloud-based mobile workforce management solution that collects and digitizes data from paper-based workflows. This ensures all project stakeholders have the best data to make better decisions and draw actionable insights.   

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Field Tools is revolutionary software that allows construction companies to go paperless in the field by managing forms, documents and reports in one location. With our easy to use and customizable submittal tool, companies can track job progress, safety, daily reports and more. All from one dashboard. 

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Archetype SC is a full-service IT consultancy focused on providing the professional community with solutions for cyber security, digital experience, and data analytics needs. Our solutions include A2 Analytics, which combines a unique package of hardware and software, powered by groundbreaking algorithms to provide precise location, mapping, and traffic data. We also offer a cyber security, risk, and vulnerability assessment product that is tailored to help you understand the risks that your company faces. Our digital experience team will help you identify and rectify inefficiencies through improved technology implementations. 

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Construction professionals around the world, use Autodesk Software to evaluate and improve the constructability of designs and the project delivery process. With Autodesk field management and virtual construction software, users are able to deliver more effective planning, coordination, and control through greater design insight and project predictability from preconstruction through execution. Autodesk Construction Solutions help contractors and subcontractors leverage the cloud to reduce waste, increase profit margins, produce results faster, and finish projects on budget.

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Viewpoint is dedicated to the success of contractors by providing construction-specific, collaborative cloud-based solutions for construction accounting, project management and workflow optimization in the field.

Only Viewpoint offers a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to bring your entire organization (Office, Team and Field) together. Rather than one-off software used to solve point problems that doesn’t integrate with other systems, we provide a software suite built from the ground up to provide a level of visibility and control over projects at every step of the process.

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BuildingConnected is the leading preconstruction platform enabling real estate owners and general contractors to hire qualified contractors for their projects. BuildingConnected’s mission is to connect every business in the $10 trillion construction industry and to strengthen the lives, jobs, and relationships of millions of hardworking construction professionals worldwide. More than $100 billion in new construction is enabled through the BuildingConnected platform every month. From the new Golden State Warriors stadium to local schools and hospitals, BuildingConnected’s tools are helping cities grow and bringing communities together. BuildingConnected’s headquarters are in San Francisco, with a presence in New York, Cincinnati, Toronto, and Chicago.

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Worksighted provides responsive, innovative, and strategic IT services to businesses seeking a valuable IT partner. Since 2000, the Holland-based firm has supported organizations throughout Michigan with the technology and strategy they need to grow.

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SPARK Business Works is a software development company focusing on improving Business Management and Operational Flow by building Mobile Apps, Dashboards, and Workflow Tools. SPARK serves trade contractors that want to maximize gains from the use of technology to improve workflow, process, and overall business management. SPARK has offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Metro Detroit.

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Procore is a leading provider of cloud-based applications for construction. Procore connects people, applications, and devices through a unified platform to help construction professionals manage risk and build quality projects—safely, on time, and within budget.

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PlanGrid is a new breed of construction productivity software used on more than one million projects around the world. We are the first to provide contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil and residential construction the tools they need to collaborate effectively and collect and manage project information throughout the project’s construction and operations lifespan.

PlanGrid increases team productivity by: streamlining document management and control, providing collaborators with easy access to all project information from any device, and enabling seamless collaboration.

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We are an Outsource Risk Management Company and Independent Insurance agency focused on delivering the best service to our customers. Our passion for innovative strategies helps customers overcome risk, delivering greater peace of mind and lower cost.

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ManufactOn is a SaaS (mobile/web) platform that helps construction firms plan, track and optimize both prefabrication and regular material management. It is the only tool of its kind specifically built from the ground up with off-site construction in mind. As an always-on, real-time portal into the prefab process, ManufactOn saves contractors time and reduces risk by facilitating collaboration, speeding up communication and ensuring accuracy and timeliness of the end-to-end construction supply chain.

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Kerkstra Precast, your source for superior precast concrete products serving Michigan, Indiana, Ohio & Illinois. Kerkstra Precast specializes in structural and architectural precast for countless building types as well as infrastructure products. The unique architectural design, versatility and structural integrity make precast the optimum choice for commercial, industrial and residential structures. From our hollow core flooring systems to wall panels to a total precast concrete structure, thousands of building owners are already experiencing the quiet, secure, long-lasting and low maintenance benefits of building with precast concrete.

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Hilti is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools, software and fastening systems for the professional user. Hilti expertise covers the areas of powder actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, firestopping, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, and strut and hanger systems.

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BuildingPoint Midwest, is dedicated to improving productivity for the construction industry through advanced and intuitive technologies. Our portfolio of Trimble™ solutions streamlines communication and collaboration throughout the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle to realize greater efficiency and profitability. Through the adoption of our advanced software, hardware and service offerings, general contractors and construction managers, architects, structural professionals and building owners realize greater efficiency and profitability.

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Assignar is a cloud-based SaaS platform built for construction subcontractors and self-perform general contractors (GCs) to improve visibility into field operations; manage project scheduling including the workforce, assets and materials for projects; and ensure safety, quality, and compliance processes. While many subcontractors today rely on paper, Excel spreadsheets and single-point solutions to track people, assets, materials, certifications, orientations and forms, Assignar provides them with digital and mobile tools to enable project scheduling, job tracking, checklists, compliance, and communication; all in real-time.

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The ARC Technology Suite offers your company access to the highest levels of software and hardware solutions and provides any size company a competitive advantage in the AEC community. With over 180 locations in North America, ARC is a trusted solutions partner capable of supporting your business throughout the project lifecycle. Whether you need us locally or Nationally we are here to contribute to your success.

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