Elevate: Capital Projects Symposium 2017 is a nation-wide seminar series for owners of capital projects coming to a city near you. Leaders who attend will hear from some of the brightest minds in capital project management and have a chance to interact with their peers in a collaborative setting. 

The Challenges We Will Discuss 

Today, 85% of owners of infrastructure and building projects report having construction projects exceed their original budget and schedule . As such, the owner’s business plans have an increased risk due to inconsistent project performance. The reputation of the capital projects department is on the line as confidence from executive stakeholders will either be won or lost. 

What Is the Solution? 

Many owner organizations have turned to process improvement or alternative project delivery to improve performance. However, change introduces new risks that require project teams to behave differently. Best-in-class owners overcome and define new methods of collaborating and leveraging technology between owners, designers, contractors and suppliers. 

Why You Should Attend! 

Prepare to exchange performance benchmarks of projects from your industry, explore effective methods in reducing risk, and learn organizational strategies to support all types of project delivery methods from leading experts at private and public owners, management consultants, program managers and technology leaders. 

You Will Leave the Seminar With

  • Industry Insights: A Capital Project Performance Benchmarking Study. Choose from Government / Public Sector, Education, Healthcare or Buildings.
  • 2016 Dodge Outlook Report. The construction industry’s top economic report on construction and future spending trends. 
  • Relationships with peers of other owners like you from your industry. 
  • Best practices you can implement starting the very next day. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Leadership of capital projects from facility or asset owners seeking reduced risk and improved performance

Capital project advisory professionals delivering strategic planning to owner executives

Finance professionals supporting capital projects seeking better visibility and predictability

SYMPOSIUM LOCATIONS

There is no other learning and networking opportunity like this! Whether you run infrastructure or buildings projects, we have a location near you! 

Infrastructure

For Infrastructure construction, including Transportation, Ports & Harbors, Public Works, and Government; choose from one of the following cities: 

Buildings

For Building construction including Healthcare, Education, and Commercial; choose from one of the following cities: 

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SPEAKERS

Hear from and network with leading capital project luminaries. Strategize with a panel of facility and asset owners. Each symposium brings the industries best and brightest to share how they're achieving break-through capital program performance. 

STEVE JONES

Industry Insights Research Director 

Dodge Data & Analytics

DONNA LAQUIDARRA-CARR

Industry Insights Research Director

Dodge Data & Analytics 

CLAY GILGE

Principal, Major Projects Advisory

KPMG

BARRY B. LEPATNER

Author of Too Big to Fall & Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets

JON ANTEVY

Co-Founder

e-Builder, Inc.

VENKAT KANDRU

Executive Vice President, IT

Howard Hughes

KEVIN DONNELLY

Deputy Commissioner, Program Management Division

NYC Department of Design and Construction 

A.J. NAYEE

Deputy Chief Engineer

Amtrak

CECIL MCMASTER

Chief Information Officer

NYC DEP

LARRY BLOUIN

Executive Director Capital Project Delivery

University of Chicago 

PHILIP JABOUR

AVP & University Architect

Southern Methodist University

CHRIS BURNER

Chief Project Officer

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority

REID TUCKER

Managing Director

KPMG

CHRIS BELL

Vice President

e-Builder, Inc.

TONY SINISI

Industry Principal, Healthcare & Commercial

e-Builder, Inc.

CHRIS KEYACK

Industry Principal, Government & Education

e-Builder, Inc.

AARON HAAS

EVP, Design and Construction Management

Howard Hughes Corporaton

JULIE OWEN

DEO Program Management

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

*Please check back for new and updated speakers.

Sponsor Hosts:

Thought Leadership Providers:

Steve Jones, AIA

At Dodge Data & Analytics, Steve Jones focuses on how emerging economic, practice and technology trends are transforming the global design and construction industry. In addition to hundreds of speaking engagements around the world and numerous articles in industry publications, he produces Dodge Data & Analytics’ SmartMarket Reports on key industry trends, which are read by millions worldwide and frequently cited as authoritative references. 

Steve holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from The Johns Hopkins University. He has a track record of active leadership in many industry initiatives including the BuildingSMART Alliance, BIMForum, and the TC Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies. Steve also serves as a judge for numerous industry awards. 

Before joining Dodge Data & Analytics, Steve was Vice President of Primavera Systems (now part of Oracle), the global leader in project management software. Prior to that, Steve spent 19 years in creative and management roles with top architectural firms, most recently as a Principal and Board of Directors member with Burt Hill, one of the largest A/E firms in the US (now merged with Stantec).

Donna Laquidarra-Carr

Donna Laquidara-Carr has over 20 years of experience in construction news and analysis, and for the last 6 years, she has been managing editor on the SmartMarket Reports, which look at transformative trends in the construction industry like sustainability, technology and process revolutions. Donna also speaks extensively about construction at industry events, including Greenbuild, the inaugural WELL conference, Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conferences in London and BOMA’s annual conference.

Clay Gilge

Clay Gilge is a Principal and US leader of KPMG’s Major Projects Advisory practice with extensive knowledge and experience in project management, construction management, business process reengineering, procurement management, project accounting and contract administration. Clay has performed project reviews, organizational assessments, construction cost and fraud investigations, construction cost audits, project turnarounds and contract reviews. Clay has also advised clients regarding project policies/procedures, project budgeting, contract management, project accounting, project controls and many other areas of capital program management.  

Chris Bell

Chris Bell serves as the Vice President of Marketing leading all aspects of marketing including market strategy, product marketing, demand generation, CRM, brand strategy, public relations, and social media. Throughout his 20+ year career, Chris has leveraged a unique blend of backgrounds from the engineering & construction industry, project & program management, and software industry to position tech companies for growth. He most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at ARES Project Management and Active Risk. He also served as VP of Product Strategy & Management at Deltek and key marketing roles at Oracle | Primavera and AECOM. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mansfield University, a PMP from Boston University, and PM Leadership from Construction Industry Institute.