Dana Atkinson – Dana is a research associate and faculty member in the Professional Masters in Occupational Safety and Health at Georgia Tech. His expertise is in OSHA General Industry Standards, Construction Standards, Hazardous Materials, Fire Protection, and Emergency Response Training, having spent nearly 30 years as a firefighter/engineer with Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services.
Mark Bryant – Mark Bryant is the chief information officer at PCL Construction. He is also a member of the board of advisors for Alberta IoT and is an executive advisory board member with both StructionSite and Egnyte. Bryant has a strong track record of conceptualizing, developing, implementing, managing, and marketing technology-based business solutions, gained through hands-on and leadership roles in the financial services, software, engineering, manufacturing & construction sectors.
Mark Federle – Mark Federle is a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and is also the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marquette University. He is also a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers and has worked with notable distinction with Engineers Without Borders.
Mani Golparvar – Mani Golparvar is the co-founder and CTO at Reconstruct. During his 15 years in the industry, Golparvar designed and built commercial buildings, infrastructure systems, and port facilities in the U.S. and abroad. His research has contributed to developing computer vision and BIM solutions to empower teams to better plan, coordinate, and communicate on their jobsites.
Jim Kissane – Jim Kissane is a consultant, public speaker, author, and technology industry veteran with experience taking technology ventures to new levels. Under his leadership, he has created motivated teams of focused and dedicated technology professionals who have delivered “cutting edge” advances in operating systems, telecommunications, and industry applications.
John Leet – John Leet is the senior business manager and director of strategy and continuous improvement at Clark Pacific. He has an extensive background in facilities, real estate, and construction across a diverse range of market verticals. He has the unique ability to transform businesses and expand markets, and operational intuition to assess current market trends, identify adjacent market opportunities, define execution strategies, generate awareness and drive demand.
Mehdi Nourbakhsh – Mehdi Nourbakhsh is the founder and CEO of YegaTech. Nourbakhsh has a decade of experience in the AEC and manufacturing industry, and he specializes in finding novel solutions for demanding problems through his devotion to helping CEOs, CTOs, innovation directors, and business executives grow their business via AI technology and innovation.
Joshua Peschel – Joshua Peschel is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Black & Veatch Faculty Fellow at Iowa State University; he also holds courtesy appointments in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. Peschel conducts research in the area of cyber-agricultural systems where he and his students create new technologies, data sets, and computational models for sensing and sensemaking.
Bill White – Bill White is a senior lecturer at IUPUI. He has taught a variety of courses in his 15 years at IUPUI including CAD drafting, construction visualization, quantity take-off / estimating, construction administration & specifications, introduction to construction, materials & methods and senior capstone. He also developed and taught two electives for the university: Innovation in Construction and Sustainability in Construction.
Laura Black – Laura Black is editor at large for Constructech and Connected World. She has been writing and editing for the publications for 12 years. She recently authored the book Becoming Resilient Parents.