7:00 am Registration & Networking

8:10 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Shiv Pathak Executive Director, Project Controls & Business Management, Fluor

Building the Profile & Value of Project Controls

8:20 am Getting Executive Buy-In & Respect for Project Controls


  • Defining and aligning the strategic goals of project controls with corporate priorities
  • Boiling it down: What do you want, how will you achieve this, how much will it cost and what is the ROI?
  • How do you quantify the value of better data, schedules and forecasts and how do you present this?

9:00 am Turning your Jobsite into an Agile Data Factory


  • Moving from retrospective data reconciliation to automated real-time from the jobsite data collection that accurately informs project progress
  • Involving and equipping jobsite teams with the digital tools that complement their physical tools to capture critical data when the work is actually being performed
  • Understanding the role that Agile Construction plays in manufacturing a jobsite data collection strategy that mines, in real time, all the data to track and measure critical KPIs that project stakeholders want to know
  • Introduction to a first-of-its-kind Fusion Platform that seamlessly integrates jobsite software and hardware that together create an Agile Data Factory. See examples of how this redefines everything from onboarding, access control, plan boards, badging, safety management, and so much more!
  • Looking at an agile jobsite data factory in action, and the benefits of Turning your Jobsite into an Agile Jobsite Data Factory

9:30 am Creating Accountability, Clear Expectations & Highlighting the Benefits of Project Controls

  • Shiv Pathak Executive Director, Project Controls & Business Management, Fluor


  • Setting out clear processes and expectations around new workflow or technology roll-outs so that project controls reporting can become more easily integrated across all levels and stakeholders
  • Shaking off the image of the ‘tax man’ and coaching the value of project controls through insights and case studies
  • Creating accountability at all levels so everyone has a clear understanding of their role and impact and actions if this is not completed

10:10 am Using Scoring and Dashboards to Improve Your Scheduling Department

  • John Jackson Director, Claims & Expert Witness Group, Encore Group


  • Use Schedule Scoring to simplify Quality Control
  • Expedite Training with scores and dashboards
  • Streamline Processes and Compliance
  • Increase Project Visibility with the right dashboard information

10:20 am Morning Refreshments & Speed Networking

Data Collection & Governance

11:00 am Establishing Data Collection Frameworks to Ensure Accountability & Accuracy in Reporting

  • Adam Krob Director of Information Technology, Field Audit, and Process Improvement, Boh Bros. Construction Co LLC


  • Identifying the critical metrics for reporting and where these are generated
  • Ensuring clear lines of communication on who is responsible for reporting, when this should be done and in what format it should be delivered
  • Improving ease of reporting and accountability to ensure data is collected, in an accurate and timely manner

11:40 am Designing a Robust & Secure Data Strategy to Deliver Insights You Can Trust

  • Wes Beaumont Associate Vice President, Digital Transformation Leader, AECOM


  • Exploring best practice in managing data from a wide variety of sources
  • Developing and deploying robust data governance for insights you can trust
  • Creating a data and cybersecurity strategy fit for a connected industry

Continuous Improvement in Project Controls

11:00 am Developing a Strategy for Continuous Improvement of Your Department


  • Identifying process improvement opportunities for project controls within your organisation
  • Positioning project controls functions to be ready to adapt to ever changing business environments
  • Building beneficial feedback loops between the field and senior leadership to ensure communication, trust, innovation and buy-in at every level

11:40 am Panel: Reviewing Examples & Identifying Opportunities to Improve Processes & Deliver Better Project Outcomes


  • Reviewing your internal controls processes and testing their suitability within a project and organizational context
  • Assessing impact on interrelated processes to minimize unnecessary disruption
  • Developing a roadmap and defining when you have achieved your objective

12:20 pm Networking Lunch

Identifying & Addressing Project Overrun

1:20 pm Harnessing Data Analytics to Accurately Identify Project Risks & Influence Critical Business Decisions


  • Defining your rules and outlining technologies and processes used to identify project risks
  • Understanding data integration and automation to ease reporting and ensure timely delivery
  • Applying analytics to identify root cause and influence critical decisions

2:00 pm Understanding Why Projects Overrun in Terms of Both Time & Money & Where We Can Find the Solution

  • Jason Olson Aviation Senior Controls Manager, Port of Seattle


  • Identifying key sectors and project types that habitually fail to achieve their objectives
  • Reviewing ‘optimism bias’ and how to put the right processes in place to check this
  • Establishing new processes as project sizes escalate, and investing in the right areas to avoid setting up project teams for failure

Defining & Scaling Best Practice

1:20 pm Managing Scale Up of Improved Processes

  • Douglas Murer Director - Project Controls & Primoris Renewable Energy, Primoris Services Corporation


  • Identifying and learning how to scale best practice from a single project across regions
  • Clarifying the roles and responsibilities at each level of management to implement, monitor and report on new process roll-out and results
  • Developing training to help reinforce expectations of best practice at all levels and locations

2:00 pm Developing Flexible Standardised Controls Processes to Drive Efficiency & Transparency Across Projects

  • Seth Knight Director of Project Controls, Keeley Construction, Inc.


  • Measuring the benefits of standardized processes at a commercial level
  • Developing a benchmarking process across multiple industries, that both reflect market and project differences while providing clarity at a corporate level
  • Bringing objectivity to what effective, value driven standardization looks like

2:40 pm Afternoon Refreshments

Communication & Influence with Project Controls

3:10 pm Improving Data Reporting to be More Impactful & Motivate Action


  • Reviewing and adapting current processes to ensure analytics and reports are delivered in a timely manner
  • Managing the data flow from multiple sources to ensure reporting has currency at all levels of review
  • Communicating the right data to the right people in a format they can act on

3:50 pm Panel: How do you Influence Decisions Without Leading?


  • How do you communicate data indicators in a way that gets heard?
  • Filtering out the noise without losing meaning to ensure only the vital data gets presented
  • Using historical case studies to build credibility and create coaching opportunities

Embedding Collaboration in Project Controls

3:10 pm Developing Best Practice in Client/Contractor Relationship to Avoid or Settle Legitimate Claims


  • Ensuring management has reviewed schedules to assess how achievable and realistic they are
  • Reviewing the tools available to de-risk schedule proposal
  • Balancing client expectations with what is feasible within the project

3:50 pm Panel: Paving the Way to Truly Integrated Collaborative Models to Increase Project Efficiency

  • Osama Abdelfatah AVP Regional Program Controls Director, Americas, AECOM
  • Teresa Tsung Executive Director of Project Controls, MasTec
  • Douglas Murer Director - Project Controls & Primoris Renewable Energy, Primoris Services Corporation
  • John Jackson Director, Claims & Expert Witness Group, Encore Group


  • Breaking down what it means to be integrated across, technology, processes, and teams
  • Identifying and planning for the impact of integration on internal functions and processes with ROI in mind
  • Understanding and allaying fears around integrated processes and systems: Reviewing data ownership, security, and IP

4:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

4:40 pm End of Day One & Happy Hour