Featured Speakers

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Tina Vigneux, Vice President, Atocrates Project Sciences International

Tina heads up the Atocrates Project Sciences’ Windsor office, giving leadership to all our initiatives in the Southwestern Ontario region spanning the three major urban centres of Windsor, London, and Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge (KWC).

Tina is an award winning Senior Advisor/Professor supporting the Project Management Masters Certificate Program, Atocrates Centre for Project Sciences, Canada’s Project & Organizational Performance Specialist™, as well as a Professor in the School of Engineering; School of Skilled Trades at St. Clair College. Tina as Program Director, gives leadership to the Atocrates Masters Certificate in Project Management for General Contractors (MC4GC). She is a competent and enthusiastic instructor with an aptitude for performing under pressure demonstrating a proven ability to work successfully with students, facilitators, customers, suppliers and industry professionals bringing projects from concept to completion.

Tina continues to advise and consult as an architect/designer in the areas of Architecture, Building Design & Construction, effective use of AutoCAD, as well as Project Planning, Estimating & Specifications with Mady Development Corporation; Royal Palace Homes; Masterpiece Homes; Mark B. Koppelo & Associates; Southwood Lakes Holdings Inc in Canada & the USA.

Tina is a certified member of the Project Management Institute. In 2012 she received the Atocrates Outstanding Contribution Award for her coordination and management of the Masters Certificate in Project Management in Southwestern Ontario.

Court Stevens, Principal, Stevens Consulting Group Inc.

Court Stevens is the Principal of Stevens Consulting Group Inc., based in Victoria BC. His company provides training courses on the best practices of business and management processes associated with all phases of procurement management. This includes Contract Management Planning and Implementation, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Preparing Well-Written Proposals, and Negotiating Effectively.

Court has been directly associated with procurement and contract management, both as a project manager for various Canadian military equipment procurement projects and as a consultant and instructor for over 25 years.

Court was one of the primary designers and instructors of the BC government’s award winning Procurement and Contract Management Program.

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Sunny Ghataurah, Director, AES Engineering

Presenter Sunny Ghataurah is a professional electrical engineer with more than 22 years of experience in the construction industry including the implementation of NECB 2011. He has successfully led projects through the new permitting and occupancy procedures in British Columbia where compliance with the NECB 2011 has been legally mandated since December 2013.

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Robyn Baxter, Vice President, Consulting, HOK

Robyn Baxter has over 25 years of experience helping clients develop effective workplace strategies. Her collaborative relationships with clients help bridge the gap between their organizational goals, user needs, and workplace strategy. She brings HOK’s vast knowledge and research to organizations that are redefining their work environments. As an Interior designer and a Prosci Change management Certified professional, Robyn speaks at university, business and design events on generations at work, workplace culture and space, alternative work strategies, and the case for a strategic workplace. “Organizations are searching for more meaningful solutions. Corporate real estate understands the need for efficiency, flexibility and cost management, while business units and human resources are concerned with enhancing business outcomes, attracting top talent and engaging staff. Solving these complex problems requires new thinking, a different engagement process and an approach that integrates business processes, technology, and human resources with real estate in a much more integrated and intentional way.” Clients include: City of Calgary, Shell Canada, ATB Financial, Manitoba hydro, Grant MacEwan University, General Electric London UK & Norwalk Connecticut, and Hatch Engineering.

Michael Mangum, Senior Consultant, FMI Center for Strategic Leadership

As a senior consultant with FMI’s Center for Strategic Leadership, Michael brings his 35+ years of experience in the construction industry to bear on the challenges confronting today’s leaders. He is particularly passionate about helping drive organizational change through strategic thought and personal transformation. Michael is a lifelong construction guy, having been born into a family construction business in Raleigh, N.C. Sunday afternoons were spent touring jobsites and playing on big tractors. Summers meant working at asphalt plants, laying pipe, and fi nishing concrete. He continued this industry involvement post-college, assuming various leadership roles including president & CEO. Engineering News-Record named him one of its 21st century leaders of the transportation industry. Still other business interests exposed him to related industries like commercial and residential development, midstream oil and gas, mobile heavy equipment telematics, and golf course design / construction / management. He has been heavily involved in corporate governance, having spoken at National Association of Corporate Director events and been instrumental in the organization and launch of two independent, outside board of directors. Michael is also a past chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (2000) and led a segment of its worker health and safety initiative dealing with asphalt fumes for more than a decade. During those years, he developed close working relationships with members of organized labor, regulatory agencies and academia – in both the U.S. and Europe. Michael earned a civil engineering (construction) degree from North Carolina State University, continuing with post-graduate studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He has lectured in the graduate schools at both UNC and Northwestern University and is a 20+ year member of the Young Presidents Organization (“YPO”). As such, Michael has been fortunate to count some of the most outstanding business leaders in the world as his teachers.