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Project Delivery Conference


7.24.2019 - 7.25.2019


The Westin River North 320 N Dearborn Chicago, IL 60654

The Power of Transparent Project Delivery

At Projects Chicago, we’ll explore new, emerging software and systems that create savings, increase productivity, and evolve transparency throughout every phase of a project. Get in front of a network of industry leaders, specialty contractors, project managers, architects, engineers, real estate developers, owners and suppliers who want to learn how to optimize the management of multiple projects in multiple locations, how to leverage BIM, how systems interoperate with one another and much more.

Venue Details | July 24-25

Westin River North | 320 N. Dearborn St Chicago, IL 60654

Wednesday, June 24
Program: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Networking Reception: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Project Software 50 Award Reception: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday, July 25
Program: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our incredible lineup of judges will be voting on the LEADERS and the DISRUPTORS below from each of the five categories on the list: (1) collaboration & document management, (2) end-to-end solutions, (3) ERP, (4) field management, and (5) preconstruction solutions. Stay tuned to see who won on July 25 following our awards night at the BuiltWorld Project Delivery Conference in Chicago.

Project Software 50 Judges

  • Ryan Hale, Chief Information Officer & Director of Strategic Initiatives, Lithko
  • John Jurewicz, Leader Techincal Optimization, Walbridge
  • Kevin Bredeson, VP of Preconstruction + Planning, BE&K Building Group
  • Stacy Scopano, Chief Technology Officer, Skender
  • Joe Harris, Asset Manager, JMB Financial Advisors, LLC
  • Damon Ranieri LEED Green A, Director of Virtual Design & Construction, Leopardo
  • Brooks Williams, Director, Project Controls & VDC, Alberici
  • Dana Erdman, Director of Technology & Innovation, Bulley & Andrews


Jim Andrews

CEO & Founder, SubHQ

Sid Bala

President & CEO, Alligatortek

Adam Cook

Senior Vice President - Multi-Site Project Management, Jones Lang-LaSalle (JLL)

Michael DeLacey

Principal & CEO, Microdesk

Michelle Frye

Director of Buildings Strategy, Trimble

John Goecke

President, StratusVue

Ryan Hale

CIO, Lithko Contracting

Paul Horstkoetter

VP of Controls, Sterling Bay

Jeff Jozwiak

Principal, Norcon Inc.

Josh Kanner

Founder & CEO, Newmetrix (FKA Smartvid.io)

John Lichtenwalter

Division President, Catamount Constructors

Brian Moore

President, Kahua

Rhonda Pike

Contracts Admin, SteelFab

Charles Porter

Managing Principal, Development Management Associates LLC

Paul Rentzelos

Vice-President of Information Systems and Technology, Leopardo Companies

Lee Rogers

Project Manager, Catamount Constructors

Wendy Rogers

President & CEO, eSUB Construction Software

Sarah Roxworthy

Project Executive, Norcon Inc.

Megan Siefker

Client Solutions Manager, InEight

Bill Wagner

CEO, Penta Technologies

Michael Wright

CEO, RedTeam Software

Russell Young

Chief Business Development Officer, Tenna


More exhibitors to be announced!


GC’s and Construction Executives

As the professionals in charge of executing large-scale building projects, it’s up to them to make sure their company is using the most relevant technology to run an efficient, collaborative job site. Our slate of speakers and technology experts will introduce them to the latest technologies and softwares that can make this happen.

VDCs, Project Managers, & Field Managers

As the true leaders in the creation of technology products that impact our building processes, these
individuals must find creative ways to integrate solutions into the field. That starts with understanding the different technology options available to them on the market, where to start when implementing these solutions, and how to get executives to buy into investing in new tech.

Real Estate Developers and Owners

They’re in charge of the maintenance and operations of buildings (which project management plays a crucial role in) and are the decision makers investing in new technology. Understanding the full landscape of industry trends, evolving standards, and end-user needs is crucial for them and the Projects Conferences gives them that chance.

2019 Projects Conference Chicago Agenda

Day 1 Schedule

12:00 pm- 1:30 pm

Analyst Luncheon and Foundry Group Workshop

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 2:10 PM

Welcome Remarks

Matt Gagne, Research Manager, BuiltWorlds

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

The Aches & Pains of Project Management

John Lichtenwalter, Division President, Catamount Constructors | Lee Rogers, Project Manager, Catamount Constructors | Jeff Jozwiak, Principal, Norcon, Inc. | Sarah Roxworthy, Project Executive, Norcon, Inc.

Hear about the challenges and opportunities of a project management system that works for everyone in the project lifecycle from the owner to the project manager to the subcontractor and beyond.

2:50 PM – 3:20 PM

Data Sharing Council to Advance Predictive Analytics

Josh Kanner, Founder & CEO, Smartvid.io

Many firms have agreed to share digital project data from a period of more than 10 years to build predictive models for safety and risk. The council is not financially backed by any vendors, although some of the participating firms will provide some funding.

3:20 PM – 3:50 PM

Networking Break

3:50 PM – 4:20 PM

Keynote: Constructability: Going Beyond the Limits of BIM

Michelle Frye, Director of Buildings Strategy, Trimble

Today’s construction stakeholders don’t care how fancy a BIM model is, they care about getting projects done on time with minimized overruns or mistakes. By combining design, project management, and engineering models into a collaboration platform, data from different sources can be used to make more informed decisions before build and beyond. This session will provide an overview of the Constructible Process along with real-world examples of how users are moving beyond BIM to eliminate errors, automate field work and optimize a broad range of construction workflows.

4:25 PM – 4:55 PM

Fireside Chat: How BIM Has Changed Project Management

Michael DeLacey, Principal, Microdesk

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Project Software 50 Awards Ceremony

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Siena Tavern

Exclusive Reception

Day 2 Schedule

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome Remarks

Matt Gagne, Research Manager, BuiltWorlds

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Project Management Systems: Vertical & Horizontal Differentiation

Wendy Rogers, President & CEO, eSUB | Rob Salvador, CEO, DigiBuild Software | Megan Siefker, Client Solutions Manager, InEight

9:50 AM – 10:20 AM

Penta Talks ERP and Its Impact on Project Delivery

Bill Wagner, VP of Product, Penta | Ryan Hale, CIO, Lithko

10:25 AM – 10:55 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Keynote: The Dashboard: Project Management’s Holy Grail

Russ Young, Senior Consultant, FMI

11:35 AM – 11:55 AM

Data at Your Fingertips

John Goecke, President, StratusVue | Rhonda Pike, Contracts Admin, SteelFab, Inc

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Keynote: Data Ownership and Analytics in a Collaborative Environment

Brian Moore, President, Kahua

1:35 PM – 2:05 PM

Project Oversight for the Owners

Adam Cook, Managing Director - Multi-Site Project Management & PMO Services, JLL | Charles C. Porter, Managing Principal, Development Management Associates LLC | Paul Horstkoetter, VP of Controls, Sterling Bay

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM

Tech for Industry by Industry

Jim Andrews, CEO & Founder, SubHQ | Sid Bala, President & CEO, alligatortek | Mike Wright, CEO, RedTeam | Paul Rentzelos, VP of IT, Leopardo

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Matt Gray, Founder, BuiltWorlds


Wednesday July 24 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Join us for an intimate evening of drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and networking with Future Workforce speakers, special guests, and BuiltWorlds Standard, Enterprise, and Strategic Members. We keep the guest list small and the drinks cold so you can focus on making the connections that matter. Space is limited and tickets will sell out.

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How do I book a discounted room?

The Westin River North is offering a limited rate for $339 for the night of Wednesday, July 24. Cutoff date for special rates is Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Online booking forms will be available shortly.

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