Introduction

The only and largest international Project Controls event/conference dedicated to its advancement and with the objective of providing significant practical and theoretical awareness on its process, tools and techniques to its stakeholders. This show is the most important event for those working within the spectrum of Projects Controls not just from an educational perspective but also in terms of building a network and exploring career opportunities. The above objective is achieved by bringing practitioners, employers, customers and suppliers together to share knowledge, experience, best practices, career development and software tools under one roof. Practitioners & employers (including sponsors) will benefit from a variety of training, technical and managerial presentations from some of the industry's best experts.

Attendees for this expo range from beginners to senior/director level Project Controls professionals along with Project Management fraternity. The expo is NOT an industry specific and the focus is purely on the application of Project Controls techniques. Hence, professionals from a broad range of backgrounds including Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Rail/Transport, Pharmaceutical, Infrastructure and construction are welcomed.

The summary is "Expo is a celebration of Project Controls". It will highlight the value of Project Controls and the impact it can have when put to use effectively.

Key Features

Networking Zone

@Highbury Suite

Masterclass Zone

@Royal Oak Suite

Case Studies Zone

@Dial Square Suite

Technology Zone

@Champions Suite

Back to Basics Zone

@Woolwich Suite

Megaprojects Zone

@M Club

 

Project Controls Expo also offers all day beverages, buffet lunch and “evening social” (includes beer, wine and soft drinks) to all delegates followed by dinner for sponsors, speakers and pre-registered delegates.

When

16 Nov 2017 (Thursday)

Expected turnout

In the range of 750-900 (excluding exhibitors, speakers and support staff)

Industries to be represented

Oil & Gas, Construction, Rails, Infrastructure, Defence, Nuclear and Government to name a few

Expected Audience

All levels i.e., from Beginners to Senior professionals

 
 

The Venue

Highbury Entrance,

Emirates Arsenal Stadium,

75 Drayton Park,

London N7 7DD,

United Kingdom.

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Agenda of the day

08:00 AM

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration, Coffee and light breakfast @ Highbury Suite (Partners Showcase zone)

09:00 AM

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Topic : Infrastructure & Projects Authority update

Speaker :

Dr. David Hancock
Construction Director
Infrastructure & Projects Authority, Cabinet Office
 

Dr David Hancock leads the Government Construction Team and chairs the Government Construction Board. He was recently appointed as the NEC UK Users’ Group Chair. Prior to that he was Head of Risk for Transport for London. Renowned internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of risk, he is the author of the bestselling book “Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership” in which he developed the concept of Risk Leadership. He has worked with the public, private and voluntary sectors and has been the Director of risk and assurance for two London Mayors and Board Director of Halcrow (now CH2M) responsible for setting up their consultancy group. He was Head of Risk for the Terminal 5 Project at Heathrow and champions the case for rethinking project management as a social interaction rather than delivery solely through the application of process and policy.

He is a high-risk project reviewer and sits on the boards for Buckingham Palace refurbishment and the British Antarctic Survey. He has a Degree and PhD in engineering alongside an MBA. A Chartered Engineer, Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and Fellow of the Association of Project Management.

- Construction Director for Infrastructure & Projects Authority, Cabinet Office

08:00 AM

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration, Coffee and light breakfast @ Highbury Suite (Partners Showcase zone)

09:40 AM

09:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Session M1 : Establishing a Project Controls Function at the UK Defence Equipment & Support Organisation

Speaker :

Dr. Tim Sheldon
Head of Project Controls (DE&S)
Ministry of Defence, UK
 

Dr Tim Sheldon is a career civil servant who has worked in the UK Defence acquisition sector for the last 20 years. He has held a variety of acquisition leadership roles including project delivery and support. For the last 7 years he has worked in project controls, leading the formation of a discrete MoD project controls function with 1500 staff in April 2017

Dr Tim Sheldon took on his role as the DE&S Corporate Functional Manager for Project Controls in March 2016. He is now functionally responsible for 1500 DE&S Project Control staff – a new function and a critical enabler to the DE&S Transformation Programme. For the 5 years before this, he was the Head of the MoD Cost Assurance and Analysis Service (CAAS) team where he led the modernisation and expansion of the organisation supporting the cost management needs of the Department.

Since joining the MoD from University in 1997, Dr Sheldon has had a range of different roles across the Department with Defence Acquisition as his career anchor. He has worked within the Defence Engineering and Science Group, the Defence Procurement Agency, the Defence Communications Service Agency, the Defence Logistics Organisation and latterly in the Defence Equipment & Support organisation since its establishment in 2007. He is based in Bristol, married with two young children.

- Head of Project Controls (DE&S) for Ministry of Defence, UK

10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Mid-Morning Coffee Break @Highbury and 49ers

10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session M2 : Improving forecasting to optimise programme and project decisions.

Speaker :

Chris Beach
Strategy Director
Amec Foster Wheeler, UK
 

BEng, CEng, MBA, MICE, MCIHT, MAPM

Chris is a chartered engineer and has 25 years of experience in the delivery of major capital programmes in transport and infrastructure sectors. He has held a variety of senior roles in client and consulting organisations leading multi-disciplinary teams to successfully deliver complex projects. He has developed and led portfolio and programme management offices delivering £multi-billion portfolios consisting of hundreds of projects and provided advice at board level

Chris leads the Amec Foster Wheeler Programme and Project Solutions service to environment and infrastructure clients in the UK, Europe and Middle East. This service provides end-to-end programme and project management and controls services aligned with technical and engineering services.

- Strategy Director for Amec Foster Wheeler, UK

11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Session M3 : Project Controls Technician Apprentice - Joining the puzzle together

Speakers :

Shane Forth
Director of PMO
Costain Natural Resources, UK
 

Shane Forth is Director of PMO for Costain Natural Resources, a Fellow of both APM and ACostE and an MSP Registered Practitioner, Shane has 41 years’ experience in Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Power & Process industries and is recognised externally by customers, peers and professional bodies as a project controls expert, sitting on national professional, technical and academic working groups. He has an MSc in Project Management awarded in 2013 from University of Manchester, and won the Stephen Wearne award for best overall performance followed by national acclaim, winning the APM Geoffrey Trimble award for best Master’s post-graduate dissertation.

For the last 24 years, Shane has provided strategic and functional leadership in Project Management and Controls as a member of .senior leadership team at both global and divisional level including responsibility for the development and continuous improvement of project management assurance and project controls processes and systems. In the development of project controls people resource and competency to meet business needs, Shane has specified and delivered training through company Project Management Academies and been a driving force in the implementation of national project controls apprenticeship and graduate programmes, for which he has been honoured twice by the ECITB including winner of a national award for individual leadership and significant contribution to training and development. Shane is currently Chair of the employer-led group that has developed the Level 3 Project Controls Technician Trailblazer apprenticeship programme and is currently developing a higher level programme.

- Director of PMO for Costain Natural Resources, UK
Anil Godhawale
Programme Director
Project Controls Institute
 

Anil is passionate about Project Controls and working in multiple capacities for implementation and enhancement of this growing subject i.e., Managing Director of Projcon Group (Project Controls Consultancy), Founder of Project Controls Online (Global Project Controls e-network and knowledge base), Project Manager for Project Controls Expo (Largest Project Controls event/- show) and finally, Founder and Program Director at Project Controls Institute (Blended Project Controls learning platform), 

Anil's professional experience spans over 19 years at corporate and field offices offering diverse and in-depth exposure to implementation of Project Controls on a range of EPC Projects (Oil & Gas- upstream and downstream, CCU’s - Carbon Capture Units, Power Projects and Pipelines).

Registrations, Certifications, Publications & Voluntary Contribution 

  • IEng registration with Engineering Council, UK
  • Holds Certified Cost Engineer (CCE) and Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) certifications from AACEI, USA
  • Strategy and Marketing Chairman at ACostE, UK
  • Member of APM (Association of Project Management, UK) Special Interest Group (SIG) - PMC (Planning, Monitoring and Control) ; contributor to APM's "Planning Guide"? and "Project Controls Framework".
  • Member of ECITB supported Project Controls Working Group (PCWG) and support in drafting NOC (National Occupational standards) for Project Controls in UK.
  • Associated with CIOB (Chartered Institute of Buildings), UK as member of TDWG (Training Development Working Group) to develop guidelines for accreditation in Time Management.
  • Published Technical paper on Capital Cost Optimization of Power Project through standardization of engineering design to AACEI, USA.
  • Contributed to "CPM Mechanics: The Critical Path Method of Modeling Project Execution Strategy" book by providing European perspective.
- Programme Director for Project Controls Institute
Catherine Lambert
Product Development Manager
ECITB, UK
 

Catherine Lambert (Product Development Manager, ECITB) is an experienced manager with product development, project management and stakeholder engagement expertise. She supports the successful, pro-active Industry-wide Project Controls Working Group which has developed: quality Vocational Qualifications that meet the needs of industry; comprehensive training standards that specify the correct discipline-specific technical knowledge and techniques essential for the continued successful delivery of project control, cost engineering, estimating and planning by UK-based companies; and a new Project Controls Technician Apprentice Standard that is ideal for those embarking on a career in this field. These qualifications, apprenticeship and training products provide a training path ideal for those looking to develop a successful career. Catherine continues to support the Working Group in ensuring its important contribution to the project controls profession is recognised industry and UK-wide.

- Product Development Manager for ECITB, UK

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break (for Exhibitor ONLY) @Highbury

12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 13:10 PM

Lunch Break (for delegates ONLY) @Highbury and 49ers

13:15 PM

13:15 PM - 14:00 PM

Session M4 : Ethics in Project Controls Professional world

Speaker :

Dr. Alexia Nalewaik
President-Elect
AACEi, USA
 

Dr. Alexia Nalewaik is President-Elect of AACE International, Immediate Past Chair and Research Chair of the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC), and a former Governing Board Member of RICS Americas. She lives in Los Angeles, where she has her own consulting firm, focusing on project cost management, governance, audit, and organizational process QA/QC. Alexia has recently published her first book, “Project Performance Review: Capturing the Value of Audit, Oversight, and Compliance for Project Success”.

- President-Elect for AACEi, USA

14:10 PM

14:10 PM - 14:55 PM

Session M5 : To be announced

Speaker :

Tim Warren
Management Consultant
BMT Hi-Q Sigma, UK
 
- Management Consultant for BMT Hi-Q Sigma, UK

14:55 PM

14:55 PM - 15:10 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break @ Highbury and 49ers

15:15 PM

15:15 PM - 15:55 PM

Session M6 : Planning and Project Controls under NEC4 – the choice isn’t yours!

Speakers :

Glenn Hide
Director
GMH Planning Ltd, UK
 

Glenn Hide set up GMH Planning Ltd in 2006 which provides NEC specific training, consultancy and resources to the construction industry. Glenn has presented on aspects of the contract at various national conferences, and had published a number of articles for the ICE Procurement, Management and Law publication and the NEC user-group newsletter. Provides training to most of the large Client/Contractor organisations in the UK construction industry.

Having exclusively used the NEC form of contracts for the past 20 years, he offers insight and practical advice on how users within the industry should understand and maximise the effectiveness of the contract on their projects/businesses.

- Director for GMH Planning Ltd, UK
Hezron Ricketts
Senior Manager, Senior Counsel to the Board
Th3rd Curve, UK
 

Hezron is a project controls consultant with 15 years of experience delivering planning and controls across many projects and programmes spanning several industries. In his recent role at HS2 as planning manager for 3 years he has grown the capability of the programmes central planning function and helped to shape the processes and procedures taking best practice from across industry for the programme.

He puts a strong emphasis in effective behaviours and collaboration in tandem with best practice technical skills to provide project and programme controls at its most effective and valuable to orgnisations and projects he works with. These have included Major station modernisations an refurbs at Brixton, Kings cross and Bank, Early design and enabling works followed by delivery in construction for the London 2012 Olympics with organisations such as TfL, KBR, Atkins, Mace, and now Th3rd Curve Ltd.

- Senior Manager, Senior Counsel to the Board for Th3rd Curve, UK

16:00 PM

16:00 PM - 16:45 PM

Session M7 : To be announced

Speaker :

Matthew Ward
PWC
 
for PWC

16:45 PM

16:45 PM - 17:00 PM

Wrap up and Audience Q & A @ Royal Oak Suite

08:00 AM

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration, Coffee and light breakfast @ Highbury Suite (Partners Showcase zone)

09:40 AM

09:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Session T1 : To be announced

Speaker :

To be announced
Oracle
 
for Oracle

10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Mid-Morning Coffee Break @Highbury and 49ers

10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session T2 : Integration: Next Generation Solutions

Speaker :

David Hurren
Technical Director
RPCuk, UK
 

Dave is a hugely experienced and acknowledged by Oracle as a leading UK expert in architecting, delivering and implementing Oracle Primavera EPPM product set solutions, including integrations with ERP systems and other third party toolsets, in a variety of industry sectors. Dave works for RPCuk, this year’s Project Controls Expo Platinum Sponsor.

- Technical Director for RPCuk, UK

11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Session T3 : The impact of Risk on the Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

Speaker :

Richard Wood
VP International Sales
Safran Software Solutions, UK
 

Richard Wood has been designing and delivering efficiency improvements in asset management processes of all kinds for over 20 years. Currently working for Safran Software Solutions, Richard is responsible for global business development. Safran has pioneered a new breed of risk analysis software, and an approach that integrates risk analytics and risk thinking across a project intensive organisation.

- VP International Sales for Safran Software Solutions, UK

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break (for Exhibitor ONLY) @Highbury

12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 13:10 PM

Lunch Break (for delegates ONLY) @Highbury and 49ers

13:15 PM

13:15 PM - 14:00 PM

Session T4 : Enterprise Projects Performance: Going Beyond Project Controls

Speaker :

Mark White
Senior VP, Global Business Development
EcoSys, UK
 

Mark has a career spanning 28 years with a background in quantity surveying, project controls and product development. He spent most of his career with Faithful+Gould, a world leading project management and controls consultancy. Since 2012 he’s been with EcoSys, now Hexagon PPM, in the role of sales executive, working directly with many large owner/operators and EPC firms across the globe.

Earlier this year Mark assumed global responsibility for the EcoSys product strategy and vision within Hexagon PPM’s Global Business Development organization. He’s currently working closely with customers and industry bodies to broaden the EcoSys platform across the entire portfolios, projects and contracts life cycles.

Mark enjoys helping companies develop strategies to mature their portfolio management, project controls, and contract management capabilities to help them achieve the ultimate goal of highly efficient predictability and control.

- Senior VP, Global Business Development for EcoSys, UK

14:10 PM

14:10 PM - 14:55 PM

Session T5 : The Future of Project Controls: Improve project performance using Big Data

Speaker :

Martin Van Vliet
Business Director
Cost Engineering BV, Netherlands
 

Martin van Vliet, Business Director for Cost Engineering Consultancy, Netherlands

Martin is the Business Director and the member of the board of Cost Engineering Consultancy. Having over 17 years of experience in consulting major companies to improve their project performance, Martin also offers his insight in Cost Engineering Academy as a lecturer.

Throughout his career, Martin has provided consultancy services to companies in several industries including infrastructure, construction, new energy, oil & gas, petrochemical, power, mining & minerals, chemicals, and pharmaceutical. Furthermore, he is a frequent speaker at industry events, presenting on the need for an integrated project controls approach to improve project performance of the businesses.

Martin is also a member of NAP/DACE, AACEI, ICEC, and AcostE.

- Business Director for Cost Engineering BV, Netherlands

14:55 PM

14:55 PM - 15:10 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break @ Highbury and 49ers

15:15 PM

15:15 PM - 15:55 PM

Session T6 : To be announced

Speaker :

Lateef Daly
Director
ARES UK, Europe and Middle East
 
- Director for ARES UK, Europe and Middle East

16:00 PM

16:00 PM - 16:45 PM

Session T7 : Enterprise Project Management Solutions - Install and train, job done?

Speaker :

David Dunning
Chairman
CPS, UK
 

David Dunning is a founding director at CPS; he originated the professional services delivery organisation and has maintained relationships with many of the most significant CPS customers over the last decade. He is an APMG Registered Consultant, a Certified Management Consultant. While being Chairman of the CPS Board, David continues to work with customers on a strategic level to understand problems and envision people, process, technology and organisational solutions.

- Chairman for CPS, UK

16:45 PM

16:45 PM - 17:00 PM

Wrap up and Audience Q & A @ Royal Oak Suite

08:00 AM

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration, Coffee and light breakfast @ Highbury Suite (Partners Showcase zone)

09:40 AM

09:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Session C1 : To be announced

Speaker :

Julie Owen
DEO Program Management
LA Metro, Los Angeles
 

Julie Owen, PSP, CCP has twenty five years of experience in program and project management, program and project control, cost engineering, scheduling, contract administration and schedule delay claim analysis. She works as Deputy Executive Officer for Los Angeles Metro managing the $160 billion over 50 year initiative to improve Los Angeles County transportation infrastructure. She manages a program/project control team of eleven team members serving the highway, regional rail, transit, and small transit capital repair programs. She served as Project Manager for the design and implementation of the enterprise wide business management system for capital program management.

She worked her way up the management ladder holding positions such as deputy executive officer, director, project manager, assistant project manager, project engineer, construction manager, supervisor, scheduler, cost engineer and intern engineer. Julie has worked on all sides of the table including owner, contractor, and construction manager and across multiple firms and industries including Los Angeles Metro, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, McCarthy Building Companies, J.F. Shea Construction, Arcadis, and Parsons.

She currently serves as Administrative Vice Chair on the International Cost Engineering Council, is a Past President of AACE International and Guild of Project Controls Fellow in both Cost Management and Planning and Scheduling. She holds AACE International certifications for Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Certified Cost Professional (CCP).

- DEO Program Management for LA Metro, Los Angeles

10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Mid-Morning Coffee Break @Highbury and 49ers

10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session C2 : Case study in Company Project Controls Transformation (Tata Steel UK / Faithful+Gould)

Speakers :

Rod Whiting
Regional Director
Faithful+Gould, UK
 

Rod Whiting is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Fellow and elected council member of the Association of Cost Engineers and holds a BSC (Hons) – Quantity Surveying. Rod is a regional director in Faithful+Gould's Bristol office and is Head of Project Controls in the South West. Rod has over 30 years' experience working in Project Controls across a number of industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical,nuclear and heavy manufacturing,including assisting companies in introducing and delivering best practice to support the safe delivery of projects to cost and time.

- Regional Director for Faithful+Gould, UK
Christian Burge
Head of Project Controls
Tata Steel Strip, UK
 

Christian Burge holds a BEng (Hons) - Materials Science & Engineering. He has continued his Post Graduate Study whilst working in Industry – again in the Field of Materials Engineering. Christian also holds an APM Qualification (Project Fundamentals PFQ) and is working towards CEng Status with the IOM3. He has 10 years Heavy Industry experience in the Steelmaking Sector predominantly in Project Engineering – undertaking lead roles across the Project Life Cycle to support the safe delivery of Engineering CapEx Schemes. Christian was asked in Sept 16 to head the Implementation of Project Controls across TSUK and more recently has also been appointed as the CapEx Portfolio Manager.

- Head of Project Controls for Tata Steel Strip, UK

11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Session C3 : Programmatic Controls Approach to; Fast track Disaster Recovery

Speaker :

Saurabh Bhandari
Technical Principal - Project & Programme Controls
Mott MacDonald, UK
 

Project Director with 16+ years of construction and design management experience in major public and private infrastructure projects in UK, Australia, and MESA. As a front-end delivery practitioner, he is passionate about increasing the role of the controls profession within project and programme management disciplines and can be often found in office corridors delivering sermons on implementing the right kind of controls

Saurabh is also the author of Mott MacDonald’s Controls service practice standard ‘Pathfinder PACE’ and provides expert guidance to Clients for towards implementing, and optimising Integrated Control approaches that make projects and Programs succeed. He has led and participated in delivery of many award-winning projects, including Cumbria Infrastructure Recovery Programme, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Stoke BSF, Heathrow Airport and ascribes his team’s success to taking care of the minutiae and always having a plan B.

- Technical Principal - Project & Programme Controls for Mott MacDonald, UK

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break (for Exhibitor ONLY) @Highbury

12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 13:10 PM

Lunch Break (for delegates ONLY) @Highbury and 49ers

13:15 PM

13:15 PM - 14:00 PM

Session C4 : A Source of Project Cost Integration

Speakers :

David Hurren
Technical Director
RPCuk, UK
 

Dave is a hugely experienced and acknowledged by Oracle as a leading UK expert in architecting, delivering and implementing Oracle Primavera EPPM product set solutions, including integrations with ERP systems and other third party toolsets, in a variety of industry sectors. Dave works for RPCuk, this year’s Project Controls Expo Platinum Sponsor.

- Technical Director for RPCuk, UK
Marie Trembacki
Associate Director
Faithful+Gould, UK
 

Marie Trembacki is an Associate Director in Faithful+Gould’s Birmingham office and the UK & Europe Business Lead for our Project and Programme Management Consulting (PPMC) service. This niche service focuses entirely on helping property clients enhance capital programme delivery through improving project management organisation, processes and tools. Marie’s niche experience in managing this service in the UK and previously for Faithful+Gould’s North America business provides a global viewpoint. The service focuses on driving improvements, managing the early strategic stages through to implementation and aftercare. This includes the implementation of new project and programme management systems, focusing largely on stakeholder and change management to enable successful transition to new ways of working.

- Associate Director for Faithful+Gould, UK

14:10 PM

14:10 PM - 14:55 PM

Session C5 : To be announced

Speaker :

To be announced
National Grid, UK
 
for National Grid, UK

14:55 PM

14:55 PM - 15:10 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break @ Highbury and 49ers

15:15 PM

15:15 PM - 15:55 PM

Session C6 : A review of whether interdependency exists in effective Project Control Methods and project performance

Speaker :

Michael Halliday
Director
HKA, UK
 

BSc, Msc MCInstCES, ACIArb AACEi

Mike has 21 years’ experience in quantity surveying and commercial management.

Having worked for over 15 years within the UK and mainland Europe as a commercial manager on both civil engineering and process engineering related projects, he moved into consulting in 2008 where he now specialises in the preparation and defense of construction claims. Mike has also provided assistance on various Quantum Expert appointments.

Mike is President for the UK region of the AACEi and a Review Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

- Director for HKA, UK

16:00 PM

16:00 PM - 16:45 PM

Session C7 : To be announced

Speaker :

To be announced
 

16:45 PM

16:45 PM - 17:00 PM

Wrap up and Audience Q & A @ Royal Oak Suite

08:00 AM

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration, Coffee and light breakfast @ Highbury Suite (Partners Showcase zone)

09:40 AM

09:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Session P1 : Adding Value through the Lower Thames Crossing project

Speaker :

Iain Minns
Partner, UK Head of Programme & Project Controls
Arcadis, UK
 

Iain joined Arcadis in September 2015 as UK Head of Programme and Project Controls; he is accountable for the people, processes, systems and tools for programme and project controls for Arcadis in the UK; he also leads the Arcadis global community, which shares knowledge and good practice around the business. Prior to that Iain spent two years working at an MoD establishment, transforming the programme and project controls function for the capital investment programme, and before that spent ten years at Heathrow Airport on a variety of programmes including Terminal 2A, Baggage, Olympics Readiness, Design & Development and Terminal 1 Redevelopment. His early career was spent in aviation at Gatwick and then Heathrow in operational management with airlines and then the airport.

Iain is passionate about programme and project controls, and on a quest to figure out how to share knowledge and information so that we can give something back to the industry and the generations to follow. He also has a keen interest in asset lifecycles and whole lifecycle costs.

- Partner, UK Head of Programme & Project Controls for Arcadis, UK

10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Mid-Morning Coffee Break @Highbury and 49ers

10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session P2 : To be announced

Speaker :

Terri Harrington
Development Director Complex Infrastructure Programme
Highways England, UK
 
- Development Director Complex Infrastructure Programme for Highways England, UK

11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Session P3 : Governance and the art of decision making on Crossrail

Speaker :

Richard Palczynski
Programme Controls Director
Crossrail, UK
 

Richard joined Crossrail in June 2015 as Programme Controls Director. In his role he is accountable for ensuring visibility and accuracy of programme performance data, and providing the Executive Leadership with the information they need in order to manage the programme and maintain their focus in the right areas. His move to Crossrail is a return to hands-on programme management after having spent the previous 6 years in the corporate world helping to run, grow and evolve companies such as Parsons Brinckerhoff, Balfour Beatty and Mace, where he was the Director of Programme Management for their Major Programmes and Infrastructure division.

Throughout his career, Richard has collected a broad range of major programme experience across infrastructure projects such as the Fyled Coast Waste Water Programme, Jubilee Line Extension, Channel Tunnel Rail Link, West Coast Route Modernisation Programme and now Crossrail. With employers such as Bechtel, PB, Balfours and Mace, he has a portfolio of different roles under his belt from design and construction management, commercial and project management to six sigma and project controls to name a few.

He is a Fellow with the Institution of Civil Engineers, the APM as well as the Guild of Project Controls. He’s also a Supervising Civil Engineer, very keen skier, loves triathlon, cycling and running.

- Programme Controls Director for Crossrail, UK

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break (for Exhibitor ONLY) @Highbury

12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 13:10 PM

Lunch Break (for delegates ONLY) @Highbury and 49ers

13:15 PM

13:15 PM - 14:00 PM

Session P4 : Tideway - Transforming the Thames

Speaker :

Niall Faris
Project Controls Leader
Tideway, UK
 

Niall Faris is a Project Controls Leader with experience on large infrastructure and civil engineering programmes. He is currently working on a mega-programme in London – Thames Tideway, a 25km tunneling project to prevent the pollution of the Thames and to support London’s growing population. Niall has previously worked in the Financial Services, IT, Transport, Consulting and Water sectors. Niall was awarded the Insight Industry Innovation Award in Washington last year for his work on Tideway.

- Project Controls Leader for Tideway, UK

14:10 PM

14:10 PM - 14:55 PM

Session P5 : Governance: An Enabler?

Speakers :

Danny Vaughan
Head of Metrolink
TfGM, UK
 

Danny is an expert in Light Rail Engineering, Asset Management and Operations. He has worked on projects in Australia, Ireland and the UK in consulting, public sector and private sector organisations.

While primarily focussed on delivering excellence in Operations, Maintenance and Customer Service, Danny has spent most of his career introducing new light rail and tram infrastructure into passenger service.

Danny has spent the last 4 years in TfGM leading the Metrolink operation through a significant phase of expansion and transformation. He has assumed the role of “Head of Metrolink”, taking over from Peter Cushing, who retired earlier this year.

He oversaw changes in Metrolink such as the introduction of a new Operator in 2017 and is instrumental in bringing into service of the new Trafford Park Line in 2020. Danny takes an active part in leading industry bodies such as the UITP Light Rail Committee and UK Tram.

- Head of Metrolink for TfGM, UK
Ian Beaumont
Delivery Partner Programme Director
WSP, UK
 

Ian is WSP’s Delivery Partner Programme Director for the £2bn Metrolink programme. He has 29 years’ experience in the Construction, and Civil Engineering Industries, spanning, infrastructure, heavy civil engineering, education, power, rail, commercial, health care, residential, power generation, dredging, marine works, jetty and wharf construction, bridge construction and highways sectors. Ian has worked on some flagship Major and Mega projects both domestically and internationally, and has worked contractor and client side, as strategic execution partner and currently as a director of a major global construction, project management and engineering consultancy.

Ian is a member of the Association for Project Management, a Chartered Builder and a Chartered Construction Manager.

- Delivery Partner Programme Director for WSP, UK

14:55 PM

14:55 PM - 15:10 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break @ Highbury and 49ers

15:15 PM

15:15 PM - 15:55 PM

Session P6 : Project Control Staff – Make or Buy?

Speaker :

Simon Springate
Global Manager of Talent, Project Controls
CH2M
 

Simon Springate is Global Manager of Talent, Project Controls for CH2M - State & Local Government Sector. Simon is responsible for senior Project Control staff across CH2M. Simon joined CH2M in 2014 after leading Project Controls in AngloGold Ashanti (Continental Africa Region) including a spell on a Gold mine in Ghana. Before that it was 2 years in Qatar as Project Controls Director for Qatar Rail, a $35B programme to build Qatar’s entire rail infrastructure. This followed 20 years in London Underground on Planning and Earned Value Management systems monitoring £1B of annual capital investment. His first project was on Naval Sonar and he now has over 35 years’ of delivery and management experience. Throughout his career Simon has supported the development of the project profession through active membership of the APM, the Guild of Project Controls, PMI and CPM (College of Performance Management).

- Global Manager of Talent, Project Controls for CH2M

16:00 PM

16:00 PM - 16:45 PM

Session P7 : Next Generation Planning for Mega Projects

Speaker :

Dr. Dan Patterson
CEO and Founder
Basis PM
 

Globally recognized project analytics thought leader and software entrepreneur. With 20+ years of experience & several highly successful Project Management software companies under his belt, Dan has a unique combination of solution innovation combined with extensive project management experience including advanced scheduling, risk management, project analytics & artificial intelligence. The culmination of this experience has lead Dan to create a new company, BASIS, focused on taking an evolutionary step forward in planning.

Dan drives a reputation for making complex business challenges simple and this is reflected in his passion for software usability and innovation. Dan was recently awarded Project Management Innovation of the Year. Prior to BASIS, Dan founded Acumen which was acquired by Deltek in 2013. Acumen achieved a high ranking on the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies list as well as being recognized as one of Austin, TX’s fastest growing companies.

- CEO and Founder for Basis PM

16:45 PM

16:45 PM - 17:00 PM

Wrap up and Audience Q & A @ Royal Oak Suite

08:00 AM

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration, Coffee and light breakfast @ Highbury Suite (Partners Showcase zone)

09:40 AM

09:40 AM - 11:30 AM

Session B1 : To be announced

Speakers :

Paul Kidston
Director of Project Controls
Costain Group PLC, UK
 

Paul Kidston is currently the Project Controls Director for Costain. He has spent the last 15 years in leadership roles in the field of project controls and planning. Prior to that Paul was a Project Manager and has worked on many iconic construction projects including the rebuilding of the Tottenham Court Road Station, Crossrail, Smithfield Market and Paddington Station. Paul is the lead author of the APM’s best selling book, “Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control” published in 2015

- Director of Project Controls for Costain Group PLC, UK
Shane Forth
Director of PMO
Costain Natural Resources, UK
 

Shane Forth is Director of PMO for Costain Natural Resources, a Fellow of both APM and ACostE and an MSP Registered Practitioner, Shane has 41 years’ experience in Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Power & Process industries and is recognised externally by customers, peers and professional bodies as a project controls expert, sitting on national professional, technical and academic working groups. He has an MSc in Project Management awarded in 2013 from University of Manchester, and won the Stephen Wearne award for best overall performance followed by national acclaim, winning the APM Geoffrey Trimble award for best Master’s post-graduate dissertation.

For the last 24 years, Shane has provided strategic and functional leadership in Project Management and Controls as a member of .senior leadership team at both global and divisional level including responsibility for the development and continuous improvement of project management assurance and project controls processes and systems. In the development of project controls people resource and competency to meet business needs, Shane has specified and delivered training through company Project Management Academies and been a driving force in the implementation of national project controls apprenticeship and graduate programmes, for which he has been honoured twice by the ECITB including winner of a national award for individual leadership and significant contribution to training and development. Shane is currently Chair of the employer-led group that has developed the Level 3 Project Controls Technician Trailblazer apprenticeship programme and is currently developing a higher level programme.

- Director of PMO for Costain Natural Resources, UK

10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Mid-Morning Coffee Break @Highbury and 49ers

10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Coffee Break @ WM Club

11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Session B2 : Economic Value Chains - costing the impact of risk

Speakers :

Colin Sandall
Senior Consultant
QinetiQ, UK
 

Colin is an Operational Analyst with over 25 years’ experience in Defence, with DRA, DERA, Dstl and QinetiQ. Colin’s costing experience includes cost-benefit analysis for the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA), Joint Combat Aircraft, Joint Operational Fuel System, Typhoon, Storm Shadow and the Army Recruiting Partnering Project. Other experience includes work for the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Army, US DOD and the Canadian Coastguard.

Colin was, for two years, the lead software engineer for the US Operating and Support Cost Analysis Model (OSCAM) models and delivered OSCAM training courses to the US DoD, US Coastguard and Industry in Washington DC and Southern Maryland.
Benefit (or unintended detriment) of technical, procedural or personnel changes can be assessed.

- Senior Consultant for QinetiQ, UK
Peter Tart
Senior Consultant
QinetiQ, UK
 

Peter is a senior consultant with a proven record of providing excellent decision support. He has 20 years’ experience in operational research and statistical analysis, gained primarily within the defence industry. Peter specialises in benefits analysis, soft-OA techniques and MOD business cases. Peter’s knowledge includes Balance of Investment (BoI) and option assessment methods (including Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and Data Envelopment Analysis), as well as development of bespoke cost capability trade methods.

Peter lead the Operating and Support Cost Analysis Model (OSCAM) development and training team, delivering model enhancements to the US DoD for Ship and Air cost models. Peter has delivered numerous high quality OSCAM training courses to the US DoD, US Coastguard and Industry in Washington DC and Southern Maryland.

- Senior Consultant for QinetiQ, UK

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break (for Exhibitor ONLY) @Highbury

12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 13:10 PM

Lunch Break (for delegates ONLY) @Highbury and 49ers

12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 13:10 PM

Lunch Break (12:30 - 13:10) @ WM Club (Restricted to Back to Basics Zone delegates ONLY)

13:15 PM

13:15 PM - 14:00 PM

Session B3 : Managing the risk of change

Speaker :

Simon White
Risk Management Consultant
Trigo White Ltd, UK
 

Simon is a risk management consultant with over 20 years’ experience in helping organisations to understand and manage risk to their projects’ schedule and cost.

He has worked in a wide variety of industries and major projects, and spent two years as UK Risk Analyst for ConocoPhillips, before which he was Senior Consultant and trainer for Pertmaster, Primavera and Oracle.

Simon is recognised as one of the leading practitioners of risk management and analysis, and strives for clarity and pragmatism in his work. He uses methods that allow probabilistic models to be interrogated and understood by project teams and senior management, which helps ensure that risk assessments are reasonable representations of reality, and that they add value by setting and justifying reasonable expectation and positive management action

Simon has also designed and built commercial risk software (including as a contributing architect to Primavera Risk Analysis / Pertmaster), and continues to develop tools for more practical valuable project and business risk management.

- Risk Management Consultant for Trigo White Ltd, UK

14:10 PM

14:10 PM - 14:55 PM

Session B4 : NEC4: Evolution of the ECC

Speaker :

Ben Walker
NEC4 Drafter & Consultant, CEO
CEMAR
 

Ben has 16 years’ experience working within the construction industry and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has managed a variety of construction and maintenance contracts. In 2005 Ben founded the cloud-based CEMAR system, currently administering over £60 billion of the UK’s strategic infrastructure programme.

Ben is a member of the NEC4 drafting team. He has lectured extensively on NEC since 2008 as a tutor for Thomas Telford Limited. Since 2012 Ben has worked as an examiner for the ICE Law and Contract Management Examinations.

- NEC4 Drafter & Consultant, CEO for CEMAR

14:55 PM

14:55 PM - 15:10 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break @ Highbury and 49ers

14:55 PM

14:55 PM - 15:10 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break @ WM Club

15:15 PM

15:15 PM - 15:55 PM

Session B5 : Navigating BIM waters

Speaker :

Natacha Redon
Associate / BIM Lead
Identity Consult, UK
 

Natacha Redon is an award-winning project manager, Associate / BIM Lead for Identity Consult, and committee member of the Association for Project Management’s North East Branch. Natacha has worked across Europe as a project manager, and decided to explore Building Information Modelling amongst other best practices as they started emerging. Believing that BIM supports efficiency, risk management and improves communication, she started delivering specialist BIM services in 2013. Now delivering those in parallel to information management and ‘standard’ project management services, Natacha works to educate and support clients through the BIM journey whilst guiding project teams to successful implementations benefiting all parties. Natacha’s current projects include Lancaster University’s first BIM projects, each worth other £40m.

- Associate / BIM Lead for Identity Consult, UK

16:00 PM

16:00 PM - 16:45 PM

Session B6 : Managing Changes on a Capital Programme

Speaker :

Iain Cameron
Technical Director
LogiKal Projects, UK
 

Iain is a commercially aware Chartered Engineer with practical project management experience and competence, and a flair for problem solving, planning, and communication applied to business and programme management. Experienced in the application of BIM to cost management, across construction, civil engineering, rail and highways sectors.

Iain’s achievements include developing and implementing best practice project management processes and systems for all Westinghouse Rail System projects, improving the company’s efficiency and profitability. He led the implementation of the iTWO 5D Cost Management solution for a major Oil & Gas supplier, he negotiated and implemented changes to the sequence of works for an infrastructure project that saved the client over £3 million. Iain is a highly effective principle consultant who has experience performing a range of project management roles across multiple sectors. His knowledge of engineering and project delivery is complemented by his impressive academic and professional qualifications.

- Technical Director for LogiKal Projects, UK

16:00 PM

16:00 PM - 16:45 PM

Session B7 : Balancing Burdens of Proof in Dispute Avoidance and Resolution

Speaker :

Ari Isaacs
Founder and CEO
ShapeDo, Israel
 

Ari Isaacs, co-founder and CEO of ShapeDo, consults for major national and international construction and infrastructure projects where he has developed a deep knowledge of dispute avoidance and resolution. Ari helped parties in conflict to resolve disputes leveraging technology and using processes and procedures he has designed and put in place to ensure effective project controls and delivery. ShapeDo specializes in drawing-driven distressed project recovery, delay analysis and dispute avoidance and resolution.

- Founder and CEO for ShapeDo, Israel

16:45 PM

16:45 PM - 17:00 PM

Wrap up and Audience Q & A @ Royal Oak Suite

17:05 PM

17:05 PM - 18:45 PM

Evening Social @ Highbury Suite offering final opportunity to network with pint of beer, wine and soft drinks. Open to ALL

18:05 PM

18:05 PM - 18:45 PM

Stadium tour

19:00 PM

19:00 PM - 22:00 PM

Exclusive Dinner @ Diamond Club hosted for Speakers, Sponsors and pre-registered guests/delegates.