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 excess of 1000 (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, UK
 

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, UK

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, UK
 

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, UK
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, California, 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, California, USA

14:10 PM

14:10 PM - 14:55 PM

Session M5 : Benefits Management - Benefits are for Life not just the Business Case

Speaker :

David Liversidge
Principal Consultant
BMT Hi-Q Sigma, UK
 

With over 25 years of ‘hands on’ delivery experience in the Defence and Energy sectors, David is an experienced programme manager and systems engineer with a proven track record in successfully delivering complex projects and programmes both technical and business change. David is a chartered professional engineer and a full member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM). His experience of Systems Engineering and Programme Management has shown him how these two disciplines combine to produce a powerful basis for tackling the delivery of complex, technically driven change programmes at all stages in the life cycle.

David first got involved in Benefits Management in 2000 as part of the MOD’s Smart Acquisition change programme where he helped develop a benefits tracking process and tool for the newly formed Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO). David has put Benefits Realisation Management at the heart of a number of programmes he has been responsible for, including the Land Environment Tactical Communications and Information Systems programme, the System of Systems Approach (SOSA) programme, Maritime Combat Systems Convergence programme and the EDF Carbon Deposition programme.

David lives in Bath with his wife and two boys. David is a keen runner and walker.

- Principal 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.

Founder/owner of NEC People LinkedIn group which is the largest and most successful discussion forum around NEC contracts. Also manages Reachback – the largest Q&A portal for users to ask NEC related questions.

- 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 : Optimising Portfolios and Programmes in an ever changing world

Speaker :

Matthew Ward-Close
Senior Manager
PwC, UK
 

Matthew Ward-Close is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years’ experience in Portfolio, Programme and Project management and consultancy. Matthew has worked on numerous £multi-billion programmes and portfolios in transport and infrastructure, in UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Matthew focuses on portfolio planning and optimisation, helping clients to maximise the benefits and establish the right mix of projects in the portfolio, aligned to strategy. This ranges from portfolio cost reduction initiatives, to implementing new portfolio planning systems and capital governance. Matthew uses advanced portfolio analytics to explore different scenarios and support management decisions on portfolio selection.

Matthew also has extensive experience in programme delivery and partnering roles with Investors, Owners and Delivery Agencies of infrastructure projects, working to establish and plan major infrastructure.

- Senior Manager for PwC, UK

16:55 PM

16:55 PM - 17:30 PM

Panel discussion and Audience Q&A at 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 : Digital Transformation - Its impact on control and productivity

Speaker :

Geoff Roberts
Industry Strategy Director
Oracle Construction and Engineering, UK
 

Geoff Roberts is a Chartered Cost Engineer with more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of project management and project controls. He has been with Oracle Construction and Engineering for 17 years and is currently Director, Strategy (Energy), providing strategic direction, domain expertise and insight around Asset Intensive industries and how they operate to both internal and external customers.

In addition he provides input into the solutions we deliver to our customers ensuring what we offer is best in class and able to support how these organisations deliver projects to time, cost, quality, safely from inception through to scope definition, FID approval, execution, operations and decommissioning. During his time at Oracle he has worked with many of the major Utilities and Oil, Gas and Petrochemical organisations across the globe.

- Industry Strategy Director for Oracle Construction and Engineering, 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 T2 : Integration is key to successful Project Controls

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 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 : ARES PRISM - Integrating Project & Portfolio Management

Speaker :

Lateef Daly
Director of Operations, Europe & Middle East
ARES PRISM, UK
 

Lateef Daly is the Director of Europe & Middle East Operations for ARES Software UK and operates primarily out of their regional headquarters in London’s Canary Wharf business district. From there, he oversees the business unit’s strategy and business development efforts for both regions, ensuring that ARES PRISM continues growing its presence as the industry-standard for project controls software.

His background brings with it over 18 years of project controls, system integration, and program transformation experience. He also brings a breadth of knowledge spanning across multiple industries, from his start spending 6 years working in Pharmaceuticals for Bristol-Myers Squibb. Followed by 8 years working for Bechtel providing a combination of cost engineering, estimating, and earned value cost system implementations in programme locations throughout 7 different states in the US and 3 different countries. While working with Bechtel, he was involved in projects such as the Reagan Test Site in the Marshall Islands, GMD Missile Defence Programme, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, Los Alamos National Labs, and various others as part of their Central Programme Controls and Estimating team based in their Frederick, Maryland headquarters.

Since joining ARES in 2011 he has been involved in PRISM implementations and programme transformations projects for some of Europe and the Middle East’s largest programmes, including High Speed 2 (HS2), Crossrail, TFL / LU, Horizon and Expo 2020 in Dubai. He has helped to drive 100% annual growth across both regions and has played an integral role in growing the London-based office to have a client base that has several hundred users and over £170B worth of scope being successfully managed and delivered through PRISM.

- Director of Operations, Europe & Middle East for ARES PRISM, UK

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

16:55 PM

16:55 PM - 17:30 PM

Panel discussion and Audience Q&A at 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 : Enterprise Scheduling and Risk Management at Los Angeles Metro

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 : National Grids Project Controls Journey – past, present and future

Speakers :

Tim Fenemore
Head of Project Controls
National Grid, UK
 

Tim is Head of Project Controls at National Grid where he leads a team who support control of the £1bn per annum Electricity and Gas capital investment programme across the UK.

Over the past 35 years he has progressed from an apprentice engineer at Rolls-Royce Aero-engines to leadership positions in a variety of projects, programmes and businesses. He has experience stretching across a range of sectors including HS2 (as Director of the Integrated Programme Management Office), Progress Rail Services UK (Managing Director of the largest producer of rail points systems in the UK), Lend Lease Construction (Head of Project Planning & Head of Operations), Network Rail (Programme Manager) and Marconi Telecommunications (Vice President of Process Definition & Improvement).

He is also passionate about helping a community in Burundi (Africa), having founded and run ‘Stand Up & Build Project’ – a charity which has successfully supported building of the first technical school since the civil war.

- Head of Project Controls for National Grid, UK
Sanjay Lodhia
Head of Governance & Assurance
National Grid, UK
 

Sanjay is a civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience in both public and private sector environments within client and contractor roles. His commercial, contract and project controls experience enable him to lead the Governance & Assurance function in National Grid’s project controls department where he manages Capital Delivery’s workbook, risk & compliance and change control teams. He has rapidly implemented a new governance and assurance framework which is now used to monitor delivery performance, provides insight into any delivery issues and also enable transparent reporting from field teams across the UK all the way to the executive team.

- Head of Governance & Assurance for National Grid, UK
Tony Abiad
Head of Estimating & Cost
National Grid, UK
 

Originally graduating as a Civil Engineer Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the Utilities industry from both an operational and managerial aspect. He moved into business development and estimating and created a rapidly expanding contracts department. For the last 12 years Tony has fulfilled the role of Head of Estimating for several large utilities contractors.

Since joining National Grid where he is the Head of Estimating and Cost Department, the team has become the trusted source of all cost estimates within Capital Delivery where it provides support to the wider business including, tender negotiations, cost analysis, benchmarking and reporting and the Regulation team.

- Head of Estimating & Cost for National Grid, UK
Apprentice speakers: Perri Hughes, Oliver Kitching and Danielle Davies

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
 

Mike BSc, Msc MCInstCES, ACIArb AACEi 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 : The rise of the “gigaproject”: from mega to giga and why it matters

Speaker :

Guy Barlow
Global Commercial Director - Connected Cost
Aconex, Phoenix, USA
 

As the Global Commercial Director for Connected Cost, Aconex’s project controls and cost management solution, Guy Barlow is responsible for the overall success of the solution including product, sales, services and marketing.

Prior to joining Aconex, he was Oracle Primavera's Director of Industry Strategy, leading the global go-to market strategy across the energy, engineering & construction and public sector industries.

He has more than 20 years of industry experience working with and marketing to global enterprises. Prior to Aconex and Oracle, Guy worked at BearingPoint (KPMG Consulting), IBM Software, IBM Management Consulting, and PwC.

- Global Commercial Director - Connected Cost for Aconex, Phoenix, USA

16:55 PM

16:55 PM - 17:30 PM

Panel discussion and Audience Q&A at 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 : Governance and Assurance for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

Speaker :

Terri Harrington
Sponsorship Director - Complex Infrastructure Programme (CIP)
Highways England, UK
 

Terri Harrington, who is a visiting Professor at Manchester University, is currently the Sponsorship Director for the Complex Infrastructure Programme, part of Highways England Major Project Portfolio and the sponsor for the three £multi bn projects that currently form the programme.  Terri is also the Project Leader for Project X which is a collaboration between government, industry, the profession and project practitioners to produce high quality evidence based research ( www.bettergovprojects.com )

Following a varied and interesting career that has taken her from being a Tax Inspector; to delivering Major Projects in a number of Government Departments; to leading on creating Insight from Major Project Data in the Infrastructure & Projects Authority, Terri joined Highways England in her current role in May of this year.

- Sponsorship Director - Complex Infrastructure Programme (CIP) for Highways England, UK

10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Mid-Morning Coffee Break @WM Suite

10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session P2 : 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

11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Session P3 : 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

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, Restricted to "Back to Basics" and "Megaprojects Zone") @WM Suite

13:15 PM

13:15 PM - 14:00 PM

Session P4 : Governance and the art of decision making on Crossrail

Speaker :

Walter Macharg
Head of Change Control and Cost Assurance
Crossrail, UK
 

Qualified as Chartered Accountant with a big four firm, then Group Financial Controller for a property and financial services listed PLC. This was followed by ten years as a financial controller in Network Rail, for the Major Stations operation, and latterly for railway construction projects including the King’s Cross Station and Thameslink upgrades. Previously Crossrail’s Head of Financial Control, he moved into Crossrail Programme Controls in 2012, where he established the cost assurance function under the NEC3 contracts, and leads the Programme change process, which controls the high level scope and requirements, and manages delivery budgets.

His specialism is the interface between financial controls and project controls in the support of major project delivery throughout the project lifecycle.

- Head of Change Control and Cost Assurance for Crossrail, UK

14:10 PM

14:10 PM - 14:55 PM

Session P5 : Governance: An Enabler?

Speakers :

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
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

14:55 PM

14:55 PM - 15:10 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break @ WM Suite

15:15 PM

15:15 PM - 15:55 PM

Session P6 : Project Control Staff – Make or Buy?

Speaker :

Mike Laws
Project Controls Manager
CH2M, UK
 

Mike Laws has just completed two and a half years supporting the Crossrail Programme as Head of Reporting and Head of Programme Efficiency. Prior to this, Mike spent 14 years working for the Ministry of Defence, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, completed a MBA and undertook a number of policy, strategy and delivery roles.

- Project Controls Manager for CH2M, UK

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, Texas, USA
 

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, Texas, USA

16:55 PM

16:55 PM - 17:30 PM

Panel discussion and Audience Q&A at 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 B1 : What makes a good plan, and how do you know you’ve got one?

Speaker :

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

10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Mid-Morning Coffee Break @WM Suite

10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

- 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

11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:30 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

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, Restricted to "Back to Basics" and "Megaprojects Zone") @WM Suite

13:15 PM

13:15 PM - 14:00 PM

Session B4 : NEC4: Evolution of the ECC

Speaker :

Ben Walker
NEC4 Contract Drafter, CEO
CEMAR, UK
 

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 Contract Drafter, CEO for CEMAR, UK

14:10 PM

14:10 PM - 14:55 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

14:55 PM

14:55 PM - 15:10 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break @ WM Suite

15:15 PM

15:15 PM - 15:55 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

16:55 PM

16:55 PM - 17:30 PM

Panel discussion and Audience Q&A at Royal Oak Suite

17:30 PM

17:30 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.