Rob McKinney

Rob McKinney, AKA the ConAppGuru, is a part of the Rhumbix Field Marketing and Business Development team.
He is a pioneering Construction Technologist that works with apps every day to better understand how they can improve workflows in the Construction Industry. His blog site www.conappguru.com contains reviews on current construction technology solutions.

Rob now assists contractors with improving their productivity by utilizing technology such as Rhumbix.

Rob is a founding member of the ConTechCrew podcast and speaks on annual basis at conferences across the United States.

When he is not on the road at events he enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, trying out a new BBQ recipe or sampling a local craft brew!

Sam Lamonica

Mr. Lamonica is Vice President / Chief Information Officer for Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest privately held electrical contractor. Rosendin Electric has over 5,000 office and field employees and yearly revenue of close to $2 Billion. He is responsible for the companies’ Information System Organization as well as Archives/Records Management.

Prior to joining Rosendin Electric, Mr. Lamonica held the position of CIO at Rudolph and Sletten Construction, one of the largest California based General Contracting and Construction firms.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco.
Mr. Lamonica was selected as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012, and as a finalist in the inaugural Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times 2012 Bay Area Best CIO Awards.

Kristopher M. Lengieza

Kristopher M. Lengieza, is the Director of Business Development, Marketplace at Procore Technologies. The marketplace team oversees the development of partnerships and integrations built upon the Procore platform. Kris has been a long time construction technology evangelist and continues to push the construction industry forward. Prior to working at Procore, Kris was the Vice President of Operational Excellence at Stiles Corporation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Kris oversaw a team that leads many initiatives including Quality, Safety, Innovation, Training, VDC, and Financials. Kris has also been instrumental in the implementation of VDC, LEAN and LEED principles at several other companies over the course of his career.

Kris has earned a multitude of awards for his work and has been nationally recognized as one of the top 40 construction professionals under 40 by ENR and BD&C. He is constantly seeking to further the use of technology and foster innovation in the construction industry. As such, Kris has been a sought-after speaker for national conferences including Autodesk University, BIMForum, Ecobuild, SPAR and many other regional events. More importantly, Kris is always willing to volunteer and share his knowledge and has taught for numerous organizations over the past 5 years, including AGC and AIA to name a few. Kris earned his Civil engineering degree in 2004, from Lehigh University.

Mark Baker

As the leader of Faith’s business technology, Mark is focused on identifying and facilitating significant cross-functional improvements in collaboration with a network of leadership, operational, and admin group peers. He is effective at bridging the language of business and technology with a strong vision of what is possible through the practical use of leading technology solutions.

Mark has over 30 years of experience centered in process, people, and technology improvement projects across service, distribution, construction, and manufacturing organizations.  Prior to joining Faith Technologies (a leading electrical, engineering and technology systems contractor), Mark has worked for Wipfli, LLP, Ernst & Young, McGladrey, Marshall Erdman and Associates, and Amoco Corporation (now part BP).

Mark as a B.B.A. in Accounting from UW Whitewater and MBA Degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives in the Madison, Wisconsin area and is passionate about cycling the beautiful backroads of Wisconsin. He enjoys nothing more than a Saturday watching the University of Wisconsin Badgers play football or an evening at the theatre.  He is happy to note that his wife is equally invested in these activities too.

Matt Lamb

Matt has been working in the construction industry in one capacity or another for the last 20 years. Currently he is the IT Director of Client Services at Rosendin Electric and is focused on brining new technology to the business and the construction industry as a whole. With his experience working for both a General Contractor and a Specialty Contractor he has been able to help mesh construction processes with new technology so that they are usable and functional for all.

Burcin Kaplanoglu

Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu is a recognized industry technologist, thought leader, keynote speaker. He is leading Industry Strategy and Innovation at Oracle’s Global Construction and Engineering business unit and co-founder of Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab.

Burcin joined Oracle 1.5 years ago and he was Vice President, Director of Operations at Lendlease where worked for 16 years. He frequently speaks and publishes articles related to Internet of Things (IoT), disruption of CE, investments and construction technology in industry publications. He was named one of Engineering News Record’s “Top 20 Contributors Under 40” in 2016. He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering since 2008.

Nathan Wood

Nathan Wood is an innovation influencer across the global Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Nathan’s experience with Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Lean process improvement, and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) has led him to understand how even proven technology can produce failed results when teams neglect to address changes in process, culture, and incentive.

As Executive Director of the Construction Progress Coalition (ConstructionProgress.org), Nathan blends his passion for transparent collaboration with a real-world skepticism to propose new project delivery standards for the digital age of design and construction. When not fighting for open standards, Nathan supports AEC organizations and project teams on their digital transformation journey as Chief Enabling Officer of SpectrumAEC.

Jeff Sample

With a strong background in software development, Jeff has spent the past 20 years guiding companies on the transformative value of technology. His depth of IT experience in a variety of industries and his passion for outdoor adventures and Ironman competitions has made Jeff widely known as the “The Ironman of IT.” He is a popular speaker and vocal thought leader in construction, spending much of his time educating on a variety of topics to better the industry as a whole.

Eli Share

Eli Share has extensive background in all aspects of an IoT applications. He has worked on industrial and consumer grade solutions with various IoT platforms. His technical knowledge from device through application layer helps Eli to coordinate full stack implementation. His main focus today is on IoT services and solutions for construction sites. Currently, Eli leads IoT activities for Bosch Power Tools in North America.

Mike Fraser

As the Vice President of Business Development, Mike is responsible for overseeing strategic partnerships, technical integrations, channel partnerships and insurance strategy. Mike has over 10 years of experience in sales, product development, and commercial strategy for technical products in both North American and Latin American markets. Prior to joining Triax, Mike worked for Bloomberg LP in Business Development for Portfolio and Index Product Solutions. Mike graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in History.

Jennifer Suerth

As vice president of technical services at Pepper Construction, Jen provides strategic direction for the company with regard to Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), laser scanning, virtual reality and other technical services specialties. She serves as a key advisor to project teams on constructability and implementation strategies throughout the early stages of project design and development, as well as providing leadership on construction, fabrication and facility management.

Jen has more than 12 years of experience in architecture, engineering and construction.

She is a leader in the Chicago virtual construction community, speaking frequently and running workshops educating others on BIM. She has been recognized among 2017 BD+C’s 40 Under 40, Builtworlds Top 50 Technology Adoptions Leaders of 2017, 2016 Women in Construction by Constructech Magazine, Chicago Building Congress Future Leaders and ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40.

Jen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture, Structures, both from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bill Wagner

Bill Wagner is an experienced marketing professional and thought leader who is passionate about driving growth and creating great experiences for customers. He has a long track record of successfully generating leading strategy for businesses by applying cutting-edge best practices from the worlds of business, science, marketing and economics in a way that scales into all companies, both large and small. Bill has experience working with start-ups, mid-size, and Fortune Global 500 firms including ABB, Badger Meter, Direct Supply and ARI Network Services. His areas of expertise include: product portfolio management, strategic planning, corporate and competitive research, communications strategy, advertising, public relations, brand platform development, data science and e-business.

Bill is also the Past President of the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Marketing Association and is a sought-after speaker on the topics of digital disruption, business strategy and the impact of digital experiences on the customer journey. He has recently informed audiences as a featured presenter to the Equipment Dealers Association, American Marketing Association, Product Camp during Milwaukee StartUp Week, Milwaukee Product Brew, and the YPO Construction and Technology Networks.

Bill is responsible for strategic leadership of Penta’s software products portfolio by focusing on developing solutions that meet the unique needs of key stakeholders at labor-intensive specialty contracting firms across multiple markets.

Ryan Hale

Ryan Hale is the Chief Information Officer and Director of Strategic Initiatives at Lithko Contracting, one of the largest commercial concrete construction companies in the United States. He is responsible for the strategy, implementation, and adoption of technology and process improvement initiatives. Through these initiatives, Ryan and his team strive to provide timely and accurate information to stakeholders so they can make informed decisions.

Prior to joining the Lithko Contracting team, Ryan served in leadership roles within global consulting and manufacturing organizations where he helped solve complex procurement, supply chain, and manufacturing challenges.  He earned his Bachelor degree from the Ohio State University, his MBA from the University of Cincinnati, and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Benjamin Crosby

Benjamin Crosby, CM-BIM, CM-Lean, CCM, LEED AP BD+C, is passionate about building and education. He earned a Construction Management Degree with Math and Physics Minors, from Brigham Young University, is a member of the BIMForum LOD Core Group, AGC IT Forum Steering Committee, CMAA Professional Development Committee, and instructs the AGC BIM and Lean Education Programs. As a builder educator, he motivates people to how to improve their projects and careers.

Family is an important part of his life and Benjamin has been married to Bethany for 18 years and they have 7 children together.  Benjamin started in construction on a framing crew building custom homes, then moved into management of large projects with an emphasis on electronic project management and scheduling.  He tried something different for 2 years and taught High School in Arizona, then returned to general construction and construction management in 2006. Then as BIM emerged, he has fully engaged in Virtual Design and Construction.  As Director of VDC, Benjamin has overseen implementation of VDC for over 300 projects, has had significant influence in his companies Lean journey, and is currently the Yates Companies productivity champion.

Margarethe Pfeffer

Margarethe Pfeffer has spent the last 20 years working in Information Technology, Margarethe is transformation centric and is recognized for her strengths to see solutions end-to-end, then gather and synthesis data to provide value. Currently, she is a leader in Technology & Innovation at DPR Construction responsible for IT assets, Mobility and the “human side” of Cybersecurity. Prior to DPR, Margarethe was at Hewlett-Packard for 15-years (Senior IT Development Manager, Data & Enterprise Architecture Manager, Global Release Manager & OPS Support Manager)

Margarethe has a passion for Youth Leadership and has been involved with Rotary for the past 20-years in their Youth Programs.

She lives in San Jose, California and has 2 sons. Margarethe enjoys gardening, hiking and red wine.

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Christian Burger

Christian Burger is principal of Burger Consulting Group (BCG), an independent consulting firm based in the Chicago-area that concentrates exclusively on IT strategy and tactics for the construction industry.
Christian has worked with contractors for more than 20 years on software selections, implementation management, IT strategy and the planning and evaluation of current systems. He started his career in construction as a senior systems consultant at FMI, and after eight years continued as a Client Manager for JD Edwards & Company. In July 1994, he launched BCG.

Christian is a frequent speaker at industry events, and contributes articles on technology in the construction industry to numerous industry publications. Additionally, he teaches the technology course for Northwestern University’s Master of Project Management (MPM) program through the Engineering school.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ball State University, and a Master of Arts from Northwestern University.

Mark DeVolder

To Mark DeVolder, adaptability, innovation and resilience are essential to success in a world of exponential change. As such, he‘s dedicated his career to equipping and motivating leaders to harness the hurricane of change.


Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions. In demand as a keynote speaker, consultant and mediator, Mark prepares people for change. Often in the spotlight for high profile transitions, Mark offered guidance for the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program, helped Colombian business leaders adapt to the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement and has coached industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, some as large as $50 billion dollars.

As an internationally acclaimed speaker, Mark has received the Top 5 Speaker Award in Business Management, Top 10 Speakers in Change Management and the Top 25 Speakers Award three years running.

DeVolder’s client list is impressive: NASA, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, GE, Siemens, Marriott International, Genentech, Medtronic, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, PWC, Verizon, RE/MAX, BP Oil and Monsanto, to name a few. Mark has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to London, and from Istanbul to Barcelona.

Dr. DeVolder is the author of “Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement” and “Unity in Diversity Through Synergy.”

Mark DeVolder is a top-rated keynote speaker on change, innovation, engagement and resilience. He engages audiences the moment he steps on stage. Mark not only inspires, but audiences leave with actionable strategies and practical tools to drive sustainable outcomes.

Mark’s mission and passion is to help people and organizations adapt boldly, nimbly and quickly in the midst of exponential change.

Dennis Heinle

Dennis Heinle is an technology professional with more than 20 years experience. For the last 17 years in the construction industry as the Director of IT for Guarantee Electrical. Dennis has been instrumental in driving adoption of technology in the company and in the transformation to the cloud. In 2018 Dennis and his team received the Viewpoint Technology Award for a very quick and successful migration to the cloud. Dennis is strong believer in the quote from Walt Disney "The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." Dennis is married, has 5 children, likes to travel, and has a passion for personal finance.

Travis Voss

Travis converted to the construction industry almost 4 years ago. He has spent years in software development, focusing on getting data in the hands of the people who need it. This is a mindset he brings to construction now as the Technology Manager at Mechanical, Inc.


His goal is to help Mechanical leverage new technologies and evangelize the concept of open data standards, so project teams can share information seamlessly through the different stakeholders and platforms needed to execute a building project successfully. He may be new to construction, but he is intensely passionate about helping the industry get better as a whole.

Steven Mulka

As one of the founding partners of SIS Software, Steven Mulka, has utilized 20+ years of technology and business experience to help construction companies align their technology investments with their business goals and strategies. Steven is the SIS Microsoft SharePoint Practice Manager and Product Manager for Compass, the SIS project management software solution powered by Microsoft SharePoint.

Steven is a long standing member of the AGC IT Steering Committee and frequent speaker at many AGC events around the county.  Steven has been working on the AGC XML initiative and recently participated in the AGC National convention showcasing how AGC XML can dramatically reduce the administrative cost of executing a construction project.

Steven is passionate about the impact that information technology can make towards increasing the efficiency and profitability of a business.

Alison Hart

Alison Hart is the Manager of Project Solutions at Mortenson. Alison supports and partners with Mortenson project teams to ensure they have the right field focused processes, tools, and knowledge to provide proactive construction execution for all stakeholders to be successful. Alison has been in the Construction Industry for more than 20 years in various Project Management & Technology roles, before joining the Mortenson Team in 2016.

Brent Cranmer

Brent Cranmer has 24+ years’ experience applying technology-driven change and transformation across multiple industries in several leadership roles. For the last 13+ years, his teams have designed, built and run multiple cloud-based solutions to streamline/optimize IT infrastructure, operations, and application services. The outcome of those cloud-based solutions helped the business align their technology investments with business goals and objectives in a manner that enables their technology maturity/capability to be a differentiator in the markets and industries they compete.

In my role at ISEC, I have been charged to help our business pivot by digitizing processes from pre-construction to the field. This means rethinking and challenging the paper-driven processes that are still predominant in our industry despite the numerous technology advancements that have eliminated the physical paper. Until then we are still in the "document exchange" business where data is siloed and managed in proprietary systems and applications that are also separated from and/or duplicated in our drawings and models. Instead, we should be in the "information aligning & sharing" business that I believe could unlock untold capacity and capabilities in our organizations while leading to greater transparency, less risk, and better performance in the operating models between owners, architects, general contractors, and sub-contractors.

Andrea Ceballos

Andrea Ceballos works in sunny Naples, Florida for DeAngelis Diamond, an innovative, award winning, national construction management firm, specializing in commercial and multi-family construction. She received her degree in Accounting and Business Management from Santa Rosa De Viterbo in Argentina, where she lived for 12 years before returning to the U.S.


Andrea has over 18 years of construction experience and is currently the Director of Project Support Specialists, where she oversees the project support team. Applying her Procore Certification, Andrea utilizes Procore’s construction management software daily to work magic behind the scenes to keep the DeAngelis Diamond project teams running smoothly.

Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams is the Director of Construction Technology at Alberici Group in St. Louis, Missouri. In his twelve years at Alberici, Brooks has been responsible for the successful implementation of various large-scale construction technology solutions across all of Alberici’s diverse markets. Brooks was also responsible for kicking-off and developing Alberici’s VDC program. As Director of Construction Technology, Brooks is responsible for researching emerging technologies, managing the evaluation and selection process, ensuring successful implementation, and overseeing integrations. Throughout his career in construction, Brooks has demonstrated a passion for technology and its practical application to improving construction processes.

Fred R Meeske

Fred Meeske is the corporate director for BIM services at Rosendin Electric. A 100% employee owned electrical contracting and design firm with offices worldwide. Rosendin Electric offers a full range of electrical installation and design services such as. Biotech/Pharmaceutical, Data Centers, Education, Entertainment, Heavy Industrial, Hotels, High Tech, Healthcare, Solar, Wind, Institutional & Telecom.

His current role within the organization is to work with other company leadership to aid in technology development, training and implementation for company staff, promote the adoption and use for best practices along with providing the technical support staff to carry out the companywide BIM modeling and project coordination initiatives.

Over his 36-year electrical career, he has held many positions from installing the electrical systems, to preconstruction services, estimating, field operations, division manager & company owner. He is very passionate about the electrical industry and working with others to improve utilization of technology to reduce field installation costs and improve customer satisfaction. Fred is married, resides in Gilbert AZ and has three children, Gabrielle, John and David.

Richard Volack

Richard Volack is a Partner in the Construction Law group at Peckar & Abramson and Chair of the firm’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy practice. He counsels some of the country’s largest general contractors, construction managers, and owners in all aspects of construction dispute resolution, including claims involving breach of contract, construction defects, design defects, schedule-and-impact delays, mechanic’s liens, surety bonds and insurance, and counsels clients in all matters concerning cyber security and data privacy.

Mr. Volack’s practice encompasses dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and, when necessary, litigation. He also counsels clients on litigation avoidance practices, risk management, project planning and contract negotiation in relation to construction projects, both in both domestic and international settings.

He is a frequent lecturer on construction insurance, risk management, the New York Mechanic’s Lien Law, e-discovery and electronically stored information (ESI) issues as they relate to construction litigation.

Mr. Volack is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Connecticut. He is the past chairman and past secretary of the Construction Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and a member of the Construction Law section of the American Bar Association.

He received his bachelor of science from the University of Scranton, a master of arts degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Policy at Syracuse University and his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, where he served as the business editor for the Journal of International Law and Commerce.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith is Director of Product Management and leads the development of the Field Management, HR Management and Financial Controls products. Prior to joining Viewpoint, Michael was the cofounder of Keystyle Data Solutions. He has also authored two construction books.

Scott Rosenbloom

Scott Rosenbloom is Vice President of Viewpoint Analytics where he leads the corporate wide strategy leveraging data to solve real world problems in the construction industry. Prior to Scott's current role, he headed up product strategy for Viewpoint's Spectrum Construction ERP solution and previously had product strategy roles at Microsoft focused on cloud, mission-critical applications and business intelligence.