CFTA'19 Agenda-at-a-Glance


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Monday, July 29th: CFTA Board of Directors, Officers, and Business
9:30 - 5:00 PM  CFTA Board of Directors Meeting | Strategic Planning 
Tuesday, July 30th : Pre-Conference Session (paid registration required)
7:30 - 5:00 PM  Registration 
7:30 - 8:30 AM  Breakfast

8:30 - 10 AM

 HID Global - Location Services:
 Optimizing your Facilities Utilization
 Based on Assets and Personnel
 Locating Devices
Taylor Breihan, Global Business Development Manaer, HID Global
 Autodesk / CADD Micro - BIM Two-
 Part Series: Part 1: Classify Part 2: Validate
TJ Meehan, VP of Professional Services, CADD Micro Systems
10:00 - 10:30 AM Switch Break


10:30 AM - 12 PM

 FM:Systems The Future of Smart
 Campus Buildings and Integrated
 Campus Workplace Solutions
Brian Haines, VP of Strategy, FM:Systems
 AutoDesk  -  Leveraging Your models for Technician Wayfinding and Work Order Management Mark Mergenschroer, Customer Success Engineer, Autodesk 
12:00 - 1:00 PM  Lunch 



1:00 - 2:30 PM

 IMAGINiT - Improve Work Order
 Management with Model Data
Mark Mergenschroer, Customer Success Engineer, Autodesk Peter Costanzo, Director of Facilities Management, IMAGINiT
 Planon - IoT for Campus
Jay Shah, Solutions Architect, Planon
Jennifer Fittz, Business Manager-Higher Education, Planon
 2:30 - 3:00 PM Switch Break
 3:00 - 4:30 PM  AutoCAD Tips and Tricks! with Lynn
Lynn Allen, Global Technology Evangelist
 3:00 - 4:30 PM  Esri - ArcGIS Indoors: Enable,
 Engage, & Empower Students, Staff
 and Visitors at Your Campus
Patrick Wallis, Indoors and Facilities Practice Lead, Esri
5:30 - 7:30 PM  Welcome Reception 
Wednesday, July 31st: Day 1 CFTA Conference


7:00 - 8:00 AM


8 - 8:25 AM
 Presidential Plenary Michelle Ellington, FIS Manager, University of Kentucky
8:25 - 8:30 AM  Local Host Opening Remarks Sue Stewart, Senior IT Manager, University of Texas at Austin
8:30 - 9:15 AM  Featured Keynote: Lynn Allen Lynn Allen, Technology Evangelist
9:15 - 9:30 AM Switch Break

Breakout Sessions
9:30 - 10:15 AM

 Scope and Scale: Condition
 Assessment Innovation and
 Justifiable Capital Plans
 Steven Warshaw, CEO, Intellis
 Leveraging GIS to Organize
 Your Campus Facilities
Stu Rich, CTO, PenBay Solutions 
 The University of Tennessee's 
 Road to BIM
Maria Isabel Martinez, GIS Manager, University of Tennessee 
 Change is good: The Journey of
 One Facilities Management
Pamela Locke, Facilities Information Systems Coordinator, UMass Lowell 
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Spark Session
 CFTA Business Partners
12:00 - 1:00 PM  Lunch, CFTA election
 Member vote

1:00 - 1:45 PM

 STAR Partner Keynote - Planon Blue
 Ribbon Panel
 Larry Barkley, Managing Partner,
 Barkley Consulting Group

 Gretchen Tucker, Facilities 
 Information Services, University of
 Fred Guelen, President of
 North American Operations, Planon

 Moderator: David Karpook, VP of 
 Operations, Planon

Breakout Sessions

2:15 -  3:00 PM


 Document Management's Role in a
 Digitally Connected FM Organization

Lorena Griffin, Facilities Information Services Manager, Michigan State University
Kendra Schroeder, Document Management Administrator, Michigan State University
AriAnne Gilliland, Process Analyst, University of Colorado Boulder

Transform Utilities CAD into GIS

 Sue Stewart, Senior IT
 Manager, University of Texas at
 Kenny Cajas, GIS Analyst,
 University of Texas at Austin
 Zachary Berry, GIS Analyst,
 Technology Resources, University of
 Texas at Austin

 How to Ensure you are Receiving
 High Quality BIM Models

 T.J. Meehan, Vice President of
 Technology Solutions, CADD
 Microsystems, Inc.
 Utilizing Advanced 3D Models in
 Virtual Reality Environments
 Scott Stocking, GISP Founder and
 Principal, GEOLABS, LLC

Breakout Sessions

3:30 - 4:15 PM

 Government Agency Integrates VR,
 EAM, & GIS for Improved Facility
 John Young, Practice Lead,
 Patrick Engineering
 Mapping the University of Hawaii at
 Manoa Campus: Year 2
 Julius Paulo, GIS Coordinator,
 University of Hawaii
 BIM for Owners: Setting the
 Standards to Ensure the Outcome
 Steve Davis, Senior BIM Specialist,
 Modulus Consulting
 Sara Troy, BIM Project Manager,
 Modulus Consulting
 Pepperdine University Consolidates
 Revit Room & Asset Data to Populate
 Gabriel Armas, ASSET MANAGER,
 Pepperdine University Malibu
 Cyril Verley, Architect & President,
 CDV Systems, Inc.
4:15- 4:30 PM Switch Break

Breakout Sessions

4:30 - 5:15 PM

 Housekeeping FTE FM Module
 Mathew A Trickel, Facility
 Planner University
 Housekeeping, North Carolina
 State University
 Transitioning Your Campus Assets to
 Tony Yates, GIS Manager, Langan
 Joe Rosol, Senior GIS Analyst,
 BIM & CAD to FIM: A new model of
 Matt Davoren, President & COO,
 CADD Microsystems
 Implementing/Using Archibus as
 Space Management Solution at
 Stanford University
 Dobie Howard, Manager, Facilities
 Information Services, Stanford
Thursday, August 1st: Day 2 CFTA Conference
7:00 - 8:15 AM  Breakfast  
9:00 - 11:00 AM  Campus Tours 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM  Lunch 
12:15 - 1:00 PM  KEYNOTE: ARC Facilities  Carlo Agnello, Director, Central
 Region, ARC Document Solutions
1:00 - 1:45 PM  All Member Meeting  
1:45 - 2:00 PM Switch Break

Breakout Sessions

2:00 - 2:30 PM

 It Takes a Village: Total Cost of
 Ana Thiemer, Associate
 Director & Co-Chair, The
 University of Texas at Austin

 Toto, I Don’t Think We’re in 2D
 Anymore! The U of A’s Emerging
 3D GIS Framework
 Naveed Ahmed, GIS Application     Developer, University of Arizona
 James Wadsworth, GIS Data Analyst,   University of Arizona
 Utilizing Microsoft HoloLens to
 Verify As-Built Models for an FM-| 
 Capable BIM

 Walid Thabet, President, Virtual
 Facilities Consulting
 Anderson Lewis, Construction 
 Technology Consultant, Procon

 Taking Campus Surveying to the
 Next Dimension
 Andy Burg, Vice President
 Construction, Technology &
 Innovation, Messer Construction
 Brant Fischer, Sr Project Solutions
 Consultant- Quality Division, Messer
 Construction Company

Breakout Sessions

3:00 - 3:30 PM


 Putting Your Data to Work
 DeVon C. Miller, Building
 Commissioning Specialist, Western
 Michigan University
 Mike Crosson, Enterprise Account
 Executive, KGS Buildings, Inc.
 Venue Management via and Indoor
 Mapping Data Format -
 Manik K. Arora, President &
 CEO, Arora Engineers, Inc.
 LOD What?: Realistic BIM
 Expectations From Your A/E/C
 Alex Belkofer, CM-BIM, VDC
 Director, McCarthy Building
 Brian Skripac, CM-BIM, Vice
 Campus Planning: Why a digital
 utility atlas is the key to knowledge
 Michael A. Twohig, Director of
 Subsurface Utility Mapping, DGT
3:30- 3:45 PM Switch Break

Breakout Sessions

3:45 - 4:15  PM

 Increasing Productivity Through   
 Asset Information Collection
 Ken Jordan, Facility Management
 Consultant, AkitaBox


 What’s Behind Door #3?
 Interactive Floorplans at the
 University of Arizona

 Grant McCormick, UA Enterprise
 GIS Manager, University of Arizona
 Brian Alubowicz, Business Analyst,
 Sr., University of Arizona
 Your Campus Guide to Sensors
 and Beacons
 Charlie Newell, Enterprise Accounts
 Director, Space IQ
 Johann Zimmern, Sr. Manager of 
 Vertical Marketing
, Aruba
 Evolution of Field Data Collection
 Methods at UT
 Sue Stewart, Senior IT Manager,
 University of Texas at Austin
 Chris Rivera, GIS Analyst, University
 of Texas at Austin
4:15 - 4:30 Switch Break



Breakout Sessions
4:30 - 5:00 PM 

 Facilities GIS at UNT: Curating
 institutional knowledge, inspiring
 Peter Palacios, Assistant Director,
 University of North Texas
 Digital Twin of Campus via
 integration of BIM with GIS, IoT, FM
 Igor Starkov, CEO, EcoDomus, Inc.
 The Challenges of Capturing Fiber
 Colin Hobson, Director, Open Spatial
5:00 - 6:00 PM    
6:30 - 9 PM  Special Event: Cooper's BBQ with 3
 Chord Rodeo - Live
Friday, August 2nd: Day 3 CFTA Conference 
7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 - 8:45 AM Breakfast Blind Bidding Bonanza! --- RAFFLE
8:45 - 9:00 AM Switch Break
9:00 AM - 12 PM  Unconference  Round-table Discussions
12:00 PM  CFTA Conference Concludes


Join us for a special activity by McCarthy Building Companies during the Friday Unconference:

Enhancing the End Deliverable: A Pull Planning Exercise on Who, What, Where, When for BIM Execution from all Project Stakeholders

--participants will be broken up into participant role groups (Owner, Designer, Builder, Trade Contractor, Vendor, etc.)
--activity will be to review when information from the Owner is most important, most critical, most needed, most desired, etc.
--roles will discuss and “pull plan” activities based on needs and impact to the project and its stakeholders
--duration: 60 min max with Q/A wrap-up


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