Program Keynote Speakers

Moderator: Randy George

Chapter President, PMI-SAC

Randy George is a manufacturing and industrial project and operations manager and instructor with 40 years of accumulated experience in the rail and energy sectors. Throughout his career, he has worked predominately in Canada for Class 1 railroads and large corporations on projects involving rail equipment maintenance, renovation and new builds during the front end, detailed engineering, ... Read More

Panelist: Dale Beard

Co-founder & CEO, Intelliwave Technologies Inc.

Dale is an entrepreneur in the construction technology industry where he helped to start and lead a construction cloud software company with corporate offices located out of Edmonton, Alberta. Today that same company, Intelliwave Technologies, has become a global leader in the tracking of construction resources including project materials, equipment, and workforce for industrial, ... Read More

Panelist: Dr. David Ross

President & Chief Executive Officer, SAIT

Dr. David Ross joined SAIT in 2013, becoming its 16th President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A passionate leader in post-secondary education dedicated to promoting student success, Dr. Ross has a reputation for innovation in applied education. Under Dr. Ross’ leadership, SAIT has become Alberta’s third largest post-secondary institution well known for its action-based ... Read More

Kindra Howard

Principal, Hooligan Consulting

Kindra Howard has a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP). Kindra has been consulting for over 10 years and has led several multi-million dollar, international projects for a variety of clients in BC and Alberta. She ... Read More

Gregor Jeffrey

Expert on the Neuroscience of Communication

So many of us struggle with communication in our work or in our personal lives. Gregor Jeffrey’s own challenges with communication led him to a remarkable discovery — that the key to connecting with others and achieving influence can be found in science. In his award-winning keynote talk, Gregor Jeffrey proves that there is an incredibly simple way to truly engage our audience every time we ... Read More

Panelist: Bill Black

President, Calgary Construction Association

Bill has been involved in the design and construction industry for nearly 4 decades in a broad variety of roles and industry segments. Through his diverse network of industry practitioners and thought leaders, he is a fixture in the CCA community and the industry at large.  Bill is known for his ability to take all situations in stride, and uses his experience, and built-in resilience to ... Read More

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