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CIFE Summer Program 2023

Event Details:

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - Thursday, June 22, 2023


Stanford University
Mackenzie Room, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center Room 300
475 Via Ortega 3rd Floor
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023
Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Mackenzie Room, Stanford University
+ Online via Zoom

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center Room 300, 475 Via Ortega 3rd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305

Hosted by the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE)


Registration closes on June 19, 2023, at 11 pm PDT - there will be no on-site registration.

Take advantage of the Early Bird prices until May 31, 2023, at 11 pm PST


Wednesday, June 21st: VDC Symposium

Examples and Discussion: High-Performance VDC Metrics

Agenda (PDF Agenda)

07.45 AM - 08.15 AM

Arrival | Light breakfast

08.15 AM - 08.30 AM

Welcome by Martin Fischer

08.30 AM - 10.00 AM

Session 1  | Industrial and Infrastructure

Carlos Delgado Barrio de Mendoza, CEO, CGP Consultores Perú

Stefania Correa, Manager, Alvarez and Marsal

Gunnar Dørheim, VDC Coordinator, VENI AS

Tora Tjensvold, Design manager, BaneNOR

Panel session (20 min).

10.00 AM - 10.20 AM


10.20 AM - 11.40 AM

Session 2 | Engineering Design 

Michael De Martin, CEO, Aicher, De Martin, Zweng AG

Evelyne Jost, VDC Expert, FHNW

Inge Handagard, Leader Digital Transformation, Norconsult

Øystein Løvdal Knutsen, Senior technical advisor at Nye VeierVegard Brå, Project Manager of Project Development at Hent.

Panel session (20 min)

11.40 AM - 12.30 PM


12.30 PM - 01.50 PM

Session 3 | Construction Companies

Henrik Skjørstad, VDC Coordinator, GL Bygg AS

Christian Walle, Design manager, Skanska

Ljupco Stoilov, Head BIM Buildings, Implenia

Yves Serventi, Project development VDC / BIM, ERNE AG Bauunternehmung

Panel session (20 min)

01.50 PM - 02.20 PM


02.20 PM - 03.20 PM

Session 4  | Multi-party integrated VDC

Alexandre Almeida Del Savio, Head of Scientific Research Institute, University of Lima

Antonio Furukawa, Senior Associate, Sasaki

Omar Alfaro, Project Manager, COSAPI

  • Topic "IPD (VDC) implementation | Contractor"

Ricardo Jara Ortiz, Managing Director, VDC Proyectos

Panel session (20 min)

03.20 PM - 03.40 PM


03.40 PM - 05.00 PM

Session 5 | Global perspectives

Peter Scherer, VDC Expert, FHNW

Eilif Hjelseth, Professor in BIM/ Digitalization + VDC at NTNUErik Gjørtz Langørgen, Project Manager at NCCThomas Iversen, Lead VDC manager at NCC.

Calvin Kam, Founder & CEO, Min Song, Associate Director, and Jim BedrickSenior Industry Advisor, Strategic Innovation Building.

Panel session (20 min)

05.00 PM - 05.15 PM

Reflection - Martin Fischer

05.15 PM 

Reception/Networking with Wine & Cheese

Thursday, June 22nd: Technology and Innovation Management Conference

Agenda  (further speakers TBA)

07.45 AM- 08:15 AM

Breakfast | Light breakfast

08.15 AM - 08.30 AM

Welcome by Martin Fischer

08:30 AM-10:00 AM

Session 6 - Emerging Technologies

Robert OtaniChief Technology Officer at CORE Studio, Thornton Tomasetti

Mileta Pejovic, Senior BIM Manager at Bexel together with Stephen Hollstein, Sr. Manager of Schedule Integration at Clayco, and Kritika Agrawal, VDC Manager, Clayco.

Mitsuhiro Omata, Deputy Director Kawakami Dam Project, Obayashi Corporation

Panel session (30 minutes)

10:00 AM-10:30 AM


10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Session 7 - Emerging Technologies

Aneesh Kulkarni, Chief Technology Officer, Rashi Singhania, Head of Growth, Strivr

Taylor Gilmore, Operated Group Integrated Construction Director, Mortenson

Caner Dolas, CEO + Co-Founder, Gamma AR together with Stefan Gehder, Innovation Manager, GOLDBECK GmbH

Panel session (30 minutes)

12:00 PM-12:50 PM


12:50 PM-02:40 PM

Session 8 - Innovation and Knowledge Management

Aaron ChamberlinSenior Transportation Engineer, CalTrans

Topic "CALMS A Connected Caltrans | Centralizing vision, standards, and data."

Patrick Theis, Managing Director and Partner, Drees & Sommer

Parker Mundt, Vice President, Platform, Suffolk Technologies

Pooja Jain, Senior Vice President, WSP

Panel session (30 minutes)

02:40 PM-03:00 PM


03:00 PM-04:50 PM

Session 9 - Innovation and Knowledge Management

Jon Berkoe, Digital Delivery Leader, ARUP

Peter Scherer, VDC Expert, FHNW

Laurel HarrisonDesign-to-Build Strategist, DPR

Calvin Kam, Founder & CEO, Min Song, Associate Director, Tony Rinella, Senior Industry Advisor, Strategic Innovation Building

Panel session (30 minutes)

04:50 PM-05:00 PM

Reflection - Martin Fischer


2-Day Event


After May 31st, 2023




CIFE Members/Non-Profit/VDC mentors




(must use a university email to register)






1-Day Event


After May 31st, 2023




CIFE Members/Non-Profit/VDC mentors




(must use a university email to register)



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