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Meet the Speakers

The New/Next Normal: The Healthcare Owners Perspective

October 5th 


Pete Novaresi is the Director of Construction for Northern California’s  Kaiser Permanente National Facilities Construction.  Pete has been with Kaiser for about a year and a half. He previously worked as a Project Director in the healthcare industry for a General Contractor and has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare arena.


Pete is responsible for providing leadership and direction to all Northern California Kaiser Service areas. He is responsible to provide direction to the service areas for contracts, design and construction services.  Pete has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management from California State University, Sacramento.


James Pease Headshot

James Pease is an owner's representative for the delivery of complex construction projects using Lean Integrated Project Delivery.  He is the executive director of Health Design and Construction at the University of California, San Francisco.  James is a board member of the Lean Construction Institute and
is committed to improving the design and construction industry as a recognized speaker, Lean IPD Coach
and executive editor of leanipd.com.  James has a B.S. in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego and is a CA licensed general contractor.

The New/Next Normal: The Healthcare Owners Perspective

October 5th 8:00am-9:30am PDT

How are owners thinking about 2021? Hear from some of the world’s largest technology and health organizations.

The New/Next Normal: Data Changing How We Work

October 6th 8:00am-9:30am PDT

How do technology leaders use data to enable advanced methods in design, construction, building operations, and resilience? Hear from leaders from Spatio Metrics, Qopper, Cividrone and Aren. Session followed by a Q+A and break outs to enable direct participant interaction.

The New/Next Normal: Meeting the Moment During the Pandemic

October 7th 8:00am-9:30am PDT

As the pandemic brought New York City to its knees, one innovative company pivoted to save hundreds of lives. Hear their inspiring story of innovation under duress. Join a breakout at the end of the session to share your story.

The New/Next Normal: Dismantling Systemic Discrimination Through a New Business Model

October 8th 8:00am-9:30am PDT

A seminal report by McKinsey in 2015 reported the need for diverse voices to spur innovation. But it took the pandemic to force a deep reconsideration of discrimination in the workplace. Hear from leaders promoting and implementing change in the AEC industry.

The New/Next Normal: How Might Project Delivery Evolve? 

October 9th 8:00am-9:30am PDT

Victor Sanvido will lead a fast paced conversation with Scott Nelson, Advocate Health Care, Cindy Deihl, Proctor and Gamble, and Ashley Aye, HCA Healthcare, envisioning the transition of project delivery in 2021 and beyond.