Fall Forum

Fall Forum

Fall Forum


September 28th, 2018

Mission Bay Conference Center

Join the biggest names in the construction and design industry to change business models to accelerate innovation. Get inspired. Hear transformative ideas.

Learn how to become a catalyst for change at your workplace.

Keynote Speakers

Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., Hon. AIA

"Innovating in a little bubble by yourself has merit, but if an innovation is going to have a wide impact, competitors need to stop trying to outdo each other and join together to work for everyone’s benefit."

Ron is the Chairman and C.E.O. of Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), a 190-person structural and civil engineering firm, with an aggregate construction cost of $99 billion. A structural engineer-in-charge for over 175 high-rise buildings in 19 countries representing over 190 million square feet and $39 billion in construction cost, Ron is known for his creative yet practical design solutions. He is a three-time Engineering News-Record Top-25 Newsmaker (2017, 2008, 2005), and the 2018 Award of Excellence recipient for championing public domain research. Ron’s additional honors include the 2016 CTBUH Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal for his engineering excellence of tall buildings and leadership of the multi-discipline Council; 2016 ASCE Ernest E. Howard Award for leadership in the development and advancement of performance-based seismic design (PBSD); and 2008 Structural Engineer of the Year by Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal. His leadership in the collaborative design of tall buildings was recognized with the rare election of an engineer to Honorary Membership by the American Institute of Architects. 


Tatyana Mamut, Ph.D.

"Not all innovative companies have the same culture. Some are visionary-led and tightly aligned. Others are more experimental and collaborative. How do you discover the right style of innovation for your particular organization?"

Tatyana Mamut is a transformative leader in Silicon Valley who drives innovation by understanding customers deeply and leading through empathy. She is a serial entre/intrapreneur, building successful new businesses at Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO. She currently serves as an advisor to Startup Founders and
C-Suite executives, guiding them through Innovation, Customer Centricity, Scaling, and Digital Transformation journeys. 

At Amazon Web Services, Tatyana was General Manager & Director of Product, where she built a revolutionary new software product and scaled the team from 2 to 150 engineers, product managers, and designers. At Salesforce, she was Vice President of Product Experience for the IoT (Internet of Things) Cloud, where she led the vision and development for the democratization of IoT technology. 


Tatyana has a PhD in cultural anthropology from UC Berkeley and a BA in economics from Amherst College. She is a refugee from eastern Ukraine and comes from three generations of Soviet professional women. She lives with her spouse, two daughters, and Siberian street dog in San Francisco.

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Sarah L. Beckman, Ph.D.

Sara Beckman is on the faculties of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and the Departments of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley where she designs and delivers courses on design, innovation and product management.  Her years of experience teaching design and innovation-related topics at the Haas School of Business culminated in creating a course, Problem Finding, Problem Solving, which draws from design thinking, critical thinking and systems thinking approaches.  That course is now offered in a variety of formats across the UC Berkeley campus as well as to executives from around the world.  She served as Chief Learning Officer for the newly founded Jacobs Institute within the College of Engineering, launching a teaming with diversity curriculum for project-based courses in engineering.  Support from the BigIdeas program yielded a new course, Collaborative Innovation, co-taught with faculty from Theater and Dance Performance Studies and Art Practice. Her recent research focuses on the role of learning style diversity on design teams, and on the pedagogy of teaching design. Sara directs the Product Management Program for the Berkeley’s Center for Executive Education, serving over 350 product managers from around the world each year.  She works with a wide variety of companies teaching and helping them implement design and innovation practices.  Before joining Berkeley-Haas, Sara worked in the Operations Management Services group at Booz, Allen & Hamilton and ran the Change Management Team at Hewlett-Packard.  Sara received her BS, MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. 

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Janelle Leafblad, P.E.

WoodWorks Regional Director | CA-North, CO, NV, UT

 A California-licensed professional engineer, Janelle is a wood scientist    and a forensic engineer. Have a question about wood? Ask her.   Really.

A California-licensed professional engineer, Janelle has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the area of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components, and construction for both historic and contemporary structures. She earned her BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS in Wood Science and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley. Janelle has been with WoodWorks for over four years and provides assistance on non-residential and multi-family wood projects in N. California, Nevada, and Utah.


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Jill Anthes

Executive Director | Planning + Design 

San Francisco State University

Jill heads physical planning and design at San Francisco State University and promotes positive transformation in the built environment. As a community planner and urbanist, Jill brings experience in design, policy, and management in higher education, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and city government to her role. Her interests lie in contributing to beautiful, restorative, and regenerative buildings and landscapes that advance diverse cultures and ecologies.


Oscia Wilson, RA

Real Estate Project Executive, Google

Oscia sits on the team that directs design & construction projects in the Bay Area for Google. Prior to Google, Oscia founded Boiled Architecture and specialized in progressive project delivery models for small projects. She is a licensed architect, earned her MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas school of business, and earned her bachelor's in architectural studies from the University of Washington.

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Bill Huberty

Regional VP, Business Development (West Coast), Prescient