Ken Sanders, FAIA, is a Managing Principal at Gensler and has a passion for design resilience, global delivery and the intersection of digital technology and design innovation. He is a recognized industry leader on design technology and author of the influential book ‘The Digital Architect’, winner of an international book award from the American Institute of Architects. Ken is a member of Gensler’s Management Committee, has served on the firm’s Board of Directors and is a Senior Fellow and Executive Board Member of the Design Futures Council.
Jack Dahlgren is an Architect and Construction Manager at NVIDIA. His most recent project was managing the construction of a new 500,000 square foot corporate headquarters for the company. While he is always interested in bringing projects to life, the process of how that happens, and how that process could be better, is always at the forefront. His work at NVIDIA allows him to explore how the power of the company’s own products can accelerate visualization and start to create buildings which have their own intelligence.
David manages Bechtel’s Future Fund, a program designed to encourage colleagues across the company to create, share, explore and develop new ideas to enhance performance and competitiveness. David joined Bechtel in 2001 as a mechanical systems engineer at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant in Richland, Wash. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility with leadership roles as a Lean Six Sigma black belt and as manager of a telecommunications mobility project. His most recent role was as manager of innovation and virtual project delivery for the infrastructure global business unit. David is a graduate of the University of Utah and received a master’s degree in 2006 in Engineering and Technology Management. He is a certified professional engineer and Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Angie Ackroyd is manager of systems engineering for Shell OIl’s Innovation Center, Shell Techworks in Cambridge, MA. Angie’s team utilizes system engineering methods and practices to analyze complex problems and then propose potential technology solutions to solve these problems. During her tenure at Shell, Angie had focused on bringing innovative technology to Shell’s capital project jobsites. Prior to joining Shell, Angie was a Senior Product Manager for robotic material handling systems at Amazon Robotics and Symbotic Robotics. Earlier in her career, Angie was employed at Texas Instruments and held many senior positions including Director of Technical Product Management, Director of Third Party Relationships and Director of Business Development. She holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Simmons College and a M.S. in Civil Engineering – Construction Management from Norwich University and is currently enrolled in a Master of Science program in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.
Atul Khanzode leads DPR’s Technology and Innovation group. Starting with DPR in 1997 as a project engineer, Atul is now responsible for all of the virtual building, operations and preconstruction technologies, as well as strategic technology initiatives for DPR. He works with project teams across the country to implement Virtual Building and Lean Construction tools and processes and collaborates with academia and research groups around the world to move our industry forward in the use of technologies to improve project delivery processes. Atul has shared his insights on the impact of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), lean construction and integration of project delivery process at various forums around the world and is a co-author of the book titled “Integrating Project Delivery.” Atul loves his role at DPR because he gets to work with creative, ambitious and entrepreneurial group of people who are always coming up with new ideas and innovative ways to get the job done.