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Deep Dive Breakfast: Energy Cost Savings & How to Present to Your CEO & Management

Synopsis of Program:

We will discuss ways to identify energy waste in your facilities that could provide good returns on investment regardless if you lease or own your facility. Learn from how to present your project to your upper management. Understand ROI, interfacing with your CEO, and the positioning your project correctly to align with what they are looking for in their financial metrics.

What are the top 3 key points/takeaways from the presentation:

  1. Learn how to identify energy waste in your buildings.
  2. Learn how to develop an ROI that that is in direct alignment with your company’s financial goals.
  3. Learn how to present your project to upper management.

 

SPEAKERS:

Alan Pong

Alan Pong is President and Owner of Comfort International, a green-focused energy management and HVAC maintenance firm, specializing in engineering utility cost savings for existing commercial buildings and maintaining them to be comfortable carbon neutral environments.

Alan has been in the HVAC and Energy Management industry since 1989.   Alan’s company brings the experience of professional engineers, energy management experts, and journeyman HVAC service technicians. He has helped his clients achieve the lowest metrics in energy consumption for many types of medium to large commercial facilities without having to replace expensive systems, typically reducing energy consumption 20% to over 50% on existing HVAC systems. The majority of his clients realize a payback in two years or less without disrupting operations.

 

Doug Twillman

Doug Twillman directs and coordinates the acquisitions and capital markets functions for Dunhill Partners West (DPW). Mr. Twillman serves as a principal to locate, evaluate, capitalize, and asset-manage for the DPW commercial property portfolio. Mr. Twillman’s unique combination of structured finance experience combined with “hand’s on” management style allows him to proactively lead the core functions of sourcing, due diligence, funding, investor relations and compliance for each new holding.

 

John (Jack) Goodman

Jack has a MBA in Finance, Management/Marketing from UC Berkeley. He was the managing Director for Bank of America’s Leasing & Capital division responsible for billions of dollars in facility/capital upgrades in the commercial sector. He is currently the CEO of Bridgeway Capital Advisors.

 

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LOCATION:

Arcade Cafe

3355 Scott Blvd.

Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

AGENDA:

7:30am-8:00am- Registration and Breakfast

8:00am-10:00am- Presentation

 

Registration for this event has closed.  If you would like to attend please join us and register at the door.

Thank you!

FM Roundtable: Zero Waste

Synopsis of Program: Zero waste is a philosophy that utilizes the implementation of strategy, resources, and innovative tools in order to completely eliminate waste rather than manage it via landfill. Zero waste companies are not only beneficial for the environment but also the economy and many communities around the world.

Top 3 key points/takeaways from the presentation:

  • Developing programs and policies for reducing.
  • Reusing and recycling materials that would otherwise be destined for less desirable outcomes.
  • How to be a zero waste company leading the charge.

SPEAKERS:

Courtney Lorenz-Sustainability at XL Construction

Courtney Lorenz leads the Sustainability department at XL Construction. With 14 years of construction experience, she knows how to work “behind enemy lines” as an environmental professional to influence the outcomes of high performing projects. Courtney aims to balance environmental, social, and economic variables on all projects and at XL. This goes beyond green building into supporting diversity of thought, increasing the impact of XL’s community investment, and increasing internal engagement in sustainability.

Courtney holds bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Management and Spanish from Indiana University, as well as a Master’s of Environmental Management in Environmental and Economic Policy from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Aside from work, Courtney has a passion for National Parks, and protection of wild places. She has 50 parks and 44 countries under her belt, she is eagerly looking to see the rest. She is also a proud and avowed cat lady.

 

Brock Hill- VP and Director of Operations for Premier Recycle Company

Brock Hill is Vice President and Director of Operations for Premier Recycle Company. He started with the company in 2008 and has since led efforts that have increased facility material throughput by over 100%. As well as serving on the board of Silicon Valley Construction Financial Management Association, Brock serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman and Board of Directors member for the Construction and Demolition Recycling Association.

 

LOCATION:

Arcade Cafe

3355 Scott Blvd.

Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

AGENDA:

11:30am-12:00pm- Registration and Lunch

12:00pm-1:00pm- Presentation

 

SPONSOR:

Online registration for this event has closed as of Monday 2.10.2020 at 5:00pm.  If you would like to attend, please register and pay at the door.

Thanks!

 

FM Roundtable Luncheon

FM Roundtable: How AI Techniques for Predictive Maintenance Help with Operations and Manufacturing

Learn now AI techniques increase reliability and usability of the operations and manufacturing systems. Raghavan will focus on how these help Roche Pathologists diagnose cancer with increased accuracy to determine the best treatment and outcome for the patient.

SPEAKER

Raghavan Venugopal
Director of Imaging & Algorithms, R&D
Roche Tissue Diagnostics

Raghavan is currently the Head of Imaging and Algorithms at Roche Tissue Diagnostics. He is responsible for a team of Image Analysis Scientists and Software Engineers that build quantitative algorithms using AI techniques to build commercial DP algorithms for clinical use and also help various internal Roche collaborators/partners create new assays, drugs and conduct research.

Prior to joining Roche, Raghavan was the Director of Engineering at First Insight, a Pittsburgh based company that uses consumer data and predictive data analytics to inform retailers on what products will do well in the market place and how to price them accordingly. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Product Management at Inspirata Inc. Raghavan also worked at GE Healthcare (Omnyx LLC) as a Senior Software Manager for Digital Pathology Solutions. He has a combined 20 years’ experience in Digital Pathology, Cardiovascular applications, Toll systems, Semiconductors and Retail.

Raghavan has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from University of Mumbai.

 

LOCATION

Arcade Cafe

Conference Room

3355 Scott Blvd.

Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

AGENDA:

11:30am-12:00pm- Registration and Lunch

12:00pm-1:00pm- Presentation

 

SPONSOR:

Online registration is closed for this event.  If you would like to attend please register and pay at the door.

Deep Dive Breakfast: Disaster Preparedness- Business Continuity

Facility managers are expected to keep operations functioning. This presentation will focus on how some companies are identifying those risks and mitigating them. Presenters will share tools and methodologies that may help others keep their doors open.

What are the top key points/takeaways from the presentation:

  • Identify risks
  • Tools and methods

 

SPEAKERS:

PAMELA ISOM- Chief Incident Commander at ICE Safety Solutions

Pamela Isom, is the Chief Incident Commander at ICE Safety Solutions who defines, starts and runs OSHA compliance training, plans and equipment to mitigate injury & illness for corporations across the US. Over the past 26 years, Ms. Isom has been immersed in safety, first, as a former cardiovascular biologist in the pharma industry serving on emergency response teams and for the past 19 years ensuring employees do not lose a life while at work.

Her Safety Super Heroes love saving lives, whether they are delivering CERT, CPR First Aid Training, Automated External Defibrillator sales & training, OSHA 10/30 programs, Emergency Action Plans, Disaster Preparedness/First Aid Kits, Active Shooter or OSHA safety training it is a job she loves when her customers are empowered with the confidence they have the skill set to make it out alive!

2018 Innovation: CPR training in VIRTUAL REALITY! Ms. Isom pioneered an immersive, realistic CPR training using VR and AR technology and headsets! The training is fun, certified for 2 years and reduces training hours from 3 hours down to 1 hour!

ICE Safety Solutions Inc. customers include the Golden State Warriors, NBA, PG & E, EBMUD, Toyota, American Honda, Alameda County, Union Bank, Mozilla, CBS Broadcasting and Turner Construction all are ready, willing and able to save a life, In Case of Emergency!

 

TOM WIRTH- Manager, Bay Area Programs and Services at Facebook

Tom Wirth is Manager, Bay Area Programs and Services at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Tom held senior Facilities positions at Apple, Cisco Systems, and Google. Along with his extensive Facilities Management background, Tom also serves as a Logistics Manager with California Task Force 3, a FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Task Force based in Menlo Park.   Of interest to Tom is leveraging people, processes, and technology to deliver services that support the overall goals and objectives of global organizations and contribute to a positive employee experience.

 

LOCATION:

Equinix

1188 E. Arques Ave.

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

 

AGENDA:

7:30am-8:00am-Registration and Breakfast

8:00am-10:00am-Presentation

 

SPONSOR:

** Online registration for this event has closed as of Tuesday October 8th at 9:30am.  If you would like to attend, please send an email to admin@ifmsv.org or show up and register at the door.**

 

Deep Dive Breakfast: Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures Challenges to the FM

This month’s Deep Dive Breakfast will be a talk by Eric Lee, Facilities Manager with Cushman & Wakefield at Google and longtime IFMA member.   Eric has extensive experience in Mergers and Acquisitions from the viewpoint of a Facilities Professional.  He will share strategies and insights with an emphasis on the vantage point of a firm that has recently acquired another company.

Topics will include:

  • The exploratory phase. Other than office space, what does the existing site(s) comprise of? Data Centers, IDF Rooms, labs?
  • Square footage of property
  • Current headcount
  • How many sites and are they leased properties or owned?
  • Dependencies
  • Communication to the employees of both companies involved
  • Determining moves

 

 

SPEAKER:

ERIC LEE- Facilities Manager for Cushman Wakefield at Google

Eric is a Facilities Manager for Cushman & Wakefield at Google. He manages building infrastructures and projects. His career in facility management has all been at high tech firms in the Silicon Valley where his primary responsibilities include oversight of mission critical systems.

Eric has been a long time IFMA member holding several leadership roles including chapter president at the Silicon Valley Chapter. As an active member, he has been the event photographer and meeting host for several events and continues to support this group and other facilities related professional groups. He believes groups like IFMA need to reach out to the younger generation and get them to consider a career in FM.

His education background includes Facilities Management Certificate – UC Berkeley Extension, BA in Ethnic Studies – CSU East Bay and holds the credential of CFM (Certified Facility Manager) through IFMA.

 

AGENDA:

7:30am- 8:00am- Registration and Breakfast

8:00am-10:00am- Presentation

 

LOCATION:

KLA

3 Technology Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035

 

SPONSOR:

 

Online registration for this event has closed as of 9/10/19.  If you would like to attend please register at the door.

Thank you!

 

FM Roundtable Luncheon: Got Pavement? Get Educated. Save Money. Become Dangerous. Be a Hero!

We will discuss multiple topics regarding pavement maintenance and cover everything you need to know—including the most current technological processes being used in the industry. You will understand the importance of bidding apples to apples, be equipped with all the right questions to ask, and have the confidence to receive optimal value on all projects.

 

What can you expect to take away?

• Understanding the difference between asphalt and concrete

• Distinguishing seal coat applications: spray versus squeegee

• Identifying the types of pavement failures and how to repair them

• Understanding the life of pavement (the “Performance Curve”)

• Becoming familiar with a pavement management system

• Learning how to handle parking lot ADA compliance effectively

• Gaining insight about the most current technological processes

• Knowing what value is and how to get it

 

SPEAKER:

Daren Young- Founder of DRYCO

Daren Young is the founder of DRYCO, developing the business over the last 32 years with a core set of values focused on people first that has led to retention of a strong team of leaders and employees. Initially, Young worked as a laborer for his father, and then started DRYCO in 1985 doing driveways in the Bay Area’s high-end Peninsula residential community. With continuing success, he incorporated in 1988 and has continued growing the business based on quality of workmanship and a team of employees who take pride in their work—his company stands by its “3R’s” motto: Reliable, Responsible, and Results-driven.

 

LOCATION:

DRYCO

42745 Boscell Road

Fremont, CA 94538

 

AGENDA:

11:30am-12:00pm- Registration and Lunch

12:00pm-1:00pm- Presentation

 

SPONSOR:

Online registration for this event has closed as of 3:15pm on Tuesday 6/11/2019.  If you would like to attend, please join us at DRYCO and register at the door.

Thanks!

 

Deep Dive Breakfast: Social Styles- Communicating with Emotional Intelligence

Social Styles: Communicating with Emotional Intelligence

In managing projects and deliverables, it’s actually the people that make the difference in the outcome for success. For any organization or team, the fundamental issues always boil down to effective communication. Our style of interaction determines behavior patterns that reflect our identity – how we make decisions, resolve problems and achieve great outcomes. Join IFMA SV in sharing an interactive assessment in advance that will take about 10 minutes to complete. Then, Emily Ransone, Partner and Principal at SideMark, will facilitate an engaging conversation that will get you thinking differently about how to work well with others, whether they be colleagues, clients, teammates, and even your friends and family!

What are the top 3 key points/takeaways from the presentation:

  • Identify how you make decisions
  • Find ways to work well with others
  • Problem solving

SPEAKER

Emily Ransone- Partner & Principal @ SideMark

Emily Ransone is Co-Owner and Principal at SideMark, a Bay Area office furniture dealer. Emily has supported organizations as a speaker and facilitator including CoreNet, CREW, Lean In Circle and RED. Leveraging her ability to bring people together, Emily fosters conversations to drive results for industry colleagues, clients and her SideMark team.

 

AGENDA:

7:30am-8:00am- Registration

8:00am-10:00am- Presentation

 

LOCATION:

Air Systems

940 Remillard Ct

San Jose, CA 95122

 

SPONSOR:

 

FM Roundtable Luncheon- Hospitality in the Workplace- Beyond Coffee and Tea

Please join us for a panel of insiders anchored by Rene Jackson where we will discuss what it means to provide a sense of hospitality in today’s modern workplace.  Both professionals and associates familiar with the objectives from creating a workplace that enhance the human experience to supporting corporate events, valeting conference rooms and onboarding employees so they appreciate their corporate mission and resources.  We will explore the journey, surroundings, and offerings that have become intrinsic elements of a company’s narrative.  In addition, we will discuss flexibility with an awareness that circumstances will change – that a building’s context will evolve; it may be used in different ways and will need to incorporate new technologies that we cannot yet predict.

SPEAKERS:

Sara Tanner- Regional Manager, Facilities Ops Real Estate and Workplace Services @ Google

Sara Tanner is a corporate real estate professional with 15+ years of experience in commercial real estate, facilities, project management and leadership for several globally recognized Fortune 100 companies. Since joining the Microsoft account in 2009, Sara has been responsible for and has led teams in all phases of facility management in both the New York and San Francisco markets. Her passion is to connect-the-dots between people, processes and business to achieve mutual success each day for her clients and her teams.

Sara’s holistic, solution-based leadership approach is simple yet highly effective. She is also greatly skilled at developing customized strategies designed to meet real estate complex and ever-changing needs, which includes CapEx projects, program management and long-range planning.

 

Caroline Silver- Commercial Accounts Manager @ Pivot Interiors

At Pivot, Caroline leverages both expanded selection of furniture products like Framery modular offices or phone booths and construction design elements as well… why?   Because occupiers are demanding an interior fit that reflects their very specific company culture.   Furniture can’t do it without the rest of the design derivatives. Creating an atmosphere of hospitality that is powerfully engaging is what we are after.  More than ever, we’re involved early on the design process focusing on wellness and enhancing the human experience.

 

Tom Sprinkle, AIA at HKS

Specializing in mixed use design, hospitality, commercial space, and urban planning, Tom is the Design Director for the HKS San Francisco hospitality studio. With more than 25 years of design experience in regional, domestic and international markets, Tom is well equipped to deliver the finest design results for his clients—that sweet spot where form and function intersect with value and worth.

 

LOCATION:

SPACES

2445 Augustine Dr. #150

Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

AGENDA:

11:30am- 12:00pm- Registration

12:00pm-1:00pm- Presentation

 

SPONSOR:

 

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

 

FM Roundtable Luncheon: Networking for Pros

“You’re a Pro, you network, it’s what you do”

Many FM Professionals feel building and maintaining their Network is something to do between career stations. Wrong.  It’s what true Professionals like Larry Morgan, John Parsons and  Jennifer Olson do all the time.

Many Pro’s feel bothered when a vendor or chapter associate comes bee-lining their way at a networking function.  But they have info we Pro’s need, let’s get it and catalog.

Great ready and dig in, your professional peers have tricks for building, maintaining and even developing the resources that make up your network of not just other pro’s who’ll guide your career path but vendors who may assist in multiple ways.

 

SPEAKERS:

JENNIFER OLSEN, CFM, SFP, MCR.w, FMP– Facilities Program Management Consultant at Impec Group

Jennifer is a credited Corporate Real Estate and Facility Management professional with extensive experience in real estate portfolio management, construction and project management, sustainability, and facility operations.  She had been a member of IFMA Silicon Valley Chapter for 13 years.  Jennifer has served in multiple roles including Chapter Vice President in 2013 and Chapter President in 2014.  She currently serves as the Director of Education.

 

JOHN PARSONS, CFM– Director of Workplace Experience at 23andMe 

For over 20 years John Parsons has been with both mature enterprises (Cisco, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, Varian, Brocade) and emerging growth success stories (Remedy, Active Software, webMethods, PGP, Turn and now 23andMe.) He’s done everything Facilities and Real Estate all over the globe and is always open to sharing his knowledge with those new to the FM career and seasoned peers.

His technical background is in Project Management, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, which he always uses in Facilities Operations management (once a 7.5M SF, 55+ building campus) and coordinating full shell build-outs from programming to punch-list all over the globe. Technical skills aside, every day he strives to create an experience for employees through outstanding customer experience while developing a creative workspace experience that facilitates employee’s best work and enhances the company culture.

John personifies “make your network available to others”, granting IFMA chapter, mentoring meetings and HQ tours of 23andMe. He implements a collaborative and motivational leadership style to lead cross functional teams towards a common goal. In other words, he is strengthening his network of internal partners every day!

 

LARRY MORGAN, CFM, SFP, FMP– Director of Facilities Management-Environmental Management SME at SAP

Mr. Morgan is a dynamic, accomplished corporate asset and service delivery operations professional with over 30 years of progressive, tangible and thought leadership accomplishments with substantial relationships within the corporate and commercial real estate industry.

His primary focus is in the corporate real estate services environment with emphasis on creating and managing an optimal and sustainable built environment. With his depth and breadth of experience he provides innovative and new approaches in achieving service level improvements across multiple platforms.

He also is a certified global master instructor for IFMA, past IFMA board of director, 2017 IFMA Distinguished Member Recipient, Facilities consultant and a highly sought after guest speaker.

 

LOCATION:

OnePiece Work (Shenzhen Bay Bldg)

3120 Scott Blvd

Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

AGENDA:

11:30am-12:00pm- Registration and Lunch

12:00- 1:00pm- Presentation

 

SPONSOR:

 

Online registration for this event has closed as of 2/12/19 at 5:30pm.  If you would like to attend please register at the door.

Thanks!