Keynote Speakers

Get inspired and energized by this year’s keynote speakers!

Each speaker will bring a unique story of overcoming challenges and obstacles in life to relate to the 2020 LCI Congress theme of The ABC’S of Lean: Transformation Through Actions, Best Practices and Coaching. Read each speaker’s full biography below to learn more about their story.

Tom Wujec

Expert in Product Design, Manufacturing, and Consumption – Author & Speaker Tom is a technology pioneer, speaker, writer and design thinker who helps organizations solve complex problems and create massive positive impact. As a former Autodesk Fellow and founding professor at Singularity University, Tom has worked at the intersection of emerging technologies, business transformation and creative collaboration. He has created a wide range of digital tools to design and engineer better cars, stronger buildings, more beautiful and sustainable consumer products, and more engaging movies and games. Maya, a visual effects application, won an Academy Award for its contribution to the film industry. SketchBook Pro, used by 40 million designers and artists, one of the earliest applications developed using agile methods.

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Peter Skillman

Technology Thought Leader, Director of User Experience – Amazon Web Services Peter Skillman is a passionate design and technology leader focused on building innovative organizations by unlocking the creative potential of people and teams. Currently the Director of User Experience Design (UX) for Amazon Web Services (AWS) responsible for 180 cloud services serving tens of millions of customers, he leverages over 30 years of experience in design, engineering and consulting, at start-ups and large corporations.  

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Owner Panel Keynote – Ashley Aye

Director Strategy & Productivity at HCA Healthcare Ashley Aye is a process improvement leader who is passionate about bringing cross-functional teams together to solve complex problems.  Currently the Director of Strategy and Innovation for HCA Healthcare, Ashley supports Design and Construction to implement strategic improvements that focus on speed to market, cost, quality and productivity.  Ashley brings over 15 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, facilities, and process improvement in both retail and healthcare.

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Owner Panel Keynote – Cynthia Deihl

Vice President at Global Capital Purchases & Sustainability Solutions Cynthia (Cindy) Deihl brings more than 25 years of experience in the engineering, construction, partner strategy and purchasing to her role as Vice President of Global Capital Purchases & Sustainability Solutions for Procter & Gamble.  P&G is a Fortune 100 company with approximately $67 billion in annual revenue by making everyday products available in over 180 countries. P&G is a recognized global leader in the Consumer Products Industry, working hard every day to make quality products and services that improve people’s lives, now and for generations to come.  P&G aspires to be a partner of choice for the hundreds of thousands of external supply partners that support our Corporate Purpose and our Brands.

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Owner Panel Keynote – Scott Nelson

System Vice President Planning, Design & Construction at Advocate Aurora Health Scott Nelson is the System Vice President for Planning, Design and Construction for Advocate Aurora Health. In this capacity, he is responsible for over $2.5 billion in active construction projects, leading the planning, design and construction activities at the system level. Additionally, he provides financial oversight in the planning and implementation of all capital construction projects and develops system-wide, facility-related standards to improve patient care and efficiencies.

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Owner Panel Keynote – Mike Mayra

Mike Mayra is a Construction Group Manager at General Motors responsible for the execution of the company’s Asset Sustainment  Program and the current Ultium Cells Battery Manufacturing  project.  Under his leadership, GM is successfully implementing Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) in projects across the country. Mr. Mayra is actively involved with the Lean Construction Institute, where he has served as Board Member and member of the Owners Community of Practice. He also currently serves on the Owners Advisory Committee for the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee.

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Owner Panel Keynote – Leisa Williams-Swedberg

Leisa is the Performance Manager within Support Services at Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) at Michigan State University (MSU).  She has been in the construction industry for over 19 years having served in the roles of project manager and construction administrator within Planning Design and Construction (PDC).

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Owner Keynote Panel Moderator – Victor Sanvido

Senior Vice President at Southland Industries As a senior vice president, Victor Sanvido is responsible for delivering engineering-led, integrated lean project delivery services to end users in Southland’s target markets. With an emphasis on lean design and lean construction techniques, he has been instrumental in developing integrated teams for a variety of healthcare clients. Formerly a professor of architectural engineering at Penn State University, Dr. Sanvido has written over 100 publications and remains an active leader of several industry organizations.

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