SyracuseCoE Opportunity Exchange (OppEx) at HB2009
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Monday, Sept. 14, 940)
Daniel B. "Dan" Maffei (D), United States representative for the 25th Congressional District of New York
Dan Maffei was born in Syracuse, New York, and currently resides in the suburb of DeWitt. He graduated from Nottingham Senior High School in 1986, and continued on to receive a B.A. in history from Brown University in 1990, an M.S. in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1991, and an M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1995.
Upon graduating from Columbia, Maffei went to work as a reporter and producer for Syracuse's ABC affiliate WSYR-TV from 1991 to 1993 and part-time reporter for a Watertown news station through 1995. He was press secretary for U.S. Senator Bill Bradley in 1996, then served in the same post for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1997 to 1998. After working on Senator Bradley's presidential campaign from 1998 to 1999, Maffei went to work for ranking U.S. Representative Charlie Rangel from 1999 to 2005, serving as a senior staff member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Prior to his congressional appointment, Maffei was the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development at consulting firm Pinnacle Capital Management, as well as a frequent guest lecturer at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Keynote: Warp Speed Innovation: Managing the Gift of Limitless
Opportunity (Monday, Sept. 14, 1230-1300)
Lee H. Stein, Chairman & CEO, Prize Capital
Lee Stein brings many years of extraordinary experience as a business executive and entrepreneur to his current activities as a business-minded environmentalist. Educated as an accountant and an attorney, he has served as Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of First Virtual Holdings, Director and President of Seaport Village on the waterfront in San Diego, Director and Controller of WestAir Airlines (DBA) United Express, and as an officer and/or director in various private entities.
Most recently, Stein joined an E2/NRDC delegation that traveled to Costa Rica to meet with President Oscar Arias and members of his cabinet to support Costa Rica in its efforts to become the world’s first carbon-neutral country by 2021.
Stein has spoken at technology and investment conferences at the World Bank UNFCC, The European Comission BioMarine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, The Wharton School, Columbia University, Cornell University, The University of California-San Diego, as commencement speaker for the University of California-Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, and on Wall Street. He has been featured in Business Week, Newsweek, The Economist, Investors Business Daily, and other national publications for his role in emerging communications technologies.
Keynote: Practical Considerations for Sustainable Development
Case Study: Black Mountain Ranch (Tuesday, Sept. 15, 0945-1015)
Fred Maas, President & CEO, Black Mountain Ranch and Chairman of the San Diego Center City Development Corporation
Fredric J. Maas is President and CEO of Black Mountain Ranch and Del Sur in San Diego, California, the 2007 winner of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Environmental and Economic Leadership award and the NAHB's Green Development of the Year. Maas is also a Founder and Managing Director of Pacific Golf Communities and Pacific Eco-Communities, which specialize in the development of sustainable communities. Recent honors include the ULI San Diego Smart Growth Champion Award, the San Diego Downtown Partnership's Chairman's Award, and San Diego BIA's President's Award.
Currently, Maas is the Chairman of the Board and interim CEO of the Centre City Development Corporation. CCDC is the City of San Diego's Redevelopment authority and oversees, on behalf of San Diego's Redevelopment Agency, all redevelopment activities for the 1,500 acres of downtown San Diego. Civic memberships include: the City of San Diego's Joint Powers Authority for the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan, the City Council Task Force for the Permanent Winter Homeless Shelter, the Mayor's Convention Center Expansion Task Force, and Civic Leadership Council.
Previously, Maas spent 10 years as a principal in the firm Potomac Sports Properties, developer of residential and resort communities involving the PGA Tour. Representative projects of Potomac included: Avenel, an award-winning community outside Washington, DC; the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Tampa Bay, Lutz, FL; the TPC at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC; and the Hualalai Four Seasons Resort and Golf Club, Kona, HI.
Keynote: Optical Connectivity Enables the Green Data Center (Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1230-1300)
Doug Coleman, Manager of Technology and Standards, Private Networks, Corning
Since joining Corning Cable Systems in 1979, Doug Coleman had held positions in materials engineering, process engineering, product engineering, and applications engineering. He currently serves as a marketing manager responsible for technology and standards in the private networks market.
Coleman is active in the development of optical specifications in multiple industry organizations. He has served in various capacities in ICEA, TIA/EIA, IEC, IEEE, Fibre Channel Standards groups, SCTE, Telcordia, and BICSI.
Coleman was recently named a Distinguished Associate, an honor which recognizes long-term and continuous exemplary performance and significant contributions to Corning. In 1987, he was recognized as Corning Cable Systems Inventor of the Year and has received multiple Marketing Excellence awards. Coleman has been awarded nine domestic patents, has published numerous technical articles, and made presentations at technical forums such as BISCI, ACUTA, 7x24, AFCOM, and SCTE.
Keynote: SyracuseCoE Headquarters Building—Sustainable Elements in Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Design (Wednesday, Sept. 16, 0930-1015)
Nigel Nicholls, LEED AP, Principal, Arup
Nigel Nicholls is a Principal in Arup's New York office. He joined the firm in 1989 and has worked in the UK, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana prior to joining the New York office in 2002. In Botswana, Nicholls was responsible for the MEP capability and for jointly managing Arup's presence in the country.
He offers experience in managing and designing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for a wide variety of building types in locations around the world. Nigel Nicholls is particularly interested in low energy and sustainable projects and trying to reduce the energy consumption of buildings through passive techniques.
Nicholls is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as well as ASHRAE
David Dubrow, PE, Associate, Arup
David Dubrow is an Associate Mechanical Engineer in the Arup New York office. He is responsible for the project management, engineering and design of various types of buildings and facilities in New York and elsewhere in the US. He has over fourteen years of experience as a consulting engineer and project manager.
Dubrow has completed various projects in the commercial, transportation, educational, health care and residential sectors. He has done work for museums and art galleries, retail stores and private homes. He was involved in all phases of each project starting from schematic design and all the way through to the end of the construction process.
Prior to joining Arup Dubrow was employed with Lilker Associates for eight years. Four of the years he held the position of Associate and Project Manager.
Dubrow holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineer from Polytechnic University.
Keynote: Intelligent Building Product Design (Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1230-1300)
Sharad Mathur, Vice President Marketing and Product Management,
Inscape Corporation, Canada
Sharad Mathur has more than 15 years experience directing corporate interior projects, as well as executing key marketing and promotion initiatives for clients in North America. Mathur has worked in roles ranging from sales, design, product management, and marketing and has a well rounded knowledge of multiple disciplines involved in designing the modern office.
Mathur, in his the last two years as Vice President at Inscape, has introduced new methods of designing promotion pieces, providing solutions for clients using small kit of components and incorporating responsible methods in launching new products ranging from material to promotion choices. Application of Eastern planning methods and a keen understanding of changing planning paradigms makes Mathur a valuable resource to clients and designers looking to furnish corporate office space.