Get to Know Our Virtual Deltek Insight 2021 Subject Matter Experts
For more than 14 years, we’ve been proud to host the most innovative gathering of project-based professionals at Deltek Insight, our annual user conference. This year is no different; we look forward to bringing together thousands of project-focused professionals from around the world for inspiring keynotes, interactive breakout sessions and plenty of opportunities to network with Deltek Project Nation!
With our 2021 session catalog now available, you can browse through hundreds of educational sessions and learn which presenters will equip you with the knowledge you need to power your project success. Now’s a great time to get to know some of our amazing #TeamDeltek subject matter experts and the unique Insight advice they have for industry professionals looking to attend Virtual Deltek Insight this year.
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Virtual Deltek Insight 2021
Gill Letourneau: Deltek Specification Solutions
I joined Deltek as part of the Avitru acquisition 2 ½ years ago, focusing on product design, planning and implementation. I was so inspired that Deltek’s leadership shared my vision for where our specification products needed to go and how innovation was key to getting there, that I knew Deltek was where I wanted to be.
After spending more than 40 years in the A&E industry as a registered architect, architecture professor and even a business owner − you could say architecture is my passion. I am familiar with not only what A&E firms need but the industry solutions necessary to get them there.
The specification solutions products that my team is responsible for include SpecBuilder Cloud, the e-SPECS product suite, and the Building Product Manufacturer support products. For the past few years my team and I have been directing much of our focus on Specpoint, our next generation specification management platform.
In addition to my architecture background, I am also an avid watercolor and oil painter as well as a musician and amateur record producer – I can't wait to release my latest album in early 2022! You can be certain that I will bring the knowledge but also the energy to Virtual Insight this year. Join me as I lead our Specpoint Product Kickoff session and help with other product sessions and demos – hope to see you there!
Maribel Scarnecchia: Deltek + ComputerEase Solutions
I started in the construction industry as a controller in a General Contractors office in the early 1990’s. The company was a start-up and the perfect environment to learn about the construction business. Eventfully, I moved into accounting and was responsible for finding a software solution that met our growing company’s needs. I will be forever grateful that ComputerEase was the solution presented to us. After implementing and using it I knew I wanted to be part of the ComputerEase team - helping other customer’s transition to this powerful software solution.
As an independent contractor, I had the pleasure of training and supporting ComputerEase customers for the past 20 years. In 2019, I joined Deltek + ComputerEase as the Director of Implementation and Training, still doing what I love and so much more!
I am looking forward to this year’s Virtual Deltek Insight and the ability for presenters to have more direct contact with our customers. If you are interested in learning more about what Deltek + ComputerEase solutions can do for you − be sure to join me for one of our many construction focused sessions!
Anders Hessellund: Deltek Maconomy
I joined Deltek in 2010 through Deltek's acquisition of the Copenhagen-based company Maconomy, as a software developer. Since then, I have had the great fortune to work in different roles such as lead architect, team lead and manager. Today, I manage the Frontend Team in Engineering, responsible for building desktop, mobile and web user interfaces for Deltek Maconomy. We collaborate with consultants in U.S., developers in Europe and world-class testers and documentation writers in the Philippines.
Early in my career, I worked as a researcher at the IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and visiting scholar at the University of Waterloo (Canada), where I was particularly interested in developing programming languages to better support the complex problems that appear in large enterprise and healthcare software systems. And while the academic life had a lot to offer, such as travelling to conferences around the world, interacting with researches from all continents and accessing some pretty mind-blowing new technology (AI, self-driving cars etc.), the chance to work with #TeamDeltek and build complex software for very large customers, in the end proved more appealing to me.
For Virtual Insight 2021, I look forward to making the content come alive so that Deltek Project Nation can share my passion for Deltek Maconomy, even though we may be located on different continents. Be sure to join me for the session Advanced Extensibility in iAccess that features our web offering for Maconomy – I hope it inspires our new customers to give iAccess a try!
Regan Riddoch: Deltek Agency Solutions
I have done almost every job you can think of in the Advertising industry – from Creative to Account Services, to Traffic and Resource Planning, and everything in between. My last role brought it all together an Operations Director for a small network-owned agency in Boulder, CO. At that point I was ready for a new challenge, and looking for an opportunity to leverage everything I had learned in the last 15+ years in a tumultuous industry. I had been hoping to someday go to the “client side” and experience the ever-elusive work-life balance I’d heard so much about. Deltek offered the full package.
So in 2016, I joined Deltek as a Senior Product Marketing Manager, to serve as an industry SME and product evangelist for what was then called Deltek for Professional Services. A solution that was being marketed to the Creative Marketing and Advertising industry, of which I was so familiar. With the acquisition of WorkBook in 2017 and ConceptShare in 2018, Deltek Agency Solutions now offers the Ad industry purpose-built solutions and finally establish brand awareness in the North American market.
This year the Deltek Agency Solutions team has a full agenda planned for Virtual Insight – including the unveiling of the NEW WorkBook Product Portal. The portal, a product of customer feedback from last year’s event, is a repository of every how-to article, demo video, training asset and engagement community. It brings together all of Deltek's industry-specific product information into a single place, saving customers time and effort in finding whatever answer they need - no matter how complex their question might be. I can’t wait to share it with you – see you in September!
Bret Tushaus: Deltek Professional Services Solutions
After pursuing my Master's degree in architecture, I worked as an architect for about seven years before switching over to the technology field. My career then took several exciting turns as I evolved from a CAD manager (computer-aided design) into an IT manager and eventually became a partner and CIO of the firm.
Then after 15 years of being a loyal Deltek customer, I decided to make the move and join Deltek's product management team. For me, it was all about co-workers and culture. I had developed some rewarding relationships being part of Deltek Project Nation, and it was those relationships and what those people described to me regarding their experience of being a part of #TeamDeltek, that drew me here. I started at Deltek in 2010 as a product manager for Deltek Vision and continued to expand my role to where I am today − leading our product management teams responsible for all of Deltek's professional services products.
Having been a part of Insight since before Deltek called it Insight, I am anxious to see how the content evolves and improves year over year, to provide even more value to our attendees. We learned a lot during Virtual Insight 2020 and I think this year’s enhanced experience will provide even more of what our customers need!
Like year’s past, I am looking forward to being part of the team leading the Deltek Vantagepoint Product Kickoff as well as helping out with the many other sessions in our track. One session I’m particularly excited about is around Deltek’s new strategy regarding enabling powerful integration capabilities across the entire Deltek product portfolio. Be sure to add it to your Insight agenda!
Tracey Ray: Deltek Government Contracting Solutions
I am definitely one of those people who changed careers when I joined Deltek! Ironically, I had never worked in the government contracting space or in information technology − my background was in Human Resources working for the largest hotel company in the world – so believe me when I say anything is possible!
In January 2005, I joined Deltek as a Systems Consultant implementing Costpoint People - that is Costpoint HR & Benefits, Payroll, Time Collection and Employee Self Service, and after almost 3 ½ years of being a road warrior I decided to make the move to Customer Care. There I interacted with our customers in a different capacity for a few more years before joining the Sales organization, where I've spent the last than ten years managing a team of Solutions Engineers who demonstrate both Deltek Costpoint and Deltek Talent Management to our prospects.
Since Deltek Insight’s inception, I have either presented sessions, worked the XPO hall, led pre-conference workshops or participated in Meet the Experts opportunities. I am honored to have been part of every Insight event, including the infamous year in Las Vegas at the Venetian where we started the Celebrate Insight nights.
I am excited that this year’s Virtual Insight product experts will be hosting live sessions instead of recordings − I really miss the human interaction! And although I am actually taking a break from presenting, I will still be in the XPO. I’m looking forward to sharing what’s new in Costpoint 8.1 with all my fellow HCM Costpoint users, so please come and visit!
Virtual Deltek Insight 2021
Available Until October 28
With an Insight All-Access Pass you will have access to more than 200 breakout sessions including those led by our Deltek experts and customer peers, along with the access to one-on-one Meet the Expert sessions and the option to get Deltek certified or take part in a new networking opportunity called Braindate. Walk away with tips and tricks plus the latest on new Deltek products and services and information from our partners – featured at the Insight XPO.
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