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The GLCM Speaker Series is a unique partnership between GLCM program and various industry leaders. The speaker series was created to provide opportunities for leaders of the construction industry to exchange ideas, experiences, and innovations with members of GLCM as well as Columbia students. Examples of speakers participated in this initiative have been Chief Executive Officers, company partners, associates, and owners hailing from international construction firms, think tanks, Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Companies, legal practices, and more. Some of the topics covered in this series are international development, artificial intelligence (AI), corruption, industry trends, mega-projects, and the changing culture. The GLCM Speaker Series will continue to provide a forum for the industry's most influential members to share the lessons learned over their successful careers with the most promising future leaders of the industry.

Construction Technology

Thorsten Jelinek

Director & Senior Researcher at Taihe Institute 

Artificial Intelligence

Case Studies of Mega Projects

Mega Programs

Vice President & Account Manager SKANSKA

Chairman of Yapı Merkezi Construction & Industry, Inc.

CEO of Relcon Infrastructure Projects Ltd. - India

Executive at Relcon Infrastructure Projects Ltd. - India

Corporate Commercial Director at SKANSKA

Global Construction Industry

President of Wantman Group, Inc. 

CEO of The Vertex Companies, Inc.

The State of Construction Industry


Owner of Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Senior Vice President SKANSKA

Global Capital Projects

Executive Vice President of Parsons Corporation

Industry Director of Global Leaders in Construction Management

Senior Vice President of Turner & Townsend

Benchmarking Global Programs

Associate Vice President  at AECOM

Global Risk Management

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