Data expert Catherine Rose spent 15 years in supply chain management, finance, and product management at Procter & Gamble, Duke Energy, and Philips Healthcare.
Now she's applying her PhD in mechanical engineering—and her MBA in finance and data-driven decision making—in the construction field.
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Rose shares how data-driven decision making is transforming construction operations and business operations at Skanska USA.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Catherine Rose, PhD
MBA, Director of Staff Development
Catherine Rose, PhD, leads development efforts for technical skills, software tool adoption and innovation at Skanska USA Building. As the Director of VDC Staff Development, she facilitates the University of Washington-Skanska Professional BIM Certificate Program. She is also a community manager for our Autodesk technical expert groups nationally. Dr. Rose works closely with the Preconstruction and Planning department and BIM360 Field Implementation Managers to promote innovation and tool use across the country. Previously, Rose led all sales, marketing and research initiatives for Philips Healthcare Lighting. She has been awarded Edison Awards for her innovative inventions: LightAide and HealWell. She graduated from Stanford University with her Doctorate and Masters in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance from University of Massachusetts Lowell. She graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Spanish from North Carolina State University. Dr. Rose is a former adjunct faculty at Merrimack College in Operations Management.