AACE Great Lakes Section

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October Meeting

October 17th, 2023

Data Scientist Panel


Phill Bunnell, PSP, PMP

Joshua Averbuch

Thomas Rich, PSP, PMP

Date:    Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

Location:  Weber’s Inn
                 3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
                 (734) 769‐2500 

Time:   6:00 to 6:30pm - Registration, Networking

            6:30 to 7:15pm - Dinner

            7:15 to 8:15pm - Program

Cost:  Cost: $30 for Program and Dinner. Please pay here.  
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Data Scientist Panel Overview

Presenters:  Phillip Bunnell, PSP, PMP

     Joshua Averbuch

           Thomas Rich, PSP, PMP

Presentation Abstract:

The AACEI Great Lakes section will host a panel centered around project data Uses and
best practices. We have three veterans of the industry that will answer your questions
as well as provide their insight into topics such as: using Power BI maps, using Power
Query to ease data entry, and the future of the field and development. They will be able
to answer your questions both in the room and virtually. 

Presenter Biographies:                          

Phillip Bunnell has been part of Administrative Controls Management since 2013. Originally a Scheduler, he has been around SE Lower Michigan on projects with Lansing Board of Water and Light, The Christman Company, the City of Detroit, and DTE Energy and Consumers Energy. While on a joint project with the City of Detroit and DTE Energy, he was part of an award-winning ACM team, capturing the Washtenaw Contractor’s Association 2017 Pyramid “Innovation Award” for Systems Integration. Now with the Consumers Energy EIRP & Gas Construction groups, Phill has played a key role in streamlining
and automating planning tools, and then consolidating them with other data sources to help manage information flow and data integrity between the multiple stakeholders on the program.

Joshua Averbuch is a Principal Supervisor for DTE Energy, working in their Electric  Distribution Emergency, Preparedness and Response team. Specializing in data extraction, analysis, and reporting, Joshua has made a career of helping to transition manual reports into automatic pipelines that allow leaders to make decisions using real time data. Most notable is his use of database systems to help streamline reporting directly from source data to ensure accurate and current data. Currently in his 6th year at DTE Energy, Joshua graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s degree in  Information Systems Management & Finance. In his current role, Joshua oversees the implementation of reports and dashboards to support the role out of new processes related to Storm Response.

Thomas Rich is a Principal Project Scheduler for Consumers Energy. He graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering, and earned certifications for Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Tom has worked on a diverse range of projects in his 40 year career, which includes scheduling refinery turnarounds, gas platform shutdowns, nuclear plant outages and online schedules, and the overhaul of the Ludington Pump Storage facility. Tom is the administrator of the P6 scheduling system, and the
lead developer of the scheduling report automation.

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