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Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

Supporting our global team of 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Daniel Whelan

Associate Director | Principal, Education
Binghamton, NY

Daniel Whelan
#Associate Director | Principal, Education# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, New York, United States of America

Daniel Whelan has more than 30 years of experience with particular areas of specialty that include architecture, project management and master planning for commercial projects, housing developments, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, banks and credit unions, and religious facilities.

#North America#
Derek Sims

Global Director, Intelligence
Toronto, ON

Derek Sims
#Global Director, Intelligence# #All# #BlueiQ# #Industrial# #Water Resources Management# ## #Engineering# #Leader# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mr. Sims is the Global Director of IBI’s Intelligence Sector, responsible for consulting, software development and operational services in projects which conceive, design, implement and operate solutions applying new technologies. He has worked throughout his 39 year career with IBI in the areas of transportation and systems engineering, growing IBI’s worldwide practices in Traffic Management, Traveller Information, Transit, Tolling and Airport Groundside Systems.

Mr Sims’ mandate to advance the Intelligence Sector skills and experience into other areas of the firm’s practice has led to initiatives in energy optimization, asset management, intelligent buildings, smart cities and data analytics. Mr Sims holds Masters degrees in Engineering and Business and is a registered Professional Engineer in four Provinces.

#North America#
Liviu Birjega

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, FL

Liviu Birjega
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/LiviuBirjega
Honesty and truth is the ultimate sophistication.

Liviu Birjega has over 17 years of extensive involvement in IBI Group – Intelligent Systems division and more than 27 years of experience working in software development, IT and academia. Mr. Birjega provides functional and technical expertise, strategies and leadership in the development of new IBI Group projects and enhancements of existing ones delivering results across multiple verticals and technology platforms to enterprise clients. Monitors technology trends that will impact products in the years to come and recommends suitable new technologies and standards to create strategic prioritization and add higher value to customers. A champion for product quality, specializes in systems architecture, design, development and integration, software development life cycle, user experience complex processes, business analysis and integration.

#North America#
Rick Williams

Associate, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Rick Williams
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-williams-a3497911/

Rick has 17+ years of experience in landscape architecture. Since joining the firm in 2001, Rick has participated in a broad spectrum of project types. His experience ranges from urban parks and plazas, on-structure projects, intensive and extensive green-roofs, corporate and academic campuses, streetscapes, bikeways, canalways, perimeter security and natural resource management. As a technical resource within the office, Rick has extensive experience in making design concepts reality, solving complex constructability issues, and ensuring quality control throughout the construction process.

Steve Kuo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Steve Kuo
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Steve Kuo holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Cornell University and has 25 years of experience in all stages of architectural process with particular focus in design development, technical planning, construction documentation and management during building phase with a specialization in mixed use and high-rise residential projects.

As Project Manager, he oversees production of working drawings, contract administration and leads consultant teams for Client/Owner representatives as well as directs an Internal staff of ten on various large scale projects including Maple Leaf Square and Air Canada Centre.

Octavio Jimenez

Associate | Manager, Transportation Planning
Mexico City, Mexico

Octavio Jimenez
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Planning# #All# #Spanish Regional# #Systems# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America

Octavio Jiminez is a Civil Engineer from the Technological Institute of Durango, Mexico. Octavio also holds a Masters Degree in Transportation Systems from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He has more than six years of experience related to transportation modeling topics and has developed demand models for urban highways in different countries, as well as micro-level models for modal transfer stations and development of road impact studies for large developments. In matters related to regional mobility plans, Octavio has collaborated in the diagnosis and development of urban strategies and their application in different time frames for the Panama City PIMUS. In relation to large-scale urban projects, Octavio has participated in mobility studies for CETRAM Chapultepec, which includes not only the impact that will result in the restructuring of CETRAM itself but also analyzes the road impact to be had in the area, caused by future large-scale developments, as well as the relevant infrastructure changes.

Darlene Broderick

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Darlene Broderick
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Darlene Broderick is a licensed Landscape Architect and Urban Planner. Spanning 25 years, her professional career covers a broad range of international and local work in both the public and private sectors. She has been involved in urban intensification projects, mobility hub projects, municipal corridor studies, adaptive reuse, streetscape master plans, secondary planning, policy and new town planning. Darlene’s comprehensive experience working at scales from detailed construction of streetscape designs to secondary planning, with a focus on issues related to urban design and complete streets, has led to a greater understanding of the impact and importance of creating connected, vibrant and walkable communities.
Current notable projects include the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and multiple phases of the vivaNext BRT.

#North America#
Nathalie Waelbroeck

Project Designer
New York, NY

Nathalie Waelbroeck
#Project Designer# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #sAVe App# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
New York, New York, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathalie-waelbroeck-leed-ap-well-ap-12195334/

Nathalie Waelbroeck is an up and coming designer in the field of architecture, building experience in a wide array of projects including light rail station, residential, spa, medicine, hospitality, and office design. She has proven her flexibility to function as a team member in the collaborative environment, most evident in her light rail and medical projects. She is familiar working with complicated and technical project requirements and relies on her strong BIM/3D Visualization software stills to best communicate with different disciplines.

Nathalie’s work has taken her far afield with projects in New York, Missouri, Toronto and Amsterdam. This experience has given her an appreciation of the architectural process in different regions. Nathalie is passionate about sustainable design as it impacts the triple bottom line; as a result she has deeply studied the subject matter and holds credentials with both LEED and WELL.

#North America#
Angelo Covello

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Civil Engineering
Markham, ON

Angelo Covello
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Civil Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Markham, Ontario, Canada

Angelo Covello has over 20 years of experience and has been responsible for overseeing replacement projects for private land development companies, local municipalities, regional municipalities and road infrastructure projects during the design and construction phases within the Greater Toronto Area. Angelo is responsible for project coordination and liaison with clients and approval agencies for final approvals, as well as project management and control of project costs and schedules.

#North America#
Roxana Forliti

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Roxana Forliti
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Roxana has 20 years of total experience including 12 years of experience with IBI Group. Her most notable projects include the private residences at Hotel Georgia in Vancouver and 41 East Hastings – a project that was designed to meet LEED Gold certification and achieved this status in February 2018. Roxana is a Registered Architect in Mexico and is currently an intern architect in Vancouver. She received the best innovative feature award in 2012 for her work with the private residences at Hotel Georgia. Her most notable current project is Sun Towers in Burnaby. As the Project Manager, she has worked on the project from the design development stage and has provided coordination to ensure the architectural design met with the consultant requirements.

David Kamnitzer

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

David Kamnitzer
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Revenue Collection# #Transportation# #Revenue / Tolling# ## #Road Permitting System# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #TravelIQ# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We need to get a lot smarter about how we move people and goods around. This requires connected thinking, the harnessing of technology, and ultimately a change in people's priorities and values.

David Kamnitzer is a holistic thinker who applies business analysis, transport operations, systems, and engineering skills to projects in traffic management, traveller information, tolling, and transit. David also leads IBI’s RouteMapper business, which provides spatial imagery/LiDAR surveying and software services for planning, design, asset management, and maintenance applications. A strong writer and presenter, David is often involved in high-profile initiatives that require interaction at the top levels of public and private sector organizations.

Ritesh Warade

Director | US Operations Lead, Intelligence
Boston, MA

Ritesh Warade
#Director | US Operations Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Alerts# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Real Time# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ritesh Warade holds a master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering, City Planning, and Urban Design, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He has over ten years of experience, specializing in the planning, design, and implementation of passenger information and analytics systems for transit. His recent projects include Boston MBTA’s MBTA-realtime and MBTA-performance systems, Denver RTD’s traveller information System, and Toronto Metrolinx’s Triplink. Ritesh has a background in transit planning, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Ritesh leads IBI Group’s Transit Data practice, which focuses on helping transit agencies manage their data, provide high-quality realtime information to passengers, and analyze service quality and measure performance. He is an industry leader in the field of open data and open data standards for transit, and is a member of an industry consortium working to manage and improve the GTFS/ GTFS-realtime data formats.

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