Wednesday, 25 August 2021


09:00 AM (CDT)
16:00 PM (CEST)


45 minutes – Online

Expert Dialog

Perspectives on Project Cost Data

How can cost data help you achieve your project and business goals? How can you properly maintain your cost database and improve its usability?

Join this Expert Dialog as we discuss the ins and outs of project cost data. You’ll discover how a well-structured, complete, and up-to-date cost database can make the life of an estimator much easier by helping to create quick and accurate cost estimates. We’ll also demonstrate the power of cost data for Management Teams – from automation to reporting.

Lastly, we’ll take a look at our own CESK database which is used throughout a range of industries all over the world. You’ll learn how the dataset is structured and used in the estimating field and its latest enhancements.

During this Expert Dialog, we’ll cover:

  • The importance of a structured cost database for project success
  • Key challenges of developing and maintaining a cost database
  • The benefits of cost data for both Estimators and Management Teams
  • An inside look at CESK Database and its latest data enhancements
  • Q&A with the CESK Data and Cleopatra Enterprise Experts

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Featured Speakers

Stefan Bakker

Vice President Business Cleopatra Enterprise

Stefan holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Economics and has been in business with major industrial companies for more than 10 years. During that time, Stefan has built up an international network in various industries such as oil & gas, infrastructure, power, offshore, chemicals, pharmaceutical, and shipbuilding.

Next to serving clients in the US, Stefan leads the company’s business development initiatives globally. Furthermore, he is a regular speaker at industry events, presenting on the need for an integrated project controls approach to improve the project performance of organizations. 

Bharadwaj Rangarajan

Senior Cost Data Consultant for CESK DATA

Bharadwaj Rangarajan is the Senior Cost Data Consultant for CESK Data. With more than 10 years of professional experience, Bhara has played a key role in successfully advising and training major clients across North America and Europe on how to add value to their projects using data. Furthermore, he has led the development projects of cost engineering business processes in industries such as oil & gas, bulk, and specialty chemicals, pharmaceutical, offshore dredging, and nuclear.

Bhara is a Certified Cost Engineer (CCE), and he holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering.