Nancy.Novak

Nancy.Novak

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Nancy Novak, Compass Datacenters’ SVP of Construction, has over 25 years of construction experience and has overseen the delivery of over $3.5 billion in projects during that time.

Prior to joining Compass, Nancy was the National Vice President of Operations for Balfour Beatty Construction which she joined after serving in a variety of executive positions for Hensel Phelps Construction Company. She is actively involved in a number of organizations dedicated to the advancement of woman in business including Above the Glass Ceiling (AGC) who are working with Fortune 500 companies to aid in the advancement of women in STEM, Women in Government Relations (WGE), Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE), The World Trade Center Initiative, Fortune Media’s Most Powerful Women and the National Women’s Party.

Nancy is a frequent speaker on the topic and has participated in the White House Women's and Diversity in STEM forums. Nancy holds a degree in Construction Engineering and Management from San Diego State University.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Nancy Novak and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Nancy.Novak

The ripple effect
A Different Perspective through a Different Lens

The ripple effect

Pre-fabrication and other agile construction methodologies are transforming how data centers are designed and built – just in the nick of time for the explosive growth of data center infrastructure that will be required in the coming decade. more than ever, CIOs today need to be as comfortable putting on a hard hat as they are standing at a white board giving a presentation.
September 13, 2018
Good help is hard to find
A Different Perspective through a Different Lens

Good help is hard to find

How the shortage of qualified data center professionals is a challenge not just for the data center industry, but also for the economy as a whole…as so many businesses expand their dependence on data center infrastructure. CIOs and their companies should take a number of steps to address this skills gap in ways that meet the needs of their own companies specifically, and the economic growth more broadly.
July 9, 2018
Even CIOs need a hard hat: Agile construction is a secret weapon for smarter IT
A Different Perspective through a Different Lens

Even CIOs need a hard hat: Agile construction is a secret weapon for smarter IT

Agile construction methodologies are dramatically changing how IT infrastructure is being built. Those construction practices will, in turn, give CIOs more flexibility in how they do IT planning and save money on a fast-growing aspect of their budgets at the same time.
June 5, 2018
Gender diversity doesn’t happen without advocacy
A Different Perspective through a Different Lens

Gender diversity doesn’t happen without advocacy

How mentoring programs are not enough to truly increase diversity in companies’ leadership teams. Greater gender and ethnic diversity happens when advocacy from people in positions of authority embrace that responsibility.
April 16, 2018
It’s time to walk the walk
A Different Perspective through a Different Lens

It’s time to walk the walk

Achieving the goal of creating an inclusive work environment requires a high degree of corporate commitment.
March 12, 2018