From 2002-2006, Elise Hudson worked at Raytheon Polar Services Company to support the National Science Foundation in Antarctica. In August 2004, she deployed to McMurdo Station for nearly 6 months to implement new project management and IT governance practices. She will share her stories of how they changed departments which supported scientists and contractors via radio and data connectivity to science camps across the coldest, windiest, driest, and most remote continent on Earth. This presentation will focus on key project management and leadership tricks, along with conversation interlaced with general info about the Antarctic experience with photos and stories. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss!
Elise Hudson (PMP, MPA, TOGAF, CSP-SM) has been in IT for over 25 years and has been in project management for over 17 years. Elise has traveled the world working for both major corporations and government agencies, and her favorite assignment was supporting the NSF in McMurdo Station, Antarctica. She has served in various management roles including leading PMOs, workforce management, SDLC/Agile, and Quality Assurance teams. Elise founded the Nashville PMO Leaders Group in 2018 and is currently the President-Elect of the Nashville PMI Chapter.