PMIWDC 2023 Professional Development Day Sept 2023

PMIWDC is sponsoring 2023 Profession Development Day as a virtual event Wednesday 20 Sept 2023 9 AM -2 PM. PDD event will be two one hour presentations followed by two simultaneous workshops. Attendees can earn up to 4 PDUs. Speakers • Uri Galimidi, “AI and Your Career” • Dr. Tina P. Srivastava, Mr. Mark Kaufman: “Tensions and Opportunities: Program Management and Systems Engineering”, PMI INCOSE PM SE Integration Working Group,

Two Hour Workshops:

  •  Wicked Problem Solving, Katie Castiglione, PMI Wicked Problem Solver Product Owner
  • Citizen Developer, Claire Sanders, Manager Citizens Developer at PMI


Claire Sanders

Claire Sanders, Manager, Citizens Developer at PMI. Claire has managed the PMI Citizen Developer Program since 2021. She has a Bachelors of Science in Business Management (Finance) from Kingston University and studied in Business Studies at Brockenhurst College.


Katie Castiglione

Katie Castiglione,
Wicked Problem Solver Product Owner, Project Management Institute. Kate appreciates contributing to a culture of innovation, collaboration and passion. In her 10+ years of experience as a software product manager and project manager, Kate has worked with diverse clients and teams to build better solutions to transform business communications and operations. Kate prides herself on being customer-focused and relationship-driven, fostering positive collaboration with clients, partners and cross-functional team. Kate joined the Wicked Problem Solving Team in 2021 and is excited to bring energy, enthusiasm and solutions to help you solve your toughest wicked problems,


Mark Kaufman

Mr. Mark Kaufman, PMP,
has over 40 years’ experience in the management of IT systems development. He is currently MITRE’s Department Manager for Enterprise Program and Risk Management. Prior to working for MITRE, he was Vice President for Project Management for a Fortune 500 company. He has managed projects in support of child support payment processing, the Earth Observing System, and improving the quality of care for dialysis patients. Mark has served as a subject matter expert in the standup of numerous program management offices across the Federal space, a topic he spoke about at PMI Global 2018. He was also the lead systems engineer for the ground system and the data archive for the Hubble Space Telescope. Currently Mark serves and an Initiative Lead for the INCOSE PM-SE working Group looking at similarities and differences between the PMBOK and the Systems Engineering Handbook. Mark has a B.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology and a MSEE from the University of Maryland.,

 Dr Tina Srivastava

Dr. Tina P. Srivastava
has served on INCOSE’s Board of Directors and received the INCOSE Inaugural David Wright Leadership Award for technical and interpersonal competencies in the practice of system engineering as a means for solving the great challenges of our planet. She is a lecturer at MIT in the areas of aerodynamics, aviation, complex systems, and technology road mapping and selection. She is also the author of Innovating in a Secret World, featured by MIT. Dr. Srivastava co-chairs the PM-SE Integration Working Group, which received a Working Group Award at INCOSE IW 2022. Dr. Srivastava is one of the authors and editors of the book Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering. As an innovator, entrepreneur, and technology expert, Tina’s experience spans roles as Chief Engineer of electronic warfare programs at Raytheon to cofounder of a venture-backed security startup. She is an FAA-certified pilot and instructor of MIT’s Pilot Ground School course. Dr. Srivastava earned her PhD in Strategy, Innovation, and Engineering, a Masters in System Design and Management, and a Bachelors in Aeronautics and Astronautics, all from MIT.


Uri Galimidi

Uri Galimidi 
spent most of his career in senior Management Consulting and IT positions, including Vice President with Oracle, Partner with Accenture, and Senior VP with PwC. In the past 10 years Uri has been coaching, mentoring, and speaking on topics of Leadership, Professional Growth, and Project Management. Uri delivered presentations at (over 160,000 views) and at live PMI seminars in New York City, Toronto, Pittsburg, New Jersey, San Diego, Edmonton, Lake Shore, Westchester, and others. Uri is a certified Leadership Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He also holds a PMP certification. Uri holds an MSc degree in Bio-Medical Engineering and an MBA.

Event Details

Date & Time

20 September 2023

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST-05:00)


Zoom Meeting

Virtual Event


Members: 35

Non-Members: 50


Power Skills PDU's: 2
Ways/Working PDU's: 2