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Asia Pacific Speakers

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  • Contact Annie Chong | www.linkedin.com/in/annie-chong
    Country/Time Zone: Singapore, China Taiwan Time: GMT+8:00 | Lead Time: 1 to 2 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese | Topics: Career Development, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Diversity, Information Technology, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Stakeholder Management

    Annie is a leader with extensive global and regional IT and Change Management experience in diverse industries including biopharmaceutical and consulting. Her current role is the regional change management lead for IT transformation and the global steward for the PM CoP within her company. She is the founder and President of the ACMP Singapore forming chapter and serves on the Board of the CSA Singapore. She is a strong advocate for DEI and corporate social responsibility.

  • Contact Clarice Tan | https://bunkytan.wixsite.com/clarice-tan
    Treasurer, PMI Singapore Chapter | Country/Time Zone: Singapore, China Taiwan Time Time: GMT+8:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Diversity, The Power of Self Perception

    Clarice believes that people are the catalysts of successful transformation. Well known for her transformation and change management expertise, she has over 20 years of corporate experience, over 10 of it managing strategic transformation programs in APAC. Clarice interacts well with people across many levels in the organisation and has a deep understanding of personal and organizational needs. She engages with senior management and key stakeholders to effectively manage strategic transformation and redesign functional processes for HR, Finance, Operations, and Infrastructure Support. She has led multi-million dollar projects and teams across multiple projects, globally and across APAC, and brings diverse perspectives with her multi-country leadership roles.  

    She has inspired audiences with talks on  Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. Having overcome tremendous personal adversity and succeeded in her career ambitions, she is well-placed to help others to gain confidence to be their best self.

    Clarice was born without a lower left arm. She learned to live ably without her left hand and spent her childhood swimming, cycling, and playing netball with everyone else. Clarice’s mission is to help people flourish when faced with adversity, develop their self-confidence, and believe in their capabilities to overcome difficult times.

  • Contact Geetha Gopal | www.linkedin.com/in/geetha-gopal
    Country/Time Zone: Singapore, China Taiwan Time: GMT+8:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Tamil | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Diversity, Information Technology, Operations, Program Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy

    Geetha is a senior programme/project management professional with 14 years of experience leading large, strategic investments including AI, IT infrastructure, Data Centres, Digital transformation, and Product ownership for two multinational organizations. She specializes in blank sheet assignments and regional, cross-functional IT management initiatives. Based out of Singapore, she works for Panasonic and leads the standardization of regional infrastructure projects and Digital Transformation initiatives across APAC through strategic projects delivery and an optimised portfolio. Until mid-2019, she has been with automotive giant Daimler, for almost a decade. In her last role there as a product and service owner, she has led an incubator initiative that transformed a research-based, in-house AI product into a shared service that reshaped their operations, and won several laurels both within their organization and outside in the industry. She has recently completed her Master of Science in Major Programme Management, at Said Business School, University of Oxford. She believes in the power of data and has submitted a thesis on the role of data in improving major programme performance in the smart-cities industry. She also holds a Bachelor of Computer Science Engineering, Executive MBA and PMP, and has done several public speaking engagements across the globe. In recognition of her contribution to the project management profession and IT innovation, she has been honoured by PMI in the prestigious Future 50 Leaders 2020 Global List.

  • Contact Hina Nisar | https://www.linkedin.com/in/hina-nisar-sadouzai-a2478894/
    Country/Time Zone: Pakistan, Pakistan Lahore Time: GMT+5:00 | Lead Time: 6 PM onwards if online but exceptions are always there for physical short sessions any time or full day on mutually decided date | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi | Topics: Change Management, Communications Management, Diversity, Ethics, Innovation, Leadership, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Hina Nisar Sadouzai is a globally recognized keynote speaker, master trainer and consultant, celebrated for her innovative leadership and strategic business development approaches. Her expertise has reached various corners of the world, including the USA, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, the UAE, KSA, Thailand, among others. In her distinguished career, Hina has played pivotal roles in shaping the future of organizations and individuals alike. She serves as the Lead HRD Trainer/Consultant at ORG.EXC (School of Trainers), a Training Consultant at the National Productivity Organization, and a Business Development Plan Consultant at SMEDA. Her global impact is further highlighted through her participation in the IREX USA's Community Engagement Exchange Program, as a evaluation Consultant at Educational Innovation 360, and as a mentor in the US Embassy Mentorship Program. As CEO of Cognition Hub, Hina leads strategic projects focusing on learning and development for project management community, corporate sector and social enterprises, championing a culture of lifelong learning and accountability. Her tenure as Consultant Director at LEXICON School of Business and Finance has been marked by the initiation of transformative human capital development programs and the establishment of innovative learning models. Beyond her professional roles, Hina has contributed significantly to project management community through various initiatives, including her work as a volunteer efforts with the Project Management Institute. Hina Nisar Sadouzai's work not only transforms organizations but also empowers communities worldwide, making her a true visionary in the fields of development and empowerment.

  • Contact Iain Fraser | www.jacobite.co.nz
    Country/Time Zone: New Zealand, New Zealand Standard Time: GMT+12:00 | Lead Time: 2-4 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Benefits Realization, Change Management, Project Management

    Iain Fraser is globally recognised as an expert who has worked around the world in the Banking/Finance, Defence, Engineering, Government, Oil & Gas, Power, and Telecommunications sectors. Today he is an author, speaker, trainer, and professional director. He now consults to organisations embracing change. During 2006 he was Chairman of the global Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He spent 6 years on the board where he oversaw a period of considerable growth and global expansion. His specialties include: Business Governance, Portfolio & Programme Mgmt Governance, Portfolio and Program Mgmt Consultancy, Speaking & Training, Mentoring, EPMO/PMO's, Value Management, Change Management and Benefits Realization Management.

  • Contact Priyanka Shah | www.linkedin.com/in/priyanka-s-shah
    Vice President, PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter | Country/Time Zone: India, India Standard Time: GMT+5:30 | Lead Time: No preference | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujrathi | Topics: Agility, Career Development, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Diversity, Information Technology, Leadership, Project Management, Scrum, Team Building

    Priyanka (PMP) is Agile Coach by profession, with Masters in Science (M.Sc.) and Business Adminstration (MBA) has around 17 years of IT experience. In her day job, she helps organization with digital agile transformation. She coaches scrum masters and product owners and management for agile ways of working. A lifelong learner she is always learning new things and this can be seen by the plethora of certifications she holds.

    She has spoken at various events by PMI including seminar sessions at PMI Pune-Deccan chapter and some events by PMI PWL and also hosted some of them. She had facilitated quiz in the Women’s day celebration organized by PMI Region 11. She had shared her thoughts on various PMI events held by Bangladesh chapter & Malaysia chapter. She had volunteered for speaking at various colleges and academic institutes as a part of PMI-Pune-Deccan India chapter Academics portfolios various initiatives. Some of the sessions (like power of linkedIn) were so liked by the students that she had to repeat the sessions for other students in the same college. Priyanka is also Google certified Gold tier #IamRemarkable facilitator and have already facilitated workshop for PMI Pune audience in September 2022. Priyanka loves travelling and trekking in her free time.

  • Contact Raji Sivaraman | www.linkedin.com/raji-sivaraman
    Country/Time Zone: United States and Singapore, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 2 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil | Topics: Sustainability, sustainable procurement, Personal Agility, Interdisciplinary correlations, examples: – PM and Music, PM and Sustainability, PM and Stakeholders, PM and Procurement, PM and Logistics

    Raji Sivaraman, M. S, PMI-ACP, PMP, PMO-CP Principal of ASBA LLC, a Singapore citizen, helps USA/Singapore companies with strategic planning/overseas startups. Speaks several languages. Worked in Singapore/Thailand/India/USA. Advanced Sustainability Researcher, Author, Contributor to Project Management books, published articles, research papers internationally. Global facilitator, Keynote speaker, Discussant/Academic chair/Moderator CXO Forum/ Panelist/Agile practitioner. Lead fortune 50/500 companies with CSR/BSR/Mobility projects. Consultant, Director, Strategic Advisor, and an Advisory Board member for non-profit organizations. Worked in IT, publishing, financial, standards and logistics industries as a lead project manager and implementation manager. Adjunct Professor at Montclair University, USA. Held leadership positions with the PMI at the chapter/global level, inaugural IPMA HackDays Chair to date. A Pracademic. Distinguished Women leaders of Singapore, 2013.

    Area of expertise: Sustainability, sustainable procurement, Personal Agility, Interdisciplinary correlations, examples: – PM and Music, PM and Sustainability, PM and Stakeholders, PM and Procurement, PM and Logistics

    YouTube/video presentation(s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAnZiQOZSbw

  • Contact Stelian Roman | www.projectmanagement.com/profile/StelianROMAN
    Country/Time Zone: Australia, Australia Eastern Time: GMT+10:00 | Lead Time: 2-3 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Romanian | Topics: Agility, Ethics, Risk Management, Scrum

    Dan is an experienced Project Manager with over 35 years commercial experience in a broad range of business areas, organization structures and cultural environments. He has extensive hands-on experience with formal Project Methodologies (PMBOK, PRINCE2) and Agile frameworks like Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), SAFe and Disciplined Agile and he is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is the author of “The Agile Enterprise” series of webinars on www.projectmanagement.com.

  • Contact Tao Chun Liu  |  www.linkedin.com/in/taochunliu/
    Event Logistics Director, PMI Taipei, Taiwan Chapter | Country/Time Zone: 台灣, China Taiwan Time: GMT+8:00 | Lead Time: 15 Days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Languages: Chinese, English | Topics: Agility, Artificial Intelligence, Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Team Building

    Tao Chun Liu is a highly accomplished and experienced professional in the field of project management. With an impressive list of credentials, including PMP, AHPP, and DASSM, Tao has established himself as a sought-after speaker and authority in the industry.

    Having successfully completed numerous multimillion-dollar projects, Tao's expertise and track record are unparalleled. He has a wealth of experience as an Agile coach and Scrum Master, having led over 2000 sprints and facilitated the seamless implementation of Agile methodologies.

    With a keen interest in the intersection of technology and project management, Tao has been at the forefront of implementing AI projects for over six years. His deep understanding of AI technologies and their application in project management sets him apart from his peers. Moreover, Tao's involvement in digital transformation projects for an extensive period of time has honed his ability to navigate complex organizational landscapes and drive successful outcomes.

    Tao is passionate about the future of project management and believes in equipping project managers worldwide with the necessary knowledge to thrive in the evolving landscape of AI and project-driven economies. Through his engaging speaking engagements, Tao aims to share his valuable insights, methodologies, and strategies, empowering professionals to embrace and leverage the opportunities presented by the AIGC (Artificial Intelligence and Project Economy) era.

  • Contact Taras Fedoruk  |  www.linkedin.com/in/tarasfedoruk
    President, PMI Ukraine Chapter | Country/Time Zone: Netherlands, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 2-4 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Languages: Ukrainian, English | Topics: Agility, Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Scrum, Stakeholder Management, Team Building

    Taras is a decorated program management and agile professional with 10+ years of experience in the various IT domains. He has received several accolades, including the globally recognized 2022 PMI Rising Leader Award, for significantly impacting project management practices, setting industry standards, and establishing outstanding initiatives.

Europe Speakers

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  • Contact Arturas Kuliesas | www.linkedin.com/in/akuliesas
    Country/Time Zone: Lithuania, Eastern European Time: GMT+2:00 | Lead Time: 2 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Lithuanian, Russian | Topics: Disciplined Agile, Program Management, Project Management

    Arturas Kuliesas (PMP, PgMP, MSP) is an experienced project and program manager since 2002, the Member of the Board and former president of Lithuanian Project Management Association. Arturas has been leading multimillion-euro projects and programs for international banking, IT and energy sectors. At present, he is responsible for Litgrid Synchronization Program, a quintessential megaproject in the Lithuanian energy utilities sector. In addition to his management practice, Arturas is known as an established trainer and lecturer specialized in topics of projects, programs, quality and risk management.

  • Contact Carlos J. Pampliega | https://pmideas.es/
    Country/Time Zone: Spain, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Italian, Spanish | Topics: Agility, Artificial Intelligence, Career Development, Citizen Developer, Construction Project Management, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Stakeholder Management, Strategy

    Commitment between technical knowledge and management skills in the successful fulfilment of more than 100 projects in different sectors.

    Carlos is a consultant and trainer in Project Management; his personal brand is a reference in social networks in the area of Project Management. Author of a large number of articles, he joins as a professor in courses and masters from different Business Schools and Universities.

  • Contact Carmine Paragano | www.linkedin.com/in/carmine-paragano
    President Elect, PMI Central Italy Chapter | Country/Time Zone: Italy, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Italian | Topics: Agility, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Information Technology, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Scrum, Strategy

    President of the PMI Central Italy Chapter. Head of the Enterprise Agility & Program Governance competence center and Academy board member in NTT DATA Italia. With over 20 years of experience in project management in the ICT world with traditional and agile methodologies, today he helps companies in business transformation processes for the implementation of business and enterprise agility. International speaker and author of books and numerous articles for sector magazines as well as lecturer at various Italian masters.

  • Contact Carole Osterweil | www.visibledynamics.co.uk
    Country/Time Zone: United Kingdom, GMT | Lead Time: 3 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Change Management, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Team Building

    Carole Osterweil is a project troubleshooter and executive coach who’s on a mission - to bring an understanding of how the human brain works to the world of project management and business transformation. Carole’s pioneering approach is informed by over 20 years as an educator and consultant at Hult-Ashridge Business School, her experience as an international project leader, and her training in psychotherapy and the arts. She works with corporates through Visible Dynamics and coaches on the UK Government’s Project Leadership Programme at Cranfield University.

  • Contact David Hernán Tardini | www.linkedin.com/in/davidhtardini
    Country/Time Zone: Spain, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 30 days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Italian, Spanish | Topics: Agility, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Information Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Scrum, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building, Sustainability, Agile Sustainable development. Green IT

    Passion and enthusiasm for Agility, Scrum, Management, Sustainability and Technology Innovation. Expert management in complex products delivery and continuous process
    improvement. Experience in creating value in organizations through systematic collaboration and persons interaction. Planning, design, and leadership global corporate of Lean Agile Transformation Strategy model. Expertise in Banking, Finance, Insurance, Automotive, Industry 4.0, Sustainable Development, Green IT, Aerospace, and IT Consultancy.

    Speaker at innovations and business events: IFEMA Innovation Area Madrid 2022, CAEA 2022 Zaragoza, CAS 2019 BCN, BAOS Agile 2017, Madrid, EAE Business School, 2018 Madrid, Project Management Institute (PMI) Valencia, 2022.

    • Author of the book “Agile Sustainable Development”
    • Author of book “Agility and corporate culture”
    • Author of the book “The way of Agile”
    • Co-translator of the official Scrum guide (Spanish)Ver: 2017 & 2020, authorized by scrum.org
    • Co-translator  of the official Nexus guide (Spanish), authorized by scrum.org
    • Co-translator of the official Scrum with Kanban guide (Spanish), authorized by scrum.org
  • Contact Fabiola Maisonnier
    Country/Time Zone: France, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: Flexible | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, French, Spanish | Topics: Change Management, Leadership, Stakeholder Management

    Fabiola Maisonnier works in Schlumberger as Transformation Manager. She is experienced in Service Management (ITSM), Project Management, Crisis, Change and Transformation Management for over 20 years. She is PMP and ITIL4 certified. She is keen about leading project teams with a Collaboration and Change Management mindset, bringing out the best in leaders and teams alike. Fabiola is passionate on Leadership competency which is all about using our Emotional Intelligence to respond with maturity, vulnerability and empathy when making the hardest decisions in our professional and personal life!

  • Contact Felice Pescatore | www.felicepescatore.it
    Country/Time Zone: Italy, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Italian | Topics: Disciplined Agile, Project Management

    Felice Pescatore is daily involved in supporting complex contexts, primarily using Agile and Lean approaches to help organizations in their customer-centric journey. M.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Professional Master's Programmes in Technology and Software Management and Executive MBA, he describes himself like a "technician loaned to the organization” and his mission is to contribute to the development of the safety network which is the lifeblood of every company.

  • Contact Gerardine Mahoro | www.act05.com
    Country/Time Zone: France, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 1 week minimum | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, French | Topics: Change Management, Diversity, Leadership, Strategy

    Gérardine Mahoro is currently managing the African Development Bank Grant "GONAT" that is implemented in the AfDB Regional Member Countries (RMCs): Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. Multi-project entrepreneur, she founded ACT05 after 10 years experience in Africa and Europe, within private and public sectors such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Paris and the African Development Bank (AfDB). Her work has covered 19 countries, where she had to deal with governments as well as companies and TFPs. Ranked by Forbes Africa and Tropics Magazine among the most influential Africans, in 2019 she was named among the French-African Leaders, under the sponsorship of President Emmanuel Macron, hosted at the Presidency Élysée Palace and Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo in Ghana.

  • Contact Grzegorz Szalajko | www.szalajko.com
    Country/Time Zone: Poland, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 1-2 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Polish | Topics: Agility, Benefits Realization, Change Management, Information Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy

    As a globally recognized expert in project and change management, Grzegorz specializes in transforming organizations and building a culture of project excellence. He combines over 20 years of practical experience with a deep understanding of modern standards and trends. A passionate storyteller, always inspiring the audience with fresh perspective and showing practical ways of using modern project management to deliver value in organizations.

  • Contact Julien Mansourian
    Country/Time Zone: United Kingdom, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 2 Weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, French | Topics: Change Management, Disciplined Agile, Organizational Project Management, Project Management

    A self-made and resilient leader with a progressive experience in business and IT fields, Julien has been scaling up consulting and customer success functions across multiple organisations to accelerate their engagement maturity model by acting as a customer centric champion promoting and embracing value-delivery mindset to embed transformational changes. He is highly skilled in Business and IT Consulting, Business Development, Value Engineering, IT Strategy, Customer Success, Agile Coaching, Agile Transformation, Business Agility Enablement, Project, Program and Portfolio Management.

  • Contact Laura Lazzeriniova
    Country/Time Zone: Czech Republic, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 3 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, German, Italian, Czech | Topics: Agility, Artificial Intelligence, Career Development, Change Management, Cost Management, Diversity, Information Technology, Leadership, Program Management, Project Management, Strategy, Team Building, People Management, System Integration, Intercultural Cooperation

    Laura Lazzerini, with a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pisa (with a specialization in microelectronics), has gained extensive experience since 2005, in Italy and abroad, as project manager, program manager and Head of Project & Program Management Department in the fields of automotive, energy, yachting and telco. She has been awarded in London as “Best Technical of the Year for Region 1 (a wider region of the world that includes Europe, Middle East, Russia, Africa, India and Pakistan). PMP®, AHPP®, AgilePgM®, PAL I[tm], OTO, CPE University of Cambridge level C2 and Goethe Zertifikat C1, Laura speaks fluently four languages (Italian, Czech, English, German).

  • Contact Lloyd Skinner | https://www.linkedin.com/in/lloyd-j-skinner-6654b11/
    Country/Time Zone: United Kingdom, GMT | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Leadership, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Resource Management, Risk Management

    Lloyd Skinner has more than 25 years’ experience working in multiple sectors and on multiple projects in both support and delivery roles. He has led a full life cycle, multiyear, major change and transformation projects with a value of hundreds of million pounds. For over five years, he has been CEO at greyfly.ai, creating a suite of AI-related project management products and services. Their flagship product is Intelligent Project Prediction - the Sat Nav for project executives which uses AI to provide executives with insights to increase project success by unlocking company project knowledge to serve prioritized insights and interventions to increase project success.

  • Contact Lysa Morrison | www.linkedin.com/in/lysa-morrison
    Country/Time Zone: United Kingdom, GMT | Lead Time: 1 month but prefer longer and can do shorter | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Innovation, Leadership, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building, Emotional Intelligence, High performing teams, Building a high performing caring culture, Resilience, Performance, Influencing, Confidence, Employee engagement

    Lysa combines her wealth of commercial experience, along with her academic background to help organisations to bring the best out of their people and their businesses. Lysa has been delivering workshops, executive coaching, group facilitation, consultancy and keynote talks to organisations across Europe for the last 15 years. Her talks are always funny yet incredibly inspiring.

  • Contact Lukas Zenk | www.lightbox.at
    Country/Time Zone: Austria, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 1 week in advance (but more time is desired) | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, German | Topics: Agility, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building, Event Design, Creativity and Innovation, Networking, Social Network Analysis, Lego Serious Play

    Lukas is the founder of The Lightbox Network that includes various experts from science, arts, and practice to innovate and consult organizations.

    He works as an Associate Professor for Innovation and Network Research and is Deputy Head for Research at the Department of Knowledge and Communication Management, Danube University Krems. In his applied research projects, he investigates how people collaboratively solve complex problems and how creative and innovative processes can be supported.​

    He co-created the method Designing. Events, the web-based tool Collective Pictures, co-founded the improvisational theater company Quintessenz in Vienna and was a member of the executive board of the worldwide Applied Improvisation Network. He lectures at various universities, consults companies and gives keynote presentations. His innovative lectures, talks, and research projects in Networks, Innovation and Improvisation have earned him several awards.

  • Contact Marcus Glowasz | https://marcusglowasz.com
    Country/Time Zone: Switzerland, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 2 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, German | Topics: Agility, Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership, Other, Strategy, Data Analytics, Data-Driven Project Management, Data Literacy

    Marcus Glowasz is a digitalization specialist with over 25 years of international experience in technology and data-driven projects. He works with project leaders and teams, helping them to leverage the vast potential of data, analytics, and AI to advance and future-proof their project delivery practices.

    Marcus is the author of the book "Leading Projects with Data," which offers invaluable insights into overcoming cultural and behavioral barriers to successfully leverage data-informed practices in projects.

  • Contact Michał Prorok | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michal-prorok/
    Country/Time Zone: Poland, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Polish | Topics: Agility, Career Development, Diversity, Ethics, Information Technology, Leadership, Operations, Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    I am an experience manager in IT industry, coming from a linguistics and culture background. With a diverse portfolio and 9 years of management experience, including roles as a Project, Portfolio, Account, Line, and Resource Manager, Business Analyst, and Product Owner, I try to look at every situation from different angles. While constantly challenging myself, I strive to make things easy for everyone around, relying on clear, direct communication and trust. A neurodivergent himself, I try to be an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and individualisation, wherever it is possible, to both achieve best results and make everyone comfortable and satisfied with the process. Currently working as a Delivery Manager at Xebia, I am also a coach, mentor, speaker, and interim manager. I have been a member and volunteer of PMI Poland Chapter for 6 years, currently holding the title of VP of IT. During my involvement with PMI PC, I have created the Management360 conference in Wrocław, as well as PMIthon – a hackathon-style event for project professionals, now getting international attention. I am currently based in Wrocław, Poland, where I focus on my work and take time to have long walks with my German Shephard look-alike dog, Revan.

  • Contact Nadja El Fertasi | thrivewitheq.com
    Country/Time Zone: Belgium, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German | Topics: Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building, Emotional Intelligence

    Nadja is a human readiness and resilience expert, specializing in emotional intelligence and leadership. Her comprehensive approach addresses the human factor in an increasingly digitized world by combining her expertise in crisis management, strategic stakeholder engagement, and emotional intelligence. With nearly two decades of experience at NATO, the world's largest crisis management organization, Nadja brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to help individuals and organizations navigate today's complex landscape.

  • Contact Peter Ivanov | www.Peter-ivanov.com
    Country/Time Zone: Germany, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, German, Russian, Bulgarian | Topics: Agility, Communications Management, Information Technology, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, Team Building

    Peter Ivanov inspires managers, entrepreneurs and NGO Leaders with the power of virtual teams and future-oriented leadership. Peter led virtual teams of 100+ people spread across Europe, Africa and Asia. These teams won multiple corporate awards including the “Global IT Connect Award" in 2012. Peter’s first book, “Virtual Power Teams”, has been translated into six languages, and has been an "Amazon Top 3" in the international management category.

    Peter holds guest lecturing positions at the Nordakademie, Queen’s University, and HULT International Business School. Over the years he has worked with numerous NGOs, including the "World Food Programme of the United Nations". His mission is to unite global talent to tackle the toughest challenges facing humanity.

    The father of 5 daughters, he admits he has failed in gender diversity at home, but is a passionate advocate of diversity in the business world. When he's not speaking on a stage around the world, Peter loves to throw his javelin, or take part in athletic competitions. He is a World Senior Champion in discus throwing, and actively supports young talent.

  • Contact Peter Taylor | thelazyprojectmanager.com
    Country/Time Zone: United Kingdom, GMT | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Communications Management, Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Project Management, Team Building

    Keynote speaker and coach, Peter is the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on Project Management, PMO development, Executive Sponsorship, Transformation Leadership, and Speaking Skills. He has built and led some of the largest PMOs in the world with organisations such as Siemens, IBM, UKG, and now Ceridian, where he is the VP Global PMO. He has also delivered over 500 lectures around the world in over 25 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’.

  • Contact Ricardo Sastre Martín | www.linkedin.com/in/ricardosastre-pmo
    Country/Time Zone: Spain, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 1-3 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Spanish | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, PMO, Strategy, Project Economy

    Seasoned Project Management professional with more than 20 years of professional experience, that has led projects, programs, portfolios and project offices in more than 40 countries, in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, in the Telco, Energy and Manufacturing industries, working for multinational companies like Ericsson, Telefonica and Microsoft.

    Included in the list of Top50 Top Though Leaders and Influencers in Project Management by Thinkers360, in the list of Top50 Project Management leaders of 2022 by Leadershum, and awarded by itSMF for the commitment to the profession.

  • Contact Thomas Walenta | www.linkedin.com/in/thwalenta
    Country/Time Zone: Germany, Eastern European Time: GMT+2:00 | Lead Time: flexible | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, German | Topics: Leadership, Program Management, Project Management, Strategy

    Thomas Walenta is a Coach and Mentor for Project Management Professionals, where he gained experience with setting up complex programs, running PMOs and turning around troubled projects for IBM clients in diverse industries and geographies. In parallel to his work he acts as a project management volunteer since 1998, previously as PMI Chapter President, PMI Board Director and received the PMI Fellow award in 2012. He is a frequent speaker at global conferences and published in several media.

  • Contact Vedran Zerjav
    Country/Time Zone: United Kingdom, GMT | Lead Time: 3 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Innovation, Project Management, Strategy

    15+ years of active experience in consultancy, research and teaching on projects and project-based organisations. Primary setting are infrastructure and built environment projects to achieve transformation, technology development, innovation and social outcomes. In research and advisory capacity I engage with major industry players in the UK and internationally, as well as government and industry bodies.

Latin America Speakers

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  • Contact Aldo Mattos | www.aldomattos.com
    Country/Time Zone: Brazil, Brazil Eastern Time: GMT-3:00 | Lead Time: 3 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish | Topics: Career Development, Cost Management

    Civil engineer and lawyer, 30+ years of experience in infrastructure projects in several parts of the world (15 countries). Author of 5 technical books on construction cost estimating, planning & schedling. Founder of AACE Brazil Section. Consultant, speaker and mentor.

  • Contact Andre Barcaui | www.barcaui.com.br
    Country/Time Zone: Brazil, Brazil Eastern Time: GMT-3:00 | Lead Time: 10 days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish | Topics: Agility, Artificial Intelligence, Leadership, Scrum

    Postdoctoral in Business Management from FEA/USP and a PhD in Business Management from UNR. He holds both an Information Technology as well as a Psychology degree. Former IBM Services Manager and Hewlett-Packard PMO Manager for Latin America. Independent Consultant, Professor, Author, and Speaker.

  • Contact Cristhian Arias Venturo | www.linkedin.com/in/cristhianariasv
    Country/Time Zone: Perú, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 15 días | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: Portuguese, Spanish | Topics: Agility, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Information Technology, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, Scrum, OKR

    Colaboro con las personas y sus organizaciones en sus procesos de evolución ágil. Trabajo fuertemente en profundizar conexiones entre las personas y su entorno, así como maximizar la necesidad organizacional de experimentar y de aprender a aprender.

  • Contact Dairton Bassi
    Country/Time Zone: Brazil, Brazil Eastern Time: GMT-3:00 | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish | Topics: Agility, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Scrum

    Founder and CEO at Agile Trends, the most relevant agile hub in Latin America, that promotes connections between specialists, companies and government institutions. He is a pioneer in agile methods in Brazil, leading agile adoptions in companies of many sectors.

  • Contact Eunice Duran
    Country/Time Zone: Dominican Republic, Middle East Time: GMT+3:30 | Lead Time: 3 meses | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: Spanish | Topics: Benefits Realization, Ethics, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO

    Ingeniera Civil, Magister en Administración Pública y Post Grado en Administración de Proyectos de Construcción. Miembro del CODIA, del PMI, y de los Capítulos PMI República Dominicana, Nuevo Cuyo, Argentina y Honduras. Conferencista Internacional, SME para la revisión del Estándar de la Construcción y de las conferencias Congreso Global 2018 y EMEA 2019. Docente Universitaria UNPHU, UNIBE, UNICDA. Consultor Técnico del Departamento de Planificación y Presupuesto del BCRD, a cargo de la Oficina de Administración de los Planes Estratégico y Operativo PMO-BCRD, PMO Finalista al Premio Internacional PMO del Año 2014, y Richard Goodman de Planificación Estratégica 2018 y 2021. 41 años de experiencia en el ejercicio profesional de la administración de proyectos públicos y privados, y de oficinas de proyectos para el sector público. Certificaciones: PfMP, PgMP, PMP, SMP, PMI-BA, JMT, PMO-CP, Simuladores de Negocios CompanyGame, Docente UNIBE y Docente UNPHU.

  • Contact Germán Martinez | https://www.linkedin.com/in/grmartinez/
    Country/Time Zone: Argentina, Argentina Standard Time: GMT-3:00 | Lead Time: 15 days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese | Topics: Agility, Artificial Intelligence, Career Development, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Ethics, PMO,
    Project Management, Scrum, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Germán Martinez is a highly skilled and experienced System Engineer, Project Management Professional, and Disciplined Agile Coach with a successful track record of driving change at all levels.

    With extensive program and project management expertise, Germán has worked with startups and large organizations, specializing in strategic planning, team management, and stakeholder relationship building.

    Germán serves as a Disciplined Agile Coach, guiding teams through the change process and supporting various initiatives. 

    As Director of Innova Agile PMO, he plays a pivotal role in developing and executing the strategic plan for a project management consulting and training company. 

    Additionally, Germán serves as an Authorized Training Partner Instructor, offering certification prep courses for (CAPM), (PMP), (DASSM), and (DAC).

    In addition to his professional engagements, Germán is an academic director at Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora and professor at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional and Universidad de Buenos Aires, where he imparts knowledge in Disciplined Agile, Lean Software Development, and Project Management.

    Germán's dedication to the project management field extends to his volunteer work. He has served as the President of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Argentina Chapter

  • Contact Hiparcio Stoffel
    Country/Time Zone: Brazil, Brazil Eastern Time: GMT-3:00 | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish | Topics: Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Innovation, Organizational Project Management, Project Management

    Hiparcio Stoffel, DASSM, PMO-CP é Doutor em Design Estratégico, Mestre em Indústria Criativa e graduado em Administração de Empresas., Atualmente atua como Diretor-geral no Escritório de Desenvolvimento de Projetos- EDP no Governo do RS. Por mais de 20 anos atuou como consultor nas áreas de Gestão da Inovação, Gestão Estratégica, Gestão por Processos e Modelos de Gestão. Como voluntário no Capítulo do Rio Grande do Sul do PMI exerce o papel de VP de Relações Institucionais e Expansão, tendo anteriormente colaborado como Diretor Projetos Públicos. É Instrutor Internacional do programa Managing Innovation pela Barnes & Conti (USA), HCMBOK 3G Practitioner, HCMP 3G Expert Professional e HCMBOK to Agile certificado pelo Human Chance Management Institute- HUCMI. Atua como professor de programas de pós-graduação nas áreas de gestão estratégica, gestão da inovação e gestão de projetos. Como consultor liderou projetos em empresas privadas, instituições públicas e ONG, tendo atuado em vários setores produtivos, como: Alimentação, transporte, saneamento básico, energia, automobilístico, serviços financeiros, saúde assistencial, administração pública, dentre outros.

  • Contact Jose Benito Flores Juarez
    Country/Time Zone: México, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: Flexible | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Spanish | Topics: Career Development, Leadership

    Benito Flores serves as Director of Development at the Universidad de Monterrey - UDEM (Mexico), where he also teaches. Previously, he served at UDEM as Quality Director, Human Resources Director, Full Time Faculty, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and Dean of the School of Engineering. In 2019, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Quality, the largest and most influential quality professional association in the world. He has been teaching in higher education institutions for 30 years and served as Quality Engineer, Quality Manager or Quality Director in four different organizations. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering, a MS in Quality Management and a Ph.D. in Management (EdAd). He is a member of associations such as ASQ, AFP, ASEE and SHRM, and serves or has served in the Board of Directors of several non profit organizations including the Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO), the Santa Catarina Polytechnic High School (Mexico), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) and the American Society for Quality. He and his wife Alejandra live in Monterrey Mexico with their three children.

  • Contact Jose Sergio Torres | https://www.linkedin.com/in/josergiotorres/
    Country/Time Zone: Argentina, Argentina Standard Time: GMT-3:00 | Lead Time: 15 days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, French, Spanish | Topics: Career Development, Communications Management, Digital Transformation, Diversity, Ethics, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Some of Mr. Torres' speaking engagements include:

    • 2013 - 2023: Voluntario de PMI Nuevo Cuyo Argentina Chapter
    • PM del Congreso Internacional de Proyectos Tour PMI Argentina 25 años 2021
    • PM del Congreso Internacional de Proyectos Tour MI Nuevo Cuyo 2022
    • PM del “Proyectando mi futuro” 2017: proyecto de colaboración a los jóvenes en el proceso de orientación vocacional, ingreso a la vida universitaria y mercado laboral. PMI Nuevo Cuyo
    • Premio al Mentor del año 2018 por el Ministerio de Producción de la República Argentina en representación de PMI Nuevo Cuyo
    • PM del Día de la Gestión del Proyecto Social” con BID La Rioja 2019
    • VP Branch La Rioja 2018, 2019, 2020 PMI Nuevo Cuyo
    • Board President PMI Nuevo Cuyo 2021, 2022, 2023
    • Premio al Formador del año 2019 de Academía Argentina Emprende, Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo, ONU
    • Fundador de la Comunidad de Mujeres Líderes Latinoamericanas PMI LATAM 2018
    • Cofundador de la Comunidad de Mujeres Líderes en Proyectos Perú 2021
    • Fundador del Club de Jóvenes Lideres en Proyectos PMI Nuevo Cuyo 2022
    • Cofundador del Programa de Mentoreo de Liderazgo Femenino PMI Buenos Aires 2019
  • Contact Leyre Sastre Sebastián
    Country/Time Zone: Panamá, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, French, Spanish | Topics: Organizational Project Management

    Leyre Sastre Sebastián es especialista en gestión de proyectos y trabaja como Coordinadora de Actividades Regionales de UNOPS para América Latina y el Caribe. Abogada y politóloga, la Sra. Leyre Sastre ha trabajado como Asesora Jurídica para el sector privado en España y para la ONU en Suiza. Ha trabajado también como Asesora de Comercio Exterior para la Embajada de España en Marruecos y se ha especializado en la asesoría de gestión de proyectos. La Sra. Leyre Sastre ha apoyado el desarrollo de proyectos en países de Asia, África, América del Norte, Centroamérica y América del Sur e impartido cursos de gestión de proyectos, programas y portafolios para el personal de las Naciones Unidas y sus asociados. Además de un Master en Dirección de Empresas Internacionales, la Sra. Leyre Sastre ha obtenido varias de las certificaciones internacionales más prestigiosas en el sector: PRINCE2®, MSP®, P3O®, MoR®, MoV®, Change Management Pro- fessional, Microsoft Project Professional y P3M3 Assessor; y es Certified Project Manager por la Universidad de Stanford. El compromiso de la Sra. Leyre Sastre está arraigado en su pasión por mejorar la gestión sostenible de proyectos en entornos humanitarios, de consolidación de la paz y de desarrollo, en más de 80 países, para aumentar la calidad de vida de las personas necesitadas.

  • Contact M. Lucrecia Real
    Country/Time Zone: Argentina, Argentina Standard Time: GMT-3:00 | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: Spanish | Topics:

    Lucrecia Real is an architect with over 20 years of professional experience developing and supporting digital technologies to AECO industry. She has successfully applied those BIM technologies to a vast amount of projects, from small buildings to mega-structures. With the adquired experience, she has presented her knowledge in different international conferences, universities, web forums, webpages, magazines and books.

  • Contact Mariella Lehmann
    Country/Time Zone: Brazil, Brazil Eastern Time: GMT-3:00 | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Portuguese | Topics: Agility, Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO

    Works as a transformation agent and has knowledge of agile methods since 2010. My efforts are focused on promoting a simpler, more connected environment with clarity of purpose. Studied Management Processes, Quality Management and in Neuroscience and Behavior. In addition, I'm a member of Agile Alliance, which is one of the world's largest organizations within the agile theme that seeks mainly the exchange of knowledge within the community. Works as a transformation agent and have knowledge of agile methods since 2010.

  • Contact Pablo Lledo | https://pablolledo.com/
    Country/Time Zone: Argentina, Argentina Standard Time: GMT-3:00 | Lead Time: 3 months | Engagement Type: In-Person | Language: English, Spanish | Topics: Agility, Benefits Realization, Career Development, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Project Management, Risk Management, Strategy

    Since 1995, Mr. Lledo has guided business development projects in multinational companies around the world, coordinated training programs for executives, started companies, and helped enterprises to reach their strategic objectives through projects.

    After working as a financial analyst for Towers-Perrin in England, Pablo became an entrepreneur, founding six companies, ranging from retail to financial services. Today he continues as a board director of three of those companies. Pablo's experience is not just in success but also in failure, adaptability, and reinvention.

    He has published +10 Project Management books, including his bestseller “Project Manager”; and delivered training and consulting to more than 30,000 executives in 20 countries. He has written articles and been interviewed by international media (radio, magazines, blogs).

    Some of his past speaking engagements include: in 2023, Mr. Lledo was the keynote speaker for PMI The Council LATAM; PMI República Dominicana Congreso Anual; PMI España (Valencia, Barcelona, Sevilla); PMI Rock Lima; and PMI Congreso Brasilero de Dirección de Proyectos. 

  • Contact Paulo Caroli | www.caroli.org
    Country/Time Zone: Spain, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 6 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish | Topics: Agility, Innovation, Leadership

    Paulo Caroli is the author of the best-seller Lean Inception: how to align people and build the right product. His most recent contribution is FunRetrospectives, which brings together numerous techniques to conduct effective retrospectives. As a principal consultant at ThoughtWorks, he helped transform dozens of organisations worldwide.

  • Contact Roberto Toledowww.linkedin.com/in/robertotoledo

    Country/Time Zone: Mexico, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00| Lead Time: 3 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Spanish | Topics:Agility; Digital Transformation; PMO; Project Management; Scrum; Strategy

    Roberto Toledo, MBA, PMP
    PM and Digital Transformation consultant and trainer with 25+ years of experience. CEO & Founder of Alpha Consultoria. Roberto has been a speaker at forums in 25 different countries.

  • Contact Sergio Vasquez Kaufmann | www.linkedin.com/in/sergio-vasquez-kaufmann-pmp-mpm-63857013
    Country/Time Zone: Peru, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 3 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Spanish | Topics: Competencies of a project manager; Project management trends

    Sergio Vasquez-Kaufmann, PMP, PSM I, DevOps Master, ITIL F
    Master in Project Management at the University of Applied Sciences of Dortmund, Germany. 20 years of experience in IT Project Management for: Banking, Retail, Telecommunications and Digital Media Industries. Working experience in different countries: Peru, Chile, Ecuador, UK, and Germany. Program Manager at Baufest, an international IT company, for US based customers. Professor of Project Management at San Ignacio University. Co-Creator and Leader of the Academy of English for Project Management at PMI Lima Peru Chapter (2020-2021). International Speaker. Passionate about multicultural experiences, Education and Changes in general.

Middle East, North Africa Speakers

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  • Contact Harris Apostolopoulos | www.linkedin.com/in/apostolopoulos
    Country/Time Zone: United Arab Emirates, (Arabic) Egypt Standard Time: GMT+2:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Greek | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Digital Transformation, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Strategy

    Harris is a visionary strategy executive with 20 years of diverse industry exposure, highly skilled and experienced in international and multicultural business environments. Led and directed a plethora of large scale, complex project portfolios and programs (20 countries, up to $1.65 billion value and benefits of $178 million). Results’ orientated, being capable to lead Business and Digital transformations, PMOs and sustainable strategy implementation. Board Member and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) of the PMO Global Alliance as well as, an exclusive member of the PMI’s Thought Leadership Inner Circle, actively contributing to the profession and community. Being motivated by what others believe as complex and impossible to achieve.

    Major achievements are affiliated to identify, model and recommend strategic action plans, blended with change and risk management frameworks as well as address new business opportunities, according to the holistic business strategy, technology and market trends; strengthen business relationships with key stakeholders (C-Suite) and Board Members.

  • Contact Kareem Shaker
    Country/Time Zone: United Arab Emirates, Near East Time: GMT+4:00 | Lead Time: 8 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: Arabic, English | Topics: Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Innovation, Leadership, Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Strategy

    Kareem Shaker has over 20 years of experience in business & digital transformation, program and project management, business strategy, business process, enterprise risk management, customer experience and innovation. He has passion towards sharing knowledge & ideas and was responsible for writing the Strategic Innovation column in the PMI official publication PM Network. He deems himself a life-long learner and enjoys his time studying a myriad of fields such as Futurism, Leadership, Strategy, PMO, Emerging Technologies, Sustainability, Psychology and Organizational Culture.

  • Contact Mohamed Khalifa | www.mkhalifa.com
    Country/Time Zone: Kuwait, Eastern African Time: GMT+3:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: Arabic, English | Topics: Agility, Digital Transformation, Diversity, Ethics, Program Management, Project Management, Strategy

    Recognized as one of the best Project, Program, Portfolio and Strategic Management consultants in the region, a world class speaker and Trainer, Mohammed Khalifa possesses a unique combination of technical knowledge and broad-based business management skills gained from more than twenty years of experience in information technology & business management. He has actively managed and supported projects in Singapore, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt and United Arab Emirates, spanning various sectors including IT, Research, Oil & Gas, Telecom and Government.

  • Contact Mohammad Ali Shalan
    Country/Time Zone: Saudi Arabia, Middle East Time: GMT+3:30 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: Arabic, English | Topics: Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Stakeholder Management

    Mohammad Shalan is the editor of a book titled “Innovative and Agile Contracting for Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0” that was published by IGI Global in 2021. He is an author, guest speaker and researcher with published books, chapters, articles, and presentations. He is a passionate advocate of Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 Governance, Innovative Contracts and Smart Resilient Cities Ecosystems.

  • Contact Naji Shelala
    Country/Time Zone: Lebanon, Eastern African Time: GMT+3:00 | Lead Time: 3 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: Arabic, English | Topics: Leadership, Program Management, Project Management

    Naji Shelala graduated in 1986 from the American University of Beirut (AUB) With a Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering. He continued to develop his career, pursued and received the following certifications: PMP - ACP - ATP - CCP - ARB - PCC - TOT - M&E. Field of Expertise: Naji has trained and coached several institutional bodies; NGOs, Schools, Youth, Engineers, Managers, and Private organizations; more than 2000 trainees. Being a certified instructor at the Lebanese Order of Engineers of Beirut, Naji has been training engineers since 2004 in major topics related to Project Management. Social Activities: Naji is engaged in social work since 1990, especially with mentally challenged people. He assumed the presidency of Lebanon Faith and Light communities for 6 years, Co- Founder of Baitna association, Co-Founder of Afak Jadida.

North America Speakers

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  • Contact Alan Headbloom https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanheadbloom/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: One week or more | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese | Topics: Diversity, Succeeding in Global Business, Respect in the Workplace, Linguistic Diversity in the Workplace, The Importance of Getting Names Right, “I Don’t See Color” and Other American Racial Myths, Implicit Bias at Work, Birds of a Feather: Risks of Flocking Together, How Do You Know When You Belong? Microaggressions: When Our Biases Show Up at Work, Race, Racism, and Racial Equity

    A lifetime lover of language and culture, Alan has traveled, lived, or worked on 6 continents, studying a dozen languages in the process. He coaches Americans on working globally and immigrants on working in the U.S. A documentarian, author, talk show host, and consultant, Alan has also performed a wedding, preached sermons, and given eulogies.

  • Contact Alana Hill | www.themsengineerway.com/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: As much time as possible | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Change Management, Diversity, Leadership, Project Management, Team Building

    Alana M. Hill, PMP is an international change leadership expert, inspiring professionals to lead change in themselves and others to create inclusive, resilient, and competitive organizations. She is a passionate energy industry veteran who has paved the way for women leaders, with a focus on women of color. Her experience as an engineer and project manager in talent development provides real-world insight into how people and teams can excel, even in the face of adversity. Throughout her career, Alana has led diverse teams and delivered high-impact workshops all over the world!

    She is an engaging and dynamic keynote speaker, appealing to audiences of various types and sizes. Alana makes a lasting impact at conferences, corporations, and colleges delivering high-energy, actionable content. Her programs will move you to overcome adversity, build resilience, and convey empathy. She is the author of What’s Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change, where she guides her readers to have greater influence and impact on the world around them.

    With over 25 years of cross-functional leadership and training expertise, Alana helps individuals and organizations accomplish their goals by utilizing sharp analysis, strategic planning, and interpersonal skills development. She helps leaders balance cognitive ability (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) to improve team dynamics and performance. Alana provides her clients with a combination of critical thinking and compassionate leadership, which she labels “Leading Change the Ms. Engineer Way®”. Her authenticity and adaptability make her an asset across the professional spectrum.

    Alana is a servant leader and member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Project Management Institute (PMI), Toastmasters International, and the Association for Talent Development (ATD Houston). She has been a valued champion for diversity, equity & inclusion, especially in STEM fields. Alana holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

  • Contact Andre Bormanis | www.skybynightproductions.net
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: one month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, some German | Topics: Project Management

    Mr. Bormanis is an American writer and television producer. Most recently, he worked as a writer and co-executive producer for the Fox / Hulu television series The Orville, created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, and also for the Peacock series The End is Nye, starring Bill Ney. He has also been a writer, consultant, and producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Threshold, Eleventh Hour, Legend of the Seeker, Disney’s Tron: Uprising, National Geographic’s Mars docudrama series, and the Fox / National Geographic series Cosmos

    He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Arizona in 1981. He earned an M.A. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the George Washington University in 1993, under a NASA Space Grant fellowship. His thesis, focusing on the NASA planetary science exploration program, was supervised by Dr. John Logsdon, then-director of the Space Policy Institute at GWU.

  • Contact Andy Burns | www.linkedin.com/in/andrewburns
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Digital Transformation, Information Technology, Program Management

    Mr Burns is the Chief Scrum Master at one of the world's top ten product development companies, Siemens Digital Industries. Burns is also Managing Partner of Guerrilla Project Management LLC, a PMI ATP specializing in Disciplined Agile and PMP certification for public and private clients. Burns has implemented agile at scale several times with groups of more than 1,000 software engineers using frameworks and hybrid methodologies. Burns is President emeritus of PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter, former Region 4 Chapter Mentor, and enthusiastically serves the needs of the life long learner in presentations and training.

  • Contact Anthony Reed, CPA | www.Reed-CPA.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 45 Days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Diversity, Leadership, Project Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Anthony Reed, MBA, MS, CPA, PMP is a business professional, nineteen-time international award-winning documentary director, and two-time national hall of fame distance runner with over thirty years in project management and executive positions. He’s led multi-million-dollar, international projects for Fortune 500 and international companies.

    His professional and athletic exploits have been featured on TV and radio programs and in major newspapers and publications including NPR, the PMI Today, Wall Street Journal, Journal of Accountancy, ESPN, Runner’s World, Southern Living, Go, Ebony, and Runner-Triathlete News. He has six books and over fifty articles published in magazines, such as ComputerWorld, Datamation, and Runner’s World.

    He’s one of about fifty people in the world, who completed the marathon hat trick, which consists of completing (1) over 100 marathons and marathons on (2) all seven continents and (3) in fifty States. His running clothes and other artifacts from his world history making marathon, are with Washington DC’s Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture.

    He wrote, produced, and directed the twelve-time award winning documentary, Breaking Three Hours (2022), which is available on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi. His documentary, We ARE Distance Runners (2023), has received seven awards.In addition to being the CEO of his consulting firm, Reed CPA PC, he’s the CEO of Caribbean Endurance Sports Corp. where he worked with nations of Bermuda, Bahamas,Barbados, Cayman Islands, and Jamacia to coordinate the Five-Island Challenge – Marathons, Half Marathons, and Combothon. He’s also the CEO of Free to Run Productions.

  • Contact April Callis-Birchmeier | www.springboard-consult.com/speaking

    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Benefits Realization; Career Development; Change Management; Communications Management; Leadership; Organizational Project Management; PMO; Program Management; Project Management; Stakeholder Management; Team Building

    April Callis-Birchmeier, PMP
    April is an internationally known Organizational Change Management expert. She’s CEO of Springboard Consulting and author of bestseller “Ready, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change”. April works with organizations to simplify change to ensure successful adoption.

  • Contact Bhanu Viswanadha | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhanumviswanadha
    President, PMI Silicon Valley, CA Chapter | Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi | Topics: Agility, Benefits Realization, Career Development, Citizen Developer, Communications Management, Cost Management, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Information Technology, Leadership, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Scrum, Stakeholder Management, Strategy

    Bhanu Viswanadha is a project management professional with passion for sharing knowledge and experience. Career positions include Program Manager at a major retail and healthcare company and Technical Leader at APL, Ltd. While he was the PMO manager at Safeway Inc., he implemented a process for recruiting, mentoring, and motivating the Safeway project management community. Mr. Viswanadha has experience in setting up Agile Center of Excellence and introducing Agile to engineering teams. Mr. Viswanadha’s other projects include delivering a training program for project manager coaching/mentoring in both waterfall and Agile methodologies.  He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University, University of Silicon Valley and he is President for PMI Silicon Valley chapter.  Bhanu is a PMI approved ATP Instructor. Bhanu has Masters in Mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India and Master of Technology in Mathematical Modeling and Simulation from University of Pune, India. Bhanu is a PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC20) graduate.

  • Contact Brian Munroe | https://www.mtiglobalgroup.com/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Change Management, Communications Management, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Team Building

    Brian's presentations include seminars, webinars, private workshops, chapter meetings and keynote addresses, all focusing on practical instruction and discussions of real-life experiences. Brian is enthusiastic about sharing his experiences with audiences around the globe and receives rave reviews at all his speaking and training engagements.

  • Contact Bruce Gay | www.astrevo.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 3-4 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Digital Health, Digital Transformation, Information Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Risk Management, Scrum, Stakeholder Management

    Bruce Gay, PMP, helps individuals improve their business skills, become better leaders, and achieve professional greatness. Bruce is a well-received speaker in the areas of design thinking & project management, cross-team collaboration, and AI tools for projects, and has presented at regional and international conferences.

  • Contact Carl M. Gilbert | www.linkedin.com/in/carlmgilbert
    Country/Time Zone: Canada, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 1 to 3 months (min), 3 to 6 months (ideal) | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, French | Topics: Agility, Benefits Realization, Disciplined Agile, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Resource Management, Risk Management, Scrum

    Carl M. Gilbert is the president and CMO (Chief Methodology Officer) at Solutions GP CMG inc. since 2001. He has over a twenty-five year experience in project management, mainly in information technologies, as consultant, trainer, mentor/coach and project/programme/portfolio manager. He trained over 25,000 people in project management (agile/traditional) and also delivered preparation seminars for PMP/CAPM/ACP/RMP/PgMP/PfMP certifications in North America, Europe and Asia.

    Carl M. Gilbert is a professional engineer with a degree from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. He holds a Master in Project Management, from the Université du Québec à Montréal, with a specialization in International Project Management.

    Since 1995, he specializes in strategic consulting in traditional/agile/hybrid projects, programmes and portfolio management, including Project Management Offices (PMO) implementations, organizational maturity assessments and competency development.

    He has sat on the Board of Directors of the Chapter of Montreal of the Project Management Institute from 1996 to 2005, where he was president in 2005. He’s Director of Certification and Training Programs at PMI-Montreal since 1999. He is an experienced PMP/CAPM/ACP/RMP/PgMP/PfMP trainer for the PMI-Montreal's certification team.

  • Contact Chris Craft | bloodflowcoaching.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Ethics, Innovation, Leadership, Other, Strategy, Team Building, Interpersonal Communications, Conflict Resolution, Goal-Setting, Systems Thinking, Process Management

    In his professional career, Chris' primary focus was on systems thinking, while working in fields such as manufacturing, logistics, business analysis, and project management. Over the last 15 years, he has spent time as a coach and a consultant for non-profit organizations (churches, recovery programs, missions organizations), professional organizations (IIBA, PMI), and consulting firms. He has studied leadership and coaching through both traditional education (with two college degrees) and self-education for over 20 years, and is a certified Mental Health Coach through AACC.

    The driving force of Chris' life is to help bring growth, development, and healthy change into the lives of individuals and businesses - to increase BloodFlow and bring life! Chris specializes in teaching and equipping for personal development, the utilization of people skills and interpersonal communication to increase the quality of relationships, along with systematic continuous improvement. He has presented workshops, seminars, and training sessions both locally in person and internationally online.

  • Contact Chris Whaley | escapetoexpand.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 3 days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Resource Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Chris is the founder and principal consultant of Escape To Expand, LLC, providing HR and project management consulting. He brings expert facilitation and a road map to help team members achieve their mission while building an engaging personal experience as part of a high performing team. He brings 20+ years of working experience ranging from start-up public service to high-volume consumer goods and global medical technology solutions. His last corporate role was Vice-President of Human Resources at Philips Healthcare. He holds a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering, a master's degree in industrial engineering, certifications as a 6-sigma Black Belt, Lean Practitioner, and PMI Project Management Professional.

  • Contact Dr. Josh Ramirez | www.behavioralpm.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: 2 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Organizational Project Management, Project Management, Risk Management

    Dr. Josh Ramirez, PMP, NPPQ, is CEO of the Institute for Neuro & Behavioral Project Management. Josh is also co-author of the NeuralPlan (www.neural-plan.com) NPPQ master planner certification with Dr. Shari De Baets from Belgium, and he is an adjunct professor of project management, with experience that includes business operations management, project management, and project controls, including work at several national laboratories and other projects throughout the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex. .

  • Contact Dwight Edwards | linkedin.com/in/dwight-edwards
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Mountain Standard Time: GMT-7:00 | Lead Time: 2-3 months for live events, 2-3 weeks for virtual | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: How to be and stay Resilient. Communication/Presenting skills.

    Dwight is the owner of Reach New Heights, LLC a small business that provides motivational speaking and business consulting. Previously, Dwight worked at HP for over 20 years in a variety of product marketing. Program management, facilitation and training roles. As the training manager, he had responsibilities for developing, implementing and executing strategies for training HP sales reps and external partners. Dwight is a facilitator for Diversity and Inclusion workshops where he mixes his training background with inspiring stories to create an inclusive environment where employees thrive. He holds an MBA with a focus in marketing and finance from the University of Connecticut and is also a 10-year veteran of Toastmasters where he has achieved DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) status. One of Dwight’s most significant accomplishments is earning recognition as a semi-finalist at the World Championship of Public Speaking achieving a top 20 finish out of 10,000 speakers. Through his process, he has learned how to become resilient to overcome obstacles and achieve his goals. Now as a public speaker, Dwight shares his extensive experiences and stories to help businesses and individuals become resilient in reaching their own goals and aspirations.

  • Contact Ed Lavelle | www.beyondrealityent.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: TBD | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Leadership, Operations, Organizational Project Management, Project Management, Strategy

    Raised in Rehoboth Beach, a small, resort town in Delaware, Ed spent the first ten years of his life living on top of the famous, rock ‘n roll bar, The Bottle & Cork, with his rock n’ roll family.

    Upon graduating from the University of Delaware school of business, he moved to the Big Apple where he managed the private, celebrity, nightclub, the Grolier Mansion, before making his way to the West Coast to pursue acting. After several years of acting, Ed began producing, to ensure that he would be cast in theater & television projects. Understanding the importance of producing, Ed applied to the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) - and was accepted into the MFA Producing program. He graduated in 2002 with a number of short, award-winning films.

    In the first six years of his producing career, Ed worked his way up through the ranks - Production Managing to Line Producing for network television (ABC, NBC, CBS & FOX) on shows such as Big Brother, Homeland Security USA, America's Next Top Model and The Apprentice. With a strong foundation of hands-on, experience accrued through these productions, Ed was tapped to create three different production companies from the ground up – working as Executive in Charge of Productions and Executive Producer. For nearly a decade, he helped develop, pitch & produce numerous television projects (The Numbers Game, On the Road with Austin and Santino, Million Dollar Decorators, The Short Game, Project Accessory, etc.) for cable networks such as Bravo, Lifetime, National Geographic, A&E, HGTV, Syfy, MTV, Animal Planet, etc.; sometimes partnering with companies including Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Weinstein Company, and Scott Free Productions.

    Ed stepped away from unscripted programming, and returned his focus to his original calling, scripted storytelling. He created/sold/produced a ten-episode, digital, comedy series for TBS, has recently completed a third novel for his sci-fi, adventure book series, The Chip, and is developing a number of feature film projects (three of which are currently casting).

    In 2018, Ed was invited to explore what became a career changing opportunity – teaching at Chapman University. This opportunity expanded to teaching at California State University, Northridge, as well. Ed particularly enjoys mentoring students at Chapman and has recently been hired as a full-time Artistic Assistant Professor, as well as functioning as Chair of Film Production.

  • Contact Elaine Jacksonhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ejackson21/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: Minimum: 5 days; Ideal: 30-60 days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Diversity, Ethics, Leadership, PMO, Project Management, Stakeholder Management

    Elaine Jackson of Holistic Project Management Consulting (HPMC) Mastermind Experts is a leader in step-by-step masterminds that explore and demonstrate best practices in creating and building a sustainable approach to successful project management.

    With over 25 years of project management training delivery, certification acquisitions, and project management accountability workshops – she takes project managers to the next level for implementing innovative project strategies and driving desired project results.

    Elaine also coaches project managers through public speaking in confidence-building workshops.

  • Contact Erik Rueter
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Diversity, Innovation, Project Management, Team Building

    Erik Rueter, PMP, PMI-ACP (he/him pronouns) has worked for tech start-ups, colleges and universities, a Grammy®-award-winning production company, and healthcare organizations. He has been a public policy analyst, a professional photographer, a marketing and public relations director, and, currently, as senior project manager at the American Marketing Association. He has co-authored two papers on health inequity in oncology nursing, lectured at Boston and Emerson Colleges, and been a guest speaker on diversity and inclusion at, among others, Medtronic, VSP, and the San Antonio Spurs.

  • Contact Erin Urban | uppsolutions.net
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 60 Days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Change Management, Communications Management, Leadership, Stakeholder Management, Team Building, New Skills for Leading Teams in the Future of Work, Leadership Wellbeing that Fuels Peak Performance, Leveraging Emotional Intelligence in Project Management, Powerful People Skills for Project Managers, Ditch the 'Grit' and Embrace Growth

    Erin Urban, LSSBB, ACC is a certified Executive Leadership Coach elevating impact with leaders and teams in a transformative experience to access their zone of genius and unlock their fullest potential to thrive.

    She is an international speaker, neuroscience nerd, and host of the Career Coffee Chat Podcast. She is also the author of the bestselling book, “Elevate Your Career: More Impact + More Income”.

    Erin is a Forbes Coaches Council Member, certified in Leadership Psychology, and a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist with over a decade in mentoring and coaching successful professional transformations through 1:1 coaching and group workshops.

  • Contact Esra Tepeli
    Country/Time Zone: USA, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 3 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, French | Topics: Change Management, Disciplined Agile, Organizational Project Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Strategy

    Dr. Esra Tepeli has a civil engineering background with a double major in project and risk management. She obtained her Ph.D. in the field of construction project management and risk management at the University of Bordeaux. Her research and teaching activities deal with project and risk management, construction management and building information modeling. She is an author and co-author of several peer-reviewed scientific articles, conference papers, and books including “Risk Analysis in Early Phase of Complex Infrastructure Projects”, “Risk Management Keys for Complex Construction Projects”.

  • Contact Gleb Tsipursky | http://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/speaking
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 1 week | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Diversity, Innovation, Leadership, Project Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Dr. Gleb Tsipursky helps project managers address the human factors of project management by defeating cognitive and unconscious biases via future-proofing. He authored the global best-seller "Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters."

  • Contact Govind Agarwal | www.linkedin.com/in/govindagarwal
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Change Management, Operations, Team Building

  • Contact Herbert Marshall
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Mountain Standard Time: GMT-7:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Leadership, Project Management, Team Building

    Herb Marshall is a retired nuclear-navy officer, and former lead field assistant for the Department of Energy, Naval Reactors (NR) with 20+ years’ experience overseeing major capital projects including construction, fabrication, logistics, overhaul, operations, maintenance, and vessel decommissioning and dismantlement. Based on his experience at NR, Herb was hired as the chief architect of the project oversight model for a billion-dollar decontamination and dismantlement of a U.S. commercial nuclear power plant. In that role, he wrote, developed, and implemented the core protocols and processes, key performance indicators, reporting structure, and the project oversight specialist training and certification programs.

  • Contact Hilary Kinney | www.projectmanagementforparents.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 3 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Project Management, Risk Management, Team Building

    Hilary Kinney is a project manager with 17 years of experience at a Fortune 500 company. She is also an award-winning blogger and author of the book Project Management for Parents, providing resources for busy families to build teamwork, get organized, and streamline life at home. Hilary's career achievements range from facilitating a customer recognition program across 7,000 Marriott International properties to directing special projects from the president's office at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. She can be found online at www.projectmanagementforparents.com.

  • Contact Hussain Bandukwala | www.parwaazcc.com
    Country/Time Zone: Canada, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi, Urdu | Topics: PMO

    Hussain Bandukwala is the Founder & CEO at Parwaaz Consulting and helps PMO leaders succeed through coaching, workshops and other resources. He works with PMO leaders and executives to conquer their biggest challenges in meeting strategic goals, achieving operational efficiency, and delivering project value. Hussain has helped clients improve the success of their strategic initiatives by 73%, shrink their PMO setup duration by 2x, and get their PMOs duly recognized by their CxOs. He has authored several PMO-focused publications, is an IDG Influencer, and speaks frequently on the subject at Project Management Institute (PMI) and industry events.

  • Contact Jay Kiew | www.jaykiew.com/
    Board Member, PMI Canadian West Coast Chapter | Country/Time Zone: Canada, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: 2-3 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Digital Health, Digital Transformation, Information Technology, Innovation, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Strategy

    Jay Kiew is a change navigation strategist and world-renowned keynote speaker with more than 13 years of strategy and human capital experience. He has created more than $2B of impact for 400+ executives by designing, developing, and delivering organizational transformation, but his story extends far beyond the professional arena. Kiew is a half-blind cancer survivor, whose life is a testament to resilience in the face of adversity. His remarkable blend of professional expertise and personal resilience equips leaders to hack through the thick of change and disruption.

    Kiew spent his corporate career working at Deloitte, TELUS, and ADP, where he led mission-critical strategic transformations. This included a $150-million primary care health policy reform, $13-million tech transformations, doubling app users from 1 to 2 million, and scaling 15 product lines to $35 million in 12 months.

    At the age of 19, Kiew became the world’s youngest Distinguished Toastmaster. He has since been featured in the Financial Times, Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Ivey Business Journal, Change Leadership, and more. He also sits on the Project Management Institute’s Board of Directors for the Canadian West Coast Chapter.

    Kiew holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School and is a Prosci-certified PMP and Insights psychometric practitioner.

  • Contact Jeff Manhardt | www.linkedin.com/in/jeffmanhardt
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Change Management, Information Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Resource Management, Scrum, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Jeff Manhardt is from Buffalo, N.Y. and is the Chief Project Officer for a Buffalo-based Health System with over 18 years of success achieving project, program & Portfolio management objectives while utilizing situational leadership to manage global teams. He has managed 3 PMOs, dozens of projects & programs and is an acquisition specialist. Jeff’s award-winning, results oriented, process driven leadership approach has culminated with projects, programs & portfolios completing within 10% of time and cost.

    Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from D’Youville University, is a 2013 LIMC graduate, frequent conference speaker and Adjunct professor at the University of Buffalo, Canisius College, Daemen College & Medaille College.

    Jeff has served as the President of the PMI Buffalo chapter from 2017-2021 after serving in positions of VP of Programs, VP of Professional Development, VP of Technology & Business Services and VP of Finance.

    During my free time, I enjoy triathlons, reading and watching football.

    Jeff has also served on the boards of the Buffalo Chapter of the IIBA, BA/PMWorld Toronto Board of Advisors, the Graycliff Conservancy and is currently serving on the Habitat Buffalo Board.

    Specialties:

    • Situational & servant leadership
    • Budget delivery
    • Advanced technical knowledge
    • Strategic planner with an eye towards tactical delivery
    • Self-starter
    • Great collaborator
    • Proven skill leading large multifaceted projects
    • Bank acquisition specialist
  • Contact Jenn Donahue | www.jenndonahue.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Leadership, Other, Team Building, Professional and personal development

    Jenn Donahue, retired US Navy Captain and engineer. Jenn is a combat veteran that led troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is passionate to help you overcome the obstacles that stand in the way. She founded JL Donahue Engineering, Inc. and Dare to Rise. She also lectures at UC Berkeley and UCLA.

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  • Contact Jennifer Moxley | www.sunshinemedianetwork.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: One Month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Communications Management, Leadership, Media, Value of Story

    When you're the best person to tell your story, people know your impact on a project, you interview more effectively, and reap benefits for your work. Jennifer Moxley uses Storymaking to help experts increase their value. From CEOs to entrepreneurs, Jennifer provides tangible and realistic tools.

  • Contact Joe Pusz | www.linkedin.com/in/joepusz
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Phoenix Standard Time: GMT-7:00 | Lead Time: 1-2 Months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Resource Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Joe Pusz, PMO Joe is an internationally recognized leader in the Project Management and PMO community. He is a frequent Keynote Speaker, Author, Project Management Innovator and was recently named a Finalist for 2022 PMO Influencers in the World by the PMO Global Alliance. Joe speaks on topics of Leadership, PMOs, Purpose Driven Mindset, the Project Management Journey, and a variety of other trending Project Management topics.

    He is the Founder and President of THE PMO SQUAD, a Phoenix-based PMO and Project Management Consulting firm serving clients across the United States. Joe is the host of the Project Management Office Hours Radio Show and Podcast providing Project Management Leaders a voice within our community. Now in the 5th season, the show has over 40 million plays and downloads featuring guests from around the world.

    Joe is also Co-Founder of VPMMA, the Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance which is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization assisting Veterans seeking to transition into civilian Project Management careers. He is the Founder of The PMO Leader global community. The community is the only global e-commerce community for PMO Leaders and teams to share content, gain knowledge, and exchange experiences.

    Joe supports our industry having served as a Judge for the Global PMO Awards, participates with the PMI Executive Roundtable on PMOs, and is a long-time member of the Project Management Institute. He has been a PMI Volunteer, Sponsor, and Mentor.

  • Contact John Edmonds | https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-edmonds-fapm-3142a94/
    Country/Time Zone: United Kingdom, GMT | Lead Time: 2 months | Engagement Type: Virtual Only | Language: English | Topics: Change Management, Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management

    I have practiced, trained and consulted in change, programme and project management for over 30 years and now senior architect for PRINCE2 and other best practice frameworks.

  • Contact John Hawley | www.stalechips.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 45min-2hours | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Spanish | Topics: Innovation, Strategy, Team Building

    We're a growing group of facilitators, innovators, nuclear engineers, and people nerds who, armed with continuous curiosity, aim to help individuals and teams get the most out of any situation. Also, we're silly.
    https://www.stalechips.com/about-us

  • Contact John Signo | www.linkedin.com/in/jsigno
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 30-days notice | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Information Technology, Team Building

    In 2020, John Signo facilitated 10+ Brand-and-Land sessions with the PMI Dallas Chapter and has helped 100+ attendees land their next jobs! What matters most is how the information can impact people's lives and help them grow into the best version of themselves. It’s about HOPE: Help One Person Everyday.

    John Signo is currently a Senior Project Manager at Bank of America, managing cybersecurity projects with the goal of reducing identified risks while protecting the enterprise and its clients. He has previous work experience at J Walter Thompson, IBM, and BNSF Railway, providing Project Management and Systems Engineering work. John continues to be an active member of PMI Dallas and PMI Dallas Toastmasters since 2014 and 2015, respectively. He is an advocate for PMI certifications and currently holds the PMI PMP and PMI ACP certifications. In his spare time, he provides free sessions on “Branding to Land Your Next Gig” using LinkedIn, resumes, and an online ATS tool. In addition, he continues to mentor PMP and ACP candidates as they prep for their certification exams.

  • Contact John Weidekamp | www.linkedin.com/in/john-weidekamp-pmp-pmi-acp-6a311319
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 8:00 | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Communications Management, Cost Management, Innovation, Program Management, Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Program, Project management and continuous improvement professional with over ten years guiding teams through process improvement, business development initiatives, and complex projects. Skilled in project leadership, data mining, process development and navigating business networks to align efforts to common priorities.

  • Contact Johnny Quinn | www.johnnyquinnusa.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 1-2 hours | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Team Building

    Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn is a highly sought-after speaker for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Johnny has been featured on: ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, FOX, NBC, TIME, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Known for his thought-provoking and action-packed speeches, Johnny has spoken on some of the biggest stages, such as: Toyota, Chick-fil-A, Cisco, Wells Fargo, Southwest Airlines, Zillow, LiftMaster, Fiserv and Lockheed Martin. Johnny’s speeches are designed for in-person and virtual events. There is no audience too big or small for Johnny Quinn.

    Johnny’s newest book, “PUSH: Breaking Through The Barriers” ushers readers through the valleys of life to the thrills of rocketing down icy mountains at 80+ mph with no seat belts. Johnny, his wife Amanda (m. 2014) and their two children, Amelia (2018) and Oliver (2021), reside in McKinney, Texas. Be sure to connect with Johnny on social media: @JohnnyQuinnUSA

  • Contact Joe Archer | https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephgarcher/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Benefits Realization, Change Management,Communications Management, Digital Transformation, Diversity, Information Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Program Management, PMO, Project Management, Program Management, Resource Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Joseph Archer is an accomplished transformation executive with a demonstrated history of driving growth and profitability across diverse industries.  With extensive experience leading large-scale innovation initiatives for renowned global firms such as Hilton Worldwide, Leidos, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Department of Defense, and most recently, TK Elevator, Joseph's expertise is recognized and respected in the field. Motivated by an insatiable curiosity and a profound passion for project management, Joseph is committed to unraveling the intricacies of complex projects.  His academic focus is on identifying and overcoming barriers that challenge project managers, enabling them to deliver fully-realized value and exceptional results consistently.

  • Contact Julia Rockhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-rock/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 30 days of advance notice would be ideal, but 7-14 days can be managed. | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Diversity, Leadership, Strategy, Team Building

    Julia C. Rock is an employment expert and coach who is passionate about transforming workplace dynamics and helping employees achieve long-term career success.

  • Contact Katy Doan | www.linkedin.com/in/my-doan-cfovpfinance
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: Any | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Vietnamese, French | Topics: Benefits Realization, Career Development, Change Management, Disciplined Agile, Ethics, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Katy Doan is an executive leader with a proven track record of executing strategic vision and driving organizational performance across firm operations, business development and finance management at global corporation ($32 billion) as an CFO - Vice President of Finance, Regional Controller.

    Katy has an outstanding track record of more than 20 years of building world-class corporation and developing the accounting, finance, project management, IT, HR… departments to grow them. She is a regular commentator on international financial markets and investment strategy, with experience in private equity, international investment banking, global financial markets and portfolio management at major Texas, California, Florida… firms.

    As CFO - Vice President of Finance, Katy built and led all financial strategic plans and played an instrumental role in all aspects of the business related to the corporation expansion, ranging from the Merger & Acquisition of 20 companies around the globe and also increased the number of 98 locations in US, up to 10000 people.

    Katy is also a founder and CEO of her own CPA Firm, where she helped guild the middle market firm’s infrastructure, define the brand, and drive business growth. While there, she developed and executed business building strategies that helped the founders and business owners in crafting value-driven growth plans and assisting with building management teams and scalable infrastructure capable of supporting significant growth. Her partnership approach drives value with management teams while respecting the entrepreneurial vision of company founders.

    Katy received a Master of Science in Accounting from University of St. Thomas, where she graduated with the highest distinction, with Honors Accounting Society. With her first MBA from Columbia Southern University, she is pursuing her Executive MBA - number 1 MBA program for entrepreneurship in USA from Rice University. As a researcher for Doctor in Educational Leadership in University of St. Thomas, Katy has lots of valuable articles about gifted students, education, parenting… as a writer and a speaker in some national conferences in US.

    Katy serves on the Board of Directors for the largest global Project Management Institute - PMI - as Vice President of Finance. She is also the Professional Development Director - Board of Director for Rice University - Graduate Student Association. She is also an APA - American Psychological Association - Ambassador, Exclusive Ambassador for Texas Young Professionals, member of Rice University - Table-tennis club, Forte Foundation, American Educational Research Association, World Council for Gifted & Talented Children, Golden Key International Honor Society…

    Katy got lots of professional awards with her big achievements: Bronze Medal for “Female Manager of the Year” - Stevie Award - the World’s Premier Honor; Lollipop award from City of Baytown for completing FY21 Capital Improvement Annual Budget; Best ExcelCEO; Women’s Scholarship Award for CFA program; Fulbright scholarship…

    Katy is also a singer, model, MC, ping-pong player with lots of professional awards in both Vietnam and US. She is a lead singer in Rice University choir, joining lots of charity and community activities.

  • Contact Kenneth Bainey | https://ipmf-it.com/ ; https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennethbainey/
    Country/Time Zone: Canada, Mountain Standard Time: GMT-7:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Other, Project Management

    A Senior Project and Change Management Professional, University Lecturer (part-time), PMP Exam coach/trainer, author-2- Project Performance Management textbooks, 2020 PMI Eric Jenett International Project Management Excellence Award and PMI acknowledged contributor of PMBOK 7th Edition. An Information Technology (IT) professional executive, with over 35 years of progressively responsible industry experiences in the private, public and academic sectors. These achievements included 15+ years of part-time teaching/lecturing experiences, 10 years as a Chief Information Technology Officer (CIO/CTO), 10 years in strategic executive leadership and 20+ years in “hands-on” project leadership roles.

    I have also published a 502-page textbook in 2004 on “Integrated IT Project Management’, which is referenced by various universities across the world, and presented papers on practical implementation of IT concepts at various “world-class” Canadian national and internationally recognized conferences. In 2016, published a 420-page textbook titled: “Integrated IT Performance Management-A Results-Based Performance Measurement and Accountability Framework”, which focuses on business analytics and big data, published by CRC Press, 2016. In these publications, I discussed practical applications of PROSCI Change Management model, and ITIL-Service Management model from people, politics, process, and performance impacts. Speaker at various Canadian national and international PMI Conferences. Currently teaches project management courses at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  • Contact Kevin Archbold  | https://www.linkedin.com/in/projectmanagementservices/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Phoenix Standard Time: GMT-7:00 | Lead Time: TBD | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Project Management

    Kevin joined PMI in 1992, became a PMP in 2000, and a PMI-SP in 2008.  He has project management experience in a wide variety of industries, and has introduced thousands to more formal project management approaches through his consulting and training company, Key Consulting Inc. (www.consulting.ky)

  • Contact Kim Wasson | www.ivybay.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks virtual, 4 weeks in person | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Project Management

    Kim Wasson (PMP) has worked in software development, management, and consulting for over 25 years. A history of working in positions from individual contributor through vice-president uniquely qualified Kim to found IvyBay Consulting LLC, offering consulting services in the areas of Project and Program Management, Process Analysis, Time Management, and Project Management coaching. While working in these many positions with many companies, Kim developed an interest in and affinity for social and emotional intelligence concepts and practices, particularly their use in project management.

  • Contact Kimi Ziemski | https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimihirotsuziemski/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: As much time as possible | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, Project Management, Resource Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Team Building

    Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski, president of KSP Partnership, has worked as a facilitator and speaker for nearly 15 years.  She has built a reputation for delivering projects, market requirements and revenue on time and within budget.  Her expertise in account management, product and project management resulted in awards year after year during her career in telecom and high tech.  She has taken her nearly three decades of experience in project management and focused on the issues of leadership potential of technical professionals.

    Ms. Hirotsu Ziemski contributed to the PMBOK Fourth Edition, wrote the first of a trio of books on leadership.  Her second book, “Women in Technology: Are We Going Two Steps Forward and One Step Back”, provides suggestions and guidance for increasing the influence of women in leadership and technology roles.  Kimi has been honored to present to the PMI Leadership teams for more than six years.

    As a keynote speaker Kimi has focused on audiences of technical professionals and organizations.  Her audiences love the energy, take-away techniques, and enjoy the unique take on the wisdom garnered over decades of experience and success.

  • Contact Kiron Bondalehttps://kbondale.wordpress.com/
    Country/Time Zone: Canada, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time:1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Disciplined Agile, Leadership, PMO, Project Management, Risk Management, Scrum, Team Building

    Mr. Bondale has delivered hundreds of presentations on project management & project portfolio management-related topics. He's contributed and reviewed multiple PMI standards & practice guides, and he is one of a handful of Projectmanagement.com members who received the Subject Matter Expert badge.

    Over the past several years, Mr. Bondale has spoken at the following PMI events:

    • How do I cultivate a culture of Psychological Safety within my Virtual Team?: PMI Nova Scotia (June 8, 2023), PMI East Tennessee (Jan 20, 2020), PMI Poland (November 23, 2020), PMI Central Ohio (October 30, 2020)
    • Putting the Learned back in Lessons Learned: PMI Delaware Chapter (September 11, 2019)
    • Why should I care about Disciplined Agile?: PMI Tampa Bay (February 17, 2022), PMI San Francisco Bay Area (February 23, 2021), PMI South Western Ontario (May 29, 2020), PMI Lakeshore Chapter (May 4, 2020)
  • Contact Kristian Bainey | www.linkedin.com/in/kristian-bainey-m-s-pmp-csm-prosci-itil-b0474750
    President, PMI Northern Alberta Chapter | Country/Time Zone: Canada, Mountain Standard Time: GMT-7:00 | Lead Time: 2-4 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Project Management, Scrum

    Kristian Bainey, an accomplished professional with over 15 years of diverse and progressively responsible Information Technology (IT) experience, demonstrates a remarkable combination of technical expertise and leadership skills. He holds a master's degree in information systems, a bachelor's degree, and a diploma in Information Systems and Computer Systems Technology. Additionally, Kristian is PMP, SCRUM/Agile, Prosci, ITIL certified, and soon to be AI certified. These qualities enable him to efficiently direct or manage IT projects, portfolios, and change initiatives. His experience spans the application of PMI-PMBOK, PROSCI Change Management, and Agile/SCRUM methodologies and extends to digital transformation project development in areas such as AI, ML, DevOps, and IoT. Currently, Kristian is specializing in artificial intelligence and data science within the context of project management.

    Kristian is the CEO of K-PIC Systems driving business and directing digital transformation, project management, AI, data management, operations, continuous improvement, and change management structures, processes, and systems for medium to large-sized organizations in the public and private sectors. Additionally, he has spent years part-time lecturing at the university and college levels, teaching PMP and SCRUM Master part-time and coaching students to attain their PMP. In addition,

    • Speaker at 20+ global conferences and webinars on AI and Project Management within 2023
    • Contributor to the PMI Global AI Team, demonstrating his global influence in AI within project management
    • Speaker at Projectified® Podcast for PMI Global on AI and Project Management
    • PMI Global’s International speakers hub list
    • Authoring "AI-Driven Project Management: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT to Peak Productivity and Success", published by world-renowned Wiley Publishing (Dec 2023)
       
  • Contact La Juana Chambers Lawson | growthistacit.com/team
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Benefits Realization, Change Management, Communications Management, Diversity, Ethics, Innovation, Leadership, Operations, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Project Management, Resource Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building, Real Estate, Impact Investing, Investing (Business & Trade)

    La Juana “The PMO CEO” Chambers Lawson, MPA, PMP, LSSGB is the Founder and CEO at Tacit Growth Strategies, a leading project management office (PMO) and management consulting firm that specializes in government contracting, grant and proposal writing, impact investment strategy, and comprehensive international business development consulting. La Juana has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Marquis Who’s Who in America (Texas Business Owners), is a San Antonio Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree (2022), and was a Finalist for the National Association of Women Business Owners San Antonio Chapter’s Women Business Owner Awards (2023). She is international best-selling author of “Master Grant Writing: A Project Manager’s Guide” published by River Walk Publishing, a comprehensive guide from the perspective of a grant writing and project management expert that demonstrates how to build and maintain a successful nonprofit or for-profit impact business.

    La Juana serves as Vice President of the Bexar County/City of San Antonio U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless, Community Advisory Board Member of the River City Federal Credit Union, Director-General of the Global Alliance for Angel Investor and Venture Capital Networks by the esteemed Global Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Mentor for Trinity University’s MIT Venture Mentoring Program.

    Additionally, La Juana is the co-host of Real Management Talk with LJ and Jocelyn, a podcast that is a one-stop-shop for all things nonprofit organization business.

    Notably, La Juana is the Former President & Board Chair of the Alamo Project Management Institute (PMI) and Former President & Board Chair of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum.

    As of February 2023, La Juana Chambers Lawson proudly serves as a Professional Real Estate Agent at Phyllis Browning Company, San Antonio’s top luxury property agency.

    La Juana’s favorite quote is:
    “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” — Audre Lorde"

  • Contact Lee Lambert
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 30 Days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Leadership, Project Management, Risk Management

    A Founder of the PMP, Past President Central Ohio,  PMI Fellow, PMI Member 45+ years

  • Contact Luke Goettinghttps://lukegoetting.com/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 2-4 Weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Communications Management, Diversity, Leadership, Operations, Team Building

    Luke Goetting is an award-winning communications expert & founder of Puffingston Presentations – a creative consultancy based in Austin, Texas.

    Goetting specializes in crafting engaging, interactive experiences for audiences around the world – both externally at events like CES, TEDx & SXSW and internally for All-Hands & Company Kickoff Events. Goetting has developed executive presentations for Dell, IBM, Lenovo, Western Union, SAP Concur & many other industry-leading organizations.

    As a Millennial company leader, Goetting coaches Gen-Z employees on how to maximize their effectiveness at work, consults with clients aiming to inspire Gen-Z & enjoys close ties to his many Gen-Z relatives, including his sister “Puff” (his company namesake & former intern). He champions the principles of 2-Way Communications and a “Lead with Why” management ethos, embodying a commitment to genuine dialogue and purpose-driven leadership.

    Goetting has been a featured speaker at the Present to Succeed conference, CreativePro Week, Project Management Institute (PMI), Society for HR Professionals (SHRM), Association for Talent Development (ATD), American Marketing Association (AMA) & many other amazing organizations.

  • Contact Mashhood Ahmed | https://www.mashhood.net/speaking-engagement
    Country/Time Zone: Canada, Mountain Standard Time: GMT-7:00 | Lead Time: 30 Days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Artificial Intelligence, Benefits Realization, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership, PMO, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, 

    Mashhood Ahmed embarked on his research journey into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and its profound impact on project management practice in 2017. Over the years, he has shared his insights on this compelling subject at various global events such as NCPMI (2023), PMI Global (2023), PMI New Zealand (2018), PMI Singapore (2019), PMI PMO Symposium 2019, and the number of other in-person and virtual gatherings. With an impressive career spanning over 18 years, Mr. Ahmed actively contributes to the project management field as a seasoned practitioner and management consultant. He also teaches project management at Grant MacEwan University. Currently, he also serves as an AI Advisor to a project management software startup. He is also member of PMI Standard SME Group.

    Mr. Ahmed holds a master's degree from the University of Waterloo in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology, along with Project Management Professional (PMP), Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and SAFe Scaled Agilist designations.

  • Contact Matt Tomlinsonhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewtomlinson/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: As much time as possible | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, German | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Career Development, Innovation, Leadership

    Matt is a former PMI Board Member, certified practitioner, and experienced volunteer. Matt started researching Artificial Intelligence (and LLMs) in 2015. After being asked to talk at the Gartner Symposium in 2017, Matt has consistently given talks about AI and Innovation for the last eight years.

  • Contact Mayte Mata Sivera
    Administration VP, PMI Northern Utah Chapter | Country/Time Zone: United States, Mountain Standard Time: GMT-7:00 | Lead Time: 2 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Spanish, Catalan | Topics: Career Development, Communications Management, Diversity, Leadership, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Scrum, Stakeholder Management, Team Building

    Mayte Mata Sivera is a director of PMO, a PMP, Scrum at Scale, and PO certification holder, public speaker and passionate volunteer at PMI.

    She is the author of Project Management para todos: Los Propósitos de Año Nuevo (in Spanish). She has more than 15 years of experience leading teams and programs & projects around the world, and her passion is to share her knowledge and nonstop learning from volunteer opportunities

  • Contact Michelle Venezia | www.linkedin.com/in/mlvenezia/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 2-3 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Change Management, Diversity

    Michelle Venezia is an experienced leader with a proven track record of success in leading global teams through execution of complex, multi-million-dollar programs. She has a varied professional background with more than 20 years of experience spanning the healthcare, IT technology, medical device, and defense industries. She has led the successful start-up of several PMOs, and has led global teams in the US, Middle East, Europe, and Asia. In her most recent role, is the Sr. Director of the Project Portfolio Office and the Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the Information Systems Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Michelle is also an adjunct instructor in Brandeis’ University’s Graduate Professional Studies program.

    Michelle holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from SUNY Buffalo, an MBA from Penn State University, and a Diversity & Equity Certification from Cornell University. She has volunteered at the global and local levels for PMI, including as a member of the PMI Rochester chapter board from 2013-2019, where she served as Chapter President. She is also a graduate of PMI’s 2019 Leadership Institute Master Class.

    Michelle has a passion for leadership coaching and helping others obtain the tools to develop and execute on strategy. Her sessions and PMI’s Global Summit and chapter meetings have resonated across industries. She would love the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how she can support your chapter’s needs.

  • Contact Nigel Blampied | www.projectresearch.org
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Afrikaans | Topics: Project Management

    Nigel Blampied’s research and teaching focuses on the management of projects in public agencies. He teaches project, program, and portfolio management as part of the Master of Transportation Management at San Jose State University, and he is a Research Associate at the Mineta Transportation Institute. Nigel also has extensive experience in writing national and international project management standards. Dr. Blampied led the team that wrote the Project Management Institute’s Government Extension to the PMBOK® Guide, and he has served on the editorial and drafting committees for the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures, and the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide.

  • Contact NK Shrivastava | refinem.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 4 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi | Topics: Agility, Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy

    CEO of RefineM and Enterprise Agile Coach @ IBM, NK is a pioneer in Agile transformations. In last 10 years, he has helped thousands of professionals, in companies large and small, learn and implement Agile practices. In the past 4 years alone, he’s trained more than 4,000 team members at Fortune 50 and other companies, helping to create self-managed empowered Agile teams with enhanced time-to-market capabilities. He enjoys sharing his learnings at international, national, and regional conferences and training engagements. His speaking resume includes the PMI Global Conference, PMI Seminar World, PMI chapter professional development events including a keynote presentation, and numerous RefineM public courses and corporate engagements.

  • Contact Ogaga Johnson | www.ogagajohnson.com
    Country/Time Zone: Canada, Canada Newfoundland Time: GMT-3:30 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: Virtual Only | Language: English | Topics: Change Management, Project Management, Strategy

    Ogaga Johnson is a Project leader, Consultant and Speaker who has led the delivery of multi-million dollar innovative change and technology transformation initiatives across diverse sectors globally. She is the Chief Educator and Principal Consultant of the Ogaga Johnson company; a Project Management Training and Consulting organization where she leads the design and facilitation of Project Management courses and training clients globally. She previously served on the board of Directors of the PMI NL Chapter as the Director of Programs and Professional Development.

  • Contact Paul Porras | www.linkedin.com/in/mrpaulporras
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy

    Project Management Professional and PMO Leader with extensive experience leading global projects, programs, and portfolios across several industries, including: Aerospace and Defense, Logistics and Supply Chain, and Healthcare. Currently leading the flagship Program Management Office (PMO) at Service Express where we are changing the business via impactful and transformative initiatives aimed at helping SE achieve $500M+ by 2025. I am most passionate about personal and professional development, coaching, mentoring, and enabling growth opportunities for all-star team members.

  • Contact Peter de Jager | www.petrusdejager.com
    Country/Time Zone: Canada, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 4 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Change Management, Leadership

    Peter de Jager is a keynote speaker on the issue of managing Change. He has spoken professionally for 30+ years in 45+ countries and has written for 100s of publications including a regular monthly column in Municipal World. He provokes deep thought and delivers immediately useful take-aways. He has spoken at more than 100 PMI chapters globally, several times for PMI Manitoba.

  • Contact Quincy Wright | www.pmonerd.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 72 Hours | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Diversity, Leadership, Program Management, Project Management, Team Building

    Quincy M. Wright, MBA, CCM, PMP is the President of PMO Nerd LLC, a Project Management Training & Coaching Company. Mr. Wright is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Construction Manager (CCM) with 15+ years of experience leading organizations and project teams in commercial and government sectors. He is a subject matter expert in project management, including project due diligence, project planning, project execution, and project closeout. Mr. Wright's portfolio includes commercial, industrial, manufacturing, utility-scale transmission & distribution, grid modernization, renewable energy, and technology projects and programs.

  • Contact Rami Kaibni https://rmkcoaching.com/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: Two months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Arabic | Topics: Agility, Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Leadership, PMO, Project Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Team Building, Professional Development

    Rami Kaibni is a seasoned certified Senior Project Management Professional, PMO Consultant, and Professional Development Mentor holding a bachelor’s degree in Structural Engineering and over 20 years of hands-on experience in Project Management, Construction Management, Business Analysis and Professional Development.

    He is also the Founder/Executive Coach at RMK Coaching besides working as a full time Project Management Consultant with a consulting firm out of British Columbia, Canada and holding key volunteer positions with multiple global organizations.

    Over the years, Rami earned more than 50 Credentials in the management and business fields, contributed and reviewed multiple PMI standards & practice guides, participated in exams development and he is one of a handful of PMI Community members who received the Subject Matter Expert badge.

    Over the course of his career, he worked with reputable organizations and clients both nationally and internationally and been deployed on high profile projects across the Arab Gulf Region, Middle East, China and currently in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Contact Randall Englund | https://englundpmc.com/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Mountain Standard Time: GMT-7:00 | Lead Time: 2 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Benefits Realization, Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Randall L. Englund co-leads “Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills: The Complete Project Manager” for PMI, specializing in people and organizational skills. Experiences stem from 22 years at Hewlett-Packard as a senior project manager. He co-authored The Complete Project Manager and Toolkit, Project Sponsorship, and Creating an Environment for Successful Projects. He received PMI’s Distinguished Contributions Award and Jenett Award of Excellence.

  • Contact Rick Gillis | www.RickGillis.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, PRIMARY: The Proper Pay for the Best Performance/Discovering Your Commercial Value, SECOND: Job Search, Advancement & Promotion

    Rick Gillis’ most recent book, Leveling the Paying Field (Indigo River, 2021), is the sum of his varied and colorful career in sales, as a manager, author, speaker, award-winning media host, and now, as an indisputable thought leader.

    After more than twenty years of job search support and career advising, Rick has now created the QTNT® (‘Quotient’) Personal Value Calculation (PVC) process to help PMs, individual employees, and their employers, identify and assign value to individual job performance and accomplishment in an all-new manner.

    For the first time ever, a ‘paycheck worker’s’ value to their employer (like a commissioned salesperson) can be determined by both employee and management. The result is that not only will proper pay for outstanding performance become the new normal but equal pay for equal work will finally be realized.

    Sample Public Speaking: Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, University of Houston, Project Management Institute (PMI); Southwest Association of Colleges and Employers (SWACE); Houston Chapter: National Society of Black Engineers; National Conference Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), HR Houston (SHRM)

    Guest appearances: Various podcasts and terrestrial radio shows across the US and Canada, Australia, and the UK Local affiliates: PBS Houston, Fox Houston, CBS Houston, Headline News/Comcast Newsmakers, ABC Houston

    Television Producer/Host (33, ½ hr. episodes): The “Get a Job” talk show, HCC-TV, Houston; Traditional Radio Producer/Host: “Employment Radio w/Rick Gillis” Houston & Dallas

    Producer/Host: “Rick Gillis Employment Radio”, Houston (weekly, on-air 18 months) Platinum AVA Award, On-Air Talent/5-part TV Series. Host: “HCC Partners for Jobs: Retrain, Reinvent, Re-Enter”

    www.RickGillis.com

  • Contact Robert Putrus | www.linkedin.com/in/robert-putrus-cism-pmp-cfe-pe-8793256/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: Virtual Only | Language: English | Topics: Information Technology, Program Management, Project Management

  • Contact Rose James | www.linkedin.com/in/roseejames/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, GMT | Lead Time: 25 days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Communications Management, Diversity, Leadership, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Scrum, Strategy, Team Building

    Rose James is an accomplished Strategy and Transformation Leader dedicated to helping companies achieve optimal performance and operational efficiency. With an MBA in Strategic Management and Finance, Rose brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise as she consistently delivers exceptional results in diverse environments. She is a certified Project Manager (PMP®) with over two decades in strategy consulting and transformation.

    Beyond her corporate pursuits, Rose is a recognized Thought Leader and an Influencer. She has shared her insights and expertise through publications, numerous speaking engagements at Universities, Conferences and multi-billion-dollar companies. Her areas of expertise cover a wide range of topics, including Leadership, Mentoring, Growth Mindset, Burnout, Change Fatigue, Effective Communication, Project Management, and Agile Transformation. With a solid educational foundation and decades of experience in leadership, Rose is a sought-after speaker who leaves a lasting impact.

    Rose's passion for excellence is reflected through her certifications as an Agile Certified Practitioner, Professional Scrum Master, and SAFe Agilist and Lean Portfolio Management and Lean Six Sigma practitioner. Her extensive experience includes directing the delivery of global IT, and Digital Transformation projects for multi-billion-dollar organizations. She excels in problem-solving, leveraging a consultative approach, leadership strengths, strategic thinking, and effective planning making her a trusted resource for turning around troubled operations.

    Beyond her professional achievements, Rose serves on the Board of several organizations, leveraging her business acumen, leadership, and strategic insights in advising Leaders on Strategy and Transformation initiatives.

    With a versatile skill set and passion for driving positive change, Rose James is a dynamic and sought after speaker known for connecting with the audience, effectively communicating complex ideas and inspiring others.

    You can listen to a sample her work here.

  • Contact Ruth Pearce | www.allellc.org
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Stakeholder Engagement, Team Building, Leadership, Coaching Skills, Hope, Strengths, Bravery & Curiosity - a Recipe for Success, Beating Burnout

    I am Ruth Pearce. With a  unique blend of education and experience in Project/Program Management, Leadership, Coaching, Economics and Law, speaking engagements with me are varied, always new and engaging! We explore together. 

    My favorite part of speaking is the engagement with the audience. My favorite time slot is right after lunch OR the end of the day Keynote Address. I believe keynotes should be just that - Key Notes and at the end of a conference it is my goal to weave together the threads that we have been exploring and to give a useful actionable overview. 

    I founded A Lever Long Enough (ALLE LLC), in 2016 to coach and support project managers and their team members. Since then she has partnered with Allison Jarrett and Irene Poku to provide many more coaching and training options.

    My mission is to transform workplaces into inclusive collaborative communities through coaching, training, speaking.

    My program management experience includes International Investment Banking, State Government, Nonprofits and Insurance.

    Based on twenty-five years of direct experience in project management and coaching, enhanced by extensive study and research in the science of Character Strengths and Positive Psychology, my first book Be a Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management was published in November 2018.

    In 2023, I was invited to write a new book for Wiley Publishing about the benefits and the experience of being coached. The book, Be Hopeful; Be Strong; Be Brave: Be Curious: How Coaching Can Help You Get Out of Your Own Way and Create a Meaningful Life came out in February 2024.

    I am also the creator and presenter of five LinkedIn Learning Courses designed for project managers and have addressed audiences worldwide of more than 200,000 people online and in person.

    Based on the book, My favorite speaking topics for project managers include:
     
    •      Effective Team Coaching Skills for Non-Coaches
    •      The Triumph of Hope Over Experience
    •      Keep Moving Forward: Character Strengths for Difficult Times
    •      Bravery or Bravado: Cultivating the Quiet Art of Courage
    •      How Curiosity May Have Killed the Cat – Learning to be Curious Enough
     
    All topics include access to relevant evidence-based assessments as well as plenty of reference resources! And I can create bespoke speaking topics for you and your event. 

    Let's speak about how I can be part of powering up your chapter members’ leadership skills with interactive events.

  • Contact Silvia Rodriguez | www.weproject.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 2 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Spanish | Topics: Leadership, Project Management, Team Building

  • Contact Sinikka Waugh | https://www.linkedin.com/in/sinikkawaugh/
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 2-4 Months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Team Building, Emotional Intelligence, Meeting Management and Facilitation

    Sinikka Waugh, President of Your Clear Next Step, is a recognized leader in understanding people and adapting tools, techniques, and processes to meet the demands of the situation at hand. Since 2008, Sinikka has helped over 46,000 people have better workdays so they can co-create better communities.

  • Contact Spencer Horn | altiumleadership.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Mountain Standard Time: GMT-7:00 | Lead Time: | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Italian | Topics: Change Management, Communications Management, Leadership, Team Building

    Businesses internationally look to Spencer as an enthusiastic, insightful source for counsel and advice on developing productive and focused corporate cultures. Spencer draws upon his 30 years of executive experience to reenergize seasoned and emerging professionals and increase organizational effectiveness. He inspires change, to develop: a powerful culture, effective communication, high performing teams and engagement.

    Spencer is the President of Altium Leadership. He has previously been the CEO of a leadership development company and Vice President of a NASDAQ company, which developed IMAX theaters in tourist destinations. There he worked with major organizations such as IMAX Corp., National Geographic Television, Radio City Productions, Disney Films and more. He has been speaking professionally since 2009. He has been speaking and presenting at PMI chapter development conferences since 2010 and has been a regular speaker at the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) North America Conference, since 2014 and the closing keynote speaker of LIM AP & NA 2021. He is consistently one of the highest rated speakers for the yearlong, PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) since 2015.

    He is a co-author of the "Speakers on Life" anthology "The Power of the Platform" along with Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Brian Tracy and more.

    He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in economics from the University of Utah. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) with the National Speakers Association, a designation which less than 17% of NSA speakers and 2% of speakers worldwide achieve. He is a Certified Team Performance Coach (CTPC) and facilitator through Team Coaching International and a certified Professional Dynametric Programs trainer and administrator through PDP Global. Spencer has been married to his amazing wife, Jana, for more than 36 years. She is his partner and COO of Altium Leadership. Together they have five beautiful children and six grandchildren.

  • Contact Stacy Pederson | stacypederson.info/keynote-speaking
    Country/Time Zone: United States, GMT | Lead Time: 8 + weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Career Development, Change Management, Leadership, Team Building, Stress, Burnout, Happiness and Resilience , Demo Reel: https://youtu.be/zsGYFAtyfTg

    It took almost dying to teach Stacy how to truly live. Stacy is an award-winning Actress, Comedian and Speaker. After experiencing failure in every area-including “almost dying a bunch”-Stacy made a choice to reinvent her life one painful step at a time. Stacy has performed in front of thousands.

  • Contact Steven Mitchell | www.linkedin.com/in/stevelmitch
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 2 months | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Bahasa Indonesian | Topics: Leadership, Project Management, Stakeholder Management

    A manager of multi discipline Engineering projects over a career spanning close to 20 years, half of which in management. I deal with both technical and project management issues to deliver expansions and improvements to a mining area including an underground environment.

  • Contact Stevie Ray | www.stevierayspeaks.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 30 days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Leadership, Stakeholder Management, Team Building, Influence

    A keynote speaker and corporate trainer for over thirty years, Stevie Ray is the Executive Director of Stevie Ray’s Improv Company, a company that has provided training and entertainment since 1989. He is a columnist for the Business Journal Newspapers and the author of The Roadmap to Influence.

  • Contact Sunny Faronbi | www.SunnySpeaks.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Leadership

    With a career spanning more than three decades across four continents, Sunday Faronbi (Sunny) is using the skills he developed while leading teams to enable and motivate others to become a much better version of themselves. As a conference speaker and coach to project managers, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professionals, and executives, Sunny empowers organizations by coaching teams and leaders to develop the skills necessary for leadership positions. He speaks frequently about how you can use your emotions to work for you instead of allowing them to work against you.

  • Contact Traci Duez | http://www.linkedin.com/in/traciduez
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 1 Week | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Change Management, Leadership, Other, Strategy, Team Building, Self-Leadership, Team Dynamics, Three-dimensional Leadership, Motivation, Team Engagement, Mental Wellness

    Traci Duez has an international reputation for leadership, self-leadership, and team development. She has spoken to 70+ PMI chapters plus other professional organizations. She has taught a novel, game-changing professional growth and EQ development framework based in neuro-axiology to over 57,000.

  • Contact Uri Galimidi | www.thewilltochange.com
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 2-8 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Change Management, Communications Management, Leadership, Project Management, Stakeholder Management

    Uri spent most of his career in senior Consulting and Information Technology positions, including Partner with Accenture, Vice President with Oracle, and Senior VP with PwC. In these positions he led large and complex Business Transformation and Information Technology projects. In 2013 Uri transitioned from active consulting to Career and Executive Coaching, helping Project Managers and IT Professionals chart their Career Roadmap and implement effective strategies to achieve their next career milestone. He is a frequent speaker on topics of project management and leadership. His webinars have been viewed by over 150,000 professionals.

  • Contact Varun Sharma  | https://www.ignite2impact.ca/
    Country/Time Zone: Canada, Central Standard Time: GMT-6:00 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi | Topics: Leadership, Team Building, Personal Growth, Servant Leadership, Communication

    As a seasoned professional at WBM Technologies and a certified HDI Operations Manager, Varun has led transformative journeys in Service Desk and Service Management. Now a Maxwell Leadership coach and speaker, Varun brings exclusive insights from John Maxwell to guide individuals and organizations toward excellence. With a rich background in diverse industries, Varun specializes in unraveling personality dynamics, fostering cohesive teams, and managing conflicts.

  • Contact William Brantley | www.linkedin.com/in/billbrantley
    Country/Time Zone: United States, Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5:00 | Lead Time: 1 month | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Agility, Artificial Intelligence, Career Development, Change Management, Citizen Developer, Communications Management, Digital Health, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Information Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, Project Management

    Dr. Bill Brantley is the President and Chief Learning Officer of Brantley Advanced Social Science Applications (BAS2A). He has been a program manager for the Emerging Leader Program, the Supervisor Certificate Program, and the Executive Coaching and Career Coaching Programs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Brantley was awarded the 2019 Emerging Training Leader by Training Magazine and is an IPMA-HR SCP, a Certified Professional in Talent Development, an ROI-certified professional, a certified data scientist, and a Certified Professional in Training Management. In addition, he is a certified Project Management Professional, a certified agile project manager, an accredited professional in business analysis, and is certified in Disciplined Agile. He has completed over 200 hours of coaching training from the Neuroleadership Institute, the American Confidence Institute, emotional intelligence coaching, and the Global Team Coaching Institute. Dr. Brantley is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Louisville (20+ years) and the University of Maryland (8+ years). He is the author of "The Persuasive Project Manager" (2019), "Four Scenarios for the Future of the Federal Government" (2019), and "Strategic Career Reinvention" (2022). Dr. Brantley has also created nine award-winning Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on project management communication and digital transformation for the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence. His courses have nearly ten thousand students worldwide.

South Asia Speakers

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  • Contact Ashutosh Bhatawadekar | www.youtube.com/channel/UCvdyH7ZamL5UX2p7kNX4I2A
    Country/Time Zone: India, India Standard Time: GMT+5:30 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi, Marathi | Topics: Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Project Management, Risk Management, Scrum

  • Contact Biren Parekh | linkedin.com/in/biren-parekh
    Country/Time Zone: India, India Standard Time: GMT+5:30 | Lead Time: 1-2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi, Gujarati | Topics: Agility, Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Resource Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Team Building

    Biren Parekh is an agile leader with 26+ years of global experience in managing complex digital transformation & implementation programs across the gamut of retail & corporate banking. Currently he is the director at CRISIL Ltd. He has Previously worked with global companies like Intellect Design, Barclays Bank, Oracle and Tata Chemicals at senior management roles. He is also an angel investor and certified independent director.

    He has authored a book on "Supercharge Your Project management skills" that culminates his personal experience in project management. He has been entitled various accolades including NEXT100CIO Winner by Thinkers360 and Top Voice APAC '23 and PMI Champion.

    He is also a keynote speaker at various national, international conferences & at premium B-schools.

  • Contact Dr. Deepa Bhide | https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepabhide2000/
    Country/Time Zone: India, India Standard Time: GMT+5:30 | Lead Time: Two weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi | Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Communications Management, Digital Health, Ethics, Innovation, Leadership, Project Management

    Dr. Deepa Bhide, based in Hyderabad, India, is a physician with over two decades of experience in consulting, training, and operations. Proficient in clinical medicine, project management, and healthcare information technology, including the role of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, she leverages her project management expertise to operate successfully as a bridge between the medical fraternity and software development and project management community. Deepa has served as a PMI volunteer in many roles on global and national levels.

  • Contact Goutam Sengupta | www.gssonlinecourses.com
    Country/Time Zone: India, India Standard Time: GMT+5:30 | Lead Time: 8 weeks | Engagement Type: Virtual Only | Language: English, Bengali | Topics: Disciplined Agile, Leadership, Project Management, Strategy

    Dr. Sengupta has an illustrious career in industries and academics. His experience in reputed industries, national and global, spans over 38 years supplemented with teaching experience of more than 15 years. He has served companies like Philips for more than a decade. He is currently the Vice Chancellor of Techno India University, West Bengal, India. He is Adjunct Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur teaching Six Sigma Methodologies. He was Visiting Professor at XLRI. He was former Director of Calcutta Business School.

  • Contact Lt Col L Shri Harsha | www.linkedin.com/in/ltcol-l-shriharsha-retd/
    Country/Time Zone: India, India Standard Time: GMT+5:30 | Lead Time: 30 days | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi, Kannada | Topics: Benefits Realization, Career Development, Change Management, Disciplined Agile, Ethics, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    A hands-on practitioner who enables organization to deliver programs and projects successfully. Diverse industry exposure, where I managed multi-cultural teams both in person and virtually. Practice reinforced with academic pursuits, and performance acknowledged with seven awards for excellence.

  • Contact Priya Patra | https://www.linkedin.com/in/priyapatra/
    Country/Time Zone: India, India Standard Time: GMT+5:30 | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Hindi, Bengali | Topics: Agility, Career Development, Change Management, Communications Management, Digital Transformation, Diversity, Information Technology, Innovation, Leadership

    Priya is a mother of two, Author, Blogger, Women Empower believer, Dreamer, Creator and a Futurist. She's an Agile Evangelist and delivery director spearheading the quality engineering – India team for Resources and Energy Transition sector.

    She leads Agile Community of Practice within the organization of 700+ members, across 40 countries, evangelizing Agile practices across all levels in the organization.

    She is a speaker for national and international conferences on Digital, Agile and Project Management. 

    Priya lives in Mumbai with her husband and two kids. In her spare time, she loves volunteering. She volunteers for the Outreach portfolio for the PMI Mumbai chapter. She holds the executive committee position with Capgemini Toastmasters club as Vice President – Public Relations. Since January 2020, she has been building a women's community, "Women PowerUP Network" – a virtual community of around 800 women across the globe. 

Sub-Saharan Africa Speakers

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  • Contact Adeola Akande | www.dangote.com
    Country/Time Zone: Nigeria, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 4-6 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Yoruba | Topics: Agility, Benefits Realization, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, Stakeholder Management

    Over the last 25 years, Adeola Akande has been privileged to work in Nigeria and the United States of America across a broad spectrum of business sectors including Banking, Advertising, Telecommunications, Retail, and currently Manufacturing at Nigeria and Africa’s largest conglomerate. Adeola’s career thus far has developed her into an experienced and well-rounded IT Transformation, experienced Project Manager and Change professional. She is a certified SAP Global Business Transformation/Program Manager, Technology Leader, and a Prosci certified Change Management Practitioner with a deep understanding of developing and driving solutions to achieve far-reaching impact in an organisation. In her current role at Dangote Industries, she has had the opportunity to be a major driver in executing an enterprise-wide Transformation Initiative which has put the organisation on course to realising its growth aspirations in the short and medium term. Adeola continues to lead diverse projects in different Business units that aim at digitally transforming the organization. An alumnus of the University of Lagos, Adeola holds a B.Sc. in Biology and over the years has participated in many professional development programmes ranging from Technology-related courses to Leadership and Change Management in different countries such as USA, Germany, South Africa and Italy. She is widely recognized as an unabashed advocate for the involvement of women in technology and is deeply committed to helping young professionals become more result-focused, diligent and intentional in their careers. Adeola is the chairperson of PMI Global- Africa Stakeholder working group and also the current chairperson of ACMP (Association of Change Management professionals) Nigeria chapter. She is unapologetically positive and passionate about counselling, mentoring and travelling. She strongly believes that learning should be a lifelong endeavour for all.

  • Contact Alexandre Gbaguidi | www.linkedin.com/in/alexgbaguidi
    Country/Time Zone: Benin, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 2 to 3 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, French | Topics: Agility, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Information Technology, Leadership, Project Management, Scrum, Team Building

    Alex is an experienced IT consultant with over 20 years of experience working in sectors like Telecommunications, Finance, Insurance, Manufacturing, and Pharmaceutics. He is an Agile coach, a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org and a ProKanban Trainer (PKT). Alex studied business intelligence and data analytics at the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec, CAN) and graduated with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in 2009. He has since offered his training and consulting services to companies like Microsoft, Tesla, Roche, Pfizer, and Lenovo to name a few.

    As a bilingual trainer (ENG & FRA), Alex has delivered more than 5,000 training hours, across subjects such as Project and Product Management, Agile Practices (Scrum, Kanban, etc.), Digital Transformation strategies, Evidence-Based Management and more. In Africa, he acts as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Scrum.org, ProKanban.org and the Project Management Institute. He's been involved in innovative projects within start-ups, medium-sized companies and major corporations. Do not hesitate to contact Alex to discuss any consulting opportunities ([email protected]).

  • Contact Aya Chebbi | ayachebbi.com
    Country/Time Zone: Tunisia, European Central Time: GMT+1:00 | Lead Time: 15-30mins | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: Arabic, English, French | Topics: Diversity, Leadership, Other

    Aya Chebbi, a multi award-winning Pan-African feminist. She rose to prominence as a voice for democracy and shot to global fame as a political blogger during 2010/2011 Tunisia’s Revolution. She served as the first ever African Union Special Envoy on Youth and the youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet (2018 – 2021). She received the Gates Campaign Award and was named in Forbes Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women, New African Magazine List of 100 Most Influential Africans, and Top 20 List of Apolitical 100 The World’s Most Influential Young People in Government. Her story and talks have been critically acclaimed by the Guardian, Huffpost, Jeune Afrique, France24, Deutsche Welle and more. https://ayachebbi.com/bio/

  • Contact Bishan Ruder
    Country/Time Zone: South Africa, (Arabic) Egypt Standard Time: GMT+2:00 | Lead Time: 4 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Benefits Realization, Career Development, Digital Transformation, Information Technology, What is Success?, Demystifying Project Solution Adoption?

    A veteran and seasoned professional Bishan Ruder, Microsoft MEA, Project Solution Specialist, has been designing and implementing PPM solutions using the Microsoft technology stack in excess of 10 years. Having worked across the EMEA region in varying positions and engaging multiple industries spanning, Finance, Oil and Gas, Retail, Mining and Engineering, Mr. Ruder has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience positioning him as a thought leader in using technology as a business enabler to project management. Mr. Ruder, has a Bachelor Technology Degree in Information Technology and Business Management from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and completed a Diploma in Application Management from the University of Cape Town’s, Graduate School of Business (GSB). Prior to joining Microsoft MEA, Mr. Ruder spearheaded an intrapreneurial endeavor within the Microsoft Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Partner ecosystem where he established a reputable PPM consulting services, delivering Project Solutions across South Africa and into the MEA region. Outside of the Microsoft Project world, Ruder enjoys studying chaste philosophy, travel & photography, a challenging game of chess, and being outdoors hiking.

  • Contact Eddie Obeng | www.eddieobeng.com
    Country/Time Zone: Ghana, GMT | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Benefits Realization, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Information Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management

    A pioneer in digital transformation, design thinking (Eddie is responsible for renowned ‘Double Diamond’ promoted by the UK Design Council globally) change and project management and organisational agility, he provides a no-nonsense overview about how traditional rules of doing business no longer apply while offering extensive guidance to reach new heights in fast-changing business environments. He is a regular speaker at TED, Thinking Digital, Poptech, Google Zeitgeist, USI, Communitech and Gartner Conferences. "The remarkable Eddie Obeng" Chris Anderson TED In 2009, Eddie was one of the first to recognise that traditional processes, face-to-face working and software solution add-ons can never deliver solutions needed in a volatile and uncertain globally competitive world. He invented QUBE to solve this. https://QUBE.cc QUBE combines new behaviours in collaboration with tools specifically developed for fast easy of use within a modern productive culture. QUBE has been adopted by a wide range of organisations including, Danone, JDE, Dentsu Aegis Network and the UK National Health Service for day-to-day working, Project delivery and Learning and Development. "QUBE, an innovative virtual world from Pentacle The Virtual Business School" Financial Times Eddie was educated at Cranleigh School, at University College London, where he earned a double first in chemical and biochemical engineering, and Cass Business School. He was granted 2 patents during his engineering career at Shell International and achieved a European award for energy efficient design at Unilever before moving to Ashridge in 1987 where he became the youngest Executive Director of a European Business School. In 2011 Eddie won the Sir Monty Finniston Award for lifetime achievement by The Association for Project Management for his contributions to the study and practice of Project Management. He is also a helicopter pilot.

  • Contact Niyi Adesanya | www.niyiadesanya.com
    Country/Time Zone: Nigeria, GMT | Lead Time: 1 to 4 hrs | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English, Yoruba | Topics: Change Management, Communications Management, Cost Management, Diversity, Ethics, Leadership, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Team Building

    Niyi Adesanya is a leadership and business advisor who helps CEOs and other C- Suite executives reinvent themselves as they navigate their business re-engineering process.

    He is an unrivalled and renowned Performance Strategist, whose strong business acumen has helped business owners across various sectors cut through the complexities of today’s rapidly changing business environment using his innovative template that he developed from his years of leadership management practice. An offshoot of these engagements with the business owners has yielded between 63% - 313% increase in their bottomline.

    With an average of 100 speaking engagements yearly, he is an eloquent speaker who has stayed relevant for over two decades and is a leading voice on leadership transformation in Africa. He is also the founder of the Speaker Academy; an institution for Public and Corporate Presentation birthed from his decade of experience in the Art of Public Speaking.

    He sets the pace in and for his industry, as the convener of one of the highest-ticket knowledge-based events in Nigeria, an annual leadership event that welcomes hundreds of business and industry leaders all over the globe. He also has one of the highest-paid business coaching platforms in Nigeria with a host of testimonials to his credit.

    Niyi Adesanya is the CEO of FifthGear Plus, a management consulting firm with clients including at least one of the top three organisations in major sectors of the economy. With much insight and depth, Niyi provides expertise consultancy while chairing strategic sessions aimed at helping these organisations optimise their corporate potential.

    He was awarded Nigerian’s foremost Performance Strategist (Middle East Africa Business Award), Leadership Coach of the year by Top 10 Magazine and awarded the African Prize for Leadership Excellence. He is also the author of six dynamic books on Public Speaking, Leadership, and Peak Performance.

  • Contact Terrence Ric-Hansen | linkedin.com/in/terrencerichansen
    Country/Time Zone: South Africa, GMT | Lead Time: 2 weeks | Engagement Type: In-Person and Virtual | Language: English | Topics: Operations, PMO, Strategy, Sustainable Project Management

    Terrence is an experienced project management consultant who has managed projects across a number of sectors. Assignments have included feasibility studies, office fitouts and more. His latest assignment involved establishing a PMO for an EdTech company in preparation for their listing.

    Terence also lectures project management for the Institute of Marketing Management on a past-time basis and is a member of the South African chapter of the PMI. Terrence lives in Cape Town and when not managing projects he can be found surfing at his local beach.