Project Management

T. Boone Pickens to Keynote PMI Global Congress

Entrepreneur will address nation’s dependence on imported oil, which he calls a looming threat to national security and the economy.

Project Management Institute has announced that T. Boone Pickens will be featured as the keynote speaker for PMI Global Congress 2009 - North America to be held 10-13 October in Orlando, Florida.
Pickens, named one of world's 100 most influential people in 2009 by TIME, founded the nation's largest independent oil company, Mesa Petroleum, and later reinvented himself in his 70s as one of the most successful investment fund operators with BP Capital.
In his keynote address, Pickens plans to deliver a comprehensive solution for what North America should do to decrease its increasing reliance on foreign oil, which he calls a looming threat to national security and the economy. He will offer open and candid responses to audience questions about the country's dependence on imported oil while providing details on how to dramatically enhance energy security.
"Reducing our dependency on fossil fuel is not only the smart thing to do from a North American cost standpoint. Moreover, it's the right thing to do from a global sustainability perspective," remarked Gregory Balestrero, president and CEO of PMI. "This is especially critical to managers of all types of projects. The project manager of tomorrow must manage …

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