Categories: Program Management
Hi PMI family,
I am super excited and looking forward to experiencing PMI Global Conference 2017 [aka #PMIcon17] with you in Chicago and being a true #DifferenceMaker. I have been to many PMI events over the years. PMI staff goes out of their way to make events a great learning experience for all of us. So, forget everything else for few days and come in for an immersive experience. Conference has a connotation of speakers, conference rooms etc. Yes, you can listen to fabulous speakers, but I have found the PMI events to be a great place to network and make it an interactive learning experience. From breakfast till you are so tired from hanging out with new friends at night that you have to get sleep before getting back at it again.
Bit about myself so that you can relate to the fact that I am with you in the trenches. After my grad school in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, I started my career with Exxon-Mobil. Then I got into consulting and made it my home. Over the last two decades I have worked in the ‘Big 4’ [PWC/IBM Global Services/Accenture] consulting environment providing services to a wide range of clients from startups to fortune 500 companies. Over the years, I have worked with and walked the halls of many big brand names that you can think of including but not limited to Wal Mart, GM, Ford, Chrysler, GE, Costco, Walgreens, HP, Cardinal Health, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Coca Cola, Dow, Caterpillar, Merck, 3M, Kraft-Heinz, Kellogg, Stanley, Black & Decker; Estee Lauder, Polo Ralph Lauren; Campbell Soup Company, Harley-Davidson.
I have had the privilege of running large complex global transformation programs. I help organizations identify technology driven projects that would have a business case [and ideally help them deliver after the $$s are approved by their Boards ]. In the last few years, digital transformation has been the focus.
Over last decade, I have been involved with PMI in many ways – chapter roles, CoPs and last few years I started with few other folks the Change Management Webinar Series that has been running consistently every month and providing 1000s of PDUs to members. I love our Change Management audience. They have seen us make mistakes, learn from them and get better. If you are one of them, I want to give you a big hug for hanging in with us. So, please stop by and get your hug that I owe you.
At this year's PMI Global Conference, I am also part of the Ask the Expert program. If you want to discuss about career, actual problems you are trying to solve, or anything in the world of Project Management, feel free to sign up for a discussion slot.
Our official scheduled hours where you can sign up for a discussion are below:
- Saturday, October 28th 1:30pm – 3:00pm
- Sunday, October 29th 10:00am-12:00pm 1:00 – 3:00pm
- Monday, October 30th 1:00pm – 2:30pm
If you want to talk outside of this, please let me know and we can try and work something out. I look forward to seeing you there.
In the mean time feel free to connect: