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PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019

12 June 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm ET (doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online

The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium is back for the second year! This virtual event will explore the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries.  

The modern technological landscape places growing demands on project managers to stay up-to-date on advancements, develop new skills, and adopt innovative approaches to their work. In the search for top talent for project teams, hiring managers have identified a shortage of certain skillsets amidst evolving needs.

As a project manager, what can you do to remain relevant and competitive? How can you be a champion of change for your projects and reinforce an organizational culture that embraces technology and innovation? How can you strategically leverage technology to maximize your potential? Attend the PMI Talent and Technology Symposium to learn about these topics and more, as we examine the Modern Project Manager!

Addressing advanced technology in language that is easy to understand, this event seeks to equip project managers with the knowledge and mindset to advance their careers in an increasingly high tech world. Participants will gain an understanding of how to better position themselves for growth and to identify talent for their project teams.

Join us for an exciting day of learning and networking hosted by Rick Morris. View the event agenda, and register today!

This year, we welcome:

Doug Powell

Design Thinking in the Digital Age

Doug Powell is a designer with more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of design disciplines. A recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis, and the 2014 Fellow Award from AIGA Minnesota, Doug is a lecturer, commentator and thought leader on design issues. From 2011-2013, Doug served as the national president of AIGA, the professional association for design and the largest and most established design organization in the world. Doug is Vice President of Design at IBM, where he leads the tech company's mission to build a culture of design and design thinking.

Marie Nadia Vincent

Improving Employee Experience for Better Digital Transformation Results

Marie Nadia Vincent is a global IT Management Consultant with two decades of experience on the American and European continents with Fortune 500 companies. Nadia possesses great experience managing high profile IT projects and offshore teams, mainly in the financial sector. Strategic, results- oriented, and creative, she is dedicated to helping organizations transform their business and deliver successful Information Technology solutions while improving individual and team performance. Over the years, Nadia has developed several training and coaching programs for various international organizations. She holds an MBA from United Business Institutes.

Lenka Pincot

Navigating The Complexity of Strategic Internet of Things Opportunities

Lenka Pincot is a technology and business leader with over 17 years of multi-industry experience. Throughout her career, she has provided expertise and direction for leading-edge initiatives that included agile transformations, process reengineering solutions, and Internet of Things (IoT) service delivery innovations. Lenka held multiple positions with United Technologies where she, as a Director of Digital Solutions, spearheaded efforts in launching a Digital Solutions Center for global customers utilizing IoT technologies. Lenka Pincot earned her Master of Science Degree in Computer and Information Sciences, Software Engineering.

Bart Gerardi

How Voice Interfaces Can Change Project Management

Bart Gerardi is an Ecommerce software professional and has been in the industry for over 20 years.  He has worked for several multinational companies across industries, from data mining to manufacturing and most recently, managing the launch and growth of the audio book experience on Amazon's Alexa devices.  If you say "Alexa, read my book" that was his team. For Bart, Ecommerce is exciting for two separate reasons: scale and impact. Thinking of the people at both ends of a transaction is a reminder of why this industry is so exciting. Bart is passionate about the "How" and the "Who" part of the industry, not just the “What” and the “Why.” 

Gina Abudi

Project Manager as Change Manager: 4 Steps for Successful Change

Gina Abudi has 25+ years of experience working with mid-to-large, global organizations leading and supporting transformational change initiatives. Gina’s work with organizations on change initiatives may be either “behind the scenes,” supporting executives to shape change in the right way to engage employees; or “up front,” out in the organization with leaders to engage employees in change. Gina is President of Abudi Consulting Group, a woman-owned small business; an adjunct faculty at a number of colleges in New England; and a professional speaker and corporate trainer.

Christopher Cook

Back to the Future of Project Management

Chris Cook has spent his career in the construction industry ranging from residential to commercial to heavy highway. He has a Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Technology Management with an emphasis in Building Construction Management and a Master's of Science in Project Management. He is an accredited PMP.

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