Xchange - Project Management for Hybrid Teams

PMI South Africa Chapter

Xchange - Project Management for Hybrid Teams

Xchange - Project Management for Hybrid Teams

Xchange - Project Management for Hybrid Teams



Event Properties

Event Date 22-10-2021 7:30 pm
Event End Date 22-10-2021 9:30 pm
Registration Start Date 22-10-2021
Cut off date 22-10-2021 7:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online


Luann Piccard ( Guest Speaker)

Director at Project Management Institute|Department Chair and Associate Professor University of Alaska Anchorage

Experienced professor and academic leader with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Strong education professional skilled in project management and engineering management including leadership, strategic alignment, stakeholder collaboration, and management skills. Committed to student success globally. 20+ years of experience in high-technology sector with 10+ years as senior and executive leader. Leadership and functional experience includes general management, operations/manufacturing management, professional services, strategic marketing and research and development for profitable global businesses. Lived and worked internationally. Passionate about championing positive social impact and fostering inclusive leadership. Committed volunteer, serving on over ten non-profit boards of directors each in leadership roles contributing fiduciary, strategic, governance and operations leadership.

John Tseriwa (Africa)

Director at Sagehill Business Solutions

Providing services Management Consulting, Project Management, Cybersecurity, IT Consulting, Business Analytics Custom Software Development Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

Geetha Gopal (Asia)

PMI Future 50 Awardee | Oxford MSc | Digital Transformation | Automation, AI and Infrastructure Projects | Product Manager | Award-winning initiatives

• Honoured by PMI as Future50, a prestigious list of change makers around the world in the profession of projects and programme management. Link to profile: https://www.pmi.org/future-50/2020-honorees/geetha-gopal • Well experienced in AI, Infrastructure, Virtual Assistant and Automation solutions. • Specialised in Project Management, Product Ownership, Digital Transformation through Automation, Change Management, Business Cases and Strategy Implementation. • Stakeholder engagement and risk management. • Singapore LTVP + Pre approved LOC (PLOC) holder. Accomplishments: - Digital transformation at Panasonic, achieving 24x growth in user volume of Online cloud services since Jan-20. Empowering end users and Panasonic businesses across APAC region, to maximise remote collaboration, work anytime anywhere in COVID-19 lockdown through digital and cloud adoption solutions. Received Panasonic HQ President Award to recognise the huge impact to our businesses. - At Daimler Singapore, extended and monetised a research-based AI solution which won “Honorary Mention” Award for Best Digital Experience 2019 at CX ASIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS. The product was also featured in German Automotive Special Edition September 2019. It is an entirely open-source, on-premise virtual assistant framework optimising Daimler’s internal business requirements in many ways. - Large scale Datacenter migration, with proven track record of “0 incident relocations” for Daimler and Panasonic. RFP specialist. - Other successful complex, critical, cross-functional projects in IT infrastructure, data centers, application hosting, automation, regional migrations, service management, risk mitigations, etc. Academics: - Masters graduate from the University of Oxford, specialising in Mega/Major Programme Management, involving multi-million dollar investments, researched on data’s role in smart cities. Community: - Active PMI member - Guest speaker at several prestigious international events with 30,000+ audience capacity - Contributor to PM Network and other organisations through interviews, articles, event moderation and other knowledge sharing Key Skills: Digital Transformation | Automation | Artificial Intelligence | Virtual Assistant Product Owner | Machine Learning | Digital Dealer Application Infrastructure | Financial Health | Agile Methodologies | Datacenter Migration | PMP Certified | PMO | RFP Specialist | Speed | On-time delivery | Risk Mitigation | Strategic planning | Swarm setups and management | Regional services | Customer Account Management | Co-ordination |n.

Tomasz Grochowski (Europe) – Session Moderator

Agile | Project Management | Transformations | Podcasts?️

Tomasz is an Agile and project management professional with rich experience in leading IT projects and agile teams and experienced transformation leader, agile coach, trainer and consultant. Longtime volunteer of Project Management Institute, alumni of PMI Leadership Institute Master Class and Projects and cave diving share the same desire for constant improvement and breaking boundaries. . Tomasz is University teacher specializing in project management, agile transformations and risk management. Researcher of AI applications in project management. Fan of data-driven management.

Jorge Luis Castro Toribio ( Latin America)

HBR Advisory Council/DevOps Institute Ambassador/DevOps Program Manager/Test Manager/Global Speaker/Agile Coach

As a Agile Program Manager I have had the chance to manage global programs related to Digital Transformation, Agile Transformation, DevOps, Testing Automation, SAP Hana, Mobile and Cloud Technologies where I have leaded teams of more than 25 software engineers and consultants from PERU, INDIA, COLOMBIA, MEXICO, ARGENTINA and VENEZUELA helping profitably build product lines and businesses from millions to billions working in global companies saving a quarter of million dollar yearly in software delivery process. I am an agilist who feel passion for Testing Automation, Agile, DevOps and business agility. I enjoy research and learning about business agility and working with cutting-edge technologies. I have been learning continuously for more than 12 years and is still learning new ways to foster business agility and team greatness. I have worked in several roles (developer, tester, IT program manager, Software engineering in Test manager, QA manager, agile coach) which helps him to see the big picture and operational and team members dynamics happening inside organizations. This experience lets me help teams design, build and implement digital, DevOps and agile transformation strategies. I encourage focus on: People, Productivity, Continuous improvement, Innovation and having fun to enjoy success in our agile journeys. Specialties: Cloud Arquitecture, AWS, Microservices, Digital Transformation, Program Management,Project Management, Automation, Test Management, Quality Assurance, Mobile and Integration Testing, DevOps, Performance Testing,, Cloud Services, Agile, Telecomm Business Processes, BSCS Technologies, HP ALM, E-Learning Systems, E-Commerce Systems, SAP, Networking, Enterprise Agility, Lean.

Katelyn Bullock ( North America)

Co-Founder @ Enta Solutions | Ideas Gardener ? | YYC Business Host ? | WomenIN Board Member ? | Helping Clients Transform Their Business to Become Perpetually Epic!

Katelyn is a Business Consulting Management Consulting Lead Generation Team Building Marketing Strategy Social Media Marketing Content Strategy Strategic Planning

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