Project Management Summit 2022

PMI South Africa Chapter

Project Management Summit 2022

Project Management Summit 2022

AI and the Future of Project Management Practices

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How the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the world of project management

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are rapidly developing, and are expected to impact the field of project management on multiple levels; however, there remains a high level of uncertainty regarding the effect that AI might have on project management practices. Studies show that by 2030, 80 percent of project management tasks, such as data collection, reporting, and predictive analysis, will be carried out by AI in a consistent and efficient manner.

What will this mean for project managers around the world, and how can the future project manager embrace this technological advantage for greater project success?

Empowering project managers to adapt to the new technology of artificial intelligence, the forthcoming PMI-SA summit will discuss how AI will reinvent the project world and allow project managers to focus on people. Filled with insights and examples from tech providers and project experts, our speakers will provide an invaluable insight for PMO leaders, change executives, project managers, programme managers, and portfolio managers. Anyone who is part of the global community of change and project leadership needs to accept and understand the fast-approaching AI technologies.

Given the AI possibilities for project management in this new era of complex environmental events, this Special Summit therefore invites scholars, industry-practitioners, and all those directly or indirectly involved in AI research to submit their papers for an opportunity to share insights that impact project management practices. We look forward to several topics that provide substantial theoretical, managerial, and social contributions from a project management perspective. Preference will be given to studies using empirical approaches. 

Event Properties

Event Date 19-05-2022 10:00 am
Event End Date 19-05-2022 3:00 pm
Cut off date 18-05-2022 10:00 pm
Individual Price Price dependent on membership
No. of Businiess Acument PDUs 1.5
No. of Ways of Working PDUs 2
No. of Power Skills PDUs 1.5
Location Online


Dr Marius Oosthuizen

GIBS Faculty, Centre Director: Leadership & Dialogue, Faculty: Foresight, Strategy & Ethics, SOIF: Principle for Learning & Foresight Governance

Dr. Oosthuizen states that his passion is to help institutional leaders create conscientious strategic foresight. By integrating leadership, strategic foresight and ethics, he develops long-term foresight to support better institutional decision-making.

Sheila Tomkow

PMO Lead-Projects Portfolio Manager | Driving portfolio success through lean, digital, transparent & integrated solutions

As PMO Lead and Portfolio manager, her responsibility lies in integrating the team from strategy and vision, to project execution. Her strengths lie in establishing a transparent means of creating a cohesive environment, in which team members and stakeholders at various levels, partake in an open dialogue from idea storming to product delivery, using digital tools to plan, forecast and measure the success of the business case, at any given time against the portfolio and furthermore against the business strategy.

Johan Steyn

Author, AI & Automation thought leader. Business Day contributor. Chair of the Special Interest Group on AI & Robotics IITPSA.

Johan Steyn is a Smart Automation & Artificial Intelligence thought leader and management consultant. He is the Chair of the Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with the IITPSA (Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa). He speaks in his personal capacity.

Marcus Glowasz

Project Management Innovation & Transformation | Executive Coach | Trainer | Facilitator | Speaker | Co-Founder at Fortean

Marcus Glowasz is a project management coach and trainer, helping project leaders and teams to future-proof their ways of delivering and managing projects, drive change in today's fast-paced, high growth and rapidly changing global environments, and become effective leaders and role models in their practice.

Muhammad Babur

IT Program Manager at Mayo Clinic

Muhammad Babur is an IT Program Manager at Mayo Clinic. Muhammad has been working in the healthcare sector for the last 22 years. He has worked on several critical institutional initiatives, projects, and program such as artificial intelligence (AI), applied clinical informatics (ACI), academic collaborations, and clinical decision support. In this capacity, Muhammad partners with internal and external stakeholders to create a long-term strategic vision, business plan, and implement operational goals and projects for Mayo Clinic.

Harald Fleischmann

Managing Director - FOSH

As a qualified electrician, electronic engineer for energy appliances and industrial engineer, Harald has 20 years of work experience in the implementation of technology and engineering projects. Harald is the managing director of FOSH, a South African education-tech start-up that specializes in the development of modern training materials and digital learning media for various trades.

Dr. Lynn Keeys

PMI Academic Insight Team

A PMP and PMI member since 2005, Dr. Keeys has been a committed volunteer with the PMI South Africa Chapter since 2012. Dr. Keeys has traveled, live, or worked in 50 countries, and is a global thinker and pracademic with over 30 years combined practitioner and academic experience in strategy, project management, international development, and sustainability. She believes that sustainability must now also consider the interaction and impact of Artificial Intelligent systems. She is an adjunct professor of Project Management for Competitive Advantage at SKEMA Business School in Paris.

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