Erik F Steketee (CCMP, CMPC, ENTP) is a seasoned change manager working with The People Side of Change. Although Amsterdam based, he works globally with large organizations to build their change capability. Either by providing training programs in the world standard in change management (Prosci) or by advisory services on change management. Moreover, he is a consultant on process improvement, specialized in employee engagement with simulations and games.
Microsoft has adopted Prosci as the leading method for change management, so in most digital transformation initiatives you might hear words like the Prosci-method, ADKAR, ABC. So any PMO that wants to be successful as Change Agent needs to have a basic understanding of those words.
Presentation title: CEO, Change Executive Officer?
Inspirational speaker, workshop trainer, coach, mentor
The owner of the MEGALIT Training Institute - the Best Training Company 2014. For 25 years he has been conducting training and development projects for the largest Polish and global concerns. Co-founder of the Professional Speakers Association. Member of the ICF. He wrote several hundred texts on business and three bestsellers: Psychology of Change, Disappointed Manipulation and 77 Stories that will give you a kick in life and business. HR columnist for “Benefit Monthly”.
A citizen of the world living between Europe and USA, Olivier Lazar is an organizational architecture consultant, coach, and trainer, as well as a graduate with a master’s degree and an executive MBA in strategy, project, and program management from the Lille Graduate School of Management and from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2013. Committed to the advancement of the profession, he’s managing partner and COO at the Valense Palatine Group, acting Project Management Director at Altran AG in Switzerland, a former president at the PMI Switzerland Chapter, and has hold various global volunteering leadership roles at PMI and is a contributor to several PMI Global Standards.
With more than 20 years of Organizational Governance, Change, Project and Program Leadership experience, both on the operational and consulting perspective, Olivier has worked in a large scope of industries, from corporate finance to aerospace, and from E-business to pharmaceutical and energy where he has created organizationally agile environments fostering engagement, motivation and performance. He has been published in professional press and has presented in number of PM conferences around the world, including PMI global congresses in EMEA and North America as well as a seminar leader for PMI SeminarsWorld since 2013.
He’s also one of the very few to hold all of the PMI credentials.
Olivier’s leitmotiv lies in his conviction that sharing Knowledge is a major factor for global performance and common development, organizational and personal.
Presentation title: The 5 Degrees of Organizational Change, How to Manage Difficult Transformations
Roman is an advanced expert with an impressive portfolio of successfully completed projects and programs. In 2017, Roman was the recipient of the IT Award “Best Professional in Project Management” for his diverse experience, multiple project management accreditations and contribution to the PM community. He skillfully balances his job activities and immense enthusiasm to promote and enrich the project management culture in events promoted by PMI chapters. He is actively developing the Ukrainian PM community by contributing to a local PMI Chapter. Starting from 2017 Roman has been a board member of PMI Kyiv Chapter. Roman champions People and Project Excellence in one of the biggest Ukrainian IT companies. Coupled with his practical experience, Roman serves as trainer and coach on the topic of project and program management, agile and lean methodologies, leadership, business negotiations, etc. Roman performs a jury member for the PMO Global Award, IT Award Ukraine and Social Project Award. He holds various certificates and degrees such as Project Management Professional (PMP), SAFe Agilist, ITIL, PRINCE2 and earned two M.Sc. degrees in Finance and Electrical Engineering.
Presentation title: Metrics for PMO
Madhumalti, with more than 22 years of experience in the technology industry has had a focus on project management. She has managed complex technology programs, projects for the life science industry for the past 12 years or so. She has served on the Board of the Project Management Institute, Luxembourg Chapter as Director of Professional Development. Her passion for the profession makes her run project management fundamental sessions for international school students and also conduct training for the Project Management Professional exam in a voluntary capacity.
She has been an advocate of Diversity and is recognized as extraordinary expat in Luxembourg. She has been speaker at several events including TEDx India, European Women in Technology, Wonder Woman in Tech, Campus Party Italia. She is passionate about bringing girls and women into technology. To take concrete steps in that direction, she mentors girls at Workshop4Me a.s.b.l, a non-profit organization she founded to teach coding skills to 6-16 year olds. The objective of Workshop4Me is to move children from being "consumers" to "creators" using technology. Their International Women's Day event in 2015 was featured by CNN International as the top 10 IWD events from around the world you would be crazy to miss.
Madhumalti is EU Robotics Coordinator for Luxembourg, EU Code Week Ambassador for Luxembourg, a mentor with the STEM Scholars program with the New York Academy of Sciences and mentors girls for the worldwide mobile app development contest Technovation Challenge. While working in IBM India for 11 years, she has been chairing initiatives like Women and Technology (K-12), Core team member of EXITE (Exploring Interest in Technology and Engineering) for school girls, facilitated Taking the Stage program for Women professionals in IBM and led other such initiatives. In Luxembourg, she has also been on the panel of Mumpreneurs (mothers who are entrepreneurs) and taking sessions for the University students of Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation to spread her Entrepreneurship zeal.
Presentation title: Waterfall to Agile development and role of PMO to support it
Experienced head of Project Management Office and project managers' team with a demonstrated history of work in the banking industry. Throughout his career, he was involved in leading roles in seven bank mergers and numerous transformation programs. As a result, dealing with all aspects of organizational change has become his daily business. Skilled in team management, program, project management of large projects and setting up a project portfolio for the whole organization and managing a delivery cycle of it.
Presentation title: PMO jako lider w dużych zmianach w organizacji
Mateusz Partyka is passionate about Portfolio Management and people development within Project Management area. He is keen on promoting the idea of transformation management through projects. Over the last 6 years, he has gathered a deep practical experience, leading successfully over 20 complex projects and programs involving transition management, IT systems implementation, process improvement.
He is a holder of certificates in Project Management such as Prince2 Practitioner, AgilePM Practitioner.
Currently he works as Portfolio Manager leading PMO function and team of Project Managers at IAG GBS – part of International Airlines Group. On a daily basis he is responsible for the strategic alignment of the Project Portfolio with organizational objectives and Transformation Roadmap delivery. He is part of the GBS Operational Leadership Board. He also works as a Project Management trainer and mentor.
Presentation title: People Management as the key to make Portfolio Management more effective
Marisa Silva, the Lucky PM, is an experienced PMO and PPM advisor, educator, author, and international speaker, with a track record of establishing, embedding and maturing best-fit practices and building capabilities in complex organizations undergoing transformational business change. A passionate advocate of the value of PMOs as business partners and enablers of strategic change delivery, Marisa has developed her career from management consulting, with work experience gained internationally and across industries.
Marisa holds a MSc (with distinction) in Strategic Management of Projects from University College London (UCL), a BSc in Management, a specialization in Competitive Intelligence, and a PgDip in Foresight, Strategy and Innovation by ISEG (Lisbon). She is currently undertaking her PhD in Project Management at Alma Mater Europaea, on the topic of anti-fragility in project management. Her research on the importance of managing for project legacy made her a finalist in 2017 for the prestigious IPMA Young Researcher Award. Marisa’s main research interests include PMOs, future-oriented project management, sustainable project management, and organizational agility.
She is certified as a PMP®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE 2 Agile®, MOP®, MSP®, P3O®, APMP® (IPMA-D), PMD® Pro Level 2, PMO-CP, as well as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP®) for MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. In addition, Marisa is an active member of the project management community, being a blogger at ProjectManagement.com, a member of the APM®, subject matter expert representative in the Portuguese technical commission liaising with ISO/TC 258, contributor to the PMI’s publication “Organizational Project Management Guide”, and having served as a volunteer with the PMI® Portugal Chapter. She was also Secretary of the APM PMO Specific Interest Group.
Marisa is the co-author of the only PMO training courses accredited by the chartered body for the project profession (APM). A believer in the power of project management skills for social good, Marisa also held volunteer positions as a mentor at Project Managers Against Poverty and Programs Director at Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB). In 2019 she became one of the youngest Fellow members of the APM, in recognition of her contribution to the profession.
Marisa is the author of “Bedtime Stories for Project Managers” and a Senior Consultant at Wellingtone, a UK-based leading project management consulting firm dedicated to enable step change in organizational PPM maturity.
Presentation title: From PMO Stakeholders to PMO Customers
PCAI – Prosci Certified Advanced Instructor
President of Silfra Consulting. His consulting experience comes from projects involving the implementation of major changes and organizational transformation in some of the biggest companies operating in Poland in the power generation, telecommunication, banking and media sectors. He has over 15 years of training experience and academic experience at Warsaw School of Economics in Project Management, Change Management and leadership development.
He is a founding member of ACMP - Association of Change Management Professionals, responsible for ACMP Europe, member of PMI and IPMA, and an ICC coach as well as Certified PROSCI Instructor in Change Management.
Operational Project Manager, employed at Jabil Poland in Kwidzyn. Graduated in Law (UMK) and in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (PG). Certified BU Trainer (Grupa SET). Internal trainer (quality, project management) , mentor and auditor (ISO9001,14001,27001). 15-year experience in Quality Department, Advanced Quality Planning and Project Management. Currently responsible for establishing and organizing Project Portfolio Management at the PMO Department for the whole Jabil Polska manufacturing facility.
Presentation title: New PPM approach in Electronic (EMS)Industry