Elevating IMPACT

    Roberto Cervantes, PMP, MBA
    Core Molding Technologies
    Roberto Cervantes is currently acting Director of PMO and Sustainability Leader for Core Molding Technologies. Mr. Cervantes started his career at General Motors, focusing on Manufacturing/Process Engineering and Project Management. He further expanded his expertise in Engineering and Product Management within the Aerospace and heavy-duty truck industries. Roberto holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from Webster University, and is a certified Project Management Professional since 2017.
    Edita Kemzuraite
    Project Management United
    Edita Kemzuraite, PMP, PMO-CP - CEO of Project Management United (pmunited.eu) and co-founder of the PM & PMO Conference BRIDGE (pmconference.org). She has 15%2B years of experience working on the high complexity projects at Bentley Systems - the Infrastructure Engineering Software Company. Business sustainability, PMO impact and strategic project management are Edita’s areas of interests/research. At Bentley she is also a Sustainability Ambassador focusing on the importance of ecosystem collaboration for solving Environmental, Social and Government issues and accelerating Sustainable Development Goals. Edita is certified professional of Business Sustainability Management (Cambridge University) and Green Project Management (GPM).
    Louise Gardner
    Founder and Managing Director
    Pledge Group
    Louise Gardner is the founder and Managing Director of Pledge Group and has been setting up PMOs in the UK and Australia for more than 20 years.
    Glen B. Alleman MSSM
    Project Manager
    Niwot Ridge Consulting LLC
    More than 25 years managing complex systems of systems starting with Capabilities Based Planning and applying Model Based Systems Engineering, Risk Management, Earned Value Management, inside a framework of Iterative and Incremental development.
    Harry Max
    Managing Partner
    Peak Priorities LLC
    Executive player-coach, consultant, and fractional product design leader | Author of "Priorities: How to Create Better Plans and Make Smarter Decisions" (Two Waves Books). Harry Max's experience includes having been a founder/CEO, operational leader, and consultant with start-ups, innovators, and global brands, including Apple, AllClear ID, Adobe, DreamWorks, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Informatica, ITHAKA, Microsoft, Nokia, Normative, PayPal, Rackspace, SGI, Skype, Symantec, and Yotascale. An NLP Master Practitioner and Hoffman Institute graduate, Max completed the Aspen Institute Tech Executive Leadership Initiative (TELI). He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
    Dr. Mustafa Hafizoglu
    Managing Partner
    Advisors Turkey
    Mustafa is a program and project management professional, PMO Leader, knowledge management expert, author, instructor and strategy implementation professional with a 25-years’ experience in aerospace, defense electronics and manufacturing. He is the co-founder and past president of PMI Turkey Chapter and representative of KMI (Knowledge Management Institute) in MEA. He's been teaching Project Management Courses at various universities such as Middle East Technical University and TED university. Mustafa is the core team member for PMI’s Practice Guide: Governance of Projects, Programs, and Portfolios and Core Team member for PMI’s Practice Guide: Benefits Realization Management. Mustafa has been organizing the only PMO Summit in Turkey for 6 years. He is managing partner at Advisors Turkey.
    Gero Renker
    Program Framework
    Gero is a co-founder of Program Framework, a Microsoft Partner who specializes in transforming Project Portfolio and Risk management with Microsoft cloud technologies. Having worked with hundreds of organisations over the years, he has a deep understanding of the tools needed by PMOs to become strategic business partners, rather than stagnating as mere admin functions drowning in spreadsheets. PMO leaders nowadays recognize that it takes a data-driven approach to elevate a PMO, but they may not realize that the Microsoft cloud platform already in place in their organization is ideally equipped to deliver it. Much of Gero’s work is about explaining how modern Microsoft cloud technologies can be applied to solve project portfolio management challenges, and he is also one of the designers of Program Framework’s flagship PPM product, Power Framework, built in the Microsoft Power platform.
    Ruchir Vaishnav
    Coexsys- - Enteprise SaaS, AI, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT
    Technology visionary with 20 years of proven track record of driving business growth across diverse set of industries by maximizing value and promises of IT. A tenacious, driven technology leader and a change agent who has demonstrated execution of transformative strategies to contribute to organizational KPIs, aligning IT with Business, Operational Efficiency and Sustainability. Led and conceptualized culture change to improve, transform or enhance IT’s capabilities to support changing business climates, regulatory compliances, external and internal stake holders of organizations. Repeatedly demonstrated effective management of large scale programs/projects by clearly defined objectives, relationship building, intellectual property creation and preservation within the key constraints of costs, resources, time and quality.
    Laura Barnard
    Chief IMPACT Driver
    PMO Strategies
    Laura has been a driving force behind the integration of PMOs and Project Management into organizational strategy for 25 years. Starting in 1999 with the creation of her first PMO, she spent 15 years as a PMO and strategy delivery leader, gaining invaluable experience in driving sustainable change within organizations. Over the past decade, her company PMO Strategies has been dedicated to helping organizations maximize their returns on investment by unleashing the full potential of project management and PMOs. Laura has developed a powerful system for helping organizations achieve high-impact outcomes for every project. In 2021, Laura was named the World PMO Influencer of the Year, the only award of its kind, by the PMO Global Alliance, for her many accomplishments in positioning the PMO as the most valuable strategic asset for organizations to deliver their strategy. You can learn more about this on her popular PMO Strategies Podcast and as a part of the longest-running PMO-specific virtual conference, the IMPACT Summit. Laura welcomes you to learn more about how they can help you make a bigger IMPACT at PMOStrategies.com.
    Dr. Al Zeitoun
    Strategy Execution Thought Leader
    Dr. Zeitoun is a Future of Work, business optimization, and operational performance excellence thought leader with global experiences in strategy execution. His experiences encompass leading organizations; delivering their Enterprise Digital and Business Transformation; guiding fitting frameworks implementations; and using his empathy, engineering insights, and collaboration strengths to successfully envision new business models and execute complex missions across diverse cultures globally.