Sharon Nannetti has over 25 years of deep multi-sectoral experience spanning insurance, retail & business banking, wealth management, health, care, education, technology, and consulting. Sharon has worked across multiple geographies, including Ireland, Australia, India, Asia, and Europe which has provided her with valuable insights into industry trends and best practices. With an impressive track record of 20+ years leading business and technology transformation and mergers, Sharon has delivered exceptional results in roles of executive leadership. Working with boards as an executive and non-executive director, her skills encompass transformation strategy and implementation, digitalization, customer experience redesign, end-to-end Operating Model redesign, IT, business shared services, outsourcing, offshoring, strategic partnering, mergers & acquisitions, culture change, governance, and risk. Furthermore, Sharon has successfully leveraged digital technology for over 13 years, transforming the customer and employee experience. She has managed budgets, both Opex and Capex, up to €40 million and €100 million respectively, while overseeing Programme Portfolios of up to €700 million. Sharon excels at building and leading high-performing teams, implementing long-term strategies, and fostering innovation. She has facilitated international workshops, sharing her thought leadership and innovative perspectives with diverse audiences.
In her career, Willetta Love has worked for over 20 years in the not-for-profit industry. She joined the American Psychology Association (APA) in 2016 as a Technology Training and Support Specialist in IT. Willetta previously worked in a similar role at AARP where she supported complex-wide scale human resources, technology, and organizational development and effectiveness initiatives. In 2020, Willetta accepted the invitation to join the Strategy Office where she is currently the Senior Process Optimization Manager, helping to unite those who initiate, lead or take part in projects by engaging in collaborative efforts to provide frameworks for doing work more efficiently and effectively with the aim of realizing successful business outcomes that generate value and advance APA’s strategic priorities. Willetta is one of the many IMPACT Engine System and IMPACT Accelerator Mastermind program participants speaking this year. Don’t miss this stellar session where you’ll see just how much IMPACT these programs have helped our participants make over the years. We are so incredibly proud of Willetta!
Senior IT PM Consultant, Author and Speaker
Naomi Caietti is an award-winning businesswoman and widely respected global virtual thought leader in the project management community for over 25 years. She was an honoree in the 2018 Woman Kind book by Ferguson & Fox about the 2017 #CelebratingWomen Project. In 2014, Naomi founded her consulting company to meet virtual on-demand business needs as a speaker, author, and consultant. Naomi has been featured in national and international media/publications including the Project Management Institute, ProjectManagement.com, Workfront.com, Employee Engagement Network, Professional Woman Network, IT Metrics and Productivity Institute, and ProjectManager.com. You can find out more about her project/product services on Criya.com, her new books “Transform Your Project Leadership” and “Finding Your Voice,” and follow her on LinkedIn. Naomi’s passionately committed to making project leaders successful, inspiring women to lead, and being a voice for project leaders around the globe.
Frederic Casagrande is a highly skilled and experienced PMO Expert with over 20 years of professional experience in the field. He is widely recognized as a thought leader in the PMO industry and has worked with some of the world's largest and most complex organizations to optimize their project management processes and drive business success. Throughout his career, Frederic has held a variety of leadership positions in both the public and private sectors across various industries, including defense, telecommunications, and energy, and is a sought-after speaker and trainer, regularly presenting at industry conferences and events around the world.
Dr. Mona Zoughaib, PhD, PMP, PMI, ATP
Co-founder and Managing Partner
We Grow Minds
Dr. Mona Zoughaib is an esteemed speaker and influential leader, recognized for her remarkable contributions to the field of project management. With an impressive portfolio of speaking engagements at major events across the GCC and MENA region, Dr. Zoughaib has solidified her reputation as a captivating presenter and thought leader. As a featured speaker and panelist at prestigious gatherings such as the PMI UAE Annual Event and the CIO Committee Annual Gathering in Lebanon, Dr. Zoughaib has consistently captivated audiences with her dynamic speaking style and wealth of knowledge. Her ability to engage participants in meaningful discussions and provide valuable insights has established her as a prominent figure in the project management community. In addition to her speaking engagements, Dr. Zoughaib has taken on key roles within industry associations and organizations. She served as a board member on the PMI Lebanon chapter for five consecutive years, demonstrating her dedication to advancing the profession and fostering professional development opportunities. Dr. Zoughaib's expertise extends beyond the stage, as she is a certified trainer for the PWC Academy Middle East and a Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) Instructor authorized by the Project Management Institute Global. Her commitment to delivering high-quality training is evident in her PMP certification and her role as a part-time professor at esteemed universities such as the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Lebanese American University (LAU). With over 20 years of experience in the banking, aviation, and education sectors, Dr. Zoughaib brings a wealth of practical knowledge to her presentations. Her extensive background in senior PMO positions at renowned organizations such as Fransbank and Middle East Airlines has shaped her deep understanding of project management principles and best practices. Fluent in French, English, Arabic, and Spanish, Dr. Zoughaib's ability to connect with diverse audiences further enhances her impact as a speaker. Her passion for project management and commitment to continuous learning make her a highly sought-after speaker for global summits and events.
Director, Strategy Delivery Office
Mike is a long-time association management professional with a great deal of experience in association governance, component relations, and volunteer management for national membership organizations. He is relatively new to project and portfolio management. As Strategy Delivery Office Director for the American Planning Association, he is responsible for centralized strategic management and oversight of APAs portfolio of projects, project delivery teams, and project delivery approaches and methodologies to enable the successful delivery of the organization's priorities.
Kevin D. Martin, MBA, PMP, CPM, PMI-ACP, LSSGB, CCM, CMM, CHT
Lecturer, College of Business
University of Texas - San Antonio
Kevin D. Martin, USAA-Retired, University of Texas - San Antonio He is an award-winning leader, dedicated to the topics of high performance, value delivery and continuous improvements.
Center for Radical Change
Jonathan Brill writes, speaks and advises on how to create, manage and turn radical change to your advantage. Brill is an expert on strategic foresight and technology innovation. His warm style, compelling stories, and intellectual rigor inspire visionaries and open even the most hard-boiled executives to new ways of thinking and doing. Harvard Business Review recently called Brill, “The world’s leading transformation architect.” His visionary, yet pragmatic approach to the future is based on years as the Global Futurist at HP where he directed long-term strategy and planning. He is the Senior Fellow at HBR’s China New Growth Institute and Board Advisor at Frost & Sullivan, one of the world’s largest market intelligence firms, with offices in 46 countries. He is the author of Rogue Waves, Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change (McGraw-Hill), the #2 selling economics book in China. The Economist called it, “A very important book for managers.” and Adam Grant called it, “An actionable framework for driving change instead of being blindsided by it.” He has taught the techniques in it to over 27,000 executives, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500 to the United States Secret Service. Inc. magazine called Brill “A Silicon Valley legend.” because his innovation consultancies developed over 350 products and generated over $27B USD for clients like Samsung, Microsoft, Verizon, PepsiCo and the US government. These projects have ranged from AI, search engines, and metaverse technologies to theme park rides and design of the US Pavilion at the 2015 World's Fair (Expo Milano) to Taco Bell’s Gordita. He is a frequent thought leader, speaker and contributor to HBR, TED, Global Peter Drucker Forum, SCMP, SXSW, J.P. Morgan, Singularity, Forbes, Korn Ferry, The Economist Global Business Report, Bloomberg, Sirius XM, Fast Company, The Project Management Institute, Brightline and Thinkers50. He has educated corporate leaders at Harvard and Stanford Universities. He holds a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute, spent years as a research consultant to the MIT Media Lab and in management training at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Speaker and Author
David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 8 books and project management education advisor to numerous universities in Canada. David’s career includes the creation and directing of a project management conference business called ProjectWorld ProjectSummit, a training company, a software development firm, a speaker bureau, a project management portal called ProjectTimes.com and a project management event series called ProjectTalks. Most recently, David has launched a project management video web site called ProjectBites.com
Logan Chandler works with executive teams on the development and execution of strategic plans, organization-wide change efforts, and targeted efforts to drive organization performance He has written numerous articles on strategy development, one of which was recently included in Harvard Business Review’s Guide to Setting Your Strategy published in 2020, and co-authored Off-Sites That Work for the Harvard Business Review. He has consulted in a range of sectors and in private equity, and larger clients have included Rich Products, The Hanover Group, VF Corporation, Bausch+Lomb, Fidelity Brokerage, DuPont Performance Materials, Mastercard International, and Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management. Logan received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught Business Strategy, a JD from Northwestern University School of Law, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.