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.
VP, Global Marketing
Rachel Hentges is the VP, Global Marketing at KeyedIn, where she has been instrumental in developing engaging industry related content for KeyedIn’s audiences for the last 9 years. From insightful webinars to industry research reports and everything in-between, Rachel is proud to distribute educational resources driving organizations to think differently about how they do business today!
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.
Zoe is happy PMO bringing light and trust to organisations. Over 25 years of project management experience, specialising in PMO for nearly 15 of those, she works with clients across a broad spectrum from multinationals to individuals. Zoe provides consultancy, mentoring and presenting services. She loves PMO and chickens.
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.
Chief IMPACT Driver
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.
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!
Moussa Gherbi is the Head of Customer Success at Planisware. Trained as an Engineer in a top school in France, then as a Business & Technology Consultant at PwC in Paris, he has now been in the PPM industry for over 10 years. Moussa has always been passionate about identifying problems and finding solutions. He prides himself on challenging the status quo and being a driver for impactful and sustainable change. Combining this mindset with his experience, Moussa now focuses on delivering more value for Planisware customers by enabling the Customer Success group and building a customer-centric culture. As it related to the world of PMO, Moussa has been on both sides of the fence. He gets to speak with PMO organizations frequently within the scope of their Planisware program, focusing on understanding their business needs and improving their return on investment. Moussa also previously worked within a PMO during one of his long-term engagements at PwC. This gives him a good understanding of what companies expect out of their PMO organizations and what situations they may face, with a steady need for adaptation to change. Moussa strongly believes that PMO organizations are impact drivers and can be exceptional agents of change within a company.
Stuart Taylor is the creator of the Influential PMO YouTube channel, where he shares tutorials, tips, and opinions on all matters relating to project management, PMO, and assurance. He has worked on projects in banking, insurance, fintech, retail, local government, and health; and now - whilst juggling a full-time PMO role and enjoying a healthy family life - spends much of his time creating content that advises fellow professionals and newcomers on how to avoid the self-sabotaging behaviors that prevent projects from being successful.
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.