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.
With over 30 years in the project management sphere, Louise has become a seasoned consultant, lecturer, and mentor, working across diverse sectors from Finance to Defence. Currently combining consultancy with a lecturing role at the University of Cape Town, she champions the leadership module for the Masters in Project Management. Her publication, "Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the way we manage projects," underscores her advocacy for stakeholder-centric approaches. She is a global PMO Awards judge and former chair of South Africa's PMO judging committee. Committed to fostering the next generation of project professionals, she offers mentorship globally, enriched by her Masters in Online and Distance Learning from the Open University, UK.
Leonardo Reyes has extensive experience leading PMOs in both the public and private sectors, spanning various industries such as automotive, transportation, banking, insurance, aviation, and pharmaceuticals. He began his career in Mexico City and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to his consulting work, Leonardo is the founder of the PMOfficers global community, a collaborative platform for knowledge sharing and expansion. He is also the founder of PMOXperience, a consulting firm, and PMOAcademy, a training program dedicated to driving best practices in PMOs. He specializes in providing consulting services for PMOs, covering strategy, tactical planning, and execution. Leonardo has worked with notable companies including Grifols, HP, La Caixa, Banc Sabadell, Volkswagen Group, Crèdit Andorrà, and the Center for Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Generalitat de Catalunya (CTTI). Leonardo is an accomplished international speaker and has been a judge for the PMO Global Awards since 2019, hosted by the PMO Global Alliance. Passionate about strategy, blockchain, metaverse, and digital transformation, Leonardo brings a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to the field of PMOs.