Project Management Regional Conference, India 2018

10th March 2018 | Pune, India

Keynote Speaker

Suresh Naik

Director, Popular Space Science Chairman, International Space Society, President, Vijnan Bharati, Pune.

Secured Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering, from College of Engineering (COEP), Pune. Completed United Nations Fellowship Programme from British Space Agency, UK. Fellow of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers, Fellow of Indian Institution of Engineers and a life member of Indian Society of Astronautics.

In his 30 years’ of distinguished service in ISRO, has played an important role in more than 18 satellite programmes of the country. Was responsible for developing the fabrication and Test & Evaluation technologies for the first time in the country for the most important application equipments (called payloads) of the various satellites. He is also credited for the pioneering work in development and successful implementation of effective quality systems for these high tech equipments. Another important achievement of his is, playing a leading role in establishing world class facilities for these activities right from the scratch at ISRO Ahmedabad. Worked as Project Manager for many projects.

For his outstanding contributions, he has received many prestigious awards, some of which are: Merit award from Prof. Satish Dhawan-then Chairman ISRO; Verman Award; NRIPO Bhushan Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding COEP- Alumni Award.

He has been deeply involved in the field of education too. He was a guest faculty in the reliability engineering for the M. Tech. Students in the IIT Powai; an examiner for the M. Tech. Students of University of Pune; Senior Scientific Advisor for the Foundation of Liberal Education and Management and the President of the Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Pune Chapter. Currently he is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Aerospace Institute, Pune and consultant to ‘Pinnacle Concept Learning Centre, Pune. Also he is the Chief Editor of ‘Space International’. His talks in the international conferences at Orlando in 2009, at Chicago in 2010 and in San Diego in 2012 were well received.

Devoted to the cause of ‘popularization of space science’ since the 18 years. Published more tha 450 articles, given several talks in India and abroad and scripted and presented TV programmes for this cause. His book ‘Avkashzep’ has been highly applauded by Experts. Another book of his entitled ‘60 Years of Space Research’ has been distributed free of charge to 400 schools in Maharashtra.

In recognition of his phenomenal efforts in the northern India, an Indian-International School in Chandigarh has opened a “Suresh Naik Centre of Excellence in Space Sciences”

International Speaker

Stephen Townsend

Director of Network Programs Project Management Institute

Stephen Townsend is PMI’s Director for Network Programs. In this capacity, he leads special program initiatives, including development of a practice guide on agile methods; and a book on the integration of program management and systems engineering with the International Council on Systems Engineering and MIT’s Consortium on Engineering Program Excellence. He is also working with PMI’s U.S. government relations team to plan for implementation of the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act.

Stephen has worked within PMI since 1999 in the areas of member services; chapter/community relations; business/government relations; and PMI’s global development activities.

Stephen has over 30 years of experience in non-profit leadership and management.

He is a long-term member of and volunteer within the American Society of Association Executives.

His primary hobby is historical research, particularly that of his own family heritage. He has written two books documenting his family’s genealogy back to the early 1700s. He as also written articles, published a newsletter and delivered lectures on history and genealogy, including for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Invited Speaker

Sriram Narayanasami

Vice President, Commercial - Maersk and Founder of

A Seasoned Leader having played multiple roles in Singapore, UK and India over two decades. I currently work in a Global role as ‘Vice President – Commercial’ for Maesrk GSC. Maersk are a diversified group and the largest Shipping Company in the world. In his current role, Sriram’s team of 5000+ colleagues are responsible for serving Customers in 110 Countries in the world.

My passion is Philanthropy which I have pursued over a decade. I have recently founded to support a number of noble causes and NGOs. I believe that everyone on this Planet earth should have equal opportunity to education, earn a livelihood and a minimum quality of life. Governments should be supported in making this possible and every citizen has to contribute as best as they can.

I am proponent of Digital, Disruptive change and believe that convergence of technologies is going to result in Exponential Growth in the next few decades. I wake up every day thinking that ‘I can change the world and there is so much more to learn’.

Diversity speaker

Revathi Roy - Entrepreneur and Pioneer

Founder & CEO - Hey DeeDee, India’s first all-women logistics services company

REVATHI ROY, a serial Entrepreneur, the pioneer of Asias 1st Women’s taxi service . A rally driver who converted her passion of driving into a business, in which she has trained thousands of girls by skilling them as 4 wheeler drivers and ensuring their financial independence.

Job creation and creating employment is her mission, keeping in line with our Prime Ministers vision of SKILLING FOR EMPLOYABILITY. She has now started her 3rd venture called HEY DEEDEE, which is the 1st ever platform for last mile delivery service done by women anywhere in the world. March 2018 she will be launching HEY DEEDEE cabs as well, for the safety of women starting with Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Bangalore. She aims to empower women and girls from under privileged families namely the BPL families, and have the unskilled sector employable. Infact, women above the age of 40 find it very exciting to join this segment.

She is the winner of multiple awards including The NITI AAYOG – WOMEN TRANSFORMING INDIA AWARD -2016 wherein 12 women from across India were bestowed with this.

She was featured on the FORBES INDIA- Women Trail blazers issue March 2017. She was also the FEMINA WOMAN ICON - 2017 in the SOCIAL IMPACT CATEGORY.

Invited Speaker

P. G. Waray

Executive Director - Engineering and Project Execution (Network of Excellence) Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India)

A Mechanical Engineering graduate from VJTI, Mumbai, he also has a post graduate specialisation in Industrial Engineering from VJTI. Mr Waray has 15 years with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) and was previously Executive Director - Implementation as also Head of the company’s Pune Operations.

He has successfully led a number of mega projects of the thyssenkrupp group as Project Director, and is held in high esteem in the global thyssenkrupp project set up.

Waray is a member of the Project Management Institute of India, and is widely respected in the industry for his knowledge on Project Management and Project Planning.

He has been a Speaker and Panellist at a number of forums on Project Management where he has delivered incisive address on the subject.

Case Study Presenter

Raghvendra Singh Bisen

Head – Planning, Project Management & Controls – Tata Housing

Raghvendra is an Architect by training, Masters in Construction Management from NICMAR and Graduate in Management from London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.

He is passionate about development and has managed projects in various asset classes. With over 18 years of experience in India and Middle East Raghvendra has steered many prestigious developments, in various capacities, including -

  • International Cricket Council Head Quarters - Dubai
  • Hotel Fairmont – Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai
  • Mall of Emirates (West Wing) – Dubai
  • Malls, Hypermarkets and Speciality Stores for Reliance Retail PAN India
  • Peninsula Business Park, Ashok Towers, Ashok Gardens, Peninsula Techno Park - Mumbai,
  • Waverock office Complex for Tishman Speyer in Hyderabad
  • Delivery of over 12,600 units (over 45 Buidlings) in last 4 years for Tata Housing

Raghvendra started his career with Japan International Corporation agency, post which he worked with Al Aqili group Dubai, Tishman Speyer Properties, Reliance Industries and Peninsula Land Ltd in India Raghvendra is presently heading the Planning, Project Management & Controls for Tata Housing Development Company. The present portfolio includes 30 running projects with over 24 million sq ft under development in 14 cities in India and 2 international locations Colombo and Maldives.