PMI Chennai Chapter

PMI Chennai Chapter organized the 10th edition of its annual project management conference on 20 - 21 November 2021. Titled ‘Sangamam21,’ it saw the participation of eminent speakers and experts from different domains and attendees from many countries.

Sivaram Athmakuri, conference director and vice president – certification, PMI Chennai Chapter, kicked off the conference with a welcome address. On day one, many informative sessions were conducted. Siva Nadarajah, president and co-founder, JOGO Health (USA), talked about the startups and project management practices in the medical industry. Vikram Kapur, IAS, additional chief secretary - Planning and Development, Government of Tamil Nadu, spoke about infrastructure projects and the best project management practices related to engineering, procurement, and construction sectors.

Day two began with PMI India updates and announcement of Sangamam Awards 2021. It was followed by keynote sessions delivered by thought leaders. Abhishek Sharma, chapter partner - PMI South Asia, talked about PMI’s evolving products, such as PMI Citizen Development program, Micro-credentials, and PMI Study Hall. Ganesh Radhakrishnan, chief executive officer, Wharfedale Technologies Inc., highlighted the importance of digital skills, and the top six skills for rapid project delivery.

Other keynote speakers included Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, former director, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC); Naveen Narayanan, managing director, SSA International LLC; Prasanna Parthasarathy, associate vice president and business head - Japan, Motherson Sumi Infotech & Designs Ltd.; and Janani Raju, PMI Future 50 Global Leader 2021 and technical project manager at Bosch.