Letter from the Managing Director, PMI South Asia
Srini Srinivasan | Managing Director, South Asia

Dear Practitioner,

Technology is as much an enabler of innovation as it is an outcome of innovative thinking. However, without human intelligence, machines are ineffective. Machines cannot surpass human ingenuity and creativity and emotional intelligence. Hence, for sustainable innovation, we need machines and humans to work together.

At its core, project management is all about pushing boundaries — accomplishing what has never been achieved before. Innovation, hence, takes center stage in the lives of project leaders.

The Project Management South Asia Conference 2023 (PMSAC23), which took place in Chennai on 2 and 3 September, explored how people and technology are fuelling innovation in projects.

Imminent speakers from diverse industries shared their viewpoints and motivated our attendees to work toward “Innovation in Action: Connecting Humans and Technology,” the conference theme.

As always, the conference provided an opportunity for our delegates to not just learn from the best in their respective fields, but also network with like-minded individuals, establishing meaningful connections and fostering business relationships.

I extend my sincere thanks to the industry leaders and project practitioners who generously shared their invaluable insights with our delegates.

I appreciate the dedication of our volunteers who invested considerable effort in successfully orchestrating this conference. Besides the leadership of the PMI Chennai Chapter, chapter leaders from across South Asia provided guidance throughout the planning phase. Without your support, it would have not been possible to make the conference a success.

My sincere thanks, also, to all of our sponsors for their support.

For the first time since I have become a part of the PMI family, I missed PMSAC due to unavoidable reasons. I regret not being able to meet the attendees. Yet, I am pleased to hear that the conference was a great success with more than 780 attendees.

I hope to see you at PMSAC24 in New Delhi.

Kind regards,

Dr. Srini Srinivasan
Managing Director, PMI South Asia