Letter from the Managing Director, PMI India
Raj Kalady | Managing Director, PMI India

Dear Practitioners,

It has been a decade since we launched our annual professional development summit, the Project Management National Conference. So, this year, when we prepared for the 10th anniversary of the conference, the expectations from the practitioner community were high.

And with immense pride I can now say that the conference lived up to those expectations. Over 700 delegates got the opportunity to listen to some of the most prominent thought leaders and subject experts from industry and the government. There was a conscious effort to push gender diversity in our choice of speakers – four out of the eleven keynote speakers were women. Our speakers built a strong case for India in 2022 – Leading in a Globally Disruptive Market, our theme for the conference. Some of the topics covered were the government’s reform agenda, the country’s entrepreneurial climate, readiness for a digital future, rural transformation, infrastructure building, social uplift, and our rich spiritual traditions.

The PMI India Project Management Awards were given away at the conference. Hearty congratulations to Larsen and Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited, Tata Housing Development Company, State Bank of India, and Fusion Micro Finance for winning in the large, medium, small, and micro categories, respectively. Kudos also to Tata Consultancy Services and Save the Children for winning the award in the Contribution to Community and the Non-Government Organization categories, respectively.

We successfully launched a new feature this time – Pitch Perfect. It was a highly engaging format in which practitioners presented their papers and case studies. I look forward to taking this format to a bigger scale the next year.

Based on the feedback I’ve received from speakers, partners, and delegates, it is satisfying to see that we have pulled off a great event. Special thanks to the conference project management office headed by Manoj Gupta, president, PMI North India Chapter and Cmdr (Retd.) Naveen Kataria, and assisted by other board members and volunteers of the North India and other chapters in India. They dedicated an enormous amount of effort and their personal time to give us a memorable conference.

Thank you, practitioners, for your continued support. I’d also like to thank our platinum sponsor, Zoho, for their support.

I look forward to seeing you in 2019 in Hyderabad.

Warm regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India