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|2:45pm - 3:00pm||Login, setup and networking|
|3:00pm - 3:05pm||Opening Address: Muktesh Murthy, President, PMI Bangalore Chapter|
|3:05pm to 3:15pm||Context setting by Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Regional Managing Director, PMI (South Asia)|
|3:15pm to 3:50pm||Inaugural session by Guest of Honour Ramkumar Narayanan, Vice President Technology & Managing Director, VMware India|
|3:50pm - 4:25pm||Keynote Session: Every day is a “New Normal” by Col. Anand Swaroop SM**, Retd.|
|4:25pm - 4:35pm||Networking Break|
|4:35pm - 4:45pm||Audience interactive ice breaker session|
|Parallel track 1||"Impact of COVID-19 on PPM practice by Moid Ahmad, Project Delivery Head at i2e Consulting and Walid Letaeif, Pre-Sales Consultant at Planisware"|
|Parallel track 2||Intuit's Transformation to Platform Ways of Working by Sayantana Roy, Group Manager, Technical Program Management, Intuit|
|5:25pm - 6:00pm||New Norms Emerging in Project management by Rajesh Sanal, Head – Transformation & Innovation (CB/IB), Deutsche Bank|
|5:25pm - 6:00pm||People well-being, renewed focus post Covid by Dr. Arundhati Chakrabarty MBBS, DPB, MD (Bombay), FRCPath, MD (Leeds)|
|6:00pm - 6:35pm||"Special Session: Role of Defence and Aerospace Industry in India's quest for Self Reliance post Covid by Alok Nanda, CEO GE India Technology Centre and CTO GE South Asia"|
|6:35pm - 6:45pm||Networking Break|
|6:45pm - 6:55pm||Audience interactive ice breaker session|
|6:55pm - 7:20pm||PMI India Project of the Year Awards (NGO, Contribution to Community and Project of the Year-Micro Categories)|
|7:20pm - 7:55pm||"Keynote Session: Topic awaited by Padma Parthasarathy, Senior Vice-President Consulting and Digital Services at Tech Mahindra"|
|7:55pm - 8:05pm||Wrap up and announcements|
|2:45pm - 3:00pm||Login, setup and networking|
|3:00pm - 3:05pm||Welcome note|
|3:05pm to 3:15pm||Launch of PMI Bangalore Chapter Website|
|3:15pm to 3:50 pm||A Practitioners View on Mastering Risk & Performance in the #NeverNormal by Prithvi Shergill, Founder, Advisor, Investor, Researcher, Ideapreneur|
|3:50 - 5:00 pm||
Panel discussion on: Bharat Start-ups - Exploring the unexplored
Panellist: Himanshu Sharma, Co-Founder & CEO, Devnagri (Translate AI engine to 22 local lingo)
Srinivas K. Pai, Co-Founder & CEO, PaceRobotics (Robots for Construction)
Avijeet Kumar Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, Prakshep (Satellite launch for agri-monitoring)
Prem Kumar Vislawath, Co-Founder & Chief Innovator, Marutdrones (Medicine delivery by Drone)
Moderator: Palash Gupta, VP - Professional Development, PMI Bangalore Chapter & Co-Lead NASSCOM DEEP TECH CLUB
|5:00 - 5:10 pm||Networking Break|
|5:10 - 5:20 pm||Audience interactive ice breaker session|
|Parallel track 1||Technology for last mile delivery in health service by Dr Pradeep Desai, CEO, Thalesat Innovations Pvt Ltd|
|Parallel track 2||Response of HVAC Industries post Covid a Blue Star Perspective by V. S. Ashok, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bluestar|
|6:00pm to 6:35pm||The future of Urban Mobility by Prof. Satya Chakravarthy Professor, Aerospace Engineering, IIT, Madras & Co-Founder, ePlane|
|6:00pm to 6:35pm||Response of HVAC Industries post Covid a Blue Star Perspective by V. S. Ashok, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bluestar|
|6:35pm to 6:45pm||Networking Break|
|6:45 - 6:55 pm||Audience interactive ice breaker session|
|6:55 - 7:20 pm||PMI India Project of the Year Awards (Project of the Year Small, Medium and Large Categories)|
|7:20 - 8:00 pm||Black Swan: Myth or Reality? by David Hillson, The Risk Doctor|
|8:00 pm to 8:10pm||Conculding remarks and vote of thanks by Sachin Sood, Secretary, PMI Bangalore Chapter|
|Wrap up and announcements|
Wave after wave, we managed change and uncertainties. As project professionals we had to learn, unlearn and relearn several aspects of our work. While it has been a tough time, it has revealed our incredible abilities to embrace unprecedented change. And thrive.
Welcome to the Project Management South Asia Conference 2021. A mega virtual event that celebrates organizations and individuals around the world who are pivoting fast to respond to the ever changing ‘new normal’. This unprecedented situation has given rise to project leaders who are the change makers helping organizations move towards a new working eco-system. Project professionals who have the skills and the ability to embrace the new normal.
The Project Management South Asia Conference 2021 will be held on 10-11 December, 2021 and it will feature real world stories. Under the theme – Embracing the New Normal, the event brings together individuals who have accomplished extraordinary feats despite many constraints. We will have a wide range of expert speakers from the region, and beyond.
As organizers of the event, we assure you that we along with leaders from the PMI Bangalore Chapter are working hard to provide you a spectacular virtual event. Ensuring that you have a fantastic delegate experience and learnings that you can implement right away. We look forward to you joining us at this mega virtual event.
The last couple of years has been the most disruptive times in the recent past. The last 18 months has seen all elements of VUCA impacting us in every part of our lives. We have now lived through these times and now it is time to recollect what we experienced and move ahead.
As part of our constant endeavours to bring industry best practices and knowledge in Project Management, we from Project Management Institute (PMI) bring the South Asia Conference 2021 that will be held on 10th and 11th December 2021.
The theme of the South Asia Conference 2021 is "Embracing the New Normal" and it is apt to understand what our leading speakers have to say that will reassure us and help us in our future too.
The conference will bring global speakers who will share their experiences in how they handled the disruptions and move on.
As the President of the PMI Bangalore Chapter, oldest chapter in India, we would like to wish you the best in your future and hope this conference allows you to learn and experience aspects that you can take back with you.
Hope to see you all in the conference.
COVID-19 induced pandemic and disruption is being seen as the catalyst for a global reset and the acceleration of digital transformation. PMI has been at the forefront of recommending the right mix of technology, digital and project management for successfully delivering value through projects. Across the organization, everyone must recognize that, for a business to achieve sustained innovation excellence, it is very important that an innovative mindset must be integral to every employee’s job profile. Also, Leaderships teams need to measure and reward innovation, more so in project management offices, so that it becomes a core competency that drives priority-setting, resource allocation, talent retention, talent acquisition, and the development of influential leaders to deliver value through project management.
New age leadership teams know that many old ways of working are basically incompatible with a successful digital transformation culture and a tremendous, yet subtle cultural change is required. Gone are the days of managing work using pen and paper, whiteboards and dry erase markers, sticky notes, and your cubicle walls. Digital project management is making stuff happen in an increasingly connected digital world. Hence it is no surprise that today's project managers are moving their teams and processes online to keep up with the competition and deliver at a faster pace than ever before.
We welcome you all to this two-day virtual conference that will be hosted by the PMI Pune Chapter. The virtual conference will be held on 29th & 30th May and will be a great digital forum to enable interaction, exchange of knowledge and sharing of ideas with business leaders, industry experts, leading practitioners, and peers from various industries.
On behalf of the Organizing team
Jay Dholakia, Conference Chair
Rinoo Rajesh, Conference Director