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3rd Portfolio and Project Management Summit

  • 18th – 19th March 2021
  • Germany flag Germany Berlin

We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd Annual Portfolio & Project Management Summit.   

This event provides a platform and a unique opportunity for B2B and B2C portfolios and project leaders to gather together and exchange valuable insights into the latest industry demands and changes.  

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About the Portfolio and Project Management Event 

Whether you’re looking at project management under complex constraints, getting from strategy to the execution, or actively advocating your PMO for dynamic, flexible process options, this event will have something new to offer. Our speakers will present case studies and discuss agile development matters, continuous business transformation, and more, providing project leaders with the proper tools to deliver high-value projects and processes that companies demand.  

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with industry experts and share in the ideas and discussions shaping the next developments in portfolio and project management. 

It would be an honor to welcome you to the Summit in March. See you in Berlin! 

Who Should Attend

SVPs, VPs, CEOs, Directors, Global Heads, Heads, Team Leaders, Specialists, Managers, Strategies, and Planners specializing in:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Portfolio Sourcing
  • Project Portfolio
  • Program Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Strategy Development
  • Corporate Development
  • Business Development
  • Investment Support
  • Change Management
  • New Product Development
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Portfolio Development
  • Portfolio Planning
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Alliance Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Strategy
  • R&D Operations
  • Decision Support
  • Agile Development
  • Project Resource
  • DevOps
  • EPMO

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Key Practical Learning Points of the Summit

  • How to more quickly create a pass to digital and innovation projects
  • Robotic process automation and AI as a reinvention of PPM
  • Complex projects and project leadership
  • PMO as a critical function in the company
  • Effective conflict resolutions and practical options
  • Practice-based approaches to study PPM as a dynamic capability
  • A holistic approach to finding the best balance between control and agile

Justin Byrd, UK

Head of EMEIA Portfolio Office

Fujitsu

Justin Byrd leads a large and diverse team of project delivery and PMO professionals responsible for delivering services to both internal and external clients. Justin centralised project and PMO resources from disparate teams transforming the way Fujitsu delivers project and PMO services to its clients and also the way in which those services are engaged by standardising PMO solutions and offering an innovative choice of operating model, offering reduced price shared service global delivery. By establishing a P3O hub and spoke delivery model and creating a PMO centre of excellence, Justin has standardised best practices, improved governance and increased revenue growth. Justin is now further maturing his PMO service offering by empowering his team to adapt how they deliver in a more agile environment.

Dr. Jiri Vizdal, CZ

Head of IT PMO/P3O

Sodexo BRS CZ

Following the key motto of his childhood saying that “only the best is good enough for our customers” (by Laurin and Klement, the founders of Skoda Auto company within VW Group), Jiri Vizdal has focussed on achieving excellent results in the past 30 years. That’s exactly why he moved from the R&D area to project/program/portfolio/service/account management across many industries, such as IT, automotive, aerospace, finance, pharma, energetics and retail, to help bridge the great gap. He has already managed 150-plus projects worth more than EUR 20 million. An important part of his practice is the continuous key knowledge sharing via The PPPM Observer, which serves as a practical online digital handbook for project/program/portfolio managers (and not only for them).

Reshma Ramachandran, CH

Vice President & Head of Engineering

ABB

Reshma Ramachandran is currently the head of engineering for grid integration, where she leads a team of 2,000 talented engineers across the globe. She is responsible for the transformation of the system integration business that includes definitions of new operating models in power grids business. Reshma is an engineer by education augmented with a degree in business administration. She has 18 years of experience in large capital projects in the power industry that spans across power generation, power distribution and services in different fuel types. Born and brought up in India, she prefers to be identified as a global citizen, having lived in 13 countries across different continents. She is a proud mom to a 12-year-old and is a published author in fiction.

Gabriel Adrian Radut, RO

PMO Director

Dr. Max Group

An experienced portfolio, project, process and transformation professional, Gabriel Adrian Radut has worked across several industries, such as telekom, banking and pharma distribution, leading large programs and/or transformational portfolios mainly on digital transformation and processes optimisation. He’s focussed on delivery and pragmatic approach by combining different methodologies to maximise the outputs in the corporate ecosystem. Gabriel joined A&D Pharma/Dr. Max Group in 2018 to lead the integration between the A&D Pharma and Dr. Max Group and create the PMO framework aimed to support the delivery of the ambitious projects portfolio, creating the project and process management culture and align the local processes with Dr. Max Group processes. Before joining A&D Pharma, Gabriel worked for Raiffeisen Bank International in Vienna as a senior agile coach, implementing the adaptive organisation concept with the objective to adapt bank strategy to a more challenging environment. Prior to this, Gabriel was leading the project management in Raiffeisen Bank Romania, central program management office and transformation program in Commercial Bank of Romania/ERSTE Bank. Before changing industries, Gabriel worked for 12 years in telecom (Telecom Romania and Vodafone Romania) in various positions that created the professional foundation, working as technician, sales, presales, engineering and project management areas.

Maria Cristina Barbero, IT

Head of Project Management Center of Excellence

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.

Maria Cristina is leading the project management centre of excellence for Engineering, the largest Italian group of IT services (www.eng.it). Before that she was working for Olivetti, Unicredit Group and for The Italian Cooperation in Zimbabwe. Main projects she supported are in the banking/insurance industry, in public administration and in telecom. She graduated in mathematics and holds an MBA in global management. She has consolidated experience with IT and SW projects in all industries. She is a trainer and a professor of project management at the University of Padova. Certifications: PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP, PMO-CP.

Emily Luijbregts, NL

Project Manager

Siemens PLM Software

Emily Luijbregts is a project manager working at Siemens Digital Industries Software with over 10 years’ experience in managing projects in a variety of international, complex situations. She specialises in working with remote teams and different cultures. Her passion is sharing knowledge and helping other project managers develop and overcome their difficulties.

Walter Romano, IT

LNG Project Director - BHGE Turbomachinery & Process Solutions

Baker Hughes

With more than 14 years of experience in Project Management, Walter Romano is currently Project Director in the Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) LNG Projects division, managing several of the company’s large projects.

Prior to joining BHGE in 2012, Walter set up and managed a PMO and worked in the field of large telecommunication infrastructure (e.g. subways, railways, and airports) for the public and private sector as a Project Manager in Thales Italy.

Walter holds both the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) PMP Certification, IPMA’s level B Senior PM Certification and is a Project Management trainer. He is also a member of the Board of the PMI Central Italy Chapter acting as Marketing Director, and he was the Project Manager of the 1st National Forum of PMI Italy in 2017 which garnered over 500 attendees.

A regular speaker in national and international conferences and events, Walter is also the author of the Italian book “Project Manager Oggi” (second edition, March 2019).

Walter holds a degree in Telecommunication Engineering, and an MBA from Stogea Business School.  He is currently based in Florence, Italy where Baker Hughes’ Turbomachinery & Process Solutions business is headquartered.

Matteo Caporale, IT

Head of PMO, Shaping our Future

Brambles

Matteo is a Mechanical Engineer, Project, and Portfolio management expert, PMP® since 2013, he is part of PMI Italy management, responsible for the Change Management Committee.

Matteo started his career in construction as a PM and Leed consultant. He moved to industrial project management in the product development division in Aptar from 2011 to 2015, where he progressively took the lead of custom developments in EMEA.

From 2015 to 2016, he led the LEGO Disney new product development as Senior PM in Billund, DK. He moved back to Aptar, where he still works as Global Director of PPM, dividing his time between Paris and Chicago.

Luis Eduardo Quintero, CH

Performance Acceleration Project Team Manager

Nestlé - Nestrade Procurement Division

Eduardo Quintero joined Nestlé in 2016 as a Senior Analyst, before being promoted to his current role as Project Team Manager, where he drives several projects related to eAuctions, specification simplification, process complexity reduction, and risk mitigation from diverse categories as Ingredients, Marketing Activation, Content, Energy, and Industrial Cleaning. 

He has 10 years of experience within Procurement and has held various positions with growing responsibilities at regional and global levels. Starting his career as LATAM Procurement Operations Analyst and Procurement Deployment Manager in Microsoft, he coordinated the Global Procurement tool's implementation globally in more than 15+ countries. 

Right before joining Nestlé, Eduardo held the position of Procurement Manager and LATAM Sourcing Contract Management Lead roles. Being the latest in Ericsson, he was instrumental in developing the Procurement Excellence department in terms of Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management by implementing standard digital processes.

He graduated in International Business Administration and holds Masters in IT Project Management.

Petra Kopecká, CH

Project Manager

Nestlé Research

Petra Kopecká works as a project manager in the Nestlé Research PMO team since 2014 and has 15+ years of the project, program, and portfolio management experience from various companies (Nestlé, Chemical services, Academia).

In her current role, Petra focuses on uniting R&D with business to deliver fit-for-purpose innovation into markets. Over the past 6 years, Petra delivered on 7 large and complex projects, most projects of budget 5+ MCHF, and 70+ stakeholders. She has earned her reputation as an efficient project manager who helps identify business opportunities, motivates teams, easily spots and leverages synergies between projects, and delivers quickly.

Petra holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) PMP certification, and has experience in coaching junior project managers.

She is passionate about life sciences, nutrition for health promotion and prevention or treatment of diseases, and environmental sustainability. 

Matteo Rosi, IT

Project Portfolio and PMO Director, Development & Engineering

Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions S.p.A.

During the 25 years at Tetra Pak, Rosi had the opportunity to cover quite diverse roles in different parts of the company. After 10 years, first as Automation Engineer and then as Project Manager for the development of new products, he moved to Product Management where he first managed part of the packaging portfolio of the company and then directed a team of Product Managers responsible of managing the portfolio of the key components of Tetra Pak’s packaging solutions.

Rosi moved then to the after-sales business where he worked for 3 years as Business Development Director for Tetra Pak Services for Europe & Central Asia. Presently he is Director for the Project Portfolio and PMO in the global Development & Engineering organization.

Calum Smith, UK

Project Management Practice Manager

Heineken UK

Calum is an experienced Project Management professional with over 20 years at the forefront of delivering transformational change in various industry segments. He currently leads the project management practice in Heineken UK, where he curates the methods and techniques in use and guides a group of technology-driven program and project managers in delivery against an adventurous portfolio of change. 

Calum also has a role in coaching and mentoring a large number of change agents across the business where he greatly enjoys the opportunities to investigate, understand, advise and deliver on the resolution of challenges presented by his diverse customer base across Heineken UK.

He has spent a significant part of his recent career developing and implementing large scale learning programs for PPM professionals and senior management to positively affect the capability of the organizations he has worked with.

He is an enthusiastic disruptor to the dogma of methodology and frameworks.

Stephen Shoesmith-Evans, UK

UK Strategic Project Manager

Heineken UK

Stephen Shoesmith-Evans comes from the UK with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is currently a Strategic Project Manager with Heineken UK. He is a Chartered professional with over 29 years of the UK and international experience in the Drink and Process industries, focusing on CAPEX Project Management.

A proven engineering and people leader, Stephen is an advocate of using simple processes and procedures to deliver projects successfully. He has a track record of effectively delivering all aspects of projects, including strategical front-end conceptual design studies through to end execution of cross-functional projects. 

A period working in Procurement further enabled Stephen to develop a good understanding of commercial and contract aspects, which he believes is important in a project manager's role. 

With the desire to never stop learning, Stephen continues to enjoy Project Management and all the challenges it brings.

Justin Byrd, UK

Head of EMEIA Portfolio Office

Fujitsu

Dr. Jiri Vizdal, CZ

Head of IT PMO/P3O

Sodexo BRS CZ

Reshma Ramachandran, CH

Vice President & Head of Engineering

ABB

Gabriel Adrian Radut, RO

PMO Director

Dr. Max Group

Maria Cristina Barbero, IT

Head of Project Management Center of Excellence

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.

Emily Luijbregts, NL

Project Manager

Siemens PLM Software

Walter Romano, IT

LNG Project Director - BHGE Turbomachinery & Process Solutions

Baker Hughes

Matteo Caporale, IT

Head of PMO, Shaping our Future

Brambles

Luis Eduardo Quintero, CH

Performance Acceleration Project Team Manager

Nestlé - Nestrade Procurement Division

Petra Kopecká, CH

Project Manager

Nestlé Research

Matteo Rosi, IT

Project Portfolio and PMO Director, Development & Engineering

Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions S.p.A.

Calum Smith, UK

Project Management Practice Manager

Heineken UK

Stephen Shoesmith-Evans, UK

UK Strategic Project Manager

Heineken UK