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Presented by Michel Thiry & David Hillson
Michel Thiry has over 35 years worldwide professional experience and has worked in many cultural
environments. He graduated as an architect and has worked on a number of major construction projects
for over 20 years. He is now recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project,
program and value. As such, he has supported the development and implementation of a number of
strategic programs for large multinational organizations, including their restructuring as Project-Based
Organizations (PBO). In 2006 he was elected PMI Fellow for his continued contribution to project
management and in 2007 he was nominated Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM).
David Hillson is well-known internationally as a leading thinker and expert practitioner in risk management,
and he consults, writes and speaks widely on the topic. David specialises in both strategic and tactical
risk, with a particular interest in opportunities and risk psychology. David’s contributions to the risk
discipline over many years have been recognised by a range of awards, including “Risk Personality of
the Year” in 2010-11, and the PMI Eric Jennet PM Excellence Award in 2011. David is also an Honorary
Fellow of the UK Association for Project Management (APM), and a PMI Fellow in the Project Management
Institute (PMI®), both marking his contribution to developing project risk management.
Pulse of the Profession
Presented by Mark Langley
Mark Langley became PMI’s President and CEO in December 2010 after serving over eight years as
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In the chief executive role, Mr. Langley is responsible
for overseeing and serving as the lead advocate for PMI’s complex global organization, consisting of
more than half a million members, certification holders and other stakeholders in more than 185 countries.
In support of the PMI Board of Directors, Mr. Langley’s primary responsibility is leading the organization’s
alignment to and execution of PMI’s strategic plan through the development and implementation of its
operating strategies and organization.
Ten Rules for Taming Tigers
Presented by Jim Lawless
Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers. Over half a million people on 5 continents
have been inspired by Jim’s presentations and countless thousands more by his book “Taming Tigers”.
Managing Projects in a Complex World: Real-Life Lessons Learned
Executive Panel session including guest representatives from Barclays Bank, EE, KPMG
and Human Systems.
William Meere, Director, Management Consulting leads the KPMG MC Transformation Program
Management capability specialising in advising clients on large scale business transformational change.
Prior to his role in KPMG Management Consulting, he had 12 years industrial experience in senior roles in
engineering and manufacturing operations. Will has been Programme Director for multi-billion dollar trans-
formation programmes in various industries including Chemicals, Oil and Gas, FCG, Utilities and Defence.
John Berghout, Change Delivery Director for Barclays Retail Bank has been delivering technology-en-
abled transformational change programmes for the past 15 years in the banking, financial services, utility
and retail sectors throughout the United States and Europe. His career has included consulting, trans-
formation, application management and technology product management roles. As the Change Delivery
Director for Barclays Retail Bank, John leads a team of talented change professionals who deliver both
business and technology programmes leveraging an agile-based, joint delivery framework.
Dr Terry Cooke-Davies has been a practitioner of both general and project management since the end
of the 1960s and a consultant to blue-chip organisations for over twenty five years. He is the founder
and Group Chairman of Human Systems International, a global project management knowledge transfer
organization. Terry has a PhD in project management, has more than 50 publications to his credit and has
co-authored five project management books including “The Right Projects, Done Right” (Jossey Bass
2006), “Aspects of Complexity” (PMI 2011) and “Best Industry Outcomes” (PMI 2012).
Arabian Nights: Turning a Project team Around in the Desert
Presented by Nick Fewings
Nick Fewings is an award winning facilitator & speaker on making psychology work for you, your team &
business to enhance your success.
The Innovation of Managing Change
Presented by Hamish Taylor
Hamish Taylor has an award winning record of driving innovation and change in a number of different
environments. From brand management at P&G through Head of Brands at British Airways to CEO of
Eurostar and CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank.
Coping Strategies for Project Managers
Presented by Alison Charles
Alison Charles is a transformational change coach, entrepreneur, trainer, writer, speaker, senior corpo-
rate project manager and singer. When you meet Alison you will quickly understand she is a person that
has really experienced life to the full. As a child she was paralysed by chronic shyness. She was at the
back of the queue when they handed out courage. Overcoming her shyness means Alison is now able to
do something that totally eluded her – present in public.
“What does good really look like?”
Presented by Steve Carver
Steve Carver is repeatedly rated as one of the top lecturers at Cranfield. He has a reputation of taking
complex management concepts and being able to distil them down, into highly informative and fun
lectures - often using ‘storytelling’ techniques. Unusually, for an academic, he has actually spent most of
his working life in real business and still undertakes management assignments for many Global organi-
sations. His attitude is ‘if you haven’t done it - you shouldn’t be teaching it!’
“Kill What’s Ugly While it’s Young”®
Presented by James T. Brown
James T. Brown Ph.D has sixteen years of NASA experience that includes “hands on” experience as
a team member, project manager and serving in executive level organizational leadership roles. As a
recognized authority in project management, he is a frequently invited keynote speaker on project man-
agement and leadership. Dr. Brown has a patent for a project scheduling methodology, and has received
numerous awards including “Engineer of the Year” from the Cape Canaveral Technical Societies and is a
recipient of the “NASA Public Service Medal” for exceptional contributions to NASA’s mission.