The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Cyprus Chapter organizes The 5th Project Management Conference on the 26th of November 2021 at Hilton Nicosia, Cyprus.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) Cyprus Chapter organizes for the 5th consecutive year the ‘Project Management Conference’. For the past 5 years the conference managed to bring together not only Project Managers but Professionals from different industries and sectors in Cyprus and abroad.
Participants will have the opportunity to be inspired by acclaimed keynote speakers, to learn about the emerging trends on Project Management, to obtain techniques and tools, as well as to exchange ideas and opinions with other professionals.
The vision of PMI to create professionals that will add value to organizations, the community and the world is transferred though the conference and addresses all individuals and organisations that wish to remain at the top.
*This will be a physical event, held in compliance with all the public health regulations in force at the time, based on developments regarding COVID-19. The Ministry of Health has decreed that the event may take place in the presence of people holding a SafePass in the form of either: 1) Proof that you are fully vaccinated with both doses of an approved double-dose vaccine or with the Janssen single-dose vaccine; 2) Proof that you have contracted COVID-19 in the last 6 months (the release or recovery text message sent to your mobile phone by the Ministry of Health); 3) A negative PCR or rapid test certificate, dated no more than 72 hours before the event. Please have one of these three forms of SafePass with you and present it on request.
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Spencer is currently the President of Altium Leadership. He has been CEO of a leadership company and Vice President of a NASDAQ company which developed IMAX theaters in tourist destinations. There he worked with major organizations such as IMAX Corp., National Geographic Television, Radio City Productions, Disney Films and Larry Miller Theater’s, Inc. Additionally he worked with a performance training company and his clients including the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, Sodexho, Dunkin’ Brands, Wendy’s International and Brinker International. Spencer is a speaker with Vistage which is the largest speakers bureau in the world. He is also a member of the National Speakers Association. He is a co-author of the “Speakers on Life” anthology “The Power of the Platform” along with Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Brian Tracy and more.
Managing Director, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, PMI, United Kingdom
Ashwini Bakshi is the Managing Director of PMI's Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. He leads PMI's growth and organizational development in the combined regions. Ashwini is responsible for PMI operations which include 66 chapters across two continents, bringing PMI closer to customer needs. He plays a crucial role in developing an enhanced local experience for the project leader community across these regions. Ashwini is a versatile professional with over 25 years in solutions, business development, managed mergers, acquisitions, and alliances across diverse geographies of Europe, the Asia Pacific and Africa. He has worked in larger organisations like Nokia and Ericsson. He excels in creating value through creative solution thinking & agile teamwork. He also focuses on building a trusted win-win relationship with all stakeholders. Active learning strategies are a special area of interest for Ashwini. Ashwini has a Bachelor of Science from Delhi University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in India. He is a squash enthusiast and a qualified yoga instructor, and loves to read, trade ideas, and enjoys music.
BoD, Chief Transformation Officer, PMO Global Alliance, Greece
Harris is a visionary strategy executive, author and speaker with two decades of diverse industry exposure, highly skilled and experienced in international and multicultural business environments. Led and directed a plethora of large scale, complex project portfolios and programs (20 countries, up to $1.65 billion value and benefits of $178 million). Harris possesses a results-oriented mindset, being capable to lead Business & Digital transformations, PMOs and sustainable strategy implementation; putting the pieces together towards corporate excellence. Moreover, he is a BoD Member and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) of the PMO Global Alliance, BoD Member of the AIIA (Artificial Intelligence In Action) NPO, as well as an exclusive member of the PMI’s Thought Leadership Inner Circle, actively contributing to the profession and community.
Vice President, Intellias, President, PMI Ukraine
Roman Reznikov is leading business vertical in one of the biggest IT companies in Ukraine. He supervises portfolio of ~40 HiTech projects (~600 software engineers). He is active contributor to the local project management community and was elected as President of PMI Ukraine chapter in 2021. Roman was awarded by Ukrainian IT Association as best professional in project management in 2017 and won PMI Young Professional Award in 2020. With 10+ years on the leadership roles and consulting filed Roman innovates management and leadership practices. Active trainer, conference speaker, lecturer in Universities and Business Schools.
Lieutenant, Logistics & Project OfficeR, PMI Young Professional Award Winner 2020, Greece
Dimitrios Zaires is a highly experienced Chartered Supply Chain & Logistics Officer, working for the Hellenic Army & NATO for more than 8 Years. Besides his academic publications and his working experience based on his involvement in International & Regional R&D Supply Chain Projects and different cross-cutting topics for NATO, Dimitrios is an enthusiast for solving real market problems in the industry. He is voluntarily working as a Project Advisor in the Start-Up Ecosystem and he has participated in several International Defence and Civilian conferences. In 2020 He won the PMI Young Professional Award for excellence in Project Management.He has graduated from the Hellenic Military Academy of Athens, He holds an Executive MSc in Logistics & SCM from Cranfield School of Management (UK) with a scholarship from Onassis Foundation & an MBA from Frederick University (CY). He is committed to professional development which is evidenced by his recent working accreditations of CMILT, MCIPS (Chartered Procurement Professional), European Senior Logistician (cESLog) & Risk Management Professional Certification (PMI/USA).
Agile Coach, Aire, United Kingdom
Meena is an Agile Coach at Aire, a pioneering data and technology startup, founded in 2014 to bring the individuality and agency of the consumer to credit.. Starting her career as a Software Engineer in 2003, Meena’s work spanned multiple divisions and geographies, sparking an early fascination in the neuroscience behind team dynamics. A self-confessed sceptic to Agile initially, she first discovered the discipline over ten years ago. Now passionate about how Agile brings people and teams together, Meena is particularly interested in how its principles can be extended across whole businesses, other than product development. She is an avid learner and environmentalist.
Professor, Project Management Group, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria
Martina Huemann is Professor at WU Vienna where she heads the Project Management Group in the Department Strategy and Innovation and is the Academic Director of the Professional MBA Program: Project Management. She has published widely in Project Management and received the IPMA Research Award 2015. Since 2018, she has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Project Management, the leading journal in project management. Since 2020, she has been Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Project Leadership and Society. With more than 20 years of experience in training, research and consulting, she believes in a co-creation process with practitioners and other stakeholders.
Lysa combines her wealth of commercial experience, along with her academic background to help organisations to bring the best out of their people and their businesses. Lysa has been delivering workshops, executive coaching, group facilitation, consultancy and keynote talks to organisations across Europe for the last 15 years. Lysa holistically brings together key areas of focus such as business strategy, transformation, change management, culture, emotional intelligence, motivation, performance, culture, leadership, employee engagement, and personal development to solve complex problems and improve the performance of organisations. Lysa completed her MBA at Newcastle University and also has a Harvard qualification in Entrepreneurship. She is an accredited NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, an ILM accredited Professional Coach, EMCC Master Coach and Mentor, and a proud TedX speaker.
Paul Hodgkins is currently the Executive Director of Paul Hodgkin’s Consultancy. Paul joined Siemens in 1984 as a graduate trainee and within two years entered the world of Project Management. From February 2006 until June 2013, he was responsible for leading Siemens global programme addressing project business known as PM@Siemens, across the UK and North West Europe and in April 2009, Paul was nominated as one of only ten key influencers in the UK in relation to the profession of project and programme management. In July 2013 he established his own business, Paul Hodgkins Project Consultancy, where he helps businesses “unleash the power of projects and programmes”. He continues to be recognised for his contribution in developing the project management profession and has written articles for and appeared in many project management publications as well as being a keynote speaker at numerous project management events around the world. Paul was appointed as a Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM) in October 2009 and represented Siemens as part of the PMI Global Executive Council and APM Corporate Leaders Advisory Group.
Sina is an Economist turned Business Consultant and Project Management Professional, working at KPMG Cyprus. She holds a BSc and MSc in Economics and she is an APM PMQ qualified Project Manager. Having gained extensive experience from working in London for several years, at large-scale projects across an array of sectors, including Technology, Finance, Transportation, Water, Energy, and Infrastructure, Sina moved back to Cyprus and since then has been supporting companies to navigate change, become more efficient and improve the way they operate. She has been leading project delivery of large and complex projects for some of the biggest organizations in Cyprus mainly focusing in the financial and banking sectors.
KPMG operates in Cyprus since 1948 and currently employs more than 900 people working from 6 offices across the island (Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaka, Pafos, Paralimni and Polis Chrysochous). We are a member of the global network of KPMG, one of the world’s largest professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, employing more than 236.000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world in 144 countries and territories. Our clients look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight, local knowledge, and expertise.
NewCytech Business Solutions Ltd is a subsidiary of Logicom Public Ltd, specializing in systems integration. Newcytech offers a comprehensive range of products and services to complement and enhance the technology solutions that our clients demand. As the leading system solution integrator in Cyprus, Newcytech has established win-win, strategic relationships with the most prominent international technology vendors, and has created and delivered innovative value-add services to customers and successfully completed multiple integration projects for important organizations.
The Bank of Cyprus Group is the leading banking and financial services group in Cyprus, providing a wide range of financial products and services which include retail and commercial banking, finance, factoring, investment banking, brokerage, fund management, private banking, life and general insurance. The Group’s digital infrastructure is proving successful, transforming the Bank to a modern, customer-centric hub offering banking and broader financial digital products and services in Cyprus. The Group has set the foundations to enhance its organisational resilience and ESG agenda and continues to work towards building a forward-looking organisation with a clear strategy supported by effective corporate governance aligned with ESG agenda priorities, aiming to lead the transition of Cyprus to a sustainable future.
Founded in 1963, cdbbank (Cyprus Development Bank) is today one of the country’s leading niche financial institutions dedicated to satisfying the needs of domestic and international clients. cdbbank offers a wide range of specialised financial services and products, designed to accommodate the sophisticated requirements of its clientele which consists of corporate and institutional clients and high net worth individuals. The Bank’s vision is to be the reference Bank for businesspeople. Relying on its long-term experience and high level of expertise, cdbbank aspires to establish long-term relationships of trust with its clients, always delivering excellence and value.
AC Goldman Solutions & Services GSS Ltd, is a company which was founded in 2013 and is active in the ICT sector covering a wide range of services. The company started with two employees and today has 30+ employees. It has also managed to establish itself in the Cypriot market and presents a steady increase in its turnover. Its main customers are banks, insurance companies, airlines, the Cyprus Government, and other large organizations. The company participated as a partner in five innovative European programs (under the CEF program) implementing them in full and bringing multiple benefits to both the State and the wider public and private companies in Cyprus. Goldman, invests in its people as one of the main pillars of success, development, and sustainability, enabling them to continuously develop their skills through a wide range of seminars and programs available from various companies in Cyprus and abroad.
Primetel is one of the leading telecommunications providers in Cyprus offering integrated mobile and fixed telephony, internet and TV solutions. Founded in 2003, the company operates its own private 4G mobile network and the largest privately owned fiber optic network in Cyprus, offering the latest technology and upgraded services on the most competitive terms. The company's independent access to international networks ensures a reliable network, greater capacity and high performance interconnection with international nodes.
Treppides Group of Companies is the largest independent consulting Group in Cyprus having an established presence in Great Britain and Malta and employing approximate 200 professionals. The Group offers a full range of consulting and financial advisory, audit, tax and accounting services in a variety of business sectors. The Group, which started its operations in 1985, has 35 years of expertise and an elite team of experienced executives who can guide and assist businesses during the establishment process and subsequent operational activities globally.
The conference addresses professionals from all sectors of the business community, both public and private.
GOLD magazine was founded in 2011 as the first English-language business monthly in Cyprus. Today, it is not only synonymous with the promotion of good business practices but it has a unique and valuable readership of High Net Worth Individuals, international company executives, English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot businessmen and women. GOLD provides a comprehensive and informed overview of the local business scene, the economy, and the market and has gained a reputation for its in-depth articles and revealing interviews with key local and international personalities. www.goldnews.com.cy
IN Business magazine has a monthly readership of over 89,000. It is the only monthly business magazine in Cyprus that provides a comprehensive overview of all segments of the economy, from retail to services, as well as reporting on new deals, presenting new faces and, generally, looking at everything that’s happening on the local business scene. IN Business has always been a pioneer in local business journalism, thanks to its in-depth analysis and research, often backed by previously unpublished facts and figures. www.inbusinessnews.com
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