PMI Silicon Valley

2019 Annual symposium

LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE ERA OF INNOVATION
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Mon, 14 Oct - Tue, 15 Oct, 2019

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About The Event

Join us for the 2019 Annual PMI Silicon Valley Chapter Symposium in the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our two-day symposium schedule includes two outstanding keynote speakers, ten impactful presentations and opportunities to learn.  The second day will be fully dedicated to Open Space.

Event Address

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Time

Mon to Tue (8:30 am-5:00 pm)
14 - 15 October, 2019

Come Join Us

Are you a seasoned project or program manager who wants to hear and learn from experienced practitioners and like-minded professionals on how to strategically manage uncertainties and challenges while leading digital transformation through project leadership? 

Digital Transformation is commonly defined as an integration of digital technology into different aspects of business to deliver value to the customers. This year’s theme ‘Leading Digital Transformation in the Era of Innovation’ will explore the impact of rapidly changing technologies on how business is conducted and on the project management profession across industries. Hear thought-provoking presentations on the following topics and more:

  • What are the challenges and opportunities for project leaders to prepare their organizations for a digital transformation, and continue to have a competitive advantage at the global level? 
  • How do project leaders create and nurture the type of organizational culture that is conducive for digital transformation? 
  • What tools and approaches do organizations need to invest in to deliver projects that minimize risks, control costs and add value? 

Learn about real-world situations, studies and lessons that can be applied anywhere and anytime: practical case studies, techniques to assess and manage digital transformation, and motivating lessons learned from innovative leaders. We look forward to seeing you!

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RAMIYA IYER

Opening Keynote Speaker

Ramiya Iyer leads the technology teams for digital, data and pharmacy. Her leadership team is focused on acceleration of innovation and investment in digital technology as well as modernizing our legacy core store systems.

Prior to joining Albertsons, Ramiya was the Vice President of the e-commerce technology group at Levi Strauss & Co. She was instrumental in building and scaling e-commerce platforms and analytic capabilities worldwide. Prior to Levi's, she held various IT leadership roles at Walmart.com and SamsClub.com, leading the technology, engineering, and product teams to incorporate new technologies for search, analytics, and rich, personalized consumer experiences.

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KIMBERLY WIEFLING

Closing Keynote Speaker

Kimberly Wiefling helps individuals, teams and organizations achieve what SEEMS impossible, but is merely difficult. How? By turning managers into leaders and groups of people into real teams through her unique "WorkShocks" - highly engaging, experiential, interactive "Learning Laboratories" where meaningful positive change happens.

 DEEP EXPERIENCE with GLOBAL COMPANIES: Kimberly has worked all over the US, Europe and Asia, traveling to Japan over 100 times, to work with culturally diverse employees of globalizing Japanese companies. Her superpower is bringing people with diverse backgrounds, cultures; styles together, across borders and boundaries of every kind, to achieve what none could do alone. See details of her work at Silicon Valley Alliances.

Event Schedules

Monday, 14 October

07:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

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Main Hall

08:45 - 08:55 AM

Welcome, Introductions

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Main Hall

08:55 - 09:55 AM

Opening Keynote

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Main Hall

Speaker
Ramiya Iyer
10:00 - 10:55 AM

Program Design for Digital Transformation

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Room J

Speaker
Melissa Hui
10:00 - 10:55 AM

From Project Managers To Value Catalysts -Digital Transformation’s Impact On Project Management

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Room K

Speaker
Lejla Čizmić
10:55 - 11:05 AM

Break

11:05 AM - 12:00 PM

Emotional Intelligence: An Essential Tool for Successful Digital Transformation

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Room J

Speaker
Susan G. Schwartz
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM

Applying Project Management Practices to R&D

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Room K

Speaker
Kerstin Gammon
12:00 - 01:00 PM

Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

01:00 - 01:55 PM

Leading Digital Transformation: A Case Study

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Room J

Speaker
Avinash Patil
01:00 - 01:55 PM

Shift Happens: Realizing Organizational Transformation Projects

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Room K

Speaker
Tom Kendrick
02:00 - 02:55 PM

Innovation for Continuous Improvements in the Digital World

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Room J

Speaker
Anup Deshpande
02:00 - 02:55 PM

Practical Digital Transformation for the PMO 

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Room K

Speaker
Vishwa Shroff and Olga Zhuravel
02:55 - 03:05 PM

Break

03:05 PM - 04:00 PM

The Program Manager's Guide to Driving Strategic Transformational Change

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Room J

Speaker
Faten Hijazi
03:05 PM - 04:00 PM

Digital Transformation Effects on Workplace and Leadership

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Room K

Speaker
Sonja Koppensteiner
04:05 PM - 05:05 PM

Afternoon Keynote

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Main Hall

Speaker
Kimberly Wiefling

Tuesday, 15 October

Open Space

07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Breakfast and Networking

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM

Welcome

Venue

Main Hall

Facilitator
Andrew Webster
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Open the Circle

Facilitator
Ainsley Nies
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 1

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Session 2

Noon - 01:00 PM

Session 3 - Lunch

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM

Session 4

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM

Session 5

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM

Session 6

04:15 PM - 04:45 PM

Closing the Circle - Event Feedback and Appreciations

Facilitator
Andrew Webster
04:45 PM - 05:00 PM

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