Peter Taylor is a PMO expert who has built and led five global PMOs across several industries, and has advised many other organisations in PMO and PM strategy.
He is also the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges and executive sponsorship.
In the last 5 years, he has delivered over 330 lectures around the world in over 25 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’.
His mission is to teach as many people as possible that it is achievable to ‘work smarter and not harder’ and to still gain success in the battle of the work/life balance.
More information can be found at www.thelazyprojectmanager.com
Vice President, Corporate Project Management Office
Morten Sorensen has been in global IT and Telecommunications for more than 20 years and has worked in a variety of leadership roles with some of the largest Service Providers in the world, including joint ventures of Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom/Orange and Verizon. Morten has lived in Denmark, Germany and now US, and he has managed teams in US, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, France, UK, Ireland and Hong Kong. He is currently Vice President of the Corporate Project Management Office at Peraton in the US. Peraton is a 1 Billion Dollar IT Services Government Contractor. He has coauthored guidelines in areas of PMO practices as well as Benefit Realization Management for the Project Management Institute and is a frequent speaker on these subjects. He served on PMI’s Organizational Project Management Advisory Group in 2016 and 2017, and is PfMP, PgMP, PMP and ITIL certified.
Originally Danish, having lived 8 years in Germany and now 20 years in the US, Morten has a very varied and strong international background that he utilizes in sharing insights, project, program and portfolio experiences.
After receiving an MBA degree from Çukurova University, Devrim AKSU graduated from the Middle East Technical University with a master's degree in Human Resources Development in Education. Later on, she graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with "International Management" master's degree and provided the eternal surge of the Turkish flag on the UMASS Boston campus. Devrim AKSU, who earned her first institutional experience in the Turkish Economy Bank, left her position as Human Resources Director after 14 years of working in ASELSAN. She established a new company with her own brand under HR. Devrim Aksu's expertise is in designing systems mainly for Human Resources Management, employer branding, change management, wage system, performance management, organizational restructuring, talent management, and employee satisfaction. Devrim AKSU, who is also a Board Member of Peryön Central Anatolia, completed the Professional Coaching courses of Erickson Coaching International in 2015 and received the title of "Assessor"; from the Training Development Center the same year. In 2018 she certified as "Lego Serious Play Facilitator" and started to design workshops for companies. Devrim Aksu is supporting individuals and organizations by professional coaching, counseling and training activities. She defines the greatest achievement of her career as the creation of individuals and organizations that reached their potential and greatest achievement of her life as being Hakan's wife and being the mother of Arya and Aren.
She will lead Round Table session entitled How To Lead Organizational Change From Different Perspectives
Mustafa Hafizoğlu, PMP, M.Sc., is Program Director at Space & Defence Technologies, co-founder and Past President of PMI Turkey Chapter, instructor at Middle East Technical University, contributing expert at www.pmworld360.com and co-author of the book: "Project Management Analytical Approaches". He has 20 years of experience in hardware and software development projects in the aerospace and defense industry. Mustafa established the PPMO at SDT Space and Defense Tech in 2013 and worked as PPMO Manager till 2017.
He’s also a speaker at PMI Global Congress and various international seminars. Mustafa writes about program management and risk management as a Contributing Expert on "PMWorld 360 PM Magazine". He's the member of the core committee of recently published PMI Practice Guides: "Benefits Realization Management" & "Governance of Portfolios, Programs and Projects". Moreover his recent podcast named "Lessons Learned—The Value of Knowledge Transfer" was just published in PMI's Projectified Podcasts (https://www.pmi.org/learning/training-development/projectified-podcast).
Presentations title: The Rise and The Collapse of My PPMO
Joanna Gulbierz is the head of Change Management Office in the Transformation Program of European Leasing Fund part of Credit Agricole Group in Poland. She has over 10 years of experience in project, program management and strategy implementation in banking, leasing and insurance.
Currently she is responsible for the application of Change Management process, methodology and tools in the Transformation of EFL – arguably first such comprehensive implementation in accordance with PROSCI methodology on the Polish market.
Certified with: PRINCE 2, Agile PM, Prosci Change Management (with Silfra Consulting), also graduated from an Executive MBA at the Aalto University School of Business.
Together with Robert Kański will present the topic entitled Czy przyszła pora na Change Management Office w Transformacji? - jak osiągnąć biznesowe rezultaty dzięki współpracy CMO&PMO na przykładzie EFL S.A.
Dr. Robert Kański is IPMA Certified Project Director. Since 2008 he heads the Project Management Office at Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy SA, Credit Agricole Group. He is a results-oriented professional with nearly fifteen years of experience in project management, ten years in project portfolio management and seven years in software development. His specialties include: PMO, Project Portfolio Management, Project management.
Together with Joanna Gulbierz will present the topic entitled Czy przyszła pora na Change Management Office w Transformacji? - jak osiągnąć biznesowe rezultaty dzięki współpracy CMO&PMO na przykładzie EFL S.A.
Practitioner working both with the business and academic environment. Trainer, lecturer, consultant. Maciej gives lectures and workshops at MBA studies, open training, classes in undergraduate and postgraduate studies, including strategic consulting projects for MBA studies. He also supports companies in their organizational transformations, especially towards organizations managed by projects. Chief Operating Officer at Kozminski University. Associated with the University since 2007. Passionate about the implementation of organisational changes, project management, "agile" one in particular, and self-management. As part of COOs’ responsibilities, he specialises in implementing strategic programmes in the widely understood administration of KU. He also manages the Project Management Office in KU and is responsible for the portfolio of University’s projects. His team manages portfolios of projects and coordinates key strategic initiatives at Kozminski University. He is a lecturer in Kozminski Executive Business School and partner in Kirov Strategic Negotiators.
Together with Oskar Kurlanc will present the topic entitled Jak wdrożyć PMO z maksymalnym zaangażowaniem pracowników? Case Akademii Leona Koźmińskiego
Oskar is a project & portfolio manager, he designed and implemented together with work colleges their own project methodology in Kozminski University, he is agile and teal organization enthusiast and everything connected with modern management. He is a university lecturer and trainer. He is also the leader of IT projects and programs. His knowledge is confirmed with many certifications i.e. PRINCE 2, AGILE PM, MOR, MSP. Personally, he is a big fan of cross-country skiing, smart homes, cities and 5G network.
Together with Maciej Madziński will present the topic entitled Jak wdrożyć PMO z maksymalnym zaangażowaniem pracowników? Case Akademii Leona Koźmińskiego
At work he appreciates the lack of monotony. He works at TT PSC for 5 years. In this time he coordinated projects for companies such as Nationale Nederlanden, PGNiG, Sephora and T-mobile. As he says “every project is a new job because each client has different needs”.
In free time he is an orienteering coach of Polish junior team and also coaches the youngest members of UKS Azymut Pabianice.
Presentations title: How to set up PMO for any business project
Remigiusz Kinas, computer scientist by education, ICF / ACC coach, certified facilitator. He graduated from positive sport psychology at SWPS. Currently, the Director of the Project Management Office in the NEUCA Group (Toruń). He gained over 20 years of experience in the management of programs, projects, project portfolios and project offices in various organizations: NEUCA, CGI, T-Mobile, ComArch SA, Prokom Software SA and Bank Zachodni.
He helps organizations to build effective project offices and improve project, portfolio management and product delivery processes.
Propagator of balance between the traditional approach to project management (certified PMP, Prince2 2017) and agile approach (PSP I, PSM I, AgilePM, PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner, SAFe Advanced Scrum Master, SAFe Agilist). Enthusiast but at the same time practitioner of the Lean Management, using lean thinking to build effective project teams and project management office. His motto is "go and see." Privately, he does endurance sports - running, swimming and cycling.
Presentations title: Lean PMO i zarządzanie zasobami w NEUCA S.A.
Jerzy is project & portfolio management, Management 3.0, Kanban, OKR consultant, trainer and coach, with over 25 years of the field experience. He is a promotor of innovative management methods like flow thinking and also of innovative learning methods, like business simulations. He is also leader of improvement projects, workshop trainer, university and conference lecturer, innovator, columnist and articles author.
Jerzy's passion is reinventing and improving organizations and teams with focus on getting results with self-organizing teams and Management 3.0 - style leaders.
Since 2003 together with the group of associates works under the brand JS PROJECT. Earlier worked in SAP Poland, ICL Poland and Siemens-Nixdorf.
After hours he loves traveling (in the East), hiking (in Poland), reading hardboiled detective fiction and studying Marcus Aurelius.
He will lead Round Table session entitled Delivering Business Value Kanban Way
Experienced manager, lecturer and advisor.
He supported the transformation of over 30 companies, consulted or trained over 200 companies. Author of lectures and trainings in the field of organization transformation, project and portfolio management and change management. He obtained PMP and PRINCE2 Practitioner certificates. Member and Mentor in the Polish branch of PMI, a member of the Polish Association of Business Trainers and a long-time member of the Association of Knowledge Management Practitioners. Lecturer at the best Polish universities at post-graduate and MBA studies. His specialty is major transformation projects and implementation of strategy.
He will lead Round Table session entitled Dlaczego strategiczne transformacje się nie udają?
He has nearly 20 years of experience in digital content, product management, project & program management and project portfolio management. At Wolters Kluwer Polska, he is responsible for project portfolio and development of tool products.
He is passionate about innovations, new products and working with people who search for new ideas and opportunities to apply them in daily operations of their clients as well as internally, within the organization. Effective implementation of the business strategy is his priority.
He is also involved in international initiatives concerning digital transformation and legaltech, by leading project teams and supporting the knowledge and experience transfer between Europe and the US. In his daily work, he is engaged in cooperation with product experts and innovation leaders in Central Europe.
He graduated in law from the University of Gdańsk and completed MBA studies at GFKM/RSM.