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PMINJ 2010 IPM Day Speakers 

04 Nov 2010

Somerset, NJ - The Palace

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Speakers


Speaker Topic
Lothar Katz, PMP Secrets of Successful International Project Leaders
Tom Kennedy Great Presentation or Death by PowerPoint?
Brandi Moore A Road Map for the International Project Manager: Cultural Strategies for the BRIC Countries
Kevin R. Wegryn, PMP, CPM, MA
Managing without Walls

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Lothar Katz, PMP

Bio:
Lothar is an advisor in the field of international business and project management.  He has helped numerous companies and other organizations improve their effectiveness and business results. He has led distributed product development organizations across four continents. He has personally served in project roles ranging from individual team member to executive sponsor. 

Lothar is author of the book “Negotiating International Business” and he teaches Project Management and International Negotiations at the University of Texas at Dallas’ School of Management. In addition to his client and academic work, Lothar is an engaging presenter who frequently speaks at conferences and organizational meetings.
 

Topic:

Secrets of Successful International Project Leaders

Abstract:

This interactive session reveals powerful practices and methods that make International Project Managers effective. Attendees will explore leadership strategies, best practices, and effective tools for global project leaders in areas such as high-impact communication across cultural and other barriers, foreign stakeholder management, project team leadership, and change management.

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Tom Kennedy

Bio:
Tom Kennedy is an Associated Press award-winning broadcaster, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) and teacher of strategic and crisis communication. He has over 20 years of on-air media experience in major markets across the US and over 15 years' strategic communications consulting experience with CEOs and senior executives of international companies such as IBM, Iron Mountain, Millipore, Roche, Bosch, Hewlett-Packard, MIT and others. Tom specializes in helping his clients successfully develop and deliver focused, effective, and memorable messages, internally and externally, including the effective use of the Web, print, and broadcast media. 

Prior to forming The Kennedy Group in 1992, Tom had top-rated on-air TV and radio experience, as well as program management experience, in five major markets in all regions of the US (Boston, San Francisco, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Jacksonville). He thoroughly understands regional communications strategies within the United States and has a broad knowledge of worldwide strategic corporate communications and cross-cultural protocols. 

Tom is and a regular speaker at the Harvard School of Public Health, to IMC and numerous other business groups, a member and former board member of The Society of Professional Consultants, a professional member of the National Speakers Association and a former adjunct professor in the Communications Studies Department at Emerson College.

Topic:

Great Presentation or Death by PowerPoint?

Abstract:

Project Management is Leadership. Leadership is getting people to want to follow. Leadership is a communication skill and virtually all business leaders agree that communications skills are a key, and most say the key, to personal, career, project and business success. Join Tom Kennedy in a highly interactive workshop that will help you build focused and effective messages and will show you how to develop a plan to improve your skills.

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Brandi Moore


Bio:
Brandi first engaged in India in 2004 when her Fortune 100 employer faced problems in its initial attempts to outsource. She worked in India with Wipro, Infosys, and Captive centers building processes to close gaps between Indian and Western business models. She has developed and implemented methodologies for managing, leading and negotiating India based projects. 

Brandi has a diversified background inside the Information Technology field.  Past roles include Program Manager, Researcher, and Business Development.  She is trained on Hofstede’s 5-D model, has a MSF from George Washington University, and has a breadth of experience inside cutting edge technology companies.

Topic:

A Road Map for the International Project Manager: Cultural Strategies for the BRIC Countries

Abstract: 

How do Project Managers, traditionally known inside organizations to make things happen smoothly, meet the demands of the increasingly international workplace caused by off-shoring and outsourcing? This talk introduces Project Mangers to a framework for working across different cultures. Prior to the conference, audience members will take a quiz to understand their business culture preferences. This personalized cultural profile will be used to construct a blueprint for improved interactions across the BRIC countries. Having a methodology to leverage with these organizations will greatly improve success inside international projects.

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Kevin R. Wegryn, PMP, CPM, MA

Bio:
Kevin is a bottom-line improvements specialist and problem solver, driven by measurable goals and strong communication skills. Kevin's unique background has enabled him to successfully manage projects that demand business development, expense management, strategic positioning, and program management.

Kevin is currently a Vice-President, Senior Project Manager, for Bank of New York Mellon. He is a seasoned Senior Project Manager and has managed complex projects, budgeted up to $73 million, and led teams of project managers. Kevin's ability to quickly analyze business conditions, determined a course of action to motivate personnel, implement programs and strategies that improve sales, processes and individual performance. Kevin has a Master's Degree (MA) in Economics.

Kevin is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), member of PMI National Organization, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Volunteer for PMI- Professional Awards Member Advisory Group, volunteer contributor for the PMI-PMBOK 4th edition Update team, member of panel of judges for PMI-Educational Foundation 2004 Student Scholarship Awards, and is a member of many other professional association activities. He is a Certified Project Manager (CPM) from International Association of Project and Program Management.

Kevin has published articles for various publications including Project Management Weekly, PM Boulevard Newsletter and Allpm.com Newsletter. He has been interviewed by InfoWorld Magazine for article, March 1998. He also co-authored a book on Virtual Project Management "Managing without Walls" in 2006.

Topic:

Managing without Walls

Abstract:

A Project Manager needs to understand many aspects of project management to be effective, but three key elements are e-mail, conference calls and phone calls. Learn effective techniques and tools that experienced Project Managers can leverage for each of these three communication methods to succeed as an effective Virtual Project Manager.


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