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From Young Crew to Keynote Speaker – Edward Logan at 27th IPMA World Congress on Project Management in Dubrovnik

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25 July 2013 – Zagreb, Croatia – Organizers of the 27th IPMA World Congress on Project Management have announced that former IPMA Young Crew leader Edward Logan will deliver a keynote presentation at the 2013 congress.  The 27th IPMA World Congress, under the title “Finding Balance and Moving Forward,” will be held from 30 September to 3 October 2013 at one of the most beautiful venues on the Adriatic Sea, the Valamar Resort Babin Kuk in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Information at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

edward-loganEdward Logan is a Vice President for Evolver Incorporated (Evolver), a well-established U.S. information technology (IT) business with international experience in delivering innovative solutions to customers in the public sector and commercial markets. He is primarily responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction in responding to systems integrators and business development requirements within the U.S. Federal Government. Prior to joining Evolver, Mr. Logan served in various senior and executive management roles for Merlin International, ManTech International, Computer Sciences Corporation, Project Performance Corporation and Robbins-Gioia, LLC.

Mr. Logan earned his undergraduate degree at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and received both graduate degrees at the Elliot School of International Affairs and School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.  He also attended executive leadership management programs at Cornell University and Stanford University. Mr. Logan holds various professional certifications and is a recipient of national and international professional awards. Mr. Logan is an active member of the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management (asapm), International Project Management Association (IPMA) and Project Management Institute (PMI).  Edward is a former leader of the IPMA Young Crew.

Public Sector Project Management: Finding a Balanced Approach in U.S: Immigration Reform while Maximizing Technology Investments Moving Forward – This presentation will provide a brief overview of how the technology investment selection process works within the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with a primary mission to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants.

The presentation will highlight key legislative requirements, business and political drivers on immigration reform, and finding a balanced approach to improving the overly complex U.S. immigration system.   The impacts of these drivers on developing business cases for future technology investments and harnessing the power of project management principles/frameworks in this context will be discussed.  The presentation concludes with summarizing the challenges and opportunities in moving forward to deliver efficient citizenship and immigration services while reducing the cost of future technology development initiatives.

Attend this interesting lecture and discover the role of project management in US immigration reform.  To learn more about all keynote speakers at the 27th IPMA World Congress, visit http://www.ipma2013.hr/keynotes.aspx.

The 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is being organized by IPMA and CAPM (the Croatian Association for Project Management – www.capm.hr), with the Civil Engineering Faculty of the University of Zagreb  www.grad.unizg.hr,  the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) – www.icoste.org and the “Baltazar Adam Krčelić” College of Business and Management (www.vspu.hr ) as co-organizers.  The Chair of the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is Mladen Radujković. The congress program director is Mladen Vukomanovic.  Visit the 2013 congress website at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

Steeped in history and seemingly unchanged since the 13th Century, Dubrovnik is one of Europe most fashionable resorts. Surrounded by medieval walls preserved in their original form, the town is under UNESCO protection. Plan to visit the City of Dubrovnik, the historical republic from 1358-1808, where cultural monuments bear witness to projects from past centuries.  More about Dubrovnik at http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr/eng/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president for 2013-2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic.

For more information visit www.ipma.ch

Source: IPMA