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Luca Cavone joins PM World Correspondents Network in Italy

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IPMA Young Crew leader to represent PM World Journal, report Project Management news from Milan

22 September 2013 – Dallas, London, Sydney, Milan – PM World has announced that Mr. Luca Cavone has been appointed an International Correspondent for the organization in Italy.  Luca is a well-known and active leader of IPMA Young Crew, at both the Italian national level and worldwide.

luca-cavoneLuca Cavone is a Consultant at JMAC Europe, the Consulting firm of the Japan Management Association. He is mainly focused to support companies in Innovation Management and Product Development Projects typical of R&D and Marketing areas, with an interdisciplinary background of the business processes. In JMAC Luca follows also the study and development of project management methodologies based on the application of Lean Thinking approach. Before joining JMAC he worked several years in the Aerospace industry.

Since 2009 Luca has been actively involved with the International Project Management Association (IPMA); at that time he was between the founders of the Young Crew Italy and was appointed as first chairman. In 2011 he left the position to join the Young Crew Management Board, where he’s currently Head of Membership and Responsible for the Young Project Manager of the Year award. Since 2010 Luca is also a member of the Executive Board of IPMA Italy.

According to Wikipedia, Milan, Milan (Milano) is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. The city proper has a population of about 1.35 million, while its urban area is the 5th largest in the EU and the largest in Italy with an estimated population of about 5.2 million.  The Milan metropolitan region contains a population of over 8 million people.

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Milan (skyline pictured, courtesy of Wikipedia) is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy and a leading global city. Its business district hosts the Borsa Italiana (Italy’s main stock exchange) and the headquarters of the largest national banks and companies. The city is a major world fashion and design capital. Thanks to its important museums, theatres and landmarks (including the Milan Cathedral, the fifth largest cathedral in the world, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Milan attracts more than two million annual visitors.

Milan hosts numerous cultural institutions and universities, with 185,000 enrolled students in 2011, i.e. 11 percent of the national total. The city is also well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world, and will host the 2015 Universal Exposition. Milan is home to two of the world’s major football teams, A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano. [1]

130923-pmwj15-cavone-IMAGE3 250X238Italy, officially the Republic of Italy, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Southern Europe. To the north, Italy borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia, and is approximately delimited by the Alpine watershed, enclosing the Po Valley and the Venetian Plain. To the south, it consists of the entirety of the Italian Peninsula and the two Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia, in addition to many smaller islands. The sovereign states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within Italy, while Campione d’Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland. Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2 (116,347 sq mi) and has a largely temperate climate. With 60 million inhabitants, it is the fifth most populous country in Europe. Italy is also the fourth economic power of the European continent and the eighth of the world.

Italy’s capital and largest city, Rome, has for centuries been the leading political and religious centre of Western civilisation, as the capital of the Roman Empire and of Christianity. In the Dark Ages, Italy suffered continual invasions by Germanic tribes, while the Roman heritage was preserved by Christian monks. Beginning from the 11th century, Italian cities rose to great prosperity through shipping, commerce and banking (modern capitalism, indeed, has its roots in Medieval Italy), while culture flourished especially during the Renaissance, with scholars, artists and polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli.

Italy was a founding member of the European Community in 1957, which became the EU in 1993. It is part of the Schengen Area, and has been a member of the Eurozone since 1999. Italy is considered a middle, regional power and is a member state of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, the G8, G20, NATO, the Council of Europe and the United Nations. Italy currently maintains the world’s tenth-largest nominal defence budget and is a participant in the NATO nuclear sharing policy. [2]

According to PMWJ Managing Editor David Pells, “We are very happy to have Luca join our international correspondents team. His views as a young project manager will help us be more responsive to the needs and interests of other young professionals.  He also brings a direct link to the IPMA Young Crew network of other young professional leaders, which will be great.”

Luca Cavone stated, “I have followed the PM World Journal for many months and am now excited to join their international team.  I see this as a positive career opportunity and look forward to contributing to the journal, meeting the other correspondents and continuing my professional growth. It should also be fun.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is published by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of new articles, papers, and stories about projects and project management in many countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.

References:

[1]        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan

[2]        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy