Keynote Speakers set for 24th Annual International Performance Management Conference set for Bethesda, Maryland, USA during 29-31 October


Keynote Speakers set for 24th Annual International Performance Management Conference set for Bethesda, Maryland, USA during 29-31 October

The 24th annual Integrated Program Management (IPM) Conference will be held during 29-31 October 2012 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.  The event, annually the world’s largest gathering of earned value management (EVM) professionals,  is being co-sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), College of Performance Management (CPM) and the Society for Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA) in the United States.  This year’s theme is “Setting the Baseline”.  Information at http://ipmconference.org/.

The conference will again feature training sessions, a practice symposia, workshops, and a Tools and Services track for those interested in technology solutions for EVM.

Keynote speakers will include Frank Kendall, Joseph Dyer and Paul Bosco, highly experienced and widely respected senior US government executives.

Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, US Department of Defense – Mr. Frank Kendall currently serves as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L). In this capacity, he is responsible to the US Secretary of Defense for all matters pertaining to acquisition; research and engineering; developmental testing; contract administration; logistics and materiel readiness; installations and environment; operational energy; chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; the acquisition workforce; and the defense industrial base. He is the leader of the Department of Defense’s efforts to increase the Department’s buying power and improve the performance of the defense acquisition enterprise. Prior to this appointment, from March 2010 – May 2012 he served as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary and also as the Acting Under Secretary.

Mr. Kendall has over 40 years of experience in engineering, management, defense acquisition, and national security affairs in private industry, government, and the military. He has been a consultant to defense industry firms, non-profit research organizations, and the Department of Defense in the areas of strategic planning, engineering management, and technology assessment. Mr. Kendall was Vice President of Engineering for Raytheon Company, where he was responsible for management direction to the engineering functions throughout the company and for internal research and development. Before assuming his current position, Mr. Kendall was a Managing Partner at Renaissance Strategic Advisors, a Virginia-based aerospace and defense sector consulting firm.

Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer (U.S. Navy, Retired), Chief Strategy Officer, iRobot Corporation – Joe Dyer oversees strategic business development, mergers and acquisitions, research and advanced technology development at iRobot. Previously, he served as COO and president of the former Government & Industrial Robots division. Dyer came to iRobot in 2003 from a career in the U.S. Navy. He last served as the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, where he was responsible for research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and logistics for naval aircraft, air launched weapons and sensors.

Dyer’s naval career also included positions as naval aviation’s chief engineer, commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division and F/A-18 program manager. Earlier in his career, he served as the Navy’s chief test pilot. Dyer holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in finance from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is an elected fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the National Academy of Public Administration. Dyer chairs NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.

Paul Bosco, Director, Office of Acquisition and Project Management (APM), US Department of Energy (DOE) – Paul Bosco served as the Director of the Office of Engineering and Construction Management (OECM) from November 2006 until the creation of the Office of Acquisition and Project Management in June 2012. The Office of Engineering and Construction Management was the Department of Energy’s central management organization providing leadership in such mission critical areas as project and real property management. In addition, OECM validates the project performance baselines, to include cost and schedule, of all of the Department’s largest construction and environmental clean-up projects prior to Budget Request to Congress; an active project portfolio totaling over $30 billion.

Previously, Mr. Bosco served in the United States Navy nearly 28 years, as a member of the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) and Seabee Community. In that capacity, he held a dozen different assignments in a dozen different locations, predominately involved in real property and project management, executing construction programs and projects worldwide. His last Navy assignment was as the Deputy Commander of Operations at the Headquarters of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in Washington D.C. He also served as the Strategic Business Officer. He retired as a United States Navy Captain, Civil Engineer Corps, on November 1, 2006.

For those interested in certification testing, the following will be held during the event:

  • SCEA PCEA and CCEA Exams – October 27, 2012
  • EVM Certificate testing – October 31, 2012
  • AACE testing – November 1, 2012

The College of Performance Management (CPM) is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of project management and performance measurement.  CPM assists the earned value professional and project manager in professional growth and promotes the application of earned value management. CPM is a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget.  More information at http://www.mycpm.org/.

CPM is a PMI Registered Education Provider, so participants can receive 18 PDUs for attending the conference. If you are involved with or interested in learning more about earned value management or integrated program management, this conference is one of the most important.  For more information or to register, visit http://ipmconference.org/.