Keynote speaker lineup set for 9th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in August



Early bird registration continues through 12 July

20 June 2015 – Richardson, TX, USA – Keynote speakers have been announced for the 9th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held during 13-14 August 2015 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) in Richardson, Texas, USA. The conference theme this year is “Next-Gen Management of Projects: Performance, People, Processes”. The 2015 symposium is again sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal.

Early bird registration for this major conference continues through 12 July 2015. For more information or to register, visit symposium website.

This year’s symposium will feature the following keynote speakers:

150620-pmwj36-keynote-KENNERLYDr. Donald Kennerly, MD, Ph.D., Principle Consultant, Kennerly Healthcare Solutions, LLC – A graduate of Harvard and Washington University and residency and fellowship training programs at Barnes Hospital and UT Southwestern in Dallas, Don Kennerly has had careers in academic medicine at UT Southwestern, in caring for complex patients with asthma and, more recently, in quality, patient safety and care redesign at the Baylor Health Care System. During the last 15 years, Don has had progressive leadership roles in quality, patient safety and analytics at Baylor and ultimately served as its Chief Quality Officer for all of its hospitals. For more, click here.

Dr. Kennerly will be speaking on Thursday morning, 13 August on the topic of What does Work in Patient Safety Teach Us About Program Development and Project Management?

150620-pmwj36-keynote-YAUGERVince Yauger, AIA, PMP, Resident Construction Manager / PM for the University of Texas System, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction – Mr. Yauger has 34‐years’ experience in design and construction, working as a project manager for both private industry and the government sector. His construction experience covers a broad spectrum of building types, ranging from small residences to multi‐million dollar multi‐family high‐rise, airport terminals, and higher education projects. Vince currently serves as a Resident Construction Manager / PM for the University of Texas System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction ‐ managing new construction and major renovation projects at the University of Texas at Dallas campus since 2007. For more, click here.

Mr. Yauger will be speaking on Thursday, 13 August on the topic of Building the Next Gen University: Responding to Rapid Growth at UT Dallas

150620-pmwj36-keynote-MOYLANWilliam A. Moylan, Ph.D., PMP, FESD, DTM, Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University and immediate past member of the PMI Board of Directors – Dr. William A. Moylan is an educator, consultant, trainer, expert witness and practitioner in project management and Construction Engineering. He is an Associate Professor with Eastern Michigan University and instructs in construction management. Dr. Moylan has extensive professional experience in all aspects of program and project management, including over eleven years internationally with the Arabian American Oil Co, and since 1983 has been involved in implementing information technology. For more, click here.

Prof Moylan will be speaking on Friday morning, 14 August on the topic of Capturing the Value of Project Management

150620-pmwj36-keynote-HUDSONDavid Hudson, FAIM, MAIPM, Vice President, International Project Management Association – David Hudson is a thirty year veteran of project professional practice based in Brisbane, Australia. In his first career as an Australian Army infantry officer, David was the classic ‘accidental project manager’, albeit variously accidentally at project, program and portfolio manager level. The light came on for David more than two decades ago when he accepted a formal role as manager of a $300 million payroll and human resource management system replacement project. Since then David has managed many projects and programs at national and international level. For more, click here

Mr. Hudson will be speaking on Friday morning, 14 August on the topic of They Really Don’t Grow on Trees

150620-pmwj36-keynote-NIRMALNikunj Nirmal, MBA, Engagement Manager, Tech Mahindra – Nikunj is working for Tech Mahindra as a Director (IT) on AT&T account leading the Digital Experience (ABS) engagement. He has progressively responsible experience in client relationship management, IT delivery management and program management, strategic planning, innovation, and pre‐sales support. Nikunj is also a member of the Shadow Board, a small group of selected leaders who work with CXOs to drive strategic initiatives in the company. For more, click here.

Mr. Nirmal will be speaking on Friday afternoon, 14 August on the topic of Agile and DevOPS Transformation

In addition to the keynote presentations, dozens of presentations by more than 50 authors and professional leaders will be featured. To see the schedule, agenda, speakers and topics, visit the symposium website here.

The 2 Day Project Management Symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The symposium will include plenary sessions with keynote speakers, professional paper presentations by approximately 50 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and door prizes.   Participants can receive up to 16 PDUs for attending. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in the central United States, plan to attend this world class symposium.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 350,000 members in over 180 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s leading membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global resource for sharing knowledge related to program and project management (P/PM). The PMWJ is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.