Toyota Executive to keynote 10th Annual UT Dallas PM Symposium



Toyota VP to share project experience, including one of largest corporate relocations to North Texas and new campus technologies

15 July 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Organizers of the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium have announced the keynote speakers and presentation topics for their big August event. The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.

The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success’ The two-day symposium is organized by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

160715-pmwj49-Karen-Nocket-PHOTOThe first keynote speaker announced is Karen Nocket, Vice President, Enterprise Services, Toyota Motors North America.

Karen Nocket oversees operations, design and engineering, infrastructure PMO, service management, security systems, and IT strategies for Toyota in the United States. Nocket has led critical initiatives that delivered a North America Office 365 cloud, an open source private cloud, and a technology uplift program that improved the health of the infrastructure by more than 50 percent.

During her more than 25 years with Toyota, Nocket has held roles as a corporate manager and Business Technology Systems (BTS) divisional information officer, chief architect, Information Systems, and has also led many development initiatives, including the industry ‐ leading Lexus Dealer System, the Toyota Dealer Network and the Toyota Industrial Equipment Dealer Network Nocket earned her bachelor’s degree in business computers at California Polytechnic State University.

Karen will speak on the topic of “Practical Basics for Standing up A Project.” Are there repeatable basics for a successful Project? Yes! There are many frameworks and templates that aid in the standing up and running of projects that help ensure success. Karen Nocket, VP Enterprise Services for Toyota, will share real world examples that are used in managing projects ranging from small to very large. This includes team structure, layers of governance, risk management, effective meetings, status, planning, communication, change management, and team spirit. The goal of this presentation is to provide practical takeaways that can be used in your next project.

Other keynote speakers announced for the 10th UT Dallas PM Symposium include Nellson Burns, HollyFrontier and Eric Stettler, A.T. Kearney – Building a Strategic PMO:  How HollyFrontier Accelerated Their Corporate Growth Strategy Using Industry Best Practices; Eric Bennett, Brain Performance Institute – Your Brain Performance; James Snyder, Project Management Institute – Reflections on the History of Project Management and the Project Management Institute; and Joel Carboni, IPMA USA – What do the Sustainable Development Goals Have to do with Project Management?

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The annual UT Dallas PM symposium is a traditional two-day conference, with keynote speakers each morning and to conclude the event, multiple tracks of professional presentations by both experts and practicing professionals whose abstracts and papers were accepted (through a blind peer-review process), a Thursday evening reception, networking lunches and multiple opportunities to listen to experts, meet new people and increase knowledge.

This year, all conference abstracts, papers and presentations are being aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle and PMBOK knowledge areas (topics) to ensure that attendees can receive professional development units (PDUs) for PMP recertification. Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs by attending the full two-day symposium. To see full program, read abstracts and speaker bios, or to register, click here.

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. 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 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of PMI’s largest components. To learn more, visit www.pmidallas.org

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.