Guest Keynote Speakers
General Colin Powell USA (Ret.)
Leadership: Taking Charge
A man of supreme intelligence, versatility and presence, Colin Powell has served as National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as the U.S. Secretary of State. A retired four–star general in the U.S. Army, Powell's numerous awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom. He is the author of the best–selling autobiography, "My American Journey." His second book, an instant New York Times best–seller titled "It Worked for Me" (May 2012), reveals the lessons that shaped his life and career.
Mark A. Langley
President and Chief Executive Officer, PMI
Mark A. Langley became PMI's President and CEO in December 2010 after serving more than eight years as Executive Vice President and COO. In the chief executive role, Mr. Langley is responsible for overseeing and serving as the lead advocate for PMI's complex global organization, consisting of more than half a million members, certification holders and other stakeholders in more than 185 countries.
Gartner Keynote Speakers
Matt Light, Conference Chair and Research VP
Are You Really Practicing Portfolio Management?
In a world characterized by increasing competition, uncertainty and complexity, organizations need ways to guard assets and reduce threats. The most effective way to enhance strategic competitiveness in a risky environment is to monitor your orgs entire project portfolio, understanding the relationships and risk balance among projects and programs so they collectively advance the organization. Mark A. Langley and Matt Light highlight strategies and practices used by the highest-performing organizations.
Donna Fitzgerald, Research VP and Matthew Hotle, VP Distinguished Analyst
Generating Change Energy: The EPMO and the Agile Enterprise
Businesses are competing in a world in which agility and adaptability become critical components of business strategy. The project-based delivery and prioritization methods, management techniques and organizational models of the past simply won't handle the complexity of tomorrow's portfolio management. Will PMOs and PPM sink, or will they ride the wave?
Andy Kyte, VP & Gartner Fellow
How PPM Must Address the Challenge of Legacy 2.0
A "Legacy 2.0" application is one that is not flexible to meet changing business demand. There is an awful lot of Java and .NET out there that show all the signs of becoming Legacy 2.0 in the medium term, not to mention all the CoTS applications, such as ERP and CRM, that have been customized into a Legacy 2.0 nightmare.