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5th PMI India Project Management Regional Conference 2019 Held

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April 29, 2019

PMI Kerala Chapter successfully hosted the fifth PMI India Project Management Regional Conference at The Sports Hub Convention Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.

The conference was attended by more than 250 delegates, making it yet another successful event of the region for project management professionals. It was inaugurated by Padmashri, Dr. M. R. Rajagopal, Pioneer in Palliative Medicine in India and Founder Chairman of Pallium India, S. Somanath, Distinguished Scientist & Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO and Tejas Sura, Member – Board of Directors, PMI amongst other dignitaries.

The one day conference themed, Transformation Made Possible By A Project Manager, emphasized on how skilled project managers can transform organizations to the next level by being future-ready and help to ensure sustainability and deliver better business results for higher impact on the region and eventually the country’s economy.

Commenting on the conference, Dr. Krishnakumar T I, President, PMI Kerala Chapter, said, “We are delighted to have hosted the 5th PMI India Project Management Regional Conference 2019. The conference put the focus on the vital role that project leaders will play in achieving the vision of their organization, state, and also of the nation. In this age of disruption, it is imperative to create awareness and build an understanding on the future role of project managers. With that in background, the event provided a great opportunity for project practitioners to listen to valuable insights from industry leaders catering to aerospace, healthcare, start-up, education, soft skills, and social sector.”

“Organisations the world over – from public and private businesses to non-profits and government agencies – are grappling with the effects of disruptive technologies. Not surprisingly, we are also seeing the role of the project leader expand to be one of an innovator, a strategic advisor, communicator, big thinker, and versatile manager. In this new professional reality, project leaders — regardless of their title — must continue to demonstrate the competencies that form PMI’s Talent Triangle® viz. technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management skills. At the same time, organisations also need project leaders with an ability to learn and keep pace with technology.” said Tejas Sura, Member – Board of Directors, PMI.

Visionary speakers from different sectors attended the conference, shared their views on the changing trends across diverse industries and the necessary skills to be adopted in order to counter digital disruption. Some of the keynote speakers of the conference included Sohan Roy, Award Winning Hollywood Film Director, CEO & Founder of Aries Group of Companies, Prakash Ramachandran, CTO of Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd. (Byju’s), Tathagat Varma, Ex-Defense Scientist, Antarctic Researcher, Software Executive, Product Leader and Technologist, Commander S Sanooj, Indian Navy, Chief Inspector of Naval Armament(CINA), Nanda Kishore N. Vice President and Global Delivery Head – Wipro Technologies Limited, Tiffany Brar, Social activist, Inclusion, Disability rights and Advocacy, Val Gray, Expert in Defining, Assessing and Managing Behaviours, Subramanian Narayanan, Road safety evangelist and a transformer and Anita Peter, CEO and Principal Facilitator – Persona Script.