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Project Management Symposium


11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium:
Disruptive Leadership in a Global Economy

August 17-18, 2017

The Premier Project Management Conference for Organizations and Professionals in North Texas and Beyond

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Next Gen Project Management: Agile and Beyond

August 19, 2017

This special Saturday session will focus on the benefits of working to get the next generation of project management professionals identified and supported to take on the legacy of our profession. Come with an open mind, and leave with action items to get you started.

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  • 2017 Keynote Speakers
  • Track Room Presenters
  • Previous Symposiums

2017 Keynote Speakers

Peter Eckert

The Empathetic PM

Peter Eckert
Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Projekt 202

J. Davidson Frame

PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession®

J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP
PMI Fellow Director, 2017 PMI Board of Directors

Anne M. Guevara

Disruptive Leadership in a Global Economy: Reflections of an Expatriate Program Manager

Anne M. Guevara
Proposal Director JSTARS Campaign, Raytheon Company

Keith Thurgood

Defeating the Status quo…Why leaders matter

Keith Thurgood, Ph.D
Clinical Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas

Speakers have been selected for the 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium.

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Previous Symposiums

  • 2016 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    Nellson Burns
    Vice President, Information Technology HollyFrontier
    Eric Stettler
    Partner, A.T. Kearney
    Building a Strategic PMO: How HollyFrontier Accelerated Their Corporate Growth Strategy Using Industry Best Practices

    James Snyder, MD, PhD
    Founder, Project Management Institute
    Reflections on the History of Project Management and the Project Management Institute

    Karen Nocket
    Vice President, Enterprise Services
    Toyota Motors North America
    Practical Basics for Standing Up A Project

    Eric Bennett, CFA, CPA
    Executive Director, Brain Performance Institute
    Your Brain Performance

  • 2015 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    David Hudson, FAIM, MAIPM, MIPMA CCPD
    Vice President IPMA
    The Human Capital Challenge for Projects

    Don Kennerly, MD, PhD
    Kennerly Healthcare Solutions
    What Patient Safety Can Teach about Program Development and Project Management

    William A Moylan, PhD, PMP
    Associate Professor – Construction Management at Eastern Michigan University

    Capturing the Value of Project Management

    Nikunj Nirmal, Director (IT) & Shadow Board Member
    Tech Mahindra
    Agile and DevOpsTransformation

    Vince Yauger, AIA, PMP
    Resident Construction Manager / UT System OFPC
    Building the Next-Gen University

  • 2014 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    Ron Patterson
    Assistant City Manager
    Public-Private Partnerships Create Opportunity
    Case in Point: A Multi-Use Events Center, High School Sports Facility, Cowboys Practice Facility and Headquarters: Achieving more than the sum of their parts

    Wes Hargrove
    senior vice president and chief information officer, 7-Eleven, Inc.
    Continuous Improvement at 7-Eleven, Inc.

    Michael DePrisco
    VP of Academic & Education Programs – PMI
    Pulse of the Profession

    Andrew Bragg
    Chief executive (APM),Vice-President (IPMA)
    The Value of Project Professionalism

    David Harvey
    Senior Director of Network Planning and Performance, Southwest Airlines
    Leading Change at Southwest Airlines

  • 2013 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    Russell Zapalac
    Chief Planning and Project Officer
    Texas Department of Transportation

    CJ Walker Waite
    Director, Project Management Institute
    Demonstrating the Value of Project Managment

    Jesus Martinez Almela
    Vice President for Education
    International Project Management Association
    Local, Regional and Global Cultural Impact on Stakeholder Engagement

    Walter Jones
    Senior Vice President Parkland Hospital System
    Mike Candler, PMP, TCDD, LEED AP
    Project Manager, TEECOM
    The New Parkland Hospital IT Implementation Project

    Sean Goff,
    Managing Director CBRE
    Christine Seay
    Senior Financial Analyst CBRE
    Quantifying Value Creation for Our Clients

  • 2012 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    Robert Rausch, Developing Project Manager Measuring Capacity Metrics

    Lewis Gedansky, Project Management for Distributed Teams, Building Success Across Borders

    Stacy Goff, Tomorrow’s Five Greatest PM Challenges That We Must Solve Today

    Mark Penny, Risks in High Profile and Technical Construction Projects

  • 2011 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    Andy Rittler and John Hagan, LBJ Express Project
    The LBJ Express Project

    Bruce Gnade, Ph.D.
    UT Dallas NSERL Building Project
    Building Momentum: The UT Dallas NSERL Project

    Shirley Edwards, PMI
    Project Management as a Strategic Competency

    Roberto Mori, IPMA
    Human Factors: Which Key to Project Success?

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