Daryl Crockett is CEO of ValidDatum, COO of Eclypses Data Privacy and Security Expert Data Migration, Validation, Governance Thought Leader 21 years in business, women-owned Board of Directors, ECCMA.org – Shaping and implementing data quality standards globally ISO Chair 22745: 35 on Data Quality Patent Holder in Data Migration / Validation Lean Six Sigma, Perdue Certified ISO 8000 Master Data Quality Manager Former CFO of a NASDAQ Company ...
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Dave has a particular passion for predictable, repeatable, and consistent software development, and fell in love with Scrum when he adopted it over 11 years ago. He’s since refined the process with his teams and has traveled the world, speaking to thousands of software professionals about a variety of agile topics. Dave is the author of The Epic Guide to Agile: More Business Value on a Predictable Schedule with Scrum. Dave is founder and CEO of Ascendle, a Boston-based firm that leverages Microsoft technologies to build web and mobile apps for the world’s leading companies. Learn more about Dave on ...
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David Barrett is the National Program Director for the Centre of Excellence in Project Management at the Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University. He is the founder and Co-Program Director (with Doug Land) of the Masters Certificate in Project Management at The University of Winnipeg. David is also a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 5 books and education advisor.   He specializes in helping people and organizations ‘Manage the Uncertainty’ by creating healthy projects and strategies ...
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Ed Evarts is the Founder and President of Excellius Leadership Development, a leadership development organization focused on coaching mid- to senior-level executives and their teams in corporate environments. He has held leadership roles at Iron Mountain, the (former) Federated Department Stores, and the (former) May Department Stores. Ed holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and received a Certificate in Applied Project Management from Boston University.  He is a qualified administrator of, the Leadership Versatility 360 Index, the Benchmarks 360 assessment from the Center for Creative Leadership, the EQi Emotional Intelligence assessment, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict ...
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Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, TEDx speaker, #1 Amazon bestselling author, former nationally syndicated columnist, contributing writer to CIO.com, technologist, and a research advisor for International Data Corporation (IDC).   Prior to his current role, Eric was a senior IT executive at various firms such as Fidelity Investments, Monster.com and Independence Investments. Eric is also the Past President of National Speakers Association New England, Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), and the author of various books, including: Office Influence: Get What You Want from The Mailroom to the Boardroom Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of ...
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Gina Abudi is President of Abudi Consulting Group, LLC., a woman-owned small business. As lead facilitator, consultant and change leader, Gina has led a number of strategic projects with mid- to large, global clients. She has created and owns the IP to over 60 workshops focused on critical skills development, management and leadership training which she delivers to a number of global clients. Gina is the lead author of Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects: Six Steps to Success (J Ross Publishing, 2015) and the author of Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach (J Ross Publishing, 2017) ...
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Professor Greiman is an international scholar and expert in the fields of International Law and Development, Megaproject Management and Finance, and National Cyber Security Law and Governance. She teaches and conducts research at Boston University and holds academic and advisory positions at Harvard Law School and served on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Carr Center for Human Rights. She was a teaching fellow and visiting scholar at Universities in Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Hungary, Spain and the UK, and served as a diplomatic official and legal counsel to the U.S. Department of State and USAID in Eastern and ...
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James McKim is an Organizational Igniter. Over his 30+ year career, he has helped small and large organizations in many industries to spark efficiency and growth through the aligning of people, process, and technology. He excels at bridging business and technology quickly assessing the “big picture” of a situation, identifying Critical Success Factors, prioritizing solutions, and bringing a project management disciplined approach to implementation. Recognized by organizations such as Atd, Brandon Hall, Bersin Associates, Axelos, and PMI, he is dedicated to creating win-win situations between organizations and their employees. Mr. McKim has a deep understanding of current trends in the ...
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Since 2003, as a principal of JP Stewart Associates, Jim has been engaged in multiple endeavors including consulting, training and mentoring. A PMP since 2001 and Certified Scrum Master since 2013, he provides PMP Prep training both in public and private in-house sessions. In consulting, he frequently contributes by helping organizations increase their project maturity. He recently consulted to a financial services firm to help them set up a project management office and received his IC-Agile coaching certificate Jim is on the PM advisory board of a training organization called MindEdge, Inc. and is co-author of the book, “Facilitating Project ...
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Marie Bankuti, PMP, PCC, CPCC is a professionally certified Leadership & Team Development Coach, Trainer, and founder of Tether Free Vision Inc. Her career is built on a commitment to excellence, integrity, and continuous learning; and her passion is assisting leaders and teams in bringing their very best to their work, while creating engaged and productive working relationships. Marie works with leaders to identify their unique strengths, define their own success, and step into action, while creating their own leadership style with heart and intentional impact. She also works with teams to increase productivity and positivity, by developing awareness on ...
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A forward-thinking leader and strategist, Mélanie St. James is the Chief Experience Officer at The Co8 Group, a company focused on bringing digital transformation and self-sustaining improvement through cultural assessment, alignment and skills development. Her ability to seamlessly integrate Service Design, User Experience with Design Thinking allows for the rapid alignment of customer and business needs while her expertise in facilitation and team development create high performing, cross-functional team able to deliver high value products and services ...
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As an Agile Leadership Expert and Executive Coach, Michael’s initiatives with one Fortune 100 company are saving over $12 million in program costs, with completion dates more than a year ahead of schedule. Michael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is an enterprise lean-DevOps-agile expert; known for his passion, creativity and innovation; His Masters in Engineering and, training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. Michael inspires people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit. The author of ten books on influence, consumer experience, and Agile project management, Michael delivers practical ...
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Rich Maltzman, PMP, recently retired from a 40-year career in the telecom industry, with the last 30 years in a Global PMO role. He’s currently a Senior Lecturer at Boston University, developing and teaching classes in Project Management and Qualitative & Quantitative Decision Making. Rich is the co-founder of EarthPM, LLC, a company devoted to integrating sustainability thinking into project management. Rich has presented on Sustainability, Project Meetings, and PM Competency in Italy, Malaysia, South Africa, Costa Rica, China, and North America. Published Works (co-authored):  Green Project Management (2011 – Winner of PMI’s Cleland Award for Literature) Project Workflow Management: ...
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An innovative and engaging leader, Rob Frohman is the founder and CEO of The Co8 Group, a company focused on enabling organizations to deliver products efficiently, with quality and predictability. Rob blends his experience in software engineering, product development, agile and lean practice, leadership and management consulting to bring alignment to complicated environments so teams can focus on building and delivering great products. You can often find Rob at his meetup, Kendall Square Agilists Meetup, in Cambridge, MA ...
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Yelena Okonechnikova has over two decades of experience in the software industry as an engineer and program manager and holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Computer Science, and a Master in Business Administration. With extensive technical skills, high business acumen, and a global mind-set, Yelena has a unique perspective on how to deal with today’s challenges faced by technology project managers. Yelena has profound expertise in traditional and agile methodologies, business analysis and risk management. She holds PMP and PMI-ACP certifications from the Project Management Institute. Currently, Yelena works for a Fortune 500 company managing global ...
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