Mumbai: PMI Chennai Chapter, hosted its largest Project Management Conference, #SANGAMAM19 on Sunday, 17th November 2019 in Hotel Hilton, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The theme of the conference this year was “Agility & Innovation: Ingredients for Project Success”. PMI members who hold PMI certifications were awarded 6 PDUs for attending this event.
The aim of the conference was to bring industry stalwarts from different spheres on one platform to share insights on successful project execution and efficient delivery for sustainable business results through agile practices. The one-day conference witnessed participation from 400+ professionals from various sectors. The conference was a platform to discuss strategies on how to transform organizations, jointly visualize future technologies and use a holistic approach to project management, one that includes a culture for innovation and agile techniques, enables flexibility and the use of the right approach for the right project is an essential strategic competence.
Commenting on the conference, Syed Nazir Razik, President, PMI Chennai Chapter said, “This year marked the 8th edition of our PMI Chennai Chapter annual conference. The conference provides a platform to come together, discuss the various trends in project management and offer suitable solutions. It gave us an opportunity to interact with our members, partners and to share views on important topics. I would like to extend my gratitude to all the stakeholders and volunteers for their continued participation and support.”
Some of the renowned keynote speakers at the conference were Mr. Sudhanshu Mani, Ex-GM – Indian Railways, ICF, Chennai and Chief Architect, ‘Train 18’, Ms. Mythreyee Ganapathy, Director – Program Management, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft, Mr. Sameer Chavan, Sr. Director and Design Head, Flipkart, Ms. Chittu Nagarajan, MD, Contract Wrangler (India), Founder CREK ODR, Mr. Ranjan Malik, Innovation specialist, speaker and writer, jury of Indian Design Council and Founder of Primalise , Mr. Amar Babu, Vice President – Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo, Dr. P.V. Venkitakrishnan, Director, Capacity Building Program Office, ISRO and Mr. C.K. Kumaravel, Co-founder, Groom India Salon & Spa Pvt Ltd.
In addition, there was a Big Debate (panel discussion) on the topic of “Agility & Innovation: Organizational driven or Individually led” that included distinguished panelists Mr. Padmanabhan Sundaram, Mr. Krishnan Naganathan, Ms. Eva James, Mr. Naved Narayan and Mr. Balajee Rajaram.