PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter Hosts 7th Edition of Project Management Regional Conference 2021 in South Asia


Pune: Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading association for project professionals and changemakers, Pune-Deccan India Chapter recently hosted the seventh Project Management Regional Conference 2021 (PMRC21) in a virtual format on May 29 and 30, 2021. Based on the theme ‘Digital Project Management: New Horizons. New Strategies’, the two-day virtual conference offered participants the opportunity to explore the right skills, tools and techniques that can help them and their organizations become future ready.


The virtual conference brought together visionaries and subject matter experts who shared their views on the mission-critical capabilities the new age project manager must have, with a particular focus on technology-enabled project management effectiveness. They also focused on how PMI is empowering changemakers with the requisite skills to propel growth of their career and the organizations.


The exciting agenda topics included: How Digitalization Impacts Project Management – Oil & Gas; To Lead is to Serve your Team; The Changing Skill Sets of Project Managers; Ethical Considerations in Data and AI for Project Management; and much more.


While talking about the importance of adopting the right mix of technology and project management skills, Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Managing Director, PMI South Asia said, “Digital project management has become a necessity in today’s times. It has added a whole new segment to a project manager’s must-have skills, particularly related to the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve project performance. PMI is making great strides in enabling digital project management for professionals and organizations alike with offerings like PMI Citizen Developer™, Wicked Problem Solving®, and Organizational Transformation. This year’s virtual edition of PMI Project Management Regional Conference 2021 brought together visionaries and subject matter experts who re-defined the paradigms for changemakers to get future-ready.”


Mr. Jay Dholakia, Conference Chair and President, PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter said, “Today, many organizations have adopted digital transformation to enhance their businesses and have benefited from it. As new technologies and business models emerge, it is critical for project managers to adapt to these changes effectively. The seventh edition of the PMI Project Management Regional Conference highlighted new technology trends, strategies to adopt them effectively, and provided new-age project managers the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in digital project management.”


The speakers at the conference included globally renowned business leaders, industry experts, and leading practitioners from across industries sharing their insights on the evolving technology landscape and the need for a collaborative approach to achieve holistic success in digital project management. Conference speakers included Tony Appleby, MBA, CDir, PMP, Chair, PMI Board of Directors and Managing Director, Project Strategy Consulting Group; Antonio Nieto Rodriguez, Author and a leading expert in project management and strategy implementation; Stephanie Hoogenbergen, Managing Director, Credit Suisse; Sarah Gadd, Global Head of Data and Artificial Intelligence Solutions, Credit Suisse; Candice Wyatt, PMP, PMI-ACP, Director of Project Management, Red Door Interactive; Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, Director, SPM Foundation and Founder Director, Atma Darshan Pvt Ltd & Chanakya Aanvikshiki Pvt Ltd; Vinayak Marathe, Consultant, O&M Excellence; Vishwas Mahajan, Founder –; Sandeep Kumar, Managing Director, Product Dossier and Luis Seabra Coelho, Project management expert – speaker, volunteer and professional.


The speakers from PMI included, Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Managing Director, PMI South Asia; Jay Dholakia, Conference Chair and President, PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter; and Rinoo Rajesh, Conference Director and COO and Vice President, PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter.


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