Preliminary Agenda: Monday 26 November, 2018

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:15

Opening remarks: George Merguerian, Senior Partner, Global Business Management Consultants

  Keynote Presentations

09:15 – 09:45

IT Governance, Project & Portfolio Management - the applied perspective.
Sakis Maraslis, Deputy Head of Unit-Digit A.1, Customers, Communications and Governance, European Commission

09:45 – 10:15

MSF: a 5-year journey implementing an activist PMO in an activist organization.
Robin Vincent-Smith, Programme, Change and Knowledge Manager, MSF

   Parallel Sessions - Workshops

 

STREAM 1

STREAM 2

STREAM 3

10:15 – 11:45

Strengths and weaknesses of the ‘notorious’ Risk Matrix: One size does not fit all.

Ilias Katsagounos, Training Manager , e-training & communications, European Security and Defense College

Managing the critical success factors of project management.

Nicos Kourounakis

Practicing deep listening, an effective communication tool for conflict resolution 

Themis Gkion, Learning Experience Architect, Flow Athens

11:45 – 12:15

Coffee break and networking

12:15 – 13:45

A chameleon without borders - helping MSF to become a learning organization.

Robin Vincent-Smith, Programme, Change and Knowledge Manager, MSF

The Agile Toolbox: 3 agile techniques.

Apostolis Apladas, Software Architect and IT Project Manager

 

Advanced collaboration techniques for a team that rocks!

Theodore Moulos, CEO, GrowthRocks, ViralLoops

13:45 – 15:00

Lunch break 

  Keynote Presentation

15:00 – 15:30

How to say ‘This is crap’ in different languages.

Mike Robbs, Business English & Communications Coach, Hellenic American Union

  Parallel Sessions - Workshops

15:30 – 17:00

Benefits management

George Merguerian, Senior Partner, Global Business Management Consultants

Blockchain essentials - an Application to project management

Sorin Cristescu, Blockchain Competence Centre Leader at European Commission (DIGIT)

 

Professional Virtues for Performance: The CAVE Approach© A virtues-based management approach

Anastasia Moira, Performance Improvement Practitioner

17:00 – 17:15

Coffee break and networking

  Keynote Presentation

17:15 – 17:45

Enhanced business support for Business Analysis & Portfolio Management using sophisticated tools.

John Warring - Programme Manager & Corporate Projects Officer, European Defense Agency

17.45 – 18:00

Closing Remarks: George Merguerian, Senior Partner, Global Business Management Consultants