Preliminary Agenda: Monday 26 November, 2018

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:15

Opening remarks

  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





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

Advanced collaboration techniques for a team that rocks!

Theodore Moulos, CEO, GrowthRocks, ViralLoops

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


Practicing deep listening, an effective communication tool for conflict resolution 

Themis Gkion, Learning Experience Architect, Flow Athens

13:45 – 15:00

Lunch break 

  Keynote Presentation

15:00 – 15:30

Is there value in project management in a production environment?

Rocio Davilla, BPO Program Management System, AGC Automotive Europe

  Parallel Sessions - Workshops

15:30 – 17:00

Benefits management

George Merguerian, Senior Partner, Global Business Management Consultants

Blockchain essentials - an Application to project management

Speaker: TBA

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