KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 
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Gilbert Silvius

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands

Gilbert Silvius (1963) is considered a leading expert in the field of sustainability in project management and is a frequent and inspirational speaker on project management and sustainability events. He is active at over a dozen universities across Europe and is a visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. As a practitioner, Gilbert has over 25 years’ experience in organizational change and IT projects and is a member of the international enable2change network of project management experts. He has published several books and numerous studies and articles. Gilbert holds a PhD degree in information sciences from Utrecht University and masters’ degrees in economics and business administration. He is also a certified project manager, scrum master and product owner.  

 

Inga Popovaitė

Researcher, KTU SHMMF

Inga Popovaite has a PhD in sociology from the University of Iowa. She studies small group dynamics in places that resemble long term space flight conditions (space analogs). Dr. Popovaite conducted her dissertation research at the Mars Desert Research Station, a space analog facility in Utah (USA). In her work, Inga uses mixed methodology and explores gender, emotions, and status in groups that live and work together for a period of time. Currently Dr. Popovaite is a researcher at Kaunas University of Technology and a recipient of Marius Jakulis Jason Foundation scholarship.  

 

Read more about her research at https://popovaite.com/.

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Joel Carboni

Founder of GPMCo-author of Sustainable Project Management, an Amazon bestsellerSustainability Leader of the Year for 2021 by CEO Today Magazine 

Dr. Carboni is a leading authority on sustainable project management.  He is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Environment. He has over 24 years’ experience in portfolio, program and project management—spanning government, finance, big five consulting, manufacturing and education.

He is a frequent speaker at project management and sustainability symposiums, congresses and conferences all over the globe and has worked in over 50 countries advancing sustainable development where he has honed his skills in international business.  He is the President Emeritus of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) in the United States, and member of the Global advisory board. He is also the founder of GPM (Green Project Management) and a visiting professor at Skema Business School (France and Brazil Campuses) among others. 

Joel is also the GPM representative to the United Nations Global Compact where he was a founding signatory of the UN’s Business for Peace Initiative & Anti-Corruption call to action, a contributing framer of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs), and is one of only fourteen listed supporting organizers of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education Program (PRiME). 

He is the architect of the PRiSM™ project delivery methodology, the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management. And has authored training programs on Green and Sustainable Project Management that are currently offered in over 145 countries through professional training providers, business associations, and universities. 

Laila Faridoon

CEO, Looking Forward Consultancy

Miss Laila Faridoon is a thought leader, public speaker and author. She is specialized in business and digital consulting services with deep expertise in innovation, project and corporate management with 20 years of experience (Executive Director of Chairman Office in Dubai RTA for the past 13 years). She is the founder & CEO of Looking Forward Consultancy, specialized in business, projects and digital management and transformation. She has a strong mix of technology and business skills. She is passionate about challenging the status quo, leveraging science and technology for the good of the humanity. In addition of being a big advocate for Women in STEM through her different roles and endeavors.

She has been chosen in 2019 as an ambassador of a goodwill by the League of Arab Organization.

Ms. Faridoon has extensive experience in boards management, she served in many regional and international boards with different roles: PMI UAE Chapter (President), Dubai International Project Management Forum (President), Hamdan Award for innovation in Project Management (General Secretary), RTA board of directors (General Secretary), UITP Centre of excellence (Board member) and Dubai Quality Group (board member).

She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and pursuing her PhD currently in the field of Big Data Analytics in King’s College London.

She has done extensive work experience in the areas of corporate management, project management & Innovation and has left an incredible mark of difference in the field of Project Management by contributing to large projects and principles of next generation project management in EMEA region.

She is a public speaker in the field of leadership, project management and digital transformation. She has presented several topics at top conferences across the world, and her sessions at conferences have been rated highly, as she engages audiences in her unique style delivering messages on how to succeed in business with management tips.

She has authored a book “Looking Forward To the Bright Side” that is based on her own journey in life and gives you a guide on how to transform your life to the one that you want.

Ms. Faridoon has received several awards, the latest being the Middle East Woman Leader in Corporate Management Excellence.

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SPEAKERS

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Americo Pinto

Founder and Chair, PMO Global Alliance

Americo Pinto is one of the world's leading experts on PMOs and actively influences the global PMO community, leading innovative global initiatives and creating and sharing advanced knowledge. He has over 25 years of international experience as an Executive and Consultant in PMO, Project Management, and Strategy. Americo is the Founder of the PMO Global Alliance, the world's largest community of PMOs and PMO Professionals. He is a Professor at renowned universities, international Speaker, Researcher, and author of five books on PMOs and project management. Americo is a Ph.D. candidate at the Rennes School of Business in France and was recently awarded the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award. 

 
 
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TaJuanna M. Taylor

Founder & Principal Consultant of Bootstrap Dreams, LLC

With over 15 years of demonstrated consulting expertise, TaJuanna has a well-earned reputation for her ability to cultivate and mobilize a business vision and team. She has real-world experience in small business and state government administration, and has received over 9 unsolicited awards for leadership, social impact, contribution, exemplary service, and implementation. TaJuanna also carries the globally recognized credential of certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).  

As the founder and Principal Consultant of Bootstrap Dreams, LLC, TaJuanna is all about integrating and accelerating business ease. She shows overwhelmed business owners how to stop doing it all themselves, lead with a clear action strategy, and confidently hire virtual professionals so the business can grow and scale.  

TaJuanna believes it’s imperative to inspire impact over image among professional women. She is dedicated to the execution of innovative dreams and hiring quality teams to experience better business. TaJuanna is a public speaker and the co-author of the Amazon best seller: “Say Yes Everyday: Thrive Thursday”. Faith, exploration, journeying through motherhood, and doing life in community are other life gifts of TaJuanna’s fulfillmen.

 
 
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Skirmantė Ušurliakienė

Senior Portfolio and Project Manager, AB SEB bankas

Skirmantė is an experienced Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in IT, IT consultancy and financial sector. Currently she is working as Senior Portfolio and Project Manager at SEB Baltics, leading major projects throughout the region.

Artūras Kuliešas

Synchronisation Programme Manager, LITGRID AB

Arturas Kuliesas (PMP, PgMP) is an experienced project and program manager since 2002, the Member of the Board of Lithuanian Project Management Association, lecturer and trainer specialized in projects, programs, quality and risk management.


Arturas has led multi-million euro projects and programs for international banking, IT and energy sectors.

He is also the Partnership Associate Professor at Vilnius University Business School.

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Monika Martinsson

CPO and co-founder, Deedster

Monika holds a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics, from Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). She spent 12 years in the global capital markets industry, working with high-end trading software solutions and managing growing teams in EMEA. In 2016, she and three colleagues founded Deedster - a technology platform that use data, insights, and gamification to engage individuals and corporates to accelerate their efforts to halting climate change.

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Arūnė Matelytė

Manager of GovTech Lab Lithuania

Arūnė is leading GovTech Lab in Lithuania, a team in public sector that helps governmental institutions work together with innovative startups and companies in solving the most pressing social and public sector challenges. Arūnė has been working on setting up the GovTech Lab since its inception in 2019 and with the help of enthusiastic team has placed GovTech on the strategic national agenda for Lithuania. 

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Audrius Rutkauskas

Sustainability Officer, AB SEB bankas

Audrius has exposure to a variety of different industries: from one of the biggest supply chain companies in the world, London-based startup, Lithuanian government to banking sector. He has experienced different roles as well: from analyst, customer success lead, to innovation center manager and now his current position as Sustainability officer. His areas of interest and passions intersect between innovation, sustainability, business development and human psychology. He is currently most fascinated by transition to green economy and how such phenomena affect businesses around the globe.

 
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Liudas Galdikas

BIM / VDC Manager, UAB Baltic Engineers

  • BIM / VDC manager at "BE LIVE" (new name of “Baltic Engineers”) responsible for digital and sustainable design, construction and asset management in existing and newly constructed buildings 

  • more than 10 years of experience in designing and coordinating sustainable projects  

  • projects: Continental Industry 4.0 standard factory in Kaunas, PC Žali Balsiai, PC IKEA in Riga, August and Ko Širvintose - the first certified BREEAM very good factory in LT. 

  • Member of Architects Association of Lithuania, Lithuania Green Building Council (LGBC), lector at NT Academy (LNTPA) 

 

This is not the final speakers' list. We expect to have all speakers confirmed by the end of July. 

 

Auksė Žukauskienė

Partner, UAB “Ernst & Young Baltic” 

Aukse is a rounded senior HR professional, with more than 20 years corporate experience in Philip Morris International (PMI), Barclays & SBA Group both in Lithuania & internationally.  

Since 2022 setting up EY Workforce Advisory Practice in the Baltic States – helping enterprises to maximize their potential and future ambition through people and organizational transformation. 

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BECOME A SPEAKER

 
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Do you want to become a speaker in our PM & PMO conference BRIDGE

The Conference will take place in Vilnius on the 22 September this year and the announced topic is Sustainable Project Management. We seek energetic and professional candidates to share their knowledge and experience on diverse sustainability angles as well as keeping the track of Projectized-Digitized-Connected.

If interested do not hesitate to contact PMU Co-Founder and Head of Content Edita Kemzūraitė, PMP, PMO-CP for more information via LinkedIn or e-mail: edita@pmconference.org