ProjectTalks Asia Pac

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A virtual event offering cutting-edge education and inspiration to project managers of all levels from all industries.

4 speakers | 20 minutes each


Includes access to the event recording for 30-days!

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ProjectTalks Asia Pac qualifies for 2 PDUs:

1 Leadership and 1 Business/Strategy – claimed under Category B – self-directed learning.

Program at a Glance

  • 9:30 am (AEST) – “Doors” open, virtual coffee and snacks
  • 10:00 am – Welcome and introductions
  • 10:10 am – 12:00 pm – Presentations, prize draws and announcements.
  • 12:00 pm – Event wrap-up

Registration Includes

  • 30-day access to the full event recording.
  • 30-day complimentary pass to – a new web portal featuring 60+ video and audio files containing project management education and inspiration.

ProjectTalks Asia Pac

In This Age of Relentless Challenges, We Need Innovation and We Need Our Heroes
John Katsiris, Founder, Chief Innovation Alchemist, Director, MYbrainwave

Riding the Rollercoaster of Project Execution: Creating a Culture of Delivery
Dr. Alicia Aitken, Head of Investment Management & Delivery at ANZ

The Top 3 Skills PMs Need to Re-Skill and Succeed Tomorrow
Stuart Mort, CTO – Cyber Security & ICT Customer Solutions, OPTUS

The Strategic Mindset – For Your Organization, Your Career and Your Life
David Barrett, President, Solutions Network Ltd.

Program Details for ProjectTalks Asia Pac

In this Age of Challenges ProjectTalks Asia Pac

In This Age of Relentless Challenges, We Need Innovation and We Need Our Heroes

When it comes to Innovation your Project Manager is your Unsung Hero. Too often we have that creative idea, that excitement and that influence to get the idea noticed, but when you don’t have a savvy individual that can frame the value, mixed with business sense and the skill to show how to make it real by actually knowing how to deliver the results then you just have a dream. Whether you’re DC or Marvel, you still need a hero …that hero is your PM. Idea without delivery is a dream…Who will you trust to deliver? Who will you trust to make it real?

Top 3 Skills ProjectTalks Asia Pac

The Top 3 Skills PMs Need to Re-Skill and Succeed Tomorrow

  • Be Strategic
  • Learn Cyber
  • Understand the Business

Strategy in Business is a living thing, it needs to align with the risks the organisation faces in an ever-changing landscape. Organisations need people that can navigate the challenges, understand the impacts to business and be trusted to execute effectively. Stuart will show how focusing on these 3 areas will move the needle in favour of you and your organisation.

Riding the RollerCoaster ProjectTalks Asia Pac

Riding the Rollercoaster of Project Execution: Creating a Culture of Delivery

Project work is fast paced, action oriented, at times exciting and others bitterly disappointing. There is a rollercoaster of emotions that come with a life dedicated to the pursuit of project execution. So how in today’s modern day of work do we create a culture of project execution that is both rewarding and safe for our people? Alicia will share her experiences with create project execution cultures in two very different environments, telecommunications, and banking.

The Strategic Mindset ProjectTalks Africa

The Strategic Mindset – For Your Organization, Your Career and Your Life

Strategic planning is now a part of the PMI’s Talent Triangle – now identified as a critical component to our current and future roles. However, reading and hearing is one thing but how many of us can practice strategic planning and execution? ALL OF US.

This session will show us how strategic planning is a key to our success at work but, as well, to our careers and our lives. We will learn how to create a solid plan for any of the three legs and we will leave with the start to our own Professional Strategic Plans.

Speakers for ProjectTalks Asia Pac

John Katsiris

John Katsiris

Founder, Chief Innovation Alchemist, Director, MYbrainwave

John Katsiris is a trusted advisor and has passionately assisted organisations to focus on capability development and delivering to strategic objectives. He is a seasoned executive, technology guide, public speaker, project and program manager, management consultant, engineer, educator, and coach.

John has worked in the areas of Innovation, Business Analysis and Project and Portfolio Management within Professional Services, Telco, Finance, IT, Computer/ Electronics and Manufacturing Industries for over 20 years and has personally worked with 100s of organisations.

A 3rd of John’s career was spent with IBM in state-of-the-art manufacturing, new product development and leadership roles in Asia Pacific. John was also the founding Chairman of the International Institute of Business Analysis in Australia and spent 5 years on the board of the Project Management Institute in Sydney Australia.

Stuart Mort (LLM  M.Inst.ISP MAICD)

Stuart Mort (LLM M.Inst.ISP MAICD)

CTO – Cyber Security & ICT Customer Solutions at Optus

Stuart has 25 years of experience working in Security, from Special Duties operational work with the British Government through to heading an international security consultancy team, and then spending 12 years as Oracle’s Global Vice President of Information Security, a Global CISO role with the group reporting as a fully independent line of business to President-level with full cross-corporate oversight. In his Optus CTO role, Stuart brings extensive experience to help Optus partner with our customers as a subject matter expert, trusted advisor and thought leader to aid in addressing the security threats of today and tomorrow. Stuart also leads the ICT Customer Solutions group for Optus, which includes highly skilled

Enterprise Architects, Cloud experts and Solution Architects who deliver leading-edge architectural designs across Customer Experience and Employee Experience environments. He is also the Executive sponsor of Optus’s multimillion-dollar University partnerships and start-up programs.

As well as being a keen triathlete, having represented Australia at Age Group Level at the World Championships, Stuart is a Full Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Master of Laws and has served as an Expert Witness in a variety of Court cases.

Dr. Alicia Aitken

Dr. Alicia Aitken

Head of Investment Management & Delivery at ANZ

The Investment Management and Delivery Office is responsible for managing the strategic planning, prioritisation, allocation, and ongoing management of ANZ’s investments.

Prior to her role at ANZ Alicia held the position of Chief Project Officer for Telstra, where she led the organisation’s journey to establish project management as a stand- alone capability separate from IT, business, and engineering skills.

Alicia spent several years as CEO, Human Systems International acquired by the Project Management Institute. Her experience ranges through several industries including Telecommunications, Banking & Finance, Defence & Aerospace, Pharmaceutical, Engineering & Construction, Mining, Oil & Gas and Government.

Alicia is the chairperson for the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM). She holds a PhD in project management and psychology with a particular focus on how project managers cope with stress and a Bachelor of Business.

David Barrett

David Barrett

President, Solutions Network Ltd.

David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 5 books and education advisor. He specializes in helping people and organizations Manage the Uncertainty by creating healthy projects and strategies. David’s career includes the creation and directing of a conference business, training company, software development firm, speaker bureau, and most recently a TED-style event series for project professionals across North America.

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