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Michael Coleman

Michal is the Global Program Manager for Project Management Learning responsible for ensuring that the right learning is available to any IBMer who needs to develop their PM skills. He has worked in Learning since 2010 and prior to that spent 22 years working in a wide range of technical and managerial roles in IBM’s Software development organization.

Before joining IBM he studied Mathematics at the University of Oxford and, in addition to his role in learning, is IBM’s university relationship manager responsible for nurturing and developing links and collaboration between IBM and Oxford.

Mark Kozak-Holland

Mark is a successful certified practicing consultant and project manager (PMP, IPMA-D, Cert.APM) with over 32 years’ experience in field of IT. He specializes in helping organizations evaluate how emerging technologies can impact their business. Mark puts a different spin on complex business problems by applying lessons from history. In his book series, Lessons-from-History, he uses relevant historical case studies to examine how projects and emerging technologies of the past solved complex problems. Mark believes that history has great relevance in business today. A good analogy helps to simplify, frame and put today’s complex projects into context. It builds up a better understanding and enhances reader retention. Mark has recently completed a PhD with the Salford Business School at the University of Salford (UK) and is a regular guest lecturer at a number of universities.

Mark developed the Lessons-from-History series as he is very passionate about history and sees its potential use as an education tool in business today.

Mark delivers seminars and workshop for project managers, business professionals, and decision makers, and routinely speaks at conferences, chapter meeting, and at organizations and businesses.

Stefan Bossuwé

Being passionate about business analysis, Stefan Bossuwé founded together with a small group of business analysis enthusiasts the IIBA® Brussels Chapter (covering Belgium and Luxembourg) in 2009, where he got appointed as Chairman.

He has followed several business analysis trainings, including the indispensable ‘Mastering the Requirements Process’ workshops (Volere), given by Suzanne and James Robertson. Stefan became in 2012 the very first Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) in Belgium and Luxembourg. He has got more than 25 years of experience in various roles and in a wide range of different business domains.

Stefan firmly believes in the importance of business analysis and spends much of his time in promoting the business analysis profession. Besides sharing his knowledge and experience as a speaker at various conferences and seminars throughout Europe, he also assists organisations in increasing their maturity on business analysis: coaching business analysts, introducing and deploying methodologies & best practices, and so on …

Michał Hałas

TRIZ Champion & Project Management trainer in GRUPA ODITK. He sits in overseeng boards of 2 companies.

New ideas planter. He started IPMA in Poland and was first president there for two cadences. Pasionate of TRIZ problem solving methods. Editor of triz.oditk.pl knowledge pool. He leads engineering teams in solving problems to unblock projects. Author of numerous articles on TRIZ and PM. Host of Technovation Forum in 2018.

 

Giancarlo Duranti

Giancarlo Duranti is a Project Manager and Business Analyst Practitioner. He is PMP(R), PgMP(R), PMI-PBAsm, CBAP(R), PSM(R), ITIL v3(R), COBIT5(R) certified. He has been working in theCommunication Wire-line & Wireless industry for over 25 years and he is well experienced in managing projects in different international and national business contexts. Giancarlo has consulted for overseas companies in Brazil, Cuba and US.

His international experience, perception and sensitivity to other cultures gave him the opportunity to understand insights about managing multicultural team issues. He is also a trainer for project management, business analysis and soft skills. He contributes in budding business analysis culture supporting the develop of new PMI and IIBA standards, giving speeches on business analysis and project management topics at congresses and other professional events, and writing articles.

Simone Jo Moore

Thought provoking, interesting and relevant, Simone is a Service Management Mixologist who probes the hearts and minds of what makes business and IT tick and jumpstart people’s thinking to evolve behaviour and actions at any level. People connected, knowledge shared, possibilities discovered and potential realised are her active values. A recognised industry Top 25 Thought Leader, Simone is a Senior Consultant, master trainer, course author, podcast co-host & mentor in various frameworks such as ITIL, DevOps, Resilia, KCS and SFIA, Simone combines this with her HR and Organisational Change background for a deep leadership experience she shares at various conferences and across social media.

Michał Kasprzyk

Michał Kasprzyk helps leaders in getting their messages across to their peers via public speaking. He works with individual clients helping them prepare for specific speeches and with groups developing their presentation skills. He’s a speaker who’s a part of the TED community and his passion for speaking came during the 5 years of organizing TEDxWroclaw. He worked for Skanska, BZ WBK, Dolby, Tieto, Mercedes and more. He spoke at (among others) I Love Marketing, PMI Poland Chapter Congress, European Forum for Higher Education. Together with Space Is More project team, he’s developing the first European analogue space base.

PAM Summit is the 5th PMI event hosted by Michał.

Kaimar Karu

After commencing his studies in philosophy in the late nineties, Kaimar decided to add a practical element to his life (and to pay his bills) by turning his IT hobby into a career. His roles in technical support and software development led to the world of project management, and he took on the task of setting up a PMO for a government agency. After successfully delivering several key EU projects with his awesome team, Kaimar moved to IT service management (ITSM) to help organizations worldwide become better at delivering customer value. Before joining AXELOS, where his role was to oversee the product strategy and development for ITIL, PRINCE2, and the rest of the Best Practice portfolio, including co-authoring ‘the best ITIL book out there’ – ITIL Practitioner – Kaimar spent three years working with Skype on improving their ITSM and operational capabilities, as well as helping to manage the Project Portfolio for the CIO.

UBS
CISCO


Cisco Krakow employs over 1500 people, with as much as 40% in non-technical roles. There are Project Managers and Business Analysts working across departments, from Consulting and Technical Services, Cloud and Managed Services to Finance and Operations.

Recognized as a top employer (1st place in Great Place to Work® in 2016 and 2018), for its unique culture of openness and innovation as well as for the flexible and fun working environment.

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Whitecom


WHITECOM Project Experience is a consulting and training company specializing in the development of customized integrated services in project management and a portfolio of projects (PMI®). The company has the status of PMI Registered Education Provider (No. 3629), authorizing them to conduct training accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

The company’s mission is to assist customers in improving and developing their organizations through project management and processes and implement solutions. WHITECOM Project Experience realization of our services starts by getting know with the specifics of the Customer and his expectations, and then focuses on selecting the best possible solutions that increase the efficiency of the organization, as well as an individual will support the development of Project Managers.

The full cooperation process with the client in the field of project and project portfolio management includes services: audit, consulting, tools, mentoring, recruitment / HR and trainings (including trainings to prepare for PMI® certification: PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-ACP®, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMI-PBA®).

WHITECOM Project Experience organizes Portfolio Experience Conference – the only event in Poland of the area of Project Portfolio Management and PMO and the organizer of the competition PMO Award. PMO Award is granted in the following categories, for The most mature PMO and The fastest growing PMO.  

Ryszard Kołodziej
Branch Director

Managing Director of Krakow Branch of the Project Management Institute Poland Chapter.

Business consultant in project management and strategic management.Certified project manager (Project Management Professional (PMP®, PMI-ACP®) and PRINCE2 Practitioner).

President at PM Development Center Ltd. and lecturer at business universities (EMBA level).

Roberto Soto Entrena
Project Manager

MBA graduate at Cracow School of Business – Cracow University of Economics (UEK), Master of Science in Professional Communication at Clark University (USA) and Bachelor in Telecommunication Engineering in the field of Electronic Systems at UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Spain), with experience in Telecommunication, Automotive, Energy, Retail industries and ERP systems.

Holds PRINCE2 Foundation and PSPO certificate. He has been working for several companies such as Ericsson, IBM, Delphi, ABB and Comarch. Currently working as Product Manager in Kraków.

Eager for constant learning and looking for new challenges, with large Agile & Waterfall software development experience.

Karolina Paździor
Marketing & Sponsors

Graduated from Gdansk University of Technology as Master in Operations Management and Cracow University of Economics in Project Management as postgraduate studies. Experience in working on projects in engineering company with cross-functional teams on tasks such as forecast/progress analysis, cost control, and project scheduling.

Currently working as a Junior Project Manager in IT company, and managing projects in Operations Team to drive the Digital Transformation. Certified in Lean Six Sigma and PRINCE2. Experienced in an international environment thanks to studies in Portugal, as well as an internship in Belgium.

In spare time, planning travels around the world (24 countries on the “Scratch Map” so far).

Dorota Kulikowska
Sponsors and Business Support

Graduate Management at WSFiZ in Bialystok and post-graduate studies in Management Information Systems at the Warsaw School of Economics and Project Management at AGH. Dealing with Project Management for 3 years.Enthusiast of a project approach. As a volunteer at PMI PC Kraków Branch since 2016. Currently responsible for membership and administration in the Krakow branch and a Project Manager of the Krakow edition of Women in Project Management.

In free time dancing, listening to music and going to concerts.

Rafał Miś
Marketing & Sponsors

PMO IT Project Coordinator at Brown Brothers Harriman, U.S. biggest, privately held financial institution, where I am working in Compliance Systems department that is striving to develop compliance related applications to adhere to rapidly changing banking regulations.

Graduated from Cracow University of Technology in the field of Civil Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology in the field of Project Management (postgraduate), currently studying at Warsaw School of Economics for Master degree in the field of e-Business.

Previously employed on large, infrastructural projects co-founded by European Union – optic fibre network construction at Podkarpacie region, construction of Gas power plant in Torun and denitrification of exhaust fumes in power plants owned by EDF.

Mateusz Treliński
Logistics

Graduated from Cracow University of Economics and Pedagogical University in Krakow in Spatial Management and also in Administration. Certified in ITIL Foundation and P3O Foundation

He gained experience in strategy consulting in public sector and administration in private sector.

Currently working as a PMO in Security IT for recognizable financial institution.

Privately – music lover and practicing traveler.

Paweł Grzebień
Finance

Graduate of Energy Engineering and Information Technology and Econometrics at AGH University of Science and Technology. Currently working as Data Analyst in Swiss Bank.

Involved in Project Management since studies, where as member of Student Organization he was coordinating events. In PMI since 2017 where as part of the core team, he was a finance lead for Kids Camp project.

He loves classic cars and like to spend his spare time under the bonnet.

Agnieszka Walewska
Program

PMP, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Project Manager, Senior Delivery Consultant

Since 14 years in a corporation, gone through the path from Junior Accountant, through Specialist and Manager to Consultant.

Passionate Project Manager, experienced Program Management Office Manager with a demonstrated history of work in the finance & accounting, information technology, robotics process automation, consulting and services industry. Professional with a MA of Economy (UE in Cracow, Poland) focused in International Management.

Skilled in people management and human aspects of organisations. Driven by challenges and by making difference, especially in leadership, strategy, development and volunteering.

Dominika Zygadło
Participants
Karolina Cisło
Logistics

Volunteer in PMI Poland Chapter.

Work experience gained through international companies in Cracow in data analytics and administration. Responsible for delivering reports and visualizations regarding clients’ needs up till March 2018. Currently working as Project Manager in IT company in Krakow.

Driven by new opportunities as PM, improving languages skills after working hours and ready to gain new level of knowledge in strategy, development and people management.

Nikola Bańska
Logistics

Volunteer in PMI Cracow Branch

Currently studying Organisation and Management – Managerial studies at  Cracow University of Economics ( Master’s degree). She gained an experience in different areas: sport clubs, marketing, management. Nikola currently is working as HR Assistant in Aptiv.

She loves squash, traveling and meeting new people.