8:15 - 9:00

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:10

Project Lighting Talk

Sanjay Kankaria

12:10 - 1:00

Lunch & Networking

1:00 - 2:00

Project Management Forum - Panel Discussion

Sandra McWilliams

2:00 - 2:15

Coffee Break

3:15 - 3:40

Project Lightning Talk

Andrew Pearen

3:40 - 4:45

Closing Keynote

Cosmo Mariano

4:45 - 5:00

Thanks & Wrap-up

Opening Keynote - Caught in the Web: Cybersecurity and burnout​ [A.G.Crane]

The traditional definition of a project emphasizes its temporary nature. Technology projects that involve cybersecurity, however, can quickly drag project managers into a world of ongoing threats that has no end. According to a recent study, 91% of today’s CISOs experience moderate to high levels of stress and 60% feel they are unable to disconnect from their job. PMs who work in this space are similarly affected. In this dynamic keynote, emotional intelligence researcher Geoff Crane discusses the psychological impact that ongoing cybersecurity issues have on project practitioners. This is the canvas he uses to explore the burnout phenomenon in depth. As a takeaway, Geoff places special emphasis on managing project environments to minimize burnout and ensure the psychological safety of you and your teams.

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Speaker Presentation - The Impact of Cyber Security on Project Management​ [P.K. Muir]

The presentation will provide participants with insights into cyber security threats that have the potential to impact project delivery and provide tools and strategies to mitigate this risk.

Participants will be introduced to core cybersecurity principles and explore the many ways that cyber security, privacy and project management intersect.  A case study will be used to guide a discussion about specific common threats.

Speaker Presentation - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, in Managing Information Security Projects [F.A. Ulhamid]

According to SANS, Information Security refers to the processes and methodologies which are designed and implemented to protect the print, electronic, or any other form of confidential, private and sensitive information or data from unauthorized access, use, misuse, disclosure, destruction, modification, or disruption. In today's world, information becomes a vital asset for most organizations. Organizations preferred to take a proactive approach in managing their information security programs.


As information Security concept and practice continue to grow, organizations need to better understand how to best develop and manage information security program in a harmonized approach. This understanding will enable them to maximize the benefits of Information Security Projects and at the same time tackle the unique challenges and threat.


In this session, I will shed a light on what makes information security projects special and how it different from any typical IT project. Also, the content is designed to offer Project Managers with a better understanding of Information Security projects, and its characteristics & uniqueness, it’s challenges and success factors, and to conclude with a roadmap to succeed managing information security projects.


This interactive session will be addressing the following questions:

  • What makes information security project different and unique?

  • What are the different types of information security projects?

  • Challenges and Success factors?

  • What project managers need to make information security project a success?