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13th Annual PMI Chicagoland Leadership Forum



Building a digital organization : Digital DNA
Going beyond the triple constraint : Value realization

We are in a digital age, digital transformation seems to be a common theme across most organizations and most industries. We are interacting with our customers through their small, hand held mega computers and de-emphasizing and even abandoning the traditional commerce channels. Forward thinking project and program management leaders are rapidly embracing change implementation processes to achieve a digital DNA in their organizations. Learn what is takes from experts in the industry on how we can support and deliver this digital age transformation and how project portfolio management plays a key role in the charge.

Friday, May 4, 2018
7:30 am to 8:00 am CT - Registration and Networking
8:00 am to Noon CT - Keynote Presentations
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA, 60523

Cost: is $75 for PMI Members & $80 Non-PMI Members

Earn 3 PDUs

Don't miss this engaging opportunity with fellow project management professionals and gather industry knowledge and inspiration from each other.


Chris Garibaldi
Chris Garibaldi - Opening Key Note Speaker
Session Title: Manage Your Organization Masterfully with Project Portfolio Management
Chris Garibaldi is this year’s opening keynote speaker and is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP. He is an eminence leader in portfolio management and currently leads the PPM practice. Chris built Deloitte’s PPM practice in the United States and has helped build Deloitte’s PPM practices in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Canada. Chris was a key contributor to one of the main Thought Leadership pieces to emerge from PMI – Delivering on Strategy: The Power of Project Portfolio Management and was a noted speaker at the PMO Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona on this subject. Chris and his colleagues at Deloitte have also written “Manage Your Organization Masterfully with Project Portfolio Management”, a book which helps organizations to avoid the pitfalls of portfolio management as they share their capability and knowledge, built up over the past 12 years.
Chris’ opening keynote session takes its title from the book, here’s the overview:
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) provides the ability to significantly reduce cost, increase delivery efficiency, save revenue for other investments, and more effectively employ the organization’s workforce to strategically aligned initiatives.
PPM provides direct visibility into a leader’s organization, thus providing the information required to lead and make decisions authoritatively. It can be applied to many industries at varying levels of organizational maturity.
By focusing on people first, then on process—and viewing technology as an enabler—one can use PPM to guide your business to maturity. If applied effectively, PPM helps one masterfully command his or her organization.

Mike Church
Mike Church - Closing Key Note Speaker
Session Title: Building Your Digital DNA 
With over 23 years of experience in delivering strategic transformation in Marketing, Sales, Digital Strategy, and Customer Experience, Mike Church is a Managing Director at Deloitte Digital focusing on the Travel, Hospitality and Restaurant industries. An avid pioneer in the digital marketing and technology space, Mike previously led all aspects of marketing for E la Carte, a Silicon Valley based company specializing in restaurant table-top technologies, led the launch of Darden Restaurant's Digital Marketing transformation as well as Sales Development and Cross-Platform Solutions at GOOGLE and YouTube.
To thrive in an increasingly technology-dominated world, modern organizations need to adopt a unique set of traits that are enabling the world's top digital companies to dominate the competition—traits we call their "Digital DNA." These traits, including agility, collaboration, and constant disruption, should be at the heart of everything a modern digital organization does.
A recent study by Facebook and Deloitte found that most organizations surveyed are still at the stage of "doing digital" rather than "being digital"—using digital technologies to make incremental improvements to the status quo, but not yet weaving digital into their organization’s DNA. This finding is consistent regardless of company size, industry or geography.
Join Deloitte Digital’s Mike Church as he shares proprietary data and insights from multiple industries tackling this digital transformation.
Learning Objectives:
After engaging with this interactive session, participants will understand:
• What is means to be a digital organization today
• What are the 23 traits of a company’s Digital DNA
• How to embrace disruption to unlock digital transformation


  • Brian Donovan, MC/Facilitator, Program Director, One Procurement Transformation at Abbott 

Invest in Yourself. Gain new tools, learn new skills, come away with a new mindset.
Sharpen Your Saw. Return with new ideas and approaches to make you more effective.
Networking. Meet peers and senior leaders with similar challenges, socialize and form new relationships. Meet Experts and Influencers. Make a connection, share business ideas, find your next mentor.
Develop Greater Focus. Relearn classic techniques with a fresh new perspective.
Break Free from Your Comfort Zone. Step outside of your normal routine and learn about greater opportunities.
Have questions about registration or the event? Please contact DirMarketingPR@pmichicagoland.org