PMI Chicagoland Business Meeting and Chapter Meeting


May 12, 2021
5:45 PM CDT - 7:30 PM CDT
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Virtual Instructor-Led



Business Meeting - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Presentation - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Rick Catalano - 12MAY2021Rick Catalano


So, we have all heard the buzz the past couple of years surrounding the phrase "Digital Transformation".  As we know in our industry, Digital Transformations are going to be the catalyst for most (if not all companies) as we embark on the 4th Industrial revolution.  No CEO wants to be holding the reins on the next BlockBuster Video. 

But here's the dirty little secret that few people are talking about when it comes to digital transformation.  THEY ARE HARD TO IMPLEMENT AND MOST COMPANIES ARE FAILING MISERABLY ON THEIR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS. 

In my 25 plus years of experience in helping companies implement their strategic software initiatives, there is one recurring theme that I have continued to see that has hurt my client's ability to deliver on time, on budget, and with the value they committed to delivering to their leadership-- and that is Program Disconnection. 

  So, what I want to talk about during my session is how do we avoid the disconnection that occurs today on our bighairyaudacious goal-driven digital transformations and how to build community amongst the dozens of projects and hundreds of resources working around the world on a given large-scale digital transformation program initiative by providing some proven approaches to improve your implementation success. 

Speaker Bio:

Rick Catalano is the Founder and Managing Member of Platinum PMO, LLC, a software, consulting and education company helping organizations implement their digital transformation initiatives.  As a Digital Transformation Delivery Executive, Rick has used his 25+ years’ experience jumpstarting implementation success for mid-size to Fortune 500 industry leaders. His program and project management abilities have propelled the successful launch of dozens of digitally-enabled transformations for clients around the world– driving process improvements and profit growth. 

As a program leader, Rick is known as a strong mentor and coach that will motivate his people to overcome obstacles. He brings out the best in his teams in terms of efficiency and effectiveness and has developed skills to handle the complexities of multi-locationmulti-cultural global implementations. He has successfully led and implemented large-scalemulti-million-dollar global implementations including custom-built applicationssystems integration across multiple technology platforms and change managementHis industry expertise spans a variety of industries including consumer and industrial productsoil & gas, utilitiesretail & fashionaerospace & defense and publishing spanning the entire value chain. 

Rick is also the visionary architect behind the state-of-the-art Digital Transformation Implementation Platform, AMIGO-- the all-in-one platform that connects all of the peopleprocesses and functions a company needs to deliver their Enterprise Digital Transformations on time, on budget and with the value promised in their business case. 

Rick recently added an exciting new chapter to his career by writing his first book entitled, “The Transformation” a business novel that takes the reader through the journey of a complex enterprise digital transformationproviding the reader with a unique set of processestools and techniques needed for a successful implementation through a compelling story with interesting characters. 

Rick has a Master of Science in Management Information Systems and holds accreditations from the Program Management Institute as a certified Project Management Professional and Risk Management Professional as well as Digital Transformation Professional accreditations from CXO Transformation. 

He is considered an outstanding program leader; a natural motivator and a change agent who strives to drive proactive transformation and achieve quantum leaps in productivity and efficiencies. Rick is a father of three adult children and a grandfather of three.  Born in Chicago, raised in Glen Ellyn Countryside, and a former longtime resident of Naperville, Rick now resides with his wife, Cheryl in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. 

Triangle topic: Strategic & Business Management 1.0 PDU

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