Randy, Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Accomplished, results driven leader with over 25 years of IT and business experience. Developer of strategies as well as tactical solutions enabling IT Portfolio Management and PMO capabilities within various companies such as Allstate Insurance, MillerCoors and currently Walgreens. Successfully and consistently demonstrates an ability to deliver seamless, cost effective solutions leveraging critical thinking and established frameworks (e.g. PMBOK, CMM, ITIL, etc.). Enjoys working in a team setting that utilizes common goal/objectives definition, collaboration, joint problem solving, and knowledge sharing. Develops fellow professionals (internally/externally) by providing coaching, mentoring, and serving as a volunteer conference chairman for CAMP IT Conferences. He is an avid craft beer fan and is planning to take the Certified Cicerone exam.
David Blumhorst, Daptiv Principal Evangelist, Changepoint
Dave Blumhorst joined Daptiv in December 2009 and his professional services team is focused on enabling successful business outcomes for customers using Daptiv’s PPM toolset. Prior to joining Daptiv, Dave ran EffectiveIT Group, a Daptiv partner and process consulting firm, that delivered implementation services to Fortune 1000 clients such as Carlyle Group, Beam Global, and Aegon USA.
Dave is a seasoned executive that has run IT, professional services, and finance departments. He has served as a controller and CFO for small to mid-sized companies, served as CIO at mid-sized companies such as Clarent, and was the senior director of the IT-PMO at PeopleSoft. Throughout his 30+ year career he has always found innovative ways to use technology to create business value.
Sergey Chernov, Former Director of Global IT Delivery – Hollister Incorporated
Most recently of Hollister Incorporated, a global diversified medical device manufacturer, where he led IT PMO, Enterprise Architecture, System Engineering and DevOps teams. Previously, he was the Director of Enterprise Architecture at NiSource, where he was part of technology team tasked to take NiSource to a new level of Business and IT operations. Prior to that Sergey held a position of Assistant Director of IT Strategic Planning at Northeastern Illinois University and worked for Emerson Electric for a number of years managing and implementing B2B e-commerce systems. Sergey is a certified project manager (PMP) and has earned a Masters of Science in Information Systems Management degree from Loyola University Chicago and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University.
Laura Dribin, Founder, Peritius Consulting
Peritius was founded in 1989 by Laura Dribin, a refugee from a big five consulting firm. She watched projects succeed, but saw too many fail or limp across the finish line. She believed there was a simpler way.
So, Laura began a journey to find wise people who understood the value of solid and repeatable approaches, but didn’t get lost in those approaches when a creative solution revealed itself. She believed she could mix experience with drive and make these complex initiatives easier to complete. She knew that the hardest part of any job was to hire individuals with strong soft skills / high EQ that knew how to engage people and get them to drive to the desired outcome. . The end result is her current company, Peritius Consulting.
Today, Laura spends her time actively growing her business, biking, getting out of town as much as she can for fun and gilding her empty nest!
Renee Giacalone, Senior Director, Enterprise PMO Center of Excellence, Kellogg’s
Renee Giacalone is the Senior Director, Enterprise Program Management Center of Excellence at the Kellogg Company. She is responsible for the Enterprise Program Management practice for North America and Global IT. Renee has been a key player in maturing the PMO and elevating its capabilities to support Kellogg’s Global Growth Strategy, Digital and Agile Transformation journey.
Previously, Renee was a Partner at Centric Consulting with a focus on enhancing client’s PMO, Program Management and Business Process Improvement capabilities. Prior to Centric, Renee has held senior leadership roles leading Enterprise/IT/M&A PMOs, Organizational Effectiveness, Sales Operations and Continuous Improvement teams at large, fortune 25 corporations as well as small, start-ups.
Renee’s areas of expertise include strategy creation, operational excellence, program management, process improvement (Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt), organizational change management, and building high performing teams.
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Michael Gugluizza, Senior Vice President – Enterprise Project Office, Associated Bank Corp
Michael Gugluizza is currently in his 4th year as Senior Vice-President – Enterprise Project Office at Associated Bank Corp., located in Green Bay WI. In this role, Mike is responsible for establishing, managing, and continuously improving the Project Management Methodology and IT Project Delivery structure for the Organization. This includes oversight and management of the Enterprise Project Office and supporting Staff, all IT Project Delivery processes, procedures, tools and systems, Enterprise reporting and metrics, as well as facilitating the Annual IT Appropriations process across 9 Lines of Business.
Prior to joining Associated Bank Corp., Mike served in the following roles:
Mike graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Marquette University, and earned his MBA in International Business & Strategy from Marquette University. During his undergraduate studies, Mike also earned his certification in International Business from University College Galway in Galway, Ireland.
In his spare time, Mike serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the MBA program at Concordia University. He also enjoys boating and traveling with his Wife and Son, coaching his Son’s sports Teams (Basketball, Soccer), and hunting in the Spring and Fall seasons at the Family’s cabin in Northern Wisconsin.
Jian Hong, IT Portfolio Manager, Walgreens Boots Alliance
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Cara Judy, VP of Delivery and Quality Management, Peritius Consulting
Cara is a demonstrated and accomplished professional with 15+ years of experience executing strategic initiatives for her customers. She has worked on both sides of the IT / business divide and has helped C-level executives and senior management leverage technology to enable business strategy and corporate vision. Her significant overseas work experience arms her with a global perspective.
Cara’s key areas of expertise include: Project/Program/ Portfolio Management, Organizational Change Management, Business/IT Alignment, & Business Process Redesign. Cara spent her early career in Management Consulting delivering complex projects for multinational organizations. Prior to joining Peritius, she worked as the Director of Program Management at both Amcol International and Komatsu America Corp.
Greg Kovacs, Director IT PMO, NiSource
Greg Kovacs is currently serving as the Director of the IT PMO for NiSource, one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States. He is responsible for enabling the delivery of a diverse portfolio of IT projects with a key focus on Portfolio Optimization, Project Planning & Estimating, Methodology, Governance, Compliance, and Service Provider Relations. Prior to joining NiSource, Greg worked in the retail industry at Abercrombie & Fitch for nearly 10 years where he started out by putting his Computer Science Engineering degree from The Ohio State University to use as a software developer. From there he gained responsibility for the management, operation, and improvement of the suite of corporate applications before going on to help stand up the new Business Relationship function tasked with engaging the business partners to identify, estimate, and build business cases for new ideas and concepts.
Nabeel Malik, Senior Manager, Global IT PMO, Ingredion Incorporated
Currently leading IT PMO organization for Ingredion. Hold 15 years of international experience(lived in Europe, South America, North America & Asia) in different IT areas, such as IT Business Relationship Management, IT Governance, IT Supply & Demand Management, Portfolio & Project Management. Very enthusiastic about Value Creation through IT!
Yvon Milano, Head of Enterprise PMO, Kellogg’s
Yvon Milano leads the Program Management Office for Kellogg’s. In her role Yvon works very closely with the Kellogg’s Executive Committee to take strategy to action to results.
Yvon believes that strategy must go hand in hand with impeccable execution so she works with leadership teams to enable alignment between strategic objectives and performance, leveraging Portfolio and Program Management to drive strong execution, efficiencies and agility.
Yvon has 18 years of diverse project management experience, including a 11-year career at Aon Corporation as a Global Director of Delivery Management, a 6-year career at Hub International as the Vice President of the Enterprise PMO and Mergers & Acquisition Office and 2 years at Kellogg’s transforming the IT PMO to Enterprise PMO. In all roles, Yvon has been responsible for strategic programs and portfolios.
Yvon Milano is a trained Green Belt Six Sigma and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Yvon received a B.A. degree in Computer Science from Nueva Esparta University in Caracas, Venezuela. She resides in Naperville and enjoys running, cooking and spending quality time with her husband and two daughters.
Amita Mirchandani, Program Manager, Reyes Holdings
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David Murray, Client Executive, LaSalle Solutions
Dave Murray is a Regional Account Manager for LaSalle Solutions, a nearly 40 year old Technology Management Firm. He is driven to help his clients by designing custom IT finance and maintenance contract management programs, and preparing their infrastructure to incorporate cloud services. He works in partnership with regional and national vendors and OEM’s, VAR’s, banks, and consulting firms to bring his clients the best solutions available. Dave focuses on establishing long-term relationships and listens to his customers in order to understand specific problems that they face. Prior to joining LaSalle, Dave worked in the Office Services and Office Equipment industry for 15 years. He holds a Masters Degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and lives in Naperville, IL with his wife and three children.
Patricia O’Shea, Senior Director, Enterprise PMO Agile and Quality Center of Excellence, Kellogg’s
Patricia O’Shea is Senior Director, Enterprise PMO Agile and Quality Center of Excellence at the Kellogg Company. She is responsible for bringing an agile and quality-focused culture to life for Kellogg’s in support of the Kellogg Company growth and digital transformation strategy.
Previously, Patricia led the Cars.com Enterprise Program Management function where she was responsible for the evolution of the Cars operating model, the move to lean-agile product development, portfolio prioritization and high risk-reward projects like the Cars’ 2018 acquisition of Dealer Inspire. Patricia also held roles at McDonald’s as a leader in global digital technology program management & global IT planning.
Thanisha Paniak, Agile Transformation Coach/Practitioner, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Currently leading agile transformation within the Service Delivery and Infrastructure division. Unique expertise in portfolio/ program/ project management, application/ business development, and quality assurance. Charismatic leader who creates positive and inclusive organizational culture while promoting creativity and teamwork to design and execute solutions that creates customer value. Proven strategist who encourages innovation, drives business growth, and elevates customer engagement. Thanisha has led agile initiatives at Capital One, CNA, and Cars.com prior to joining Walgreens.
Alyce Reopelle, Project Management Office Leader, Citi
PMP certified with 18+ years demonstrated successful IT project, program and governance leading organizations to far exceed Senior Executive expectations. Adaptive leader inspires IT to superior achievement through communications, collaboration and mentoring, Solutions-oriented, organized and results-driven leader. Excels in project, program and portfolio management. Enabling PMO structures and governance to fit within company cultures.
Pat Saint, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global IT PMO, Roche Diagnostics
Pat is a Change Leader with 30 years of Fortune 500 corporate experience in Information Technology (IT) and Supply Chain Operations – primarily in healthcare, defense, and aviation regulated industries.
Presently, Pat is a Senior Portfolio Manager, Global IT PMO at Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis, Indiana who oversees the “CIO’s Top Key Projects, leads strategic and operational project portfolio process improvement initiatives, plus provides project manager onboarding, mentoring, and team coaching.
Leading a dual career, Pat retired with the rank of Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and is a graduate of Indiana University, Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Additionally, Pat is a Certified Prosci™ Change Management Practitioner, a Certified Master Coach, an Author, a Speaker, and a certified Coach in Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ).
Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing
Claude has been a repeat presenter at the CAMP IT PPM conference. He is currently the PMO manager for Charter Manufacturing, a family-owned lead producer of steel and iron headquartered in Mequon, WI. Claude has over 20 years of experience leading large IT programs and managing diverse portfolio of projects for various size businesses and industries. Over the last 10 years, he has been a very active volunteer with the PMI organization acting as president and board member of the PMI Milwaukee Chapter as well as an active member of the US delegation for TC258, a global ISO initiative focused on standardization in the field of project, program and portfolio management.
Lisa H. Snyder, Director, Business Transformation IT PMO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Currently the Director, Business Transformation IT PMO and Customer led focus/Specialty at Walgreens. In addition to leading an amazing group of IT Program and Project Managers, I manage the Win with People strategy within the One Plan Change strategic planning office which focuses on the Walgreen culture. I enjoys incorporating into program delivery the Art of Project Management, Agile Transformation and how other leadership and managerial skills are using in Program and Project Management. Additionally, I encourage our organization to adopt more Agile practices.
Formerly, the IT Senior Director of Strategic Plan Execution at True Value overseeing the implementation of projects and programs of the IT enabled portion of the True Value’s Strategic Plan. The team included IT Portfolio Management, IT Program Manager, Business Analysts, IT Development/Execution, Change Management, IT Training, and IT Quality Assurance. This included leading IT Governance and owning the SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) methodology and leading both on and off-shore teams. Lisa’s been delivering value in IT Program/project delivery for over 25 years. She holds her PMI PMP and PgMP. Her MBA from Northwestern, undergrad in Electrical Engineering from U of Illinois, and recently passed the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master.
Drew Stickney, Project Manager, Archer Daniels Midland
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Annur Sumar, Chief Technical Officer, MaeTech, Microsoft MVP, Former Vice President of IT D&P
Annur Sumar is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP and technology consultant in the areas of Infrastructure Design, Enterprise Content Management, CRM, Microsoft Azure, System Center and Cloud Technologies. Annur is an industry recognized leader and independent speaker around strategic service automation, technology driven process improvements, IT service alignment, engineering best practices and operations management. All of which are targeted in his presentations to helping businesses with complex IT environments lower Total Cost of Ownership and raising Return On Investments.
Prior to joining a Microsoft Partner Consulting firm, Annur served as a Vice President of Technology for Duff & Phelps. One of the world’s leading independent financial advisory firms serving client needs in the areas of valuation, investment banking, transaction advice, and dispute consulting. During his tenure at Duff & Phelps, Annur worked closely with Microsoft product teams and case study managers in providing invaluable feedback around how businesses such as his were able to benefit from cloud technologies that were molded into business solutions. As a Microsoft MVP and industry expert, Annur brings 10 years of experience to work actively with other MVPs and Microsoft Partners to provide industry insight and strategic direction.
Theresa Tyranowski, Director, Enterprise IT PMO, Governance & Service Delivery, Coveris Group
Theresa Tyranowski is an IT Director focusing on Portfolio Management and project management; developing delivery strategy, organizational adoption, implementation framework and governance. In addition, work with teams in Organizational Change Management, Process and Technology Improvement. Theresa has lead small to large projects on both the business and technology sides of organizations. She has industry experience in distribution, energy, higher education, manufacturing, real estate and retail industries having helped organizations of various sizes through the understanding of business strategy, future goals and applying appropriate delivery framework.
Shabana Ana Wollin, Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach, UnitedHealth Group
Shabana Wollin specializes in Enterprise-wide, multi-year portfolio management, project management (PPM) best practices, methodology adoption, program delivery execution and process improvement. She has more than 18 years of experience that began with designing & managing efficient,repeatable business processes for companies establishing standardized work & automating workflow management (WfM). Her expertise involves enterprise PPM & product development life cycles. She progressed to work for a variety of renowned companies, in various industries, in multidisciplinary functions and roles. She is adept in understanding requirements, leading a team of business analysts, scope management, strategy execution, project governance, project stakeholder management, project management process life cycle, program governance, SDLC, and leading CF teams. Recently, she has expanded her focus to help her clients organize, manage & integrate their data so that they are better prepared to leverage the powerful capabilities of advanced predictive analytics that enables a data-driven decision making process that lead to better business outcomes.
Enterprise Scale Complex Agile Transformations, Full Life Cycle (PPgM) Project & Program Management and Execution, Business Relationship Management, High Risk Program Delivery & Turnaround Mgmt, Project Risk Management, Resource Management, Onboarding, Training & Coaching, Portfolio Management, Project Financial Costing & Budgeting, Vendor Management & Negotiations, Cross functional Team design & ARTs, PMO Operations & Methodology, Product Development & Engineering.
Shabana is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and holds SAFe Program Consultant SPC4, Certified Scaled Agilist, CSPO, SAFe PM/PO & Six Sigma Black Belt. She is an avid public speaker and welcomes opportunity to be a keynote presenter, workshop facilitator.