Editorial Team

PMI West Bengal Chapter successfully organized the 6th edition of Project Management Regional Conference (PMRC) through a virtual format on 20 & 21 June 2020. The theme for this year was “Project Management in Entrepreneurial Innovation.” With 1000 plus delegates in attendance, this was the most significant regional conference held by PMI in its history.

The conference highlighted that in today’s era, digital transformation is no longer an option but a mandate for any industry. As project managers, in this disruptive world, that is continuously being remodelled by technology, it is imperative to embrace Project Management Technology Quotient (PMTQ), all-inclusive leadership, and agility as a way of life. The conference speakers who were from varied industry and fields of work, reiterated the importance of innovation and harnessing of entrepreneurial mindset in the project managers of today as they continue to deliver positive outcomes through their projects.

Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Regional Managing Director, PMI, said, “We are happy to have successfully hosted our first-ever virtual Regional Conference for the year 2020. It is heartening that so many entrepreneurs are choosing to view technology as an ally, an opportunity, rather than a threat. While knowledge of future-ready technology is essential, project management skills are a very core ingredient in the success of entrepreneurial ventures. There are skills that machines cannot replace, like managing stakeholders, problem-solving, critical thinking, leading teams with empathy, managing timelines, strategic thinking, creativity, and more. These are accomplishments that require strong project management skills. And this is what inspired the theme of the sixth Project Management Regional Conference – Project Management in Entrepreneurial Innovation.”

Mr. Sumit Sinha, President, PMI West Bengal Chapter, added, “It is a great honor to have hosted the sixth edition of PMI Regional Conference on behalf of the PMI West Bengal Chapter. It is also the second regional conference organised by the Chapter. As our Chapter takes positive, steady steps towards completing its decade long journey, we are committed to building a strong project management community in the Eastern Region. ”

The conference had eminent speakers from different walks of life sharing their insights and experiences in these changing times and how they dealt or rode this new revolution.

The keynote speakers for the conference were Ashish Vidyarthi – Film Actor, Amitabh Ray – Managing Director, Ericsson India Global Services, Major General A K Sapra (retired), Avelo Roy – MD, Kolkata Ventures (Kolkata) Director, ECC Engineering Pvt. Ltd (Kolkata)Board of Advisors, Amity University Online, Dr. Sandipan Sarkar – Technology Executive (Blockchain, IoT, and AI) – IBM, Dr. Arpan Pal – Chief Scientist (Embedded Systems and Robotics Research) – TCS and Prof. Utpal Garain – Professor – Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, Nimish Gupta (FRICS) – MD, South Asia – RICS, Anita Ganesh – Partner, IBM Services, Priya Patra – Program Manager, Capgemini, Quazi M. Ahmed – Lead Consultant & CEO, FutureLeaders, LLC (USA) Founder & President, Bangladesh Organization for Learning & Development, Tanya Elizabeth Ken – Founder LakshyaShala EduTech, Young Ambassador of Ariel Foundation Intl., Geneva, Swami Vedatitananda – Monk, Ramakrishna Order, Adam Stoffel – Venture Technologist, and Ashutosh Chatterji, PMP®- Venture Technologist

Key highlights from PMRC20

• With 1000 plus delegates attending the event from all over the country as well as from outside the country, Project Management Regional Conference 2020 is so far the biggest virtual event of the year in the country for the project management profession

• With 15 speakers, 8 hours of knowledge filled sessions, the two-day conference was an action-packed and fun-filled event with many insightful takeaways for delegates

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