Americo Pinto

 Chairman at PMO Global Aliance, Professor, Author, Consultant, 2011 PMI Distinguished Contributor Awardee


Americo is considered as one of the main authorities in the PMO topic in the North and South America, having more than 20 years of experience as a Consultant, Executive, Researcher, International Speaker and Author. He is Chairman at PMO Global Alliance, Professor at many universities in Americas and Europe and columnist of the PM World Magazine. Americo is a Ph.D candidate at Rennes School of Business in France. In 2011 he received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in Dallas, TX, for his contribution to the development of Project Management practices. As a consultant and researcher, Americo has studied more than 300 PMOs over the past years, researching on the performance and the value of PMOs worldwide. He is also the author of four books.

TOPIC: “How to make your PMO survive

Is your PMO really generating value for your stakeholders? Do you struggle how to effectively assess the needs of your PMO stakeholders and define the best functions to meet their expectations?

In this session we will discuss the PMO Stakeholders-Driven concept and the need to generate value perception for the PMO stakeholders. At the end of the session, you will have a method in hand for selecting PMO functions according to your stakeholders’ benefits expectations, which will contribute significantly to the increase in value perception and to the recognition of your PMO.

Ryan Harris

Global Programme Manager | HiveRyan_Harris


Ryan has more than 20 years’ experience as a Project or Programme manager in various sectors, including Product with Royal Mail, IT Installations with AVC, Communications with Pitney Bowes, Consulting with Deloitte and Start-up and Tech with Connected Home, Hive.

Ryan started his career as a PM in Royal Mail where he has spent 10 years working on various projects, including delivering the first European track and trace letter product. His versatile experience also includes delivering IT refresh, including all desktops, laptops and servers for Royal Bank of Scotland for two years, also working for Deloitte where he was responsible for a traditional waterfall project of moving tax compliance from the UK to India. For the last 4 years Ryan has been focused on the start-up, born from the large corporate of British Gas, and helping delivering the Hive Thermostat, the biggest innovation in company’s history.

TOPIC: “Difference for a reason. Project managing in a 200 year old company”

How did a small start-up become the leading Connected Home IoT player in the UK? How to keep your investors, customers and stakeholders happy being a 100% start-up? How do we deliver an award winning thermostat, and where are we going next?

In this session, you will hear a PM veteran’s real-life experiences of project management in UK’s leading smart home provider company.

Peter Gastberger

Bestselling author, inspirational speaker, business coach, philanthropist, founder of the international Project Phoenix for children



Peter Gastberger is a best-selling author, an inspirational speaker, a business coach, a philanthropist and a founder of the international Project Phoenix for children. Being a recognized authority as a project manager, he worked for international companies such as Microsoft and Porsche Holding and was involved in various complex international projects.

Since years, Peter is traveling the world to give workshops and speeches for inspiration and motivation to many worldwide operating companies. He is focused on the field of inspirational team forming and team leading, targeted to high-potential and opinion-leaders. Peter’s speeches are expanding people’s intellectual horizons, giving them the key to open the door that separates them from their life they have always dreamed of.

TOPIC: “Change and free yourself: The Wheel of Life. Become the best YOU could ever be”

What is the secret of the most successful people? That is to have the balance in eight core segments in life. In this session you will learn which they are and how you can deal with it, in order to become the best version of yourself. You will leave this session inspired and motivated to go out and grab what belongs to you.


Donatas Voveris

PMP, Managing Director | Lithuanian AirportsDonatas Voveris-Photo (1)


Donatas has around 10 years of experience in project management with a special expertise in infrastructure and IT projects. As an expert, he participates in various phases of projects in the field of establishing project management best practices for clients as well as his own organizations. Donatas also gives lectures in project management. Currently, Donatas is Head of Project Management Committee at Lithuanian Airports where besides other his responsibilities he was in charge of overall successes of the Vilnius Airport runway reconstruction project.

TOPIC: “How to Close, Transfer, Reconstruct, Transfer Again and Re-open Lithuania’s Main Airport in 35 Days

From 14th of July to 18th of August 2017, Vilnius Airport was completely closed for reconstruction. Since closing, around 90 percent of all flights were diverted to Kaunas Airport which for 35 high season days became the capital of aviation in Lithuania. The full runway reconstruction at Vilnius Airport and the need for Kaunas Airport to be ready to service 5 times more flights and passengers during the peak summertime brought this project to the highest level of complexity. In this session you will hear how a team of around 100 specialists were working on solving this project’s issues such as developing a temporary infrastructure at Kaunas Airport, moving staff and equipment from Vilnius to Kaunas, managing more than 200 stakeholders and much more.

Mindaugas Keizeris

Chief Executive Officer  | Lietuvos Energija
Mindaugas Keizeris


Mindaugas Keizeris is Chief Executive Officer of “Lietuvos Energija”, state-owned energy company group which is one of the largest in the Baltic states. The main activities of the Group include power and heat generation, distribution and supply, gas and power trading, gas distribution and supply. Mindaugas has extensive experience in the areas of strategy and planning, corporate management and control system, project and risk management.

TOPIC: “From Vision to Implementation: Changing the Game of Project Management at Lietuvos Energija”

Lietuvos Energija began its transformation four years ago. Mindaugas Keizeris will share his experience in transforming traditional utility company to a modern one. He will also explain why and how project management was used as an important driver for successful transformation.

Raji Sivaraman

Raji Sivaraman, M. S, PMI-ACP, PMP, Principal of ASBA LLC


A Singapore citizen, helps USA/Singapore companies with strategic planning/overseas startups. She speaks several languages. Worked in Singapore, Thailand, India and the USA. She helps fortune 50/500 companies with CSR/BSR projects. She is a Consultant, Director, Strategic Advisor and an Advisory Board member for non-profit organizations. She has worked in IT, publishing, financial, standards and logistics industries. She is an Adjunct Professor at Montclair University, USA. She is a Researcher, Author, Contributor to Project Management books, published articles, research and white papers internationally. She is a global facilitator, keynote speaker, Discussant/Academic chair/Moderator CXO Forum and a panelist. An Agile practitioner with a Master of Science Degree in Project Management. She has held leadership positions with the Project Management Institute at the chapter/global level and conducts workshops around the world. In a nutshell, she is a Pracademic.

Participant in the Panel Discussion “Politics in Projects: How to Deal with Difficult Stakeholders?”