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2023 Symposium Speakers

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Keynote Speaker

PGCS are in negotiation with a number of international and leading Australian speakers. Watch this space.

Invited Speakers

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Masterclass Presenters

PGCS will be running three international Masterclasses - See below.

Keynote Speakers

Gordon Kranz

Mr Gordon Kranz

President, Enlightened Integrated Program Management, LLC

Mr. Kranz is a research fellow supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense with research related to improving the Department's acquisition management policies and practices. He is a board member of the College of Performance Management, a non-profit organization serving performance management professionals. As the President of Enlightened IPM, he provides government agencies and contractors advice and guidance on performing disciplined, integrated program management on Agile programs. Before his current position, Mr. Kranz was the Deputy Director of OSD/AT&L/PARCA for Earned Value Management and provided policy and guidance to the US military acquisition enterprise. Mr. Kranz spent 16 years as chief engineer and program manager at General Dynamics C4 Systems and 11 years in the Air Force as a technical manager on tactical communications systems, strategic communications systems, and the F-22 program. He has an MS EE from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a BS in EE from North Dakota State University.

Rasmus Rytter

Mr Rasmus Rytter

Partner, Implement Consulting Group

Rasmus Rytter is an author, speaker and renowned expert within benefits realisation and organisational change. His expertise and three books on the subject have helped a wide variety of companies and public organisations realise their benefit potential. Since 2013, he has been part of Implement Consulting Group as a partner, consultant and advisor. Before joining Implement, Rasmus worked for 10 years as a project manager, program manager and people manager. Rasmus has a master's degree from Aarhus University.

Antonio Rippe

Antonio Rippe

Principal Analyst, Tecolote Research, Inc. USA

Antonio is the schedule risk and Joint Confidence Level (JCL) analyst supporting the Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) program for NASA. He has more than fifteen years of experience providing cost estimating, model development, and risk-informed decision-making support to NASA (Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD), Exploration Ground Systems (EGS), Ground Systems Development & Operations (GSDO), Project Constellation), the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency (AFCAA), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Program Offices (PMA-280, PMA-281, and PMA-282), the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Deepwater Program, and the Naval Railgun Program. Support has included research, data collection and normalization, cost estimating and analysis, parametric CER development, time-phasing, risk analysis, schedule analysis, schedule risk assessment, joint cost and schedule risk assessments, and developing formal documentation and briefings.

Speakers

Helena Bograd

Helena Bograd

Senior Management Consultant, Implement Consulting Group

Helena Bograd is an expert within benefits realisation and organizational change and the author of several articles and cases about the topic. She is also a speaker, trainer and she helps companies implement the benefits realisation and change methods in their change projects as well as ensure benefit-driven decision making at portfolio level. Helena is a Senior Consultant and has been part of Implement Consulting Group since 2018. Helena has a master's degree from Copenhagen Business School.

Masterclass Presenters

Gordon Kranz

Mr Gordon Kranz

President, Enlightened Integrated Program Management, LLC

Mr. Kranz is a research fellow supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense with research related to improving the Department's acquisition management policies and practices. He is a board member of the College of Performance Management, a non-profit organization serving performance management professionals. As the President of Enlightened IPM, he provides government agencies and contractors advice and guidance on performing disciplined, integrated program management on Agile programs. Before his current position, Mr. Kranz was the Deputy Director of OSD/AT&L/PARCA for Earned Value Management and provided policy and guidance to the US military acquisition enterprise. Mr. Kranz spent 16 years as chief engineer and program manager at General Dynamics C4 Systems and 11 years in the Air Force as a technical manager on tactical communications systems, strategic communications systems, and the F-22 program. He has an MS EE from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a BS in EE from North Dakota State University.

Rasmus Rytter

Mr Rasmus Rytter

Partner, Implement Consulting Group

Rasmus Rytter is an author, speaker and renowned expert within benefits realisation and organisational change. His expertise and three books on the subject have helped a wide variety of companies and public organisations realise their benefit potential. Since 2013, he has been part of Implement Consulting Group as a partner, consultant and advisor. Before joining Implement, Rasmus worked for 10 years as a project manager, program manager and people manager. Rasmus has a master's degree from Aarhus University.

Helena Bograd

Helena Bograd

Senior Management Consultant, Implement Consulting Group

Helena Bograd is an expert within benefits realisation and organizational change and the author of several articles and cases about the topic. She is also a speaker, trainer and she helps companies implement the benefits realisation and change methods in their change projects as well as ensure benefit-driven decision making at portfolio level. Helena is a Senior Consultant and has been part of Implement Consulting Group since 2018. Helena has a master's degree from Copenhagen Business School.

Antonio Rippe

Antonio Rippe

Principal Analyst, Tecolote Research, Inc. USA

Antonio is the schedule risk and Joint Confidence Level (JCL) analyst supporting the Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) program for NASA. He has more than fifteen years of experience providing cost estimating, model development, and risk-informed decision-making support to NASA (Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD), Exploration Ground Systems (EGS), Ground Systems Development & Operations (GSDO), Project Constellation), the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency (AFCAA), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Program Offices (PMA-280, PMA-281, and PMA-282), the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Deepwater Program, and the Naval Railgun Program. Support has included research, data collection and normalization, cost estimating and analysis, parametric CER development, time-phasing, risk analysis, schedule analysis, schedule risk assessment, joint cost and schedule risk assessments, and developing formal documentation and briefings.

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International Centre for Complex Project Management

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