Speakers at the Project and Portfolio Management Conference

John F. Filicetti, PMP
John Filicetti is a Sr. Business Process Consultant and Sales Engineer at Instantis, a leading provider of on-demand Enterprise Project Portfolio (EPPM) solutions for industry and government. Previously, he was PMO Director for Seattle Children's Hospital, WaMu Bank and T-Mobile USA. As a PMI member, John has served as vice president and on the Board of Directors for a local chapter. He has been an instructor for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification course since 1998

Dave Hansen
Dave Hansen is the Director of Technology Implementations for Accretive Health in Chicago. He is responsible for IT Implementations and Training/Development Teams. In these roles, Hansen has established and improved project and portfolio processes, increased speed to value of implementations, and moved training/development from IT to enterprise wide focus. Drawing from over fifteen years of project management, portfolio management, and PMO experience, Hansen received his PMP certification in 2005. His senior level experience in project management office (PMO), portfolio management, and management positions has sharpened vision on best practices and project management methodologies. Hansen has successfully fostered buy in of the value of project management infrastructure from executive management and staff.


Jay Hoskins

Jay Hoskins is a Senior Portfolio Management Solutions Architect at PowerSteering Software.  He helps companies improve the value and return of their portfolios, programs, and other business investments through efficient and effective business processes, change management, and system automation.  Jay has helped many business leaders successfully implement enterprise-wide Portfolio Management processes, Business PMO’s, IT Governance, Six Sigma, Merger and Acquisition, and New Product Development programs.  With over 25 years of experience, Jay has been a portfolio management professional for 9 years with an extensive background in aerospace, manufacturing, supply chain, financial services, IT, and enterprise applications. Jay also has experience in managing enterprise deployments of ERP systems, project management, and software development methodologies.

Sean Keighron
Sean Keighron has more than 18 years of experience managing programs and projects in a variety of industries both in corporate and consulting settings. He is currently in the Business Management Office for CNA, a leading commercial and property insurance company in Chicago, IL. In this capacity and previously in the Program Management Office, he has helped establish PM and SDLC methodology and portfolio management in addition to delivery management (programs and projects! ). Previously, he was in consulting providing business solutions for Fortune 100 and Mid-Market companies. He has his Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification.


Rebecca Porterfield

Rebecca Porterfield is both a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP), bringing 15 years’ experience in project management and project portfolio management. Over the last eight years, she has become a passionate agilist, leading several organizations through successful transformations from chaos to predictability at the team to the portfolio management levels. Rebecca is a recognized thought leader in agile project portfolio management frequently interviewed for best-practices in PMO building for PM Network, PMI’s national trade magazine. While she has worked in a variety of environments, from two-person start-ups to academics and even Fortune 500 companies, her love and specialty is in giving small to mid-sized, fast-growing organizations just the right amount of process to allow scaling without losing entrepreneurialism, agility and energy.