Speakers at the IT Portfolio Management Conference

 
 
Moshe Binyamin
Moshe is a seasoned global product line manager with over 10 years of experience. Hands-on leader with focus on strong form product management. Experience in working with diverse groups including R&D, marketing, sales, partners and customers worldwide. Mr. Binyamin has a proven track record in articulating distinctive competence, identifying technology acquisitions, forming OEM partnerships, and defining product vision and road map.

His specialties: B2B Software; Business Applications; Retail Market; Telecom Market; Public Sector GIS; Location Intelligence; Technology Acquisitions; OEM Negotiations; Global Market Awareness; Revenue Analysis; Pricing Optimization; IT/MSP Market; PSA; Market Sizing.
 
Jennifer Ciolino
Jen Ciolino is responsible for Enterprise Portfolio Management for Dow Corning and manages a department of program and project managers that deliver IT and enterprise programs and projects. She is part of the IT Leadership Team and works closely with Dow Corning’s enterprise architecture function to articulate the IT portfolio in terms of business value and its fit in the overall enterprise portfolio.

Prior to Dow Corning, Jen established and managed the governance process for technology investment decisions at Grant Thornton LLP. Jen has expertise and experience in many areas of IT, including IT Strategy, strategic business alignment, project management, vendor management, SDLC, and architecture and design. Jen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and is ITIL v.3 Foundations Certified.
 
 
Adrienne DiPaolo
Ms. DiPaolo has more than 20 years of business and information technology experience that spans a number of industries including manufacturing, financial services, insurance and hospitality. She has enabled and revitalized PMO’s with a focus on people, process and technology as well as executed major enterprise programs in dynamic environments.
Prior to joining Trustmark as Executive Director of Portfolio Management and Governance she was responsible for Delivery Services and the PMO practice for ResultsPositive, a Hewlett Packard platinum PPM implementation partner.
Preceding her role at ResultsPositive, she was responsible for building out the US PMO for a global insurance provider which included integrating the system development and project management lifecycles and supporting processes, resource management, demand management as well as portfolio management with integration into strategic planning. As a seasoned senior leader she is well versed in project and portfolio management, system development lifecycle, strategic and operational planning, lean sigma, organizational change management as well as a number of compliance and governance frameworks.
 
Jeanine Govek
Jeanine Govek leads the enterprise level Project Management Office at Bellin Health. She has over 20 years of experience in Project Management, Program Management and Portfolio Management in various industries. Jeanine has her PMP since 2004 and has been very involved in her local PMI Chapter for several years. She has successfully implemented a PMO and PPM in 4 organizations in Northeast WI. Her main area of focus has been on 'Right Sizing' the PMO and PPM Process, Tools and Deliverables to the needs of the organization she is in.
 
Lars Hansen
Lars Kristian Hansen is employed as a researcher at Center for IS management at Aalborg University in Denmark where he successfully defended his PhD-dissertation regarding portfolio management of IT projects. Lars holds a master in social science and has three years experience as IT project manager in Local Government of Copenhagen City, Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, and The Danish Agency for Governmental Management. His academic work has been focused on IT portfolio management in public sector organizations. His work has been published in Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Borsens Ledelses Håndbøger, and several academic conference proceedings.
 
Peter Heinrich
Peter Heinrich has a long history in technology product development and management. During a 20-year career with Xerox, he managed the group that developed the original Star Workstation functional specification and later played key roles in program management and planning process design. In 1989 he co-founded Integrated Project Systems (later called IPS Associates) where he created the IPS portfolio management practice. Based on his experience with corporations large and small, Peter designed the portfolio resource planning and management process that is instantiated in PDWare’s products. Peter has a BA in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles.
 

Kevin Jablonski
Mr. Jablonski is the President and CEO of DVC Management. He is a globally accredited, certified data center expert who has worked with many companies on their data center strategies. He has a great reputation for determining Total Cost of Ownership and proving in options that ultimately provide a less costly and more efficient long term strategy.

 
J. David Judd
J. David Judd is a lifelong specialist in operations management and financial accounting. For the past 10 years he has worked at Oracle with the ERP, CRM, and EPPM applications. He has 20 years total experience in enterprise software delivery in the IT and financial services sector. Prior to that, he had 10 years management experience in business and industry in capacity planning and constraint-based resource scheduling. His expertise is in using statistical models for driving business decisions. He has an excellent sense of the current business environment and focuses on the goal of strategic business planning. He is a certified CPM, and CPIM and has been an officer and active in NAPM, APICS, and PMI. He has a B.S., MBA, and separate Masters in Education and Theology. He is a sought after speaker for his engaging presentation style and his ability to translate technical terms and concepts into easy to understand language for the non-technical and high-level managerial audience.
 

Tony McClain

Tony brings over 30 years of professional management experience to his role as a Senior Client Partner at Geneca. He serves Geneca clients by leveraging technology to solve their business challenges and ensuring they get full value from their software investment. He is appreciated by clients and co-workers alike as a trusted, collaborative leader and mentor, committed to the growth and success of everyone he works with.
Tony comes to Geneca from Daugherty where he was Head of Delivery and a leading Principal Consultant after successfully performing several IT delivery roles. Prior to that, Tony worked as a lead Software Engineer at Dominick’s. In addition to many years in retail food management at both Dominick’s and Jewel Food Stores, Tony has vertical industry experience in Enterprise Software and Services, Media, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Retail. He received his B.S. in Finance from Illinois State University and his B.S. in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University.

 
Jerry Manas
Jerry Manas is the author of the best-sellers Napoleon on Project Management and Managing the Gray Areas. Throughout his career as an author, speaker, and consultant, Jerry has built a reputation for taking complex information and processes and making them clear and accessible. As Senior Editor at Planview, he applies this passion to developing best practices that help organizations achieve breakthrough performance across a framework of processes and roles. Jerry's work has been highlighted in a variety of publications and he has appeared on radio programs nationwide. A prominent voice in the blogosphere, he is a founding member of the Project Management Institute's New Media Council, which keeps abreast of trending topics.
 

Terry Melnik

Terry brings over 20 years of experience from his roles as a management and strategic consultant, operations manager and program manager in the healthcare, government and defense, and manufacturing/retail/distribution industries.  His areas of expertise include Business Planning and Strategy, Promoting Process Improvement, Understanding the Customer, Business Development, Strategic Program Management, Goals Deployment, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Six Sigma.  Terry has worked with some of the world's largest and most admired organizations including the US Army, Navy and Air Force, the UK MOD, UK National Health Services, GE, AT&T, Best Buy and IBM. Terry has presented at a number of conferences in North America and Europe on the topics of Process Excellence, Keys to Successful Deployment of a Program Office and Effective Goals Deployment. Prior to joining PowerSteering, Terry was a Senior Manager with Andersen and before that a Senior with Computer Sciences Corporation.  Terry holds an MBA from Boston College with a concentration in Strategic Management and a BA in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

 
Rachelle Mileur
Leading programs and program management offices as both a consultant and corporate director enables Rachelle to leverage a deep and diverse set of experiences in her PMO leadership roles. During her 15 years in consulting leadership at both Accenture and IBM Global Service, Rachelle worked with global PMOs in the government, oil and financial services industries. Rachelle's consulting experience ranges from leading a global desktop deployment program for a Fortune 100 oil company to developing the PMLC methodology for an Internet start-up. As a consulting leader, Rachelle focused on launching enterprise programs for clients and establishing ongoing governance processes. Working with clients at varying levels of program management maturity informed Rachelle's perspective on the importance of scaling process to match the organization's capability.

Rachelle crossed into industry ten years ago to gain experience from the client's perspective. As an eCommerce Systems leader, Rachelle built an end-to-end web shipping platform for a major transportation company that earned her recognition as one of InternetWeek's Top 100 eCommerce leaders and solidified her commitment to demonstrate measurable return on technology investments. When she shifted her focus to the financial services industry, Rachelle deepened her expertise in financial measurement. She partnered with finance teams to establish common prioritization criteria and drove measurement of results against business cases. As a Program Director, Rachelle has managed mergers as both the acquiring company and the acquired company which lets her know it's much more fun to be the acquiring company. In her current role as the Enterprise PMO Director for Russell Investments, Rachelle manages a global program management office with responsibility for programs and portfolio management.

Rachelle's experience has been referenced in multiple publications including: In Search of Business Value by Robert McDowel and Client Customer Solution Case Study published by Microsoft. She holds an Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Accounting from the University of Illinois and an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Washington and has been certified as both a PMP and a Joint Application Design Facilitator.
 
Patrick Moroney
Mr. Moroney is currently CIO at Central States Funds (CSF), which is a Taft-Hartley organization operating as both a Pension Management and Health & Welfare TPA (Third Party Administrator) and is the largest multi-employer TPA in the country based in Rosemont.
Previous to CSF, Mr. Moroney was SVP Global Operations and Transformation running Kantar Information Technology Partnership, a global I.T. shared services unit of 550 staff supporting 250 market research companies of London-based Kantar, a WPP company. Prior to Kantar Mr. Moroney was President and Partner of The Barnier Group, LLC a Chicago-based business and technology search, projects and advisory firm and lead their CIO Advisory Practice. His primary work with Barnier Group was as senior technology advisor to the $8B private equity firm New Mountain Capital where he supported strategy, operations improvement, investments and staffing across their portfolio of 15 companies. Mr. Moroney has been a business and IT leader for 30+ years including twelve years experience in large-cap CIO roles at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma), The ServiceMaster Company (Terminix TruGreen, Merry Maids, others) and the Food and Nutrition Sector of Monsanto (G.D. Searle, NutraSweet, Equal, Ortho Brands, others). Mr. Moroney has significant global experience having lead major organizations, programs and projects in large scale ERP and system implementations, business transformations, change management efforts, outsourcing and M&A.
Mr. Moroney is also President of Technology Leaders Association (TLA) (www.techleaders.net) a collegial networking organization for senior technology executives with membership of 3,500. He is a BOD member of i.c.stars (www.icstars.org) which helps train up technology and business leaders from economically challenged environments as well as a BOD member for www.Saluteinc.org which helps wounded veterans and their families return to improved lives after active duty injuries.  
 
Kim Pecylak
Kim Pecylak currently leads the AonBenfield Global Project Office. She has deep experience in both project management and process design which includes certifications in both areas. Prior to Aon Benfield, Kim lead the IT Project Office at Hub International where she established both Project Management and IT Business Office disciplines. Kim also served many years at CNA where she held numerous leadership positions in both the business and IT, mainly focusing in the areas of Portfolio/Program Management and Business Architecture. Kim also serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity.
 
John Schefer
Starting in education and consulting, John worked with hundreds of customers to implement AtTask. In his current role he helps find solutions that best fit prospective customers. Most recently, John had the role of Sr. Technical Product Marketing Manager, helping define the messaging and processes to help the Account Executives and customers find the most success in tier implementation.
 
Claude Scher
Claude is a graduate of Compiegne Technology University in France with an engineering degree in Computer Science and holds a master in Business Administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Since 2012, Claude has been a repeat presenter at the CAMP IT Portfolio Management Conferences
Throughout his career, he has had the chance to be involved and managed at different level of leadership a variety of projects and programs in the Information Technology and Supply Chain field. At GE Healthcare, Claude managed several global IT implementation projects for Supply Chain and Manufacturing spanning across Europe, Asia and North America. At Kohler and Johnson Controls, he was responsible for large ERP implementations with an opportunity to perform complex contract management including portfolio management work.
More recently, Claude spent 4 years at MillerCoors as an Enterprise Portfolio Manager, overseeing the implementation of a new PPM solution as well as the deployment of several Portfolio planning and sequencing processes as well as release / dependencies management.
Claude is currently the PMO manager for Charter Manufacturing, a very large family-owned steel and iron production and manufacturing company in Mequon, WI where he enjoys working on maturing PMO organizations.
Claude is also the current President of the PMI Milwaukee / Southeast WI Chapter.  
 
Jerry Shea
Jerry Shea is Digital Celerity’s Senior Solution Strategist based in New York City. Jerry is a project portfolio management, IT governance, and organizational transformation expert and champion. Working with academic and industry leading thought leaders and experts he has designed and delivered highly effective transformation programs based on holistic principles (people, process, and technology). He has consulted and worked in senior management level positions helping numerous Fortune 50/500 companies implement project portfolio management, project management offices, and both traditional and Agile software development best practices.

Jerry is PMP, IMA-AIM (organizational change management), CSM, CSPO, and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant certified, and holds an MBA from University of Rochester.
 
Bill Stamos
Bill Stamos serves as the Associate Director IT PMO for Astellas Pharma US. He has more than 20 years experience in IT Portfolio, Program, Project Management and Methodology Development. Prior roles have included Global consulting for clients in Financial Services, Pharma, Retail and Energy Services. He is an active member of the PMO Roundtable and PMI Chicagoland Chapter Executive Council.
 
Michael Vinje
To assess, lead, manage, measure and control risky projects—these are the areas where Michael has honed his expertise over two decades. A vanguard on continual organizational improvement—and founder of Trissential’s unique approach to consulting—Michael brings the discipline and rigor sought out by Fortune 500 companies.
As a strong motivator and mentor, Michael leads the team well; Trissential’s strength in project delivery is due to the high bar Michael sets. His experience working at every level of implementation also makes him an indispensable asset on any project.
Named a 2011 “Minnesotan on the Move” by Finance & Commerce, Michael is a regular speaker and author. His articles have been published in CIO Decisions, Baseline and Projects@Work.  
 
Dale Wilson
Dale Wilson is a seasoned project portfolio expert with over a decade of experience in the implementation and management of project portfolio practices. Dale has worked with C-Level leaders in manufacturing, consumer package goods, healthcare and financial services organizations, implementing project portfolio management practices in Information Technology, Marketing and Sales organizations. He is a dynamic thought leader and an engaging speaker who will offer thought-provoking insights into project portfolio management challenges encountered by both executive leaders and project portfolio managers.