ProMAC 2018

Keynote Speakers


Keynote 1

SMEs: Future Engine of Growth

Mr. Suwanchai Lohawatanakulwan
Mr. Suwanchai Lohawatanakul

Director General of Office Small and Medium
Enterprises Promotion



We recognize the importance of digitalization and the potential of digital technology, and has set a goal to bring Thailand into the era of Digital Economy and transform to “Digital Thailand”. Thailand 4.0 policy is conducted in accordance with the 20-year national strategic plan; it is aiming at assisting innovative SMEs and start-ups to integrate into existing supply chain, focusing on SMEs’ adoption of innovation to further increase value added in their production and services.

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Keynote 2

Cloud Service Management and Operations (CSMO)

Mr. Richard Wilkins
Mr. Richard Wilkins

Distinguished Engineer
IBM Cloud



With an ever-evolving computing landscape, customers are now heading at light speed towards cloud, and many aspects of IT Service Management (ITSM) have to also evolve and change as well to stay relevant. In this exciting session Richard which covers the roadmap that a customer must follow on their cloud adoption path, and will walk through several real customer examples. He will also go over lessons learnt along the way, and the impact to a customers operations team, as part of this transformation. In his session, Richard will detail aspects as they relate to Cloud Service Management and Operations (CSMO).

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Keynote 3

New Paradigm of Information Security Management in the Digital Transformation Era

Prof. Dr. Shigeaki Tanimoto
Head of Department,

Chiba Institute of Technology



Digital Transformation has attracted attention as technologies such as big data, IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), and robotics have progressed and the real and virtual worlds have been fused. Digital Transformation is also expected to be a fundamental technology contributing to Society 5.0, which has been proposed for creating new business models and realizing a super smart society in Japan.

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Keynote 4

IPMA - How to Innovate with a Global Standard

Mr. Martin R Sedlmayer
IPMA, VP Products & Services



The IPMA Individual Competence Baseline ICB Version 4, published in 2015, is a global standard describing competences an individual, working in the fields of project, programme and portfolio management, needs to possess or to develop. These set of 29 competence elements are required to successfully deliver a project, programme or to run a project portfolio.

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Keynote 5

Worldwide Trends in Project Management

Dr. Jesús Martínez Almela
IPMA, President



Project management experienced a significant change in the last twenty years. From a tools and methods oriented approach it developed into a holistic perspective competence-based management discipline aiming at delivering long-term sustainable value for a variety of stakeholders in their professional and private roles, for private and public organizations, and for society as a whole.

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Special Lecture

Portfolio Management – Secrets to Success

Mr. Paul Hodgkins
Executive Director of Paul Hodgkins Project Consultancy

Former Siemens PM@Siemens Programme Executive for North West Europe



In his special lecture, Paul will explain the growing value and importance of effective portfolio management. He will explain how, done well, portfolio management can empower organisations in pursuit of their strategic goals and objectives. He will talk of the skills, capabilities and attributes that outstanding portfolio managers must possess and the five organisational qualities that must exist in business and be consistent, if business is to truly undertake portfolio management well and in doing so, keep one step ahead of its competition.

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