Keynote Speakers

Sian Jaquet

Sian Jaquet

Sian Jaquet

Sian Jaquet is a leading international keynote speaker and executive coach.

She's coached everyone from celebrities to top executives, hosted two of her own primetime TV shows, and holds several Board positions.  Prior to this, Sian held senior management positions that sought to protect society’s most vulnerable people. In addition to this, she's had four near-death experiences, and lives to tell the tale of transformation and resilience. Sian crafts her extraordinary life experiences into relatable, engaging storytelling.

Thousands of people have been motivated by her straight-talking guide to taking a leadership role in their own lives. Sian will guide you on a transformational journey with humour, honesty and life-changing results.

Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of futures think-tank Future Exploration Network and ventures and publishing firm Advanced Human Technologies.

Strong global demand has seen Ross deliver keynotes on the future to business and government leaders in over 30 countries across six continents and lead executive and director education programs at leading institutions worldwide. He is a best-selling author of four books including Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, and the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution.

Ross has been named as one of the world’s top influencers in the future of work, crowdfunding, and Enterprise 2.0. His frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, New York Times, Guardian, Washington Post, Today and Sunrise shows, and many others.

Dr James Brown

Dr James Brown

Dr James Brown

James T. Brown Ph.D., president of SEBA® Solutions Inc., a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, has provided training and consulting services for dozens of companies nationally and internationally.  He is the author of The Handbook of Program Management published by McGraw-Hill.  James has been published in PM Network, PE Magazine, PMI Community Post, Projects@Work, The Systems Thinker and PM World Today. 

James has a patent for a project scheduling methodology, and has received numerous awards including "Engineer of the Year" from the Cape Canaveral Technical Societies and the "NASA Public Service Medal”for exceptional contributions to NASA’s mission.  James has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, a MS in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Project Management Professional and a Certified Speaking Professional.  A recognized authority in project management, he is a frequently invited keynote speaker on project management and leadership who provides brilliant bluntness on real world, common sense practices for project management and leadership.

James is a member of the Project Management Institute.  James is an avid surf fisherman whose favorite activity is catch and release fishing for Roosterfish. 

Thomas Walenta

Thomas Walenta

Thomas Walenta

Dipl.Math, PMP, PgMP, PMI Fellow

PMI Board of Directors, 2006-2008, 2017-2019

Thomas Walenta has been a member of PMI since 1992 and a member of GPM (IPMA) since 1995. In 2012, he received the PMI Fellow award, which was granted only to 72 individuals. He is a PMP since 1998, a PgMP since 2014 and received a company director diploma from IoD.

In 2005, Mr. Walenta was elected as a member of the PMI Board of Directors for the term 2006-2008. Since 2011, Mr. Walenta has served on PMI's Ethics Review Committee, in 2016 as its Chair. He was elected to his second term to serve on the PMI Board 2017-2019.

Mr. Walenta worked for IBM from 1983 to 2014. He decided to pursue a career in project management in 1988 and founded his own company in parallel to his employment in 2001. He is now offering interim (temporary) management, training, consulting for project and program management, is a global public speaker and author.

 

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