Keynote Speakers

Dr. Blaize Reich, Ph.D, ICD.D

RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University

John Schlichter

OPM Experts, LLC

Paul Pelletier, PMP, LLB

Paul Pelletier Consulting

Samad Aidane, PMP, M.Sc.

Oregon State University

TRANSLINK PANEL - Delivering Innovative Projects Predictably Using SIMPLE: How TransLink Is Transforming Its Project Delivery Capability.

Sany Zein, M. Eng

Vice President of Infrastructure Management and Engineering, Translink

Mark Minson, P. Eng

Director of Engineering Project Delivery, Translink

Yasmin Flynn, BBA, CMA, CPA

Director of Infrastructure PMO, Translink

High Tech

Chris Hobbs

CEO, Two Tall Totems

Scott Benesh

Cofounder and COO, Veerum

Grace Bassey, PMP, M.Sc., Ph.D

Dentons LLP

Nalini Vadivelan, MS, PMP, CSM, ITSM

QA Project Manager, EA SPORTS Vancouver and PMI CWCC VP Marketing

Public Private Partnerships

Mark Harrison, PMP

Manager, Deloitte's Infrastructure Advisory & Project Finance

Tara Rogers, PMP

AFP Commercial Director at AECOM

Jussi Jaakkola

Vice-President, Investment Development, SNC-Lavalin Inc.


The Billion Dollar Question…to P3 or Not to P3

Tom Sparrow, PMP, MSc, MBA

Chief Project Officer, Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project

Franca MacInnes

Leader, PMO & Finance Manager, Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project

Robin Latondresse

Director of Planning and Project Implementation, Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project

Julie Makranyi, PMP

Senior Manager, Planning, Royal Columbia Hospital Redevelopment Project

Sean Hodgins, CMA, CPA

President, Century Group

Rocky Sethi

Vice President of Adera Development

Ron Lee, P.Eng

Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Engineering Group, SNC Lavalin


Chris Sainsbury

Senior Manager, Global Infrastructure, KPMG

Gwendolyn Tian

Senior Consultant, Global Infrastructure, KPMG

Ross Ryken

Consultant, Global Infrastructure, KPMG

New Frontiers & Old Battles

David Cohen, LLB

Director, Client Service Delivery, McCarthy Tétrault

Will Westeringh, QC

Managing Partner, BC Region, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Mehran Jamshidi, MSc, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSM®, ITIL

Principal, Efficert Academy and Senior Project Manager at TELUS

Brendon Chin, PMP, CSP, CSM, CSD

Global Head of Project and Programme Management (PPM), HSBC Commercial E-Channels

Enterprise Agile

Gary Wagner, PMP, SPC4, POPM

Senior Project Manager, TELUS

Henriette Koning

Director, Information Systems PMO, STEMCELL Technologies

Sarah McKinnon

Director, Coaching & Learning Solutions, TELUS

John Rauser

Director of Information Security, 7 Geese

Social Good

Adam Simpson, Ph.D

Manager of Global Programmes, UN Women

Jason Hanley, B.Math, Computer Science, MBA

Chief Technology Officer, The Rumie Initiative

Engaging the Community: Stakeholder management in complex urban planning developments in the downtown eastside

Tom Wanklin

Senior Planner, DTES Planning Group, City of Vancouver

Wes Regan

Community Economic Development Planner, City of Vancouver

Social Good Panel

Shawn Hawkins, PMP, LLB, CDR

Executive Director, PM Volunteers

Dr. Eamonn O'Laocha, Ph.D, MBA, B.Ed, PMP

Instructor and Principal Investigator Applied Research, Douglas College

Social Factors

Monica Semeniuk, MA. Eng, PMP

Simon Fraser University

Ariel Landau, MA

Director of Training Development BOEING

Sabahat Naureen, P.Eng, PMP

Owner, Prime Potentials and Project Manager, KONE

Continuous Improvement of the PMO at BC Hydro: People, Practices and Technology

Stephen Bailey, PMP

Project Manager, BC Hydro Capital Projects PMO

Stephen Mason, PMP

Manager of Project Services, BC Hydro


Robyn Roscoe, PMP

Director, Management and Administration, BC Cancer Genome Sciences Centre(GSC)

Michael Nir, MA.Eng, PMP

President Sapir Consulting US

Susan Lim

Project Manager with the Regional Primary Care Program at Vancouver Coastal Health

Andy Day, MSc, RSW

Operations Director with Vancouver Coastal Health

A Patient Experience Tool: Explore a Digital Platform that Collects Data for Planning Quality Improvement

Sarah Farina, MA, MCIP, RPP, CE

Principal, Broadleaf Consulting

Christina Thomas, BA, CHRP

Program Coordinator, Doctors of BC Community Practice Quality and Integration

James Voth

Founder and Director of Intogrey Research and Development Inc.

Community Engagement - Project Management Volunteers (PMV) Panel

Shawn Hawkins, PMP, LLB, CDR

Executive Director, PM Volunteers

Klaudia Budniak, MBA

PM Volunteers Panel

Carol Neuman, MA

PM Volunteers Panel

Nick Cheung, CSM

PM Volunteers Panel

What you say, and how you project it, can say a lot about you, your leadership and your organization!

Sharookh Daroowala

Toastmaster, Certified World Class Speaking Coach, and Principal of the Canadian Academy of Public Speaking

Stefano Cossalter

Author of F.E.A.R.L.E.S.S Speaker’s System