BC Hydro "PMI 2016 PMO of the Year" - Achieving Award Winning Results – The not so secret ingredients to our success!

Date: Wed April 19, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Dinner
           6:00 - 8:00 PM - Keynote
           8:00 - 9:00 PM - Networking (Cash Bar)
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, 791 West Georgia St. (Ballroom)

Cost: $45 Members (must login to receive member discount)
  $60 Non-Members
  $70 Late Registration (Late Registration fee starts on April 17) SOLD OUT


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Salad: Arugula Creamed Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans, Roasted Beets, Sherry Vinaigrette
Braised Short Rib, Roasted Garlic Smashed Potato, Peas & Carrots, Jus
Milk chocolate mousse, pressed apple vanilla pastry cream, roche crisp


2 PDUs available - 1 Strategic and Business Management  and 1 Technical PDUs


About this session

BC Hydro has a mandate to deliver approximately $2.0 billion CAD in annual capital for the next ten years to support BC’s economic growth and meet the demands of BC Hydro customers by refurbishing, replacing and building generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure. This consists of hundreds of projects ranging in value from over $8 billion CAD to under $1 million CAD, which need to be delivered on time and on budget. To meet this challenge, BC Hydro needs to work in a disciplined and systematic way to ensure projects are brought into service safely and to a high standard of quality; on time and on budget. In anticipation of this sustained high level of capital expenditure, BC Hydro formed its Project Management Office in 2007. Since 2007 the PMO has been on a journey developing and implementing a standardized and consistent approach to project management, supported by defined practices and leading technology. One of the highlights in this journey was recognition from the Project Management Institute as the 2016 PMO of the Year! In this session we will share our journey – where we started, the project delivery methodology that we have developed and implemented, what we have achieved, important ingredients to our success, lessons we have learned along the way and where we are headed next.



Ken McKenzie and Neil Kelly

Ken McKenzie

Ken McKenzie, MBA, P. Eng.

Ken McKenzie is the Vice-President, Capital Infrastructure Project Delivery with BC Hydro, responsible for roughly $10 Billion in capital projects across the Province of British Columbia.

Ken is a professional engineer, received an MBA from UBC in 1993, and received PMP certification in 1994. Ken joined BC Hydro in 1988 and has been with the company for over 25 years, primarily in project management, but has also had roles in Engineering, Operations Planning and Export Sales, Human Resources, Customer Services, and BC Hydro International. Ken was also a senior leader with Accenture Business Services responsible for clients across Canada and in the U.S., and worked with a BC Engineering Consulting firm prior to joining BC Hydro.


Neil Kelly

Neil Kelly, PMP, MBA, CPA, CA

Neil Kelly is currently the Director, Project, Program and Portfolio Services (PPPS) at BC Hydro. He manages a group that provides schedule, cost, document control, risk, commercial management, reporting, RESP management, portfolio management, and other support services to projects delivered by Capital Infrastructure Project Delivery (CIPD). Neil is also the Principal Lead for Project Management at BC Hydro.

Neil has a Bachelor of Science from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Manchester in England, as well as his Chartered Accountant and Project Management Professional (PMP) designations.

Prior to joining BC Hydro, Neil had varied roles including time articling as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG, as a Performance Improvement Consultant at Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC), as a Controller at CB Richard Ellis Property Management, as a manager at The Loewen Group, as Director of Financial Services at UBC and then working with his father in a small consulting business. 


Event Properties

Event Date 04-19-2017 5:00 pm
Event End Date 04-19-2017 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 03-09-2017 9:00 am
Cut off date 04-14-2017 10:00 pm
Individual Price CAD60.00
Late Fee CAD10.00(From 04-17-2017)
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
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