9th Annual PMIW Symposium

28 Apr 2018 - 8:30am
9th Annual PMIW Symposium

The 9th Annual PMIW Symposium will be held 28 Apr 2018 at Manhattanville College.

Manhattanville College campus map - route to parking and Reid Castle

Earn up to 8 PDUs by attending the PMIW Professional Development Day. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, all conference materials, and a special gift will be provided.

The 9th Annual PMIW Symposium is sponsored by


Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP, MBA, MS: Leadership Lessons From Some of the World’s Toughest Marathons
Preparing for and completing a marathon is the perfect backdrop for examining the problems and challenges faced by today’s business leaders. While all certified marathons are the same distance, the dangers, terrain, altitude, and weather offer unique and varying challenges. However, you quickly learn that hills build character. Whether you’re in a high pressured meeting or encountering predators on Kenya’s high attitude Lewa SafriCom Marathon course, you must be a fast thinker.

The presenter shares his experiences as a 25-year, corporate executive and finisher of over 100 26.2-mile marathons to show you methods to lead people using marathon techniques and strategies. The presenter is also one of fewer than 300 people in the world to have completed a marathon on all seven continents, including Antarctica.

Julie Kowalski: Building Your Reputation as a Successful 21st Century Project Manager
A project manager has to effectively hold people accountable, especially when they don’t directly report to them, leverage communications and create supportive climates. When any one of these is missing, hours of time, energy & frustration occur. In this very dynamic, engaging, and interactive session you will learn the top secrets to building YOUR reputation as a successful 21st Century Project Manager. You will learn the top skills required to effectively hold people (even when they don’t report to you) accountable and achieve desired results. We will also learn how our communication style can either help or hinder our success. Finally we will learn how our actions and words create our reputation and how we can immediately apply new tools which will help us speak and act more confidently and demonstrate success as 21st Century Project Managers.

Mario Di Natale: One of the nation’s most dangerous hackers, presents a humorous examination into the future of cybersecurity defenses for enterprises.

During this talk Mario will cover the following topics:
- The new cyber-threat landscape
- Why the current methods of combating cyber-crime aren't working
- Why the current methods of defending enterprises have become ineffective
- How to identify the trends in cyber security that will bring the most value to an organization
- Predictions on the future of cyber and strategies that can be implemented today to protect organizations from threats

Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP, MBA, MS: Selling Project Management Concepts to Stakeholders & Executives
During one of our Managing Difficult Projects, a new project manager asked, “Why do we have to teach and sell project management to the stakeholders? I thought that they already knew about project management. After all, they’re executives.” The stakeholders, in this case, are the internal and external decision makers; managers, executives, vendors, and customers. These entities control the project resources (i.e. money, people, and materials), project scope, and the project’s duration or implementation date. The answer to her question was in two different surveys.

A survey of stakeholders reported that approximately, two-thirds of IT projects were unsuccessful and they didn’t see things getting any better. In another survey about why projects were “impaired or ultimately cancelled”, 55% of the reasons were directly related to the stakeholders’ involvement and support.

This keynote gives you the tools to make your projects successful by selling project management concepts to stakeholders.

Great speaker line-up

Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP, MBA, MS is an IT professional with over 25 years in management and executive positions for various Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and large consulting firms. He’s been interviewed on television, radio, and webcast programs and featured in the business, travel, and sports sections of major newspapers and publications across the country. He holds two graduate degrees and two undergraduate degrees. He’s also taught collegiate business management, IT, accounting, and project management courses. He’s served on the Board of Directors for the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), Ft. Worth’s Jubilee Theatre, the Dallas White Rock Marathon, and various local and international not-for-profit organizations. He has spoken at over 100 national and international business, leadership, project management, accounting, and IT conferences. He has five books and over fifty articles published.

Mario DiNatale is a recognized technology thought leader and strategist with more than a decade of business building experience, both in developed and developing markets. Champion of “transforming the way business is done” by anticipating the needs of the business and delivering relevant solutions that drive concrete value. Excels in delivering high returns on technology investments, leveraging open source to reduce costs, and known for increasing revenue via new and progressive business models. Valued for strengths in proactive problem solving and for possessing the vision and direction needed to integrate the complex array of systems and people, aligning information systems and business needs into cohesive solutions. An impassioned team leader, who mentors with purpose and understands that strong working relationships create great teams that produce exceptional results.

Julie Kowalski is a seasoned thought leader, consultant, executive coach and facilitator. She’s also an energetic, and spirited professional trainer. Through her own working history, Julie has gained valuable insight and acumen into the science of what it takes to start and run successful businesses as well as the art of earning and retaining customer and employee loyalty. Julie maintains working relationships with a wide variety of business owners and executives from small family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Julie was named one of the “World’s Most Creative Thinkers” by bestselling author Seth Godin (Purple Cow) and she possesses over 25 years of first hand business experience. Her accomplishments include personally starting and successfully managing multi-million dollar companies.

Event Fees: 

PMIW and Neighbor Chapter Members: $250
All Others: $300

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Reid Castle
Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577