6:00 | Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:45 | Announcements, Introduction of Program
7:00 | Guest Speaker or Internal Program (1 PDU)
8:00 | Participants network and/or participate in SIGs
8:15 | PMO SIG, Quality SIG programs (1 PDU)
Continuing the theme presented in 2010 to the chapter, David Shepler will build on the Watson Project (of Jeopardy fame), exploring the project management challenges and possible solutions introduced by the high uncertainty of research projects. What level of control do we try to impose? How do we find the right balance between research freedom and project control? David will discuss the challenges of working in a “research environment” as well as the specific issues associated with Building Smarter Energy Data Analytics.
David Shepler is the Program Director for the Smarter Energy Research Institute, at the T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. David is a certified Project Management Professional® with prior experience as a PMO Director at IBM, 3 years as a RAND Corporation Research Assistant and 10 years in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer. He has a Master’s in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School, a Master’s in Public Management from the University of Maryland and a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
$20 for Westchester Chapter Members,
$30 Non-Westchester Chapter Members.
The Royal Palace,
77 Knollwood Rd
(in Greenburgh Shopping Plaza, next to Cinema 100)