Opening Keynote Speaker

Peter Ivanov

Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach

Virtual Power Teams

Virtual or dispersed Teams are everywhere – starting with your home office workers through to your sales team and offices in multiple locations and onwards to reach large global Teams. Often Projects with dispersed teams struggle with delays or even sometimes completely fail. International investments are put at Risk due to intercultural issues or simply because the team members feel isolated and demotivated. Peter Ivanov is an international Manager and Virtual Teams Expert. His method “The 10 Big Rocks” is proven in practice and has won multiple corporate awards. The method systematically shows how to lead virtual teams, save time and money and develop your organization for the future!” The Keynote speech “Virtual Power Teams” provides a mix of ‘proven in practice’ management methods and powerful and emotive leadership stories that raise incentive for top performance and successful large virtual team management in international organisations. The speech is an ideal starter for a corporate or public event, setting the tone for further visionary, planning sessions and/or future successful celebration. It outlines the 10 critical success factors for leading Virtual Teams based on the Award winning method: “The 10 Big Rocks”

More about Peter Ivanov:

  • Born in Gabrovo in Bulgaria 1970
  • Senior Manager with 20 years international experience
  • Has Led Virtual Teams – 100+ people in Western & Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa
  • Delivered 100+ Keynotes and talks in 18 countries
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • World Champion in Discus
  • Charity – Supporter of Young Talent
  • Lives with his 5 daughters and wife in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Speaks 5 languages – English, German, Bulgarian, Russian, Hungarian

Micah Kāne

CEO & President - Hawaii Community Foundation

Corey Campbell

CEO and Founder - Akamai Training & Consulting

The 7 Ways to Master Your Psychology & Mindset to Dominate Any Problem You Face As the world adapts to the challenges of COVID-19 and beyond, we’re being encouraged (or forced) to make significant shifts to our business and social lives. It’s easy to focus all our attention on accommodating others and ignore the impact to the person responsible for doing it all: you. If your environment is changing, what needs to change within you to own your future? To deliver your projects with the same effectiveness? What do you need to let go of from who you have been to achieve success moving forward? Crisis creates breakthroughs – if we have the right psychology and mindset to see them. Join Corey Campbell, CEO & Founder of Akamai Training & Consulting as we learn ways to activate a powerful mindset, ignite an inner drive of self-discovery, and establish a practical system to identify, discover, and implement the changes you need to make to maximize your productivity every day and eliminate problems as they come. Primary Take-Aways for Participants Establish a system to overcome mental fatigue and ignite daily with passion and purpose. Understand the importance of mindfulness and self-awareness to dominate problems as they come and own your productivity throughout the day.

Corey Campbell is the CEO and Founder of Akamai Training & Consulting, a Honolulu-based company specializing in the design and development of custom-programming to enhance organization’s leadership and customer service skills. He has served as a guru in the field of Organizational Psychology as an Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant, Corporate Trainer, and Keynote Speaker for the past 20 years, working across the United States and with international groups. His primary focus is connecting people and teams to a deeper purpose and passion to drive engagement and create positive behavioral change that lasts. 
 
 
He is a graduate of the Pacific Century Fellows Program (2018), and is very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for After-School All-Stars Hawaii and the Waikiki Community Center, the Make-A-Wish Hawaii Young Leader’s Executive Board, and the Hawaii Food & Wine Epicurean Board. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology from Virginia Tech. He is an avid fitness enthusiast and is a Certified CrossFit instructor.

Greta Blash

Program and Project Manager, Business Analyst

PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP, DALSM, CDAI, PMP-PBA

Future of Agile Agile has moved from a silver bullet to becoming integrated into most project deliveries. As Disciplined Agile has become more recognized, this moves agile from a project concept to an enterprise-level approach to support Business Agility.

Greta Blash has over 20 years of program/project management, business analysis and management experience with world-class organizations. 

Greta has published articles, blogs and project management and business analysis courses, to help individuals to increase their knowledge in the combined usages of various techniques and on how these techniques can be appropriately applied to ensure delivery of solutions that meet stakeholder expectations.

She was selected by PMI to be part of the review team for the PMBOK and Program Management Guide, as well as a SME for the BA Standard, Benefit Realization Practice Guide, The Standard for Earned Value Management and Estimating Practice Guide. She is a frequent presenter at Project Management, Business Analysis and Agile events. 

Ken Smith

Freelance Consultant

Beyond PMBOK -- Advanced Earned Value! Traditional budgeting for integrated schedule planning, budgeting & performance monitoring of projects is prone to error! But formula-driven Earned Value methodology is confusing and cumbersome! This presentation cuts through the formula fog and provides a simpler approach to understanding and applying EV -- with templates to facilitate computation and graphics for display.

Freelance consultant. Formerly Senior Foreign Service Officer, US Agency for International Development (USAID) portfolio, program & project manager, evaluator, trainer & advisor; US Defense Department management systems specialist; Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank & UNDP consultant. Col, USAFR (Retd). Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) monitoring & evaluation, George Mason University (GMU) Virginia; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Systems Analysis Fellow, Center for Advanced Engineering Study); MA & BA (Government & International Relations, University of Connecticut (UCONN). Project Management Professional (PMP®), member International Project Management Association (IPMA), & PMI®-Honolulu & Philippine Chapters.

Sherry Menor-McNamara

CEO & President - Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

As head of the state’s largest organization serving business in Hawaii, Sherry Menor-McNamara is the youngest and first female President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii in its 165 years history.

 

She has worked for a wide variety of companies, including ESPN Regional Sports, Sony Corporation, Estee Lauder, Elton John Production and the “60 Minutes” program, as well as for the Hawaii State Legislature, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka and the Executive Office of the United States President.

 

Menor-McNamara serves on numerous boards including as trustee of Queen's Health Systems, Fujitsu's JAIMS Foundation, Center for Tomorrow's Leaders, Girl Scouts Hawaii, East-West Center Foundation and the FilCom Center.

 

She has JD and MBA degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Menor-McNamara also earned a certificate in Expanding Impact in Advocacy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education. 

Stephanie Lum

Senior Process Analyst - Servco Pacific, Inc

Stephanie Lum is a Senior Process Analyst at Servco Pacific, Inc and has over fifteen years of business analysis and project management experience in business and non-profits with a focus on software selection, development and implementation, including related process improvement efforts. Stephanie is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Agile Professional Product Owner and Certified Agile Professional Agile Trainer certifications in addition to her PMP, and has been instrumental in setting Servco on an agile path. 

Phil Acosta

Executive Director - Aloha Harvest

Ray Ju