Waves2015 at Trivandrum
PMI Trivandrum, Kerala Chapter

Waves2015 at Trivandrum

PMI Kerala Chapter organized its annual Kerala Project Management Conference, Waves2015, in Trivandrum on 13 June.

The conference organized by volunteers along with chapter board members had eight speakers and around 200 delegates.

Chapter president Vikram Kumar B.T. welcomed the audience. Padma Shri M.C. Dathan, ex-director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, gave the inaugural address. Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI India, provided updates from PMI India. It was also an occasion to honor long-standing members of the chapter and release the chapter's first newsletter. Padma Shri G. Shankar, head and chief architect of Habitat Technology Group, gave a talk on 'brown architecture' and described how he overcomes challenges faced in the construction industry. Bhadran V.K., associate director of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, spoke about the application of project management techniques in cyber crime investigations.

There was a case study presentation on the Thiruvananthapuram City Road Improvement Project by Anilkumar Pandala, managing director of Thiruvananthapuram Road Development Co. Ltd. and associate vice president at IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd. Rishiraj Singh, IPS, chief vigilance officer, Kerala State Electricity Board, could not attend the conference due to official engagements and instead sent a video message that was played at the conference. Karthik Ramamurthy, founder and principal consultant of KeyResultz, shared some useful tips on how he overcame challenges in project management.

This was followed by a magic show by Gopinath Muthukad, Merlin Award winner and owner of Magic Planet. He explained the concept of CASH - Confidence, Attention, Sincerity, and Hardwork, factors that play important roles in project execution and our daily life.

There was an interview session with Ramam Atmakuri on his project management experiences of moving from the corporate world to the social sector. The interview was conducted by B.G. Jayaram and Brajesh C. Kaimal. Mr. Atmakuri, who is currently the executive vice chairman of L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, was previously vice president at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

The chapter conducted a volunteer development program for the first time on 12 June in Trivandrum. Leaders from the community, Mr. Atmakuri, Mr. Ramamurthy, Mr. Jayaram, Mr. Kalady, and Mr. Kaimal supported the event. Mr. Jayaram is region mentor ' Region 11 ' Western Asia at PMI GOC and past associate vice president & head, Project Management Center of Excellence at Infosys. Mr. Kaimal is past president of PMI Kerala Chapter and COO of Experion Technologies.

Jayakrishnan P.S., vice president, volunteer development for PMI Kerala Chapter, gave the welcome address. Mr. Kalady spoke on sustaining chapter growth and PMI institutional knowledge. Mr. Ramamurthy highlighted the importance of using social media to connect, engage, and get involved. Mr. Atmakuri spoke about the value of volunteering. This was followed by a discussion on volunteer growth opportunities by an expert panel consisting of Mr. Jayaram and Mr. Kaimal.

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