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January 2018 Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Transformation Delivered: Project Success in a Digital World

CCRS Category: Strategic

Presenter: Matthew W. Leach



Digital transformation is the continual challenge of enabling, sometimes disrupting, business models and their associated activities, organizations, and competencies by leveraging newly available technology.  More often than not, this involves taking the business processes that have traditionally been performed within the four walls of our organizations and shifting them closer to the edge of the enterprise. Successful digital initiatives require us to rethinking projects and how they executed in order to deliver value for our businesses and their customers. In short: digital transformation requires superior project management.

However, these new business models, as well as the solutions that support them necessitate changing how we think about business analysis. This presentation will introduce the concept of digital transformation and discuss how the role of the project manager needs to shift to accommodate digital initiatives that are top-of-mind for every organization and CIO.  Techniques and case studies will be discussed with the goal of enabling project managers to better understand business models, customers, and the opportunity for disruption. The audience will walk away better equipped to take on the challenge of digital transformation project and drive them to success.

Presentation Take Away

  • Understanding of digital transformation
  • Discussion of a project manager role on digital projects
  • Project management techniques for digital projects 
  • Lessons learned from real-life digital projects


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On his first day as an engineer, someone decided that Matt Leach should write requirements. He soon discovered that project success is not just about technology, but a holistic solution that solves the right problem. Since then, he has helped organizations better understand their business and their customers while delivering solutions that delight both. Currently, Mr. Leach is a Vice President in NTT DATA’s Digital and Applications Services Practice where he leads the Business Analysis and Project Management Practices.


Dinner includes Tossed Salad, Rolls, Coffee,

 & Dessert (ny style cheese cake with a chocolate drizzle)

 and Choice of Entree

  1. CHICKENchipotle barbecue chicken

  2. FISH: swordfish au poivre, drudged in crushed black peppercorns and sauteed and orange brandy butter

  3. BEEF: steak sandwich, potatoes lyonnaise

  4. VEG: roasted vegetable penne pasta tossed with oven roasted seasonal vegetables and pomodoro sauce

Please join us on January 17, 2018 at The Desmond Hotel off of Albany Shaker Road, in Colonie (see directions).

Attitude adjustment will begin at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the program starting promptly at 7:00pm and adjourning by 8:00pm.

Pricing for 2017-2018.  To ensure an accurate number of dinners, we have created an early bird discount for those paying in advance. $30.00 for Early Bird, PMI UNY Chapter members;  $40.00 for Early Bird, nonmembers; and $20 for Early Bird students. To receive the early bird discount, please pay in advance. Those who do not register by noon on the Monday for the dinner and choose to pay at the door will not get the early bird discount and will be charged the $10 late fee - $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $40 for students.

The early bird deadline for online registration is 12:00 noon on Monday before the dinner (cancellations after 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full meeting registration fee). Please note that registrations after the early bird deadline of 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full price as indicated above. Walk-ins on the day of the event are on a first come, first served basis with limited availability and will be charged the full price plus a $10 late fee.

For details please contact:

Tim Sorrentino - VP, Programs , Cheryl Patack - 2nd VP, Programs


Kimberly Thomas - Program Director for Chapter Meetings

Event Properties

Event Date 01-17-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 01-17-2018 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-06-2017
Cut off date 01-17-2018 6:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00
No. of Strategic PDUs 1
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211, USA
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
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