IPMA International Project Management Association

ProMAC2021 – 14th International Conference on Project Management, November 25-26, 2021, Kumamoto, Japan

ProMAC has been organized since 2002 by SPM, the Society of Project Management in Japan. This conference will follow its rich history of bringing together thought leaders from academia and industry to discuss the theory and practice of project, program, portfolio, organization, and systems management, including the latest global trends and developments. Besides a selection of eminent speakers, we have an impressive array of speakers to talk about a range of hot issues. Add to that the excellent social/networking program that has traditionally been part of ProMAC conferences. We are sure you would gain fresh insights from participating in this event and take away warm memories with you.

ProMAC is an International conference where you can interact with world PM leaders.  You can share the knowledge, experience, and achievements of the projects beyond the region, the border, and across industries.

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission (300 words): August 31, 2021
Result of Abstract Review: September 10, 2021
Full Paper Submission: September 30, 2021
Result of Full Paper Review: October 24, 2021

Official website: https://promac.spm.or.jp/

Keynotes of ProMAC2021

Mr. Hiroshi Kodama – Executive vice president, CIO, and CISO of NEC Corporation, President of the SPM
Corporate Transformation toward New Normal Era ―Comprehensive Reform of Management, Business, and IT
Short summary:
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought rapid and unprecedented changes to a lot of companies. The rapid popularization of remote working and video conferencing exemplifies these changes. Tackling these situations requires not only improving IT but also implementing integrated reform of management, operations, and IT. Furthermore, the way of project management and human resource development should be reconsidered. In this keynote speech, some examples of the actual initiatives, and the Corporate Transformation that companies should deal with will be explained.

Dr. Jesus Martinez Almela – Chairman of the IPMA Council of Delegates
Topic: Beyond knowledge in IT projects: what competences will be necessary?
Short summary: Project management for IT projects experienced a significant change in the last twenty years. From a tools and methods oriented approach it developed into an agile framework when new methods and methodologies are used. Immersed in the era of AI, robotics and digitization the question mark is which will be future trends and drivers of changing careers and job roles of IT project management team members stretching out into the future with AI adoption? Will be the AI the opportunity to a receptive workforce for Project Management and Project Managers? Many of us keep wondering about what will be the necessary competences lo lead IT projects in the era of AI because the implications related to adoption of AI are significant. Beyond knowledge an holistic perspective competence-based management discipline aiming at delivering long-term sustainable value for a variety of stakeholders in their professional and private roles, for private and public organizations, and for society as a whole.

Mr. Osamu Yamakawa – Hitachi, Ltd. System & Service Business Division Director, Digital Service Quality Assurance Department
Topic: Hitachi’s efforts to ensure the quality of digital transformation
Short summary: DX (Digital Transformation), which uses digital technology to transform businesses and provide new
services and value, is being accelerated. Especially developing systems that utilize IT technologies such as big data analysis, IoT, and AI (artificial intelligence) is an important factor in the aspects of advancing DX. On the other hand, providing systems and solutions that utilize these technologies involves quality risks we have never experienced before.
In addition to these new elements, we need a quality assurance concept that follows speedy developments. In this keynote, we will introduce our handling for quality assurance that considers the features and risks of DX ,including examples.

You can read more about the event at ProMAC2021 official website: https://promac.spm.or.jp
Check the event’s leaflet: https://www.ipma.world/assets/ProMAC2021.pdf