PMO Leadership | Digital Transformation for the PMO

Online Forum - pre-view the presentations then join the live Q&A


What is the digital transformation journey for a PMO?

With the ever-increasing speed and complexity of project delivery, comes the need for a consistent point of coordination. PMOs need to explore and use new technologies to facilitate greater collaboration and information sharing - inside, and outside of the project team – and arm business and project leaders with real-time insights. This forum aims to take a deep-dive into the transformation journey faced by PMO’s leaders today.

Hear from the following presenters: 

  • Catherine Killen, Director of the Postgraduate Project Management Program, School of Built Environment (UTS)

  • Marcus Glowasz, Director, Fortean

  • Toby Buchanan, Commercial Director APAC, nPlan

  • Val Matthews, Director PMO, Digital Services & Transport Infrastructure - ANZ, Blue Visions

Event takeaways: 

  • How to leverage modern technology in the PMO.

  • ​How we can work with technology to improve project performance and redefine the traditional PMO.

  • How visualisation will change the reporting landscape within the PMO.

  • How you can begin making changes in your organisation to realise the future of contracting.

  • How data analytics and modern technology can significantly improve PMO effectiveness and performance, and elaborate on the often unknown and harder-to-quantify keys to successfully adopt such capabilities and take full advantage of data.

Who is this event for? 

  • Executive Managers

  • ​PMO Leaders 

  • PMO People and Team Members

  • Program Managers

Event Format:

  • 11 October 2021 - Pre-recorded presentation available on AIPM OnDemand (view presentations in advance of live Q&A).

  • 21 October 2021 - Join the live Q&A session at 12pm AEDT via AIPM OnDemand event channel by clicking on link you received when you've registered. 

Members $50 | Non Members $85
CPD Points: 8


Val Matthews Val has worked in Project Controls for over 16 years across all major sectors, from Defence and Mining to Renewables and Transport. Val’s focus is on two elements; Data Science and Organisational Psychology, with the inference that people and technology must integrate better to accelerate positive enhancements and adaptations. Val now consults on complex programs and advises government and organisations on innovative approaches and in advancing awareness of digital solutions in the public project community.
Marcus Glowasz Marcus Glowasz is an internationally recognized expert in project management with over 25 years of experience in delivering complex transformation projects and has worked with numerous organizations from large international corporates to small business practices. He is an advocate of disruptive technologies and Innovation in project management and helps project professionals and organizations to prepare for the future model of project delivery.
As a co-founder and product lead at the Swiss technology startup Fortean he is also actively involved in innovating the project management practice towards a delivery model supported by Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, to address the growing challenges of project professionals to effectively and successfully deliver projects.
Catherine Killen Professor Catherine Killen is the director of the postgraduate project management program at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She has a background in mechanical engineering and 10 years of industry experience in projects for product development, innovation and the introduction of new technologies. Catherine’s research focuses on project portfolio management; she has published with more than 75 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers in this area. Her research themes explore strategic multi-project management practices in a variety of contexts; the role of visualisations in portfolio decision making; tools for managing interdependencies between projects; and the establishment of sensemaking capabilities to improve project management practice.
Toby Buchanan Toby started his career as a project manager at Lendlease. He worked on major schemes in Australia and the UK including Barangaroo and International Quarter London. He completed an MBA at London Business School which sparked his interest in technology and its applications in the construction industry, and ultimately led him to join nPlan where he has held a number of roles. nPlan has developed a new and ambitious AI-first approach to the way we plan and execute construction projects. Their software understands uncertainty and risk using machine learning technology and the world’s largest dataset of construction programmes. nPlan works with the world's largest owner operators, contractors and government organisations across infrastructure, oil & gas and buildings. They are backed by GV (formerly Google Ventures, investors in Slack, Stripe, and Uber). After 4 years in London, Toby relocated back to Sydney to grow the nPlan business in this region.

Val Matthews

Marcus Glowasz

Catherine Killen

Toby Buchanan