24 minutes | Jul 14th 2020

PMI’s Future 50: Rising Young Project Leaders

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A new generation of leaders is creating, transforming and defining The Project Economy. Meet a few members of PMI’s Future 50, a group of rising project leaders who are making their mark with bold thinking—and innovative projects. Kenneth Harris II, senior satellite engineer, Joint Polar Satellite System, NASA, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA, talks about his career journey and the future of project teams and STEM talent. Geetha Gopal, PMP, senior infrastructure projects manager, Panasonic Asia Pacific, Singapore, discusses the value of data, embracing AI and machine learning, and creating change within organizations. Miishe Addy, co-founder and CEO, Jetstream Africa, Accra, Ghana, shares how her organization focused on customers while digitizing logistics and connecting African supply chains. And PM Network® writer Tegan Jones discusses how this youthquake is reshaping the future and accelerating innovation in the project world. Key themes [00:50] The Future 50: Rising young project leaders transforming The Project Economy[02:52] Passion for the cutting-edge and family inspiration at NASA[05:32] All leaders are different[06:30] Focus on the future: More specialized project teams and the next generation of STEM talent[08:09] AI, machine learning and their value to organizations[10:30] Create change by gaining management support, evaluating resistance and listening[12:27] Taking the entrepreneurial spirit from the U.S. to Ghana[14:13] Customer focus in digitizing logistics, creating supply chains[17:27] Organizations moving from perfection to continuous learning and innovation[21:06] Putting the focus on results, not ego
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