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Seminar: Using Technology to drive Business Transformation

Join us on a journey into the future of project work and be inspired to how to transform your Project and Portfolio Management with the newest technologies like Chat-Bots, Machine Learning and Office Add-ins.

10. november kl. 08:30 – 14:00 at Microsoft, Kanalvej 7, 2800 Lyngby

Are you ready for the future? The future of project work? Do you want to know how new technology will transform the way of working with and managing projects in the near future?

Then you should definitely join us for this highly inspiring seminar where we have the special honor of having Ricardo Viana Vargas (Brazilian engineer and author of several books about project management that has been translated into multiple languages and released all over the world) as keynote speaker.

We also have the honor of presenting to you some very exciting case stories from real life as Stig Kronvold from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Jordi Vizcaino from ISS Facility Services and Keith Bollington from ROCKWOOL Group will be joining us to tell about their experiences on their business transformation processes.




09:10 – 09:40 ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF THE PROJECT WORK Ricardo Viana Vargas,

Our keynote speaker Ricardo will take us on a quick journey into the near future to show us what will be the main trends that will drive the project work in the years to come. Ricardo will also discuss the use of technology and the major cultural shift in the way people work do underline how the projects will be managed in the future.



Imagine a world where the users will ask questions in natural language to a personal project management assistant using their favorite chat or instant messaging tool. Each user will have their own personal AI project management assistant that will read, listen, understand and translate those questions into actions on your PPM tool, which is your organization’s place to store and organize data and processes.

Imagine also that your personal AI project management assistant will learn and become smarter day by day based on your way of work. He will also learn from other users in your organization and know all the best practices in the market which allows him to recommend and suggest the best options for your tasks. That is how the future will be.

We will be exploring and demonstrating a little bit of how a personal project management assistant can change the way you work.


10:10 – 10:20 COFFEE BREAK


10:20 – 11:00 THE JOURNEY TO PROJECT ONLINE Stig Kronvold, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

In this session, Stig Kronvold will be talking about the journey to Project Online at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. What are the biggest challenges and the must have check list that every company should follow when starting to use technology to drive business transformation.


11:00 – 11:30 GETTING STARTED WITH PROJECT ONLINE Peter Kjær and Diego Pereira, ProActive

Learn how to get started with Project Online and how your organization can use technology to drive business transformation. Learn how to ensure adoption and engage with your users by selecting the right set of accelerators for your organization. Sit back and enjoy this guided tour through an optimized ready-to-use Project Online environment.



In this session, Stig Kronvold will be talking about the challenges while supporting an organization with complex environments with specific needs. How to ensure the best usage of the available tools and the technology to drive business transformation across different departments. Learn how to draw the line between business requirements and technical limitations.


12:00 – 12:30 LUNCH



Take a closer look at ProRM, an Excel Add-in for Resource Management supported by Project Online. See how technology is driving business transformation by combining two different products. Get all the flexibility with well-known tools, like Microsoft Excel, interacting with the structure and organizational ready tools, like Project Online. Manage your resources demand and allocations using the “real” Microsoft Excel by dragging and dropping resources or projects, copy and pasting between cells and all your favorite features in Microsoft Excel.


13:00 – 13:30 SCALABLE PPM: FROM SMALL TO BIG IMPLEMENTATIONS Keith Bollington, Rockwool Group

In this session, Keith Bollington will present how to manage your organization to gradually embrace technology to drive business transformation. Learn how to control expectations among your users and provide a perfect fit setup respecting a solid roadmap.


13:30 – 14:00 BECOMING A “CLOUD READY” ORGANIZATION: MIGRATING FROM ON-PREMISES TO THE CLOUD Jordi Vizcaino, ISS Facility Services and Allan Rocha, ProActive

In this session Allan Rocha and Jordi Vizcaino will demonstrate how you can transform your organization by using Microsoft’s cloud services, like Project Online. Understand where to start and all the necessary steps towards a “cloud ready†organization. Watch a testimony of successful migration from on-premises to the cloud for an extremely complex scenario.


Take a quick look at the speakers:

Ricardo Viana Vargas is a specialist in project management and strategy implementation. Over the past 20 years, he has been responsible for more than 80 major transformation projects in several countries, covering an investment portfolio of over 20 billion USD.

He is currently the Executive Director of the Brightline Initiative™, a coalition of leading global organizations from business, government and not for profit sectors, dedicated to provide a knowledge and networking platform that delivers insights and solutions to successfully bridge the gap between strategy development and strategy implementation.

From 2012 to 2016, Ricardo Global Director of the Infrastructure and Project Management Group with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

Vargas has written fifteen books on the subject of project management and also host one of the most relevant podcasts in the field – the 5 Minutes PM Podcast with more than 4 millions views.

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Stig Kronvold is philosopher by training and Project Manager by trade.

The first decade of his carrier he spent on philosophy research and lecturing.

The last decade and a half Stig has spent combining his curiosity for human interaction and complex systems working with management of projects, programs and portfolios


Keith BollingtonRockwool Group Customer speaker

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Leading the Business Relationship, Service Level and PMO organisations with Rockwool’s global IT operating company

Head of IT for Rockwool UK, leading an IT department responsible for business wide ERP (SAP), CRM, User PCs and infrastructure.

The ROCKWOOL Group is a focused industrial company with leading positions in insulation, acoustic ceilings and horticultural growing media based on proprietary stone wool technology. We harness the properties that nature has given us to create products for quality living. Our products touch most aspects of everyday life. We offer carefully designed, innovative sustainable solutions for your comfort, safety and for the benefit of the environment.



Department Manager, Central Services at ISS Facility Services Iberia.

ISS Facility Services is an international company incorporated in 1901 in Denmark. It currently has a workforce of more than 500,000 workers in 77 countries.

ISS Iberia, leader in the integration of general services, offers services of cleaning, maintenance, auxiliary services, security, restoration, gardening and Facility Management through its more than 35,000 workers. In Spain and Portugal, ISS has its own offices throughout the country and serves about 6,000 customers.


Allan Rocha, ProActive A/S and Organizer and speaker

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Allan Rocha is a specialist in portfolio management and business analytics. Over the past 15 years, he has been responsible for implementing and driving transformation projects in several countries, covering both the business and the technical sides.

He is currently the Manager of the Project Team at ProActive A/S, a strategic Microsoft partner in Denmark and the Nordics, with a vast consulting experience. Combining a deep understanding of Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) and a strong technical background, he is leading and driving a high performance with a common goal: drive transformation, adoption and performance to our customers.

For the last 8 years he has been nominated by Microsoft as Most Valuable Professional, MVP on his field: Business Solutions.

Author of 3 books and international speaker who is always trying to innovate and improve our way of work.


Peter is an experienced consultant and project leader who combines technical skills across Microsoft technologies with technical and business-oriented expertise in PPM. He has plenty of experience with implementation of resource management module in Project Online, the Resource Exposure. Peter is able to identify possible gaps in the tool, in consultation with the client and his/her expectations and requirements for the process.


Over 10 years of experience delivering SharePoint and PPM solutions of all sizes.

ProActive is an IT consulting company that provides innovative solutions and professional advice in communication, process efficiency, knowledge sharing and collaboration. We help our customers by advising them and delivering business-critical IT solutions that change and streamline their business. ProActive solutions are developed and implemented on Microsoft’s latest software platforms. Therefore, ProActive is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner within the specific areas of competence that are relevant to the customer’ solutions and services.


For more than nine years working with customizations geared towards the Microsoft platform, with experience and knowledge in EPM Solution (Enterprise Project Management) in versions 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 and SharePoint 2010 and 2013 and Project Online.

Great experience in creations of customized reports using Reporting Service, Excel Services and Power Pivot.


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