PEOPLE and DATA
What are the wise choices
we must make?
Data is power. How can we be sure we are using it right?
Sponsors will each be allocated a clear space, power supply and either a table or stand space on the networking area where delegates gather between sessions in the pre-conference, mid morning, lunch and afternoon breaks and during the break out sessions.
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Presentation opportunity each day
Short address opportunity at dinner
Stand space within the networking area
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- PM Channel interview
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£8,000 + VAT
Pre-Conference Senior networking event drinks and dinner (Conversation Club)
Host a networking dinner for 50- 70 in an exclusive venue that gathers together senior decision makers from the controls community. A year’s prospecting in an evening with guaranteed follow-ups.
The Conversation Club currently numbers 198 senior Project and Programme directors along with Government (IPA and major departments) National Audit Office and Academics.
As host your organisation has exclusive access to this audience for this event.
16:00 Tea and Networking
17:00 Discussion, Tuned to your requirement.
18:00 Drinks and networking
19:00 Dinner and networking.
£3,000 + VAT
Major Project Delivery Insights Team at the National Audit Office
Lee-Anne is the Director for the NAO’s Major Project Delivery Insights team. For more than 20 years she has carried out value for money audits of a wide range of projects, programmes and spending across government departments. She directed the NAO’s work on learning lessons from major programmes, which drew together insights from programmes across government on the root causes of the issues the NAO sees most often. She has a Masters degree in international relations, specialising in research methods.
Head of Estimating and Benchmarking
Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Sirish is Head of Estimating and Benchmarking at the Infrastructure and Project Authority (IPA). Previous to this he was at National Highways as a Commercial Intelligence Manager and Estimating Manager, with experience in Cost Estimating & Modelling, Risk and Uncertainty management and Project Controls. He has held various positions in Rolls-Royce as a Programme Manager on implementing Single Source Contract Regulations (SSCR), an Estimating Specialist, Supportability Engineering Team Leader and Whole Life Cost Engineer. He is currently developing intelligence reporting, e.g. Benchmarking, using historical data across the UK Public Sector and introducing a career learning journey for the estimating profession. Sirish is also Co-Chair of PsACE (Public Sector Advisory Community for Estimating), a group with 40 UK government departments and arms length bodies, who are passionate to share leading practice in estimating and move forward, together. Using his current role, experience and network to introduce consistency in estimates across government projects and better benchmarking to achieve better project outcomes.
Dr Tim Sheldon
Director Submarines Acquisition & SDA Project Delivery Head of Profession
Dr Sheldon has managed projects across the MoD throughout his career, including in close combat training equipment, communications and IT, logistics management and submarine delivery. He has undertaken targeted reviews into challenged equipment projects and provided assistance and assurance on delivery and technology management. As Head of Cost Assurance Analysis Service, he modernised and grew the team to directly support Chief of Defence Materiel in establishing an affordable Defence Equipment Programme, and in key commercial negotiations on warship construction. Dr Sheldon established the DE&S project controls function, enabling DE&S Transformation. He has headed the Submarine Production Team that delivers the Astute Class and, since 2020, is responsible for all UK submarine acquisition programmes as Director Submarines Acquisition.
Val Jonas has been CEO of Risk Decisions Ltd since 1998, and is recognised as a global risk management specialist. She works closely with clients and leads conversations on the cultural, process and technical issues within the project, product, strategic and enterprise risk management world, advising organisations implementing Risk Decisions’ Predict! risk management system. She is risk subject matter expert to ISO and BSI committees, non-executive director for the ICCPM and Chair of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) Risk Leadership special interest group. She provides input risk guides and publications worldwide.
CEO, Risk Decisions Group
Regional Director South West National Highways
Jason Hones is a project, operations and transformation leader having worked in various roles across National Highways and the MoD. He has worked on large construction, engineering and transformation projects and programmes around the world for the past 30 years. He has a passion for delivering exciting changes whilst grounded in pragmatic delivery reality earned after many years of delivery experience.
Planning Manager, EKFB
Anastasios is a highly experienced Civil Engineer, currently excelling as a Planning Manager with over two decades of industry expertise. His journey began as a high school trainee, evolving into a career that encompasses design, construction, and management across diverse projects, from infrastructure to commercial and residential developments. His unwavering commitment to lifelong learning fuels his passion for driving the transformation of the construction industry towards innovation and excellence.
Data Scientist, PSP
Aris is a Full Stack Data Scientist, skilled in both backend and frontend work, including Machine and Deep Learning, Data Analysis, Engineering, and Visualization. His education and work experience have given him technical and business smarts. He’s all about spotting problems, working closely with clients, and using data in the smartest way possible to help them meet their goals.
Data Scientist, PSP
Yash is a full stack Data Scientist with a passion for shaping the future of the project controls industry. His expertise lies in data engineering and data analysis, where he creates end-to-end solutions for companies in traditional project controls, ushering them into the digital age. Passionate about data science, he has expertise in machine learning and deep learning. He is eager to apply my skills in data science to revolutionize the project controls industry.
Founder of Project Science Ltd, Project Data Science Consultant and Director
James Lea is a Fellow of the APM (Association for Project Management) and a Fellow of the BCS (British Computer Society). He is the founder of Project Science, a consulting business specialising in the ‘physics of projects’ that helps answer the question: how can we deliver with confidence? As a physicist James applies a skeptical empirical approach to plan, control and predict project and programme outcomes. As an engineer and data science practitioner, James develops new techniques for project data capture and ‘sensor fusion’, including “AI at the edge”, and machine learning tools. James contributes to the project and programme delivery profession through talks and webinars to the APM, the BCS and the project data science communities. He has spoken at past EVA conferences and is a published author in the APM Project journal. His motto? There’s always a better way.
Dr Jon Broome
NEC4 Contracts Expert, Leading Edge Projects Consulting Ltd
Dr Jon Broome is a recognised expert on contract strategy and the NEC contract form having had books, academic papers and numerous articles published on the topic. For the last twenty-five years, he has been an independent consultant on these topics, trading through his own company, Leading Edge Projects Consulting Ltd. As well as giving training on these topics, Jon has helped put together contractual frameworks worth billions of pounds and been an expert witness on disputes worth £100’s of millions. In addition, Jon was chair of the Association for Project Management’s Contracts and Procurement SIG for some 10 years and is currently the association’s joint chair.
Project & Program Management UK Service Lead, Project Controls Global Service Expert
Iain Minns has worked in project and program management across numerous industries including Aviation, Nuclear Defence, Defence, Local Government, Rail, Buildings, Health and the Automotive sector. He is a co-author of the British Standard for Project Controls and is a qualified practitioner in project, programme and portfolio management. He is a passionate about Project Controls and an advocate for standardisation and education. His aspiration is to leave the industry in a better state than when he joined it through establishing the standard for project controls and opening up opportunities for education and qualifications to graduates and apprentices, so that the generations who follow us see our industry as an attractive prospect for their careers and a place to make a difference.
Regional Practice Leader for Project, Programme and Commercial Management,
Joseph is a Fellow Member of APM and a highly respected and experienced programme and project director. Joseph has a wealth of experience within project and programme management; he has led major projects and programmes such as Kew Capital Development Programme, BT 21CN Property & Infrastructure (P&I) Programme and has significant experience of major relocation project. His breadth of experience also includes offices, infrastructure, high containment facilities and managing an IT R&D project for the BBC. He is an award-winning project manager who prides himself on being a reflective practitioner; since completing his MSc in Major Programme Management he continues to research his research into dynamic capabilities within project and programmes and the importance of cognitive diversity and psychological factors on programme performance. He has contributed to professional development through being London Branch Chairman for the APM for three years (2003-2006) and co-chaired the annual APM / RICS Leadership Conference for two years (2015 and 2016).
Director Partner Solutions Mindset Practice
From my early days as a Nurse and Health Visitor there has been a golden thread in my career that has focused on enabling others to be their best selves at work and at home. That is why I live and breathe the Mindset Practice mission of enabling others to show up from a Mindset of Growth rather than Survival. This passion has led me to become highly competent in Mindset development and behaviour change. I deliver Mindset solutions globally and collaborate with organisations, teams and our licensed Practitioner community. My quest to learn blended with a positive intent ensures I deliver mindful challenge to encourage people to step beyond the familiar, to explore more possibilities, to develop more clarity and promote a productive climate of Growth. I choose to include physical and mental fitness as a key part of my life having participated in Tough Mudders and even a brief but hard-earned appearance on Ninja Warrior UK! More recently I have utilised my strength and intuition through slowing down and practicing Yoga. I am more than proud to be a mum of two beautiful girls and am told I am an inspiration to them every day – as they are to me. I live near Oxford with my partner and love to travel and discover new adventures. I am at my best in Growth when I am being playful and curious with clients and facilitating and observing those light bulb moments of clarity and inspiration that we are privileged to observe. You will observe me in Survival becoming too fast and clipped when I feel less than competent or excluded from things I feel are important.
VP Bids and Programmes
Following a career in the Royal Navy, Tony has had a wide and varied career in industry, rooted in project controls, assurance and programme management. He has operated at the senior executive level and has a track record of business/programme turnarounds, transformational change and performance improvement. Military and civilian careers have provided business, profit and loss and programme management experience in defence and aerospace, information technology/systems and transportation.
Imagine what we could achieve if everyone showed up more from a mindset of Growth rather than Survival? I believe everyone has the capability to do this and I see it as my and Mindset Practice’s mission to achieve this. I’m often asked “what inspired me to start Mindset Practice”? Key to my answer is a 400m final I ran when I was 14. I was up against two boys who were the best at sport in my school year. I was winning, way ahead. As I entered the final 150m I felt fear. I looked around and screamed at the boys behind me to catch-up. I deliberately slowed down to come third. I firmly believe nobody gets up in the morning intending to do a bad job. The challenge is we’re not usually taught how to identify and manage our Survival habits at school or at work. As Chief Psychologist at Mindset Practice I have been able to use my talent with applied humanistic psychology – and my own mission to be the best person I can be – to realise not only my ability to win races but to help others win theirs. I feel inspired spending time with my wife, sons and daughter exploring new experiences and enjoying being together. I love music and spinning my vinyl records, often to 80s tunes. I’m also a Manchester United fanatic, though that has definitely tested my mindset practice in recent times! I’m my best self in a mindset of Growth when I’m empowering others to step out of their comfort zone, transform their mindset and deliver accountable, practical and sustained change. You will know I’m in Survival when you see me hide and retreat. It doesn’t happen that often anymore, but if you see it a helpful nudge is always welcome.
Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Consultancy Services
Paul is a Principal Consultant at Costain, a Fellow of the APM and a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) with c30 years of Project Control, Project Integration and Project Management experience across the BAE Systems portfolio of complex, high value projects. Last year he joined Costain to bring his significant experience to projects outside the Defence Sector and is currently working in a role in Network Rail. He recognises that people are at the core of Project Management, which enables him to be persuasive and influential at all levels of an organisation. He has acted as an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) Chair for major Defence Programmes and delivered a significant number of PM&C courses. He is a lover of music and poetry: his favourite band is Massive Attack and he loves Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate.
Country Director Bids, Projects & Programmes at Thales
Glenn is responsible for Bid, Project & Programme Management (BPM) and Portfolio Performance, directing a team of 10 and influencing over 800 Thales BPM staff. Accountable for functional leadership and support for the Bid, Project Delivery, Portfolio Management and Business Change communities across Thales UK entities driving capability improvement, tools optimisation, competence development, project controls, portfolio performance, business transformation and change. Leading on behalf Thales and representing BPM on MoD Strategic Partnering Programme (SPP) and Partnering Executive Meetings (PEM). Driving professionalism and maturity of the enterprise teams, focused on people development, talent management and sponsorship of Recruitment Accelerators, Leadership and Early Careers programmes to ensure availability of strategic capability to meet future growth and demand. Networking across Thales globally and within the UK, empowering BPM function to work transversally and collaboratively with all UK business units and other global entities. UK referent for global capability improvement and project efficiency initiatives. Chairing the BPM Council, securing strong engagement with all Heads of BPM to drive excellence in functional discipline, compliance to best practice, influence in adopting a growth mind-set with associated behaviours and engendering continuous improvement and professional maturity. Driving the digital agenda and working in collaboration with Delivery Assurance to provide leadership and guidance in support of critical live Bids & Projects across the Thales. Working in close collaboration with other functional leaders, including Engineering, to deliver world-class solutions to our customers on-time, to the highest standards and supporting profitable growth.
P3M Consultant at Costain
Muriel is a P3M Consultant working at Costain. She has 11 years’ experience of Programme and Project development and delivery. Leading and managing talented, multidisciplinary, cross-organisational teams to deliver medium to large sized projects of technical services, tools and change solutions across the rail industry and customer service. Muriel is currently working in the Defence industry, leading the programme delivery of social value implementation across multiple projects, working closely with the Social Value experts. She has worked on numerous programmes such as HS2 Phase 2, Network Rail Drainage and Lineside part of the Weather Risk Taskforce Team and Business Change; tailoring each role to meet the Client, Programme and Project requirements. She is organised in leading and delivering end-to-end projects, being a skilled problem-solver and adaptable to change. She is passionate for building and making a difference, obtaining the BA Hons Part 1 Architecture degree influences her out of the box thinking, design and construction understanding.
Paul’s initial career spanned 15 years working in blue chip manufacturing and distribution organisations across a wide range of functional disciplines prior to focusing on delivering strategic change and transformation programmes. He has over 20 years’ experience in leading and supporting UK and global change programmes across the private sector, public sector and NGO’s. Paul is passionate about people and how we truly engage the human being in change and leads the changemaker human change practice. This group supports leaders and their teams in understanding their own personal change journey and also how to support the organisation in times of transformation to fully embrace new ways of working, encourage cultural shift and adopt behavioural changes that in turn lead to the realisation of tangible business benefits. As well as being a regular and popular conference and event speaker, Paul is also a leadership coach, a qualified practitioner using the Lumina Learning psychometric tools and a Prosci Certified Change Management practitioner.
Change and Transformation Leader
Tom has been working as an actor for over 25 years. His theatre work includes Measure for Measure and Richard III for the Royal Shakespeare Company, A Comedy of Errors and As You Like It for the National Theatre and Taming of the Shrew for Shakespeare's Globe. Television work includes Patrick Melrose, Eastenders, Holby City, Babylon, Messiah and The Robinsons. Fans of ‘Synergy’ will remember how Tom helped sink The Titanic at Methodist Hall. As facilitator and workshop leader, Tom has spent 10 years as a core member of the National Theatre’s Theatreworks team, has supported The Young Vic Theatre’s Development Department and has helped organisations in the rail, construction, gas, nuclear and defence industries communicate effectively in hazardous situations.
Debbie Korley’s stellar acting career spans Theatre, Film, Television and Radio. She has appeared in a dozen productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and in London has appeared in the West End, at Hampstead Theatre, The Almeida, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Drill Hall, The Arcola, The National Theatre, and Shakespeare’s Globe. Her film and TV credits include King Lear, The Ones Below, Night and Day, Night Fever, Casualty, Doctors and Green Balloon Club. She spent a season with BBC’s Radio Repertory Company, and has been heard on The Archers, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Home Front and What Really Happened In The Nineties. Debbie is a facilitator for Theatreworks at The National Theatre.
Jack Pinter creates and delivers innovative learning initiatives designed to transform and revitalise the world of work. Dubbed ‘the swiss army knife of learning and development,’ Jack has recently supported collaboration and culture change initiatives at Heineken and Airbus and showed aspiring leaders at BASF, BCG and Edwards Lifesciences how to become better storytellers. During the dark days of Covid, Jack developed the hybrid learning platform, Talent Xcelerator. As a playwright, Jack’s work has been staged by The Actor’s Gang in Los Angeles and The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. As a composer and musician, Jack has collaborated with the likes of the National Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Marianne Faithfull, Tim Robbins, Yoko Ono, Katie Melua and the frontmen of iconic British bands 10cc, Squeeze and Suede. He is delighted to be back at eVA, where he was last seen leading an interactive retelling of the history of The Barbican in 12 Songs, accompanied by two founding members of The Magic Numbers.
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