Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra will be delivering the opening plenary address at the PMI Global Congress, discussing how the federal government is making progress in managing the complex projects for government IT.
As a driver of unprecedented change in the federal government’s IT operations, including pioneering work to drive transparency and decrease the cost of government operations, Kundra was recognized as the 2009 Chief of the Year and 2008 IT Executive of the Year by InformationWeek. He has also been recognized by InfoWorld among the top 25 CTOs in the country, and by ExecutiveBiz as one of top 20 people to watch in 2010.
“A speaker of Vivek Kundra‘s caliber is clear acknowledgment that excellence in project management is crucial to economic recovery of the USA and the world,” said Gregory Balestrero, president and CEO of PMI. “It is also recognition of the strategic and prominent positions that project managers in government IT will hold in their organizations moving forward.”
In his role as federal CIO, Kundra is responsible for the policy and strategic planning of federal IT investments and oversight of federal technology spending. He also establishes and oversees enterprise architecture to ensure system interoperability and information sharing and ensure information security and privacy across the federal government. Additionally, Kundra works closely with federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra to advance the president’s technology agenda
The PMI Global Congress 2010 North America will be held Oct. 9-12 in Washington D.C., at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center.