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Dada presenting at University of West London (UWL)

Following our Round-table discussion at the Institute of Directors (IoD), Dada are pleased to have been invited to present at the University of West London (UWL) at a further Round-table this time organised by AK Optimize Limited .

At the Round-table event at the IoD Project Leaders explored how they could apply Agile PMO, risk management, project governance, procurement, and change management to the range of project control and management challenges Brexit poses. At the coming event Project Leaders will be able to look at the pressing issues facing Project Managers in the UK.  

With so much political and economic uncertainty, what does BREXIT, skills shortages (talent), ArtificiaI Intelligence (AI) mean for project leaders and some of the major projects being undertaken in the UK? This evening event organised by AK Optimize Ltd and hosted by UWL Claude Littner Business School pulls together dynamic speakers who will explore these topics:

UWL CLBS presents The Future of Project Management

Is your organisation prepared for BREXIT, Artificial Intelligence and skills shortages in projects?

  • With so much political and economic uncertainty, what does BREXIT mean for projects?
  • If people are the most important aspects of projects, what can we do about project skill shortages (talent)?
  • What benefits does the Tideway Project bring London and what are the challenges given the huge investment?
  • How will ArtificiaI Intelligence (AI) change project leadership in the future?
  • The Project Management Office is a key player, how does it deliver strategic value? 

 This packed looked at the key forces impacting on future projects and organisations


  • Welcome to the inaugural West London Project Hub – Amerjit Walia, AK Optimize & UWL CLBS
  • BREXIT and it’s implications for project management– Sachin Melwani DADA Enterprises
  • Future Talent and Apprenticeships – Caspar Bartington, Association for Project Management
  • Project Tideway – Benefits and challenges, Richard Lewis, Thames Water, UK
  • Artificial Intelligence and future projects – Steve Wells, Fast Future
  • PMOs – delivering strategic value – Stuart Easton, Transparent Choice

Time and Date: 5th March 2019, 5.00 – 8.30 pm

Are you looking to enhance your project management career? Dates for the university APM courses available throughout the year. Book on

**DOWNLOAD** DADA’s overview of the constantly shifting Brexit timeline, the various Brexit options available and the potential project delivery impacts. We explain the operational impacts that Brexit and the practical measures that firms can take to mitigate them.

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Learn more about the amazing Speakers:

Amerjit Walia, Director of Project Programs at AK Optimize Limited ~ Amerjit is both a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Association of Project Management. Amerjit passionately believes in bringing change through action-centred activities and EI practices. As Senior Lead Project Consultant and Trainer of AK Optimize Ltd, Amerjit provides specialist consultancy and training services to organisations in project management, human resources and leadership. Amerjit has successfully set up the University of West London as an Approved Centre for APM. He is responsible quality assurance and leading tutors to deliver the APM courses.
Caspar Bartington, Education Manager at Association for Project Management ~ Caspar joined the Association for Project Management (APM), Europe’s largest professional body for project management following a successful career in the insurance profession. As Education Manager at Association for Project Management Casper is an experienced Relationship, Engagement and Marketing Manager with a proven track record in the insurance, financial services and education sectors.
Steve Wells, Global futurist, keynote speaker, and the COO of Fast Future ~ Steve is a global futurist, keynote speaker, author and consultant. Challenging the notion of leadership in the future. He advises global corporations on the transformative potential of disruptive technologies and how brands can leverage them to create distinctive identities in a fast changing world and drive exponential growth and improvement. Steve has a particular focus on the new models of leadership, collaboration, and innovation required to sustain and differentiate brands in a rapidly changing reality.
Richard Lewis, Client Programme Manager at Tideway London ~
A Chartered Engineer, with 20 years’ + experience leading major projects in the process industries enhanced by a Master’s degree in Project Management. As Client representative for the Tideway programme (value £3.4bn) Richard reports to COO and is responsible for performance of the Programme Management Contractor. Acting as the key client representative to programme wide external stakeholders Richard chairs the Alliance Management team consisting of 3 Joint ventures.
  Stuart Easton, CEO of Transparent Choice ~ Stuart Easton is passionate about PMOs delivering strategic value. His blog on PMO effectiveness is both informative and fun and his company, TransparentChoice, is a leader in portfolio management software. Stuart hates waste and has helped large companies, governmental bodies and non-profits identify and eliminate 10% to 40% of waste in their portfolio.
Sachin Melwani, MD of DADA Enterprises The most important to Sachin is ‘disruptive creativity’. Leveraging his strong knowledge of ERP transformation from the Client, Prime Integrator and Tier Supplier perspectives, through DADA he now aims to bring genuine innovation to the traditional consultancy model by offering a unique “Consultancy as a Subscription” service. The advantage over a traditional consultancy is that DADA provides an economical and responsive way to support any project by offering a “Consulting Service at Contractor prices”.

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