Prof. György Bőgel, PhD
Retired Professor, Central European University
Master of Ceremonies
György Bőgel is a retired professor from Central European University. Currently, he holds the position of president at Ecommerce Hungary Association. He has a degree in economics.
His primary focus as a researcher and teacher revolves around innovation and entrepreneurship, with a special interest in the development of information and communication technologies, the unique aspects of the IT market, and the relationship between technology-based ventures and venture capital. He has authored numerous books and approximately 120 academic articles in both Hungarian and English, covering these subjects.
Currently, he is particularly intrigued by the dissemination and practical applications of artificial intelligence in the market. He embarked on his professional journey as a corporate consultant and later worked as a strategic analyst at an IT company for a period of five years. Over the years, he has conducted courses at various domestic universities, mentored multiple doctoral students, and taught abroad.
In 2005, he became a professor at Central European University and retired from that position in 2019. Nevertheless, he continues to be actively engaged in various university projects.
Recently, he has collaborated with fellow researchers on multiple studies addressing the current state and challenges of higher education and research and development in Hungary. He served as the vice president of the Neumann János Computer Science Society for several years and was honored with the Neumann Award for his exemplary professional contributions. He frequently shares his insights and expertise in the online domain, making his blog posts, articles, and videos accessible on the World Wide Web.
As president of Mastodon Consulting, Jennifer Tharp works closely with boards, counsel and the executive leadership of large, public companies and startup technology firms to increase fiduciary oversight, transparency and accountability. She has built a reputation for operational excellence, innovative strategic thinking, working with the highest level of integrity and a deep and passionate commitment to customer needs.
She partners with companies worldwide to drive organizational transformation and leverages technology to meet the needs of communities and society. She has developed strategic plans for public companies, municipalities and the state of California.
Ms. Tharp is a long-time PMI volunteer, having served as president of the PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and is a 2008 Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) graduate. She served on the PMI Board of Directors from 2014–2020 as the Audit Committee chair and vice chair, helping guide PMI through global expansion and acquisitions, diversity efforts, rebranding and organizational transformation. She has also served on the boards of a financial institution and strategy organization.
She is an author and editor of the book, Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management, which examines how projects can be executed more sustainably. She is also a popular keynote speaker on six continents on topics including project leadership, privacy and security, diversity, strategy and risk.
Ms. Tharp holds a BSBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and has taught leadership and project management at University of California, Berkeley. She is an Institute of Directors (IoD) Chartered Director, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) qualified financial expert.
We live in an increasingly complex and fast-moving world, the nature of
work is evolving. Against a landscape of accelerating disruption and
technological change, the workplace is becoming increasingly agile
and “projectized.” As a result, professionals around the world also need
to upgrade their own capabilities and develop the right mix of technical
and “power skills” to effectively lead teams and turn ideas
We welcome Jennifer Tharp, Chair of the PMI Board of Directors. Jennifer will share her perspective and actionable insights on the global trends impacting how work gets done - and the role that the PMI community is playing to prepare both individuals and their organizations to thrive in The Project Economy.
Peter is the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books. He has built and led some of the largest PMOs in the world and is now with Ceridian, where he is the VP Global PMO. He has also delivered over 500 lectures around the world in over 25 countries.
As the world becomes more digitized, businesses are rushing to embrace AI to increase efficiency. In this keynote presentation, Peter Taylor, aka ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, will explore the current realities of the AI world and consider some of the challenges associated with implementing forming a good partnership with artificial intelligence for greater project success in the future.”
Cornelius came to project management by accident. He started out as a software developer but quickly realized that he preferred talking to people to writing code. He moved into what was then called "organizational planning" and even became certified in the field. It took him about 3-4 years to make the switch and completely leave software development all the while leading more and more complex and important projects.
In 2008 he founded OSP International, home of the PM PrepCast, to help students effortlessly pass the PMP® Exam. Visit www.pm-prepcast.com to find the wide range of project management certification courses they now offer, including the PMI-ACP and CAPM exams.
He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, USA with his wife and their four computers. He is a past President of the PMI-OC Chapter and a PMI-OC Fellow. Currently he is a member of the American Wine Society Tucson Chapter. He enjoys juggling and says that he is excellent with three balls, OK with four, but can only keep five balls in the air for a couple of seconds.
Join us for an insightful keynote presentation on how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we manage projects. Discover AI's potential to automate repetitive tasks, improve decision-making, or optimize resources as the starting point of a transformational journey for project managers in the age of AI. What should be our mindset? What value will you deliver once AI is by your side? How can you prepare and be ready for AI in PM? Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and learn from an expert in the field!”
With over 15 years delivering strategic advantage through multimillion pound portfolios I have a track record for delivering pragmatic and accessible change within Higher Education. Through Everyday Change I partner with organisations like yours to make change easier. I excel where your complex ideas and ambition need both the care and courage to have the impact you want them to have. Working in partnership with your people to build sustainable outcomes and scalable capability to support your change journey now, and into the future. My approach is centred on ensuring you identify and commit to the right change and we get it delivered in the best possible way, Working with you and your people to co-create confident, scalable and sustainable change that will open up your world.
As AI dominates headlines, finds it way into our organisations and starts to influence the decisions we make, it’s presence is more than a novelty. This session will explore the role of AI in change management, exploring how it might be able to create space for better change outcomes and experiences.”
Tamás Fischl is a Bosch Scientist at the Department of Artificial Intelligence, established by Robert Bosch Kft. and Eötvös Lóránd University. His primary focus is on leveraging artificial intelligence for industrial applications. With an academic background in Mechatronics from the Budapest University of Technology and a PhD degree in MEMS technology, Tamás has extensive experience in the development of MEMS-based inertial sensors. During his tenure at Robert Bosch Ltd., he spearheaded the adoption of AI models based on digitalization to address various industrial challenges.
This session will explore the relationship between industrial projects and AI, addressing the challenges compared to the challenges of classical projects, project flow through industrial examples.”
Mr. Molnár holds a degree in Engineering Physics and has completed a PhD in Electrical Engineering. With a career spanning seven years in academia, he transitioned to the industry sector. Initially starting as a Product Reliability Engineer, he subsequently embarked on a managerial path, overseeing diverse engineering domains. Presently, he holds the Senior Manager of Automated Driving position at the Engineering Center Budapest, affiliated with Robert Bosch.
High level of automation is a very hot topic today, however, it is still a promise for the future. Bosch has a solid experience in driver assistance products and opens new fronts in the Automated Driving area. The market situation is diverse, ranging from large companies to startups. For any multinational company, there needs to be a special approach to organizational development and leadership.”