We are thrilled to announce that Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez , a world-renowned Harvard Business Rewiew Author, Speaker, Advisor, PMI Fellow, and Past Chair of the Strategy Implementation Institute, will be joining us as the keynote speaker for the PMO Conference in London on the 15th June 2023. Antonio also has considerable experience in PMO, and is widely recognized for their groundbreaking work in the future of PPM.

With Antonio as our keynote speaker, we are confident that PMO practitioners at the conference will enjoy a thought-provoking, insightful session on the PMO as it heads to the C-Suite.

PMO Conference delegates will leave this session with insights into the rise of the Chief Project Officer as a new C-suite executive role and what that means for the PMO. Antonio will also give inspiration on how to grow from a project manager, PMO, PPM, and agile expert into the Chief Project Officer and finally, PMO practitioners will leave the session ready to explain to participant leaders and executives why their organisation needs a Chief Project Officer.


PMOs Rest in Peace / Welcome Chief Project Officer 

With the significant increase in automation of operations and the increase in change initiatives and project work, a new role is emerging in the executive committee. Companies are beginning to consolidate responsibility for orchestrating and successfully implementing the organization’s continuous transformation and significant strategic initiatives within a single C-level executive. And it’s not only multinationals and for-profit organizations.


The chief project officer goes far beyond the traditional Project Management Officer role or the direct sponsorship of individual projects. They must push their organization toward adopting a project-driven structure and foster a collaborative and empowering culture that reaches across silos. They must also collaborate with HR to develop project-management competencies throughout the organization.


The role should be fully integrated into the C-suite. Just as COOs have in the past, CPOs should behave like an extension of the CEO or even the board and, as such, hold the top managers accountable. CPOs may be rare in the C-Suite, but their steady emergence is a leading indicator of how companies will organize themselves to thrive in the project economy.

Antonio has presented at more than 220 conferences around the world, regularly evaluated as the best speaker.

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We first met Antonio many years ago when he was the then Head of PPM at BNP Paribas over 13 years ago. He has since gone on to speak around the world, been the Chairman of PMI, creator of the Strategy Implementation Institute, authored many articles on project management for the Harvard Business Review, coined the term “Project Economy” and recently created Project Canvas and launched the books Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook and The Project Revolution: How to succeed in a project driven world.

And if that wasn’t enough, he’s also the at GSK.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Antonio at the PMO Conference on 15th June 2023 in London. Register now to secure your spot and join us for what promises to be an insightful and inspiring event.

PMO Conference London 2023

Tickets currently available at the Early Bird rate, discounts available for House of PMO members and Group Rates

PMO Conference London 2023