Syed Nazir Razik felicitating keynote speaker Sudhanshu Mani, Ex-General Manager - Indian Railways' Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai and Chief Architect of India's fastest train, 'Mumbai, 18 November 2019— PMI Chennai Chapter, hosted its largest Project Management Conference, #SANGAMAM19 on Sunday, 17th November 2019 in Hotel Hilton, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The theme of the conference this year was “Agility & Innovation: Ingredients for Project Success”. PMI members who hold PMI certifications were awarded 6 PDUs for attending this event.

The aim of the conference was to bring industry stalwarts from different spheres on one platform to share insights on successful project execution and efficient delivery for sustainable business results through agile practices. The one-day conference witnessed participation from 400+ professionals from various sectors. The conference was a platform to discuss strategies on how to transform organizations, jointly visualize future technologies and use a holistic approach to project management, one that includes a culture for innovation and agile techniques, enables flexibility and the use of the right approach for the right project is an essential strategic competence.

Commenting on the conference, Syed Nazir Razik, President, PMI Chennai Chapter said, “This year marked the 8th edition of our PMI Chennai Chapter annual conference. The conference provides a platform to come together, discuss the various trends in project management and offer suitable solutions. It gave us an opportunity to interact with our members, partners and to share views on important topics. I would like to extend my gratitude to all the stakeholders and volunteers for their continued participation and support.”

Some of the renowned keynote speakers at the conference were Mr. Sudhanshu Mani, Ex-GM – Indian Railways, ICF, Chennai and Chief Architect, ‘Train 18’, Ms. Mythreyee Ganapathy, Director – Program Management, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft, Mr. Sameer Chavan, Sr. Director and Design Head, Flipkart, Ms. Chittu Nagarajan, MD, Contract Wrangler (India), Founder CREK ODR, Mr. Ranjan Malik, Innovation specialist, speaker and writer, jury of Indian Design Council and Founder of Primalise , Mr. Amar Babu, Vice President – Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo, Dr. P.V. Venkitakrishnan, Director, Capacity Building Program Office, ISRO and Mr. C.K. Kumaravel, Co-founder, Groom India Salon & Spa Pvt Ltd.

In addition, there was a Big Debate (panel discussion) on the topic of “Agility & Innovation: Organizational driven or Individually led” that included distinguished panelists Mr. Padmanabhan Sundaram, Mr. Krishnan Naganathan, Ms. Eva James, Mr. Naved Narayan and Mr. Balajee Rajaram.

About Project Management Institute (PMI):
Project Management Institute (PM) is the leading association for project, program or portfolio management professionals. Through their certifications, professional development, communities and membership, PMI helps nearly three million practitioners stay ahead in an ever-changing world. PMI has around 300 chapters across the globe. In India, 8 cities have PMI chapters – Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Chennai and Kolkata. For more information log on to

About PMI Chennai Chapter:
In the year 2002, a group of visionaries headed by Dr. P. N. Sridharan initiated a new PMI® affiliated chapter at Chennai. The PMI Chennai Chapter (PMICC) is a non-profit oriented chartered component of Project Management Institute (PMI®), headquartered in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA. The PMICC excels in providing numerous services to individuals from all walks of life. Knowledge sharing and networking sessions, PMP & Beyond training programs, one-day workshops, membership, volunteering through leadership opportunities and operational excellence schemes are some of the offerings by the chapter. Through the Student Connect Programs, the PMICC creates awareness on PMI® activities at leading institutions and universities in the state.

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