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Gartner Summit 2016. Stop Managing Projects. Start Orchestrating Investments!


We’re excited to be participating in the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit once again this year. The Summit will will be in Orlando from June 6-8. If you plan on attending, please do stop by the UMT360 booth and say hello.

The theme of this year’s event is Results-Driven PPM: Leading Change and Delivering Value in the Digital Age. It’s a familiar message to UMT360’s clients. We’ve been telling folks for years that the status quo of traditional execution-orientated PPM isn’t enough if your PMO is interested in actually orchestrating all business investments.

PMOs that digitalize processes and integrate powerful financial capabilities into their PPM are able to adopt a more strategic mind-set, enabling them to orchestrate investments across the enterprise and drive real business transformation. In fact, a couple of UMT360 clients at the Gartner event will be sharing their stories about doing just that:

  • On Monday, June 6 at 11:45 AM, Con Edison’s Frank LaRocca will host a session on how to Become the CFO of Your Portfolios
  • On Tuesday, June 7 at 11:00 AM, Chris Luetke will share How Top-Down Planning Helped Mondelēz More Effectively Drive Business Transformation

Both Frank and Chris have embraced the more strategic role that PPM must play within organizations looking to drive real business transformation. We’re looking forward to their sessions at the Gartner Summit, and hope to see you there!

Ben Chamberlain

Ben Chamberlain is the Chief Product Officer and is responsible for the strategic direction and worldwide go-to-market activities for UMT360’s Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM) software solutions. He is an accomplished enterprise software executive with more than a decade of experience of building innovative SPM solutions that have helped global 2000 companies drive business transformation and increase their business agility. Ben joined UMT in 2002 and was responsible for the in-market success of UMT Portfolio Manager which was acquired by Microsoft in 2006. Ben has a degree in Business and Sports Science from Surrey University (UK).