Job of the Future - New Tech and Capabilities

April 18, 2017 - Bridgewater Marriott
PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-20170418
Implementing Strategic Change
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.75
Strategic - 0.75
Technical - 0.0

The meeting slides can be downloaded.


                            speaker You may have noticed (or experienced) that the rate of technological change seems to be occurring faster than ever. While technologies such as Digital Assistants, Self-Driving Cars, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence may not sound ready for "prime time", the reality is that these technologies are in use TODAY. And those implementations are creating NEW jobs with NEW skills - and in many cases are changing how existing work gets done and / or threatening existing jobs

The key question for anyone in today's job market should be asking - What can I do to "Keep Pace" with these technologies so that my skills are relevant in the future?

In this presentation, George will discuss:
  • In depth analysis of several new, impactful technologies and the jobs they are creating
  • 10 Steps to "Keep Pace" with technological change
  • Resources that look at technologies and their future impact
  • Sites that describe "Jobs of the future"
It will be an engaging and informative presentation, one that you don't want to miss!!!!

George Pace is an IT technology leader, focusing on how to extract business value from the latest technologies. His is currently working to "Keep Pace" with Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) Digital Assistants as well as a dash of Social Media for good measure.

George holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Seton Hall University and an MBA from the Rutgers Business School.

Agile LCI:

Topic: Are the people on my Scrum Team in the right role? What items should be in your Product Backlog?

How do you know if you have the right people in each role on your Scrum Team? There are main roles which may sound simple until you have a deeper understanding of what they “should” be doing. Bob Phillips, PMI-ACP, CSP (CSM, CSPO), CLP, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF will lead an engaging presentation that describes each role in more detail and how they could be helping (or hurting – ouch) your team. You will leave the session with a list of questions that you could use to see where you stand. During the 2nd part of the presentation the concepts of Vision, Features, Epics, Stories, Sub-Tasks, etc. will be demystified and Bob will share how these items help you create a Product Backlog that can deliver business value.

Career Networking LCI:

Topic:    Know Thyself, Brand Thyself: The Secret to Career Success

Computer Aid, Inc. Enterprise Strategist Michael Milutis will explain why personal branding success has as much to do with self-knowledge as social media. Explore the key personal questions that are universal across industry verticals as Michael demonstrates how one’s personal branding strategy flows logically from the answers. The presentation includes: continuous workplace learning; corporate mindfulness; personal branding and social media; owning and developing your own career path; professional authenticity; and achieving peak levels of performance.


Topic: Interactive Session: Current Topics on PMO

The PMINJ PMO LCI will host its Interactive Session facilitated by the core PMO LCI team. It will be a session where participants will have an opportunity to discuss current topics on PMOs. We look forward to your active participation and welcome your input to make this informal discussion session useful to you and fellow LCI members.