MIIP: Exploring the Power of AI in Project Management | VIRTUAL

MIIP: Exploring the Power of AI in Project Management | VIRTUAL

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MIIP Webinar #7: Exploring the Power of AI in Project Management

Join us for an engaging session in the series of PMI Singapore Chapter MIIP SIG webinars, where we delve into the future of project management. Discover the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on project management in Major Infrastructure & Industrial projects.

In this high-level introduction to Artificial Intelligence, we will explore how AI, Generative AI, and Conversational AI can potentially revolutionise project management practices. Understand the key benefits of AI adoption, including enhanced efficiency, informed decision-making, proactive risk management, and improved collaboration.

Our expert speakers will provide insights into real-world applications and showcase how AI technologies can augment your skills as a project manager. You will gain an understanding of the short-term, mid-term, and long-term impact of AI on project management, allowing you to prepare for the digital transformation journey.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how AI can empower you and your team to drive successful project outcomes, gain a competitive edge, and future-proof your career. Register to attend this enlightening session and deliberate on the power of AI in project management.

Programe Outline 

Welcome note: Mr Harihara Subramanian, Vice-President, MIIP Chair & Co-founder, PMI Singapore Chapter

Speakers: Mr Paul Boudreau, Mr Greg Lawton, Mr Cuong Quang

Fireside Chat moderated by Mr Jugal Makwana. You will also hear from MIIP Co-Chair & Co-founder, Mr Prakash, Deputy Director, Land Transport Authority (LTA)

Closing: Mr Harihara Subramanian

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Understand how emerging AI issues can impact project success
  2. Use strategic foresight tools to explore how potential future changes can impact project development
  3. Integrate AI issues into project management and project delivery
  4. Practical understanding of how Machine Learning helps in project delivery
  5. Practical understanding of how AI can be used for financial distress prediction in infrastructure and transport projects and portfolios
  6. How to embed AI in monthly project reviews?

Introduction by Moderator: Overview on the Current Developments in AI (Jugal Makwana)

A high-level overview of current developments and trends in AI, Generative AI, and Conversational AI and its potential impact on the EPC industry in short term and long term, how AI help EPC industry overcome typical challenges in project management and potential upskilling requirements.

Presentation 1: AI is the Technology You Need for Construction Project Success (Prof. Paul Boudreau)

A brief explanation of AI capability is followed by how this technology can be used in construction projects.

Presentation 2: AI for Schedule Management with case-studies (Greg Lawton)

A discussion around current state of AI in Schedule Management – what is possible today, and what will be possible in the next 12 months. Includes real-life case studies and demonstrate some of the AI systems on the market today.


Presentation 3How AI improves portfolio and project success through early and accurate detection of financial distress ~ Octant AI in research & practice (Cuong Quang)

Case study 1: Active warning of margin loss on a large transport project • Case study 2: Improved portfolio capital productivity • Case study 3: Active loss avoidance on a civil project• How AI can be integrated with monthly project reviews.

About the Speakers and Panel:


Paul Boudreau

Professor Paul Boudreau

Stonemeadow Consulting

Prof. Paul Boudreau, BA, MBA, PMP, is a highly respected project management professional with over thirty-five years of experience in the technology industry. Paul is a college professor in Ottawa, Canada, where he teaches in the project management program. He also teaches a course on using AI in project management to students at the Skema School of Business in France. Paul is a global leader in researching and applying AI concepts to project management, focusing on machine learning, natural language processing, and genetic algorithms. He is determined to find ways to dramatically improve project performance.

Paul has written three books about using AI for project management, Applying Artificial Intelligence to Project Management (2019), How the Project Management Office Can Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Bottom Line (2020), and The Self Driving Project: Using Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Project Success (2021). Paul is a well-known speaker who presents compelling arguments as to why AI technology will become essential to how we deliver projects.


Greg Lawton

Greg Lawton 

CEO & Co-Founder
Nodes & Links
England, UK

Mr. Greg Lawton is the founder and CEO of Nodes & Links – the world leader in AI Schedule Management software.

Greg started his career as an Engineer and Project Manager at BAE Systems where he managed large defence programmes.

Founding the company in 2018, Greg and his co-founder saw an opportunity to bring AI Assistants to the Project Management Office in a way that saved people time and helped to deliver the world's projects.

Today the company is deployed in 21 countries on thousands of projects and is growing at over 300% per year. They lead the world in the development of AI Assistants for the PMO.


Cuong Quang

Cuong Quang 

Co-founder & Executive Director Octant AI


Mr. Cuong Quang has 15 years of experience in the planning and delivery of major banking and resource mega projects, and 5 years of experience in the research and application of AI to infrastructure, health and transport projects. He is the co-founder and an Executive Director of Octant AI, an Australian software company that researches and builds AI products for early and accurate detection of financial distress in capital portfolios. Current and past clients include banks, and governments such as World Bank, Hong Kong Development Bureau, Office of Projects Victoria, and construction and engineering firms such as BMD and Laing O’Rourke.

He graduated with Distinction and several academic prizes from the MSc in Major Programme Management at Said Business School and Merton College, Oxford University, and had the honour of being elected as the first Associate Scholar from the MSc. He is a Chartered Project Manager and Engineering Executive with Engineers Australia, Certified Practicing Project Manager with the Australian Institute of Project Management and graduated with a double degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons 1) and Commerce from the University of Western Australia.


Jugal Makwana

Jugal Makwana

Global Director BIM / Digital Engineering
Royal HaskoningDHV
The Netherlands

Mr. Jugal Makwana is a Board Member and Global Director with 25 years of experience in digital transformation, BIM and digital engineering, and standards development across the AEC industry. Recognised for developing and executing creative strategies that promote organisational transformation, enhance operational efficiency, and provide clients with long-term value.

Passionate about delivering value by Digitalising sustainably. A strong believer in continuous learning developed a thorough understanding of strategic and tactical aspects of product and project lifecycle from concept to delivery.

I am fascinated by Innovation - AI, BIM, Cloud Computing, Additive Manufacturing, Machine Control, social media, Robotics, and more., look forward to leveraging them to improve sustainability, productivity, and profitability.

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Welcome Note & Panelist

Harihara Subramanian

Harihara Subramanian

Vice President & Chair of MIIP SIG and POY Awards,
Project Management Institute
Singapore Chapter

Mr. Harihara is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional and currently Vice President at PMI Singapore Chapter and Chair of MIIP SIG & POY Awards, all as volunteering roles. For the past 23 years, he successfully delivered various greenfield & brownfield multimillion-dollar EPCm industrial projects and programs,and have hands-on project delivery experience across various industrial sectors, such as hi-tech industries Viz., Semicon, Solar/ Photovoltaic (PV), facility infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, water, environmental pollution abatement, refinery, CCUS, petrochemical, chemical, and also experienced in manufacturing & operational function. He works for Worley (global provider of professional services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors) as Senior Project Manager.

He has delivered various keynote speeches at international conferences & institutions in the context of Project Management excellence and a PMI volunteer to support the project management community. Harihara holds an MBA degree, from Rutgers Business School, USA, and a Master of Science (CIM) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Presentation and Discussion Method
Fireside chat and presentations held via Zoom.

Event Particulars

DateWednesday, 30 August 2023

Time7pm - 9.30pm SGT (Time zone Converter: click here)

Virtual Venue: Online via Zoom 
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Event Date 30-08-2023 7:00 pm
Event End Date 30-08-2023 9:30 pm
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