LinkedIn managing director for Europe Kevin Eyres will shine a spotlight on networking for project managers as one of the keynote speakers for the Project Management Institute (PMI) 2011 Global Congress for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Eyres will relay his thoughts on the value of social media for project management professionals and their organisations fed by his experience at LinkedIn, the world’s foremost professional networking site. Eyres believe social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are becoming critical communication and collaboration tools for project managers.
“In a professional context, social media gives companies the ability to quickly identify, organise and deploy teams, collaborating across borders and between departments. I look forward to sharing the potential of social media with a group that can apply it for such tangible, measurable organisational benefit,” said Eyres.
Chief executive of PMI Mark A Langley said this benefit could be a key advantage for some organisations. “When what organisations do is not exclusive, how they do it becomes a competitive advantage,” he said. “Knowledge sharing and project visibility are critical as more organisations look to project management as a strategic competency that drives new ideas and achieves business results.”
PMI’s Global Congress is a project management educational and networking event. The PMI Global Congress 2011—EMEA will take place in Dublin, Ireland at the Convention Centre Dublin 9-12 May 2011.