Project Management Institute Pearl City Chapter (PMIPCC), Hyderabad will be hosting’s GyanLahari 2016, its annual regional conference. Last year GyanLahari 2015 saw an amazing response from Project Management practitioners across diverse industries.. The theme of this conference is "Project Management – An enabler to future proof your enterprise".

This 1.5 day professional event provides an opportunity for Project Management Practitioners across industries, government, academia, NGOs etc., to exchange ideas on the emerging trends in Project Management. The Conference explores how Project Management is core and essential to business success, how it helps organizations increase customer advocacy and retention, manage business uncertainty, foster innovation through disruption, leading to future growth and change. Project Management skills and methodologies can be leveraged by organizations to stay relevant and more responsive to the fast-changing business environment. It presents a great opportunity for you to learn from subject matter experts, specialists and peers.

President’s Message

Dear Chapter Members,

Greetings to all the chapter members. Year 2016 also happens to be the 15th year of inception of the chapter. We have a host of events planned for the year to make it a memorable one. The regional conference “GyanLahari PM Conference” is planned for 16th July. We are making plans to make it more successful than the one we had conducted last year. I am sure most of you will be eagerly waiting for the conference communication. We will be sending across the first of the communication in the first week of May.

Want to take an opportunity to remind you about the host of webinars conducted by PMI which should provide an opportunity to hear from experts. We continue to conduct networking meetings which have very good participation from members. Extending the invitation for the others who have missed out on these opportunities.

We started the year on a positive note with the successful completion of the elections to the chapter board positions. We had good response to the election notification and were successful in having 5 new faces elected to the board. Through the newsletter, intend to welcome Ms. Poonam S, Mr. Kondal Rao, Mr. Srikanth, Mr. Diwakar and Mr. Suresh Kavali to the board. I also want to thank the past board members whose tenure got completed this March namely Mr. Srinivas Kopparapu, Sangita Zhaparde, Mr. Tony Jacob and Mr. Gajanan. We are working to make sure that these members’ services are available to us even though they have formally moved out of the board.

Want to end my message with a condolence message about our past president Mr. Suresh Chandra who is one of the founder member of PMIPCC. He has served as president of the chapter before he moved to take up board position in PMIEF. This year he was elected to be the chair of PMIEF board. His tenure didn’t last long as he is no more with us. Let’s hope we will have the will to focus on the wishes that Suresh was always speaking about to take the chapter to higher levels.

Ravi Vurakaranam

President – PMIPCC

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Conference Agenda

Day 1 (Pre- Conference)
17:00 - 17:30 Registration & Networking / PM Poster Sessions (Selfie booth)
17:30 - 17 :45 Welcome Note
18 :00 - 19:00 Workshop 1 - Cloud based Collaborative Project Management Solutions
19 :00 - 19 :45 Workshop 2 - TBD
20 :00 - 20 :45 Speaker Session : Project Management in Animation and Movie Making, Mr Phani Eggone, Firefly Studios
20 :45 - 22 :00 Dinner and Networking
Day 2
8:30 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome Note, Mr Ravi Vurakaranam, President, PMIPCC
9:45 - 9: 55 Inauguration
Conference Main Theme : Project Management - An enabler to future proof your business
9:55 - 10:40 Speaker : Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Executive Chairman, CYIENT Ltd. and NASSCOM Chairman
10:40 - 11:25 Speaker :TBD
11:20 - 11:45 Tea Break
Sub- theme : Building high performance teams
11:45 - 12:30 Speaker : Mr. Lakshmi Narayana, Addl DGP of Police, Maharashtra
12:30 - 13:15 Speaker : / Panel Discussion - TBD
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
Sub- theme : Project leadership in the face of Uncertainity
14:15 - 15:00 Speaker : Commodore G. Prakash from the Indian Navy
15:00 - 15:45 Speaker : TBD
15:45 - 16:00 Tea Break
Sub- theme : Future proofing your product portfolio
16 :00 - 16 :45 Speaker : Dr. Julius Vaz, Head – Global Development, Novartis India
16:45 - 17:30 Speaker : Mr. Shashidhar Reddy, Founder of Tsakafi
Sub- theme : Strategies for self- sustainability / longevity of an Organization
17.30 - 17 :45 Speaker : Mr. Srininvas Rao, Chief Strategist & Partner, TheStrategist
17 :45 - 18 :00 Speaker : Mr. Rajesh Vetcha, Founder, Hyderabad Runners
17.30 - 17 :45 Mr. Raj Kalady, Managing Director, PMI India
17 :45 - 18 :00 Note of thanks, PMIPCC
18 :00 Closure

Why Attend

  • Over 350 professionals from diverse fields from across the country are expected to attend the conference
  • State-of-the-art conference facilities at premium location in The Westin, Mindspace, Madhapur, Hyderabad
  • Impactful projects presented as case study
  • Visionary speakers sharing their wealth of knowledge
  • Convenience of registering on-line from home/office
  • Earn up to 11 PDUs

Sponsorship Brochure



Raheja IT Park, Hitec City, Madhapur, Hyderabad, TG, 500 081, India, Phone: +914067676767


Registration fee structure
Category Fees
Delegate INR 3500 /-


  • Any queries can be sent to [email protected]
  • The delegate fees are inclusive of Service tax

Important points to remember

  • Remember you are bound by the PMI code of ethics and professional conduct
  • PMIPCC members should provide the membership number at the time of registering
  • You will receive an email confirmation upon completing the registration process
  • A separate notification indicating the registration number will be sent to all the participants before the conference day
  • Attendees can claim maximum of 8 professional development units (PDUs)
  • Cancellation is not allowed, however registration can be transfered

Important Information

  • Registration opening on May 15th, 2016.
  • No cancellations are possible


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