HS2 and Dept of Health speakers complete APM Conference line-up

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Posted by APM on 26th Feb 2015

We are pleased to announce that senior project professionals from HS2 Ltd and the Department of Health complete the speaker programme for this year’s APM Project Management Conference sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight.

HS2 Ltd programme control director Will Bentley and Department of Health senior policy and performance manager Cliff Jones conclude APM’s drive to add innovative and inspirational speakers to the Myth Busting event taking place in London on Thursday 19th March.

Will is responsible for the design and implementation of the systems, process and people capability to deliver High Speed 2 (HS2) on budget and on time by encompassing Building Information Modelling (BIM). 

Previously, Will was head of programme controls at EC Harris where he worked on the successful delivery of the new Heathrow Terminal 2a project. He has also worked on many large infrastructure programmes in the UK and abroad including West Coast Route Modernisation, Qatar National Vision, Dubai Metro, North Sea projects and the Channel Tunnel.

Over his career Will has created new and sustained profitable business units specialising in programme management and controls. He has formed and led PMO's and managed teams to deliver programmes in often difficult and demanding circumstances.

Completing the speaker line-up with Will is Cliff Jones, who is a member of the senior management team within the ProCure21+ team at the Department of Health. 

He is involved in the development and implementation of ProCure21 and ProCure21+. The previous P21 National Framework delivered over £4bn of work spanning seven years while the current ProCure21+ National Framework currently has £3.2bn of work registered.

The P21+ Framework is based on the use of the NEC3 Option C Target Contract with minimal Z clauses. Contracts that reflect best practice are essential to the successful delivery of projects.  Cliff will discuss how the NEC contracts require all involved to do what they should be doing to ensure a successful outcome. He will argue that using an NEC Contract requires a change of culture; it’s about collaboration, not confrontation.

This year’s conference will dispel the myths that exist in our profession increasing the likelihood of you successfully delivering your projects, programmes and portfolios.

Those who attend will receive copy of the best-selling books Bad Pharma by opening speaker Dr Ben Goldacre and Bounce: The Myth of talent and the power of practice by closing speaker Matthew Syed.

For the first time this year APM will host a drinks reception directly after the conference sponsored by Workfront. This is the perfect opportunity to continue networking with the most senior figures in the profession that will help to raise your profile and develop your career. You will also have more time to speak with the exhibiting organisations giving you the opportunity to discover how the latest products and services can generate a competitive advantage for your business. 

Find out more information and to stay up to date with the latest APM Project Management Conference news follow @APMProjectMgmt on Twitter and search #apmconf

 

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