PMI® Switzerland Chapter

The Future of Work is Human

Virtual Annual Members Meeting 2021 - The Future of Work is Human

Virtual Annual Members Meeting 2021 - The Future of Work is Human







   18:30 PMI Switzerland Chapter insides -> interesting and relevant Chapter information from 2020 and forcast 2021
19:00 Panel on “The future of Work is Human” -> see below
20:00 End of the official program
optional networking and additional Q&A
-> ask additional questions to the panelists or to your chapter board
meet other to network (zoom breakout rooms)


Panel: The Future of Work is Human - Adaptive, Digitized and Connected

The future of work has been changing and fast. We live in a 2-hour chaos era and we need to develop mindset muscles that are positive, dynamic, adaptive, and reflective. We need to find ways to use balanced processes and technology to achieve agility, experimenting, and learning and attempt to stay stable at the center of the storms of a continually redrawn new normal.

The future of work is built on transparency and it assumes that the organizational culture is healthy and that it possesses the right readiness for stretching which are a must in tomorrow’s innovative organizations. Achieving that type of culture opens the door for the utmost value of digital transformations’ journeys.

The leadership of this hybrid future is anchored in building the trust currency. Business success will require a responsible adaptive mindset, Humans that are not stuck, true players who are focused on making an immense impact from using technology on scaling the performance of the organization.

Our Panelists will present an integrated view of the future and will examine the topic from a variety of focus angles:

  • Al will emphasize the future enterprise and its foundation being anchored in new cultures
  • Luca will showcase what the new normal coupled with technological enablers could bring
  • Sarianna will look at the challenges and changes in the nature of project work and the impact of project managers

Led by Dr. Al Zeitoun, the panel will highlight

  • their experiences across global boundaries,
  • coupled with reflections and a series of forecasts relating to the changing future of work dynamics,
  • and the impact on the project management profession and project managers.

The Panelists will also illustrate the attributes that collectively build this human, yet technology-centered way of working. And they will also explore the growing hyper customer centricity focus, and massive degree of sensing, powered by Artificial Intelligence and data analytics. The future of work is powered by smart decision-making and a powerful edge for successful and consistent initiatives’ benefits.

Let’s first focus on getting the right human ingredients balanced
and we’ll soon innovate and ride the digital wave towards a fulfilling and diverse Project Economy!


Our speaker(s)

Dr. Al Zeitoun, Certified PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, and PMI-SP

Dr. Al Zeitoun

Ph.D., M.Sc., Civil Engineering,
PMI Fellow 2019, PMI Global Board of Directors 2018, 2014-2016, 2007


Dr. Zeitoun is a Future of Work, business optimization and operational performance excellence thought leader with global experiences in strategy execution. His experiences encompass leading organizations; delivering their Enterprise Digital and Business Transformation; guiding fitting frameworks implementations; and using his empathy, engineering insights, and collaboration strengths to successfully envision new business models and execute complex missions across diverse cultures globally.

In his position, as the Executive Director for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Abu Dhabi, UAE, he was responsible for creating the strategy execution framework, achieving transformation benefits, governance excellence necessary for delivering on the $40B complex country energy mission roadmap.
At the McLean, USA HQ of Booz Allen Hamilton, Dr. Zeitoun strategically envisioned and customized digitally enabled EPMO advisory, mapped playbooks, and capability development for clients’ Billions of Dollars strategic initiatives.
With the International Institute of Learning, Dr. Zeitoun was the Chief Projects Officer and instrumental in driving its global expansions, thought leadership, and operational excellence methodology to sense and shape dynamic ways of working across organizations worldwide.

Sarianna Bénain

Sarianna Bénain  

After her career debuted in journalism, Sarianna changed to project management more than 20 years ago. She has exercised Project-, Program- and Portfolio Management mostly in customer facing engagements for airline, airport, ground handler and government customers, but also in a corporate PMO and in delivery assurance and improvement roles, where she has specialized, e.g. on troubled project recovery and project profitability management. She is currently managing customer facing airport projects and programs in SITA Europe, alongside with the role of a Continuous Improvement SPOC for Europe.

Sarianna holds PMP, Prince2 and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications. Since 2013, Sarianna has been a guest lecturer in Project Portfolio Management in the Executive MBA class of Fribourg University International Institute of Management in Technology (iimt).

Luca Gambini

Luca Gambini  

After a long period in consulting (Accenture), Luca is actually Director of “Director Business Programme Management” IT department in Sunrise, the largest private Telecom operator of Switzerland, now part of Liberty Global group. He is also leading the Agile Transformation program of the company. He has 20 years of experience in the Telco Industry and he participated in the successful launch of new technologies like 5G and eSim.

He collaborates as guest lecturer and speaker for different universities in Italy and Switzerland and he has been selected in 2020 as Expert Adviser at the Open Innovation course of the “London School of Economics - LSE”.

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Event Properties

Event Date 11-02-2021 18:30
Event End Date 11-02-2021 20:15
Individual Price free / 10.- CHF
Event language EN
No. of Business Acumen PDUs (old Strategic) 1

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