“The Value of Project Management” PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession®


Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, MBA, PMP


The 2017 Pulse of the Profession® presentation, you will learn what PMI’s latest research reveals in project and program results. For the first time in five years, more projects are meeting original goals and business intent andbeing completed within budget. While this progress is likely due to many factors, the presentation identifies the organizational investments that PMI research shows helps organizations achieve their strategic initiatives and realize their business goals. You will learn what those organizations weidentify as Champions do that differentiates them from underperformers.

Speaker Biography

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is Director of Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines. Previously he worked as Head of Transversal Portfolio Management at BNP Paribas Fortis, where he developed and implemented of a company-wide project selection and prioritization process for a portfolio of 150. He was also responsible of monitoring the execution ofthe roadmap providing quarterly updates to the bank’s executive committee.

Prior to that, Mr. Nieto-Rodriguez was the head of Post-Merger Integrationat Fortis Bank, leading what was the largest takeover in the financial servicehistory: the acquisition of ABN AMRO. He also worked for 10 years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers as a senior manager, becoming the global lead practitioner for project management.

Mr. Nieto-Rodriguez is a professor at the prestigious executive educationschool Duke CE, and other leading business schools such as Instituto deEmpresa, Solvay and Vlerick. He has delivered executive programs to leadersof more than 30 multinationals on how to improve their strategy executionand project management capabilities. He is also a regular keynote speaker atinternational events, where he speaks on the strategic value of projectmanagement. Recently he participated in the leading Strategy Conference in the Middle East together with Bob Kaplan, founder of the BalancedScorecard.

The author of the book The Focused Organization, Mr. Nieto-Rodriguez hasbeen featured in several magazines, including Strategy Business Review,Singapore Management Institute, Project Management Journal®, PMNetwork® and The Economist. He is also the author of the white paper“Boosting Business Performance through Programme and ProjectManagement”, which was written after he conducted one of the first global project management maturity surveys. Mr. Nieto-Rodriguez is the founder ofone of the largest LinkedIn group on Strategy Execution (StrateXecution), which has more than 5,000 experts worldwide.

Born in Madrid, Spain, he undertook undergraduate studies in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States. He has a university degree in economics from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and an MBA from London Business School. He is currently studying to obtain his PhD in strategy implementation. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Italian andGerman.

Talent Triangle

Technical project management