Germán Martínez Montes
Professor Martinez Montes is a full professor (Engineering Project) in the University of Granada. He has been associated professor half-time associate professor at the University of Granada and Lecture in an associated centre of University of Wales. He served as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and as Facilities & Infrastructures General Manager in UGR (all of this position are related to project management knowledge and skills).
Nowadays he is the Head of Department of Construction and Engineering Project. He is Technologist accredited by the National System of Scientific and Technological Evaluation (SINECYT) of Mexico. International Advisor for the implementation of the Civil Engineering degree in the National Intercultural University "Fabiola Salazar Leguia" of Bagua (Peru) and External Evaluator of Civil Engineering Postgraduate Programs according to concert with the CONACYT of Paraguay.
He has been actively participating in two Marie Curie Actions and principal investigator (PI) of more than 50 research and transfer projects. He has been the supervisor of 8 PhD Thesis. Professor Martínez-Montes has published 6 books and more than 100 scientific and professional papers in leading journals and international congresses. Most of them are related to Project Management, Risk Management and Procurement Systems. Reviewer of international journals like Safety Science, Construction & Renewable Sustainable Energy Review.
Member of the Spanish official translation team of the Open PM2 (European Commission). Member of the Committee CTN 157 Project Management (UNE – International Standardization Organization – ISO) Member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and of the Spanish Association of Civil Engineers (CICCP).
Out of the academy field, Professor Martínez-Montes hold a strong professional background related to Project Management. He has been Project Manager & Founder of Vicenor, S.L. (Spin-Off of the University of Granada); CEO of Andaluza de Señalizaciones, S.A. (Highway Management and Maintenance); Project Engineer at Urbaconsult, S.A. (advisory enterprise); Maintenance Engineer at GRUPISA, S.A. (Highway Management and Maintenance and Project Manager at Local Government (Diputación de Granada).
Begoña Moreno Escobar
Professor Moreno Escobar is a university lecturer in the area of Engineering Projects in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Granada. From 15/01/2008 to 01/07/2015 she was Vice-Rector of Infrastructures and Campus of the University of Granada. During these 7 and a half years, she has been responsible for the management of the infrastructures in the five university campuses that exist in the city of Granada (Campus centro, Fuentenueva, Aynadamar, Cartuja and de la Salud) and the campuses in the cities of Ceuta and Melilla. During this period, the University of Granada experienced an important change in the spaces used for teaching, research and transfer, carrying out actions within the objectives of the Campus of Excellence CEI-BIOTIC of the University of Granada, actions that involved the execution of contracts of works, services and supplies worth 360 million euros. This management position is closely related to knowledge and skills in project management and she has also been Coordinator of the University Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, between 02/09/2016 and 01/03/2017.
She has actively participated in 15 research projects and 30 transfer projects. She has been supervisor of 3 PhD theses. Professor Moreno Escobar has participated in the publication of 8 books, in 40 scientific and professional articles in journals, as well as in 50 papers sent to international and national conferences. A significant number of these articles and papers are related to Project Management and Risk Management.
She is a member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) and the Spanish Association of Civil Engineers (CICCP).
Key Speakers PM2 Talks (some of them)
Salvador Capuz Rizo
Industrial Engineer (1990), Master in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (1992) and Doctor (Ph.D.) in Industrial Engineering (1994), he is a University Professor (2003) of the Department of Engineering Projects of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
He is the author and / or co-author of more than 200 articles in national and international scientific congresses, 25 articles in SCI indexed publications, 9 book chapters, 3 complete books and editor of 3 group books; co-editor of 4 books in the Springer Lecture Notes collection, as well as head of the research group on Integration of Design and Environmental Evaluation of the UPV. He has directed 16 doctoral theses, 10 of them in the line of research "Integration of the environmental factor in Product Design" and 3 in the line of "Project Management".
President of the Spanish Association of Project Management and Engineering since 2008. Spanish Representative in the Council of Delegates of IPMA (International Project Management Association) since 2013.
Vice Chancellor for International Cooperation and Projects, of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (From March 31, 2004 to April 4, 2005). Vice Chancellor of the U.P.V. Foundation, of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (From March 9, 2000 to March 30, 2004).
José Luís da Silva Ferreira
Post-graduation in Project Management (Autonomous University of Lisbon)
PhD in Computer Science & License in Electrical Engineering (Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra)
PM2 Essentials Certified; PMP Certified (Project Management Professional #515666); PMD Pro Certified (Project management for development professionals) Level 1; Scrum Master Certified;
Project Management practitioner.
Portugal Regional Coordinator of the PM2 Alliance
Entrepreneur and university professor in Information Systems and Technologies, for more than 30 years;
Coordination and participation in several projects, in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique;
Director of the Department of Science and Technology (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa). Implementation of several initiatives to support training, namely:
- Cisco Network Academy;
- Oracle Academic Initiative;
- SAS Academic Initiative;
- Microsoft MSDNAA e IT Academy;
- Partnership with Computer Associates, Sybase, Sun, IBM, among others.
Agustin Moya Colorado
Agustín Moya Colorado is an Agricultural Engineer by the Madrid Polytechnic University. He has a post-graduate degree by the Complutense University in Project Cycle Management and he is PM² certified by the European Commission. He has served as EC official for almost 8 years, in Namibia (2002-2004) and Cyprus (2013-2018) and has worked also for Civil Society Organizations as project and programme manager in different fields such as WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), rural development and peace and reconciliation.
Javier Pajares Gutierrez
Javier Pajares is Associated Professor at the University of Valladolid (Spain). He graduated from the University of Valladolid in Industrial Engineering (1991) and he worked for the Spanish Oil Company Repsol (1991-96). He obtained his Ph.D. in 2001, from the University of the Basque Country.
Currently, he is the Director of the Master in Project Management of the University of Valladolid. His teaching and research interests are focused on project management, project portfolio management, and R&D and Innovation Management. Author of several scientific papers published in high impact journals like the International Journal of Project Management, Soft Computing, etc. Javier has worked as director or researcher in several R&D projects funded by the European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology and the Regional Government of Castille and Leon. He also has been the director of R&D and consulting projects funded private firms, related to introducing project management methodologies in SME´s. During the Period 2017-2019, he has been de Director of the Project Management Office (PMO) of the University of Valladolid.
He has the accreditation of Certified Project Manager by IPMA-AEIPRO (International Project Management Association) and has participated in the translation into Spanish of the Open PM2 Synthesis. He is also a member of PM2 Alliance, a professional association involved in the promotion of the PM2 project management methodology.