Antonio Nieto Rodriguez

Director Head of Project Management Office @ GSK

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez ( a thought leader, author, practitioner, and professor. He is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose, featured by Harvard Business Review, the Project Economy, or the Project Manifesto; which argues that projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.

He was the Chairman of the Project Management Institute in 2016, where he co-founded the Brightline Initiative. He has recently launched the Strategy Implementation Insititute. Antonio has held leadership positions in Pricewaterhouse Coopers, BNP Paribas Fortis, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Antonio has been selected to write the Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook to be published in 2021. He is the author of “The Project Revolution” (LID, 2019). “Lead Successful Projects” (Penguin, 2019) and “The Focused Organization” (Taylor & Francis, 2014).  He is a visiting Professor of Duke Corporate Education, Emeritus, IE Business School, Skolkovo, Solvay and Vlerick.

His research and global impact in modern management been recognized by Thinkers50 with the prestigious award “Ideas into Practice” and Global Gurus.
Antonio is also a much-in-demand speaker at events worldwide. Over the past 15 years, he has presented at more than 160 conferences around the world:. European Business Summit, Gartner, TEDx.

Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy, and the United States, Antonio is an Economist with an MBA from London Business School and Insead’s International Director Program. He is fluent in five languages.

Summary of Presentation in English

We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Welcome to the Project Economy!

Yet, despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. In addition, project management will not escape the disruptions that other industries are experiencing. Recently Gartner claimed that 80 % of today’s Project Management tasks will be eliminated by

2030 as Artificial Intelligence takes over. Which we should see as a call for action to redefine the future of our profession. If we act now, there is a good chance that project management becomes one of the most sought after skills by organizations in the new world.

Learning Objectives: The purpose of this webinar is to explain The Project Economy, the consequences and opportunities, as well as the way the project management profession will need to adapt to be successful in this new era.

The key learning objectives are:
·     Learn about the Project Economy
·     Understand the challenges of current project management practices
·     Understand the unique opportunities that the future can bring to you as a project management