Memberships + Certifications Around the World

Learn about the various PMO and Project Management organizations the globe.  Host Michael O'Connor will chat with leaders from the organizations to get an inside perspective on industry certifications  and memberships.

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Americo Pinto, Founder of PMOGA

Americo Pinto discusses why it's not only a matter to be member of the community, but also how much you can collaborate, how much you can contribute, and how much you can give in return. Join us as we he draws insights from his background was as a project manager, as an executive professor, consultant focus on PMOs and project management. 

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Host, Dr. Michael O’Connor, P.E., PMP, PGMP 

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Dr. Michael O'Connor is the Director Strategy and Project Management with Medtronic Corporate Science and Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota (18+ years of Medtronic experience). He has over 35+ years of professional work experience and 30+ years of professional experience (mainly in project, program, and portfolio management) in the Medical Device Industry.

He was selected as an American Society for Quality Fellow (ASQ), selected as a Medtronic Technical Fellow, selected as an American Academy of Project Management Fellow (AAPM), selected as an Association for Project Management Fellow (APM) and selected as a Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow (BMES). He is a (PDMA) NPDP, (PMI) PMP®, PgMP®, (IPMA) IPMA-B certified, (IPM) CPD, (AAPM) MPM, CIPM and CPRM.

He is currently on the Board of Directors as a Director at large for the Minnesota PMI chapter and he is the Medtronic liaison for the Minnesota PMI chapter. He is also the representative for Medtronic on the PMI Global Executive Council. He is a Director at large with the Product Development and Management Association in 2020-2023 and is a former Director at Large for the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA). He is a Community Faculty Member at Metropolitan State University and an Adjunct Faculty instructor at the College of St. Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin, Platteville that is teaching Graduate level Project Management, Portfolio Management, Project Capstone, Procurement, and Culture / Organizational course(s).

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