Impact of Culture Differences on Multinational Project

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Event Date
Start At : Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 11:30am
End At : Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 1:00pm

Impact of Culture Differences on Multinational Project


Timothy Porter

Location and Cost

Avaya Government Solutions
12730 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, VA 22033

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

11:30 am: Check in and Networking
12:00 pm: Presentation
12:45 pm: Q&A
1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes

Membership in PMI is not required and there is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

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About the Presentation

Impact of Culture Differences on Multinational Project

Drawing on his experience in China spanning 10 years, Mr. Porter will share his experiences and lessons learned with respect to the impact of culture on project management while serving as a senior manager at Hundsun Technologies, Inc. In terms of market share Hundsun is ranked the #1 provider of IT solutions for the capital markets in China and is one of the top few providers of solutions to the banking industry in China. Hundsun also provides software solutions to companies in Europe, the United States, Japan, and other Asian companies.

About the Speaker

Timothy Porter

Tim Porter recently joined the faculty of George Mason University where he is Assistant Professor in the School of Management teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of operations management, project and program management, and strategic planning and portfolio management. In the years from 2001 to 2010, Mr. Porter lived in China. While in China he was General Manager for Global Services at a prominent Chinese software company and played a key role in expanding business outside of China and in implementing industry best practices throughout the company to support global operations. In this capacity he oversaw several important internal projects including SEI CMMI certification, ISO 27001 certification, and improving cost management processes. He also provided senior management oversight of software development projects for clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Also while in China, he was a professor of software engineering for three years at one of China’s top universities. Mr. Porter is a student of Chinese culture and business practices and speaks Mandarin.

Prior to living in China, he worked at Science Applications International for nearly 20 years, where his responsibilities ranged from programmer to Corporate Vice President with responsibility for major programs.

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