London Olympics 2012

London Olympics 2012

A Project Management Marathon


Ky Nichol


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Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

About the Presentation

With the London Olympics right around the corner, it’s a good time to consider the enormity of the project management challenges confronted by Olympiad organizers. From politics to power lines, the London Olympics project management professionals have to be at the top of their game to bring home the gold.

PMIWDC is pleased to welcome from Pcubed, Inc’s London office, Mr. Ky Nichols who heads up Pcubed’s Major Sporting Events practice, which brings together experience from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, the 2006 Soccer World Cup in Germany and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as well as his current engagement with the London 2012 Games.

Ky will speak on the lessons learned and best practices of major sporting event project and program management, and offer insight across the lifecycle from the start of the campaign to delivering the legacy after the event.

Event Location: 
Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church 22042
Agenda and Cost: 

Please note that the PMIWDC dinner meetings return to the Fairview Park Marriott in April where they will be held for the remainder of 2012.

Corporate table for 10: $500
Chapter Members: $45
Non-members: $55
Walkins: $60
5:00 PM - Registration Opens
5:30 PM - PM Tools
5:30 - Networking Reception & Cash Bar
6:15 - New Member Meet & Greet (Read More)
7:00 - Dinner & Cash Bar
8:00 - Guest Speaker
9:00 - Adjourn
PDUs Available: 
1 PDU for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Ky Nichol


Ky Nichol heads up the major sporting events practice for Pcubed, a program, portfolio and change management consulting organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan with offices throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Singapore. In addition to his current engagement with the London Olympic Delivery Authority, Ky provided portfolio and planning assistance to both the 2004 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Athens and the 2006 FIFA World Cup hosted in Germany.

Nichol and the Pcubed team work with Games organizations to oversee program and risk management, perform assurance, and advise on senior stakeholder reporting. Ky completed his undergraduate work at the University of Kent and took his MBA from the London Business School. He has been in project management for two decades, honing his expertise through work on major initiatives for NASA, the European Space Agency, as well as organizations in the high tech, manufacturing, and transport sectors.

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