PPI European Symposium

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09/05/2019 08:00 AM
09/05/2019 05:00 PM
PPI European Symposium
PPI European Symposium, Amsterdam

There is a gap in the current approach to project delivery. McKinsey & Company reports that 98% of today’s major projects face schedule delays or cost overruns. Research also shows that productivity in the construction industry has stagnated over the last half century, whereas manufacturing productivity has increased 150% over the same period. If history is a guide, the industry is set to waste $700 billion over the next seven years.

These repeated and measurable failures in the existing approach to project delivery must be addressed. In today’s increasingly complex, dynamic and volatile project environment, where are leaders in corporate enterprises willing to find the next step change in project delivery performance?

Past PPI Symposia in San Francisco have included participation from companies such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, Facebook, Google, Hess, Merck, Microsoft, Roche, Saudi Aramco and Shell to address this gap in project delivery. The European Symposium will bring together a broad cross-section of comparable leading companies in industry sectors such as oil and gas, life sciences, transportation infrastructure, telecommunications. McKinsey & Company, our official knowledge partner, will present its research and perspectives on the opportunity of PPM and how to successfully adopt PPM practices.

Attendees will:

  • Understand Project Production Management fundamentals and associated value
  • Explore how companies deploy PPM including the adoption journey
  • Connect with leaders in academia and industry researching the frontiers of PPM and assisting companies to implement PPM in their capital projects

Schedule of Events

07:30 – 08:30


08:30 – 08:45

Welcome and Introduction – Ram Shenoy, PPI

08:45 – 09:30

Opening Keynote – Jim Craig, Chevron

09:30 – 10:00

The Gap in Engineering & Construction Industry – Todd R. Zabelle, PPI

10:00 – 10:30

Implementing PPM on Gulf Coast GTL Project – Wim Leenhouts, Shell

10:30 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:30

Tech Sector Case Example – Speaker to Be Announced

11:30 – 12:00

Operations Science Fundamentals – Mark Spearman, PPI

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:30

PPM as Digital Platform – H. James Choo, PPI

13:30 – 14:30

Effective Supply Flow Control – Roberto J. Arbulu, PPI

14:30 – 14:45


14:45 – 15:15

Championing PPM – Jan Koeleman, McKinsey & Company

15:15 – 15:45

Financial Impact of PPM – Ram Shenoy, PPI

15:45 – 16:00


16:00 – 19:00

Reception – Canal Cruise leaving from Waldorf Astoria

Who should attend

Executives responsible for the delivery of complex and critical capital projects.

Announced Speakers

Roberto J. Arbulu

Roberto has over twenty years of experience in the delivery and optimization of capital projects, and since he joined SPS in 2002, Roberto has worked with numerous owner operators and service providers in North America, South America, Europe, Australia,...

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H.J. James Choo, PhD

James is Chief Technical Officer of Strategic Project Solutions, Inc. and has been leading research and development of SPS knowledge, processes, and systems to support implementation of SPS offerings since 2001. Since joining SPS, James has worked with...

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James Craig, P.E.

James (Jim) Craig is the Manager of Project Production Management & MCP Innovation at Chevron in Houston, TX. He is responsible for providing functional expertise and support to projects and deploying Chevron Project Production Management across the...

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Wim Leenhouts

Wim is the Chief Process Engineer and Global Discipline Head of Process Engineering for Royal Dutch Shell. He brings direct experience in the successful implementation of Project Production Management (PPM) in the early definition and design development...

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Jan Koeleman

Jan Koeleman is a partner at McKinsey and Company, Amsterdam. He brings extensive experience in improving capital productivity and capital investments, particularly in the energy and materials sectors. His experience includes working with an Asian...

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Ram Shenoy, PhD

Ram is a senior executive with 24 years of experience in the global oil & gas industry, primarily in technology management. In his role as Chief Technology Officer of ConocoPhillips between 2012-2015, he led an internal effort to pursue understanding...

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Mark L. Spearman, PhD

Mark joined Strategic Project Solutions (SPS) in 2018 as Director, Technical Solutions. He is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Factory Physics, Inc. a firm that is now part of SPS and provides management consulting, training, and...

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Todd R. Zabelle

Todd is the Founder and President of Strategic Project Solutions, Inc (SPS). Prior to founding SPS, Todd founded Pacific Contracting. Established in 1993, Pacific Contracting was recognized in the mid 90’s for its use of various innovations including...

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