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Governance Forum - 181024

The Governance Forum provides value to the PMI Atlanta community by offering participants:

Discussion of field-tested best practices, Decisions frameworks to assess culture and apply optimal strategy, Key takeaways to “take to work tomorrow” to maximize realization of value through introduction and standardization of best practices in the oversight and execution of projects, programs, and portfolios.


"The Darker Value of Corporate Data:  PMO considerations to help protect sensitive assets in data-driven organizations" by Mike Czerniawski, Director at DataCraft Partners, LLCMike

This presentation is designed to address information security risk as part of organizational program management, and to raise program and project manager awareness of common data security concerns in today’s data-driven companies. 

It will examine methods and techniques used to steal data and information and discuss the issues and implications of such acts.  We will share some real-life examples of cyberattacks and data leaks, and provide a clear understanding of risks, current defenses and best-practice approaches. 

This presentation concludes with suggestions for the PMO to consider in addressing data security issues common to organizations of any size.


Mike is a founder, partner and CISO at DataCraft Partners, a data focused consulting firm located in Atlanta, GA that helps companies organize, monetize and protect valuable data assets.

Mike has spent over 4 decades implementing Information Security and Business Intelligence solutions throughout the United States. He also spent 8 years at the NSA providing Computer Security and military intelligence service support.

He has established information security programs for two consulting firms and provides products and services to data-driven companies to find, classify and protect valuable and sensitive information throughout the enterprise.

Mike is an alumnus of Georgia Tech and The Johns Hopkins University. In his spare time Mike enjoys traveling the world, cooking on the Big Green Egg, and roasting his own coffee.

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

Global Payments


Global Payments, 10 Glenlake Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA (770) 829-8000


PMI Atlanta Member: $12.00, Early Bird Rate $10.00 through October 17th
Non-Member: $15.00, Early Bird Rate $13.00 through Ocrtober 17th

Forums no longer accept cash registrations at the door.  Please register in advance or via credit card at the door.

Meeting content, presenter, and location are subject to change. Refunds will not be made for changes in meeting content, presenters, or locations.  

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Talent Triangle Category: Strategy in Business Management 

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Event Date 10-24-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-24-2018 8:00 pm
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Cut off date 10-26-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price $15.00
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