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Are you agile for the next industrial revolution?




"The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again" - Immortal words of Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau during his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in 2018, which had recognized the birth of Industrial Revolution 4.0 just few years prior to that. Unlike the previous industrial revolutions brought by the invent of steam engine, mass production through assembly lines with electrification and the introduction of mainframe computers, personal computing and internet, the speed of current breakthrough has no historical precedent. The invent and the interplay between artificial intelligence, machine learning, nanotechnology, brain research, automation, 3D printing and mobile networks has the potential to disrupt any industry around the globe. Successfully navigating through the fourth industrial revolution makes organizational agility an imperative dynamic capability for any business in the contemporary world. That is, the ability for organizations to sense external changes in the eco-system and respond to those threats or opportunities with speed, nimbleness, and responsiveness without compromising stability. However, most current organizational structures are highly hierarchical with the emphasize on efficiency and stability at the expense of agility.

This workshop will explore the factors of organizational agility including leadership, organizational structure, adoption of ICT, organizational learning, human resource strategies, and various project management frameworks that will enable the organizations to be agile to deliver not just software projects, but any project of any size.

Learning Objectives

- Define and describe organizational agility

- Understand the organizational design required for organizational agility

- Recognize the project management skills required to succeed in the next generation of organizations.


8:00 PM - Welcome & Opening

8:05 PM - Presentation

8:45 PM - Q&A

9:00 PM - Closing Remarks & Conclude


(Subject to HST)

PMI Toronto Members (login prior to registering) - $5.00

Non-Members and Guests - $20.00


1.0 (Technical)


Dilash Krishnapillai


Dilash Krishnapillai is a leading project management expert who works with private and public sector organizations to build Project Management Offices (PMO), project delivery frameworks including various agile models that will effectively transform the organizational mission to tangible results. Krishnapillai believes that organizations need nimble processes that can quickly adapt to change to thrive and innovate in the contemporary information age.

He is currently employed as the Director for Delivery Services at a multi-national organization in the financial industry, where he has the accountability for the delivery of all strategic, client driven and regulatory projects. He is also a Professor and faculty member at Humber College teaching post graduate project management program for the past ten years and assists organizations in the development of project management course material; he has developed a number of courses for the program including the momentous Strategic Portfolio Management and IT Project Management streams with the focus on adaptive methodology.

Krishnapillai is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration at Royal Roads University and his research investigates how “agile” frameworks used in selective technology projects can be transformed into enterprise-wide management practices that could be an alternative to the traditional hierarchy based managed structures currently in-place. This management research will contribute not only to the development of lean organizational structures, but also to respond to the changes in the internal and external eco-systems promptly.

Krishnapillai graduated with a Computer Engineering degree from University of Ottawa. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario (P.Eng.) a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). He also holds a Bachelors of Education (B.Ed.) degree specializing in Adult Education from Brock University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) – Executive Management from Royal Roads University; in addition, he is also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC®).




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Type of category: PMI Toronto Webinar

Type of activity: Technical

Date: May 4th, 2021

Hour: 8:00PM to 9:00PM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members and Guests: $20.00