Cultural change is probably one of the most important elements when executing an project. Especially if it comes to multinational projects this topics needs specific and conscious focus. Failing to understand the cultural environment of both territorial culture and corporate culture will lead to unnecessary delays of projects and cause a significant overrun of the budget. After the lecture the participants will have an inside knowledge regarding global cultural change, understand the pitfalls and how to avoid them and gain knowledge in the difference of Western and Asian project culture.

Walter Sedlacek

Walter Sedlacek is responsible for the Governance and Enhancement of the holistic ICT Security Framework ESARIS after his 3 year successful global transformation towards this Framework as a Project Manager. He has a Master of Science in Telecommunication Management from the Danube University of Krems, and a Master of Science in Physics from the University of Vienna, as well as an MBA from Alaska Pacific University. Walter joined T-Systems in 2007 as the Head of Desktop Services Factory, T-Systems Austria where he introduced Change Management in order to align local DSS internationally and to enable innovation. In 2009 he took an assignment in the UK to build up the Project Management Organization. At T-Systems UK, he standardized Project Management Methodology for 70 Project Managers who ran 170 programs and projects. In 2010 he has been building international IT Engineering Labs around Virtualization Technologies in London, Barcelona, Zürich and Vienna, and has also established international steering of Nearshore entities. From 2012 to 2014 he was the Head of Production Operations for T-Systems Singapore and introduced Cloud Based Managed Desktop Services as well as Cloud Computing in general (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS).  Prior to his work at T-Systems, Walter Sedlacek was an IT Infrastructure Manager and subsequently the CIO of General Motors Powertrain Austria. Since 2005, Walter has been teaching classes in technical and management subjects as a guest lecturer at the Danube University of Krems as well as several vocational colleges. He also has extensive experience abroad including France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and South-East Asia.

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