The KPI Institute at the 10th conference of the Performance Management Association
During the 26th – 29th of June, 2016, The KPI Institute will be attending the 10th conference of the Performance Management Association, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, entitled Performance Measurement and Management: New Theories for New Practices.
About the PMA
The Performance Management Association (PMA) is a global network for those interested in the theory and practice of performance measurement and management. Members of the association come from numerous disciplines and the network comprises academics and practitioners, from a truly international spread.
The PMA was formed in 1998 by its then Chairman, Professor Andy Neely, University of Cambridge. Since then the association has continued to grow and now has over 3,500 members from 30 different countries. Under the guidance of its Board the PMA has hosted cross-disciplinary international biannual conferences, running since 1998.
In 2010 saw the launch of the PMA’s first Chapters or regional PMA groups and we have had active conferences run by the PMAA in New Zealand since then.
2014 saw a new direction for the PMA when Prof. Mike Bourne from Cranfield University took over the Chair of the association.
This year’s conference features three very knowledgeable keynote speakers:
Chief Operating Officer, Clyde Blowers Capital
Gavin is actively involved in developing and supporting the growth strategies in CBC’s portfolio businesses. Currently, he manages CBC’s investments in the Moventas and Parsons Peebles assets. Gavin has responsibility for the continual development of CBC’s Operating Model. Additionally, Gavin is a member of CBC’s Investment Committee.
Professor of Strategic Management, Head of School of Management and Language, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Robert’s research interests lie in the areas of strategy development and organizational change. He has a particular interest in what people do in the development of strategy. He has studied away days and workshops as well as conducting longitudinal studies with a range of FTSE-listed organizations, major public-sector organizations and SMEs.
Director of Manufacturing, Optos Plc.
Sarah is responsible for providing leadership and direction for staff in the manufacturing facility, and has a strong understanding of cGMP and LEAN philosophies and methodologies. She joined Optos as a Senior Optical Engineer in January 2000 and progressed through Operations and R&D teams in to her current role as the Director of Manufacturing.
She is currently the Chairperson of the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Board.
Furthermore, The KPI Institute will also become actively involved, through our representatives: Adrian Brudan, General Manager – EMEA Region and Cristina Tărâță, Head of the Research Department, who’ll be delivering insightful presentations on behalf of the Institute.
Adrian Brudan, will present a research paper entitled Performance Measurement Maturity Model Design: Closing the gap between action research and practical application.
Cristina Tărâță, Head of the Research Department at The KPI Institute, will be holding a presentation entitled Integrated conceptual framework for Performance Management Systems.
As noted earlier, the conference will last for three days, and as such, we will publish articles for each of them, in order to offer our readers a day-by-day coverage of the presentations.