Speaking 2018-01-16T18:22:05+00:00

Eric Bloom

Keynote Speaker and ITML Executive Director

“He has delivered symposium sessions, workshops and keynote speeches, all to rave reviews. He is a fantastic speaker and an extraordinarily gracious person – the ultimate professional who will ensure the success of your event.”
Amy Ruddell, Group Event Director, Diversified Business Communications

“He provided tremendous educational value to our attendees and was extremely flexible in tailoring the topic for our specific audience. I highly recommend him for your conference and/or corporate speaking and training needs.”
Ira Keltz, President, NEECOM (New England Electronic Commerce Users’ Group)

“Eric Bloom is a go to speaker for us at PMI MassBay. He is well respected in his field and consistently rated highly by attendees. I would strongly recommend Eric Bloom for any PMI event. ”
John Todd, VP Professional Development, MassBay PMI

Speaking Topics Include:

Digital Transformation: Completing the Picture With Soft Skills for Your Organization

Digital Transformation (DX), by its very name, refers to how digital technologies can be used to generate new revenue streams, create new markets, increase internal organizational productivity and more. While the use of established and leading-edge technologies is, of course, paramount to DX related endeavors, soft skills, such as interpersonal communication, change management, influence and others are the unsung heroes of successful DX implementations.

In many cases, the technology is the easy part, getting people to fall in line is where the challenge begins.

This Cast lists and describes the specific leadership, communication and business skills that are needed to truly make you company’s Digital Transformation a reality!

Book this keynote and:

  • Understand Digital Transformation concepts and organizational ramifications
  • Gain insights into the leadership, business, and interpersonal communication skills needed lead and implement Digital Transformation
  • Learn how to integrate soft skills training into your Digital Transformation planning and implementation

Leadership and Business Skills in a Waterfall, WAgile and Agile World

Project management and Business Analysis, more than ever, comes in many shapes and styles. Traditional projects are generally managed top-down, most often using a Waterfall methodology. On the other end of the spectrum, Agile based projects are led by a Scrum Master using servant leadership principles. In addition to leadership differences, these two methodologies dramatically differ on virtually all other project processes, artifacts, and concepts. WAgile style projects are all those activities containing attributes of both.

Book this keynote and:

  • Deepen your knowledge and insights on the benefts and challenges of a blended Waterfall/Agile environment
  • Learn which specific leadership, business and interpersonal communication skills maximize the effectiveness of Project Managers, Scrum Master, Business
  • Analysts, Product Owners, and other project players

Maximizing Value of Technical Certifications Through Leadership and Business Skills

Upon analyzing many mainstream technical and managerial certifications, methodologies and frameworks, one thing became very clear. There are a specific set of leadership, business and interpersonal communication skills that are required to maximize the professional and organizational value of technical skills and knowledge. These skills have the power to drive individual contributor performance, accelerate upward mobility to the C-Suite and maximize organizational productivity.

This Cast describes these skills, why and how they’re applicable to IT, and how you can use them to your personal and professional advantage.

Book this keynote and:

  • Learn how to maximize the value and usability of leading technical certifications (PMP. CCBA, Agile, ITIL, Lean, etc.) thought the addition of targeted soft skills training
  • Gain insights on how to integrate soft skills training into your hard skills training curriculum
  • Receive a roadmap of the soft/business skills required by technical process that maximize IT professional and organizational success

7 Technology Trends Every Executive (and Not Just IT!) Needs to Know

Corporate executives are on the front line of new technology implementations within their industries.

The Internet of Things, Big Data, Digital Transformation and other technology megatrends are continuing to change the corporate competitive landscape, the role of corporate computing, and the skill sets needed to stay competitive in today’s job market. Each of these leading technologies has different business purposes, success criteria, required skill sets and ramifications on now they must be project managed.

This keynote describes the top seven leading technology trends and their business implications.

Book this keynote and:

  • Gain insights into the short and long term effects of leading business technologies
  • Learn how employing these megatrends can be of advantage of your company, staff, and yourself
  • Understand the ramifications of these technologies on organizations of all types

Customizable topics and delivery specifically designed to meet the needs of both event organizers and their attendees!