Region 7 NextGen

~ Building Tomorrow's Project Managers Today ~

NextGen Leadership Virtual Meetings are monthly networking and educational opportunities for Project Management students who are starting their career as project management professionals. The purpose of the meeting is to transfer knowledge and experience to the new generation and engage project management students in their local Chapters, network with other project management students and provide information about the project management profession and related work in the Region. The university students and anyone who supports our transitioning project management professionals are welcome to attend the virtual meeting.


Region 7 NextGen Leadership Virtual Meeting

May 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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May 2018 R7 NextGen Leadership

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Our guest speakers:

February 2018


Malika Malika, PMP, CSM, CPC, SPC

Malika’s mission is to build healthy teams. While never losing sight of the end goal, her priority is to put people over processes and create relationships that motivate and inspire teams to achieve their collective goals. Malika’s methods include collaboration, active listening, and meticulous analyzing of information. She takes problems head-on, has an entrepreneurial spirit, and fully enjoys her work.

Malika has worked as CEO, President of PMI SFBAC chapter. These days while serving as Director at Large at PMI SFBAC, she is Sr. Director Digital Program Management at Fremont Bank.

April 2018

Anup Deshpande, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, SAFe SPC, CCA

Anup has been instrumental in Agile Transformation at the enterprise level and has over 23 years of program and portfolio management experience in the Software Industry. He has been at the board of PMI Silicon Valley Chapter for 5 years and has served as Chapter President in 2012. He also served as the Advisor to the board for couple years. He currently serves as the Chief Governance Officer and a board member at large for PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

He serves on the Agile Advisory Board and teaches as an Adjunct Faculty at UC Berkeley Extension for a wide variety of Agile and Project Management courses.

He is the founder and organizer of a meetup – Silicon Valley Agile Trends and Leadership ( have over 1700 active members and attracts 130+ professionals on month basis.

He is currently employed at Visa as a Sr. Director of Portfolio Management and has tremendous energy to drive audacious goals for the company. Prior to this, he has worked at various companies including Yahoo where he spearheaded multiple cross-organizational goals to successful completion. Connect with him on LinkedIn



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