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.


PMI Region 7 NextGen Leadership Virtual Meeting

July 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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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.

March 2018

In-person Meeting

PMI Region 7 Summit Conference in Hawaii.

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

May 2018

Cecilio Mills, PMP, ACP, LSSP, CSM, LEED GA

Cecilio Mills is a husband, father of three, and the founder of Creative Adaptive Thinking, a Project Management Design firm focusing on organizational capacity building. He is a former collegiate and semi-pro baseball player, Speech and Debate champion, and has authored an Asset Management and Business Process Patent. See Cecilio' LinkedIn profile for more on his professional accomplishments.

When not involved in Project Management, Cecilio, better known as CJ, is at Pacific Ring Sports as the assistant Boxing Trainer helping to introduce people to the sport of boxing, explain the fundamentals, and teach the science. In 2012, he became a National Tournament Regional Champion participating in the Olympic Trials. He became a Golden Gloves Champion in 2011.

CJ works with Soulciety Non-Profit Organization to fight against poverty and provide access to technology for youth. Each year, he does mission work taking books, computers, hygiene supplies, and shoes to help impoverished youth around the globe. His support for non-profits has spread to introducing and implementing project management practices to local communities, schools, and community-based organizations. He is proud to serve PMI-SFBAC and the community of project managers everywhere!



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