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Ep15: Project Controls is helping Thales build a future we can all trust

by Paul Vogels, on Jan 11, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Topics:Project Controls

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In This PROCON Episode

In this episode 15 of the PROCON podcast, Paul is joined by Patrick van der Meulen the Head of PMO from Thales, and Sebastiaan Gort the Operations Project Manager from Thales where they discuss how project controls is helping Thales build a future we can all trust.

Paul, Patrick, and Sebastiaan share experiences and chats about these key subjects.

  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • People management (including battle for talent, onboarding & motivation)
  • Change management & professionalization
  • General and Program/Project Manager in international Defense & Transportation market
  • Both Business to Business and Business to the Government market
  • Experience in developing, producing, delivering, and servicing complex high-tech systems.

Patrick and Sebastiaan share some intriguing insights for those interested in how project controls is helping Thales build a future we can all trust using people, processes, and tools, listen or watch this episode now.

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Patrick is the Head of PMO at Thales with 10+ years of experience in various strategic (management) roles. Highly motivated people manager committed to result, transparent in communication, and always focused on the best solution.

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Sebastiaan is the Operations Project Manager at Thales, where he is responsible for the successful execution of several improvement projects within the operation of Thales Netherlands

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Here at Primaned, we believe Project Controls is a profession, it's not just something you do as part of project management, and we are committed to developing through this podcast the gold standard of project controls information with informative shows, case studies, insights, resources around topics and expert guest interviews.

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About Paul Vogels

Paul Vogels is the managing director of Primaned, a boutique consulting firm in Project Controls. He is a real ambassador on getting more awareness on Project Controls. With an education in Business Administration and Informatics, he bridges the gap between the business value and the digitalization for the organisations they are advising. As a real Xennial his motto is to motivate the generation X to let go of the past and go digital!


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