Jo Dourou

Jo Dourou PMO Manager

Speaker Bio

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About Speaker:

Jo Dourou is a young PMO Professional with experience in the professional services and media industries. Her fast career progression is a result of her ambition to turn an Admin Project Management Office to a data driven Enterprise Portfolio Management Office. In her most recent role as a PMO Manager for the FT she has focused on developing and implementing portfolio finance and risk management governance. These toolsets included scheduling, generation and analysis of financial data and integrating enterprise-wide systems.

Jo’s passion for data analysis and technology has steered her enthusiastically to the direction of processes automation and intelligent benefits realisation and financial analyses. She is a member of the Corporate IT Forum, the PMO Flashmob, BCS and the “Future Leaders” CITF Initiative.

Presentation: An FT Story: The PMO Evolution

In this presentation Jo will guide us along the evolutionary journey of the PMO at the FT, spawning from an admin to a data-driven function. Establishing new technologies and automation at its core, the PMO has filled a void between Finance and IT, with its intelligent use of data.

Jo will demonstrate how enhancing the communication and collaboration amongst business stakeholders, through the PMO, led to a more balanced and integrated approach in reaching business objectives and achieving greater financial transparency and performance.

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