McKelvey School of Engineering
Technology & Leadership Center
A higher standard of leadership.
Join industry experts for impactful discussions exploring cutting-edge practices and breakthrough innovations.
Offered by Washington University’s Technology & Leadership Center, the Roundtable Series was created with both practitioner and senior management in mind. These events are engines for insight on the trends and challenges your company is facing. Each virtual roundtable will drill down on key areas through expert presentations, case studies and group discussions.
“We are not alone. Other St. Louis companies are struggling with the same scheduling challenges as we, and now I have some new ideas to get management buy-in on some new solutions.” 2019 Roundtable participant
While we miss meeting in person, virtual delivery has allowed us to reach beyond our normal constraints and allow for more participation across organizations. We are still committed to engagement and networking, which are key stated benefits from past participants.
Learning on schedule.
Sessions are designed with short-term engagements (approximately three hours each) offered over 8 months, allowing for steady, progressive learning from industry experts and peers.
Each session is $350. When your organization subscribes to the entire series, your top performers gain more. Reserve a seat to all 7 remaining sessions for the discounted rate of $1,750.
Meet your host
Jeff Villmer, Global IT PMO at RGA
Jeff Villmer is executive director—Global IT PMO at the Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), one of the largest global life and health reinsurance companies. For more than three decades, Jeff has led technology teams and managed project portfolios for companies such as AT&T, Edward Jones, and MasterCard. He has also served as a solution provider for an onshore outsourcing firm and an independent consultant under his own brand, Backyard Leaders. His area of focus has been on “project rescue,” and while circumstances have been diverse, the common themes of improving technology delivery and increasing business value persisted. Jeff acknowledges that it takes more than methodology to achieve desired outcomes, a mindset that has served him well as a leader.