Start Date: 3/8/2018 11:30 AM EST
End Date: 3/8/2018 1:30 PM EST
Venue Name: Unanet
22970 Indian Creek Drive # 200
Thursday, March 8, 2018
For SECAF Gov Con Members!
SOLD OUT! CXO Forum: Understanding Project KPIs to Drive Financial Performance for Gov Cons
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22970 Indian Creek Drive #200
Sterling, VA 20166
11:30am - 1:30pm
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Emerging contractors face significant challenges when competing with each other and the largest Primes! The most successful emerging contractors rely on a set of key performance indicators (KPls) to track financial and project performance. These KPIs are utilized by various stakeholders that need real time information to ensure success and profitability. Establishing the right KPls needed to support business goals can be tricky, and in this session we will discuss best practices to establish metrics, how to avoid common mist akes, and see how a single source of truth can help your company get the actionable information needed to drive project success!
Highlights will include:
- Best practices for establishing KPls for your organization
- Aligning KPls to corporate goals
- Common financial and project metrics
- Real-time metrics for reliable decision making
- Fran Craig, Unanet, Chair and CEO
- Kim Koster, Unanet, Director of Product Marketing
Investing years of experience in Information Technology and software development, Frances (Fran) Craig
reengineered her first company, Computer Strategies, a professional services organization into a COTS software product company, Unanet. Acquiring over 1000 customers, Unanet has achieved 20% year over year growth for the last ten years. Developing and supporting Unanet software entirely in the United States, Unanet collaborates with customers who contribute enhancement ideas. Unanet is committed to enhancing the customer experience.
In 1997, Fran designed the original concept of the web-based time sheet. Since 1998, Fran has established Unanet as a leading vendor of web-based Professional Services Automation software. She has led the company’s strategy and positioning, recruited the Unanet management team, board members and advisors, won key customers, and developed alliances. In 2015, Unanet released the one software, Unanet 10, for managing projects, people and financials. Unanet’s vision is to be the market maker and market leader for software for professional services organizations.
Fran founded Computer Strategies, her first company, to set a higher standard for meeting and exceeding customer needs and to create a culture of high energy, bright, responsive, caring and dedicated team members. The Unanet company today is a growing organization across the United States with employees who are dedicated to customer success. With experience in leading IT organizations for Carnegie-Mellon University, GTE Telenet and DHL Courier, she understands the challenges of customers in building a profitable organization. Responsible for leading the design and development of the first worldwide tracing and tracking system used by DHL Courier, Fran has designed and developed state-of-the-art distributed applications including order management, billing and financial applications. Fran’s passion is to enrich business performance through affordable and easily accessible software.
Fran serves on the Board of Directors to Repperio, a commercial federal contracting analytics company. Fran is active in the professional services community serving on the SECAF (Small Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum) Board, the George Mason GovCon Board of Advisors, the Professional Services Council Board, and the Loudoun CEO Cabinet. Fran has served on the Loudoun CEO Cabinet as Chair, the Loudoun Chamber Board and Executive Committee, the Women in Technology Board, the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Executive Forum, the Society for Information Management, President Bill Clinton's Advisory Committee on Expanding Training Opportunities, and other organizations. Deeply interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and women in business, Fran serves as an Honorary Trustee of the Loudoun Education Foundation and the Children’s Science Center Board.
Fran is a 1999 Mindshare Graduate, a nominee for the 2004 Women In Technology Leadership Award, a 2006 Woman Who Means Business (Washington Business Journal), a 2015 Nominee for the GWSCPA (Greater Washington Society of CPAs) Community Leader Category for the Woman to Watch award, and a SmartCEO 2016 Brava winner. Fran mentors and speaks on entrepreneurship, women in business, starting and operating small business, project management effectiveness, and benefits of business management software.
is currently the Director of Product Marketing at Unanet, a leading provider of software solutions for project based businesses. Kim has 28 years of experience working in the government contracting space. She spent the majority of those years working for Raytheon and ATK. Kim held management positions such as Product Line Business Manager, Javelin JV Controller, EVMS Focal Point, and Business Systems Director. She has been a trainer in her organizations and has provided guidance to many finance, project and executive teams. Kim has been a speaker at multiple events to include PMI Global Congress, IPM Conference, EVM World, 8A Conference, and multiple webcasts and other venues. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas.
Who should attend?
No cost but you MUST register in advance. Space is limited.