Kari Dakakni, Dr in Engineering, CEng, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, member of Italian Engineering Society, AIPMO® co-founder, PMI Sub-Committee Member for the Risk Chapter of ‘The Standard for Portfolio Management’ 4th Ed. 2017, advisory board members and VP of Risk Engineering at PMO Advisory LCC, is a project and risk management professional author of the RM-IPMO® risk course. She is also a consultant and academic researcher in the field of project, program, and portfolio management. She started her carrier as assistant professor in the electrical and robotics department at the Academy of Engineering of Rome, where she implemented teleoperation programs jointly with Iowa State University – ISU, at Ames where she is currently affiliated for research projects. Kari teaches system dynamics, engineering technologies for postgraduates, practitioners, and international professionals focusing on risk management across project, program, and portfolio management per sector per type of industry. As an engineer specialized in mechanical technology, robotics, and biomedics, she has worked in manufacturing, telecommunication, but also in finance and insurance where she conducts site assessments for the evaluation of risk exposure in projects and operations including food and pharmaceutical production plants.
As trainer, Kari has trained many projects, PMOs, and program managers from different industries, backgrounds, and culture. Kari is also involved in international organization volunteering activities for the development of the so-called “Third World” countries.
Kari is a co-author of the book: “Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach” (CRC Press Oct 2014), presents research papers at conferences and she is currently is in the process of co-authoring books on risk management across projects, programs and portfolios, and PMO.