Marcus Goncalves has more than 14 years of management consulting experience and practices in United States, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He has more than 30 books published in United States (5 in Brazil and many others translated in several idioms, including Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, German, Spanish and Romanian) and is often invited to speak on these subjects worldwide. Marcus specializes on Knowledge, Project Change and Risk Management practices. Marcus is a member of the project Management Institute and a certified project management professional (PMP). In 1989, Marcus was simultaneously awarded Who’s Who in the US Executives and in the Computer Industry by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundation. Marcus holds a master degree in Computer Information Systems, and a BA in Business Administration. Brian E. Porter, P.E., PMP, is the Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships for MGCG. He is also the President of Product Invention Management, based in Addison, IL, and concurrently the Director of Technical Product and Market Development for Semler Industries, Inc. Mr. Porter has over fifteen years of experience in project management, product development, engineering, safety listings, patent, business strategy and start-up management in computer sales, consumer products, hazardous waste industry, industrial manufacturing and retail product markets. Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Management with Specialty in Project Management from Boston University. Currently, he teaches graduate courses at Boston University in E-Commerce, Accounting, Financial Management, Project Management and other disciplines. He also is Adjunct Professor for Nichols College in Creative Decision Making, New Product Development, Web Design, Effective Business Writing, International Business and International Marketing Mr. Porter has maintained his professional engineering license in the state of Illinois for more than a decade. He also holds multiple patents in the USA, and numerous pending both domestically and internationally. Brian is a member of the Project Management Institute and has credentials as a Project Management Professional (PMP). His international efforts include working with firms in China, Canada, Mexico, Romania, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Great Britain, Egypt, Italy, Dubai, South Africa and Germany. He has also completed books on Global Management Strategies, International Project Management and Natural Negotiation for Engineers besides other papers being published on project management topics. In 2012 his article “Split Decisions” was the cover story for "Mechanical Engineering" magazine. Jim Willey is the Director of Pearl Energy Philippines and the Facility Manager of Quezon Power, a 500 MW coal fired Power Plant. In his previous positions as COO Asia for Covanta Energy, and VP for Constellation Energy in the USA, he was responsible for managing a number of biomass, coal fired, geothermal, and waste to energy plants. Jim earned his BSME from the University of Texas at El Paso, is Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, and has been a member of ASME for 30 years. Robert A. Cimini, PMP, has over 30 years of diverse manufacturing and consulting experience with companies serving the biopharma, automotive, aerospace, agricultural, OEM, plastics molding, specialty machinery and natural gas/ LNG markets. Over the years, Rob has held positions from process engineer through plant management with small, privately owned operations as well as large, multiple division corporations. He is currently a Project Management Consultant. A certified project management professional (PMP), Rob is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) as well as the institute’s New Hampshire Chapter. He held the position of Risk Special Interest Group Liaison and served as a team member on PMI’s Program/ Portfolio Management Standards project. Rob earned his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.