Uma Hiremagalur

Presentation: Servant Leadership

Abstract: Servant Leadership is a lifelong journey. It’s a life and leadership philosophy…if truly lived, changes everything. A term coined by Robert Greenleaf that begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve first. The conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. Who is the best leader you would follow? Servant Leadership isn’t about giving people everything they need regardless. Many leaders will be working within the constraints of a tight budget and with little time at their disposal. Let’s talk about the basic principles of Servant Leadership and understand the best test that is difficult to administer and yet so simple.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership

Biography: Uma Hiremagalur, PMP, Director-at-Large, PMI Washington DC Chapter. With extensive experience in global IT Management, Service Delivery, Program and Project Management, Uma Hiremagalur is a Senior Solutions Architect at Perspecta, providing technical expertise to New Business Portfolio Management. As the Global Program Manager at IBM, she created the Global Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (DR/BC) Program for Applications on Demand. Managed, built and consolidated Data Centers for Catholic Health Initiatives. Led the Storage practice for all of Northern Region at IBM India. Uma managed the Sheltering and Family Reunification programs within Disaster Cycle Services at the American Red Cross.

She is excited about technology, innovation, process streamlining, change management, quality improvement and engaging teams to achieve the mission. Uma volunteers for various organizations and is passionate about giving back to the community through diverse programs. She serves on the Governance Board of PMIWDC as a Director-at-Large 2017-2019 and has completed a term as Vice President, Programs on the Operations Board in 2016.

Uma has a Master’s in Business Administration, Masters in Computer Information Systems and Bachelors in Finance and Commerce.
Uma is currently in the Leadership Institute Management Class (LIMC) 2018-19, a year long program from PMI that mentors and trains 30 board members from all over the world.