The ground-breaking Intelligent Projects Forum is an invitation-only group designed to lead industry thinking in project success



In November 2010, a handful of senior executives met to share ideas and knowledge. They talked about their challenges and recognised how they could benefit by optimising their project effectiveness.


Founder members included the Head of Programmes at Nationwide Building Society, Chief Information Officer at Standard Bank, Head of Programmes at The Financial Services Authority, IT Strategy Director at The Financial Times, Chief Information Officer at Transport for London and the Head of Business Programmes at Vodafone Global.



Hosted by Pelicam, the Forum is set in a relaxed environment where members can feel comfortable exchanging knowledge with the best and the brightest in their field.


By bringing together leading industry thinkers, the Forum is the perfect place for like-minded people to share best practice, innovative ideas and personal experience. Our shared goal is to facilitate the development of better project practices and improve each organisation’s delivery performance.


The Forum meets a minimum of three times a year at a central London venue. Speakers share their views on industry practice and news, which is followed by an active discussion over dinner.


Please note: events are exclusive and by invite only. All discussions are conducted under the Chatham House Rule.


2019 DATES

1st May - Mayday, Mayday!  How to avoid distress

Next in our series of Change Leadership topics we will be talking about lessons from the Royal Marines

The military ensure their plans are always rigorously tested, as mistakes are usually fatal.  The same principles and techniques are increasingly being used in the commercial world to improve margins and avoid a crisis. This session will be facilitated by Chris Paton, previously a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Marines and advisor to the Cabinet and National Security Council on the Afghan strategy.

18th September - Get Smart

Next in our series of Change Leadership topics we will have an insider’s view of the UK Smart Metering Programme – currently the UK’s most complex technical integration programme to date.

Ross Catley, CTO at SmartDCC will share the significant transformational opportunities it generates, the multiple supplier and organisational challenges that go with it and some of the mechanisms in place to remedy.


You can download our Intelligent Projects Forum brochure and join the Intelligent Projects Forum group on LinkedIn.

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“I particularly enjoy the IPF as it gives me the opportunity to look across industries, working practices and roles to confirm what we are doing as a company is broadly in line with others. I also get invited to many forums, however the only one I tend to go to is the IPF. The frequency is also good, not overkill.”

- Kevin Moylan -Head of Programme, Project and PMO Practices