John McGrath and Philip Martin

John McGrath is a project management professor at Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland). John also designs and delivers executive education programs for industry. His track record includes lead project management work with over 150 global companies and government agencies, including the London and Rio Paralympics,
United Nations and the World Bank. John is passionate about engaging project teams, building trust and fostering collaborative interactions with competing stakeholders and also has also extensive experience in deploying enterprise PMO systems within the medical devices and pharmaceutical sector.
Philip Martin, CEO, founded Cora Systems in 1999. Prior to Cora, Philip worked for a decade in engineering and management roles, primarily for the telecommunications industry. Philip brings to bear almost 30 years experience in the enterprise portfolio, program and project management (EPPM) industry. He has a singular vision for the
company’s product, having delivered award-winning solutions and services to government agencies and large-scale global organizations, including life sciences, healthcare, and engineering & construction. At present, there are over $10 billion worth of projects being managed on Cora’s platform. Philip’s goal has been to provide clients’ management teams with a single version of truth across diverse project programs and portfolios, which often straddle dozens of locations and countries, and across thousands of projects. This enables them to make correct,
timely decisions. Philip is an electronic systems engineering graduate of Ulster University (Northern Ireland) and holds several management and leadership diplomas.


Digital Transformation—The Why is Easy, the how is Difficult

John McGrath, project management professor at Dublin (Ireland) Institute of Technology and Philip Martin, CEO, founder of Cora Systems, assert that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to digital transformation. Successful transformation develops organizational agility to meet demands in the fast-moving digital future. Read their Article for their take on how to achieve a successful digital transformation.

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