September 26, 2023 Dinner Meeting - Artificial Intelligence

Ways of Working

TOPIC: Generative AI has the potential to revolutionize project management by automating many of the tasks that are currently done manually. This includes tasks such as creating project plans, scheduling tasks, and tracking progress. Generative AI can also be used to generate reports and presentations, which can help project managers to communicate more effectively with stakeholders.

In this presentation, we will discuss how generative AI can be used for project management. We will provide examples of how generative AI has been used in real-world projects, and we will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with using this technology. We will also provide recommendations for how project managers can get started with generative AI.

This presentation is intended for project managers, business analysts, and other professionals who are interested in learning more about how generative AI can be used to improve project management.


Speaker's Bio:

Jeffrey J. Manhardt, MA, PMP, DASSM

Jeff Manhardt is from Buffalo, N.Y., and is the Director of Project Management for a global food service company based in North Carolina with over 18 years of success achieving project, program & Portfolio management objectives while utilizing situational leadership to manage international teams. He has led 3 PMOs, dozens of projects & programs and is an acquisition specialist. Jeff’s award-winning, results-oriented, process-driven leadership approach has culminated with projects, programs & portfolios completed within 10% of time and cost.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from D’Youville University, is a 2013 LIMC graduate, frequent conference speaker, and Adjunct professor at the University of Buffalo, Canisius College, Daemen College & Medaille College.

Jeff has served as the President of the PMI Buffalo chapter from 2017-2021 after serving in positions of VP of Programs, VP of Professional Development, VP of Technology & Business Services, and VP of Finance.   

During his free time, he enjoys triathlons, reading, and watching football. 

Jeff has also served on the boards of the Buffalo Chapter of the IIBA, BA/PMWorld Toronto Board of Advisors, Graycliff Conservancy, and is currently serving on the Habitat Buffalo Board.



5:30-6:10pm - Networking on the patio

6:10-6:15pm - Chapter Updates

6:15-7:00pm - Dinner

7:00-8:00pm - Speaker

*Cash Bar*


If you have any questions about this event, feel free to contact Sue Czyrny at

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Type of category: Educational Dinners

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: September 26th, 2023

Hour: 5:30PM to 8:15PM

Registration close date: September 23rd, 2023 at 11:59PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Students: $25.00

Members: $40.00

Non members: $50.00


Tewksbury Lodge

249 Ohio Street
Buffalo, NY, 14204

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