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Valerie Laforest

Hi, I'm Valerie Laforest, I have expertise in Web projects with ambitious requirements, technical and scientific content development. We work with communities of professionals.

Expertise: Project management, Project owner's assistance
Activities: Web site redesign and re-platform, RFPs writing, Supplier selection process, Supplier's management, Delivery process
Domain: Enterprise Search, Content development, Event's communication, Medical data
WCMS: Sharepoint, eZpublish, Joomla, Drupal, WordPress...
Special skills: Scientific culture, Non-profit organisations, Virtual teams

What's Valerie Laforest's up to now?
Jun: Gathering knowledge about Recommendation systems. PMI France has a new website! Responsive, with a new structure, new content, new tools and a SSO with for members.
Apr: On our way to launch. Check it out soon!
Feb: Learning more about recommendation systems for a new project. - PMI France has a new partner to build our new website!

Jan: Big project meeting to set the plan to Go Live. D day in April

Dec: Main delivery of our website projet: Check!
Nov: Helpdesk supplier selection has proved very interesting. 
Oct: Adding a search, re-purposed loads of content.
Sep: This is when it becomes tougher - Content migration comes in...
Jul: What a beautiful design! That site is going to be gorgeous.
Jun: Yeeeees! Our project has secured a supplier. It's called Internethic!

Valerie Laforest's Background

Valerie Laforest's Experience

Project Manager at Free Lance

April 2012 - Present | France

Web projects with ambitious requirements, technical and scientific content development. We work with communities of professionals.

Head of the Scientific content & Project Management unit at European Society of Cardiology

January 2011 - March 2012

Within the Communication division, I shall endeavor to develop the sources of scientific content, to federate and promote them on the ESC Web Site for our communities. As a certified project manager, I will take part in the ESC global projects involving web, communication or education aspects.

Senior Project Manager at European Society of Cardiology

October 2007 - January 2011

Handling complex web projects that involve different media and parties, taking care of project definition with the corresponding business unit, planning, piloting development progress and ensure delivery within agreed time frame and requirements. Recent achievements: - Enterprise Search for the ESC resources project - ESC Congress reports & webcasts (2009 & 2010) - FR, ES and RU language versions of the website for patients with heart failure - Migration of the website from CMS to Sharepoint 2007

Project Manager - Euro Heart Survey at European Society of Cardiology

August 2002 - October 2007

Set-up of EHS studies, coordination and support to an average of 200 centres representing 30 countries in Europe and middle east

Consultant Data Manager at Keyrus Progiware

August 1998 - October 2000

User acceptance testing to implement ClinTrial 4 DM application in the HMR research centres. Lead Data Manager responsible for the European centres in an international Clinical Trial involving US, UK, Germany and France.

Statistician / Data Manager at Pharmacia & Upjohn

February 1994 - August 1998

Data management and statistical support dedicated to phase IV local studies. Member of an international task force to provide a global Clinical Trials Management System to the company.

Valerie Laforest's Education


2009 – 2009

PMP certification

Activities: Project Management

University Claude Bernard (Lyon I)

1988 – 1993


Concentration: Data analysis

Valerie Laforest's Interests & Activities

Motor sports, mountain hiking, social media evangelist

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