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 PMI.org for members.
Apr: On our way to beta.esmo.org 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.
- Enterprise Search for the ESC resources project
- ESC Congress reports & webcasts (2009 & 2010)
- FR, ES and RU language versions of the www.heartfailurematters.org website for patients with heart failure
- Migration of the www.escardio.org 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
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