Future Ready Project Management

Sep 05


The project management environment is continuously evolving. From digital disruptions to shifts in the way that people prefer to work, the rapid pace of change is one constant that project professionals need be prepared for.  Being familiar with emerging project management trends and understanding which of those are most applicable in terms of impact and reach.

This panel discussion will cover the following emerging trends in project management: 
• Increasing demand for project managers
• Collaborative remote teams
• Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence
• Future trends in project management
• Centres of Excellence

AIPM Members $35 | Non Members $45
CPD: 3 points


Rebecca Wheadon from the Aurecon Group has 15 years Portfolio, Programme and Project Management experience and 10 years’ experience in the Science, Technology and Telecommunications industry.  Rebecca has successfully managed a variety of skilled and semi-skilled teams and has been responsible for the successful completion of numerous multipart projects. 
Rebecca’s experience includes working with entities including State Government, CSIRO, Deloitte, NBN Co, Ericsson Australia, Telstra Corporation, Optus, CSIRO and Federal Government Agencies 
Brett Looney Started life in the IT industry far too long ago to remember; spent over a decade supporting enterprise and mid-market customers across Australia before joining iiNet to build their then fledgling ADSL network. After that, he partnered with a friend to build L7 Solutions, which was the largest locally owned IT company before being sold to Amcom in 2011. In 2015 Brett joined Amazon Web Services as a Solutions Architect – continuing the IT theme but into the world of cloud computing. At AWS, Brett is supporting and advising Australian and global enterprises and startups in the adoption and best practices of using the cloud to deliver lower cost business services with greater agility. And he likes cats. And donuts. But don’t feed him caffeine.
Brian Middleton Bentley Systems Regional Executive and Vice President for Australia and New Zealand.  Following a career in the Military Brian has focused on Information Management across diverse technology areas including; the World’s first GIS based Roadside Rescue Computer Aided Rescue System, UK’s first 100% Internet Bank (SMILE); Implementing a communications network forensic analysis system for US Government Agencies, through to setting up a Predictive Injury Analysis Laboratory using an artificial Neural Network for AC Milan soccer club. 

For the past 20 years Brian has specialised in Linear Asset Lifecycle Information Management and applying Information and Engineering Technology to improve business performance. Brian moved to Australia in 2008 as Managing Director (Asia) of Exor Corporation and joined Bentley Systems through acquisition in 2010. In 2015 he took over his current role heading up Bentley ANZ with the objective to drive the economic output for improved quality of life in ANZ. 
Stuart Gordon has over 15 years of industry experience working on geospatial projects globally focusing on reality capture – chiefly 3D laser scanning and photogrammetric mapping. His first role was as Research Fellow for the CRC for Spatial Information at Curtin University to advance robust capture of point cloud data from aerial platforms. He then moved into industry deploying laser scanning technology from aerial, mobile and terrestrial platforms to support engineering projects around the world. Stuart’s role, prior to Aurecon, was general manager of an asset integrity inspection firm working on energy, defence, mining, and O&G sites around Australia and SE Asia. He now leads Digital Reality Capture for the Aurecon team in Perth supporting innovative approaches to engineering and design. This means deploying drones and laser scanners in the pursuit of building the spatial frameworks to support Digitised Estates. He has a PhD in spatial information and a MBA from Melbourne Business School.

Rebecca Wheadon

Brett Looney

Brian Middleton

Stuart Gordon

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