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Date(s) - 07/12/2018
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Building 11, Level 4, Room 102

We’ve invited three distinguished panellists along to discuss this important question with you over breakfast at UTS on the 7th of December from 08:00-09:00. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Samuel C. MacAulay and address three related topics:

  1. Prof. Andrew Davies will talk about how digitisation is changing the way innovation is managed by infrastructure clients, such as Crossrail and Heathrow Airport.
  2. Prof. Fredrik Tell will then drop down a level by drawing on his research into the aerospace and automotive industries to explain how digitisation is changing the innovation process.
  3. Sandeep Mathur will then draw on his experience at Transport for New South Wales to trace how digitisation is unlocking opportunities for innovation that reshape the user-experience.

There will be a tour of the UTS Data Visualisation Lab from 09:00-09:30 for those interested. Register to secure your place here.

Panel Introduction

Dr. Andrew Davies is Professor in the Management of Projects at University College London’s The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management. He is of the world’s leading authorities on managing projects and project-based organisations. He is this year’s winner of the Project Management Institute’s prestigious David I. Cleland Literature Award for his book Projects: A Very Short Introduction and has published widely on innovation in projects at leading international journals including MIT’s Sloan Management Review, California Management Review and the Project Management Journal.

Dr. Fredrik Tell is Professor and Chair in Business Studies at Uppsala University. His research centres on how firms create, integrate and exploit knowledge to attain competitive advantage and innovation. This includes both contemporary and historical studies of industries characterised by complex products such as aerospace, energy, electrical engineering and telecommunication. Recent studies include how digitalisation affects complex system engineering, the planning process of megaprojects, and how markets for technologies, such as patents, develop and function. He is the President of the Swedish Academy of Management.

Sandeep Mathur is a Program Manager at Transport NSW managing key data-analytics programs. He is also a Guest Lecturer at UTS, Director of Project Management Institute Sydney Chapter and Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has over 20 years Project/Program/Portfolio Management experience in organisations such as Transport for NSW, First Data, Westpac, HSBC, Commonwealth Bank, Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale, IBM, CSC, Fujitsu and Tourism Australia. He has authored or contributed to several Project/Program/Portfolio Management Standards from Standards Australia and Project Management Institute.

Dr. Samuel C. MacAulay is a Senior Lecturer at UTS’s Business School. Sam’s work focuses on the strategic management of innovation and has been published in leading international journals including MIT’s Sloan Management Review and the Project Management Journal. He has advised a wide range of organisations on these issues, including Crossrail, Thames Tideway Tunnel, Origin Energy and the Dutch Highways Authority.

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