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Stuart Penny Presenting : Collaborative Design Approach Challenges for IT facilities in Construction


Collaborative Design Approach Challenges for IT facilities in Construction


Join Stuart Penny in Parramatta for the PMI Sydney Chapter May event!

The next PMI SC event on 22nd May 2018 will be hosted in Parramatta, at the Western Sydney University City Campus, Parramatta, where Stuart Penny will discuss collaborative design approach and design challenges for IT facilities in construction. The event will be hosted in the building that Stuart himself collaborated on solving design challenges for the IT facilities during its construction.

This Parramatta location is easy to get to by public transport and is a 6 minute walk from Parramatta Station (see the map below). Travel time from Wynyard Station to Parramatta Station by train is approximately 40 minutes. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Link to the location :



About your presenters:

Stuart Penny is an experienced program manager with solid consulting and commercial experience globally. He has a long track record of successful delivery of large scale projects and programs across public and private sectors. His 25+ year career has seen a focus on projects of all types, sizes and delivery approaches and includes starting his career in civil engineering and construction project management. He has a passion for effective management and leadership of diverse and distributed teams and a reputation for delivering strategic business transformation and organisational change.




Kerry Holling joined Western Sydney University in July 2011 and is the Chief Information and Digital Officer. He has university-wide responsibility for Digital Strategy and Innovation, Solutions and Project Services, IT Operations, Digital Security and Risk, Service Delivery Improvement and frontline Academic and Campus-based support. Kerry is also a member of the University Executive and is the Secretary of CAUDIT (Council of Australian University Directors of IT). From 2007 until 2011 he was the CIO for what is now called the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. Previously, he was the Australian CIO for Digital Equipment Corporation (1996-1998), Compaq Computers (1998-2002) and Hewlett-Packard (2002-2006). This provided him with invaluable insights into the technology sector, the operation of large commercial businesses, and the impacts of technology enabled disruption on both consumer expectations and corporate strategy.  After six years in the University sector, he was recently recognised as one of the “Top 10” most effective and innovative CIOs in Australia by CIO Magazine.



Bill Parasiris, a proud Western Sydney University graduate and lifelong Western Sydney resident, is currently the Executive Director, Estate and Commercial , at  Western Sydney University(WSU). In this role, Bill heads the Office of Estate and Commercial (OEC), within the University’s Division of Finance and Resources. OEC is responsible for managing the University’s $2.2 billion portfolio of properties and campuses and all commercial operations. With over 20 years’ experience in property, commercial operations and asset management, his experience covers sales, leasing, marketing, property development, business plan development & implementation and project management. Bill’s career has spanned multiple sectors, including retail, commercial, industrial, residential and education. He is currently overseeing the University’s Western Growth program of work, and key WSU projects overseen by Bill include the negotiation of the largest student accommodation transaction agreement in the Southern Hemisphere to date in 2013; the delivery of WSU’s state-of-the-art Peter Shergold Building, home to the University’s School of Business, in December 2016; and the Liverpool City Campus in the burgeoning CBD of Liverpool in March 2018.


Time: 6:00PM (Networking); 6:30PM to 8:30PM (Event followed by networking)

Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Location: Peter Shergold Building, Level 9, 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Professional Development Units (PDU): 1 PDU can be claimed for attending this event

Cost:  Free for PMI Sydney Chapter Members (log in first), $20 for Guests

Waiting list will operate when capacity is reached.

Just click on this link to register!

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