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July Branch Forum: Hear Tom Leyden, Head of Technology at Hassell speak on the Transition to the Cloud

Friday, 21 Jun 2013

Getting an international design firm ready for the cloud has been an interesting challenge.  Technology is now integral to the design process – but combining complicated algorithmic processes and human elements of design does not translate directly to cloud services.

This presentation describes HASSELL’s strategy to prepare them for the looming cloud capabilities.  HASSELL are Australia’s largest Architecture design firms with a global reach and strong presence in Australian and Asia.  We have 14 studios across multiple regions and each studio has the flexibility and autonomy to service both local and global clients, and the advantage of access to combined resources and collective experience.  

The presentation explore how we applied Design Thinking to our specific problems to define our strategy and approach while still using traditional methods to business case development, risk management and project delivery.

Who should come? Any technology Managers interested in transitioning their infrastructure to enable the new collaborative workplace.

Date: Wednesday 3 July
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Telstra Conference Centre
               Level 1, 242 Exhibition Street

For further information and to register please click here.


Tom Leyden, Head of Technology with HASSELL

Tom LeydenTom Leyden is the Head of Technology with HASSELL – an international Architecture and design firm. Recent work has included looking at how technology can align to the organisations needs both in terms of delivery, cutting edge design, and cost effective service delivery.  Key to this has been getting the infrastructure ready for the cloud.

He holds a Masters degree in Management (Technology) and has 20 years experience in the technology industry in both small software firms and large multinational organisations. In these roles he has added value to business through software development, project and infrastructure management.

With the rise of consumer based technology Tom believes that technology is no longer the domain of the IT department – and in order to really unlock technology for an organisation you must enable people to bring technology to the game.