01 - 03 August, 2012, The Sebel, Surry Hills,Sydney, NSW
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TIM CUMMINS President and CEOIACCM
JIM BERGMAN Regional Vice President, Asia and Middle EastIACCM
Global changes in technology, economics, culture and business needs have been driving complex projects to develop innovative structure and support methods over the past number of years. Today we will be looking at:
International business adds to the complexity of contracting due to jurisdictional challenges, cultural differences and currency fluctuations. This session will dive into:
Contracts Accounts Assurance
Australian Tax Office
Research has shown that for complex projects or programs to be successful it is essential to develop strong, broad based, collaborations between contracting parties throughout the supply chain. Traditional contracting approaches have been identified as a barrier to the development of the elements, such as trust, necessary for such collaborations. For contracts to be relevant in such projects and programs they need to be drafted in a manner that fosters a system of systems approach, recognize that change is a constant in such projects and allow for collective management of risk and uncertainty. The discussion will explore the problems inherent in traditional approaches to contracting and identify some potential solutions to those issues.
International Centre for Complex Project Management
Clear and accurate project and contract scope are vital in the later stages of contract management. This session discuss:
CHRIS SIMPSON Contract Management LeadAccenture
Multiple stakeholders are a factor of all complex contractual arrangement,managing potentially competing interests is therefore a crucial part of contract development and negotiation.
Contract Managers, Project Managers, legal team and procurement experts are among some of the multiple stakeholders involved in the development and management of a contract. This discussion will centre on collaboration, the challenges involved when it comes to relationship management and the necessary skills in managing a good staff structure.
TONY TAMBURRO Senior IT Contract ManagerVIC Water West
TAYNA JOHNSON General ManagerRailCorp
Although cloud is relatively new business solution to contract management, The same reason CIO’s are seeing benefit from virtualisation and SaaS are equally applicable to the contract management process. Here we will look at the idea of using cloud in contract management:
Legal Services (APJC), CISCO
Privacy protection is a major challenge in today’s world. Privacy and data protection regulations are increasing globally as more and more business is conducted online. Mismanaging personal information and confidential data can become a financial liability and reputational hazard for organisations. This session provides an overview of the privacy landscape in Australia and globally and looks at potential privacy risks and solutions of managing data in cloud environments and handling data breaches
Head of Sales and OperationsInformation Integrity Solutions P/L
The International Association of Privacy Professionals
Complex Contracts are by their very nature subject to changes and hence risk of contradictions and breaches. Here we will discuss:
Compliance with contractual obligations is key to a successful Project outcome. This session discusses management of compliance by all concerned parties within a complex contract. It also examines the need for effective/timely communications, internally and externally, in assessing workarounds when parties encounter roadblocks to compliance with their contractual obligations.
ANTON SVEHLAS Executive Manager CommercialDowner EDI
Alliance contracts becoming rarer with the increased demands on contractors but hybrid models that utilise the relational aspects are increasing. The speaker will look at the benefits of both alliance and ‘normal’ contracting. Discussing if the different customer interfaces needed for specific contracts and the portfolio of relationships needed for different contracts
NATALIE OPIE Senior Project ManagerCommercial Division Department of Treasury & Finance
The balance between legal proceedings and business needs can be hard to find in complex contracts. The relationship between legal and contractors is changing due to developing trends in the use of contracts for commercial gain. Here we will explore the risks, current trends and new innovations in the role of legal in complex projects.
Baker and McKenzie Law Firm
The complexity of contracts can double if there is IP involved. Why is it such a major issue and can it be addressed? This session will look particularly at university/company IP relationships and explore whether there are better ways to use IP to improve our commercial capability?
DR KEVIN CULLEN CEONewSouth Innovations Pty Limited
Contracts are developed as a relationship between two parties. However, managing liability with multiply stakeholders and subcontractors in a complex project can further add to the complexity of a contract. Here we will look at the balance of liability in today’s complex projects.
REHANA BOX PartnerAshurst
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