The SEgroup thrives on exchange. We regularly invite guests to provide our explorations with new impulses. Usually we capture our experiences with our guests in interviews which we share in the SEgroup library.
Jon Whitty is senior lecturer in project management at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. As a widely acknowledged and honoured professional he is known for his application of social evolutionary principles to project management and complex project management. Aside academia Jon is part of the editorial board for the International Journal of Project Organisations and Management and reviewer for numerous journals, such as the International Journal of Project Management. Before his current position Jon was with the University of Queensland as lecturer in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and affiliate of the Complex and Intelligent Systems Research Division. He has also been business professional as managing director of LPE Consulting and as conductor of corporate courses on organisational leadership and strategic alignment.
Read an interview with Jonathan Whitty in the Library.
Rodney Turner is editor of the International Journal of Project Management and Professor of Project Management at the SKEMA Business School. As visiting and adjunct professor he is affiliated to numerous other universities, such as the University of Technology Sydney, the Kemmy Business School Limerick, Drexel University Philadelphia and Educatis University Zurich. His strong record in project management started out in the heavy process plant industry and has led him to publish various books around project management. He has also chaired UK’s Association for Project Management and is now an honorary member. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering.
Read an interview with Rodney Turner in the Library.
Professor Christophe Bredillet
Professor Christophe Bredillet is Director of the Project Management Academy, a joint initiative of the Science and Engineering Faculty and the QUT Business School, at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. With his more than 25 years of experience in strategy, programme and project management, he has worked as senior expert for the World Bank in international development programmes and, aside from his academic career, as a business cosultant.
Read an interview with Christophe Bredillet in the Library.
Dr. Allenna Leonard
Dr. Allenna Leonard teaches people in organisations to address their circumstances using concepts from cybernetics and systems thinking. She is based in Toronto and works internationally as a consultant and facilitator. Allenna specialises in the approaches developed by Stafford Beer, especially his Viable Systems Model and Team Syntegrity process. Her Ph.D. was earned in Administration from the University of Maryland. She is a former President of the American Society for Cybernetics and of the International Society for Systems Sciences.
Read an interview with Allenna Leonard in the library.
Professor Timothy F.H. Allen
Timothy F.H. Allen is a British botanist and Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a leader in the fields of hierarchy theory, systems theory, and complexity. Aside from his teaching, Allen has been a prominent figure in the international systems science community since being part of the Dirk Gently Gang in the 1980s and was honoured with the presidency of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) in 2008.
Read an interview with Timothy F. H. Allen in the library.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and IT engineering. These two fields of knowledge are combined in his work. His fields of research include protecting both physical and mental health. Another area of his research is the development of hardware to display brain waves, electro-acupuncture meridians and a mapping of the human aura. At the same time, he is also involved in the development of data mining and strategy implementation software. On a methodical level, Thomas Wong uses modern system theory and older versions of systemic theories anchored in Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
Thomas Wong regularly offers seminars on his research topics at the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) annual conferences. He is also the founder of the Ancient Balance Medicine Research and Education Foundation Fund and heads the TCM Clinic associated with it.
Louis Klein and Thomas Wong have co-authored a white paper entitled "Yin and Yang of Change - Systemic Efficacy in Change Management".
Read the article in the library.