Join Bent Flyvbjerg, the world’s leading megaproject expert, for a discussion on the factors that lead projects to fail, whether big or small, and the research-based principles that can make them succeed.

Bent Flyvbjerg is the first BT Professor at Oxford University and the VKR Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, an economic geographer, and “the world’s leading megaproject expert,” according to global consulting network KPMG. He has consulted on over one hundred projects costing $1 billion or more and has been knighted by the Queen of Denmark.

Nobel Prize-winning author Professor Daniel Kahneman has called his work “important, timely, instructive, and entertaining”.

His latest book, written with Dan Gardner, is How Big Things Get Done, which explores the successes and failures of project planning from the Sydney Opera House or the Olympics to solar farms and home renovations. The book reveals how to get any ambitious project done on time and on budget.

Our speakers

Emeritus Professor Bent Flyvbjerg

Bent Flyvbjerg is the first BT Professor at Oxford University and the VKR Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, an economic geographer, and “the world’s leading megaproject expert,” according to global accounting network KPMG. He has consulted on over one hundred projects costing $1 billion or more and has been knighted by the Queen of Denmark.

Dr Sandra Peter

Sandra Peter leads the Sydney Business Insights strategic initiative to deliver on the University of Sydney Business School’s commitment to be an engaged, relevant and influential voice on major issues and trends. She is a researcher, educator and podcaster.

Sydney Business Insights is a University of Sydney Business School initiative aiming to provide the business community and public, including our students, alumni and partners with a deeper understanding of major issues and trends around the future of business.

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