Advisory Board

Slade Beard

Slade Beard is a systems analyst with extensive experience in the application of systems thinking to complex problems.
Slade has worked as an Enterprise Architect, Business Analyst, Human Factors Analyst and Project Manager with extensive experience in the Defence, National Security, Emergency Services and secure systems environment. He has been in the IT industry since 1988, and is experienced in systems engineering, systems architecture, systems integration, security assessment and development of sustainment frameworks for new systems. He is also a thought leader in human factors for the design of critical incident management systems and environments.
He also, in a rather silly moment, enrolled at the University of NSW in a research PhD where he is undertaking research in complex systems, human decision making and the human journey.
His particular passion is the evolution of human capability and the process of the human collective journey and the relationship between human technology development and the evolution of the individual and society.
Slade has presented papers on subjects as diverse as soft skill development in project management through to the application of human factors in the design of systems to support decision making in response in counter terrorist operations.
Slade’s capabilities have recently been internationally recognized by his peers through listing in the Marquis Who’s Who since 2006. Read his Ecothought: Architecture for the Human Enterprise. Read his LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.