MIT and Stanford University Asset Management Experts to Present at Sunflower Systems 2005 Webcast Series

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William T. Conley, director of property at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ivonne Bachar, CPPM, CF, director of property management at Stanford University, will provide expert opinions during the company’s live webcast series on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 10:00 AM Pacific; 1:00 PM Eastern.

Sunflower Systems™, the company that has redefined lifecycle asset management as a strategic imperative, today announced that William T. Conley, director of property at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ivonne Bachar, CPPM, CF, director of property management at Stanford University, will provide expert opinions during the company’s live webcast series on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 10:00 AM Pacific; 1:00 PM Eastern. Sunflower’s webcast series explores provocative topics from experts to provide viewers with the latest trends and real-world experiences on the paradigm shift that has occurred in lifecycle asset management and strategic asset intelligence.

Conley and Bachar will participate in the first-ever expert panel that investigates “The Campus of the Future” and the effectiveness of the triple-helix model to leverage collaborative research activities in Universities. The panel will discuss best practices in collaborative research, roles and responsibilities from each member of the triple-helix, terms, conditions and other legal issues for collaborative research contracts, and how to leverage technology to fit specific campus requirements.

Also joining the panel is Andrew C. Anderson, CPPM, CF, asset management consulting fellow, Sunflower Systems. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with panel members during the facilitated broadcast. Information for the complimentary seminar may be found at https://sunflowersystems.webex.com/sunflowersystems/onstage/g.php?d=331170098&t=a. Please note that the above link may require a copy and paste to a preferred web browser due to its length.

About William T. Conley

William T. Conley is currently Director of Property at MIT, which includes Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington Massachusetts, with the responsibility for the accounting and management of over 160,000 corporate and sponsored-owned assets. He has over 20 years of experience in property management in a research university environment. He is a member of the National Property Management Association’s North Atlantic Chapter and a former member and speaker at the Society of Property Administrators’ National Conferences. He has consulted in property management at the City University of New York and North Carolina A&T State University.

About Ivonne Bachar, CPPM, CF

Ivonne Bachar, CPPM, CF, is the Director of the Property Management Office for Stanford University. Bachar has held staff and management positions in property administration in commercial, research and higher education organizations since 1980. Her credentials include a Masters Degree in Education, Certified Professional Property Manager (CPPM), and recognition as a National Property Management Association Consulting Fellow. She is a former instructor of college-level property management courses and frequent workshop presenter at NPMA and other Professional Association seminars. An active member of the National Property Management Association since 1981, she has held numerous positions at Chapter, Regional and National levels including National President. She has been elected to serve as Western Region Vice President for the 2004-2006 term of office. Bachar is a recipient of the prestigious Property Person of the Year award from NPMA.

About Andrew C. Anderson, CPPM, CF

Anderson’s career in property management spans over four decades. He has held positions in the federal government, the military, industry, academic environments and the research and development community. He is a Certified Professional Property Manager and has been awarded the recognition of Consulting Fellow from the National Property Management Association. Anderson has been a featured speaker at the Society of Research Administrators, numerous national NPMA events and the Sunflower Fusion conference series. Andy is also a highly-sought after property management instructor and traverses the country teaching property management certification classes on behalf of the NPMA.

About Sunflower Systems

Sunflower Systems is a global leader in delivering forward-thinking software solutions and services for asset management and strategic asset intelligence. Executives trust the Sunflower Enterprise™ framework to facilitate strategic and financial decision-making, and ensure administrative compliance with current and future regulations. With Sunflower Systems best-practices and composite processes, enterprises add relevance and context to their previously-disjointed processes, enabling the truest picture of all corporate assets. The company is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with a federal office based in Washington, D.C. For more information please call 925-355-0700 or visit our website at http://www.sunflowersystems.com.

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