Day 1:Trending Topics & Best Practices

25 September 2018, 9:00 - 20:00

  • Gain insights on and discuss trending topics impacting your work today and tomorrow, from experts working cross-industries
  • Get the real and raw stories from innovators across industries,
    sharing their successes, failures and everything in between

Kick-Off & Welcome

9:00 - 9:20

Welcome to #Innov8rs, welcome to Sydney! Get clear on your main goals for the event… and start connecting with other innovators in the room, as a taster for what’s to come.

Hans Balmaekers (#Innov8rs)

Trending Topic Talks

9:20 - 12:30

How Exponential Technology, Business and Societal Trends Impact Your Innovation Programs (and Businesses)
Anthony Ferrier (ExOxo and Culturevate)  // Session details //

Will Technology Make Us More Human?
Tarra van Amerongen (Fjord)  // Session details //

Solving the Transformation Equation
Scott D. Anthony (Innosight)  // Session details //

An Innovation Ecosystem – the Why, What and How
Dan Toma (The Corporate Startup)  // Session details //

The Business Case Alternative: How to Support Disruptive Innovation at a Large Company
Steve Glaveski (Collective Campus)  // Session details //

How To Create A Culture Where Innovation Thrives
Imogen Aitken (Inventium)  // Session details //

Hacking Your Organisation For Innovation & Growth
Dougal Edwards (Bright Arena)  // Session details //

The Diversity Challenge
Tess Julian (Catalyst Exchange)  // Session details //

Case Study Talks

13:30 - 15:30

Innovation in Action
Mark Greenfield (Mastercard)  // Session details //

NAB’s approach to corporate venture capital
Melissa Widner (NAB Ventures)

What’s Critical for Successful Digital Transformation?
Rachna Gandhi (Suncorp)  // Session details //

The Darkside and the Upside of Innovation
Heath Brown (Commonwealth Bank)  // Session details //

Digital Transformation Business Case – Journey of Building Organizing and Delivering 60x Business Impact
Tomasz Kurczyk (AXA)  // Session details //

Spinouts As A Model For Corporate Innovation
Andrew Stead (IAG)
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The Robots Are Here: Delivering Practical Innovation With Artificial Intelligence In Insurance
Dan Taylor (TAL)  // Session details //

If Lawyers Can Be Innovative, Everyone Can
Alison Laird (Pinsent Masons)  // Session details //

Think Big, Start Small & Move Fast – An Intrapreneurship Journey of the Monash Food Innovation Centre
Angeline Achariya (Monash University)  // Session details //

Learnings From [yellow tail] Category Extensions
Stuart Marsh (Casella)  // Session details //

Driving Industry Wide Innovation – An Outsider’s Journey
Brett Wiskar (WILEY)

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Why Successful Stakeholder Engagement Is Essential For Innovation
Georgia Foster (Uber)  // Session details //

Innovation insights from Telstra Labs
Ayala Domani (Telstra)  // Session details //

Learnings from Accelerating Innovation at Lendlease
Jasna Sims (Lendlease)  //  Session details //

Make Your Own Luck: How Open Innovation can Revolutionise your Product Incubator
Streicher Louw (nbn™ Australia)  // Session details //

Growth Mindset for the Future: Innovation as a Way of Learning, Creating and Mitigating Risk
Jacqueline Linke (Sydney Trains)  // Session details //

16:00 – 17:30

A Creative Intervention for Australia’s Innovation Ecosystem
Bem Le Hunte (UTS)
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Networking Drinks

18:00 - 20:00

Day 2:Work Your Challenges

26 September 2018, 9:00 - 17:30

  • Sharpen your saw and develop new skills
  • Experiment with new methods, tools and techniques
  • Four tracks to choose from: Strategy & Management, Methods & Frameworks, Mindset & Skills and Culture & Talent

Workshops & Whiteboard Sessions

Round 1: 9:00 - 10:30

Strategy & Management

Innovation Circle – How Ready Are You To Innovate?
Peter Glasheen (Stratovation) // Session details //

Methods & Frameworks

Form Post-it To Prototype in 90 Minutes
Robin Scarborough (Market Gravity)  // Session details //

Mindset & Skills

Mastering Business Ambiguity: What does it mean to be a Design Pioneer?
Michael Eales (Business Models Inc.)  // Session details //

Culture & Talent

The Innovative Team: Recognizing and Developing Innovators
Janice Francisco (BridgePoint Effect/FourSight)  // Session details //

Bring your team.

It’s just too much to consume for just one person. 90% of the 50+ sessions throughout the 3 days are organized in tracks with up to 6 sessions happening at the same time. As a team, you divide and conquer, or go deep on a few topics.

Also, based on your goals and needs, we help you customize your agenda and arrange for targeted 1:1 meetings with speakers of choice.

Moreover, your team gets access to 250+ videos from our past events to further boost your learnings once back in the office.

Check our special team packages at discounted price of $AUD 1,750 per seat for full 3-day access.

Round 2: 11:00 - 12:30

Strategy & Management

Tips for Governing Innovation
Dan Toma (The Corporate Startup)  // Session details //

Methods & Frameworks

Doing It For Real: How To Get Your Experiments Live Quickly And Pre-empt All The Innovation Killers Inside Your Company

Robbert van Geldrop (Firmhouse) // Session details //

Mindset & Skills

Disruptive Problem Solving: How Your Problem May Be Your Sweetest Asset
Rachel Audigé (Systematic Inventive Thinking)  // Session details //

Culture & Talent

The Science Of Creativity: Psychology And Neuroscience Insights For Better Ideas And How To Get Leaders To Listen
Nick Skillicorn (  // Session details //

Round 3: 13:30 - 15:00

Mindset & Skills

How To Promote Critical Thinking And Adaptability By Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindsets
Dan Sleeman (RMIT Activator)  // Session details //

Methods & Frameworks

New Power, Old Power and the Emerging Future
The Grove Collaborators  // Session details //

Mindset & Skills

The Innovation Mindset: Combining Mindset Theory & Neuroscience to Drive a Culture of Innovation in the Future of Work
(Heath Brown & Susan Mackie, Growth Mindset Institute / CommBank Labs) //  Session details //

Culture & Talent

The Art Of Creative & Candid Conversations
Janet Sernack (ImagineNation™)  //  Session details //

Unconference & Fishbowls

15:30 - 17:00

Why Accountants Don’t Run Innovation Programs
Dan Toma and Robbert Van Geldrop  // Session details //

What Can You Learn From AFR’s Most Innovative Companies?
Imogen Aitken (Inventium)  // Session details //

Community-led Approach: Embedding A Sustainable Innovation Culture
Janett Egber (Centre for Intrapreneurship)

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Day 3: Explore Sydney's Ecosystem

27 September 2018, 9:00 - 12:30

  • Explore Sydney’s ecosystem and visit some of the city’s innovation hotspots

Field Trips

08:00 - 12:30

Sydney Startup Hub

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Commonwealth Bank Labs

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Atlassian HQ

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KPMG Innovate Lab

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