Innovation, government, and #policyhack


Can a government really change the way it does innovation by doing a #policyhack ? It was refreshing to hear the Turnbull government immediately turn around the depressingly negative rhetoric of the Abbott era and start talking about innovation, agility, and action. And it was a nice surprise when Wyatt Roy MP announced that he … Read more…

Design-Led Tuesdays at UNSW Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

Design-led Tuesdays

Have been meaning to post about Design-Led Tuesdays at UNSW for a while now. Selena Griffith, Martin Bliemel, and I kicked off Design-Led Tuesdays as a new initiative between UNSW, ENACTUS UNSW and Social Innovation Sydney. Tuesdays at UNSW’s Michael Crouch Innovation Centre this semester are all about design thinking for innovation. The Design-Led Tuesdays program runs for … Read more…

Call for papers: Design for Disaster Response Conference #d4dr15


A colleague and I are co-chairing the Design for Disaster Response cross disciplinary conference to share research and actions around approaches to preparing for, and delivering responses to, disaster. We recently issued the following call for papers. More information will be available on the #d4dr15 conference website. Date and Location Date: Friday November 13, 2015 Venue: UNSW Australia Michael Crouch … Read more…

Navigating the social media maze for academics

Law books

Life for an academic these days seems to be getting more complex. In addition to the traditional tasks – teaching, researching, and publishing – the job has expanded to include endless grant applications and the need to develop a public persona to publicise their work. All of this is in addition to having some kind of personal life and … Read more…

Mobile and social media – what it means for business

it's the future

Mobile and social media have created a new business landscape If you’re not already working out how to disrupt your business and your industry then you will be disrupted… Who succeeds at amazon? “Explorers and pioneers”. Who fails? Those who focus on killing our competitors. -Bezos — Spencer Rascoff (@spencerrascoff) May 9, 2014 The web 2.0 … Read more…

LinkedIn and the power of networks

it's not the students that keep us young, it's all the stairs

I used to think of LinkedIn as a boring but worthy social network for business contacts. But I was wrong. Over the years it has become a critical B2B social network, with multi-million dollar deals often being done via the platform. LinkedIn has also disrupted the recruitment business and reshaped the way people find jobs. It changed … Read more…

Annual Global CIO Survey 2014

The annual Harvey Nash CIO Survey launched in Sydney in early December 2014. This is a long running CIO survey with responses from more than 3,200 CIOs and technology leaders globally. It was interesting to join the panel at this event for a lively discussion of technology and business related matters. My fellow panelists were: … Read more…

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