Global Top 100 Data Visionaries – 2020

I am truly honoured to be included among the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries: These are the leaders who are vividly innovating with analytics without compromising on trust and privacy. My data team at UNSW are truly marvellous – they are always willing to come along on the innovation journey, try new things, and learn new skills. A huge thank-you to them, because without them … Continue reading Global Top 100 Data Visionaries – 2020

Cloud is the future, serverless is the way to go

I’ve been hosting production workloads on Amazon Web Services for over 5 years now, and am also hosting production workloads on Azure and Google Cloud as well. There seems to be a lot of enthusiasm for containerisation, and many are loving on kubernetes and docker. But this seems to merely be a cul de sac on the road to a serverless future. There is a … Continue reading Cloud is the future, serverless is the way to go

Future of work and the growth of populist politics

The future of work has been an emerging issue for a long time, and now as automation disrupts traditional employment, it is safe to say that it has emerged. It is becoming increasingly urgent to find a solution for those displaced. We need new ideas and approaches to this problem. Otherwise we will see a large number of people out of the workforce for long periods, with a … Continue reading Future of work and the growth of populist politics

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 was hosting a #policyhack in associating with well-known startup incubator, … Continue reading Innovation, government, and #policyhack

Design-Led Tuesdays at UNSW Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

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 10 weeks across Semester 2, 2015, with lunchtime and evening … Continue reading Design-Led Tuesdays at UNSW Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

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 Innovation Centre UNSW Sydney, Australia Conference Chairs Selena Griffith UNSW … Continue reading Call for papers: Design for Disaster Response Conference #d4dr15

Mobile and social media – what it means for business

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 revolution and social media changed the game for business. At … Continue reading Mobile and social media – what it means for business