Hacking for Social Impact with a Hackathon

Hacking for Social Impact with a Hackathon

There is plenty of interest in social innovation … and while we hear a lot about it (like most forms of innovation), we see precious little in terms of action or movement. We also hear a lot about hackathons and innovation programs, yet see talent, ideas,...
Hacking Data to Solve Social Challenges

Hacking Data to Solve Social Challenges

They say that “data is the new oil” – that it is becoming the world’s most valuable resource. For years, policy makers have been capturing data and using it to make decisions – that’s the concept behind the Census. More recently, businesses and social...
New Handbook – Design & Creative Thinking

New Handbook – Design & Creative Thinking

  Innovation ultimately requires a dash of creativity. And we know it can be hard to get the creative juices flowing. We know that sometimes in a roomful of the same people you see every day, that brainstorming ideas can be difficult – you feel like you...
Why We Are Helping Vibewire Hack4Homelessness

Why We Are Helping Vibewire Hack4Homelessness

We believe: Big challenges require less time to solve than we imagine Teams with focused expertise can create better solutions than committees Together, we have all the resources we need to build, test and scale the solutions to wicked problems The best time to start...
Siemens #Digitalize2017 Conference Recap

Siemens #Digitalize2017 Conference Recap

The Siemens #Digitalize2017 Conference was held in Sydney on 30 August 2017, attracting over 400 people from across the Siemens client and partner base. The key themes included electrification – automation – digitalisation, but conversations and workshops...
IKEA Goes the Full Jon Snow

IKEA Goes the Full Jon Snow

Back in 2015 I was invited to attend a secret workshop with a secret client in Denmark. Unfortunately, it was so secret, I couldn’t know who the client was. I couldn’t know where in Copenhagen I would be working. And there were no team profiles that could be shared....
Technology is No Silver Bullet for Digital Leadership

Technology is No Silver Bullet for Digital Leadership

I know what it’s like. Time is precious and deadlines are short. The KPIs that you signed up to last year loom ahead like an unscalable Everest of corporate expectation, and everywhere you look there’s an issue. A problem. Someone else not doing their job. But then,...
Can You Hackathon Your Way to Innovation?

Can You Hackathon Your Way to Innovation?

Everywhere I look it seems like I see “yet another hackathon”. Each week, we add more and more events to our Big List of Hackathons in Australia page – far surpassing the number of events that were listed for the same time in 2016. Yet in conversations I have...
Joanne Jacobs joins the Women’s Techmakers Panel at Google

Joanne Jacobs joins the Women’s Techmakers Panel at Google

Photo credit: @georgiecel In early March, women around the world commemorated the movement for women’s liberation and voiced their right to be in control of their lives and of the future of the world. The theme for International Women’s Day 2017 was ‘Women in...