Innovating the Young Refugee Experience

Innovating the Young Refugee Experience

In almost any field of endeavour, leaders and innovators are constantly grappling with notions of “the future” and rapidly creating new pathways for current and future generations to perceive, grasp and take advantage of opportunities. But in almost every...
Technology Reshaping the Financial Services Industry

Technology Reshaping the Financial Services Industry

From the outside, financial services can appear to be a behemoth – enormously slow to change direction and cumbersome when it tries to do so. But over the last decade financial services firms have come under fire from fast moving, disruptive players – the “FinTechs”...
Our top 5 picks from the Spark Festival 2016 Program

Our top 5 picks from the Spark Festival 2016 Program

Continuing on from the success of last year’s Startup Week Sydney, the Spark Festival is a collection of events focused on reinvigorating the Sydney innovation community. Over nine days, there will be a series of meetups, hackathons, workshops, panels and more that...
Hack for Good at the TechFugees Australia Hackathon

Hack for Good at the TechFugees Australia Hackathon

By any measure, the number of people seeking refuge around the world has reached crisis proportions. Locally, those who are able to successfully navigate the complex requirements to gain refugee status in Australia, struggle to gain a foothold in a foreign land....

Shetler Steps Up to Nation’s Top Digital Role

Interesting news via the InnovationAus website that Australia’s Digital Transformation Office is set for a transformation of its own: The Turnbull Government has shredded its 15-month-old Plan A for digital service delivery, with a dramatic restructuring of the...
How I survived my first 3 months at Disruptor’s Handbook

How I survived my first 3 months at Disruptor’s Handbook

Photo credit: Stephen Cooper Last week I attended the first-ever ‘Wednesday Evenings short talks’ at the Vibewire Common Room. Pioneering the weekly events was futurist, trend spotter and keynote speaker Tim Longhurst who spoke to us about his experiences...
Start Fast with Must Have Apps and the Startup Stack

Start Fast with Must Have Apps and the Startup Stack

When I first started building businesses for companies, it was an expensive and time consuming enterprise. We’d need to think through and plan for every aspect of a creating a large scale business even though we’d always start small. After all, this was an investment...
Qantas Codeshare Hackathon 2016 Video

Qantas Codeshare Hackathon 2016 Video

Photo credit: Steven Cooper Hackathons are the perfect events to connect business with innovators, designers with developers, and ideas with production. Building on the momentum established from the last collaboration between Qantas and the Disruptor’s Handbook, the...