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...
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...
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...
Australian Business Leaders – Be Like Jack

Australian Business Leaders – Be Like Jack

A few weeks ago I watched this YouTube video of a younger, Jack Ma, presenting in a non-descript room to a few colleagues. The presentation was from a time before Alibaba became the global ecommerce powerhouse that it is today. It was 1999 and Ma was setting a vision...
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...