Meet the Disruptors
We shift mindset. Innovate products. Transform organizations. We help enterprises respond to a disruptive and uncertain future.
The Disruptor’s Handbook is a strategy and innovation firm that helps companies, organisations and government agencies shift mindset, innovate products and transform the way that they work. They are Australia’s leading innovation firm specialising in innovation change management, corporate venturing, accelerator and innovation programs. We work with large enterprises needing to respond to disruptive change and smaller companies wanting to scale globally. Our clients span the airline, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical, social enterprise, not for profit and government sectors.
Disruptor. Gavin is the Founder of the Disruptor’s Handbook, one of Australia’s leading independent strategy and innovation companies. Gavin advises firms on strategy, marketing, product development and innovation. He is also a member of the Orbits program, the influencer network of award winning analyst and advisory firm, Constellation Research. Gavin is the Chair of youth not-for-profit organisation, Vibewire, is a published author, startup mentor and public speaker.
Disruptor. Joanne is an award-winning digital strategist and company director. She advises firms on executive management skills, digital change management and social data analysis. She is on the Board of Code Club Australia, and she is a Director of word of mouth marketing firm, 1000heads, where she formerly served as Chief Operating Officer.
Innovation Director. Ian has over 30 years digital experience. He started off being the youngest person in the room – now he’s frequently the oldest. Formerly Digital Director for Startup Week Sydney, Ian has worked with Sydney Festival and Amnesia Razorfish.
Business Development. Disruptor. Anne-Marie energises and leads teams to deliver excellence in change management, program and project delivery. She is highly successful in generating public-private collaborations, networks and outcomes.
Disruptor. Danielle works with others to develop and communicate their ideas effectively, while also helping to foster an innovation mindset. She recently graduated from the University of Technology Sydney, where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Communication.
Disruptor. Vishaya primarily focuses on the planning and coordination of workshops and hackathons. She is currently studying a double Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Digital and Social Media and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation.
Singapore Director. Disruptor. Krish Iyer has worked for over three decades across several organizations globally as a catalyst for transformational growth. He’s a leader and change agent for growth, innovation and strategic execution, working across cultural and functional boundaries. He leads our Singapore operations.
Disruptor. Katie is one of the country’s leading creative strategists. She knows no problem is too big to be defeated and has worked with global brands to transform their business.
Disruptor. Jenni specialises in social media strategy, online community engagement and participation, product development.
Disruptor. Mary is a content strategist with many years experience working with commercial brands. She is a growth and new business pitch specialist and has worked in both APAC and the EMEA region.
Problems Worth Solving
We don’t fall in love with ideas. We look for problems worth solving. We spend time understanding and defining problems so that the solution becomes clearer to us all.
We facilitate the best hackathons in Australia. We tackle corporate, social impact, policy and industry challenges.
An accelerator program custom designed to connect corporates, industry and government with disruptors who are shaping the future.
Innovation Change Management
Don’t just innovate. Change and support your board, leadership and teams to create the future.
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Yesterday morning we kicked off the first breakfast in our Disruptor’s Handbook Breakfast Series where we brought together a select group of people to have a frank conversation about disruption, innovation and transformation. Each month we will tackle a different...
It is nearly impossible to find a causal relationship between innovation activity and financial or marker performance. The key is not to come up with more ideas - rather to launch products and services that people are willing to pay money for because they think their...
In this episode of the Disrupt Podcast, Gavin is joined by Rebecca Caroe, CEO of Creative Agency Secrets. Join us as we talk about startups, innovation and the power of traditional and digital marketing.
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