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Colette Grgic
Colette the BlueChilli CIO and Andrea Culligan and Rolf Webber
Almost every conversation about innovation and growth I have with corporate execs and startup founders alike, eventually circles back to Customer Experience – because it’s a game changer that sets standout successful companies apart from their competitors. On May 9th, I had the pleasure of interviewing two superpowers (and Xcelerate advisors) on the topic of customer...
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Cities are sprawling 3 million people move to cities every week. As cities become more attractive places to live and work, how do we prepare to meet the increasing demand for services and amenities while also promoting cohesiveness in urban communities? We’re excited to announce that we’ve selected the top 20 finalists for our CityConnect...
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If we needed any further confirmation that Australian industry has been swept up in the innovation wave, last week’s NSW iAwards were it. The digital awards program hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association has been running for 22 years, with the aim of recognising and rewarding the ICT innovations that have the potential to,...
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The jury had a tough task last week to select the final 5 finalists of the Westpac #HelloHealthTech innovation challenge. Having received around 250 applications in just 3 weeks, it is safe to say there is no shortage of innovative ideas on how to improve the healthcare industry with technology.  The majority of the submissions came...
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When I was young, I didn’t think I would be an entrepreneur, or that I would have this amazing opportunity to help Australia’s entrepreneurs and companies innovate. What I wanted more than anything, even more than toys and candy, was to fly. One day, I read an article in a science magazine promising that in about...
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Today we announced the SheStarts program – a startup program designed to fund 10 ambitious female entrepreneurs who are launching technology startups in 2016. But let’s start the day where it begins: champagne breakfast! This morning we had the pleasure of hosting 150 women entrepreneurs from Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine for a champagne breakfast to celebrate International...
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  It’s become common vernacular that millenials value experiences more than possessions. Surveys have reported that over 70% of Gen Y and Millennials plan to increase their spending on experiences, stating that their experiences make them feel more connected to their communities, other people, and the world.   Last week we were lucky to interview a new...
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Anyone who has ever run a small business to medium business will tell you that there is no shortage of problems to drown in. You are one of the two little mice in the bucket of cream and every once in a while you wonder if you are going around in circles because you’re churning butter or...
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Don’t get me wrong…. I love leading corporate innovation workshops. It’s a show like no other. It’s morning and the sound of rush hour is just settling down outside. Our event space is a dance of wide, curious but somewhat averted eyes. The crowd is equal parts excited, hopeful, sceptical and fearful. Yet there’s an air of pride...
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Our new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hit the nail on the head when he said “the Australia of the future has to be a nation that is agile, that is innovative, that is creative”. Rather than just political lip service, the urgency of his words rings true for large corporations in particular – those companies...
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