- Events & Workshops
- Team Training
‘Innovation’ nowadays is a buzzword that refers to individuals and businesses’ ability to create more effective processes, products, and ideas. According to McKinsey, there are three types of innovation: incremental, adjacent, and disruptive innovation.
So what is the difference between these types of innovation and what are the biggest brands doing to innovate?
At our event, The Forces of Innovation: Innovating in the World’s Biggest Brands, we’ll cover:
Angela Bee Chan is the Innovation Lead at Schneider Electric in the Pacific Zone where she is responsible for fostering a culture of innovation. She started her career in public relations working in with food and lifestyle brands such as Max Brennar and Hamilton Island before getting immersed into hackathons. She then worked on accounts such as Intel, EMC, ASUS and Tableau before transitioning into marketing working for a small IT reseller, and then APC by Schneider Electric. Having built her own small businesses, she loves having both the corporate and startup life. You may know her for also being the Founder and CEO of Hackathons Australia.
Christian leads customer opportunity definition at Tricky Jigsaw, M&C Saatchi’s product & service innovation arm. He bring to projects and workshops insights from 15 years across most parts of the product life cycle with a focus on customer strategy and innovation in digital, media, banking, insurance, retail and consumer electronics. Prior to M&C Saatchi, he held senior customer experience roles at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation & service design consultancies. He also successfully launched several product innovations to market. He holds a Master of Art in Design (UNSW) and a Master of Science in Innovation Engineering (Mines ParisTech).
Christian is passionate about how design thinking brings better business outcomes and founded the Sydney Jobs-To-Be-Done meetup to evangelise effective customer centricity. Get in touch at linkedin.com/in/madeinlafrance or meetup.com/sydney_jtbd
Poppy is responsible for designing and delivering human, business and social innovation programs to our clients and community.
Poppy joined CommBank in September 2013 following a career in marketing and comms whilst exploring London and Buenos Aires before landing in Australia. She is passionate about using innovation methodologies to solve key societal issues and prior to joining the Lab she set up the Bank’s Not for Profit Innovation offering. Now, Poppy is proud to lead a curious team of “agitators” who are focused on unleashing potential and solving problems that matter.
Outside of work you’ll usually find her exploring new places to eat, listening to live music, running around Sydney’s harbour, cooking up a crazy business idea planning her next adventure with friends over a glass of wine.
Heath is responsible for developing and delivering key programs in innovation for employees, clients of the Bank, and community partners for social impact.
With a background in leadership, strategy, go-to-market, and consulting/ advisory, Heath brings an array of experiences to the Group, having been a key player in the building out of one of Australia’s most successful innovation labs and programs. Outside of work, Heath has represented his country in elite sport for more than ten years, before turning his attention to the coaching ranks – where his passion for the women in sport movement has seen him play a hand in over 20 young athletes reaching Australian or elite level of representation in the sport of netball. He has also recently become a founding member of the Growth Mindset Institute here in Australia, on appointment from his intellectual crush – author and theorist (mindset theory) Carol Dweck of Stanford Uni, which has become his side hustle outside of CBA. Heath calls many places home – with Tasmanian where he grew up, Melbourne where he spent his twenties, Sydney currently and a family spin-off in California!
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