Innovation & Digital

Innovation & the City: Sydney’s date with destiny

When we look at how innovation eco-systems happen, physical and geographical factors should not be overlooked. Cities for example, play a key role as platforms for innovation eco-systems – as…

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Disruption and change: Chief Information Officers have never been happier

The impact of digital disruption on the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is well-explored territory across organisations in Australia. Digital disruption is without doubt changing the relationship between…

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AFL, NRL, A-League or League of Legends: Will electronic gaming be the next big sport?

Playing video games has become serious business. Parents who believed that video games were a waste of time may be surprised that their children can now receive scholarships to some…

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Friday beers and hangover helpers: startups target the microniche

Forget your Snapchats or Airbnbs, it seems that the latest batch of buzzworthy startups are focusing on what has been coined “the microniche”.

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Internet of Things: Opportunity Australia

Australia is a nation of incredibly inventive, dynamic, resilient and pragmatic people. These characteristics have served us well over many generations and led to great technological inventions.

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Fail like a feline; why cats winning the internet is good news for innovation

If dogs truly are people’s best friend, why have cats won the internet?

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Conversations: word of mouth marketing in a socially savvy world

First, some history. I have spent a great deal of my business life running advertising agencies. For twenty years I was an agency CEO and Chairman. Before that I was…

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Mobile, console or virtual: the rise and rise of gaming

The world’s biggest video games convention E3 has just finished in Los Angeles with an estimated attendance of over 48,000 attendees and representation from every major video game designer and manufacturer,…

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I HEART PICTURES. And your clients probably do too

Savouring Delicious Food. Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes. Clinking Beer Mugs. No, not a disastrous attempt at haiku but the text description of these emoji: Cute, but – you might…

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Where are all the Australian unicorns? How to build more billion dollar startups in Australia

Just last week, I returned from two weeks in the U.S with elevate61, KPMG Australia and Advance’s rapid growth entrepreneur program. Over these two weeks, we toured across the country…

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Not for the faint hearted

I have a personal ambition to help our firm grow faster than trend and not just by implementing cost reduction and efficiency programs. I want to seek out disruptive, game…

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#budget 2015. The power, the passion and the influence of social media conversations

Every month, around the world over 1 billion people log onto Facebook, 13 million of those are from Australia. There are over half a billion tweets sent per day and…

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Periscope and Meerkat: both watching the world

In the coming months you are likely to hear a lot more about two apps called Periscope and Meerkat. Put simply, these apps allow you to live stream video from…

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