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Are you ready for what's next?

Become part of a community focused on digital innovation and adaptive leadership in the Asset Intensive Industry.

Samuel Williams
Community Advocate
#IndustryInnovators

Hello there and welcome.

Participate in building more resilient digital enterprises together.

The pandemic is impacting us personally, professionally, organisationally and socially. Many of the traditional playbooks have become obsolete and it’s now up to business leaders to embrace digital adaptation and collaboratively find new ways to navigate the digital world of the next normal.

I'd like to invite you to join a collaborative community dedicated to empowering Asset Intensive Professionals as they navigate digital business change. We aim to challenge convention and stimulate debate to help you innovate within your enterprise.

This is an opportunity to get involved, connect with industry peers, and access the best in digital business capabilities - all tailored to the Asset Intensive Industry.

Let me know if you have any questions or how you might want to contribute. And thanks to the founding sponsors, membership is being offered at no-cost for a limited time.

Respectfully,

Sam W Sig

#IndustryInnovators
What you'll get access to:

Building on the Accelerate's past program, the community is here to support our peers, as you optimise today's operations, innovate in the near-term and digitally transform over the long-term.

Content to stimulate debate

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

Access exclusive Digital Leadership talks, roundtables and articles. Featuring industry-expert insights, panel discussions and interactive polls, along with content on the macro-level digital business trends that are impacting all industries.

Connect with a diversity of ideas around the issues that matter to innovation in your industry, and examine practical ways to collaborate to solve these issues.

HYBRID INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES

Special Interest Activities

Recognising that gathering together in one room is continuing to evolve, coupled with the need to bring industry innovators, with specific interests, together across wide geographies, we are planning to providing members with a variety of in-person meetups, interactive forums and collaborative discussions.

We want to do this in way where no one is disadvantaged being remote but also provide ways for us to gather in groups safely.

DIGITAL BUSINESS MARKETPLACE

Gain access to Industry Specific Solutions

The marketplace is somewhere to source expert help and advice, explore solutions tailored to your line of business, access curated educational courses, and intelligence.

The digital business solutions, expert services, courseware and consulting services have been brought together specifically to help you and your enterprise innovate more effectively. 

The goal of the marketplace is to empower you holistically, on your innovation journey.

Coming in late October 2021...

ACCESS THE RIGHT EXPERTISE

Connect with the pivotal resources to Innovate

The community aims to bring together the people and talent that enable innovation to happen.

From industry specific experts, to the interdisciplinary talent needed, along with the intellectual capital in the form of frameworks, methods and tools needed to make change stick.

Solution marketplace coming in late October 2021...

LEVERAGE SOCIAL WISDOM

Innovate more effectively

By connecting with peers who have had similar experiences, or who are try to solve the same problems, you can gain the benefit of others successes and failures!

Likewise sharing your own experiences may unlock new avenues to solve industry challenges.

With special interest activities and forums there is the opportunity to innovate better, faster and cheaper.

Initial interest activities include:

  • Innovation in the Water Industry

  • Enterprise Asset Management Practice

Are you ready to make a difference to your industry?

Become a member of the #industryinnovators community and access first-hand insights from industry peers, interdisciplinary experts, and digital business solutions tailored to your industry.

Diverse perspectives on digital innovation

First-hand insights, lessons and practical frameworks from some of the brightest digital innovators from across the world, as well as the industry

David Gram

LEGO VENTURES | INTRAPRENEUR
ADVISOR | DIPLOMATIC REBEL

With 20 years working with radical innovation and lean start-up methods in both SMB and Enterprises in roles as Head of Innovation at Scandinavian Airlines, as Senior Innovation Director in LEGO’s Future Lab, and as a Partner in LEGO Ventures. Using design thinking and agile development, David has developed and led innovation units and projects from early incubation to full maturity. He has recently been instrumental in building and launching LEGO Ventures, the new strategic venture arm at the LEGO Brand Group.

Max Theseira

DX TRANSFORMER | LECTURER
CO-FOUNDER INTAGILE

Max has over 20 years experience helping organisation’s effect large complex business transformation and organisational change. As the AN/Z IBM Organisation Change Practice Leader, Max managed a team of 40+ consultants delivering engagements covering workforce and talent optimisation, organisation design, enterprise innovation, digital reinvention, culture change and customer experience optimisation. Max is now Adjunct Faculty at the UNSW Business School on a range of programs for executives and separately runs a change consultancy specialising in change and digital transformation.

Rosamund Christie

EXECUTIVE COACH | LECTURER
ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP | MENTOR

Focused on adaptive leadership, Rosamund works with National Australia Bank, CSIRO, Boral, Sensis and APRA-AMCOS. A highly experienced executive coach who works with first-time CEOs as well as seasoned professionals from the Boston Consulting Group, Oroton, and Goldman Sachs JBWere. A passionate advocate for women in leadership, Rosamund conducts programs for academic women at UNSW. A graduate of The Art and Practice of Leadership Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

David Goad

AUTHOR | UNSW LECTURER
FELLOW | IOT & AI STRATEGIST

David has extensive practical experience in IT and business strategy having started up his own successful IT services business - which won 12 national & international awards for sales, innovation and service before it was sold. In his career David has also managed large high-performance corporate sales & services teams for Hitachi, KPMG, and Microsoft. He provides consulting services to many Fortune 500 enterprises, universities and government organisations in Australia, Asia Pacific and globally.

Jane Kennelly

FOUNDER, FROG RECRUITMENT
PEOPLE TRANSFORMER

A natural designer and creator in the people industry – today Jane is transforming how businesses and people achieve distinctiveness.
Jane is the founder of Frog Recruitment. As well as leading the company for 17 years, she is known as an industry expert across a multitude of areas including the latest methodologies, social/communications and employment branding. Having been in the industry for many years she talks about the thrill of interacting with thousands of employers and career seekers across New Zealand – and when you meet her, you can tell, this is genuine.

Sam Williams

CREATOR OF ACCELERATE
DIGITAL CHANGE AGENT

Fascinated by the exponential change we are in the midst of, Sam works at the forefront of digital transformation strategy and how it impacts communications, digital experiences and the evolution of value. A Silicon Valley Veteran - Start-Up’s, Digital Business, technology sales and marketing have been the staple of Sam’s career – one which spans North America, APAC and Northern Europe. As Founder and Managing Partner of Aamplify he continues to work closely with brands like IBM, Microsoft, Cisco and Kordia.

Dr. Arash Dadras

HEAD OF OPEN INNOVATION LABS & ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE, RED HAT

Dr Dadras is a transformation agent. For the past 15 years, he has helped major organisations in driving the digital transformations. He has spent more than a decade leading organisations and studying their responses to market opportunities and threats. He heads the Red Hat Open Innovation Lab and Architecture Practice in Australia and New Zealand. He is a lecturer at the University of Victoria, leading research on business agility, scaled Agile adoption and blockchain technology.

Josep Curto

CEO | CHIEF DATA SCIENCE OFFICER
VISITING PROFESSOR UNSW

Josep helps organisations to create competitive advantage based on data. He believes that the combination of data, models, technology and experience is the ultimate combination to yield better services and create new products. His expertise covers data technologies, methodologies & strategies and their application to solving business problems, improving decision-making, providing insight, & validating hypothesises to create data products. A founder of Delfos Research, Advisor at L’Escola L’Horitzó and Subject Matter Expert at the Institute of Passion.

Stephen Burmester

PAC LEAD - X-FORCE INCIDENT RESPONSE & INTELLIGENCE SERVICES

Stephen is an experienced information/cyber-security professional, having spent 25+ years working as an information security leader and change agent. At IBM, he is responsible for the growth and marketshare expansion of IBM X-Force IRIS business across Asia Pacific, working with clients to be better prepared for, and to manage constant cyber threat to their business operations. Stephen joined IBM Security in 2016 , after having been the Chief Information Security Officer for the National eHealth Transition Authority (NEHTA). Stephen was (and remains) an advisor to many CIO's and Director’s General across both State and Commonwealth governments as well as the private sector.

John Martin

SENIOR SECURITY ARCHITECT & SECURITY PRACTICE LEADER

John is a Senior Security Architect for IBM NZ. He is an IBM Expert level certified architect and Open Group Master Architect. His qualifications include CISSP, ISSAP, Chartered Information Technology Professional and CISM. He holds a Master’s degree in Managing Information Systems from the University of Salford, UK and has over 30 years of experience in the various security and privacy fields including healthcare and privacy related environments. He migrated to New Zealand with his wife in 2000 and joined Logical Networks as a contractor. He is the president of the Auckland Chapter for ISC2 and is actively involved with members including those within many sectors.

We’re extremely proud to be involved with Accelerate and see a lot of alignment between Accelerate and AGSM’s own purpose of developing leaders for an accelerated world.
Wesley Toms
Head of Enterprise Development
AGSM
You'll learn something new, you'll find out something that you didn't know before. I’d love to come back to Accelerate next year.
Nicki Shirley
Head of Marketing
Qrious
Accelerate represents a way to really help business leaders across Australia and New Zealand navigate the challenges that come with digital transformation.
Shelley Lowe
VP Enterprise & Commercial
IBM A/NZ

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