Thought Pieces

How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

By Maxwell Wessel

Harvard Business Review

Much fanfare has been paid to the term “disruptive innovation” over the past few years. Professor Clayton M. Christensen has even re-entered the fold clarifying what he means when he uses the term. Despite the many differences in application, most people agree on the following. Disruptive innovations are:

  1. Cheaper (from a customer perspective)
  2. More accessible (from a usability or distribution perspective)
  3. And use a business model with structural cost advantages (relative to existing solutions)

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Australia, Being Lucky Is No Longer Enough

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

By Tania de Jong AM

Huffington Post Blog

Australia has traditionally been a highly successful and prosperous nation. However, we have ridden on our luck for too long, especially in relying on our natural resources to get us through. In this uncertain, disrupted and highly complex environment being lucky isn’t enough. We lag well behind many other nations on innovation and need to nurture our entrepreneurs and inventiveness.
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Accelerating Australia’s innovation ecosystem

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Microsoft

See Microsoft’s latest Joined-Up Innovation report, this time focusing on what Australia can learn from the city of Boston and its success in building an innovation-based economy. Read the report

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Inclusion and Entrepreneurship the key to innovation

Thursday, 10 December 2015

By Tania de Jong AM

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia has traditionally been a highly successful and prosperous nation. However, we have ridden on our luck for too long, especially in relying on our natural resources to get us through. In this uncertain, disrupted and highly complex environment being lucky isn’t enough. We lag well behind many other nations on innovation and need to nurture our entrepreneurs and inventiveness.
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Australia’s economic future lies in making innovation a national priority

Monday, 16 November 2015

By Martin Callinan

The Age

It’s all very well talking about innovation but we’re not doing much to catch up with countries that understand why science and technology matters. Read the article!

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Tech Diversity: Accelerators Go After Women, Underrepresented Minorities For New Startup Ideas

Monday, 16 November 2015

By Salvador Rodriguez

International Business Times

Accelerators focused on entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups, such as women and minorities, have begun to spring up across the tech industry. Above, an entrepreneur from the accelerator Startupbootcamp, which this month launched a program in Miami focused on entrepreneurs helping underserved communities with tech healthcare startups. Read the article! 

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