Tag: GOVERNMENT

Hacking Panacea – Re-designing Hackathons

It’s no secret that I am a hackathon evangelist. Since attending my first hackathon, GovHack, in 2014 I have been fascinated by the adrenalin rush and have followed the holy grail of hacks for 18 months. As my friend, Nicole Williamson , says – I’ve ‘drunk the kool-aid’. It seems to me that I’m not alone,…

StartUps and the Innovation Nation

Tomorrow Malcolm Turnbull’s long awaited Innovation Statement is released with  huge promise, it is expected to cover five areas unlocking capital, access to Asia, greater collaboration across public and private sectors, growing the talent pool and government as exemplar in leading innovation culture. I am hopeful and a little optimistic that the statement encompasses definitive…

The PolicyHack Experiment – A Futurist vision

PolicyHack happened – just like that! It was the courage of a newly appointed Assistant Minister for Innovation the Hon. Wyatt Roy MPand his bold vision to hack for change that led to one of the most sought after event tickets in town. The Policy Hack experiment was about challenging the way bureaucrats collaborate and encouraging…

Accelerating a data driven future

I’ve had a love – hate relationship with data all my life. I was never any good at Math, yet as a social change advocate data was my ally and best friend. I also became increasingly frustrated that despite collecting volumes of data across government and NGOs, we don’t really make the most of it.…

IS AGILE GOVERNMENT AN OXYMORON

Times are changing – whether in government or private sector we need to act swiftly and respond to opportunities – and they are coming thick and fast. Take the start up community – growing exponentially in every corner of the globe, they are driving innovation and are becoming a force to be reckoned with in…