“It takes so much determination and it takes such a long time to realise your vision into reality. You just have to stick with it when you have ups and downs and challenges – it’s all part of the process.” PART 2 – Operations of Innovation INTERVIEW with Melanie Perkins Samuel Tait for I/O Canva is one of Australia’s
Canva is one of Australia’s fastest growing global start-ups hitting 3 million users in June. It recently raised additional capital from high profile VCs to support it’s launch into the business market with Canva for Work. We sat down with Melanie Perkins, Founder and CEO to discuss how Canva is disrupting the desktop publishing industry and how they support innovation within their start-up.
This is part two of our interview with James Chin Moody, who turned hi PhD on innovation theory into a book titled The Sixth Wave. Part two on operations of innovation covers execution and how he has used the research to build start-up businesses, measuring success, managing culture, how they use external expertise and some of his biggest lessons learned in creating disruptive businesses.
Innovation Theory is a unique field of study so we reached out to James Chin Moody who turned his PhD in innovation theory into a book titled The 6th Wave. He has previously worked as a satellite systems engineer, was Executive Director of Development for the CSIRO and has been a regular panelist on ABC TV’s The New Inventors. In the last couple of years he has become a serial entrepreneur using his research as a foundation to develop innovative and disruptive businesses. His most recent venture is Sendle, a start-up business disrupting traditional parcel post by providing door-to-door delivery at post office prices.
We speak with Rene van der Loos, previously General Manager Strategic Marketing and Innovation and this year’s winner of NRMA’s Excellence in Innovation Award to discuss her experience leading the T2020 initiative at NRMA. Read Part 2 of the interview – Operations ofInnovation – which covers how they execute innovation to drive business value for NRMA.
We speak with Rene van der Loos, previously General Manager Strategic Marketing and Innovation and this year’s winner of NRMA’s Excellence in Innovation Award to discuss her experience leading the T2020 initiative at NRMA. Read Part 1 of the interview – Insights on Innovation – which covers how they define and approach innovation to drive business value for NRMA.