operations

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westpac / operations of innovation


Pick up any newspaper recently and you will most likely have read an article advising that banking sector is ripe for disruption. Across the big four banks, Westpac has been heavily involved in a number of initiatives including creating its own VC fund Reinventure, is a partner in fintech hub Stone&Chalk and runs the annual Westpac Innovation Challenge with incubator BlueChilli. Part two of Samuel Tait’s interview with Ian Hill, the bank’s first head of innovation, they cover the operations of innovation discussing how Westpac approach innovation delivery, the tools and processes they are using, measurement, the importance of culture and Ian’s advice for successful programs.

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australian defence apparel / operations of innovation


Australian Defence Apparel has been using a focus on innovation and design to re-engineer what was previously a government-owned business focused on operational efficiency. The business has transformed itself in the past year and a half to being creativity and innovation-driven. Darren Swindells, general manager, strategic product and innovation, lets Samuel Tait in on some of the details of how the formerly government-owned business did it in part 2 of their interview and discussion.

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mirvac / operations of innovation


With a string of awards for innovative development, Mirvac is sitting at number three in Australia on BRW’s 2015 most innovative companies list. Much of its success can be attributed to the company’s award-winning innovation program, Hatch, a platform to facilitate innovation and bring the best ideas to life. Christine Gilroy, group general manager, innovation, gives Samuel Tait an insight into the program, discusses Mirvac’s biggest challenges around innovation, explains how the team measures the impact of innovation and gives her advice for successful programs.

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kellogg’s / operations of innovation


Tamara Howe, Director of Innovation and Masterbrand at Kellogg, recently provided Samuel Tait an insight into The Foundry, Kellogg’s innovation team that is keeping the 100-year-old brand relevant. In part 2 of our interview we discuss why millennials hold a key to innovation, why she no longer believes in focus groups, the value in “positive creative conflict” and why failing a new product can be a seen as a positive.

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google / operations of innovation


Since their IPO in 2004 Google’s share value has risen over 1200%. Earlier this year the company was once again ranked as one of the world’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company magazine. It’s been said that their secret to innovation success is due to the empowerment of their employees.

In the second part of my interview covering operations of innovation with Lee Hunter, Google’s Head of Marketing Innovation for Asia Pacific we discuss marketing hacks, failing fast, mobile technology, innovation workshops and the importance of combining ideas and a collaborative culture in driving their ongoing success.

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george weston foods / operations of innovation


Find out how you use innovation to drive entire category growth in part 2 of our interview with Kerry Sephton of George Weston Foods (GWF). Our discussion covers the operations of innovation and discuss how GWF use research to find insights for innovation, how the use business cases, the value of focus in execution and some of her advice for successful programs.

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