The Purpose of Collaboration: To Resolve Tension

One of the most profound realisations I've made through a decade of collaborative projects in the public sector, is that the essential value of collaboration is to resolve tension. I know it sounds obvious, but what is important about this process, is that the resolution of tension through...

Above All Human, Tech Startup Conference 2018

Last week, some of our team rocked up to the fantastic bi-annual conference, Above All Human. Held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Centre on the 29th of August, it presented an inspiring collection of speakers, largely focused on sharing insights and learnings for the tech start-up community....

Studying Platform Strategy at MIT

I recently traveled to Boston's Massachusetts Institue of Technology (MIT) to attend the executive course, Platform Strategy: Building and Thriving in a Vibrant Ecosystem. The course presented The MIT / Sloan Business School's latest research on marketplace platform strategy and design. With such...

Smart City Expo – 2015

In late November I attended the Smart City Expo in Barcelona. The conference was huge, with more than 14,000 people in attendance. I liked it's ambitious vision for participants to “Envision the present and future of cities and urban innovation.” There was a lot of representation from...