Is innovation just another buzz word!? (27th May)

8 May, 2008


It is well documented in recent global CEO survey’s that CEO’s express the importance of innovation while lamenting their own innovation performance. Learn the secrets of how organisations are delivering outstanding performance using innovation as an important element of their strategy. Case studies from Hargraves Institute members will be detailed so that lessons can be transferred to the field of knowledge management.


Allan Ryan

Allan Ryan, the Executive Director of the Hargraves Institute and the Director of Managed Innovation International, is a practitioner who partners with leaders, both in Australia and internationally, to accelerate organisational performance and grow shareholder value.  His experience spans fast-moving consumer goods, building and construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, the paper industry, government and service organisations.

The Managed Innovation© Program was developed after extensive research with over 200 companies in Australia and internationally. Initially starting at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney in 1999, and while contracted to the Australian Graduate School of Management in 2002, Allan established Managed Innovation International Pty Ltd to work on a one-to-one basis to accelerate growth in leading organisations. 

Allan focuses on:

  • Strategy and leadership of innovation
  • Facilitation and collaboration and
  • Innovation process and programs

Allan is the Program Director of the Strategic Innovation Program at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and presents in a variety of executive education programs, conferences and events.

More information can be found at

About the Hargraves Institute

The Hargraves Institute was formally established in July 2006., when 12 leading companies supported Allan’s initiative and provided seed funding. The founding members of Hargraves are Roche Products, Cerebos (Australia), Caltex Australia Petroleum, BlueScope Steel, Aristocrat Technologies Australia, Boeing Australia, Mars Food Australia, Cochlear, Australian Wool Innovation, Jacobs Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation and George Weston Technologies

The aims of the Institute include strengthening our business leaders’ understanding of issues surrounding innovation, fostering innovation focused collaboration between all levels of organisations, identifying and promoting effective techniques and best practice. Currently there are 40 member organisations, most of which are in Australia’s top 150 list, and including the 12 founding member companies. More information can be found at

WHERE: Ernst & Young, The Ernst & Young Centre, 680 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Download a map.

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm, Tuesday 27th May.

HOW MUCH: $5 donation.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP by e-mail to: rsvp<at> (hint: replace the <at> with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line).

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