Demystifying the Hackathon Workshop

This 1.5 hour session is a great opportunity for you to learn and experience what it takes to organise a corporate hackathon and how hackathons can be a source of new knowledge.  After the interactive educational session, we will get to experience our own KM hackathon in a collaborative, energies and fun-loaded environment.

When: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Time: 5.30pm networking for a 6.00pm start (finish at 7.30pm)

Where: SMSA (Sydney Mechanics School of Arts), Lawson Room, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Instructions: There is a lift or stairs to walk to Level 1 where Lawson Room is clearly marked.  Feel free to contact 0402 737 185 if you have any difficulty locating the venue.

Cost:  We ask for a small $10 donation at the door to cover hiring venue, wine and nibbles.

To register please go to our Meetup Pagehttps://www.meetup.com/en-AU/nswkmforum/events/250024286/?rv=ea1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGQ3OWM1YThhLTVjNjgtNGJkMi04ZDA1LTQ5MWQ3N2JiY2JkYg

About the Topic:  Demystifying the Hackathon

The “hackathon” has become one of the latest vogue terms in business.  Typically used in reference to innovation. Hackathons aren’t just for start-ups. They can play a valuable role in accelerating the digital transformation and innovation of large organisations.

Hackathons characteristics are

  • Centered on the customer
  • Deeply cross-functional
  • Starting from scratch
  • Concrete and focused on output
  • Iterative and continuous

A good hackathon session takes 24 hours. A 24-hour hackathon differs from more established brainstorming sessions in that it is all about results and jump-starting a way of working, not just idea generation.

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About the presenter: Jens Pistorius

Jens Pistorius ( https://www.incepto.com.au/jenspistorius ) is Managing Director at Incepto and principal consultant for Intelligent Process Automation (IPA).  He brings together the best of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to help organisations improve their business processes. Jens has worked for market leading firms in Frankfurt, New York, Montreal, Luxembourg and Sydney which allowed him to acquire a wealth of business knowledge as well as expertise in IT and process design.

He is really passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge sharing which led hi to found the boutique consultancy firm Incepto.  He presented the workshop at Sydney PMI members o 15 Mar 18 ( https://pmisydney.org/events/evening/chapter-event-15-mar-2018-hackathon-hacking-your-way-to-innovation )

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To register please go to our Meetup Pagehttps://www.meetup.com/en-AU/nswkmforum/events/250024286/?rv=ea1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGQ3OWM1YThhLTVjNjgtNGJkMi04ZDA1LTQ5MWQ3N2JiY2JkYg

Cost: We ask for a small $10 donation at the door to cover venue hire, wine and nibbles.

So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen participant, collaborate, co-create and learn.  We look forward to seeing you there and at our usual networking drinks down at the pub following.

We look forward to seeing you.

From the NSW KM Forum Committee:

Bobak, Marie, Kathryn, Camille & James

info@nswkm.org

http://www.nswkm.org

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Just a quick update for the April NSW KM Forum event – make sure you arrive by 5.30 before the doors close, as the presentation will now be starting at the slightly earlier time of 5.45pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!  (If you are a little later than 5.30pm find one of our friendly committee members to let you in.)

“Improving Cognitive Diversity in Problem Solving”

Discussing creative problem solving – using crowd sourcing and human engagement principles to drive a positive change and unlock the people potential in organisations.

When: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm sharp start, Wednesday 18th March (finish by 7.30pm)

Where: Ikabo Office, Level 1 – 435a Kent Street, Sydney 

Instructions: The front doors lock at 5.30 so please look for our friendly Committee Member to let you in or call 0402 737 185.

Go to our Meetup Event Page to Register.

Our speaker, Cindy Lenferna de la Motte is the Managing Director and Founder of Ikabo.  She has breadth of business, digital and innovation experience across industries such as FMCG, Government and Higher Education.  Cindy’s purpose is to humanise and innovate workplaces and enable people to engage and drive positive change – in order to compete and drive long term prosperity in Australia.

Ikabo (www.ikabo.com) is a technology company who’s purpose is to unlock the people potential in order to drive competitive advantage. Also, Ikabo is an online platform that has systemised creative problem solving.

Agenda:

5.30pm – Arrive and networking

6.00pm – Official welcome and introductions

6.10pm – Discussion and demonstration of creative problem solving led by Cindy

7.00pm – Q&A and Conversation

7.30pm – Finish (then to networking drinks to continue the conversation for those interested)

Go to our Meetup Event Page to Register.

Please note, the front doors lock at 5.30pm so if you arrive later please introduce yourself to one of our friendly committee members at the door with the key or text 0402 737 185 to be let inside.

So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen participant, collaborate, co-create and learn.  We look forward to seeing you there and at networking drinks following.

From the NSW KM Forum Committee:  Bobak, Marie, Kathryn, Camille & James