Is your
  • organisation fit for the future?
  • team fit for the future?
Hargraves premier conference

14 & 15 March 2018
Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney

Share helpful insights & knowledge

Learn tools & tips to improve performance

The world of work is in a state of flux.

How does that impact you?
How will your team meet the challenges?
How will your organisation adapt and change?

Are you fit for the future of work?

At Hargraves, we talk to people and organisations every day about the changes and challenges they face. Those conversations shape innovation2018 into an event to help you learn how peers, teams and organisations meet challenges, and use innovation and collaboration for future success.

Innovation2018 delivers with thought leading presentations and interactive sessions to ensure everyone, from those new to innovation to experienced leaders, will be fit for the future. Our key focus on customer experience, employee experience and digital transformation will fuel your passion for success and growth.

Why should you attend?

  • Case studies from an inspiring line up of leaders including AGL, A.T.Kearney Australia, BGIS, CA Technologies, Chandler McLeod, CSIRO, Ikabo, Resonate Solutions, Sumo Salad, Sydney Trains, Tirian International.
  • Speakers from the coalface of innovation – sharing insights on how they addressed challenges and delivered real change.
  • Discuss what you’ve learnt with peers, speakers and experts – mold your learnings into actionable change.
  • Meet someone new with fresh ideas. Build a network; exchange knowledge and experiences.

Purposeful, Insightful & Useful

3 themes resonate from our conversations and so set the agenda for innovation2018.

  • What do you need to ensure your team and organisation are fit for the future?
  • What insights and knowledge can help you become fit for the future?
  • What tools, techniques and tips do others use to improve their performance and be fit for the future?

innovation2018 leaders & experts in the room

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A.T. Kearney 7624-RGB

More coming soon

Great blend of thought leaders and industry practitioners. Using creative tools to solve real life innovation challenges. Highly recommend conference. A must attend!

Uwe Kramer, CSR

Register now at early bird prices !

  • EARLY BIRD  :  Individual Member $1,650
  • EARLY BIRD  :  Individual Guest $1,980
  • Team Pack (3 people to all events) $4,800
  • Corporate Pack (4 to D1 & D2 + Table 8) $9,900

GST included. Early Bird expires 21 February

@ Parkroyal Darling Harbour
14 & 15 March 2018

Program : 14 March – Keynote Presentations

8:30 Registration
9:20 Welcome, Allan Ryan, Executive Director
Hargraves Institute
9:30 Nigel Andrade, Partner & Managing Director ANZ
A.T.Kearney Australia Pty Ltd
Corporate Innovation – building a capability, not running a process
9:55 Anna McNaughton, General Manager – People Insights
Chandler McLeod
People, Purpose and the Future
10:20 Sam King, Capability & Innovation Manager
Flourishing from failure
10:45 Morning Tea
11:15 Mita Bedi, Chief Executive Officer
Resonate Solutions
To feed or to starve? What drives innovation
11:40 Todd Johnsen, Chief Operating Officer
Remaining Relevant is More and More about Good Data
12.05 Jacqueline Linke, Manager Innovation & Strategy
Sydney Trains
The most important Code you’ll ever write: an Innovation’s Mindset
12:30 Lunch  & Networking
1:30 Cindy Lenferna de la Motte, Managing Director, Ikabo and
Melanie Farmer, Associate Director, Research Engagement, Development and Innovation, Western Sydney University
Growing leaders of the future
1:55 Lawrence Mitchell, Chief Customer & Culture Officer
Sumo Salad
2:20 Dr Cathy Foley, Science Director and Deputy Director
CSIRO Manufacturing
2:45 Afternoon Tea
3:15 Janice Cox, Vice President & Managing Director ANZ
CA Technologies
To be Fit for the Future, your business needs to be Built to Change
3:40 Simon Townsend, Principal
The automation of recruitment and what it means for your next role
4:05 Gaia Grant, Author of The Innovation Race, Researcher at University of Sydney and Managing Director
Tirian International
The Innovation Race: How to lead innovation through the 4 key innovation paradoxes
4:30 Day 1 conference close


6:30 Gala Dinner and Lawrence Hargraves Awards
Special guest presentation by Sandra Vincent, Chief Executive Officer
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW


This agenda will be updated with presentation content as it is received and may be subject to change.

Program : 15 March – Workshops

Stream 1 – Innovation Tools

9:00 How to build a culture of sustainable innovation: Effective tools to navigate the 4 key innovation paradoxes

Facilitated by Gaia Grant, Author of The Innovation Race, Researcher at University of Sydney and Managing Director, Tirian International

10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 New Innovation Tool – The Influencer Canvas
Facilitated by Peter Strohkorb, Sales & Marketing Performance Expert

Stream 2 – Managing Team Diversity

9:00 Understanding the challenges of managing team diversity

Each person comes to your team with a variety of experiences, strengths, beliefs and expertise. Yet, often, because of these differences, their behaviours don’t conform with the norms of your workplace. We try to make them more like “us”.  This session will explore what the research tells us.

Facilitated by Tess Julian, CEO, Catalyst Exchange

10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 Taking positive action

In this session, you will learn practical techniques, not only for yourself but to also encourage in others, to overcome the barriers of people from diverse backgrounds.  The outcome resulting in your team benefiting from the diversity of each individual.

Facilitated by Tess Julian, CEO, Catalyst Exchange

Stream 3 – Leaders Forum (Invitation Only)*

9:00 Sharing the secrets of success
Open forum sharing experiences & experiments to resolve issues with members and thought leaders. Facilitated by Allan Ryan, Executive Director, Hargraves Institute
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 Leaders Forum continues
12:30 Lunch & Networking
1:30 STREAMS 1, 2 & 3 NOW MERGE

Agile and collaboration tools for innovative people and teams

This practical and interactive session will demonstrate how both agile and collaboration tools can be combined with an innovation mindset to improve the outcomes of your organisation, your team and yourself. We will explore innovation capability and performance across all levels of innovation project experience. Facilitated by Tess Julian, CEO, Catalyst Exchange and Allan Ryan, Executive Director, Hargraves Institute

3:00 Afternoon Tea
3:30 Retrospective and personal development

This insight session will provide you with methods, tools and a plan for the future to continually improve your innovation results personally, and for your team. We will bring together the insights, tools and stories from conference speakers, members and the Hargraves team into a personal development plan. Facilitated by Tess Julian, CEO, Catalyst Exchange and Allan Ryan, Executive Director, Hargraves Institute

4:30 Conference close


* Attendance in the Leaders Forum is subject to approval and where there may be competing organisations registered, our Membership organisations are first priority.

Thanks to leading organisations who have already purchased Corporate Packs

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The Hargraves conference provided exposure to people and their innovation experiences. Hargraves allows you to meet people that you wouldn’t normally meet and experience those innovation interactions you normally otherwise wouldn’t experience. Fantastic exchange of innovative ideas and experiences.

Dean Gutzke, MLA

Get your tickets today for innovation2018