Program
Top Shots Breakfast
Date
Thu September 6 - Thu September 6, 2018
Time
7.15am - 10.00am
Location
The Trust, 415 Flinders Lane
Cost
$75 per person

Join us at The Trust on Thursday 6th September for a morning of inspiration and ideation.

Our Gold Sponsor, PKF are themselves in the top 10 of the Financial Review’s Top  Accounting Firm Awards. They have received multiple awards, been on multiple lists over multiple years!

It is PKF’s innovative approach to everything from their systems to their client relationships that make PKF the perfect host for this event.

To succeed in businesses in the 21st century, you need to be innovating. To innovate you need a little inspiration, a dose of resilience, a whack of tenacity and as much determination as you can muster.

At this event, executives from Top Shot organisations will share their success stories as well as a few of the trials and tribulations they encountered along the way. These diverse companies embed innovation into their vibrant and progressive company cultures, resulting in improving the lives of their clients and their employees, while simultaneously improving their bottom line.

Innovation, a healthy organisational culture, and fast iterations are crucial attributes to small and medium businesses and large organisations.

It’s the unlikely juxtaposition of creativity and logic which causes the wooliness and confusion around the term ‘innovation’. Everybody wants to be innovative; many companies and ideas are proclaimed to be innovative and no one doubts that innovation is a money spinner. And, thus, we are all looking for the magic formula. Well, here you go: Creativity + Iterative Development.

James Dyson

The Speakers

Planet Innovation #1 AFR Most Innovative Companies

Roger Langsdon, Marketing Manager

Roger is a specialist marketing and communications professional with a successful track record in growing an organisation’s reputation and revenue through strategic marketing and high-impact communications. Recognised by the Australian Marketing Institute with its award for Best Business Communications Strategy, Roger has built a reputation in the industry as an inspirational leader who helps organisations take their brand to the next level through innovative thought leadership strategies and disciplined execution across digital and traditional media channels.

At Planet Innovation Roger directs global marketing activities and plays an active role in the development of an innovative culture. Roger soon heads to LA to launch the PI office recently established there.

Read about the mutli Awards Planet Innovation have won!!!

Planet Innovation

 

M&C Saatchi #6 AFR Most Innovative Companies, #1 Most Innovative Communications

Ben Cooper, Founder and MD of Tricky Jigsaw (an M&C Saatchi Group company)

Ben Cooper is equal parts digital strategist, creative and technologist, a unique skillset honed alongside the evolution of the medium. With 18 years experience across London, Zurich and Sydney, he is regarded internationally as a forward thinker in this space.

Since March 2014, Cooper has headed the Digital, Social and Innovation capabilities at M&C Saatchi across the group's ten businesses. In May 2014, the company launched the world-first shark detection system 'Clever Buoy'. The project has gone on to win international innovation accolades that include seven Cannes Lions and the coveted Titanium, SXSW, SPIKES Grand Prix, IAB MIXX Gold 'Can't be contained' category and WARC Grand Prix. The Buoy, most importantly, has been backed in a $16m shark mitigation pledge from the NSW government.

Building on this success, Ben has built Tricky Jigsaw, a product, services and experiments business focused on marketing-led innovation. One year in, clients include Optus, CBA, Lexus and Nearmap.

Ben also runs the Australian arm of the international digital collective Creative Social, recently published in its Hacker, Maker, Teacher, Thief: Advertising's Next Generation. Prior to M&C Saatchi he held senior digital roles at creative and content agency The Monkeys, social media start-up The Population, creative agency Host and brand experience agency The One Centre.

He is inspired by what is achievable with passionate, curious people unbound by convention.

Read why M&C Saatchi are in the AFR Most Innovative Companies list and were also awarded Most Innovative Communications and a swag of other creative titles!!!

M&C Saatchi            Awards

 

Jessica Koncz - Founder, Crave New Media & Crave Enterprises (The Crave App)

The Crave App has been described as the next Canva and as Tinder for foodies. Later this year, Jess heads for Silicon Valley on an accelerator scholarship to scale and introduce Crave to the US market.

Crave received prize money of $100 000 and the opportunity to participate in the LAUNCH Incubator program in San Francisco. Crave has a platform to launch into new markets with the support of High-profile Silicon Valley investor Jason Calacanis, one of the most respected Angel Investors in the world.

Jess built Newcastle’s leading Instagram foodie account @cravenewcastle.  Seeing the need for digital strategy and marketing in the cafe and restaurant industries, Crave was founded in 2014. The platform now boasts over 48K followers.

Jess has worked with over 200 cafes and restaurants to create digital and marketing strategies that will build an audience and drive revenue.

In 2017 Jess built the Crave mobile app, the worlds first innovative “dish based discovery” tool. The app has been downloaded over 14,000 times.

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It’s the unlikely juxtaposition of creativity and logic which causes the wooliness and confusion around the term ‘innovation’. Everybody wants to be innovative; many companies and ideas are proclaimed to be innovative and no one doubts that innovation is a money spinner. And, thus, we are all looking for the magic formula. Well, here you go: Creativity + Iterative Development.

James Dyson

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