In its fourth year, the BRW Most Innovative Companies Breakfast has disrupted itself. And not only with a name change.
“The BRW lists have moved out of home,” CEO of Ideation at Work and producer of the event, Christina Gerakiteys, said.
“They now sit within the Australian Financial Review. With PKF our major sponsor for 2016, we thought we would shake up the whole event”.
“PKF were themselves finalists in the Financial Review Client Choice Awards in 2015. It is PKF’s innovative approach to everything from their systems to their client relationships that make PKF the perfect host for this event.”
Rebadged as the Top Shots Breakfast, the event hosts speakers from the BRW Most Innovative Companies, BRW Fast 100 and BRW Best Places to Work 2015 Lists. Organisational support for innovation, a healthy organisational culture, and fast iterations, are crucial attributes on the many paths to success for small and medium businesses and large organisations.
It’s a familiar theme that now more than ever businesses need to be innovating. Often all that is needed is a little inspiration to spark incremental, sustainable, disruptive and even destructive innovation.
“It’s that spark, or the encouragement to action ideas, that we hope people will gain from the speakers at the Top Shots Breakfast.” Christina said.
This year, executives from Planet Innovation (1st Most Innovative Companies), and UM (First Best Places to Work under 100 employees) will share their success stories. 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.
Roger Langsdon returns to Newcastle in 2016. He 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.
Roger also loves Newcastle and will conduct a closed workshop for participants of the Rippler Effect Innovation Program while he is here. Rippler is the regions only innovation-training program.
David Haddad is the General Manager at UM Agency. He has 13 years of experience within the media industry. David started his career at Zenith Media as a trader on categories such as automotive, FMCG and retail. After three years, David moved to Bellamy Hayden (for five years) as communications strategist working across FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Finance and Household Appliances.
In June 2010, David joined UM as a Communications Director leading the Microsoft account across APAC before moving into a Group Director role leading major accounts including NSW Government, ING Direct and News Corp Australia. In December 2014 David was appointed to General Manager of UM Sydney.
Event details can be found here.
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Image | Roger Langsdon
Ideation At Work is a consultancy advising SMEs and corporates, how to put 'thinking' and 'creative' back into everyday ops to foster innovation.
They enable businesses and organisations to generate ideas, create opportunities for incremental, disruptive or destructive innovation, and action those ideas and opportunities into reality.