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Resilient, Connected Communities

On the face of it, Assemble is an organisation that provides end-to-end property development and management services. We buy development sites, build ‘multi-family’ (long-term rental) properties, and enable communities to develop within and around them. But more than that, we’re set up to participate and contribute positively to the new economy. The new economy is…

All In

Predictive Hire was founded four years ago by two friends from England who have known each other since they were kids. They were both recruiters who came to realise that the recruitment process was unfair and inefficient. They found themselves making calls that affected people’s careers without having any concrete way of knowing if they…

Front Row View

I’m originally from the UK where I worked in the Cambridge office of Ernst and Young. There’s a big tech sector in Cambridge with many startup businesses spinning out of the University, especially in biotech and health technologies. Eventually I moved to Sydney and continued to work with innovative businesses like the coworking community Tank…

A Quick Peek into the Future

I started FORKaiA, a startup accelerator, because I believe in full-throttle Artificial Intelligence (AI). We can take any concept and move from idea to commercialised product incredibly quickly using AI, machine learning, neural nets, and big-data algorithms. I believe that in the future there aren’t necessarily going to be businesses. There’s just going to be…

A Very Large Ambition

Founding With Airwallex I found something that I’m really passionate about and enjoy doing on a day-to-day basis. I get a lot of satisfaction from creating a business that can scale very quickly around the world. Every day we’re building something bigger, seeing new things, and solving larger issues. The motivation for the founders is…

Act as One

I’m all about growth: growth in customers, growth in staff numbers, growth in revenue, and even personal growth. I’m a lifelong learner, always trying to expand my knowledge and capabilities. Those are the things I’m passionate about and that’s what’s driven me during my three years as CEO of JCurve Solutions (ASX: JCS). Our growth…

The Science of Wow

Creating the Product: Growing up in South Africa, we’d head to the Easter Show every year. We ate carnival food, went on show rides, saw animal performances, watched woodchopping competitions and listened to live music in pavilions which were connected by cable cars running high above the action. So it’s probably fitting that at FunLab,…

Digital Employees!

When I speak with boards and executive teams about the future of work in a rapidly evolving workplace, the conversation quickly moves to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ‘chatbots’ and coalesces around the concept of a digital employee. Whilst initially confronting, the light-bulb moment occurs when people understand a digital employee to be a member of…

Speed

Getting Here I’ve worked in healthcare IT for close to 20 years, although I started my career programming software with IBM, straight out of college. At IBM, I did every sort of technical job you can imagine. Even when I moved into management and leadership positions, I always had a desire to remain technically strong…

The Five C’s

At Redbubble our culture is built on values; what we call the 5Cs: Creativity, Courage, Commitment, Accountability and Compassion. I think of them as a balanced set. The most obvious is creativity which is celebrated at the heart of everything we do. It’s part of us. Creativity is demonstrated through the website, through having artists…

Transformation at the National Stock Exchange

As a Tier 1 marketplace, the fundamental purpose of the National Stock Exchange (NSX), is capital formation; bringing together companies who require capital to fund growth, with investors who have capital and are looking for investment opportunities. By targeting companies with sub $50m market-cap, we see ourselves as funding innovation and facilitating diversification in the…