Culture Hack: Innovation Workshop

Hacker innovation culture grew up with the internet. Today, it is entering the business mainstream in the form of design thinking, agile development and lean startup method. Hacker generation companies boost productivity and distribute innovation across their business systems.

On May 5th, Dr Tim Rayner facilitated an active learning environment for a select group of corporate intrapreneurs, Heads of Innovation and C-Suite executives at Work Club Global Sydney.

What did the Culture Hack Innovation Workshop focus on?

  • The history of hacker innovation: from open source to the startup economy
  • Hacker processes: design thinking, agile development, and lean entrepreneurship
  • How to ‘culture hack’ organisations to make space for innovation

What were the learning outcomes of the Innovation Workshop?

  • How hacker innovation reduces risk and increases organisational learning
  • The important role of transparency in hacker innovation
  • Why companies need intrapreneurs to transition to hacker innovation
  • Space, culture, and governance hacks for organisational transformation

What were the benefits of the innovative session?

  • Collaborative working with carefully selected participants to encourage cross-industry insights
  • Complimentary copy of Life Changing: A Philosophical Guide by Dr Tim Rayner (Kindle/ebook version)

About Dr Tim Rayner

A digital philosopher, author, innovation coach, and social entrepreneur, Rayner wrote the collaborative short film ‘Coalition of the Willing’ (2010), directed and produced by the British filmmaker Simon Robson, winning Best Short Film at the 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival and Best Environmental Short at 2011 FlickerFest Sydney.

Rayner has worked with and advised several startup ventures including the European open innovation platform, Babele, and the Australian arm of the global innovation consultancy, One Million Acts of Innovation. He has lectured on hacker innovation at the UTS Business School and philosophy at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. He has presented on innovation and creative culture at the F5 Creativity Festival (New York), Vivid (Sydney), and the DiG Festival (Newcastle). He has given interviews for CNN Online, BRW, ABC Radio, and Radio National Philosopher’s Zone.

His books include Life Changing: A Philosophical Guide (2nd ed.). His next book, Hacker Culture and the New Rules of Innovation, is due for publication in 2017.

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