Category Archives: Innovation

Digital Innovation Event with Andrew Penn, CEO Telstra

Andrew Penn

Article by Nicholas Talbert, AmCham Intern

Innovation is an essential strategy for every business seeking to adapt to change and maintain a competitive foothold in its industry. Andrew Penn, CEO of Telstra, will discuss how digital innovation is changing the nature of customer experience, competition and business boundaries at the AmCham event in Melbourne on 19th May. Continue reading

Innovate or be Replaced

“Innovation has to start with a real desire to shape the future and improve the life of the consumer”.. Robbert Rietbroek – CEO, PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand

“There are many companies in Australia that take risks and are prepared to fail fast”.. Kate Burleigh – Managing Director, Intel Australia & New Zealand

“In some form or another we all need to be innovators”.. Nick Wilson – Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise South Pacific

“Culture drives innovation in our industry” .. David Gallagher – Chairman & Managing Director, Pfizer Continue reading

Our Mission – Bridging Innovation Between the USA & Australia

On November 8-13, AmCham launched our first Innovation Mission to California, U.S.A. The mission opened in San Diego and culminated in San Francisco.

AmCham Innovation Mission delegation outside Intel

AmCham Innovation Mission delegation outside Intel

Along with senior AmCham leaders, the mission was attended by over 35 delegates from Australia from a broad range of sectors from biotech to defence to government. In the video, some of our delegates such as Geoff Culbert, President and Chief Executive at General Electric Australia & New Zealand, U.S. Ambassador (ret.) Jeffrey L. Bleich, Partner at Munger Tolles & Olson, Zeke Solomon AM, Senior Advisor at Allens, Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO at Sky News Australia, Janet Whiting, Partner at Gilbert + Tobin and Alida Rossi, Director Customer Excellence – ANZ at AbbVie give a debrief on the mission.

With the aim to capture the essence of California’s innovative spirit, delegates brought back what they learnt to their Australian companies. Through this mission, we hope to continue to foster new partnerships and relationships – building an “innovation bridge” between Australia and the US.  By nurturing these kinds of partnerships on our two shores we will strive to create a dynamic business ecosystem. It will be one that is more productive, competitive and, of course, innovative.

If you are interested in reading more on AmCham’s Innovation Mission select this link.

To register your interest for AmCham’s 2016 Innovation Mission please email nswamcham@amcham.com.au

Innovation Mission accomplished – insights from the Valley

INNOVATION has been given plenty of currency in Australia’s political and economic narrative of late – in no small part because of the first speech from prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on the night of his ascension to the nation’s top job.

“The Australia of the future has to be a nation that is agile, that is innovative, and that is creative,” he said.

It is something on which all sides of politics can surely agree – it’s how we create the conditions to drive this innovation that is at the heart of this renewed debate. Tax breaks for start-ups as well as incentives and new investment mandates for our $2 trillion superannuation system will surely be part of the mix.

AmCham Innovation Mission delegates at Qualcomm

AmCham Innovation Mission delegates at Qualcomm

But let’s step back. Innovation. Its etymology is important here. It is about renewal, a new and more efficient way of doings things. Innovation is at the heart of digital disruption we are witnessing – across the media industry, in the way we bank, travel, and engage with the health system. Even the way we engage as parents with our children – well, try as we might, as they remain glued to their devices. Continue reading

Seeing into the future on AmCham’s Innovation Mission

If innovation is an enigma, AmCham is all about cracking the code and unlocking opportunity. On November 8-13, AmCham took an Innovation Mission to California, U.S.A. The mission opened in San Diego and culminated in San Francisco. With the aim to capture the essence of California’s innovative spirit, delegates brought back lessons learnt to their Australian companies back home. Along with senior AmCham leaders, the mission was attended by over 35 delegates from Australia from a broad range of sectors from biotech to defence to government. Continue reading

AmCham’s Innovation Mission To California, U.S.A.

Taking place from 8-13 November 2015, AmCham’s Innovation Mission will open in San Diego and culminate in Silicon Valley. At each stop, our focus will be on what makes each company so successful and so innovative. With an impressive line-up of confirmed meetings with world-leading businesses such as Hewlett-Packard, ResMed, Zebra Technologies, LinkedIn, GE, Illumina and Chevron, this is an invaluable opportunity to investigate and apply insights from the innovation phenomenon in California. Our delegates will have the unique chance to hear and discuss first-hand how the most innovative Californian companies manage operations, create opportunity, and consistently outperform their peers.