An Evening in Sydney with Open Innovation Expert Nick Skytland:
Collaborating on a massive scale to make a massive impact
"We truly live in a world today where the possibilities are limited only by our imagination and our will to act and there is no better time than now to get started.”
DiUS is proud to present a great night in Sydney with one of the foremost experts on Open Innovation, Nick Skytland.
An expert at harnessing the power of open innovation, data and technology to reform business and government, Nick's experience includes founding and leading NASA’s Open Innovation Programme where he was directly responsible for many successful, cutting edge initiatives.
Nick will be talking about the idea of a more participatory, decentralised approach to innovation – and how it can be used to collaborate on a massive scale to make a massive impact.
Why talk about Open Innovation?
Using open innovation to generate new ideas is not a new concept. Nor is solving a problem by harnessing the collective.
What is new are the innovation ecosystems created by advancements in technology, open-source software and open data that enable mass collaboration on a massive scale to solve a problem or generate a new idea.
Join us and find out more about:
- the evolution of open innovation and mass collaboration
- the rise of participatory democracy
- Nick's experiences leading NASA’s Open Innovation Programme
- the different models and approaches you can take
- scaling Open Innovation (lessons from setting up and running two of the largest mass collaborations in history - the International Space Apps Challenge and theNational Day of Civic Hacking)
- Creating Shared Value: creating sustainable improvement and commercial value at the same time
You will also get the chance to meet other like-minded people and find out why and how you can get involved with Australian initiatives.
|5.45pm||Presentation followed by Q&A|
About Nick Skytland
Nick Skytland is an expert in harnessing the power of open innovation, data and technology to reform business and government. Nick worked in the US federal government for over a decade, most recently founding and leading NASA's Open Innovation Program where he implemented numerous White House initiatives, including the Open Government and Digital Strategy directives.
His experience includes envisioning future space exploration missions, designing next generation space suits, training space-bound astronauts, developing open-source software and encouraging new partnerships between government and industry, academia and citizens.
Nick is currently based in the US and is a Partner at the innovation and collaboration agency SecondMuse where he is focused on creating collaborative advantage to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. He is very excited to have the opportunity to share his stories to an Australian audience.
Watch Nick's TEDxHouston 2012 talk: Resonate
When & Where
We are technologists dedicated to helping companies innovate and grow. We make it happen by delivering the right solution to get an idea to market or make a business of any size more responsive.
Open Innovation is a topic close to the heart of DiUS. While we strive to encourage curiosity, investigation and creativity within our company, we also firmly believe working together to give back externally to the communities in which we live through our work as Random Hacks of Kindness’ regional partner. This belief extends through to our interest in Creating Shared Value: creating sustainable improvement and commercial value at the same time.
Over the past decade we've delivered more than 200 projects that have created value for our clients.