Project17 - in association with Callaghan Innovation - are thrilled to announce that Dominic Price, Head of R&D and Work Futurist at Atlassian, will be visiting Auckland for two events - an evening Keynote on Tuesday, 4th April and a 3hr morning Masterclass on Wednesday, 5th April.
Growth, particularly explosive growth, that catapults a company from a handful of staff into the thousands, is the stuff of entrepreneurs' dreams. And yet huge monolithic global companies are not usually known for innovation. Something about size and scale seems to inhibit leanness, change and rapid iteration. Not so Atlassian. They remain innovative, consistently streamlining and improving, and consistently topping 'best places to work' lists in Australia and the US.
Price admits that growing at such supersonic speed presented unique challenges that few firms ever have to deal with.
"If we're all going to get hit by tech change, competitors, new industries and high customer expectations, then how can we innovate and disrupt from within? What are the mistakes and pitfalls - and what have we tried that has enabled us to stay innovative, from 10 people, to over 2,000?"