John-Ross Barresi | Project & Innovation Coordinator, Senior O&M Specialist, Guide Dogs Victoria
Chen Zhu | IoT Director, ThoughtWorks
Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV) is a charity that provides vital support to Australians with impaired vision or blindness, helping them achieve independent mobility. People with low vision face daily challenges, including navigating busy intersections, where they can easily veer outside of the safe crossing zone. This can significantly restrict their ability to travel individually.
ThoughtWorks partnered with GDV to observe and understand the challenges and needs of their clients, before exploring a number of potential prototypes that could be developed to address this issue. Together they designed and built four low fidelity prototypes, helping users ‘line-up’ while preparing to cross the road and providing them with feedback to ensure they stay in the safe crossing zone. After this initial discovery phase, they tested each solution with real users and narrowed the focus to build the most ergonomic and technically feasible solution.
Adam Boas | CTO, MyXplor
Agile has been a significant change agent and has experienced rapid adoption. It may well be that some of us have lost our way. This talk explores people and what it is about Agile that seems to attract great talent. It explores the Agile principles that allow us to harness that talent and it looks at some of the things that may look Agile, yet inevitably seem to drive off those talented people.
Ellen Broad | Independent Data Consultant and Author
Alison Cameron | Founder and Director, Adaptive Cultures and The Leadership Retreat
- A practical framework for identifying the current stage of cultural evolution of your organisation, allowing you to take the steps required to help your organisation achieve its aspirations and progress further on its unique culture journey.
- Valuable insights into how the development of human consciousness is essential to create sustainable transformation (and how this starts with you).
- The key principles you need to apply for a successful and sustainable cultural evolution.
- An awareness of the biggest mistakes organisations make when transforming culture and how you can learn from them.
You’ll leave this session equipped with the frameworks and methods needed to spark a cultural transformation.
Stephan Dyckerhoff | President and CEO, Buurtzorg Asia and Buurtzorg China
Stephan Dyckerhoff brought Buurtzorg to Asia in 2014 and, since then, has begun to revolutionise health and social care in select Asian countries. In this presentation, Stephan will provide an introduction to the Buurtzorg concept and its positive impact on healthcare in Holland. Stephan will also share his experience implementing Buurtzorg in Asian countries, detailing how he adapted the model to account for cultural differences while still retaining its core essence.
Juliet Fallace | Agile Transformation Capability Lead, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Sherri Fields | Principal Manager of Research, Transport for NSW
This presentation will outline the new Research Model the agency has adopted and explain how we are collaborating internally to improve engagement with Universities. It will focus on how the model is embedding a new change to the way we are working across our large agency and discuss some of the example projects where we are adding value to the our business.
Clarissa Meffan | Product Owner, CHOICE
Abigail Thomas | General Manager, SBS On Demand
Abigail Thomas, General Manager of SBS On Demand will highlight how the organisation is implementing Agile ways of working to evolve its approach and develop new ways to connect with audiences.
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