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Are today’s innovation centres, hubs, and labs the answer to driving innovation in business today?

Or does innovation resist being sectioned off and ‘tamed’ in a dedicated centre?

Hear how Associate Professor Dirk Hovorka and Dr Ella Hafermalz from the Digital Disruption Research Group have used metaphors from ecology to critically examine this question.

Our industry speaker, Heath Brown, will explore how CommBank’s Innovation spaces have been pivotal in connecting the group’s innovation assets and ambitions to several thousands of staff, clients and communities.

Together, these speakers will form a panel in a provocative exchange of diverse perspectives, chaired by Professor Kai Riemer.

Join us over breakfast and explore innovation centres from some surprising new angles.

Image: Joshua Sortino

Dirk S. Hovorka is an Associate Professor in the Business Information Systems discipline at The University of Sydney Business School. He holds as MS in Geology and an MS in Interdisciplinary Telecommunications, and received his PhD in Information Systems from the University of Colorado.

Ella Hafermalz is an Associate Professor at VU Amsterdam's School of Business and Economics and the KIN Center for Digital Innovation. Her research focuses on how new technologies are being integrated in the workplace.


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