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Data Driven Disruption

This week, your fearless Disruptors attended the Sydney City Talks seminar (invitation-only!) on Data
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Data Driven Disruption
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This week, your fearless Disruptors attended the Sydney City Talks seminar (invitation-only!) on Data Driven Design. MIT Architect and Engineer, Carlo Ratti spoke on data mobility, and CEO of the Tel Aviv Foundation, Hila Oren spoke about how to inspire innovation in a city. They were joined by Data61’s Colin Griffith, Prof Stuart White from UTS, Arup’s Nicola Walt, and co-founder of, Peter Tulin. The consensus was that we have only scratched the surface of opportunities arising from data-driven management. From autonomous road traffic (completely avoiding traffic lights) and waste management (tracking the distance travelled of disposed objects) to tracking productivity and reducing energy consumption, the opportunities to improve experiences of cities and living/working spaces are dramatic. 
But with all the positivity expressed about data-driven design there was little acknowledgement of the need to manage change - in workplaces, in social behaviour and in governance. Data-driven design shows great promise, but we need to consider what is disrupted, too. 

For: Corporate Innovators
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For: Your Crowded Diary
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For: Tech Entrepreneurs
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For: The Global Executive
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For: Innovation leaders
In spite of the dire warnings from VentureBeat, above, Accenture seems to be quite comfortable opening yet another innovation lab.
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