Expert's Angle: Innovation.

Speaker: Kate Cooper, Director of Innovation Services-Westpac Group

Duration: 49.46 minutes

Today’s world is one of constant change.  Every day there are new problems that need new solutions; new solutions that come from innovation.  Whether you are a  for- profit business or a not-for-profit organisation, many people are asking the question “How do we become more innovative?”

Join us as we talk to Kate Cooper, Director of Innovation Services with the Westpac Group.  Kate joined the business in November 2016 and is responsible for leading and accelerating innovation across the group. Her focus is to build and partner to solve customer problems by re-imagining banking and creating a financial service ecosystem that delights customers.

Prior to joining the Westpac Group, Kate was based in the UK where she successfully delivered the open data platform and social media engagement strategy for the UK government and then established her own innovation consultancy, Good Rebels. She is well versed in the challenges faced by businesses looking to survive and grow in a rapidly changing environment and is a strong advocate for accelerating innovation.

Westpac Foundation: Risk Management Overview for the Social Scale-up Grant 2017.
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Westpac Foundation: Risk Management Overview for the Social Scale-up Grant 2017.

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Westpac Foundation: Presenting Financials for the Social Scale-up Grant 2017.
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Westpac Foundation: Presenting Financials for the Social Scale-up Grant 2017.

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Westpac Foundation: Overview of the Social Scale-up Grant 2017.
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Westpac Foundation: Overview of the Social Scale-up Grant 2017.

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