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Case studies

Examples of our work

Read about some of our projects in media, telecoms, finance, education, not-for profits, start-ups and more.

Media | Broadcasting

Media | Broadcasting
GOAL

Shape future news strategy for a large media organisation.

PREPARATION

Helped the News executive team gain insights into future news scenarios and ran an incubator for their journalists to explore different areas of innovation.

PILOT

Delivered the incubator program in a state-based newsroom and got feedback on a range of ideas from a real audience.

PRESENTATION

Organised a culminating event for the team taking part, to pitch their ideas back to the News executive.

RESULTs

These initiatives helped to shape a news offering that has propelled the organisation to become one of the most visited national news services.

Not-for-profit | Charity

Not-for-profit | Charity
GOAL

Transform this well-established organisation to usher in a fresh innovative offering and stimulate an increase in donations.

PREPARATION

Provided contract CIO and CDO expertise to help to shape the five year board plan using stakeholder research. A particular focus was put on a more innovative organisational culture and digital strategy.

PILOT

United teams from different offices to pilot an agile working culture that could more effectively embrace and support the five year plan. We then rolled out the digital strategy with quarterly test/learn/adjust points.

PRESENTATION

Launched the new workplace culture by implementing new online collaboration tools that enabled richer internal communication between the executive and national teams independent of location.

RESULTs

A two-fold increase in speed to market of ideas. An 85% engagement of staff in weekly online collaboration. An 105% increase in online revenue.

Telecommunications

Telecommunications
GOAL

Help this global mobile phone carrier win auctions of radio frequency spectrum.

PREPARATION

We used our technical knowledge to model radio network costs and service revenue to help value the radio spectrum and be better prepared for the auction.

PILOT

We ran a series of scenarios through the models to give their teams experience prior to the auction and a price range for their bidding strategies.

PRESENTATION

We presented our scenarios to the executive and contributed to the industry panel ahead of the auction.

RESULTs

The carrier has been successful in winning licences in a large number of countries.

Finance

Finance
GOAL

Bring together smaller credit unions and building societies to collaborate and use innovative ideas to compete with the big banks.

PREPARATION

We delivered a banking incubator that attracted the CEOs of a range of credit unions and building societies. They committed people and resources to form mixed teams with existing fintech startups to take part in the program.

PILOT

Starting with an Ideation Day teams formed ideas and experts helped them form plans for testing and refining their ideas with real-world feedback from customers.

PRESENTATION

The teams presented ideas at a Pitch Day to persuade stakeholders to commit funds for further commercialisation. This culminated in a Showcase Day when teams presented their full prototypes with feedback from the market.

RESULTs

In the words of the CEO of the banking industry association: "We can actually do something here together. Ideas are captured and analysed in detail, transformed step by step into something real, and evolve into viable solutions to improve banking and financial processes."

Education

Education
GOAL

Help a university host a this successful global 'Integrity' conference.

PREPARATION

We worked with the event organisers to clarify their requirements, subject matter and their audience needs.

PILOT

We reviewed their run sheet and helped research and prepare a facilitator's script for event.

PRESENTATION

Our well-known hosti chaired and facilitated the panel discussions with a group of world-leading experts.

RESULTs

In the words of the director and convenor "We have had a really great response to the program ... and have excellent attendances"

Live Events

Live Events
GOAL

We hosted a live global event in front of one of the great wonders of the modern world, The Sydney Opera house, with royalty present on stage while keeping to very exacting broadcast standards.

PREPARATION

We worked with the event directors to contribute to the running plans for both the opening and closing ceremonies. We developed ideas and plans to prepare for the intensity of hosting an event of this nature.

PILOT

We participated in full rehearsals with multiple performers and outside broadcast teams.

PRESENTATION

A severe thunder storm on the day disrupted the event, but our well prepared professional host was able to keep the momentum of the broadcast going.

RESULTs

We helped ensure the event seamlessly reached over 40Million people around the world. The stakeholders were delighted and media gave outstanding coverage of the event.

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