Future² Podcast: From Innovation Theatre to Disruptive Innovation

This is my first podcast interview. I love trying new things and this was loads of fun.

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The focus was on avoiding Innovation Theatre, but we also discussed:

  • AI and the threat of human extinction
  • Why an organisation like Sportsbet needs to innovate
  • How to get buy-in from senior stakeholders and IT
  • How to avoid innovation theatre
  • Why I shouldn’t have a job at Sportsbet in 2 years
  • My ‘fail button’
  • What excites me about the next ten years in tech

Steve’s Intro for more context.

“I’ve had the opportunity to meet with hundreds of innovation managers across a range of companies and speak with countless thought leaders on the topic, and Leslie is one guy who just gets it. To put it simply, Leslie avoids innovation theatre at all costs and has very little appetite for bullshit.

In his brief time at Sportsbet he has already had a profound impact on the way the company approaches innovation, culminating recently with the ideation, design, development and release of a product in just 12 weeks — unheard of in the company previously.

What makes it all the more impressive is that in 2015 Sportsbet’s revenues grew by 54% so navigating internal politics, when things are rosy and stakeholders might see little reason, on the surface, to change the way they do things. “

Show notes

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Connect on Twitter — @lesliecbarry
Connect on Linkedin — https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesliebarry
Sportsbet’s e-sports experiment — http://respawn.sportsbet.com.au

If you’ve got any questions on this podcast feel free to send an email to steve@collectivecamp.us or tweet him on Twitter @steveglaveski or @future_squared

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