How central is innovation to your work?
Digital innovation is critical to the success of my company and the team I lead.
Technology is evolving faster than most businesses can adapt, and this has deep implications for all aspects of business, including learning solutions.
The age of digital disruption means that learners can now engage through a range of resources including rich media, gamification, micro-learning, apps, social learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, social media, and more. The changes in how people communicate, connect, and learn are occurring at a phenomenal rate.
Liberate’s challenge is to constantly rethink how people learn, how organisations deliver learning and how our digital solutions enable organisations and individuals to work smarter, more flexibly and streamline operational efficiencies. Emerging technologies continually inspire the solutions we invent for our clients.
In collaboration with our client partners, we are reshaping the face of learning and education, leveraging the benefits of the digital age, and leading the positive disruption in the learning technology space.
In what way did Swinburne prepare you for the challenges you face in your work?
I’m grateful for the opportunities that have been open to me as a result of completing my MBA through Swinburne, and I feel Swinburne played a major role in my business success. My personal desire to help others learn and become better leaders and reinvent the way learning and teaching is designed and deployed through technology, all started with the spark that was ignited during my MBA.
Swinburne was instrumental in helping me challenge the status quo and to develop the confidence to lead, and that has allowed me to think innovatively and now inspire others to innovate digitally in order to stay relevant and competitive in a market that is constantly changing.
What advice would you give to current Swinburne students?
I’d encourage students to really immerse and invest themselves in the Swinburne experience. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn from and engage with some incredible academics and professionals, as well as to develop lifelong personal and professional networks.
I’d also encourage prospective and existing students to embrace change, to develop the appreciation and a love of lifelong learning, as well as a thirst to innovate within your field. Learning a skill or acquiring new knowledge is important – but it’s just the starting point. You also need to maintain a state of mind that seeks out new initiatives and opportunities. Don’t be frightened of change or disruption – we’re in an era where change is the norm.