Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Summit Speaker Announced - James O'Loghlin

Renowned speaker from ABC TV’s The New Inventors, and author of Innovation is a State of Mind, James O’Loghlin has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Central West Business Summit in Parkes on June 7.

James will be speaking on a topic close to his heart – innovation, going hand in hand with the key themes for this year - inspiring innovation and digital integration in agribusiness, logistics and engineering. 

The take home message for Summit participants will be that innovation is not what you do if you have some time left after you have done all your work. It is the work! In eight years hosting “The New Inventors”, James worked with more than a thousand innovators who thought outside the box and came up with new and better ways of doing things.

Attendees to the Central West Business Summit will learn James’ strategies for success including:
  • Why every business needs to be continually innovating.
  • The three things innovators do better than everyone else.
  • How innovation happens. Everyone talks about the need to be more innovative, but no one tells you how to actually do it. James will share a process that enables everyone to come up with more innovative ideas.
  • The six things every business can do to build a workplace culture that encourages everyone to be innovative.
  • Why some organisations can encourage their staff to not only have ideas, but also to share them, and why some organisations never get access to the good ideas their people have.
  • How to grow, test, assess and implement new ideas.

The one-day event will include Breakout Sessions hosted by AusIndustry, Regional Development Australia – Central West, Central NSW Business Enterprise Centre, Yates Baker Mclean and Adloyalty, as well as a Business Exhibition and Panel Discussion. 

The day also includes plenty of networking opportunities, a sit-down lunch and “Case Study Speakers” from Central West businesses who will speak about change, organisational culture and embracing innovation and digital integration. 

Summit participants should register online by close of business May 31.