Digital Futures: How can we build a culture of innovation in Australian journalism?

In August we presented a talk in Melbourne by Peter Williams, a recognised thought leader and practitioner in innovation with a particular focus on the digital sphere. He discussed the trends he sees at work in business and media. What do we mean when we talk about innovation? Why does the Australian media need to innovate, how might the future look, and how can we encourage innovative thinking? Also part of the discussion was Lisa Williams, our guest from the Investigative News Network in the US. Lisa was in Melbourne to lead a development workshop with promising applicants from the Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism program.

If you missed the talk, catch up now with our Walkley Talks podcast:

About Peter Williams

Professionally trained as a Chartered Accountant, Peter started working with internet technologies in 1993 while working in the UK and on his return to Australia in 1996 founded an eBusiness consulting group within Deloitte Australia. Peter now leads the Australian chapter of Centre for the Edge, a Silicon Valley Applied Research Centre chaired by John Hagel III and John Seely Brown, with a missionto identify and explore emerging opportunities related to shifting trends.

Peter has been the Chairman of Deloitte’s Innovation Council since 2004 and been involved in numerous innovation projects for Deloitte and clients over the course of his career, helping them understand and adapt to the rapidly changing digital environment. He’s also an Adjunct Professor at RMIT, Board Member of Deloitte Foundation and Circus OZ. Pete is also very active in the community and has assisted in Vic Bushfire relief, QLD floods, Christchurch Earthquake and actively undertakes student mentoring.

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