innovAGEING Announces Experts-In-Residence Program

5 years ago
Category: Media

Image: Matiu Bush, Senior Strategist Business Innovation at Bolton Clarke, one of the 18 Experts-In-Residence.

Australia’s national innovation network for age services today announced its Experts-In-Residence (EIR) program. This initiative will boost innovAGEING’s knowledge capacity to provide a leading voice to the age services industry as it continues on its reform journey.

“We are excited with the 18 experts for in this program, and innovAGEING aims to give a forward-looking and progressive perspective on organisational challenges in the age services industry, says Merlin Kong, Head of innovAGEING.

Experts are drawn from innovAGEING’s:

  • Foundation Partners, the Commonwealth Bank and KPMG
  • Gold Partners, ALIVE and KontentLabs
  • Knowledge Alliance, RMIT
  • Innovative age services organisations, such as, Bolton Clarke, Hammond Care, IRT, Lamson, Whiddon, and Uniting NSW & ACT

“As an innovation network, much of our focus is on helping the industry to increase its innovation capacity. This involves looking at ways to better respond to changing consumer wants and needs, developing and implementing competitive business models, and scaling a person-centric mindset across organisations.

“In meeting these goals, we have curated and established an expert community with world-class knowledge in human-centred design, gamification, robotics, block chain, dementia care, the internet of things, aged care finance, innovation strategy, social innovation, crowdsourcing, and creative ageing.

Some initiatives that the program will be supporting include:

  • Sharing their knowledge in video interviews, and taking part in real-time Q&As in the innovAGEING Open Lab.
  • Taking part in innovAGEING events and forums.
  • Contributing their ideas and perspectives in the innovAGEING blog.

“It’s a challenging time for the age services industry, but we’re optimistic about the future. Part of innovAGEING’s role, through our EiR’s, is to help facilitate and guide our industry to this positive future-state.

For more information:
David O’Sullivan, Leading Age Services Australia, E:, Ph: 0427 138 024

innovAGEING Experts-In-Residence

Jade Aitken
Director, Data & Analytics Practice
Expertise: Predictive Analytics

Marie Alford
Head of Business Development
Hammond Care
Expertise: Dementia Care

Nathan Baird
Partner, Design Thinking
Expertise: Consumer Centricity

Matiu Bush
Senior Strategist Business Innovation
Bolton Clarke
Expertise: Innovation Strategy

Anthony Carroll
Marketing & Innovation Manager
ALIVE/Mirus Group
Expertise: Design Thinking

Peter Haywood
Agile Lean Coach and Mentor
Commonwealth Bank
Expertise: Agile

Leah Heiss
Senior Lecturer, School of Design
RMIT University
Expertise: Human Centred Design

Larissa Hjorth
Professor, Design and Creative Practice
RMIT University
Expertise: Design and Gamification

Sachin Kumar
National Director Healthcare
Commonwealth Bank
Expertise: Finance

James Mabbott
Partner, KPMG Innovate
Expertise: Innovation Strategy

Leonie Mulheran
National Business Development Manager
Expertise: Robotics and Care

Karn Nelson
Executive GM, Strategy and Innovation
Expertise: Creative Ageing

Eloise Newbury
Innovation Manager, Social Impact Sector Banking
Commonwealth Bank
Expertise: Design Thinking

Marc Niemes
Executive Producer
Expertise: Communities of Practice

Daniel Royal
Senior Manager, Payments Development and Strategy
Commonwealth Bank
Expertise: Block chain

Deanna Sacco
Head of Group Innovation
Expertise: Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing

Doug Taylor
Group Executive
Uniting NSW & ACT
Expertise: Social Innovation

John Vidler
Director, IoT Practice
Expertise: Internet of Things