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NSW OD&D Network Forum

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017
Time 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Venue: Hudson
Level 19, 20 Bond Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 2.00
Enquiries: Phone: 03 9918 9243

NSW OD&D Network Forum

Disrupt or be Disrupted – Mindset shift for the HR professional

What is the forum about? Disrupt or be Disrupted – Mindset shift for the HR professional

• Breaking tradition - going to school, getting an education and getting a job
• How today's startups are creating their own jobs
• What will the future of work look like and will corporate survive?
• How HR needs to evolve and capitalise on opportunities
• What will an attendee gain from attending? Understand how forces are reshaping today’s workforce o How HR needs to approach talents from a new perspective
• Who should attend? o HR professionals around the space of OD, Talent, Recruitment and other relevant functions
• Is the session targeted at a particular audience/level? o Content will be pitched at a level from Heads/Directors to Managers. Young professionals and undergraduates are welcome to attend.

Speaker: Karen Lawson, CEO, Slingshot Accelerator

Karen Lawson is an award winning business executive and leader in the digital industry. As the CEO of Slingshot, Australia’s leading corporate accelerator program, Karen is using her proven experience in driving reinvention and transformation to help the world’s biggest brands stay ahead of disruption.

 Slingshot has delivered more corporate accelerator programs and had more successful startups than any other provider, with over 81% of its Startups still operating successful businesses today and a total market capitalisation of its alumni exceeding $152.6m. It’s a proven curriculum is now taught at university transforming entrepreneurial talent into commerical businesses. The Slingshot investment fund has invested $2m in VC capital to early stage founders driving innovation, economic growth and employment. Slingshot has worked across many different industries from fintech, healthtech, membertech and HR and travel. Leading organisations such as Qantas, SEEK, Hudson, HCF and ING have engaged Slingshot to run their accelerator programs and most recently the State Governemt have engaged Slingshot to bring its accelerator to Queensland and regional centres.

Prior to her role at Slingshot, Karen served as CEO of CareerOne, a joint venture between News Limited and Monster Worldwide. With a remit to forge a new digital strategy, Karen restructured the business from a traditional job board into a leading targeting and digital business offering media, employer branding, SaaS and sourcing solutions. CareerOne went on to be awarded a spot in the coveted BRW ‘Top 50 most innovative companies’ list for 2014.

She also served as General Manager – Business at Yahoo!7 where she held full commercial and operational responsibility for data, advertising, publishing, technology, search, mobile and strategic partnerships, including the Microsoft Bing alliance. 

With experience leading teams through change; motivating and developing cross functional teams to peak performance, Karen is extremely passionate about delivering great results and helping others achieve their true potential. She has worked alongside a number of leading organisations as a consultant including Laureate International (the largest private educator in the world), Harris Farms and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

She is also a prolific networker, experienced media commentator and guest speaker, with appearances on TV, radio in print and digital, as well as industry forums. Her commitment to not only driving innovation and disruption but also to promoting female leadership resulted in Karen being selected as UN ambassador for Womens Entrepeneurship Day, a Nominee for Telstra Woman of the year, selected Pledge 1%’s Women Who Lead, and the Australian Growth Company Awards 2015


This forum is open for AHRI members and non-members to attend. Registration is a 2-part process.

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    Registration closes Monday 15 May 2017

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    17/05/2017 7:30 AM - 17/05/2017 9:00 AM
    Hudson Level 19, 20 Bond Street Sydney, NSW 2000
    Online registration not available.


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