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Senior Executives Breakfast Series: How to disrupt your business and thrive

This event is at capacity and registration has closed.


“In our experience, too many people who speak of “disruption” have not read a serious book or article on the subject.” – Harvard Business Review.


A common piece of advice for senior leaders today is “disrupt yourself” - but what exactly does this mean? 

Managing innovation is one of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing executives today. Innovation is essential for those that wish to thrive over the long term, but the imperatives of success today often get in the way of building for tomorrow.

Join us for our Senior Executives Breakfast event, How to disrupt your business and thrive. This event series explores the latest trends and topics that impact leading senior executives.

Delivered by Associate Professor Tim Kastelle, Executive Education facilitator and MBA Program Director at UQ Business School, and Danielle Duell, Founder of People With Purpose, this event will explore the concept of disruptive innovation and how today's most innovative organisations are capitalising on it.

The event will focus on key strategic implications for the boardroom and executive suite including evaluating emerging digital technologies, embedding effective innovation systems and pre-empting threats to an organisation’s revenue resilience to avoid disruption.


Attend this event to:

  • Debunk misinterpretations of disruptive innovation, and gain a sound understanding of what it really is
  • Understand the value of innovating and the opportunity cost of not innovating, through real world examples that illustrate both ‘the disrupted’ and ‘the disruptors’
  • Assess how ‘revenue resilient’ your organisation is
  • Identify the key challenges to disrupting your organisation
  • Learn how to effectively practise disruptive innovation in your organisation to remain relevant and competitive.
Presenter bio: 

Associate Professor Tim Kastelle

Tim is a leading consultant, facilitator, and expert on innovation, who teaches our Innovation Leadership program. He is also the MBA Program Director for UQ Business School.

Tim's research broadly focuses on the impact of innovation on firm and economic growth, and the application of complex network analysis to innovation at the levels of the firm, region, sector, and nation. In high demand as a consultant, Tim has completed work for a range of organisations, including Brisbane City Council, Ergon Energy Corporation, Fusidium Pty Ltd, Queensland Health, Fairfax Digital, and Rio Tinto. 

His blog, The Discipline of Innovation, is for practicing innovation managers, and is ranked in the top 10 innovation blogs in the world.


Danielle Duell

Danielle is a business leader, strategist, communicator and entrepreneur. She is founder and CEO of People With Purpose - a company which works with company CEO’s, executive teams and boards to develop and implement purpose-led strategy, innovation, projects, communications and events.

Danielle has worked across a range of industries including education, energy, tourism, arts, water, hospitality, events, construction, farming, conservation, retailing, medical research, and corporate governance. Prior to People With Purpose, she co-founded Riverlife Adventure Centre in Brisbane, and worked as the inaugural CEO of Graham (Skroo) Turner's portfolio of private companies including luxury accommodation group Spicers Retreats.

She is the founder of Australian Harvard Women, a business network for Australian women who have studied at Harvard Business School, and currently serves on the Board of the Queensland Music Festival.




Tuesday 08 Aug 2017
7:15am to 9:00am
Event location: 
UQ Business School Executive Venue - Level 19, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane.