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Can enterprises innovate like startups?

Can a 200,000 people corporation adopt a learning culture to survive amongst a new breed of start-ups?

A small pop-up design lab in the middle of a store aisle, five days time-box, and only one objective: learn something about Woolies' customers that would allow them to create a new and unique offering. The result; lots of experimentations, a few pivots along the way, and a prototype of an innovative "meal deal" offering, which was designed alongside real customers.

Lee Venaruzzo

Lee Venaruzzo

Agile Program Manager, Woolworths

As the executive lead responsible for the Agile transformation of Australia's largest retailer, Lee brings experience from a variety of roles including program and product management, operations and finance. His focus on creating space for teams has led to a proven track record of successful delivery.

Wayne Ryan

Wayne Ryan

Business Support Manager, Woolworths

Wayne is the driving force behind the small stores division and the leader for innovation at Woolworths. Understanding that true competitive advantage comes through his people, Wayne has driven a culture of experimentation, which gives his brands the ability to respond to and lead the market through a combination of distributed decision making contrasted with congruent execution.