Event Highlights

ThoughtWorks Live is a three-part series that explores how thriving businesses are taking advantage of this new world by adopting real time strategic planning and enhancing their market agility, focusing on their customers and developing technological excellence at the core.

MELBOURNE, Tuesday 19 September

SYDNEY, Thursday 21 September

SYDNEY, Tuesday 31 October

MELBOURNE, Thursday 2 November

MELBOURNE, Tuesday 13 February

SYDNEY, Thursday 15 February

Registrations opening in November...

The Responsive Organisation

Speaker Highlights

The first event in the ThoughtWorks Live Series, The Responsive Organisation, explored how businesses can navigate through uncertainty in order to maximise customer value and business outcomes.

To really thrive in the digital era, businesses need to commit to continuous evolution and strategic innovation, responding rapidly to market changes and opportunities. But not many organisations are actually built to do this and for most business leaders, there simply is not enough time to develop strategic and operational plans, while building up the capabilities, platforms and investment required to support the new initiatives.


Enabling sustainable transformation

Gary O'Brien

Global Advisory Lead


Frameworks for scaling business agility and moving from being cost-based and internally focused to a value-driven and externally focused enterprise is drawing the attention of the world's business and technology innovators, but it is not a journey without speed bumps.

Planning and strategy need to change. Organisational structure needs to change. Technology delivery practices need to change. Portfolio management needs to change. Measures of success need to change. Gary discusses the hurdles that must be overcome in order to become a responsive and values-driven organisation.

Increasing business agility and customer value through lean transformation

Fiona Phillips

Executive General Manager, Customer Delivery


With a mantra of ‘the business of business is technology’ and an advocate of platform thinking, agile and lean processes, Fiona is always looking at enhanced ways to meet customer expectations.

Fiona will share her experiences (the good and the bad) in strategy, transformation, operational and culture change, with a focus on maximising customer and business value through innovation. From investments and delivery of services, to platforms and capabilities, Fiona will demonstrate how value is created for IAG.

What is your organisation's psychological capacity for agility and adaptability?

Angela Corriero

Advisory Lead


Most organisations are seized with fear of competition, fear of future trends and fear of redundancy which increases aggression and inter-office competition whilst simultaneously decreasing capacity for innovation and strangling growth potential.

Angela will discuss an organisation's psychological readiness for agility and adaptability and how leaders that rally their team around purpose and passion and create safe work cultures have a unique competitive advantage.