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CEO Forum with Karen Lawson, Chief Executive Offier, Slingshot

Start Wed 21 Mar 2018 12:00 PM
End Wed 21 Mar 2018 2:00 PM
Event Code EVE1806024
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Increasing revenue and profits places all Executives and Boards under tremendous pressure…..close to impossible without innovation and creating new businesses or start-ups

The question is – How can companies innovate like Start-Ups?  The NSW Business Chamber invites you to a not to be missed keynote presentation from Karen Lawson, Chief Executive Officer, Slingshot.  Karen is an award winning business executive and leader in the digital industry.   Slingshot has delivered more corporate accelerator programs and had more successful start-ups than any other provider, with over 81% of its Start-ups still operating successful businesses today and a total market capitalisation of its alumni exceeding $228m and having accelerated over 100 businesses.  Slingshot have developed a methodology that is now part of the curriculum taught in universities.  This is a real testament to their success!   Slingshot has worked across many different industries from fintech, healthtech, membertech, HR and travel with leading organisations such as Qantas, Lion, SEEK, Hudson, HCF, Amadeus, ING and both state and federal governments.   Most recently Slingshot launched a new disruptive global platform, CoVentured  to connect corporates and statups together for mutual growth.  It launched with 25 corporates such as Westpac, Australia Post and Woolworths with over 1500 startups joining within the first few weeks.


Karen Lawson, Chief Executive Officer, Slingshot

Prior to her role at Slingshot, Karen served as CEO of CareerOne, a joint venture between News Limited and Monster.  With a remit to forge a new digital strategy, Karen reinvented the 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.

Park Hyatt Sydney
5-7 Hickson Rd

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