Business professionals in Canberra were given a unique preview of the services provided by Silverstone Edge, at their official launch event today at Hotel-Hotel. Guests gained practical advice and insights into creating and implementing a new strategic direction, translating human capital and technology capability into business benefits, accomplishing organisational change and empowering those at the epicenter of organisations to drive projects and act as champions.

Guest speaker, Professor Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor of Western Sydney University, former head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and current Refugee Coordinator General for New South Wales delivered an engaging presentation on Creating A More Adaptive Government. He reflected on his experience leading change in Government and beyond. “To achieve efficiency the public sector needs to learn from the private sector. We need a more adaptive government – willing to manage rather than avoid risk and prepared to fail. An ability to appreciate behavioural economics and behavioural psychology is increasingly important. Can government dare to be experimental? Yes, and I challenge them to change because a more innovative approach is essential,” says Professor Shergold.

“Silverstone Edge combines the disciplines of large-scale program management with behavioural sciences and design thinking to accelerate transformation on large and small business critical projects. Using industry leading visualisation techniques and creative frameworks, we rapidly transfer our experience, knowledge and capability to facilitate transformational change in client organisations,” says Melanie Kontze, co-founder and principal of Silverstone Edge.

Melanie has had senior leadership roles with Capgemini, SMS Management & Technology, Hudson and Accenture.

Lucy Christie, co-founder and principal of Silverstone Edge, has had an equally impressive career. Both women bring their extensive expertise to the Canberra market, with a vision for a unique, more agile business experience.

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