Technology Innovation & Evolution
TechnologyOne is one of Australia's IT success stories. From a one person startup in 1987 to a billion dollar company with 1200 staff that is listed in the ASX200, TechnologyOne delivers cutting edge Enterprise Solutions to thousands of customers around the world.
Peter Beahan has been a leader at TechnologyOne since 1991 when there were less than 20 staff and currently holds the position of Enterprise Architect for Engineering Standards. Peter will share what he has learnt from his experiences “behind the scenes” and how he has helped lead, design and develop the technology underpinning the TechnologyOne product range. Peter will also share his thoughts on successful innovation after almost 30 years in technology industry.
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Many companies struggle to truly innovate after they become larger and more established. Typically they develop risk averse environments that hinder the very entrepreneurial thinking and action required for radical change. One strategy to address this is for the enterprise to found a separate startup business.
A large Australian retailer pursued this strategy. As an original member of that startup I will describe our experiences with the inherent cultural and technological differences between the two businesses. An enterprise startup can provide the benefits of business agility, moving faster and exploring different directions. However the benefits come with many challenges so I will conclude with major lessons learnt.