For the brave and the bold
As the only event of its kind, The Corporate Entrepreneur Awards recognise and celebrate big business innovation and the individuals and teams behind it.
The CEA is a thriving community of corporate entrepreneurs who share and recognise what's possible and what others can do. The awards provide a unique networking opportunity where peers can learn from other leading innovators across multiple sectors.
Recognising the very best in corporate innovation, the awards are open to big businesses in Australia and New Zealand. If you, your team or another team in your company has created change, or has launched a proposition or new venture to market that you'd like to enter into CEA 2019, get in touch.
The Award Categories
There are four award categories, plus a "people's choice" award, voted for on the night.
Criteria for entry:
- The nominated initiative needs to have been launched in Australia or New Zealand within the last 18 months.
- The awards are aimed at large listed or private companies that have big impact in the markets they play in. No start-ups or small businesses.
Influential Innovation Award
This award is for corporate entrepreneurs who have launched a new product or service within their core market. They spotted an unmet need that they're passionate about and forged a better way for their customers and their business. They have taken on the challenge of making it a reality, and shown determination in delivering a new standard to beat.
Breaking Boundaries Award
This award is for corporate entrepreneurs who had the courage to shake up industries, push boundaries and break assumptions. They have uncovered new territories, turning a big idea into a true gamechanger. They pushed their business into adjacent industries by building and launching a new business.
Best Innovation Culture
Growth Mindset Award
This award is for corporate entrepreneurs who have championed new approaches to innovation within their businesses. They have fostered and grown a culture and community of corporate entrepreneurs that has delivered creative solutions to challenges within their organisation.
Best Social Impact
Greater Good Award
This award is to celebrate corporate entrepreneurs who, by making it their mission to help a cause they are passionate about, created a new proposition that delivers both commercial value to the business and has had a significant positive social and / or environmental impact.
Rod van Onselen
Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Origin Energy
Rod's diverse experience covers a range of business growth, strategy, and transformation roles across corporate, digital pure play, management consulting and start-ups.
The common thread throughout has been growing and transforming businesses through a combination of clear strategy, building high performing teams, customer focus, and innovation. Before joining Origin, Rod was at GM Customer Engagement & Revenue at Sportsbet, Australia's largest pure play e-commerce company and Head of Strategy, Data & Analytics at ANZ Australia.
Executive Vice President Customer Service, Mirakl Inc.
Tzipi Avioz is a strong visionary, people leader and mentor who can successfully mobilise individuals and organisations through periods of significant change in culture and business processess. As the EVP at Customer Success Mirakl Inc., Tzipi has over 25 years' experience in the technology and business sector, with a focus on digital data analytics and delivering large transformation programs.
Prior to joining Mirakl, she served as Technology & Operation Director for AMP Australia and spent ten years at Woolworths Limited driving large business and IT transformations. Before moving to Australia in 2006 she was Chief Information Officer with Tiv Taam Group Israel, one of the country's most innovative retail chains.
Director, AGSM & Deputy Dean UNSW Business School
Professor Nick Wailes is Director, AGSM and Deputy Dean at UNSW Business School in Sydney, Australia. Prior to taking on this role Nick was Associate Dean (Digital and Innovation) at UNSW Business School and was previously the Director of MBA programs at the University of Sydney.
Nick designed and developed MBAX, AGSM's specialised, online MBA program which is ranked #4 in the world in the most recent Financial Times Global rankings of Online MBAs. Nick's research focusses on the impact of technology on organisations and he is a regular commentator on emerging digital business models
Partner, Platform and Operations
Lauren drives platform strategy for Reinventure to help facilitate collaboration across the across the portfolio, strengthen engagement with strategic investor Westpac, and leverage networks in the broader FinTech and start-up ecosystem, both in Australia and globally. She is also Deputy Chair of industry association FinTech Australia.
Prior to her work with Reinventure, Lauren co-founded Collaborative Lab with author Rachel Botsman, spending five years working alongside leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and community champions to play an instrumental role in growing the sharing economy into a global economy and movement.
This is one event you don't want to miss...
There are no round tables, black ties or long ball gowns at this party. Leave your wallet at the door and get ready to celebrate with us to honour Australia and New Zealand's best of the best.
Expect amazing food, eye opening conversation and of course award winning innovation. All set in the inspiring surroundings of the world renowned Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
There's no charge to join us. The night is on us, to honour you, your team and your achievements.
Contact us at CEA@deloitte.com.au