Building a secure career when mass industry disruption is the norm
New technology fuelled business models are enabling unparalleled employee productivity. Google and Facebook both earn greater than $1million USD revenue for every one of their 10’s of thousands of employees. Job seekers and business leaders that understand, and are able to harness, these new technology fuelled business paradigms will be well positioned to thrive through the disruption that’s occurring at different rates across every industry. Kirk Drage, former Microsoft executive and Co-founder and CEO of LeapSheep, will share his insights into digital disruption challenges and opportunities and provide tips to strengthen your career. Kirk Drage is CEO and co-founder of LeapSheep, a subscription advisory and start-up building platform revolutionizing the rate of startup success. He spent over a decade at Microsoft in various roles and including Head of Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Asia and Venture Capital Relations and Microsoft’s start-up program – BizSpark before moving on to work on several Asian based startups, most notably 3D Video Analytics & IoT success story Vadaro. His responsibilities included building global market traction with customers and technology partners, and establishing operational headquarters in Silicon Valley. His broad functional expertise and global experience has perfectly positioned him to pursue his passion…accelerating the abilities of entrepreneurs and start-ups to build value in their companies, through the launch of LeapSheep in 2015. Kirk is also an early stage angel investor and has a passion for empowering people with the abilities to develop global companies, create jobs, distribute wealth and generate positive social impact.
Friday, 19 Jul, 2019
Carnegie Mellon University
220 Victoria Square Torrens Building, Seminar Room 2, 1st Floor Adelaide, SA 5000