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Dubliner, Techie, Venture, Soul, Father, Rubgy

SmartCamp Syndey – Smart Potatoes

Yesterday in Sydney the IBM team held an amazing event with the largest number of partners we have ever had for a SmartCamp. There were many highlights not least the companies. In addition we were delighted to hear Peter Kazacos war stories. We’ll post a full review next week in the meantime we […]

Cloudy with a Chance of Jellyfish

Almost 15 years ago, I interviewed for a management consultant role.  When it became apparent that I wasn’t going to get the job, I asked the interviewer what skills and experience I needed to develop.  ‘The ability to handle ambiguity’ was the answer.  It has stuck with me ever since.  […]

Corporate Venturing with Andrew Gaule

The following is from a recent interview with Andrew Gaule on behalf of Global Corporate Venturing Gaule: Give a brief description of the purpose of SmartCamp and when it was formed. Kelly: SmartCamp is about bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and experienced mentors who want to build innovation ecosystems around the world. SmartCamp takes […]

Crowdsourcing innovation

How do you find innovation ?  That is a question we ask ourselves on a regular basis.  Once you find it how do you harness it?  In the following talk from TEDx Montreal Mike Grandinetti explores crowdsourcing innovation.  Mike has been a mentor at a number of our SmartCamp events […]

Big Data comes to Munich!

Yesterday in Munich we held our first SmartCamp event in Germany.   It was also the first SmartCamp with a specific focus on Big Data and Business Analytics. Keynote Speaker Philippe Souidi, Founder of echofy.me, summarized this topic perfectly when he called Big Data the “Oil of the next Century”… fitting, […]

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