Madeleine qualified with Australia’s leading science-backed innovation consultancy Inventium as an Innovation Facilitator (August 2017), gaining advanced innovation facilitation techniques to optimise teamwork, love the problem/opportunity and drive employee engagement with utilisation of Inventium’s award-winning ideation and brainstorming stimuli.
Madeleine has also adopted a ‘learning by doing’ approach with some of the world’ best innovators and agile pace-setters. Highlight: Joining the Atlassian Playbook Team in San Francisco for an Atlassian SHIPIT, to experience first-hand what a teamwork sprint looks like inside one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies.
In 2018-2019 Madeleine joined Telstra Labs as an Innovation Specialist in Telstra’s Chief Technology Office. The 3 days per week role involved designing and lead facilitating end-to-end innovation projects, rapid experimentation sprints and business acceleration using agile ways of working, customer-centric design, Lean Startup models, applied Design Thinking – and a good dash of common sense.
In 2019 Madeleine moved into the role of Telstra’s Innovation Ecosystem Lead, working cross-functionally with Telstra’s internal business unit executive leadership teams, plus external stakeholders including State Governments, Australian universities, Telstra Ventures, startups, Telstra enterprise partners and Global Innovation Hubs to map, measure and design an engagement portfolio and to drive innovation capabilities, connectivity and next horizon emerging technology opportunities.