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Productivity and Innovation Conference teaching lean principle

More and more businesses, in spite of where they are positioned in the business lifecycle, are employing leaner approaches to increase longevity. DVE Business Solutions is offering Sydney-based business owners practical solutions to get more from less in the upcoming Productivity and Innovation Conference.   

DVE, a company that offers fit-for-purpose solutions for businesses looking to increase efficiency, is bringing the first Productivity and Innovation Conference to Sydney on Wednesday 20 November 2013, after a highly successful event held last month in Adelaide.

“The first conference in Adelaide was held in October 2013 and was a resounding success. The program really resonated with the audience, tickets sold out and break out rooms were full,” says Jo Shanahan, Director at DVE.

“Feedback on the day was more positive than we could have imagined with people saying that ‘this was just what I needed’ and ‘I’ve never gone to a conference and had this level of engagement’.”

She adds that one of the key outcomes they wanted to achieve by hosting the Conference was “to have a diverse range of industries and organisations represented”.

“This was achieved and it was so gratifying to hear people comment that they have ‘never expected to meet the people they did and have the conversations’ that they had on the day. Now we are eagerly awaiting the Sydney conference…it’s going to be another great group of people working and learning together, with attendance confirmed from participants around Australia, and internationally,” says Shanahan.

The Sydney Conference will offer interactive workshops on how to leverage applications and cloud-based solutions to improve self-efficiency, how to break down workplace silos and work as one team, and more.

A recent report by Ernst and Young found that Australia is yet to realise $305 billion in productivity potential.

Jo Shanahan, Director at DVE, is keen on helping Sydney-based organisations realise their productivity potential. She and her team have brought a line-up of experts together to provide tips, discussion and best practice for more efficient work habits.

“Companies are doing it tough right now. With tightening budgets and trying to keep up with ever increasing changes in technology, business leaders need all guns blazing to ensure they’re maintaining quality standards and increasing market share,” says Shanahan.

“The most common thing I hear from employers is that there must be a better way. I can’t wait to unveil the multitude of quick and easy ways to boost organisational innovation and productivity at our event.”

Shanahan acknowledges that startups “never having enough time”, so being productive and innovative in an affordable, tangible and easily implemented way is crucial. She believes her presentation on ‘Creating a high performance team and breaking down silos’ will be a particularly valuable to startup founders.

Other industry professionals include Chris Hooper of Cirillo Hooper & Co who will be presenting on “Implementing systems – what happens after ‘go-live’” and Peter Moriarty of itGenius presenting on “The rise of Google Apps”.  The DVE team will also be outlining some of the best apps for productivity and Raja Pradeep of AUPIT will be demonstrating effective use of SharePoint.

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The 2013 Productivity & Innovation Conference is on the 20th of November at The Grace Hotel. Standard tickets are $560, while VIP tickets are $790. For more information and to buy tickets visit

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