12.10.2015

US govt innovation leader comes to Hobart and Canberra


One of the United States government’s principal innovation leaders is in Australia to share her thoughts on human-centred design and rapid prototyping with local public servants.

Stephanie Wade, director of the US Office of Personnel Management’s Innovation Lab, is the drawcard speaker for public sector innovation discussions at the Hobart Town Hall tomorrow and in Canberra next Tuesday, October 20.

The Lab@OPM, as the OPM Innovation Lab is branded, was created in a converted underground storage space in Washington to apply the human-centred design ethos to a range of government agencies and “translate the creativity of their employees into innovative action”, according to OPM director Katherine Archuleta.

Stephanie Wade

Stephanie Wade

FREE membership to The Mandarin

Receive unlimited access, get all the latest public sector news and features, plus The Juice, our daily news update sent direct to your inbox.

The Mandarin is where Australia's public sector leaders discuss their work and the issues faced within modern bureaucracy. Join today to discover the latest in public administration thinking and news from our dedicated reporters, current and former agency heads and senior executives.