This time our guest is Annalie Killian – once a catalyst for magic at a large financial services organisation she is an active innovator, connector of interesting people, and change-maker. Annalie has also worked out how to network using Zoom!
Annalie’s life purpose is about connecting smart thinkers and do-ers to wicked challenges for insights and solutions to make the world a better place. Having worked in the eye of massive disruptive change in Africa, Australia, China and now the US, she knows what keeps not only Boards and CEOs awake at night, but also their customers, work-force and publics. With executive experience leading change in Consulting, Manufacturing, Technology and Financial Services, she has built a global career around anticipating emerging trends and disruptive technologies that shape culture, shift behavior, disrupt business models, and demand new skills and capabilities. She has applied these insights to guide strategy, transform corporate culture, innovate learning models and systems, design unique partnerships and re-invent herself repeatedly. As VP of Strategic Partnerships at sparks & honey, she leverages her vast global network of game-changers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to connect clients for new insights, innovation solutions and investment opportunities. She founded and built the Amplify Festival in Australia and as Executive Producer, grew it over 10 years into a multi-city experience and the most prominent business innovation and learning platform in the Southern Hemisphere. She is an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow, a graduate of the Singularity University Executive Program, serves on the Advisory Board of several international accelerators and start-ups. Having raised 2 intrepid daughters as a single parent, she is a passionate advocate for the equitable representation and inclusion of women in all arenas of leadership and the global innovation eco-system.