It’s Official!!!

Okay for all those who have been patiently waiting my good news, I’m now able to officially let you all know what I am going to be doing for the next several years of my life.

I’ve been offered and delighted to accept a secondment to the Australasian Centre for Interaction Design (ACID), a Commonwealth Cooperative Research Centre, where I’ll be managing collaborative research projects and creating commercially sustainable services for the corporate sector. I will be working extensively with business partners (from both private and public sector) in conducting genuine audience research on collaborative business tools, and developing clear processes to maximise retention of organisational knowledge and showcase creative industry portfolios. I could go on, but if you are interested, let me know, and I’m happy to fill you in on the details 🙂

Related to the ACID secondment, I’m also co-developing a Think Tank with Rob Dew of Hyperion Technologies, Hamish Elton of SaleStream, and other Brisbane Graduate School of Business people. The Think Tank is focused on creative problem solving products and services, and will consider business needs for, and commercial development of, collaborative problem solving and information management tools. Anyone (graduates of BGSB or otherwise) interested in participating in the Think Tank, please feel free to contact me with your ideas.

There are actually a couple of other great news items on the list…. I’ve been sponsored by the United Nations to present at the forthcoming International Conference on Engaging Communities – a rare and much appreciated privilege. I’m also going to be MCing the John Ralston Saul event for the Ideas Festival in a few weeks’ time. And I have finished one chapter of the two chapters I’m writing for the book I’m editing with Axel Bruns, Uses of Blogs.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Evan Douglas of the Brisbane Graduate School of Business and Peter Little in the Faculty of Business at QUT for approving this secondment and allowing me to stay in touch with BGSB, where I will continue to teach on a regular basis throughout the forthcoming secondment. I look forward to a fabulous and productive partnership in connecting MBA students with business plan opportunities at ACID. And I’d like to thank Jeff Jones, the CEO of ACID, and Sam Bucolo, manager of interactive design projects at ACID, for giving me the opportunity to work on such an exciting and switched on series of projects. This is a dream job.

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