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How a Simple Hackathon Helped Shape a New Mindset



Rhiannon Gaskell, Brett Wakeman, Rikki-Lee Vrankovich discuss how a hackathon sparked the change at Carsales AUS, followed by a number of initiatives that brought organizational agility.


Rhiannon Gaskell is a PM for being passionate about technological innovation, business agility and entrepreneurship. Brett Wakeman is a PM for, focusing on projects for car manufacturers such as BMW, Holden and Ford. Rikki-Lee Vrankovich is the Digital Experience Manager at Bankwest, responsible for developing a program of events for colleagues.

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