The Inaugural Global Strategic Change Hackathon

It was an honor to be part of last week’s inaugural Global Strategic Change Hackathon. Working with an impressive group of highly motivated, talented and creative individuals from across the globe to revolutionise the Deloitte: Change Vision to Value Framework was incredibly inspiring.

On 11 December, ten global Member Firms, 23 teams, 80+ of Human Capital’s brightest minds came together to contribute to Version 2.0 of Deloitte’s Change: Vision to Value Framework. The Framework provides overarching guidance for change management teams to flexibly deliver and customise change initiatives.

Teams from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, the UK, and the US set out to address two distinct problem statements:

  1. How can we improve the current Vision to Value framework?
  2. In what ways could we revolutionise the Vision to Value framework?

Whether it was 7am in Melbourne, 9pm in Belgium, or 10pm in South Africa; Deloitte’s most talented Strategic Change practitioners were ready to provide their most insightful and innovative contributions. What a brilliant turnout it was and a great demonstration of the connections built globally across Member Firms and locally across states.

Watching teams live stream, interact and connect highlighted the Human Capital Consulting team’s worldwide commitment to innovation. It was incredible to see how passionate our teams were to learn, grow, share insights and contribute to the development of the global Strategic Change practice. By interacting, challenging and collaborating with colleagues from around the world, we produced some amazing ideas and in doing so, demonstrated the power of a ‘connected’ Deloitte.

Over a 24-hour period our Hackathoners challenged themselves through the day and night; built out prototypes, created videos, apps, and websites to show off their talented ideas. Such exposure to valuable insights proved to be incredibly useful to developing our Vision to Value framework to make it cool, new and even more impactful.

This was the first Hackathon delivered at a truly global scale. It highlights the power of building connections across Member Firms and the global Strategic Change Community of Practice. Thanks to these connections and the output of the Hackathon, our global Human Capital practice will be able to raise the bar further in terms of Strategic Change thinking and offer more innovation, differentiation and value to clients around the world.

On a personal note, I feel proud to be part of such an amazing organisation that affords its people these incredible opportunities. The benefits of such a large organisation with top talent should not be ignored or taken for granted.

This initiative was a fantastic opportunity for us to work alongside global colleagues to collaborate, innovate and most importantly – have fun. I hope that it will be the first of many Strategic Change Hackathons to come!

Natalie Whitaker, National Strategic Change Leader, said:

“The hackathon was a fantastic opportunity for us to draw on the creative energies and innovative minds of team members around the world to contribute to version 2.0 of our Vision to Value framework. I am so impressed with the quality of the submissions.”

Jason Bender, Head of Innovation, said:

“The Global Strategic Change Hackathon is a fantastic example of collaboration across borders – and the first event to be run at this scale. Bringing together creative and innovative thinking from across the globe, the quality of submissions is fantastic. Human Capital should be very proud of the work they’ve done to strengthen the global strategic change community.”

Yves Van Durme,  global leader of the Human Capital Strategic Change practice, said:

“There should be even more fun in the years to come, enabling us to do crazier, exciting, ground breaking things… and continuing to raise the bar and set the industry standard.”


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