MY FIRST MONTH AS GM AT KABLAMO

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AUTHOR: Lucy Wilkinson - General Manager

In my first month at KABLAMO so much happened, and I a lot, so I thought I'd share the experience of my first four weeks in this great business:

SMART PEOPLE – ROBUST CONVERSATIONS – COOL IDEAS

At KABLAMO, I'm regularly reminded that I work with some truly smart people – highly intelligent, witty and personable, too. I've been privy to some seriously robust and entertaining conversations about technology I'm completely unfamiliar with, and I've had the pleasure of hearing about some super-cool Proof of Concept ideas for real clients in the real world (more on that will be revealed very soon!). Our CEO mentioned that: "we don’t work with a**holes here". This comment resonated with me. It solidified KABLAMO's need and want for strong working relationships both internally and externally. And anyone who knows me well, know I’m very comfortable living by this rule!

CLIENTS NEED US – WE NEED WOMEN

In week 2, I found my way into the Gartner Applications Summit. It was a baptism of fire, but a great learning curve, and I came away with two crucial nuggets of information:

  1. More and more enterprise business are exploring cloud transformation and are in dire need of agile methodology just to catch up, let alone get ahead. These businesses really need to meet some of my very smart colleagues.
  2. This industry needs more women!

NEW WEBSITE – NEW LOCATION

We launched our new website (this is it!), and moved into the WeWork office in Martin Place. It’s an amazing, collaborative and easy-going workspace with great coffee, beer and a solid community of people – we've settled in nicely!

OUR PEOPLE – OUR VALUES

In our strategy planning session last week, the KABLAMO leadership team identified how we'll grow the business. This quarter we are focusing on our people. Clichéd as it sounds (and I am a huge Richard Branson fan) we firmly believe that if we look after our people, our people will look after our clients.

We've also shared our quarterly plan and core values with the KABLAMO teams in Sydney and Melbourne: Be human | Be brave | Be a maker | Be a leader. Our values are at the root of everything we do, so we're really excited to be working with such talented and value-focused people.