Head of Innovation, Sportsbet
Innovation @Sportsbet, tech start-ups, outsourcing. Wearables, Bitcoin, VR/AR. Startup mentor. Angel Investor. 2 startups sold, 3 failed.
Leslie blogs at insideinnovation.co about creating new disruptive products and services using startup innovation.
Experienced IT Services executive with a strong commercial focus that has successfully grown and scaled complex business. Successful execution in Digital Transformation, Enterprise IT Professional Services, Outsourced Managed Application Services and Technology Innovation for Australian, UK, South African and Indian markets.
Leslie believes that he brings a perspective that combines a pragmatic view of Enterprise requirements, financial and growth objectives with an entrepreneurial understanding of how to apply new technologies and practices to enable rapid growth and business improvement.
Over the last 5 years he has immersed himself in the world of technology startups which resulted in the fully outsourced building of an online platform to guide entrepreneurs from idea concept to product launch based on leading thinkers. His experience here includes taking ideas from concept to launch, running online business, working with hundreds of entrepreneurs, mentoring early stage startups and working closely with VC’s.
Methodologies such as the Lean Startup, Lean Canvas, Business Model Canvas, and Stanford’s Design Thinking process have become second nature.
His experience includes delivering results for Enterprise IT Professional Services and Outsourced Managed Application Services clients. This included managing high-performing teams across multiple geographies with full P and L responsibility of $100 M and 500+ FTE’s.