PIIP partners Dilek Saticieli to launch Social/Hack on behalf of the UN Global Compact

03 July, 2017 / Admin



SYDNEY, 3 JULY 2017 - PIIP is pleased to announce a collaboration with Dilek Saticieli to launch Social/Hack at Spark Festival in 2017. Dilek has partnered PIIP to help corporate Australia innovate with purpose. Social/Hack is a series of separate forum events to enable social innovation using the Internet of Things (IoT). The Social/Hack forum series is produced by PIIP in Australia on behalf of the UN Global Compact.


The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative with 13,000 participants in over 170 countries. It was founded by the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in an address to the World Economic Forum on 31 January 1999. The UN Global Compact was officially launched at UN Headquarters in New York City on 26 July 2000.




Social/Hack promotes partnership between charities, companies and innovators. Each forum aims to raise awareness, promote discussion and build a roadmap of how the Internet of Things (IoT) can help achieve specific goals to make a positive social impact. Social/Hack will do this by helping charities and companies leverage IoT technology to solve complex social challenges and create shared value.


Each Social/Hack forum aims to expand the capacity of Australia's $42bn not-for-profit sector by helping individual charities deliver more social impact, and therefore higher returns on philanthropic and public funding. In its inaugural year, Social/Hack will tackle social issues related to Work, Food and Social Innovation through the practical application of IoT technology. There will be three events in total. At each, two panels will frame the conversation around human needs and technical possibilities. Each forum is supported by its founding sponsors, Lendlease and the Australian-Israel Chamber of Commerce.


Each forum is a rich ecosystem of product managers, hardware engineers and software developers collaborating with local charities to disrupt social issues using IoT. Charities understand human needs. Companies understand innovation. Social/Hack will unite them to discuss specific case studies, best practices and practical innovation strategies. It helps charities and companies innovate with IoT technology to deliver value for everyone. In doing so, it makes innovation responsible, accessible and meaningful.


The event forums will be delivered at the Lendlease Barangaroo head office and UTS as part of Spark Festival, who will invite the public to join these important discussions.


Each forum has two parts. In part one, a community panel unearths issues and specific social programs tackling them. In part two, a technical panel considers practical ways of how IoT could improve these social programs to create more impact.


Social/Hack: IoT & Work

When: Monday, 16th October 2017

Producer: PIIP

Venue: Lendlease

Host: Benojo

Partner: Spark Festival

Agenda: Mature-age employment and training in the age of automation. Vocational training and continued professional development are explored by a panel of experts in relation to 'smart' tools and eLearning. A key discussion is how to embed hardware, software and sensors into tools and machines so they can detect skills gaps, suggest micro-lessons and drive productivity in a maturing workforce.


Social/Hack: IoT & Food

When: Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Producer: PIIP

Venue: Lendlease

Host: Benojo

Partner: Spark Festival

Agenda: Food miles and urban farming in the age of automation. Topics are explored by a panel of experts in relation to 'smart' kitchens. A key discussion is how eateries can cut 'food miles' by using edible gardens atop building rooftops, public land and residential developments in a coordinated manner to supply commercial and domestic kitchens.


Social/Hack: Enabling Social Innovation with the Internet of Things (IoT)

When: Friday, 20th October 2017

Producer: PIIP

Venue: UTS Business School

Host: Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce 

Partner: Spark Festival

Agenda: An esteemed panel explore how ordinary individuals can leverage IoT to address societies' most complex challenges to make a positive social impact. Experts discuss priority social needs and how IoT solutions can help.




About Dilek Saticieli:

Dilek Saticieli is a business growth strategist, mentor, speaker and founder of digital agency Attraction Marketing. With a solid background in marketing and communications, Dilek brings together business innovation and immeasurable experience to every project. In the past, Dilek enjoyed a career in Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) where she worked with the best Australian SRI companies. Her marketing strategies helped them win millions of dollars in new funds. As a leader in this space, Dilek was invited to join the board of the Australian Ethical Investment Association, where she stayed many years. For more information, please visit Attraction Marketing.