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Players are notified via email and a phone call.

Players receive a pre-recorded Kick-Off with the rules, teams and problem statement. 

Virtual players will receive their HackPack full of idea-awakening goodies ahead of the event.

WHAT IS MY EXPECTED INVOLVEMENT? 

The HackGames is truly an event experience like no other. As a player, you will be expected to watch the pre-recorded Kick-Off (30 mins), attend Day 1 (virtual - 2 hours) and Day 2 (virtual or in Melbourne - 6 hours)

An exclusive Slack channel will be open prior to Retail Week, but working on the problem statement before Day 1 is a strict no-no!

"I DON'T FEEL LIKE I CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE THEME"

Are you a team member, boss or employer? Well, without a doubt you possess the experience we are after.

You don't need specialised knowledge in workplace relations, mental wellness or talent retention. We are looking for "in the trenches" experience from the people truly impacted by the problem, aka you! 

TELL ME ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Don't stress, you won't need to write a Pulitzer Prize-worthy essay to land one of the sought-after spots in the final HackGames player list!

The application process is made up of 6 short discovery questions. Show us where your industry-related skills lie, what you're passionate about and your unique spark of genius.

Players will be notified shortly after applications close.

FREE STUFF?! WHAT'S IN THE HACKPACK?

In this increasingly virtual world, we really wanted to leave a lasting physical touch....in a non-creepy way! 

Your HackPack will be packed with cheeky treats, tools and resources designed to draw out your best and brightest ideas. 

You can take a sneak peek at last year's care pack
here!

WHO CAN APPLY TO PLAY?

Short answer, retail owners or employees.

The longer answer, we are looking for a diverse mix of pure-play, omnichannel and bricks and mortar retailers. 

Solution provider applications will be excluded. 

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DO I NEED TO BE TECHNICAL?

Absolutely not! We are looking for a diverse range of skills from all roles within the retail sphere! 

We only ask that you are an eager collaborator who enjoys sharing ideas and insight. 

Applications open to APAC'S leading retail trailblazers.

Players will kickstart the problem solving process virtually (2 hours).

Players will reconvene, either virtually or in-person, to refine and pitch their solutions (6 hours).

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Senior Business Operations & Retail Analyst

Head of Planning & Production

Head of Ecommerce & Omnichannel 

eCommerce Manager

Global Marketing Manager

Retail Optimisation Lead - Management Trainee

Digital & Performance Marketing

Director

Brand Manager

Supply Chain Analyst

Of teams are operating in an ‘unhealthy’ environment.

Whether you are a retail employee or business owner, one thing is for sure; in a matter of months, the way we work has changed forever. Our people have been stretched to the limit and a tectonic shift in priorities has led to what the experts have dubbed 'The Great Resignation'.

How can we innovate and evolve to successfully address mental wellness in the workplace - show our teams that we care beyond the usual lip service and tick box solutions? Moreover, how can we cultivate workplace cultures that proactively combat burnout and safeguard wellbeing?


HackGames 2022 is a call to arms for the future of work.

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You're a retail leader that is eager to contribute insights and experience to safeguard the future of our industry

You've grown tired of traditional networking and want to join a strong network of like-minded retail professionals.

You are passionate about finding new, innovative ways of working to make work more energising and efficient for your team. 

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Does this sound like you? Apply today

FEB 28 & MAR 03

VIRTUAL OR MEL, AU

2 HRS + 6 HRS

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The HackGames evolved from our desire to bring industry leaders and solution providers together to innovate and problem-solve for success. 

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Tap into the rich experience and expertise of our industry. 

Step outside of the ordinary and discover the extraordinary. 

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A masterclass in design thinking and cross-functional teams. 

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A place for uncensored conversation where retailers and providers unite.

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And no, you do not need to be 'techy' to play in the HackGames!

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COLLABORATE

COMPETE

NETWORK

LEARN

THE BASICS

The Great Resignation

TEAM SPONSORS

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ABOUT US

MI Academy is an award-winning team training and consultancy provider. 

We give retailers the confidence and capabilities needed to drive enhanced marketing performance, customer experience (CX), design thinking and organisational change.

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Could you idea change retail forever?

Applications close and we begin curating the player line-up.

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HACKGAMES DAY 1

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PREVIOUS PLAYERS

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TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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HackPack full of idea-awakening goodies. 

Over $10,000 in prizes.

Cocktails and networking. 

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WHAT IS A HYBRID EVENT?

Remember the good old days when we could see each other....in person?! Well, they're back! 

For the first time ever, several of the HackGames teams will be joining us LIVE from our HackHub in Melbourne. That means cocktails, lunch and a whole lot of elbow bumping. 

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WHY IT'S WORTH SOLVING

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