Head of Accelerator, TAL
Dan Canham currently heads the innovation accelerator at TAL. TAL’s flagship accelerator program brings cross functional teams together to fast-track ideas to market using Human Centred Design, Agile Delivery and extensive testing with customers through TAL’s experience lab.
Dan is also a part-time Instructor at General Assembly and has 17 years’ commercial experience. Prior to joining TAL, Dan was Head of Brand at Samsung Electronics Australia. During this tenure Dan lived in South Korea for a year and worked in the Samsung Global Marketing and Innovation Centre, leading global brand strategy and marketing innovation projects. After five years with Samsung, Dan joined the Beanstalk Factory – an innovation consultancy firm that helps large organisations innovate. Dan also worked briefly as an intrapreneur at IAG, responsible for launching new innovative and disruptive products. Across 2015-2017, Dan founded a non-for-profit, purpose driven, online community encouraging men to tell their stories, connect and give advice to other men who have lost loved ones. In 2019, Dan launched HYPE U–a venture aimed at ‘Helping Young People Embrace Uncertainty’. Dan has an MBA from MGSM, Bachelor of Business from CSU.