Nick Mann Rotageek

How Rotageek is re-inventing employee scheduling, with Nick Mann | Episode 007

Nick is the CTO of Rotageek, an employee rostering platform that uses automation to improve organisational efficiency.

Nick first started programming at the age of 7, when he received his very first computer.

By the age of 16, Nick got his first job as a software programmer within the automotive industry. There he learned the importance of agility and moving fast.

In the following years, Nick progressed to various software roles within both automotive and tourism.

In 2009 Nick co-founded Rotageek where he and his co-founder Chris, set their sights on improving workforce management, by utilising cutting-edge data-driven techniques.

Today, some of the worlds most respected companies are using the Rotageek platform to efficiently manage their staff and improve employee retention.

Episode Highlights:

  • Nick’s Backstory [1:46]
  • How Nick co-founded Rotageek with Chris McCullough, discovering a gap in the market and Rotageek’s evolution [3:09]
  • Rotageek’s client’s from the beginning to now [9:49]
  • Solving the problem of employee rostering, explaining how Rotageek solves the problem of employee roster management[11:58]
  • How does Rotageek manage fairness in rostering [16:04]
  • The existing staff rostering model and how automation software like Rotageek will impact existing models [17:35]
  • Where does Ai fit within employee scheduling and what does AI mean for this technology? [19:50]
  • Managing the data and the technical infrastructure [23:02]
  • Team innovation within Rotageek, how Nick manages and inspires innovation within the company [24:46]
  • The competitive landscape of employee scheduling and what makes Rotageek unique [30:22]
  • The future of Rotageek, what are their plans for markets and verticals? [32:30]
  • Nicks personal advice for success and innovation. [36:48]

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Additional Resources:

Rotageek’s Website:


Nick Mann: LinkedIn

Chris McCullough: LinkedIn

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Brad Krauskopf talks about the future of innovative workspaces

Driving team innovation through coworking, with Brad Krauskopf – Episode 003

Brad is one of the pioneer’s of the coworking movement.

The GFC of 2007 brought with it a rapidly changing workforce. Brad saw this disruption as an opportunity to provide a new type of customer-centric, agile and diverse co-working environment for not only freelancers and start-ups, but provide scalable solutions for the ever-changing corporate workforce.

Today he is the CEO of Hub Australia, providing, innovative workspace solutions to over 3000 members working in 20,000 square meters of premium office space.

Episode Highlights:

  • The coworking movement on the back of the GFC, the driving force of coworking [2:24]
  • The ‘Hub Australia’ story [5:03]
  • The corporate explosion in coworking, why large organisations are leveraging coworking environments [7:49]
  • The benefits that coworking has for teams [10:39]
  • The corporate strategy of coworking, responding to markets, leveraging a flexible workforce and the role of diversity [13:00]
  • Creativity and team culture strategy, the importance of mixing different people from different departments to encourage creativity [14:09]
  • Using coworking to test remote markets in an agile way [15:34]
  • Flexible terms in coworking enable agility and adaptability to evolving markets [16:26]
  • The disruption that coworking has caused to commercial real estate [17:08]
  • The changing workforce, millennials and the expectation of what work looks like today [18:29]
  • The future of coworking, landlords getting more involved, brands will evolve and provide hotel-like services. Virtual reality raises the bar. Mental health and wellness challenges in the future [20:07]
  • Personal strategies for success and innovation, being diverse, travelling, learning. innovation is an iterative process [22:36]

Additional Resources:

Hub Australia’s website:

Contact Brad: [email protected]

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