Meet the Team: Sharyn

We’re highlighting our business’ strongest asset: our wonderful team!

Here at the Canberra Innovation Network, we are passionate about innovation and are here to help you make an impact and change the world. Our team is full of clever, connected and creative people and we’re excited to introduce you to the Chief Operating Officer, Sharyn Smith.

Explain what you do at CBRIN in 25 words or less.
I keep a low profile and make sure the wheels keep turning at CBRIN. It lets the stars of our team and the entrepreneurs of Canberra shine brightly and do their thing!

Tell us about what you are working on at the moment.
It’s the end of financial year, so all the fun that goes with that is my highest priority at the moment. I’m always working on making sure the CBRIN team go well.

Who or what inspires you?
The amazing people that walk through our doors each day. Without their ideas, innovations and motivation we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

What’s your favourite book or podcast?
The podcast – Conning the Con.

What are you most passionate about?
Family & friends. Being with them, seeing them happy and thriving is the greatest gift.

If you could dis-invent one thing, what would it be and why?
Sensationalistic journalism – they thrive on terrible news and not the positives that we are surrounded by and can be found every day.

Drink of choice? 
Lactose-free flat white

What do you work towards in your free time?
I love to learn in all different ways – through reading, doing or observing.

What’s the coolest innovation you’ve read or heard about lately?
I love the technology that Prism Neuro has developed. With a house full of AFL fanatics who have had & continue to get their fair share of knocks on the field, what the Prism team are working towards is simply amazing and will be life-changing for many people.

What is something that never fails to make you smile?
Harvey the Staffy

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Mare of Easttown

Tell us something interesting about yourself that we may not know.
I was a pretty good target pistol shooter in my day.

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?

Thanks, Sharyn! You can connect with Sharyn on LinkedIn or find her at our monthly networking event First Wednesday Connect.