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2016 DESIGN AS STRATEGY FORUM KEYNOTES ONLINE

SESSION ONE: PLACE AS AN OBJECT OF DESIGN

PROF. IAN HARPER, SENIOR ADVISOR, DELOITTE ACCESS ECONOMICS
Ian is one of Australia’s best-known economists. He is a Member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a Senior Advisor to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, prior to which he was a Partner with Deloitte Access Economics. Ian chaired Australia’s Competition Policy Review and served as inaugural Chairman of the Australian Fair Pay Commission. Among other respected roles, Ian is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne.



ALI GREHAN, DUBLIN CITY ARCHITECT
Ali’s expertise is in large-scale urban regeneration, housing and infrastructure projects. She also plays a critical role in developing policy and strategy in relation to the civic realm and the development of social, community and cultural infrastructure. Prior to becoming Dublin City Architect, Ali was Chief Architect with Ballymun Regeneration, one of the most innovative and transformative regeneration projects in Europe, which encompassed the full spectrum of development for a sustainable town for 30,000 people.

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SESSION TWO: PRODUCT AS AN OBJECT OF DESIGN

STUART ANDERSON, CO-FOUNDER, FLOW™ HIVE
Stuart Anderson is the co-inventor of the revolutionary beekeeping invention, which took a lifelong love of bees and a decade of tinkering in a shed with his son, Cedar, to create. Flow™ Hive has established itself as a true Australian innovation, developing the most significant advances in beekeeping in over 150 years and running one of the most successful crowd-funding campaigns to date. His story of innovation in design and business, while not without its challenges, will inspire all.



SESSION THREE: SOCIETY AS AN OBJECT OF DESIGN

DR. JAN OWEN, CEO, FOUNDATION FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS
Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia’s youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. Jan received the Doctor of Letters from the University of Sydney and was awarded membership to the Order of Australia. She is a celebrated author and her lifelong mission is to unleash the potential of young people to lead positive change in the world.



SESSION FOUR: BUSINESS AS AN OBJECT OF DESIGN

DR. SAM BUCOLO, PROFESSOR OF DESIGN INNOVATION, UTS
Sam was one of the original founders of the term ‘design led innovation’, based on his work in getting firms to shift their focus from technology-led innovation models. At UTS, Sam helps Australian businesses grow through design-led innovation, while ensuring university programs evolve to match this structural industry shift. He has worked with a range of industry partners and led many government initiatives on embedding design-led innovation.

WING COMMANDER JEROME REID, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
Jerome is an Air Force Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and brings his vast experience and expertise into Plan Jericho, the Chief of Air Force’s seminal capability transformational project. Jerome’s role in Jericho is to design and deliver the RAAF’s innovation capability through ‘Air Force by Design’, as well as to disrupt how the RAAF acquires and sustains capability.

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SESSION FIVE: STRATEGY AS AN OBJECT OF DESIGN - PANEL DISCUSSION

SUE KENCH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE PARTNER AUSTRALIA, KING & WOOD MALLESONS
As Chief Executive Partner, Australia for King & Wood Mallesons, Sue is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, leadership of the firm. Central to that role is ensuring that the service the firm delivers is of real value to clients. As a member of the firm’s four person Global Executive Committee, Sue is also responsible for driving global integration and extending and deepening the firm’s international footprint in key growth markets.

JEREMY WALKER, DIRECTOR/FOUNDER, CRAIG WALKER
Jeremy is one half of the new design and innovation studio Craig Walker. Prior to this he held roles as the Director of Human Centered Design at IAG and Director of Customer Centered Design for Westpac. His previous clients include Aviva, Experian, the BBC, Proctor & Gamble, the NHS, Faber & Faber and Orange France Telecom. He has a deep passion for generating an understanding of design, creating capability and delivering transformation for organisations seeking to improve service experiences.

JACQUI JORDAN, STRATEGIC OPTIONS LEAD, SUNCORP GROUP
For over ten years Jacqui has been utilising principles and tools of design in business and customer strategy development. Jacqui is currently a Strategic Options Lead at Suncorp, learning about the application of design methods in the context of strategic innovation.

PROF. ROY GREEN, DEAN, UTS BUSINESS SCHOOL
Roy holds a Doctorate from the University of Cambridge and has worked in universities, business and government in Australia and overseas. Roy is widely published in the areas of innovation policy and management and has undertaken projects with the OECD and European Commission. He chaired the Government’s Innovative Regions Centre and CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council, has served on the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce and as an expert adviser to the Senate Innovation System inquiry.

LYNETTE NIXON, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC DESIGN, PwC AUSTRALIA
As Director of Strategic Design at PwC Australia, Lynette works alongside her clients to solve their most important people problems. She works across industry and is committed to building design capability in organisations so they can unlock the creativity and passion of their people and customers.