Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

The Evolution of Leadership

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Dr. Paddy Miller is a Professor based in Barcelona, Spain at IESE Business School, University of Navarra and he is also co-author of ‘The Innovation Architect” which focuses on the leadership of innovation in organisation.There is a lot of hype about the potential of innovation given the inter-connectivity of individuals and companies.In this presentation, Dr Paddy Miller focuses on four surprising insights on driving innovation that have been revealed through working with businesses that should have mastered most of the challenges of innovation on a global scale. Paddy Miller is not going to tell you how to innovate – he’s not interested in that. What he’s interested in is Innovation Architects. People who CREATE SPACE for innovation. Just being a good innovator isn’t enough.
Similarly, being a DOER without first being a THINKER isn’t enough. Is your organisation screaming “READY, FIRE, AIM”?

Take some advice from Paddy Miller… See excerpt from his Ci2011 keynote below.
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A number of speakers for Ci2012 are interested in additional engagements during their stay in Australia which may include keynote speeches, workshops, breakfast, lunch and dinner sessions with boards, leadership teams and clients etc.

Enquiries and bookings for any speakers may be emailed to with proposed date, time, location and purpose of event. There is limited availability so please ACT quickly to secure time with one of these leading thinkers and innovators.


"Without a doubt the best conference in Australia with a delightful mix of creativity and big thinking bringing together an eclectic group of industry, community and education leaders. Once again, I’ve come away enthused by new ideas, more aware of future trends, and heartened by the kindness of humanity. We all have a role to play and it should be a collective one." Kerry Anderson, Founder of Operation Next Gen

"Conferences are boring. Creative Innovation is more like a rodeo for ideas, and you are guaranteed to leave wanting to make the world better for everyone." Andrew Despi, A.kin

"Kudos to Tania for organising the the 2019 CI Conference in Melbourne - it is the best I have attended so far. All the speakers and sessions were very well-planned. I have attended many conferences and this is the first I did not have the 'luxury' to skip any sessions. Your effort in this space has truly made Melbourne a global innovation and entrepreneurship hub." Danny Ong, Deakin University

"I wanted to pass along how incredible I thought Creative Innovation was and how much your passion for life and for humanity was inspiring to all of us. It was a privilege to be included and one that I am very grateful for." John Pickering, Chief Behavioural Scientist

"Creative Innovation is a transformational platform built by changemakers for changemakers. It is an educational adventure showcasing the forefront of ideas internationally." Melissa Warner, Ci2019 Scholarship Winner & Education Officer, Mind Medicine Australia

"Creative Innovation 2019 was one of the most well-organised events I’ve ever taken part in. From beginning to the end, every detail had been planned through and taken care of. Secondly, are the production values. As a result, it was possible to attend all the sessions without suffering conference burn-out, happy in the knowledge that the next piece of content was guaranteed to delight and challenge the senses." Richard Claydon (Singapore)

"Well done on another successful Ci conference. Your energy, passion and sheer determination to ensure the conference delegates get a fantastic experience is admirable." VP People & Global Capability | P&GC, Woodside Energy


There are a host of incredible opportunities to partner with us on this world class innovation event. If you are interested in becoming a partner or creative collaborator for the upcoming conference, please contact:

Tania de Jong AM // Founder and Executive Producer
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Alrick Pagnon
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“Remarkable, mind blowing, brilliantly choreographed – easily the best conference ever and I’ve been to plenty. Truly wonderful and amazing.”

Jim Grant, Partner, Dattner Grant

“Thank you for a challenging and rewarding couple of days. The quality of the team you had at the conference was extraordinary! These events will change people and thereby the world.”

Craig Carolan, Director Private Wealth, ANZ

“I came to learn – I came away inspired! Best conference ever.”

Paul Duldig, University of Melbourne