Written on May 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm, by Carlos
“The Innovation Architect”, works with top multinationals on change
‘Will a super-connected world make us happier?’ (November 18, 3.40pm)
Michael Rennie is the Managing Partner of McKinsey and Company, Australia & New Zealand. He has 25 years experience at the leading edge of management innovation and for many years has been the Global leader of McKinsey’s Organisation Behaviour practice, which covers organisation performance including innovation.
He is known as an innovator inside McKinsey, for founding radical approaches to organisation performance which holistically integrate the deeply personal dimensions of awareness and meaning with the external performance drivers of structure, process and measurement.
Michael has honours degrees in law & economics, studied languages & history in Switzerland and has a Masters degree in Arts from Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Written on May 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm, by Carlos
USA, Partner IDEO, Professor Design Thinking at the d. School at Stanford University
‘Is this the death of education and the dawn of learning?’ (Nov. 16, 10.00am – 12.30pm)
Afternoon Master Class:
‘Principles of Design Thinking’ (Nov. 16, 2.00 – 5.00pm)
‘The principles of design thinking and the power of play’ (Nov. 18, 3.40pm)
Brendan Boyle, a Partner at IDEO, is passionate about promoting entrepreneurial thinking. Throughout his career, Brendan has invented and licensed more than 150 consumer products, specializing in the design of kid-centric goods, services, and experiences. His background and interests led him to start Skyline, a toy development company that was acquired by IDEO and ultimately became IDEO’s Toy Lab. He also co-authored The Klutz Book of Inventions.
Beyond IDEO, Brendan works as a consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (a.k.a. the d.school), where he teaches “From Play to Innovation,” a course he created, and was named the Knight Favorite Professor. He serves on the Board of the National Institute for Play, a non-profit committed to bringing the knowledge, practices, and benefits of play into public life. Brendan holds a Master’s Degree from the Joint Program for Design at Stanford University and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.
ABOUT THE MASTERCLASS:
Principles of Design Thinking
This class will give attendees exposure to the principles of design thinking. The core of IDEO’s methodology and it’s success has been through IDEO’s continued focus and development of design thinking. Brendan will conduct an interactive hands-on session illustrating these principles of innovation. The practice of design thinking employs a combination of needs, problems, insights, opportunities, and rapid prototyping in order to routinely innovate.
Written on May 3, 2011 at 12:15 am, by Carlos
World leading authority in the field of creative thinking, the inventor of Lateral Thinking
Afternoon Master Class: ‘Creative thinking and leadership’ (November 16, 9.30am – 12.30pm)
‘Creative thinking and leadership – the only way forward’ (November 18, 3.40pm)
Edward de Bono is regarded as the global leading authority in the field of creative and conceptual thinking. An MD, PHD and Rhodes Scholar, he has authored 72 books in 41 languages. His instruction in thinking has been sought by major corporations such as IBM, Microsoft, Shell, Prudential, GM, Ford, and Citicorp to name a few. His work is in use in thousands of schools worldwide, and mandatory on the curriculum in some countries.
He is the originator of the term ‘Lateral Thinking’ and the very popular “Six Thinking Hats” framework. Based on an understanding of how the brain works as a self-organising information system, Edward de Bono has designed specific thinking tools to maximize the creative process.
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