// This is a session at Innov8rs Sydney, 25-27 September 2018

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Mastering Business Ambiguity: What does it mean to be a Design Pioneer?

In this session, Michael will discuss advancements in the field of design strategy and the recently announced Good Design Australia and Business Models Inc partnership to launch the Design Pioneer Fellowship Program. Participants will then be immersed in an exploration of the future, using some of the tools and skills needed to help teams (and cultures) navigate the strategic shifts shaping our future.

Michael will cover several well-known design tools, meant to help teams create concrete visions and strategies to reach those visions, as well as an interesting case study to demonstrate how leaders can scale shifts beyond one team, such that they become rallying cries for the entire company.

Michael Eales

Partner at Business Models Inc.

Michael is a strategy designer and producer. He leads the Australian offices of Business Models Inc, a global design company on strategy and innovation. Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the development of business models and managing the design of strategy for large, multinational corporations, government organisations, NGOs and startups. This work incorporates supporting the commercialisation of intellectual property and the development of disruptive new business models for organisations such as Cisco and the Australia Defence Force. He is on CSIRO’s Innovation Program Delivery panel and has a strong presence across University and Industry accelerator and incubator programs. Business Models Inc was awarded the inaugural Design Pioneer Award from Good Design Australia in 2017.