TOPIC: DAMNED IF YOU DON’T – what will happen if your organisation doesn’t have a plan to keep up with changes in automation.
Simon Townsend is a Design Thinking professional who specialises in Human Capital. From C-Suite strategy definition to “in the trenches” delivery, Simon draws on almost a decade of innovation management experience to help organisations create change that people accept.
Simon has helped HR and Procurement teams, from many renowned multinational corporations, develop their innovation strategies and craft the user experiences required to make them effective.
With his eye on the long-term future of business, Simon demystifies technological advances and social media strategies to provide simple to implement approaches to recruitment processes and talent sourcing.
Focusing on the human element of innovation, Simon is a strong believer that everyone can help define and sculpt the future and he works to develop teams using tested Design Thinking techniques.
Simon is a well-respected technologist who is a member of the Sydney Digital Disruption Research Group and spent 2 years assessing startups for inclusion in the TalentTech Labs incubator based out of New York.
In his time as Innovation Manager for Deloitte, and Chief Innovation Officer APAC for Allegis Global Solutions, Simon honed his Design Thinking skills and he has trained one on one with Professors from Insead, Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Simon is based in Sydney, Australia and is a speaker in Sydney 10th May