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Business Innovation by Design


Thursday, 25 July 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST)

Business Innovation by Design

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Umair Haque coined the term "thick value" - authentic, meaningful, sustainable value. Nearly everyone expects business to be doing more and behaving better, yet less than a third of us think that this is actually happening.

This is where Studio Thick comes in.

Twenty-first century capitalism is about purpose; where organisations create sustainable and meaningful value that makes people's lives better. There is great opportunity to leverage design thinking and emerging technology to adapt quickly, innovate products and services, and design a great, prosperous future.


What does all this have to do with you, you ask? Well, if you're part of a business or organisation and you care about doing good, then this absolutely has to do with you. 

At this event, we open a discussion with two agents of change who have proved that designing a better business is possible. Patrick O'Riordan and Simon Griffiths take the stage and share their experiences in the world of practical innovation. There will be a Q & A session after the talk.


Patrick O'Riordan, Head of Innovation

Patrick is an internationally respected thought leader with global expertise in innovation. In his time at Anheuser-Busch InBev (one of the world's top five consumer goods manufacturers) he inspired a culture of innovation and design thinking while collaborating widely with design consultancies such as IIT Institute of Design, Gravity Talk, IDEO, and Doblin Monitor. Now based in Melbourne, he is injecting the same concepts throughout Lion Co. (formerly Lion Nathan National Foods). Patrick will share his views on the value of design, offering practical advice on activating 'research in context' to drive organic business growth.


 Simon Griffiths, Social Entrepreneur

Economist, engineer, social business leader, one of Melbourne’s Most Influential People, and a shortlist for Young Australian of the Year, Simon’s innovative approach disrupts existing business models around everyday habits such as searching for online content, having a beer, or even going to the toilet. Through the successful launches of Ripple, Shebeen, and Who Gives A Crap, he has continually demonstrated that new models of philanthropic opportunity can be created as an alternative to traditional consumerism. Simon will discuss a new breed of business that he calls 'consumer-driven philanthropy'.


This event is FREE OF CHARGE. Doors open at 6 pm to start at 6.30 pm.

Come early to mingle, chat with the speakers and have a drink or two with us! 

Tweet your questions and comments during the event! If your question doesn't get answered during this event, we'll save it for our next speaker at the next Thick event. #ThickQnA

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36 Manchester Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Thursday, 25 July 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST)

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We work with progressive companies who understand the need to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world. We are a strategic design consultancy; innovating business models, products, and services.

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