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Roberto Verganti – Creating Breakthrough Opportunities

Roberto Verganti is recognised as one of the world’s leading thinkers in how businesses can harness design and vision to drive strategy, technology management and innovation.

Hosted by Callaghan Innovation, Roberto will be holding seminars and workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on 14-18 October where he will share his ideas and methods with New Zealand business leaders and innovators. Two events are planned for each city:

Overcrowded – Designing Meaningful Products in a World Awash with Ideas
This two-hour morning presentation will inspire and provoke discussions on how to build value in a world where ideas are abundant, but novel visions are rare.

Learn to Create and Capture Game Changing Opportunities
This interactive four hour afternoon seminar introduces the framework and process for ‘Designing Breakthrough Visions’. At this seminar you’ll work with others to explore methods of designing and executing breakthrough visions through case studies. You will also get access to helpful resources during and after the workshop.

About Roberto Verganti

Roberto Verganti is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches in the School of Management and the School of Design, and directs ‘Made In Lab’, the laboratory on the Management of Design and Innovation.

Roberto’s research focuses on how leaders and organisations create innovations that people love. He explores how to generate radically new visions, and make those visions come real. His studies lie at the intersection between strategy, design and technology management.

Roberto is the author of “Design-Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating what Things Mean”, and more than 150 articles. He and his team have served as advisors to executives and senior managers at a wide variety of manufacturing and service firms including Ferrari, Ducati, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Gucci, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Microsoft, IBM, Vodafone, Whirlpool, Nestlè, L’Oréal, ABB, Bausch&Lomb, Prysmian, Tetrapak, ARUP, and SKY NewsCorp. Roberto has also helped national and regional governments around the world to conceive design and innovation policies.

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Wellington – Monday 17 October

Overcrowded – Designing Meaningful Products in a World Awash with Ideas
Mac’s Function Centre, Taranaki Street Wharf, Corner Cable & Taranaki Streets
$80 including GST
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Oct 17
8:30 am - 11:20 am
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