A discussion and Q&A with

Patrick O'Riordan

Former Head of Innovation at ABI
Culture change through design thinking

Notes from the inside: Instilling a design thinking culture into business in order to fuel innovation. Patrick will share his views on the value of design, offering practical advice on activating ‘research in context’ to drive organic business growth.

Patrick O'Riordan

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 transformed the company culture to embrace design thinking while collaborating widely with design consultancies such as IIT Institute of Design, IDEO, Gravity Tank, and Doblin Monitor. Now based in Melbourne, he is injecting the same concepts throughout Lion Co. (formerly Lion Nathan National Foods).

Simon Griffiths

Co-Founder of Shebeen, Who Gives A Crap, and Ripple
Designing sustainable capitalism in business

Translating ‘doing good’ into business. Simon will discuss a new breed of business that he calls ‘consumer-driven philanthropy’—where philanthropic opportunity in consumerism is exploited to create meaningful value.

Simon Griffiths

Simon is an economist, engineer, social business leader, one of Melbourne’s Most Influential People, and a shortlist for Young Australian of the Year. His 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.


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