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Peter Jones is an associate professor of systemic design at OCAD University, Toronto where he teaches in the Strategic Foresight and Innovation and Design for Health MDes programs. He is a co-founder of the Systemic Design Association, and its RSD Symposia series. Peter continues collaborations with a worldwide community of leading scholars in systems thinking and service/system design, considered the systemic design field. Peter is research chair for the Flourishing Enterprise Institute, research community formed around sustainable business models and policy design. Peter leads innovation research in flourishing economies, cultural sustainability, healthcare system design, and complex social system design through OCAD University and his innovation research firm, the Redesign Network.

Peter has over 20 years of experience in designing complex systems and information products, and has worked in the forefront of interaction design and user experience across commercial, government, and academic sectors. He has designed leading informatics resources in scientific, legal, and medical practices, from concept research to market launch. He conducts ethnographic, foresight and experience design research to help people understand the impact of innovations that will impact these fields and change practice. Peter actively publishes peer-reviewed studies on project-based research to establish grounding between the practice and research communities. Peter frequently publishes papers, articles and books on systemic design; he is a knowledgeable expert on the topic.

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'Leading in complexity'

Today more than ever it’s necessary to effectively navigate complex and uncertain situations, and develop innovative solutions in the face of ambiguity and changing circumstances. Leading in complexity requires a deep understanding of the systems and networks that operate within the organisation’s context, as well as the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders. How to go beyond understanding the interrelationships between various parts of this ecosystem and identifying potential points of leverage to developing interventions that can have a transformative impact on the system as a whole? How to anticipate and respond to complex challenges in a way that is both innovative and strategic? This track can help you create more resilient systems that can better adapt to changing circumstances over time.

Saturday, September 16, 09:30 - 13:30 

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