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Speakers at the Systems Thinking Summit

Ian Roderick | The Systems Thinking Summit

Ian started his career at the Building Research Establishment before joining Rank Xerox International where he eventually to headed-up long range forecasting and business modelling. Attracted by the new world of personal computing he co-founded a software development company that was bought outright by Sage plc in 2000 – leaving Ian free to pursue his interests in systems thinking, the environment and social justice.

Dr Bill Bellows | The Systems Thinking Summit

Bill is an Associate Fellow in the InThinking Network at United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne business unit in Canoga Park, California, where he is known for his efforts to provide insights to the advantages of thinking together, learning together, and working together.   Audiences for his classes have also reached after-school program in elementary schools, graduate students at Northwestern University, as well as corporate, university, and public classes across the United Kingdom.  Bill earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Dave Kerr | The Systems Thinking Summit

David spent 37 years within the Rail Industry, initially engaged in the technicalities of Signalling Systems, subsequently moving into various roles within Engineering management and organisational development. He became acquainted with the Deming management philosophy in 1993, ‘a life changing experience’. Subsequently he has focussed his career on the teaching, development & application of systemic thinking (particularly as advocated by Deming) to leadership & management. He has a particular interest & passion in the development & practical application of statistical thinking.

Professor Dave Snowden | The Systems Thinking Summit

Dave is the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making. He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.

Dr Emma Langman | The Systems Thinking Summit

Emma is the co-founder of Great Insiders, Change Magician at Progression Partnership and Visiting Fellow in Systems Engineering and Systems Learning and Leadership at the University of Bristol.Specialising in ‘Sticky Change’ Emma is a professional speaker and consultant.  This year she is giving talks and workshops including the SoftEd Fusion keynote in Australia, a Systems Thinking workshop at the IIBA conference in London, as well as talks in Luxembourg and Amsterdam.

Geoff Hunt | The Systems Thinking Summit

Geoff Hunt CEng FBCS CITP – Entertaining presenter who turns what can seem a very ‘dry’ subject into useful ideas to take away and use.

Julian Simcox | The Systems Thinking Summit

Julian began his career as a teacher of Social Education in one of inner London’s largest comprehensive schools (74-77) and then moved into Retail Management – initially in department store management, rising to GM and then as Franchise Manager for Clarks Shoes. He then led an organizational change programme to make Clarks Children’s Shoes “world class” (91-94) before starting his own independent consulting company. Julian’s primary interest these days is in the creation of insightful conversation/ dialogue involving those who have the potential for strategic leverage within their organisation as a system. He prefers to work simultaneously in disparate parts of one organisation, and at several levels at once – in this way he can make the most of any opportunity for systemic connection that arises. He starts by understanding people’s motivation for change, aiming to give them wings. He knows that people actually love change if they feel in-control of it.

Richard Veryard | The Systems Thinking Summit

Richard is a writer and teacher specializing in business architecture and systems thinking. His latest book is the Organizational Intelligence Primer (available from LeanPub), and he is currently writing a book on Business Architecture.