Barry O'Reilly

Founder and CEO of ExecCamp

Wed 24 May, 2017, 12:15

Designing for Business Evolution

To evolve businesses, leverage technology and exceed customer expectations organisations need more than a leap of faith. They need to design for it. Barry O'Reilly, an entrepreneur, business advisor and author, will share how he is using design thinking, lean and agile practices and principles to help organisations design their future business for continuous evolution by becoming experimental by design.

Classically designers use methods like customer journey mapping and product screen flows to solve complex challenges or problems but all the principles and methods are just as relevant when designing processes, discovering how to align teams of people and create performance managements systems.  The problem is that the majority of 'designers' are taught in a product context and fail to realise that they can actually have very valuable input, insights and skills to apply these methodologies when designing the systems of work that run and operating the entire organisation.

In the talk Barry will showcase through case studies from organisations he is working with that realise the value of design and designers. They understand that design isn't just about user interfaces and pixels—it influences everything. Barry will share concrete tools and tactics that drive culture change, business performance and challenge designers to rethink the role they can play in creating high performance organisations.

About Barry O'Reilly

Barry O’Reilly works with business leaders and teams from global organisations that seek not to fear the future but invent it. He has been an entrepreneur, employee and consultant. After several startups, his focus shifted towards the enterprise where he has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organisational design and culture transformation.

He is the author of Unlearn, and a co-author of the international best-seller Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organization Innovate At Scale, included in the Eric Ries Lean Series, and a Harvard Business Review must read for CEO’s and business leaders. He is an internationally sought after speaker and frequent writer for The Economist, Strategy+Business and Sloan MIT.

Barry is Founder and CEO of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives, and management consultancy Antennae.

His mission is to help technology-led businesses innovate at scale.

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