Session: 10 Types of Innovation
Ross is a passionate innovation leader with 30+ years of innovation leadership and product development experience focused on identifying, creating, and delivering compelling value.
Ross defines innovation as “the discipline of creating value". Throughout his career, he has helped many New Zealand and Australian businesses to achieve successful commercial outcomes through clear focused actions, practical execution, and robust innovation discipline.
He has led innovation and design efforts across a wide range of technologies and HVMS sectors that include medical, scientific, automotive, consumer, computer, electronic, security, refrigeration, marine, heating, juvenile, gaming, communication, furniture, retail, logistics, and vending.
Prior to moving into executive innovation leadership roles, Ross ran his own full-service product development consultancy in Australia for 10 years. Konstrukt was an early champion of diverse collaboration and the use of emerging digital design technologies that included advanced parametric CAD, digital visualisation, and 3D printing.
A creative strategic thinker, Ross has a passion for understanding new thinking around innovation practice and effectively adapting and applying that to help New Zealand businesses deliver profitable growth.