2015 Senior Practitioners' Event

Wicked Problems - Breaking silos: addressing complex problems that demand stakeholder engagement and collaboration

Auckland, Friday 30 October 2015

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Panel Discussion

New Zealand Inc as a Wicked Problem

  • Chris Mulcare, Director, Nu Capital Works
  • Matthew Simmons, Co-Founder, NYRIAD
  • Dr Ben McNeil, University of New South Wales

Speakers

Jane Strange, Director, Co-design Lab

Applying social labs to Wicked Problems

Jane strange is the Director of the Co-design Lab in Auckland. The Lab is a two year proof of concept aimed at exploring collective impact and design thinking methods and mindsets as a way to create radical, system level solutions to complex, sticky social problems. The lab shapes challenges that work across central and local government, community groups and the philanthropic sector and will be co-designing solutions with the community.collective impact and design thinking methods and mindsets as a way to create radical, system level solutions to complex, sticky social problems. The lab shapes challenges that work across central and local government, community groups and the philanthropic sector and will be co-designing solutions with the community.

Jane Strange - Tackling complex or wicked social problems with a design led approach.pdf

Shaun Hendy, Director, Te Pūnaha Matatini

Applying big data to address Wicked Problems

Professor Shaun Hendy is the Director of Te Pūnaha Matatini, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence hosted by the University of Auckland. Te Pūnaha Matatini is a national research network that uses methods from complex systems to solve problems for business and to develop better economic and environmental policies. Shaun teaches in both the Department of Physics and the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland.

Shaun tweets (@hendysh), blogs, and has a regular slot on Radio New Zealand Nights as physics correspondent. In 2012, Shaun was awarded the Callaghan Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize for his work as a science communicator. His first book, Get Off the Grass, co-authored with the late Sir Paul Callaghan, was published in 2013.

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Lexie Ribot, Digital Strategist, Isentia

Using social media to communicate a Wicked Problem

With over 10 years as a business marketing professional working for some of New Zealand’s most iconic media, entertainment and news brands across television and print, Lexie has assisted brands in navigating the evolving media landscape. At Isentia Two Social, she works with businesses to leverage the power of social media to create authentic and meaningful connections that inspire loyalty and ultimately increase their revenue.Isentia Two Social, she works with businesses to leverage the power of social media to create authentic and meaningful connections that inspire loyalty and ultimately increase their revenue.

Email Lexie Ribot on Lexie.Ribot@isentia.com for copy of white paper on 'You had me at hello: An exportation of digital video content production and distribution'.white paper on 'You had me at hello: An exportation of digital video content production and distribution'.

Lexie Ribot - Effectively Communicating Wicked Problems.pdf

Bryony Hilless, General Manager of Communications, Marketing and Stakeholder Engagement, Housing New Zealand

Case Study: Northern Glen Innes "Creating Communities"

Currently the General Manager of Communications, Marketing and Stakeholder Engagement at Housing New Zealand, Bryony has one of the most challenging corporate affairs roles in the country. Business as usual involves leading a team of 18 professionals to deliver on planned strategic and responsive communications, marketing and community engagement activity across the country. This involves working with over 500 identified stakeholders, 193,000 tenants living in 67,000 properties, 1200 employees, a Board of Directors and three shareholding Ministers and their offices. Bryony also has the executive responsibility to successfully manage the transfer of $1.3b worth of Housing New Zealand property and almost 8,000 tenants and associated services to the Tamaki Redevelopment Company, as mandated by Government, by 31 March 2016.

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Panel Discussion

Thought leaders talk about Wicked Problems

  • Andrew Hamilton, CEO, The ICEHOUSE
  • Leroy Beckett, Convenor, Generation Zero Auckland
  • Shamubeel Eaqub, Economist, author, commentator

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