Designer and Business Developer
Paul is a designer and business developer with diverse international experience spanning six continents,
Educated in Industrial Design and Engineering, Paul’s career began in 1971 as a product design trainee and progressed to corporate design, marketing and management roles at Simpson (Electrolux) and Caroma before founding a number of Product Development consultancies with offices in Adelaide, Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur .
In 2004 Paul turned his attention to a global health and safety problem. The design solution was Protect-it Column guards which is now sold in over 60 countries and made in South Australia.
Paul’s achievements include multiple Australian Good Design Awards over five decades and multiple international patents in diverse categories.
Throughout his career Paul has consistently championed the unique social, environmental and economic value of the Design-intensive Economy.
Quinn Chow is a design leader obsessed with creating new value for customers, and growing new businesses to serve them.
Quinn is currently Design Principal at AMP. There, he is helping the company transform from offering services based on its financial products, to services based on the goals its customers want to achieve. He is accomplishing this through leading design strategy and service design, the embedding of human-centred design capability across the organisation, and dogged determination.
Over the last 20 years, Quinn has consulted on business design in Australia, tech startups in California and France, and consumer product design in China.
Tobias Degsell is the founder and CEO of COMBINER. Before becoming an entrepreneur Mr. Degsell worked as many years a curator at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2010 he began travelling the world preaching the power and magnitude of creativity. Today he helps companies and organisations all over the world to think and act new. Ideas are easy. Execution is everything. It takes a team to win.
Global Director, Design to Innovate – Aurecon
Maureen works at the intersection between business strategy, creativity and culture, leveraging design as an asset and an instrument to help: imagine what’s possible, invent new value and ignite an enterprising spirit across a firm.
I have the good fortune to be working with an enlightened executive that believe, as I do, that design fuels innovation and growth. So with a mandate to liberate creativity and cultivate change I’m embedding design as a capability to capture and convey new value [and having a ton of fun in the process].
Over my 30+ year career, I’ve watched creativity and imagination suffocated by bureaucratic, process-driven mandates that keep people – and their organisations – from achieving their full potential.
Stephanie Little is a founding partner of Chenchow Little Architects based in Sydney, Australia. She graduated in Architecture from the University of NSW with honours in 1994. Chenchow Little have received many awards for their work including the Australian Institute of Architects National Robin Boyd Award (2009), the NSW Aaron Bolot Award (2012) and the Houses Awards Australian House of the Year (2016). The work of the practice has attracted strong interest from leading international and local publications and has been exhibited worldwide. Architecture Record (USA) selected Chenchow Little as one of ten international firms for their Design Vanguard issue 2010.
Srini Srinivasan is a highly accomplished entrepreneur in creative design and technology development, investment and M&A, with over 25 years of work experience in the Silicon Valley, United States and India.
Presently, Srini is the President-Elect of World Design Organization (formerly Icsid). He is also the Chairman & CEO of LUMIUM DESIGN, Inc., a Silicon Valley based, world class, award-winning product Design Company that has developed products in the Consumer Electronics, Medical, Industrial Goods, Security and Surveillance domains. Lumium has a design studio in Santa Clara, (USA), Ahmedabad & Mumbai (India) and in Tokyo, Japan to execute creative design projects for global clients.
CUBESTACK DESIGN is a separate division of LUMIIUM that focuses exclusively on UX Design, Branding, Digital Marketing and UI development for enterprise mobility, big data, Wearable, and IoT devices. Srini specializes in Design & Technology and provides Design Leadership and technical management to a highly talented and multi disciplined teams across global locations.
SOCRADAMUS Venture Partners is an early-stage ‘managed’ venture advisory firm that invests and nurtures high-tech innovations from passionate start-ups. It is sector agnostic and would like to see ideas take shape in the field of AI, IoT, AR/VR and Block chain. Srini is the Founder & Managing Partner @ SVP.
Srini has been on several public speaking engagements across the globe on Innovation & Design topics such as “Mobility in Mega Cities” “Impact of UX in day to day life”, “What can design do for business”; “Designing New Cities”; “Global Trends in Design” “innovation in Urban Design” for WDO events.
Trained in industrial design, Luke is inspired by creative problem solving and the positive impact design can make to businesses and people.
With 20 years industry experience he thrives on working with design teams and clients, where he can apply his has problem solving skills and design knowledge.
Having worked as design and production lead, his focus is now on aligning design strategy and enabling development teams to deliver great results.
He has lead the development of multiple award winning design programs for local Australian companies.
Fred Holt joined 3XN in 2010 following his work on a variety of projects while working in NYC and London. Fred has experience in a wide range of phases from design and programming through documentation. However, Fred’s primary focus is in the front end of projects focusing on the design and then carrying the design through detail development. Based on his experience through a variety building typologies, Fred brings a level of expertise to projects that have a proper balance between design and “know-how.” While at 3XN, Fred has been designing, developing and managing projects ranging from a Museum and Learning Center in Moscow to Mixed-use towers in Sweden and India, as well as the new headquarters for the IOC in Lausanne.
Most recently, Fred has fulfilled a similar role for a 200m tall, commercial tower at the edge of the CBD and Quay Quarter districts of Sydney. Fred was designing and managing the Quay Quarter Tower competition team; and upon winning, has acted as project architect and Partner in Charge through the development of the tower and key phases leading up to the design application submittal for the City of Sydney and through design development, focusing closely on the design aspects of the project. Fred is heading 3XN Australia and overseeing a wide range of projects in the country, including the new Sydney Fish Market.
Chair of the Jury Panel
Celina Clarke is a Melbourne based Industrial Designer who co-founded ISM Objects in 1990. She has a passion for contemporary design and architecture and has a keen interest in lighting space.
Her folio of design work includes packaging, furniture and home-wares but over the past 15 years she has specialized in luminaire design.
Together with Simon Christopher, their designs have won many awards and their work has been exhibited widely including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Their design partnership successfully spans more than 20 years.
Celina continues to develop designs for ISM and has a particular interest in materials and manufacturing. She enjoys the detailed design process of getting products to market and she has particularly enjoyed working with the Sparks designers.