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Maureen Thurston

Future Ready, by Design

In the storm of disruptive forces impacting businesses – especially professional service firms – Maureen will explore how to prepare for a future that is yet unwritten.

Following her 4P designing for growth framework: People, Place, Process, and Purpose she will share stories of what works (and doesn’t) as companies struggle and strive to create new value for clients.

If you are in a professional services firm you need to hear Maureen’s stories of transformation, why it was necessary and the potential consequences if action had not been taken by the firms’ leaders.

Maureen is Global Director, Design to Innovate at consulting engineering firm, Aurecon. She is an industrial designer, educator, entrepreneur and author who champions the practice of design thinking to uncover new business opportunities. She is also an Adjunct Professor at UTS.

She joined Aurecon in 2016 after helping transform Deloitte from a traditional accounting firm to an award-winning innovator.

Maureen Thurston
Feb 21, 2017
Future Ready, by Design
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