I am passionate about humanity and the power of design to find creative pathways towards a more abundant, resilient and equitable future. I am particularly interested in what it means to be human in this time of rapid change and shift.
NewCo—Melbourne, November 2017 A platform to learn from founders and top executives who share their knowledge from the inside. Huddle will be hosting the event in their new office space on the 23rd of November with Melis imparting What it takes to make impact: the hidden commitments.
Service Design Days—Barcelona, October 2017 Melis is speaking about The realities and shadows of human centred organisations. This year’s event showcases How to put design at the heart of your organisation and stay relevant and connected in a fierce business landscape.
The Business Romantic 2017 Oz Tour—Melbourne, March 2017 The dark side of entrepreneurship. A unique one day conference exploring the radical humanisation of the workplace.
SXSW 2017 Conference—Austin, TX March 2017 This Human: The person designing for other people. A human-centric approach to focussing on people who are determined to have impact with their work and what it means to be human in this time of rapid change and shift.
A Vision for Australia: Global Access Partners Annual Economic Summits—Sydney, NSW Parliament House. A series of Annual Economic Summits, held in September, hosted by Global Access Partners to incite discussion and “foster outcome-based engagement on key issues of value to Australia.”. Melis is an advisory board member and has participated in the following summits:
2017 Summit—Hidden Giants: The Future of Australia’s Midsize Business
2016 Summit—Spaces of Australian Innovation. Melis spoke on the topic of mindsets conducive to innovation and creativity and shares her experience here.
2015 Summit—The Future of Jobs
Australia Post PEAK 2015 Panel Discussion—Melbourne, May 2015 Embracing digital and new ways of thinking. Senior Leadership and Development program discussion about design thinking and digital disruption.
Design to Align: Intersection’15 Conference—Berlin, April 2015 Transforming a Product-Centric firm into a Customer & Design-Led Services Firm.
It’s not until we start challenging some of the fundamental assumptions that set up how we live our lives, that we can actually unlock spaces of opportunity that would otherwise not be available to us.
Melis is a frequent guest on The Huddle Show, Huddle’s podcast that encompasses dialogue around all facets of design, human-centricity, meaningful work, humanity, impact, disruption and possibility. Melis has featured in several episodes in conversation around Design Sensibilities, Mastering the Future, The Meaning of Work, Leading Human Centricity, What is Human-Centred Design?, Key Mindsets for Innovation to name a few…Listen here.
If you are interested in booking Melis for any speaking engagements or events please contact her here and she will have her Producer, Annie Clarke, be in touch to discuss the finer details.
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