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FutureMakers: Creating the Future of Design and Manufacturing


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How can you innovate and win in the fast changing world of manufacturing? Inspiring and insightful, over three days, we help your leadership team explore and define their future. For more information contact

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FutureMakers: Creating the Future of Design and Manufacturing

  1. 1. futuremakersTMAn accelerated innovation experience for business leadersexploring the big issues,new ideas, and lead practicesshaping the future of manufacturing … and how you can win.
  2. 2. “FutureMakers” is a global insight and innovationproject to develop the next generation of “makers” …From Corning to Shapeways, SpaceX to Tata… throughmany to many ecosystems, local modular builds andadvanced 3D printing, plug and play to embeddedknowledge, sustainable and on demand… what is thefuture of manufacturing, and for your business?Exploring both physical and digital retail formats, webring new insights and ideas, stimulus and surprisefrom retailers, and related experiences around theworld. Fast and creative, we encourage you toparticipate with peers in your local market, to explorethe possible futures through collaborativedevelopment.Of course, your business can get an advantage byshaping the future of making … understanding it betterthan your competitors, thinking bigger and smarter,and implementing your best ideas better and faster.Futureworld:how makers are changing,the visionaries, innovators, and market makersGamechange: new concepts, harnessingtechnology and business models creativelyBetterplace: a new vision for retailing locallyand globally, practical, profitable.Highly interactive, collaborative,innovation workshop forsenior executives.Ideally over 3 days to enable timefor exploration, application, andfuture vision, possible strategiesand innovative thinking.But also available in shorterworkshop formats.
  3. 3. Embraer. Brazilian executive jetswinning by their business model.Space X. Commercial space travel witha focus on replacing NASA.Tesla. Faster, sexier than a Ferrari, witha carbon-free 1000 km fuel cell.Tata. India’s industrial power, fromTetley Tea to Range RoversSyngenta. Creating the world’s futurefoods, through biosciences.Shapeways. The future of 3D printingjust got accessible to everyone.Essilor. Low-cost, premium glassesproduction from France.Local Motors. Personalised cardesigns, everyone made to order.Dyson. From bagless cleaners todouble tub washing and bladeless fansDP World. Dubai’s deep water portsprovides a logistics hub in the sand.Corning. The future is glass, with aninspiring vision of making life better.BASF. Germany’s “chemical company”fuses industry and life sciences.
  4. 4. .“Futureproof" your business, bringing together your top teamfor three inspiring days. Challenging and provocative,stretching and enlightened …Re-think your direction, re-focus your priorities, re-energiseyour leaders, your strategy and business.1. Futureworld. How has your world changed? What are thenew customer priorities? Who are the new thinkers andinnovators? Where are the best opportunities?2. Gamechange. How can you shape your markets, changethe game? What does it mean for your business directionand structures? How could you work smarter, do more,better?3. Betterplace. Where should you innovate to grow? Howshould you invest your capital, and reduce costs? What arethe imperatives for change, and what difference will itmake?
  5. 5. “FutureMakers” is part of the “Gamechangers”project exploring the future of business .Thecollaborative workshop is developed andfacilitated by business innovation expertPeter Fisk and local colleagues.It is ideally a three-day team-based experience enablingtime for exploration, application and development .Each participant receives a post-workshop “Future Map”that brings together the best ideas explored, and thatyou developed for the future of your business.… a better starting point for a new vision,business strategies and innovation..This is a customised version of the“FastFutures” business innovation experiencewhich is used with senior executives across all sectors asa fast and inspirational three days in which leadersrethink, refocus and reenergise their business direction.© GeniusWorks 2013
  6. 6. How are you embracing the new consumer agenda,the changing needs and aspirationsof your target audiences?+geniusWe combine big trendswith specific insights …Exploring what mattersmost to your consumersin today’s post-crisisuncertain world.© GeniusWorks 2013
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  8. 8. As the world changes, how are you changing?How will you embrace the power shifts, mindset flips,technological impacts, consumer expectations,and changing rules of the business world?© GeniusWorks 2013
  9. 9. How will you embrace the best new ideas andnext practices which you see all around youin the changing business world?© GeniusWorks 2013
  10. 10. gamechange© GeniusWorksFor discussion 14 June 2012betterplaceFutureBackMaking sense of all theexisting research tocluster, stretch andchallenge the insights ,toexplore new spaces andnew language.ParallelWorldsMarketDisruptorsIdeasFusionLearning from similarmarkets (sectors,segments, geographies)to explore customerbehaviour and new ideasand applications.Definition of all the realand assumed “rules” offor consumers andbrands, then creatively“break” each of the rulesand explore alternatives.Collating the many ideasgenerated, clusteringthem into themes andbigger ideas ashypothesis-basedproblem solving.ValuePropositionsInspiringVisionStrategicHorizonsArticulating options forvalue propositions basedon consumer insight andcompetitive positioning,articulating key benefitsand potential pricing.Working “future back” toarticulate a vision for thebrand, how it makespeoples’ lives and worldbetter, and how it shapesthe market and mindset.Mapping the strategicpathway with keymoments towards thevision, defining what willbe delivered by when,and the business impact.ContextFramingReframing issues andideas in new contexts inorder to enable richersolutions. Defining thecontexts based on newenablers and energisersCreativeNarrativesUsing “pyramid logic” toarticulate themes andmessages from aconsumer perspective,making the brand idearelevant and compelling.ActionplanningDesignDirectionBrandPlatformMapping the key workstreams against thehorizons in order todeliver the brandpractically in a way thatworks from outside in.Translating the brandconcept into iconicsymbols, colours, motifs,words, language andexperiences to inform allaspects of brand design.Developing a number ofstrategic concepts andthemes around which tobuild products, designcommunication and salesas a coherent evolution.Think ToolsDesignToolsBrandToolsWith practical tools to provide stretch, provocationand challenge; structure, facilitation andconnections, helping to open up, and close down …© GeniusWorks 2013
  11. 11. © GeniusWorks 2013Example outputs frominsight workshops
  12. 12. Peter Fisk is a business and brand innovation expert.He is a strategic advisor to business leaders on winning strategies and bolder brands, smarterinnovation and better marketing … making sense of fast-changing markets, learning from the nextgeneration of brands, digital and physical, large and small, west and east, new ideas and practicalsolutions … inspiring and enabling you to innovate and win in the exciting new world of business.He was recently described by Business Strategy Review as “one of the best new business thinkers” andis in demand around the world as a strategic consultant and energising speaker.Peter leads GeniusWorks, a business innovation specialist based in London, and works with seniormanagement worldwide to “see things differently” – to develop and implement more inspiredstrategies for brands, innovation and marketing. FastFuture is a strategy accelerator for leadershipteams, InnoLab is a facilitated innovation process based on deep customer insights and creativethinking, and BrandOptima is a platform to develop better brands and brand portfolios. He also offers abroad range of development workshops, combining new ideas, next practices and effective action.His next book is Gamechangers …about the next generation of businesses - from Alibaba to Zipcars,Ashmei to Zynga - who are transforming markets with bolder brands, smarter innovation and clevermarketing. They play by different rules, embracing the growth of emerging markets and power ofdigital networks, human design and social entrepreneurship, and they win with better results.His previous books include Creative Genius bringing together entrepreneurs and artists, rockstarsand rockets scientists, in "the essential guide to innovation for business leaders". Marketing Geniusexplores the left and right-brain approaches to competitive success (translated into 35 languages!),Customer Genius describes how to build a customer-centric business, Business Genius is aboutinspired leadership and strategy, whilst People Planet Profit explains how to grow, and be good.Peter grew up in the remote farming community of Northumberland, in the North East of England, andafter exploring the world of nuclear physics, joined British Airways at a time when it was embarkingupon becoming “the world’s favourite airline” and managed brands like Concorde.He went on to work with many of the world’s leading companies, helping them to grow moreprofitably by becoming more customer-centric in their structure, operations and leadership. He worksacross sectors, encouraging business leaders to take a customer perspective, and learning fromdifferent types of experiences. His clients include American Express and Aeroflot, Coca Cola andCooperative Bank, GSK and Marks & Spencer, Microsoft and O2, Orange and Pfizer, Philips and RedBull, Shell and Tata Steel, Teliasonera and Turkcell, Vitra and Virgin, Visa and Vodafone.Previously he was CEO of the world’s largest marketing organisation, the Chartered Institute ofMarketing. He led the strategic marketing consulting team of PA Consulting Group, was MD of BrandFinance and partner of The Foundation, before founding his own business, GeniusWorks..Email: peterfisk@peterfisk.comTwitter: @geniusworksWebsite: www.theGeniusWorks.comProject:
  13. 13. The new breed of market leaders think and act differently. They fusedigital and physical, global and local, ideas and networks. They win bybeing smart, fast and connected – rather than through scale andefficiency. They embrace all the new business tools - from empatheticdesign to disruptive technologies, social media to sustainable innovation –bringing them together for more impact.These are the building blocks for you to come a gamechanger too.• Human … customer-driven, human-centred emotionally-engaging business• Creative … design and innovation, to think bolder , different and better• Networked … built around networks and partnerships of supply and demand• Social … social media and online communities, but local and tribal too• Participative … crowdsourcing, co-creating, collaborating with customers• Responsible … doing better by doing good, socially and environmentally“Gamechangers: Next Generation Brands and BusinessInnovation” … is the next book from Peter Fiskincluding FutureMakers in much more detailExplore and collaborate with the work in progress at
  14. 14. Business vision Masterclasses GamechangersInnovation Business summits Think DifferentBrand strategy Customised training New Customer AgendaPropositions Innovative Leaders Einstein PicassoBusiness impact Winning Marketers GenY+SoLoMo=expGFutureInnolabBrandlaboptimafastStrategic consulting Practical development Inspiring keynotesContact Peter Fisk at or +44(0)783448383 … new articles, book extracts, videos, and blog at www.theGeniusWorks.comExploring your biggest challenges and opportunities,developing smarter strategies and innovative solutionsfor implementation and profitable growth. Customisedapproaches, built around these proven formats:Fast, intense process helping executiveteams rethink purpose and strategy in afast changing world, and then to refocusand reinvent the business for the future.Recent clients: Cinnamon, VodafoneAccelerated and collaborative threephase process exploring insights,designing concepts and deliveringinnovative solutions for market success.Recent clients: Savola Foods, TurkcellDeveloping or extending your brand for abetter future, based on purpose andrelevance, differentiation and identity,experience and effective delivery.Recent clients: Aeroflot, PhilosophyDeveloping fresh, distinctive valuepropositions for each target audience,building on the brand to engagecustomers and deliver better solutions.Recent clients: TeliaSonera, Visa EuropeExploring your biggest challenges andopportunities, developing smarterstrategies and innovative solutionsimplementation and profitable growth.Recent clients: Microsoft, PinarDeveloping people to think different and act smarter inthe new business world, from summits and seminars, topractical workshops and retreats, the content andexperience is designed around your people:Inspiring, practical and stretching 1-2 dayseminars on future strategy and brands,marketing and innovation applied to yourbusiness issues and sector opportunities.Recent clients: BNP Paribas, SkanskaBringing your people together to rethinkand refocus their priorities and direction.Designing and facilitating the format andcontent to energise, connect and enable.Recent clients: Hershey’s, Time WarnerWorking with you to design betterprogrammes from 40+ modules, based onteam and personal capabilities andpriorities, qualifications and real impact.Recent clients: Coca Cola, EczacibasiFrom 2d to 4d: command and control toconnecting and collaborating, catalysingand creating, amplifying potential todeliver business and market leadership.Recent clients: Coty Beauty, LastminuteCustomer champions, businessinnovators, growth drivers … how todrive and align the business, and delivermore business and market impact.Recent clients: Nestle, Standard LifeAlibaba to Zidisha, Ashmei to ZaoZao, the next generationof brands are shaping markets with new ideas and tools.What does it take to compete, innovate and win in thesenew markets? Example themes for keynote speeches:How to shape your market in your ownvision, not live in the shadow of others.How to innovate from the future back,then win now forward. What is the futureof health, retail, travel and your world?Steve Jobs was a genius and a geek, whodefied the rules of business to create newmarkets, and phenomenal results. Howcan you apply the magic of Apple to yourbusiness, and Steve to your leadership?What do post-crisis, digitally enabled,globally influenced customers reallywant? Connecting insights and trends, toexplore how you can do more for yourcustomers, and outthink the competition.How to combine the analytical precisionand disruptive imagination of your leftand right brain to think bigger, simplifycomplexity, shape the future, innovatesmarter, and make better decisions.Young people, social media, mobilemarketing … connecting digital andphysical worlds, networks and content,viral storytelling and target promotionsto deliver faster, exponential growth.myworld+genius
  15. 15. Email: peterfisk@peterfisk.comPhone: +44 (0) 7834483830Twitter: @geniusworksWebsite: