Ben

 

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Ben is always looking at how he can help diverse disciplines and domains to collide because often it is through that, that powerful insights and relevant innovations can emerge. Having diverse experience with leading strategy to develop innovation culture in organizations, facilitating human centered service design, dabbling in the arts, community building, startups, disability service leadership and a bit of motorcycle design has provided a unique perspective on challenges facing organizations today.


When Ben is not sourcing vintage collectables or building with LEGO he can be found at SKILLS Society in Canada where he is the Senior Leader of Research and Social Innovation. In this role, Ben mentors staff and regularly facilitates a think tank lab using design thinking and creative processes he developed with a research group during his graduate studies. He also regularly writes for the New York based Creativity Post, gives keynotes, curates content for Think Jar Collective and consults throughout North America. In 2013 he was awarded both the MacEwan University distinguished alumni award and the Avenue Magazine, Edmonton Top 40 under 40 award.