Founder and CEO – Ingenious Oz Project
Profitable Growth through Better Business Process.
In April 2013 armed with a video camera, Nigel set off on the first of a series of solo motorbike trips throughout regional and remote Australia to discover and interview everyday Australians who have had ingenious ideas and made them happen. His hope was that by sharing their stories other people would also be inspired to pursue their ideas. He wasn't mistaken.
As Founder and CEO of Ingenious Oz Project, a not-for-profit movement to inspire the ideas of a Nation by discovering and documenting stories of ingenious people, Nigel knows first hand what it takes to be ingenious. With original research and case studies gained by traveling throughout Australia, as well as his own experience working in the creative sector, he has unique insight into what it really takes to be innovative and drive growth through ingenious ideas. He believes innovation belongs to everyone, not just the leviathans of business, and has a passion for seeing people fulfill their ideas.
Having spoken at countless conferences, he has advised Ministers of Parliament, C-Suite executives, sat on the roundtable for the Queensland Government's 'Year of Creativity' and organisations in a myriad of industries including IT, Events, Marketing, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Telecommunications have benefited from his experience and expertise.
With over two decades of experience in the world of events, Nigel is also able to draw upon a wealth of practical hands-on experience when it comes to capitalising on ingenuity. In his creative life he holds the accolade of being Show Director of Australia’s largest-ever corporate event and has worked on a multitude of corporate and public events including the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics.
An ambassador for ‘Start-Up Australia’, Nigel is also author of two books, a TED-Xer, an Alumnus of the Disney Institute and is a CSP, (Certified Speaking Professional) the highest designation offered by the National Speakers Association.
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