A bit about our speakers - Simon Gough and Phillippa Rose
Posted on: 15 June 2012 by: Carl Haggerty - 1 Comment
As the build up to Open Space South West continues, we are going to start a series of posts over the next 8 or so weeks to profile and find a bit more about our speakers.
For over a decade Redfront has been applying design thinking to the development of innovative, sustainable, people-centred services. Bringing together design, innovation, marketing and technology expertise with great people skills we help organisations see themselves and what they do from a new perspective.
What they are doing now
They are working on a couple of exciting digital service design projects at the moment and will be speaking at Service Design in Tourism conference in Innsbruck on co-creation in heritage. They also run pop_up creative network and are developing an interesting model around community asset-driven innovation with other partners.
They’ve also recently been informing the development of Guerilla Policy. See some of their thinking via Simon’s post -http://blog.guerillapolicy.
Simon works with people, organisations and technology to help build services around users. He founded Redfront over a decade ago and since then has combined client work with the development of new projects and approaches. He regularly speaks on topics such as social business, co-creation and service design.
We asked Simon what he thinks some of the opportunities are from participating at Open Space South West – he said:
“I’m delighted to be involved in Open Space South West. Web technologies offer endless possibilities for re-imagining and re-designing public services but those changes won’t just happen.
What is needed now is dialogue that includes everyone who has a stake in the public sector and who cares about it. It’s great to see that Open Space South West has a format that positively encourages new ideas and free thinking. We can’t wait to help stimulate the conversation.”
Phillippa has enjoyed over ten years developing projects in the public and private sector, including Enterprise UK, UnLtd and NESTA. She has spoken at design and innovation related events national and internationally. Phillippa is a fellow of the RSA and is CIM qualified. At Redfront Phillippa specialises in user-engagement, strategic partnerships, service innovation and networks. She is a firm believer in the value created through connecting people.
We also asked Phillippa what she thought about Open Space South West, she said:
“I’m really glad to be participating in Open Spaces South West. It’s not often enough that collaboration, technology and public services are on the same agenda and I’m thrilled to see this conversation happening in the South West. It will be fascinating to see how people attending choose to further shape the agenda and what will come out of the day.”
Stay tuned for the next post in our speaker series.