& Decision Making

Dr Robert Kay, formerly the Head of Strategic Innovation at Westpac Banking Corporation and senior lecturer at UTS engages audiences in presentations that use an innovative combination of video and storytelling to illustrate complex ideas in simple and practical ways.


CEO Perspectives on Innovation

What does a CEO mean when they say they want to innovate? This presentation reports on world first research that provides a direct comparison between styles of innovation in the private and public sectors. Twenty-five private sector CEOs and 18 Commonwealth Departmental Secretaries were intervewed. The presentation involves different stories of public and private sector innovation to illustrate the difference between the two contexts and the factors that lead to success.

CEO Perspectives on Organisational Resilience

This presentation reports on the results of research with 51 CEOs from both private and public sector organisations (including three of the top 10 ASX listed organisations in Australia), on the factors that drive organisational resilience. The most important of these is trust. The presentation involves stories from the Gulf war and the massacre in Norway to take the audience on a journey that powerfully illustrates the ways in which trust is created and destroyed in modern organisations.

Decision Making for Growth

Why is it so difficult for decision-making groups to pursue growth opportunities and innovate? This presentation takes the audience on a journey through sociology, psychology and neuroscience to explain why groups struggle to pursue new opportunities and how they can overcome these challenges. All presentations involve the use of innovative video production to support the story telling and illustration of research outcomes.




Client Comments

Future Forum
The highlight of the day. Rob's presentation was the perfect blend of solid content presented in an engaging style.

Institute of Actuaries
Rob's presentation on attitudes to risk management was clear and interesting; he confidently handled many questions from the floor in a considered way resulting in one of our most successful forums.

SOPAC 2015
Wow. How good was that? Thought provoking and fascinating. Excellent use of stories to explain the key concepts and very well presented.

AICD 2014 Annual Conference
Robert, we have just gone over all the past 10 years conference evaluations and have determined that your session has rated the highest ever at 4.88. I can't thank you enough for all the work you put into the presentation.

AICD 2015 Annual Conference
I am as much in awe of the information presented as I am of Robert's ability to find references to past events to exemplify the points he is making. That is truly impressive research

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