Who are we?

A group of independent management consultants interested in exploring how best to create a climate for innovation.

Paul White, Toronto, Canada, has consulted with corporations and not-for-profit organizations in Canada, the U.S.A., Europe (Eastern and Western), Russia, Armenia, Serbia, Kazakhstan and Australia. He has traveled to over 60 countries and has conducted project work in 24 countries. He is currently a member of the Ontario Government’s ‘Ontario Centre of Innovation’ and on the Board of a Strategy Lab. in Portugal. Most recent professional work includes Read more

Rui  Patricio, Porto, Portugal, is a professor of marketing and innovation at IADE, Lisbon. His research interests lie at the intersection between innovation management, gamification and design thinking. He has published in various journals including Creativity and Innovation Management and taught courses in Innovation Management and Gamification topics at the Design School of the Politecnico di Milano. Currently,  Read more

Richard Blayden, Brisbane, Australia, is a professional engineer with over 30 years international experience in guiding business improvement activities in capital intensive industries. Download his paper on collaboration Enabling Improvement by unleashing the Power of Collaboration. He has a significant track-record (read his Reflections on Maintenance Past Present and Future) of successful innovation in methodologies, business processes and associated software tools together with expertise in the human aspects of facilitating organisational change to ensure successful implementation – Download Encouraging Differences and Discussion to Germinate New Ideas.  Now retired and working part-time, Richard was previously an Associate and Principal Consultant with Hatch Associates, Australia.

Peter Farwell, Toronto, Canada, FCA, CFA. Peter has a B.A. (Maths and Physics) from the University of Toronto, and for one year studied philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Peter’s work experience includes being a Partner of the Public Accounting firm of Ernst & Young (formerly, Clarkson Gordon) from 1970 to formal retirement in 1998. During that time, Peter managed the Toronto Tax practice for six years, managed a group serving entrepreneurs, to help them build businesses, for three years and was the leader of the firm’s Canadian services to technology companies for twelve years. Peter Farwell’s Resume. Check out Peter’s comments on IBM – can it survive? Peter’s comments on the implications of AI on job prospects.

Dr. Antonio Arcienaga, Buenos Aries, Argentina, National University of Lomas de Zamora, Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Management and, Lic. Conrado Gonzales, Foro do Ciencia y Technologia para la Produccion co-authored, with Paul White, a paper on Argentina’s innovative capacity.