SIMON TOWNSEND

TWELVE2 // AUSTRALIA

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Simon is a Design Thinking professional who specialises in Human Capital. Focusing on the human element of innovation, he is a strong believer that everyone can help define and sculpt the future and he works to develop teams using tested Design Thinking techniques. With his eye on the long term future of business, Simon demystifies technological advances and social media strategies to provide simple-to-implement approaches to recruitment processes and talent sourcing.

In his time as Innovation Manager for Deloitte and Chief Innovation Officer APAC for Allegis Global Solutions, Simon honed his Design Thinking skills and he has trained one on one with Professors from Insead, Stanford and UC Berkeley. He is also a member of the Sydney Digital Disruption Research Group and spent 2 years assessing startups for inclusion in the TalentTech Labs incubator based out of New York.

Simon is now Principal and Founder of twelve2 – a talent management consulting firm.

Simon manages with a light touch, which is so successful, and so inspiring at the same time. Simon loves rolling-up his sleeves with new technology – it could be a new app. or some new phone or tablet – Simon is always at the cutting-edge of technology and he inspires everyone around him with his enthusiasm and passion. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Simon should count themselves to be very fortunate indeed

Rebecca Tambs, Knowledge Manager,
Deloitte

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