Speakers Profile - Sally Dominguez

Innovation Catalyst

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Sally Dominguez is a thought leader in resilience, sustainable innovations, and exponential mindset. A futurist and inventor with seven international product awards, Sally's designs pioneered two new product categories that are now mainstream globally* and has been named one of Australia's '50 for the Future' entrepreneurs in the USA. Sally coaches Fortune500 Companies in moonshot thinking and 10X leadership, and has worked most recently in the innovation areas of green hydrogen, electric transportation, and the convergence of work, transport, home and decentralised green energy.

Sally's book, EPIC Resilience, is a strategy for developing a creative resilience suitable for success in the Fourth Revolution. The EPIC corporate strategy addresses and strengthens culture and inclusive innovation. The EPIC Resilience is currently being developed as a free online education series. Sally's innovation strategy, Adventurous Thinking, uses five diverse lenses to help people think outside expertise and into the realm of possibility, moonshot thinking. Adventurous Thinking was developed as an education initiative in Australia, then a business strategy at Stanford, and is now used by forward-thinking organisations around the world including NASA, Sony, Roche and Citi.

Sally has over ten years judging invention, innovation and Car of the Year awards on TV and in person, giving her a unique perspective and deep understanding of the mental bearable discomfort required to work outside expertise and knowledge while breaking new ground.Sally's skill is provoking consistently innovative thinking in others using her EPIC Resilience framework as a foundation, and her Adventurous Thinking methodology as the strategy. ADVENTUROUS THINKING updates design thinking with disruptive tools and the practices of multiple intelligence and frugal innovation. ADVENTUROUS THINKING is a proactive strategy that uses Five Lenses - Negative Space, Sideways, Backwards, ReThinking and Parkour - to alternately converge and proliferate thinking. As Program Director for Innovation, Strategy and Design at Singularity University in 2019 Sally wrote several future reports examining the role of trust, transparency and resilience in the next ten years. She constructed Diversity and Inclusion workshops and bottom-up inclusive corporate innovation scaffolding remains one of her specialities.

Sally's passion is in inspiring optimism and creative confidence in others. Her purpose is to help every human creatively embrace the change and uncertainty of the Fourth Revolution.

* Nest high chair, 2003, was the first piece of 'designer baby furniture' and is now held in the Powerhouse Museum Permanent Collection, and Rainwater HOG (2005) was the first slim rectangular water tank and Sally, working with engineer Lothar Zillion, pioneered the 'through holes' bracing system that is now standard practice in plastic tank design.