Director, Think BIG / Professor, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Bissett School of Business / Author
Think BIG… Think Business. Improvement. Growth.
Author of the Ten characteristics of successful SMEs, Simon Raby has researched 1,000s of growth-oriented organizations and has distilled this into an accessible, applicable and practical guide, downloaded over 10,000 times and internationally recognized for its quality and value for innovation.
In his presentation at Onward, Raby will use these skills to attempt the impossible. In ten minutes at the end of the first day he will aim to distill what has been heard so far, and how executives can find ways to successfully apply this knowledge to their own contexts.
An Innovative and Entrepreneurial ‘Pracademic’
Simon Raby is an academic and active practitioner in innovation and entrepreneurship. Raby strongly believes that the world of research has a lot to offer those who run their own businesses and deliver services to business. That is, if this knowledge can be understood and delivered in a way that is accessible and meaningful.
He is Founder and Director of Business Improvement and Growth Associates, an entrepreneurial venture that uncovers the drivers of growth, challenges convention and offers practical ways that achieve lasting results for ambitious business owners, entrepreneurs and their organizations.
Raby loves to challenge, learn and find new ways of thinking, and has a deep-seated passion for facilitating strategic change. Raby consults with SMEs, service providers and government on innovation and growth. Raby has a Masters and Ph.D. and is an accredited coach and facilitator.