Rob Kellas

Design Thinking and Innovation Consultant

Rob is an Innovation Consultant at Futureworld and Programme Lead at the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town. He creates and designs workshops to help organisations accelerate strategic conversations to build alignment, shape choices, and make decisions. He is able to do this by creating dynamic environments in which participants are able to reframe opportunities, challenge their own toxic assumptions, and prototype and test ideas quickly.Having spent the early part of his career as a language teacher at universities in Japan, Rob is passionate about how knowledge is transferred, the mechanisms that drive behaviour, as well as the biases that trip us up in making better long-term decisions. As a facilitator, he has lead Design Thinking programmes both in Germany and in South Africa, with a focus on helping individuals and teams use Human Centred Design to discover new solutions to wicked problems, to practice multidisciplinary collaboration, and to embody the mindsets and skills required to be better change agents in increasingly complex and ambiguous environments.

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