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About Merle O'Brien : the world's only 'dancing futurist' working in creativity, design & innovation - as a futurist and Phd scholar - recognised as a thoughtleader of Africa's creative economy at the intersection of interdisciplinary research in lifescience, fintech and education - a professionally trained indian classical dancer who knows movement design as choreography | has a knack for making complex things simple and a Vision of Inspiring creativity that leads to #AnEvenWorld
STATEMENT OF ART:
I art, therefore I am

ORGANIZATION:
Creation iLab | EveNX: Maharishakti's Creative Stock Exchange

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
R&D manager Management, direction

EDUCATION:
University of Stellenbosch Business School - masters of philosophy in future studies - south africa 2007/8

University of Cape Town - ba south africa 1990

EXPERIENCE:
20 years in Africa's creative economy as thoughtleader: foresight and innovation for blue chip brands, government initiatives and academia

EVENTS:
Annual PRISA Conference during my term on board and council 1996 - 2006

AWARDS:
named in the 2010 mail & guardian book on SA women leading science and education

PRESS APPEARANCES:
Regular contributor to Finweek Business Magazine | www.finweek.co.za South Africa

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
UCT Dance Journal 2013
Services Seta Journal 2008

BOOKS:
Crisis management by Chris Skinner includes a chapter of one of my case studies (2005)

ACCOLADES:
FELLOW OF PRISA | Awarded 2007 for promoting diversity in marketing, advertising and PR in post apartheid South Africa

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English and Afrikaans

COMPUTER LITERACY:
windows - highly competent

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
Trends workshop for PRISA 2016
CCDI talk on 2015/2016 trends
Khayelitsha Hook-Up Dinner 2016

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
Towards Carnegie 3 Conference 2013
World Design Capital 2014 Policy Conference for ICSID

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
PRISA - 20 years

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
Curator for World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 ICon behalf of ICSID

HOBBIES:
Yoga, hiking, cooking, dancing, singing, sculpture

CLIENTELE:
Porsche - scenarios 2020 or customer retail engagement experience (2016 - on behalf of Lacuna Innovation)
Distell - design innovations to help curb negative impact of alcohol on SA society 2015 - on behalf of Lacuna Innovation
Woolworths - trend scan for retail stores of the future - on behalf of mark peach & associates (2010)

WEB SITE:
https://za.linkedin.com/in/merle-o-brien-68545b1

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://za.linkedin.com/in/merle-o-brien-68545b1

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-02-07 06:58:13

COUNTRY:
South Africa

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Academic

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