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I am passionate about helping companies grow and develop through Innovation Processes and Practices, utilising Product, Service and Process design, Design Thinking, Change Management and Business Strategy practices.

INNOVATION

A new idea or practice aimed at adding value to an already existing product, services or processes.
Innovation is the CORE of all successful businesses.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

What good is innovation if you dont bring it to market! New Product development takes the innovation from idea to income.
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DESIGN THINKING

Think differently! A cognitive approach to problem solving using design practices and methods. Highly creative and effective in the business world!

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT

There is always room to improve. Save time, money or sanity with better business processes!

CURRENT PROJECT

coming soon
New Zealand's Productivity Paradox
A personal project built to portray the economic predicament New Zealand finds itself in.
Given New Zealands current economic policies and principles, we as a nation should be sitting pretty with a GDP 20% above our OECD counterparts. Instead, we sit 20% Below similar nations. ultimately meaning our standard of living and prosperity could, and should be far greater than it currently is.
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ABOUT ME

I am passionate about helping companies grow and develop through innovation processes and practices, utilising product, service and process design, change management and business strategy practices.
As a diverse and multidisciplinary designer I have a strong business focus by bridging the gap between design and business.
With a focus on Innovation, Design thinking and strategy I hope to contribute and help New Zealand companies grow through innovation, and ultimately one day, help drive NZ's economy back to where it should be relative to our comparative OECD counterparts.

I have strong business awareness and an active interest in the changing climate that technology brings to business and am actively seeking a role in a progressive company that is dedicated to growth through innovation, where I can apply my skills in innovation, business and design thinking.

WHO AM I

Product Manager and Innovation Specialist I am passionate about helping companies grow and develop through innovation processes and practices, utilising product, service and process design, change management and business strategy practices.

WHY I'M DIFFERENT

With years of design experience leading to a completely new approach to business challenges I bring a fresh perspective to any problem, issue or challenge I face. Often without the business predispositions that blind many business leaders and make original problem solving impossible.

WHO I WORK WITH

I work with business owners and managers to assist them in improving their businesses. These businesses are not necessarily in any one industry as innovation management can apply to any business. Industries I have worked in are: Marine, Composites, Management Consulting, Industrial/Automotive Design, Outdoor Recreation, Hospitality among others.

MY STORY

I started life out as a designer. I still design things and I love it. But there was a burning passion inside of me that was business. in particular helping businesses. So I veered pathways, went to business grad school and now I use design methods and thinking along with innovation theories and practices to help companies overcome challenges and grow.

MY MISSION STATEMENT

My number one mission is to grow businesses in New Zealand that contribute to the underlying economic performance of our amazing country.

There are so many companies out there that have the potential to multiply in size and strength, not only providing a prosperous future for its owners but creating jobs, creating wealth and creating futures for all New Zealanders.

New Zealand must step up to the plate if it wants to become world class. we have the potential, we have the economic conditions to support, we just need to execute.

MY SERVICES

These are some of my services that could assist your company grow. For a more in depth look at that I do please get in touch with me.

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

A new idea or practice aimed at adding value to an already existing product, services or processes.
Innovation is the CORE of all successful businesses.

BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

There is always room to improve. Save time, money or sanity with better business processes!

DESIGN THINKING

Think differently! A cognitive approach to problem solving using design practices and methods. Highly creative and effective in the business world!

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

What good is innovation if you dont bring it to market! New Product development takes the innovation from idea to income.

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Product lifecycle planning and execution. Do you know when your product needs updating, developing or marketing?

WEB/USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN

Hand in Hand with product development, a users journey through your product and service should be a top class experience.

DESIGN, INNOVATE AND DISRUPT.

ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED ON YOUR NEXT INNOVATION?

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Skills and Tools

I use a varied arsenal of tools and techniques to get results.

Design Thinking

90%

Innovation Tools

80%

BPMN2.0

90%

Web Design User Experience Design

90%

Adobe Creative Suite

70%

Project Management

65%

STAY CONNECTED

Find me in various corners of the world wide interwebs
  • Customer Support

    +64 21 614354

  • INQUIRY

    davidmichau@gmail.com

  • TWITTER

    @davemichau

  • FACEBOOK

    /dave.michau

CONTACT

If you are interested in discussing your project with me or just meeting for a coffee, give me a call of leave a message below. P.S. Because I love coffee so much... the coffees on me!

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