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Episode 35: The Value of Innovation and Venture Design with Eyad Hasbullah

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Eyad’s a venture bricklayer with his recent experience primarily being in the digital sector for energy, renewables, commerce, media and fintech, from early-stage strategy and product concept development to securing resources required to set-up and operationalize new products and services. He tends to surf the sweet spot between product management, business development and technology. He is interested in positive and sustainable change and is energized and enthused by great design and great experiences. Today, he supports the commercialisation aspiration of a large, diversified renewable energy firm in Malaysia.

He scored top in the 2020 Oxford Fintech Programme with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. In 2019 he was invited to join the Advisory Council of Gerson Lehrman Group for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. In 2014 he had an award-winning technical paper published twice (in Malaysia and Australia). He’s a Certified Innovation Practitioner and Train The Trainer. He holds a Design Thinking Facilitation certificate from the Copenhagen Institute for Interactive Design. Eyad recently became an accredited Angel Investor. He’s based in Kuala Lumpur with his son.

Hear us cover:

  • The parallels of evangelising something abstract like innovation or design in an enterprise
  • What are the models of innovation at an enterprise?
  • Communicating value and impact of a mid to long term project
  • Practical skills Eyad had to acquire to be an innovation or venture leader
  • Tips to engage senior management and stakeholders