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Chris Paynter

Creative Technologist and Design Thinker

Melbourne

Chris Paynter is a technologist and product designer with over a decade of experience using design thinking and modern technology to solve problems that matter. The impact of his work has been felt in organisations of all sizes and various industries, from local startups to multi-nationals.

Beginning his career in the music business, Chris recognised early on where the future was going, opting to replace the late night gigs with late night bedroom coding marathons, leading to his career leap into software development. This unique pathway into technology is what has enabled him to naturally and unwittingly dismiss the boundaries that traditionally seperate developers, creatives and most other "types" in businesses, including the customer.

With work that's been internationally honoured and awarded, and a range of expertise and experience that enables him to talk about design and technology in a way that everyone can understand, Chris now helps organisations and entrepreneurs to perform higher value problem solving, as a speaker, author, mentor, trainer and facilitator.

His new book “Progress Is Designed”, explains the 9 Step problem solving process he created and uses in his work with teams and leaders. Look out for it in early 2017.

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