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Key Points for Dr David Cropley

  • Trailblazing Expertise: As the esteemed Professor of Engineering Innovation at the University of South Australia, Dr. David Cropley stands tall as a global authority on creative problem-solving and innovation.
  • Global Impact: With a footprint spanning Australia to North America, South-East Asia, and Europe, Dr. Cropley has been the driving force behind transforming organizations into powerhouses of effective problem-solving.
  • AI and Creativity: He possesses a deep understanding of the intricate dance between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and creativity. Navigating the potential and pitfalls of AI in the realm of innovation is his forte.
  • Diverse Research Interests: Dr. Cropley's research canvass paints a vivid picture, encompassing creativity in education, assessing creativity's role in organizational dynamics, envisioning creativity's place in the future work landscape, and probing into its influence in areas as unexpected as terrorism, crime, and the synergy between creative problem-solving and AI.
  • Prolific Authorship: With a prolific list of ten books under his belt, Dr. Cropley delves deep into the nuances of creativity and innovation, enlightening readers across the globe.
  • Media Maven: Beyond academia and consultancy, he's also been the go-to expert for several high-profile TV documentaries, shining a light on complex subjects with clarity and charisma.

Topics for Dr David Cropley

  • Unleashing innovation and creativity in organisations
    In today's rapidly-evolving world, how do forward-thinking organisations, irrespective of their domain, harness the power of creativity and innovation? What drives the urgency for these concepts in their ethos?
    In the heart of change lies the essence of creativity and innovation, pivoting on the generation and application of ground-breaking solutions. It's these solutions that propel organisations to thrive in fluctuating landscapes. Yet, the question remains: What truly defines creativity? How can we cultivate the cognitive processes that seed innovation? What milieu and cultural elements act as catalysts for creativity? How does one discern and harness the magic of creative solutions?
    Journey with Dr. David Cropley as he demystifies these intriguing facets. Let him guide your organisation to not just understand, but to command its creative and innovative potential, unlocking doors to unprecedented growth and prosperity.
  • Creativity and the transformative landscape of future work
    As we catapult into a digital epoch, marked by cyber-physical systems, robotics, and the omnipresence of AI, what quintessential human traits will become our beacon? How does digitalization reshape the challenges and opportunities for both organisations and their workforce?
    The fourth industrial revolution is not merely altering - it's revolutionizing the very fabric of work. Navigating this intricate and ever-evolving tapestry can seem daunting. Yet, at the crux of this transformation lies the undeniable force of creativity and innovation.
    Join Dr. David Cropley as he deciphers the interplay between digital progression and human ingenuity. Discover how to steer your organisation through these turbulent times, ensuring that amidst technological evolution, human creativity remains the heart and soul of future work.
  • Digital disruption and the true essence of creativity
    The digital age has ushered in a wave of AI innovations, with generative AI, like ChatGPT, taking centre stage. This AI renaissance is reshaping our understanding of "creative" labour. Yet, amidst the dazzle of technological advancements, misconceptions and myths often blur the clarity of discussions.
    Dr. David Cropley embarks on a mission to illuminate the enigma of generative AI's creative potential. Delving deep, he simplifies and decodes what AI truly brings to the table. Yet, beyond the algorithms and codes, he underscores the irreplaceable value of human essence in driving organizational creativity and innovation.
    Engage with Dr. Cropley as he navigates the intersection of AI-driven disruptions and the timeless spirit of human creativity. Discover why, in a world teeming with digital marvels, the human touch remains indispensable.
  • Creativity and education in the 21st Century: Crafting the curriculum of tomorrow
    In the tapestry of modern education, how do we intricately weave creativity, a skill paramount to the 21st century? How do leadership dynamics shape the curriculum, emphasizing the role of innovation and imagination?
    Creativity isn't just a supplement; it's the lifeblood of modern education. Globally, educational institutions recognize the weight of fostering creativity and innovation. Yet, amidst this acknowledgment lies a sea of uncertainties. How do we sculpt curricula that not only accommodate but nurture the innovative spirit? In a landscape riddled with tight schedules and multifaceted pressures, where does creativity find its rightful place?
    Furthermore, when spaces are carved out for fostering creative prowess, educators are often at crossroads, seeking the right tools and methodologies to ensure impactful results.
    Join Dr. David Cropley as he delves into the essence of creativity within education. Understand the significance of nurturing this skill across all tiers of education. Discover the breakthroughs in AI that are bridging the gap, making creativity more tangible and accessible for educational institutions and educators alike.
    Embark on a transformative journey with Dr. Cropley, where the future of education is reimagined, placing creativity at its core.

Testimonials for Dr David Cropley

David brought great energy and professionalism to our production, and adapted well to a challenging shoot. I will definitely be recommending him for future productions and hope to work with him again.
Where U Learn

David’s innovation and problem solving presentation was insightful and spoke directly to the challenges we are currently facing in my organisation.  The paper tower exercise really brought my team together and got them thinking about alternate solutions to seemingly simple problems.  It was a very enjoyable experience and everyone learned something!

Director, Asset Strategy and Innovation
Renewal SA

We were very fortunate to be able to secure David’s time for our annual conference. The simple concept he used to help our staff generating and evaluating ideas was easy to understand and execute. The session was interactive and fun. David Cropley’s presentation style was both practical, relaxed and clear. Thank you for spending time at our conference! Having been exposed to his expertise from the engineering world was invaluable to us in the Finance industry – different but relevant.
Senior Manager, Retail Sales & Relationships
People's Choice Credit Union

Associate Professor Cropley delivered a professional and highly engaging talk at the University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre in May 2016.  David was tasked with presenting to a diverse mix of industry sectors representing both large and small enterprises, on the topic of innovation, and how to identify and measure it in your organisation. The feedback received from the audience reflected his ability to deliver the right balance of information which was both informative and entertaining.  David is a real pleasure to work and someone I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Manager, Innovation and Collaboration Centre
Business School: University of South Australia

The documentary Redesign My Brain is an award-winning program and had over 1.25 million viewers in Australia, as well as airing in the United States and UK. David played a key role in the success of the program, with his expertise on creativity and innovation.
CEO & Executive Producer
Mindful Media

Professor David Cropley was engaged by Viterra as guest speaker on Innovation in Agriculture. Having seen David present at a previous function and viewed his work on the ABC’s, Redesign my Brain I was more than comfortable to request David for this particular role. As well as undertaking his own research, David was briefed on the operations of our business and the agricultural sector more broadly using this background to create a strong connection with the attendees. Witty references to David’s time in the military and his international experiences made for interesting listening. David embraced the topic and engaged the audience with his delivery. He worked with the MC to keep the function to time and held the attention of the participants throughout. David is an engaging speaker who is prepared to work closely with the client to ensure the content is relevant. His role as an academic, coupled with his life experiences make him an engaging presenter.
Group Commercial Manager