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Daniel Kenning      

Sustainability - Transition - Engineering. Founder: Splendid Engineering, Co-Founder: Global Association for Transition Engineering

Eur Ing Daniel Kenning CEng CEnv FIMechE MEI AIEMA Daniel is an engineer, environmentalist, visionary and teacher. He will help you to think differently and to find real and positive ways to change your organisation for good, and to endure into the long term future. From a background in automotive New Product Development at Ford and Visteon, he got involved in design for sustainability and left the automotive world to set up Splendid Engineering in 2001. Since then he has provided engineering and consultancy services in eco-design, sustainable energy and transport, organisational change and business model innovation to a range of clients in the manufacturing and built environment sectors. He teaches “Introduction to Transition Engineering, Strategy and Management” in public access CPD courses, for IMechE, London South Bank University and in-company in the UK and worldwide. He co-founded the Global Association for Transition Engineering in 2014 and was nominated for the award “Chartered Environmentalist of the Year” for his work on engineering for sustainability at IMechE.

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Transition Strategy

An eye-opening introduction to "thinking differently", enabling you to use a methodical, rigorous and engineering-based approach to address your sustainability challenges, to use the creativity of your team and to find innovative, creative, effective ways to adapt your organisation for the future. Without vision and without adaptation most businesses will go out of businesses by 2050. I will show you how to make sure your organisation stays in business, and I will wake up parts of your mind that have been asleep.

Design for Sustainability

A wide ranging and entertaining look at the role that design of products can lead to radically better solutions. This is about sustainability, and avoiding un-sustainability, about design as a series of "statements of intent". We'll talk about whether we want to do less bad, or do more good, and how design can create amazing emotional connections and at the same time enable a prosperous and rewarding future that will work.

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