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Marko Savić - Business Designer

Marko Savić is a welcomed speaker at different trade and design organizations with three topics in general, including design strategies and economy, cross-media publishing, and not least innovation in business models and business models design and development. He is a skilled presenter with strong presence, multi-language abilities and multi-cultural experiences. Past audiences include creative and design industry associations, government and diplomatic organizations, and other trade organizations. He enjoys working with non-profit educational groups.

Presentation topics include the following:


Business models design is a presentation on the business model generation. You may wish follow the #bmgen community on twitter. Contrary to the expectation, this highly “theoretical” presentation is well accepted by the audience, mainly probably because it shows the possible long term path for every organization.

Business models design presentation is actually a short introduction for the Design your new business models workshop. It presents just briefly the Business model canvas but mainly it’s about concepts on constructive capitalism from the book The new capitalist manifesto: building a disruptively better business written by Umair Haque. Which companies are insurgents and which incumbents? What concepts used in insurgents companies made this companies capable of creating thick value? Three short cases of such companies are presented.

You may wish to see the German version of the presentation for this speech titled Wie aufständische Organisationen Werte schaffen and presented on the DMY International Design Festival 2012.

picture from the Business Models Design speech on Values

Contact Information

To arrange to have Marko Savić as a speaker, please contact him. Thank you.

Requests regarding speaking engagements must include date, place and conditions offered. Requests regarding interviews must include name of the media, web-link, circulation, deadline and desired length of the interview. All requests should be written in English, German or Slovene.

Check out also the Workshops section of this blog.


Who needs design strategies? Design or economy? Marko provides outlook about the role of design  in the  corporations and specifically about the design strategies in those corporations. Provided are examples and cases from various organisations and whole industries being transformed by design strategies.

Audience members will learn about cooperation between boards, strategic planners, designers and design managers. The role of designer in design strategy development is explained using general cases of ordinary, smart and truly visionary companies. And not least presentation ends with the answer to the question: why we need design strategies?

You may wish to see the presentation Design strategies. Who needs them? Design or economy? on SlideShare.

Picture from the speech on Design strategies and economy


Presentation on the cross-media publishing is the case study and story of development and marketing process of the design tool for interactive annual reports. Interesting as a lesson for smaller communities, organizations or start-up companies as a model how not to approach to new product or service design and development.

Picture presenting five steps of interactive annual report production in a symbol of heart

Event/Organization Title City/Date/Language
Business Process Management 2013 conference Three ways of achieving values in the breakthrough companies Ljubljana/October 17th, 2013/Slovene
Workshop CREA.RE for Maribor development agency How insurgent organizations achieve value Maribor/November 16th, 2012/Slovene
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Mobile Monday Slovenija How insurgent organizations achieve value Ljubljana/October 29th, 2012/Slovene
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DMY-International Design Festival How insurgent organizations achieve value Berlin/June 10th, 2012/German
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A Forum for Young Leaders—Germany Meets Slovenia/
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
1. Who needs design strategies? Design or economy?
2. 365interactive design system for annual reports
Berlin/June 27th, 2011/English
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Investing in Green/
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce/Chamber
of Commerce&Industry of Slovenia
365interactive design system for annual reports New York/September 24th, 2010/English