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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; branding, brand strategies in connection with corporate identity and design management, and last but not least business model innovation. 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.

Core coaching and speaking topic is:


Your business models design seminar/workshop/presentation starts by introducing the concepts of 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 insurgent companies made these companies capable of creating thick values? Three short cases of such companies are presented. Contrary to the expectations, this presentation based on a global research is well accepted by the audience, probably mainly because it shows the possible long term path and values acceptable for every organization.

We’ll continue your business academy event by explaining what is the business model canvas? It’s a tool that has been widely used not only in start-ups but also in larger organizations, and not least in organizations as is the World bank. For more serious corporate trainings of business design we’ll spend the first day learning the new language of the business design. On the second day we’ll have the opportunity to work on your case, that will be agreed up front. For introductory purposes to business design we have the interactive seminar that lasts no more than two hours. Last but not least , you may wish to see the German version of a similar short, 20-minute business design presentation on the topic, titled Wie aufständische Organisationen Werte schaffen, presented on the DMY International Design Festival open stage in 2012.

20 Business model innovations patterns
20 Business Model Innovations for Sustainability, by L. Clinton & R. Whisnant. Design: Asparuh Mihailov.
20 Business Model Innovations
for Sustainability, by L. Clinton & R. Whisnant. Design: A. Mihailov.

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



Other coaching and speaking topics include:


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.

Design as a way of life in organizations
Managing Design - Designing Management by A. Dumas & H. Mintzberg, 1989. Design by: A. Mihailov.
Managing Design – Designing Management by A. Dumas & H. Mintzberg, 1989. Design by: A. Mihailov.
City, date Brand/Company/Type of event Venue
Pafos, November 17th– 18 th, 2015 Cyins of Creativity Leisure&Tourism-, and Agro-Foods Industry seminar Palia Ilektriki Municipal Cultural Centre
Ljubljana, October 12th, 2015 Nova Panorama & Ham (SpinaliS) Erudio:Hub
Ljubljana, September 29th, 2015 RCL Group Erudio:Hub
Ljubljana, March 2nd, 2015 University seminar Faculty of Social Sciences
Ljubljana, Nov 4th & Nov. 26th; Ljutomer, Nov. 11th; S. Bistrica, Nov. 12th; 2014 Design for Europe public interactive seminar: Three ways to create value in breakthrough companies The Ljubljana Castle/High school S. Bistrica/Hotel Stela/Lili Novy Literary Club
Vienna, September 15th, 2014 Public workshop ImpactHub Vienna
Ljubljana, June 12th, 2014 III. Expert Meeting: From inspiration to innovation – Experiential conference through 12 techniques Kulturni spomenik D125
Maribor, October 25th, 2013 Zavod Antona Martina Slomška School premises
Maribor, Oct. 24th &25th, 2013 Public workshop The Business and Industry Zone Tezno
Ljutomer, Oct. 18th &19th, 2013 Public workshop Technology park Ljutomer
Ljubljana, October 17th, 2013 Valicon d.o.o. (Ltd.) Business premises
Ljubljana, October 7th-8th, 2013 Consensus d.o.o. (Ltd.) Business premises
Ljubljana, October 2nd-3rd, 2013 Marand d.o.o. (Ltd.) Business premises
Ljubljana, Sept. 30th-Oct. 1st, 2013 Temma-X d.o.o. (Ltd) Business premises
Škofja Loka, May 7th, 2013 Development Agency Sora Municipality Škofja Loka
Ljubljana, Dec. 8th, Nov, 10th & Oct.13th, 2012 Public workshop Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture
Trbovlje, December 4th, 2012 Punkt – Creative Industries Center C’m’ntarna in Trbovlje
Ljubljana, March 29th, 2012 Public workshop Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Ljubljana, March 27th, 2012 – search engine Business premises
Berlin, February 25th, 2012 Public workshop Nest – Coworking
Ljubljana, January 20th, 2012 Izstop d.o.o. (Ltd.) Business premises
Trbovlje, January 18th, 2012 VE-ZA, a non-profit for creativity and social development Delavski dom Trbovlje
Ptuj, Januar 15th, 2012 I was here™ Business premises
Event/Organization Title City/Date/Language
20th International Conference Sustainable Innovation 2015: ‘State of the Art’ Sustainable Innovation & Design Key resources in small and medium enterprises for business model innovation Epsom, November 10th – 11th, 2015/English
Design for Europe seminar series Three possibilities to design value of insurgent companies Ljubljana, Nov 4th & Nov. 26th; Ljutomer, Nov. 11th; S. Bistrica, Nov. 12th; 2014/Slovene
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