Marko Savić is a business innovation researcher and professional that brings a fresh approach to business planning and business modelling, especially in the field of non-technological and design innovations.
I worked with Marko on a project proposal dealing with emerging business models for global marketing of health information solutions. Even if the proposal was not awarded I benefited from co-working with Marko and knowing better his skills and competencies. Upon his personal invitation, I had the opportunity to attend his workshop – New business model design in Ljubljana, at the Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture in December 2012. It was part of his workshop series where he presented the new business innovation processes, especially to younger audiences.
The organisation of the workshop was excellent – from very informal registration with tea, relaxed atmosphere during the sessions to the final presentations of solutions. I was impressed by an innovative approach to actively engage the participants in the process of business modelling. Marko’s presentation is a perfect combination of an ex-cathedra approach and practical recommendations for public presentations. In my opinion, Marko showed extraordinary skills in managing and leading very diverse groups of participants at the workshop. He offered them the opportunity to try out different roles and responsibilities in business modelling. Such an approach allows to the presentation of different business model idea prototypes. Last but not least, the time planning and time management of the workshop sessions were excellent.
I consider Marko not only a superb Trainer of the innovative approach in business modelling but also a skilful author of the book on Business Models Design in Slovene (Business Models Design: where is the key to add value in vigorous organisations?). I was pleased to read his book that presents some exciting cases of new business models related to design innovation and design thinking.