Nothing beats capturing the knowledge flow of leading domains experts to co-create neurodiverse organisations & systems that are understandable by future generations of humans & software tools.

My life

Knowledge archaeologist by day and anthropologist by night

The more we help each other to question in ways we otherwise wouldn’t – and correspondingly discover new insights about the world and ourselves, the more we are able to learn from each other, and the more we start to understand each other. The gift that we all bring to the world is the (re)generative potential of all the trusted relationships that we co-create.

So far

Instigator of the MODA + MODE meta-paradigm for transdisciplinary knowledge creation

The MODA + MODE thinking tools and agent based semantic modelling techniques help teams to avoid the traps of single paradigm approaches, and allow knowledge to flourish in the open creative spaces between disciplines and organisational silos.

At work

Co-designer of inclusive collaborative edges

I am a partner at S23M and have a background in mathematics. In close collaboration with subject matter experts I uncover, validate, and activate deep domain knowledge by synthesising unique experiences and perspectives. I also offer free advice to neurodiventures and to autistic people interested in forming neurodiventures or in transitioning their current team(s) to a non-hierarchical neurodiventure operating model.

As part of my work I visualise knowledge flows and domain knowledge with the help of white boards and other simple tools. The initial diagrams and pictures are easily formalised with the help of category theory, model theory, and denotational semantics, resulting in visual domain specific modelling languages, formal semantic interoperability constraints, and related software tools.

I am passionate about open innovation and encourage organisations to address challenges that go beyond the established framework of research in industry, government and academia via the quarterly unConference on Interdisciplinary Innovation and Collaboration (CIIC) that has been running since 2015.  The CIIC community recognises neurodivergence as the substrate for innovation and offers a neurodiversity friendly environment. To date CIIC has been established at AUT in Auckland at RMIT in Melbourne. If you would like to take the CIIC concept to further locations, please get in touch.

I have co-authored of a number of books on creative collaboration and model driven product line engineering and am part of the Design Justice Network and a trustee of the Autistic Collaboration Trust – a mutual support hub for neurodivergent individuals and ventures.

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