Aiyemobisi Williams

Chief Insights Officer, Massive Change Network (MCN)

Appearing at Semi Permanent Auckland 2019

Aiyemobisi “Bisi” Williams serves as Chief Insights Officer for Massive Change Network (MCN), the design consultancy she co-founded in 2010 with Bruce Mau. Bisi combines more than 20 years of communications experience and strategic design expertise with a deep focus on innovation at the intersection of disciplines. Her work informs a holistic approach to helping MCN clients create impact at scale and drive growth while making the world a better place for all. Under Bisi’s leadership, Massive Change Network has become a global leader in the field of enterprise design and is pushing the traditional boundaries of publishing and branding.

Williams frequently addresses groups on the power of design to drive positive economic, social and cultural change. Most recently, she spoke at “Future Unknown: Global Education Plan 2017-2018,” hosted by Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, China; “What Design Can Do 2017,” a global design conference held in Amsterdam, and at “The Human Element Communications Consortium,” a conference hosted by Johnson & Johnson. She also spoke to students at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she has served as an academic advisor.

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Williams graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in Journalism. Prior to the inception of Massive Change Network, Williams worked with media, arts and cultural organizations to develop programs and events at the intersection of popular culture, fine art and social transformation. In her adopted hometown of Chicago, Williams has been involved in shaping fundraising events at several major cultural institutions, including the Shedd Aquarium, Ravinia Festival, and the Fashion Department of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and sat on the Ravinia Women’s Board, and the Winnetka Public Schools Foundation.

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Across two thought-provoking panels, at this year's Semi Permanent festival, Rare talents from around the world share how embracing their difference and staying true to themselves helped them reach their fullest creative potential.

Auckland 2019

New Zealand’s most popular and influential creative festival is back. Three days of talks, panels, workshops and installations. August 15,16,17 2019

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