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About Chris Lawer

Chris helps to adapt, evolve and transform strategy, organisations, markets and complex health and social system problems through strategic ecosystem and value design thinking

He partners with leadership teams and their organisations to discover opportunities for new growth, design novel systemic value propositions, develop breakthrough strategies and innovative business models to seize those opportunities, and transform their organization to align with ecosystem principles and advantages.

Chris is the author of Design and Transform Value in Health: A Service Ecosystem Framework (available to download from here).

He is the CEO of Umio, a consultancy specialising in understanding systemic problems, and discovering and designing value in complex health and social ecosystems. Through his work in health and with his team, Umio has developed domain specialism in diabetes, obesity, wound care, infection diagnostics, drug delivery, elderly care, digital and population health amongst others, and has acquired deep perspective into the nature of problems facing multiple health systems around the world. 

From 2006 to 2013, he was also managing director of Strategyn UK, providing outcome-driven innovation and jobs-to-be-done methods and training to mostly B2B businesses in industrial and manufacturing sectors. 

Chris' thinking and research has been published in journal articles and publications covering systemic design, service ecosystems, customer and market learning, customer advocacy, practice theory, and absorptive capacity of knowledge in innovation teams. 

He is based in Oxford UK, and in the US in Cambridge MA, and works globally. 

Umio website: http://www.umiohealth.com
Website: http://www.chrislawer.com
Twitter: @chrislawer
Mobile: +44(0)7717 435 785