Shingo Potier de la Morandière

Systems Visualiser, Systems Thinking, and Smart Buildings in Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Shingo Potier de la Morandière

Systems Visualiser, Systems Thinking, and Smart Buildings in Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Shingo Potier de la Morandière is an inquisitive entrepreneur with a belief that entrepreneurship in everyone holds the key to changing the world for better. Seeing beyond the recognisable patterns allows him to understand the interdependencies of the stakeholders, and visualise systems to guide projects to create sustained net positive impact to societies. After creating more than 7 businesses and worked in 4 global corporations, he co-founded Impact HUB Tokyo to provide much needed resources for the Japanese entrepreneurs. He is usually accountable for finance, technology and strategy. He is also a co-founder of Open Impact Systems (OISYS).

Why?

The technological advances made in the recent years have allowed us toretest some of the old hypotheses and allowed our societies to make huge leapstowards a smarter way to live. Most of these innovations are still observedonly in silos within this vast, complex and connected system we all live in. Becauseof these silos, Innovations are often referred to as an item that is adesirable component of life which you can purchase, as per our desires. Shingobelieves that Innovation is interwoven into our lives which is born out ofcomplex interdependencies. To understand the purpose of the innovation or thevalues created by these innovations, these complex interdependencies need to beunderstood. Discussions such as this innovation is better than the otherinnovation, or the impact of this innovation is bigger than the other occurseverywhere, mostly without true purpose. The question that needs to be asked isnot about evaluating these individual sparks of evolution in isolation, but howdoes each spark connect to the neighbouring societies, economies, communities,businesses, individuals and indeed other sparks? While the pursuit of themeasurement of the absolute quantities in our societies, such as Social Impact,is a fascinating one, the changes of these quantities and the understanding ofthe interdependencies of these innovations have more long term implications.

  • Work
    • Impact Hub Tokyo, OISYS, w00rk
  • Education
    • Imperial College