Sally Dominguez

Futurist, Inventor, Creative Resilience Expert, Innovation Provocateur

Sally Dominguez is a specialist in inclusive innovation, modern resilience, and strategizing for the Fourth Revolution. She coaches Sony in moonshot thinking, advises IKEA on sustainable resilience and future convergences, wrote a green hydrogen roadmap for the Inter America’s Development Bank, and is an expert at activating an exponential (10X) mindset. Her book, EPIC Resilience, is a scalable resilience strategy aimed at leveling up human creative potential to meet the machine age. An Inventor, Architect, Journalist and Educator with 7 international product awards, Sally has been named one of Australia’s “50 for the Future” entrepreneurs in the USA. Sally has judged and hosted TV invention shows The New Inventors and Australia’s Greatest Inventions, is a Car of the Year judge, and

co-hosts TheNextBillionCars podcast. Sally is passionate about ensuring that every person activates their creative thinking potential.

Sally Dominguez is a thought leader in resilience, sustainable innovations, and exponential mindset. A futurist and inventor with seven international product awards, Sally’s designs pioneered two new product categories that are now mainstream globally* and has been named one of Australia’s “50 for the Future” entrepreneurs in the USA. Sally coaches Fortune500 Companies in moonshot thinking and 10X leadership, and has worked most recently in the innovation areas of green hydrogen, electric transportation, and the convergence of work, transport, home and decentralized green energy.

Sally’s book, EPIC Resilience, is a strategy for developing a creative resilience suitable for success in the Fourth Revolution. The EPIC corporate strategy addresses and strengthens culture and inclusive innovation. The EPIC Resilience is currently being developed as a free online education series. Sally’s innovation strategy, Adventurous Thinking, uses five diverse lenses to help people think outside expertise and into the realm of possibility, moonshot thinking. Adventurous Thinking was developed as an education initiative in Australia, then a business strategy at Stanford, and is now used by forward-thinking organisations around the world including NASA, Sony, Roche and Citi.

Sally has over ten years judging invention, innovation and Car of the Year awards on TV and in person, giving her a unique perspective and deep understanding of the mental bearable discomfort required to work outside expertise and knowledge while breaking new ground.Sally’s skill is provoking consistently innovative thinking in others using her EPIC Resilience framework as a foundation, and her Adventurous Thinking methodology as the strategy. ADVENTUROUS

THINKING updates design thinking with disruptive tools and the practices of multiple intelligence and frugal innovation. ADVENTUROUS THINKING is a proactive strategy that uses Five Lenses – Negative Space, Sideways, Backwards, ReThinking and Parkour – to alternately converge and proliferate thinking..As Program Director for Innovation, Strategy and Design at Singularity University in 2019 Sally wrote several future reports examining the role of trust, transparency and resilience in the next ten years. She constructed Diversity and Inclusion workshops and bottom-up inclusive corporate innovation scaffolding remains one of her specialities.

Sally’s passion is in inspiring optimism and creative confidence in others. Her purpose is to help every human creatively embrace the change and uncertainty of the Fourth Revolution.

* Nest high chair, 2003, was the first piece of “designer baby furniture” and is now held in the Powerhouse Museum Permanent Collection, and Rainwater HOG (2005) was the first slim rectangular water tank and Sally, working with engineer Lothar Zillion, pioneered the “through holes” bracing system that is now standard practice in plastic tank design.