Alan Dowman

Master of Professional Practice – International Business (with Distinction, 2017)

CEO, Inno-Ventive

Alan Dowman is an outstanding contributor to the development of a range of innovative New Zealand businesses.

However, Alan has always been as keen to learn from the expertise of others, too.

Last year he completed a Certificate in Disruptive Innovation Strategies through Harvard Business School.

In fact, he has been described as “a  perpetual  student  of  innovation  methodologies, a man with  a  knack  of  identifying  and  applying,  then  sharing  the  best  and  most  appropriate  aspects  of  such  new  knowledge  with  his  R&D  team  at  exactly  the  right  time.”

Within 6 months of establishing his consultancy Inno-Ventive,  Alan was awarded preferred supplier status to Callaghan Innovation and has been working with major NZ clients within their programme.

Ross  Pearce, Programme  Manager  Design, Callaghan  Innovation, lauds Alan’s contribution to New  Zealand  business:

“Through  his  efforts,  expertise  and  passion  Ross  has  delivered  significant  value  to  many  businesses  while  at  the  same  time  adding  10s  of  millions  of  dollars  revenue  to  the  New  Zealand  economy. “

Alan’s career includes the following highlights:
> Developed a novel model of innovative product development which reduced the average concept to market time from 3 years to 6 months
> Within 6 months of establishing his consultancy Inno-Ventive,  he was awarded preferred supplier status to Callaghan Innovation and has been working with major NZ clients within their programme
> Certificate in Disruptive Innovation Strategies – Harvard Business School (2017)