Andrew Walls
Andrew Walls
Manager, Innovation Strategy & Design Operations

I'm design researcher, futurist, and social entrepreneur from Toronto, Canada and a founding member of the Innovation team at OMERS; a CAD 100B+ defined benefit pension serving 500,000+ Ontarians with a secure retirement income. I am skilled in futures and systems thinking, piloting value propositions, customer and market research, finding product-market fit, and strategic partnerships with corporate or government innovation teams and have also founded the guided journaling platform, Campfire. I have  led new venture, strategic design, and customer research projects for clients across healthcare, finance,sustainability, and the built environment.

I have an M.Des in Strategic Foresight and B.Comm in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from OCAD U and Ryerson U and certificates in Transformation Design and New Venture Leadership from Kaospilot and MIT. My original research into design-led enterprise innovation was presented at the Design Management Institute's ADM Conference and published in the dmi:Journal, Volume 16. I write on design, leadership, and strategy formy 8k+ followers on Medium and a 500,000+ global audience.