Tristan Forrester


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Areas of Expertise

Strategy & Transformation  •  Leadership  •  Corporate Innovation

About Tristan

Tristan is a change facilitator with 20 years’ experience working with APAC’s leading firms. With partner-in-
crime Lisa Leong, his work on client-centred B2B innovation is the subject of a 2017 Harvard case study.

Whether from attending 7 schools in 5 nations, or having a family so complex that friends ask for an org
chart, Tristan has always been fascinated by the hidden structures of our social systems and how they shift.
After a stint as an IT lawyer, he spent a decade in the toughest gig in consulting: helping law, consulting and
engineering firms re-humanise their business relationships.
Now, as co-founder of OIO APAC, Tristan helps shift B2B relationships from self-interest to “system-interest”,
making space for authentic relationships and radical collaboration. His approach combines systems thinking,
group dynamics, design thinking, mindfulness and embodiment practices.

Speaking Topics

  • Beyond Innovation Theatre: lessons from a Harvard- recognised lawyer-led innovation program... wait, what?

  • Eco-system Strategic Partnering: a roadmap for radical B2B collaboration that can deliver the highest potential future for the relationship

  • The Interpersonal Neurobiology of relationships: how two decades of brain research has rewritten the rules on relationship development

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