Our strategy group and our strategic range has increased with the recent addition of Brian Wong, Strategy Director, Business Design, who joins us in Toronto.
Most recently Associate Growth Strategy and Business Design Manager at Fjord, Part of Accenture Interactive, Brian has spent the past four years leading multi-disciplinary teams through innovation, service design, and design research engagements.
With an outlook that spans the innovation spectrum; from deep whitespace exploration, opportunity generation, strategic business planning and org design, Brian’s work has unlocked new forms of relevance, value and growth with leading organizations across financial services, health and e-commerce sectors.
In this new role, Brian will shape the Business Design practice and related services and lead consulting engagements that leverage this expertise across our portfolio of clients. This new offering allows Engine Digital to scale its up-stream capabilities in helping clients understand the opportunity space that precedes the agency’s deep experience design and build capabilities.
“Brian is a proven design leader with an extensive range of experience. As we’ve seen our engagements move further into the consulting domain, where clients are seeking a partner with deep business strategy expertise paired with an ability to take digital products and services end-to-end, we’re excited to have Brian help develop the offering that keeps us moving in that direction.” – Ryan Opina, VP Strategy at Engine Digital
Brian has studied Business Strategy at INSEAD and is active in the design community as a teacher and mentor for the d.MBA program based in Berlin where he helps global design students build strength in design methods, business confidence, and acumen. He is also an OCADU Industrial Design Alumni Board Member and a graduate of OCAD University’s Industrial Design program with a focus on design research, product, environmental, and strategic design.
“I’ve been fortunate for the opportunities I've had to work on transformative initiatives and collaborate with inspirational colleagues and clients along the way, and now I’m looking forward to bringing that experience into Engine Digital to develop a practice that’s purpose built to support what we see as the changing needs of business leaders and operators.” – Brian Wong, Strategy Director at Engine Digital.
Brian will be based in Toronto and will support the agency and its client partners across North America.