Maurizio Travaglini

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Managing Partner
Architects of Group Genius; Research Fellow, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

The practice Maurizio Travaglini co-founded in 2003--Architects of Group Genius--is focused on co-design, a topic that lies within the blurred boundaries of innovation, learning, change, and collaboration. In the past 10 years, Maurizio has designed and facilitated over 200 collaborative working sessions in different countries and cultures to address a variety of problems: from conceiving, designing, and launching new products, services, or policies to strategy formulation; from leadership development to individual and group learning. His approach to co-design comes from a very unorthodox perspective on the architecture of collaboration. This perspective is based on the way the physical architecture, as well as the process, social and content architectures, interact with one another.

Maurizio’s clients include CEOs and Board Members of some of the most admired organizations in the world. Before founding Architects Of Group Genius, Maurizio spent 15 years working in six different countries using the four languages he speaks for Nokia, J.P. Morgan, and Accenture--he also served as Director of the World Economic Forum Davos Annual Meeting Program. His international experience is reflected in the range of projects that have taken his practice across 20 countries in Europe, the United States, China, Australia, and the Middle East.

He holds a degree in Economics and Business Management from Bocconi University in Milan. He is the co-author of the article: “Unlocking the Slices of Genius in Your Organization,” part of the HBS Centennial publication Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice.