Simon is a multi-disciplinary design researcher who has spent the last 15 years working on a range of public health and human rights issues across the globe. Along the way he has also founded two companies. More recently, Simon has shifted his focus to exploring how companies can be supported in developing solutions to complex social and environmental problems. He is particularly interested in understanding how startups are creating new business models with the help of technology, and what can be learned from the way these new companies work. Simon is currently undertaking his PhD research in Indonesia where he has been living with his wife and 2-year-old daughter for the past year. He is also writing a book about Indonesian sambals.