Project Synthesis works to bring great ideas to life.
It is an ideas consultancy working with organisations and individuals to create action and change out of ideas and inspiration.
The Synthesis Process supports collaboration and conversation across projects, with organisations, in communities and through the ongoing development of relationships with our clients.
We are interested in the doing, in getting things done.
If you wish to contact Daniel about engaging Project Synthesis to work with your organisation – visit the website.
App Advice is Daniel’s small enterprise supporting children’s app developers to design and build apps that better support children’s learning and development.
It is built out of Daniel’s research into children, child development and engagement with media and technology. Daniel writes regular column for Wired.com’s GeekDad on these issues. App Advice is a small attempt to offer a service that will help developers gain a better sense of how they may develop their apps to target children’s learning needs in ways that are appropriate to their age and stage of development.
Daniel has experience facilitating across diverse sectors including business, government and for non-government agencies. This includes consultations with young 16 to 21 year-old mothers to facilitating an engineering project management team to develop new quality systems.
His approach is goal-orientated and focuses on the idea that the skills and knowledge of all participants has value and can be used to find the best solution for the problem or process that is being addressed. Daniel has the capacity to identify key issues and risks through the facilitation process and work to resolve them through respectful and mediated conversation.
Daniel run flexible and engaging sessions that are driven by his understanding of change management processes and the roles and reactions all individuals have to them.
Daniel is the author of Idolising Children (UNSW Press, 2007) and co-author of Adproofing your kids (Finch, 2009). He has written over 80 opinion and feature articles for all of Australia’s major articles and been a columnist for a variety of online news portals and blogs.
Currently, Daniel writes for American publisher Wired on their website GeekDad.
Daniel has the capacity to produce relevant, but concise reports on complex topics and issues. He has worked with government, industry and non-government organisation in communications and public relations roles and consequently has many contacts across the Australian media, publishing and public relations industry.
Daniel is an engaging and entertaining key note speaker who tells stories from the heart and challenges audiences to think about the value and inevitability of change.
Daniel speaks to topics of children and family, community and organisational development and change in the context of new media and technologies. Daniel is able to write and present topic specific to your conference theme or message.
Daniel has spoken at state and national conferences for the Sydney Writer’s Festival, Fatherhood Festival, Australian Breastfeeding Association, Childcare Queensland, University of Melbourne Children and Kindergarten Association, Leadership Plus and at a large number of secondary schools and local professional networks and associations.