Jesper Christiansen is the Head of Strategy & Development of Innovation Skills at UK global innovation foundation Nesta and the co-founder of States of Change – a global innovation learning collective and government capacity-building platform (www.states-of-change.org). Over the past decade, Jesperhas been working with and advising governments around the world and international institutions to support their strategic innovation work and build better capacity for dealing with complex problems. This work has both been carried out at Nesta and in his previous role as Head of Research and Programme Lead at Danish cross-government innovation unit MindLab. Jesper holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and is the author of multiple publications and resources aimed at understanding and supporting the practice of public innovation and creative problem-solving. He is currently working on a book on the development of resilient governance of societies.