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Ross Dawson

  • Global Futurist and Innovation Leader
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$20,000 - $25,000

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About Ross

Ross Dawson works globally as a futurist, keynote speaker and strategy advisor, inspiring audiences with an extremely positive and pragmatic focus on the potential of the future. He has delivered keynotes and strategy workshops in over 30 countries for leading organizations such as American Express, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Commonwealth Bank, Dubai Ministry of Finance, Gartner, Google, IBM, KPMG, Macquarie Bank, Oracle, PwC, Roche, Sara Lee Star Alliance, and Visa.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Ross’s highly engaging and practical style in highlighting the massive opportunities from accelerating change inspires conference audiences around the world. His global reputation and extensive experience in the realities of corporate innovation across many industries makes him a favorite keynote speaker for client conferences of major technology and professional firms and for strategy meetings... » read more

Ross Dawson works globally as a futurist, keynote speaker and strategy advisor, inspiring audiences with an extremely positive and pragmatic focus on the potential of the future. He has delivered keynotes and strategy workshops in over 30 countries for leading organizations such as American Express, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Commonwealth Bank, Dubai Ministry of Finance, Gartner, Google, IBM, KPMG, Macquarie Bank, Oracle, PwC, Roche, Sara Lee Star Alliance, and Visa.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Ross’s highly engaging and practical style in highlighting the massive opportunities from accelerating change inspires conference audiences around the world. His global reputation and extensive experience in the realities of corporate innovation across many industries makes him a favorite keynote speaker for client conferences of major technology and professional firms and for strategy meetings of boards, executives and management teams, as well as major public conferences.

INNOVATION AND STRATEGY LEADER
Ross works extensively with boards of directors and executive teams on innovation and future-oriented strategy. He frequently speaks at or facilitates board and executive strategy offsites for major companies worldwide. Ross is faculty for the innovation programs of a number of company director institutes worldwide, including the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Institute of Company Directors Malaysia (ICDM).

MC AND MEDIA SPOKESPERSON
Ross also works as an MC, host and panel facilitator for events targeted at senior executives and professionals. Ross has facilitated client and media-facing events for a wide variety of leading organizations including Factiva, IBM, Oracle, Telstra and Toyota. He has also acted as a spokesperson in prominent future-oriented media campaigns for major organizations such as ANZ, Campbell Arnott’s, Commonwealth Bank, Intel, Officeworks and Visa.

MEDIA COMMENTATOR
Ross frequently appears in the media worldwide, including in publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, Time, The Boston Globe, The Times of London, BBC, The Guardian, Le Monde, Die Welt, El País, Gulf News, Times of India, Australian Financial Review, The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald and TV channels including CNN,
Bloomberg TV, ABC, SBS, SkyNews, Today, Sunrise, 7:30 Report and many more. He also hosted the first-ever podcast series by BBC Storyworks.

AUTHOR
Ross is author of four prescient books including the bestselling Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, and the acclaimed Living Networks, which The New York Times credited with predicting the social networking revolution.

INFLUENCER
Ross has been named as one of the most influential people in the world on topics including the future of work, fintech, crowdfunding, and Enterprise 2.0, as well as one of the most influential keynote speakers worldwide on social media.

ENTREPRENEUR
Ross is the founding chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including ventures and publishing firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures consultancy Future Exploration Network and Fraxios, a stealth technology startup focused on developing strategic collective intelligence.

FORMER SENIOR EXECUTIVE
Prior to founding his first company Ross worked for NCR, Merrill Lynch and Thomson Financial in three continents, finally as Global Director – Capital Markets for Thomson, leading its worldwide division focusing on debt capital markets.

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Leadership for the Future
The future does not happen, it is created. Amid the deep challenges of a rapidly changing world are unprecedented opportunities to shape the future of industries and our society. In this world leaders at all ...more
The future does not happen, it is created. Amid the deep challenges of a rapidly changing world are unprecedented opportunities to shape the future of industries and our society. In this world leaders at all levels will help conceive compelling, aligned visions of what is possible and mobilize the energy of teams and communities to enact powerful possibilities. They are able to adeptly balance the opportunities of innovation with the governance of risk and uncertainty and inspire concerted action. Transformative leaders can design companies and ventures for positive impact, exponential growth and extraordinary value creation today and tomorrow. ...less
Keeping Ahead of Accelerating Change
Accelerating technological capabilities including the explosion of data and AI, revolutionary human-machine interfaces and transformative medical and energy technologies, combined with soaring societal and consumer expectations, are transforming many aspects of business including networked value ...more
Accelerating technological capabilities including the explosion of data and AI, revolutionary human-machine interfaces and transformative medical and energy technologies, combined with soaring societal and consumer expectations, are transforming many aspects of business including networked value creation and the nature of work. Leaders that understand the new capabilities required to drive value and catalyze talent in highly dynamic organizations will keep ahead of extraordinary change and profit from the proliferation of emerging opportunities today and tomorrow. They will be the ones who literally create the future of their companies and industries. ...less
The World in 2030
Peek into the future with a thrilling ride through the manifold possibilities and opportunities ahead during the most rapid shifts in human history. Building on the exponential progress of technology over the last decades, new ...more
Peek into the future with a thrilling ride through the manifold possibilities and opportunities ahead during the most rapid shifts in human history. Building on the exponential progress of technology over the last decades, new possibilities such as smart dust, deep learning, immersive experience, cognitive augmentation, organic batteries, gene editing and additive manufacturing will transform work, society and indeed humanity. Extraordinary change is a given. It is up to us to focus on the immense positive opportunities ahead for us all, while acknowledging and addressing the challenges of disruptive change. The future is ours to create. ...less
Creating the High-Performance Organization of Tomorrow
The gap between the best-performing and least-performing organizations is increasing: those that are staying the same in a changing world are being left behind, while those that are adapting to change and seizing emerging opportunities ...more
The gap between the best-performing and least-performing organizations is increasing: those that are staying the same in a changing world are being left behind, while those that are adapting to change and seizing emerging opportunities are racing ahead. Traditional companies are struggling, while high-performance organizations are constantly renewing themselves, shifting to dynamic network structures, drawing on diverse perspectives, building continuous learning and creating flexible, collaborative ways of working that tap the full potential of their employees. The most successful organizations will be those that attract and catalyze collective talent for growth and impact. ...less
Success in the Network Economy: Driving Exponential Value in a Connected World
In a networked world, the rules of success change. Platforms that create value across ecosystems are at the centre of value creation today, providing the business model for the most successful companies on the planet, ...more
In a networked world, the rules of success change. Platforms that create value across ecosystems are at the centre of value creation today, providing the business model for the most successful companies on the planet, including Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, AirBnB, Facebook, and American Express, established leaders such as Nike, General Electric, and Disney, and almost all of today’s successful startups. Strategy in a networked world requires shifting mindset and organizational capabilities to focus on creating value with customers, suppliers and partners. This provides a foundation for exponential growth, building global scale and transforming industries. ...less
Humans + Machines: Creating the Future of Work
The history of humanity has been one of new technologies destroying and creating jobs. Today global always-on communication and the extraordinary rise of artificial intelligence are transforming the world of work. Rather than looking to ...more
The history of humanity has been one of new technologies destroying and creating jobs. Today global always-on communication and the extraordinary rise of artificial intelligence are transforming the world of work. Rather than looking to replace jobs with AI, leaders must envisage how machines and humans will collaborate in their future organisations, each doing what they do best, and plan the necessary transition. Organizations will need to change substantially, moving away from rigid structures to fluid, flexible, collaborative roles across networked teams. Leaders need to focus on tapping the full potential of employees through a culture of participation, attracting talent and creating organizations in which humans and machines together far outstrip competitors and drive massive value creation. ...less
Innovation Leadership
In a global economy driven by speed, intensifying competition and industry disruption, the only remaining sustainable advantage lies in consistent innovation. Networks, both inside and outside the organization, are the keys to successful innovation in ...more
In a global economy driven by speed, intensifying competition and industry disruption, the only remaining sustainable advantage lies in consistent innovation. Networks, both inside and outside the organization, are the keys to successful innovation in products, business processes, and strategy. The world’s leading innovators understand they cannot be self- sufficient in innovation, making them adopt “open innovation” approaches that reach outside to a global world of talent. Directors and executives need to acknowledge the risks of innovation, but even more, the dire risks of not innovating. In the most innovative organizations, everyone plays a leadership role in driving innovation for success. ...less
Zen and Technology: Being Happy and Productive in an Accelerating World
We live immersed in technology, using screens and devices for much of our work, play and socializing, and constantly barraged by accelerating change and massive information overload. This can place a real toll on our ...more
We live immersed in technology, using screens and devices for much of our work, play and socializing, and constantly barraged by accelerating change and massive information overload. This can place a real toll on our wellbeing, including our ability to focus and our enjoyment of life. Ross Dawson brings together his role as a world-leading futurist with his background living in a Zen centre in Japan and study of cognitive psychology to share a range of ‘human technologies’ that can assist us, helping us to live fully in the present while being highly productive and effective. This starts from our information habits, applying a few core principles to allow us to thrive on overload and use social media positively. By reclaiming our attention we are in fact far better placed to see change and create the future. Neuroscience has shown that how we use technology literally changes our minds. If we are conscious and deliberate in our use of technology we can make ourselves more productive, healthier, happier and better equipped for a rapidly changing world of work. ...less
Creating the Future of Financial Services
Financial services industries are in the midst of dramatic disruption, driven by changing customer behaviours, the evaporation of trust, open banking, the rapid development of fintech, blockchain and digital currencies, competition from peer-to-peer models, regulatory ...more
Financial services industries are in the midst of dramatic disruption, driven by changing customer behaviours, the evaporation of trust, open banking, the rapid development of fintech, blockchain and digital currencies, competition from peer-to-peer models, regulatory shifts and industry consolidation. These shifts provide real challenges but also massive opportunities for the sector. The leaders and financial institutions that embrace and drive new approaches will thrive as financial services industries swiftly evolve. This keynote can be adapted to a variety of financial services sectors, including banking, broking, financial markets, investment banking, wealth management, financial planning, insurance, reinsurance, private equity and others. ...less

"Ross gave a presentation that was smack bang on brief. Absolutely perfect for our event requirements."

- National Marketing Manager, Investment Management Firm

"Ross's opening keynote was a fantastic kick-off for the conference. Feedback on his presentation was consistently excellent"

- CEO, Technology Network

"Our feedback from Ross Dawson’s is as high as we have experienced. His presentation was visual, entertaining and one of the most innovative and thought-provoking keynote speeches I have heard over many years. His professionalism..."

- Board Member, Global Accounting Network

"Ross Dawson delivered an outstanding speech at my CIO Summit. He was visionary, articulate and entertaining. Ross’ insights on the IT world were refreshing and out-of-box. Just having his name alone on the programme was..."

- Conference Director, Professional Conference Organiser

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