- Global Futurist and Innovation Leader
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,...read the rest
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ross Dawson in Media
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 and experience shined through on every occasion
- 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 enough to command our potential delegates to attend. He is efficient and a pleasure to work with. I will not…
- Conference Director, Professional Conference Organiser