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Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson

    • Leading futurist, entrepreneur
    • Keynote speaker, strategy advisor
    • Bestselling author
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Ross Dawson Speaker Biography

Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author.

He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, which includes international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, leading events company The Insight Exchange, and three more companies being developed in stealth mode.

Strong demand for Ross’s expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches and executive workshops in 27 countries across six continents and consult to leading organizations worldwide such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, News Limited, Procter & Gamble and many others.

He is author of the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, and the highly successful Implementing Enterprise 2.0. He also writes the highly influential Trends in the Living Networks blog, has written White Papers for organizations including SAP and Microsoft, and has published over 100 articles in leading publications worldwide.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, European Business Network, Channel News Asia, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, New York Times, The Guardian and many others. Ross has been named as one of the top 30 most influential people in the world in crowdfunding, one of the top 6 most influential people in the world in Enterprise 2.0, and by Digital Media magazine as one of the 40 biggest players in Australia’s digital age.

Ross has run executive education programs and lectured at numerous academic institutions around the world, including the University of Virginia, Australian Graduate School of Management, Singapore Institute of Management, Institute of Banking and Finance, and Singularity University in Silicon Valley.

Previously Ross worked in senior positions in London, Tokyo and Sydney with organizations including Merrill Lynch, NCR and most recently Thomson Financial as Global Director – Capital Markets. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) from Bristol University and a Grad.Dip in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, and is certified as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He has extensive international business experience, and speaks five languages.

Powerful driving forces across business, technology and society are shaping our world in unforeseen ways. Online and mobile communication, globalization, attitudes to the environment, generational change, rising customer expectations and many more issues raise vital challenges for companies. However, these and other shifts also uncover extraordinary business opportunities. In this keynote, business futurist Ross Dawson shows what is shaping the future of business in your industry and how you can take the right steps to succeed in this exciting world.

Tailored to meet your objectives
Every keynote speech by technology futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson is fully customized to the client and the audience. Energize your event with his inspirational presentations that leave audiences with valuable and actionable insights.

The shocks and dislocation of the Global Financial Crisis are leading us into a time of radical change on all fronts. The winners in this next phase of the economy will be those who demonstrate leadership to their customers, suppliers, and partners by showing them how to shift to highly profitable new ways of working based on collaboration, integration, and transparency. Ross Dawson describes the leaders of today and tomorrow, and how they are turning radical change into massive opportunity.

Customized to your needs
Futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson tailors every keynote speech he delivers to the specific client, situation and audience. Make your event a success with a presentation by Dawson that will inspire your audience to act now to prepare for the future.

Information technologies are creating extraordinary new possibilities for organizations and their customers. Inter-connectivity is reshaping the business landscape, from how consumers build relationships with companies, to the structure of the supply chain and the nature of global competition.

However, it is often difficult to keep up with the pace of change. Technology futurist Ross Dawson can help by pointing organizations to current and future trends in technology and clarifying how these innovations can create business value. Notable trends include the proliferation of the mobile, the power of the cloud, new elements of the media and marketing landscape, and user-driven computing.

Dawson also examines how online technologies can build a more efficient organization, including the use of social media and other tools to access new markets, tap global talent, and build powerful customer relationships.

Dawson’s keynotes on technology are an excellent way for directors and organizations to understand the emerging technologies that are changing business today. Establishing a framework for innovation-led governance enables companies to best take advantage of these shifts.

Customized to your event
Every keynote speech by technology futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson is fully customized to the client and the audience. Energize your event with a presentation by Dawson that will leave your audience with valuable and actionable insights.

We live in a time of accelerating change, when the fortunes of companies rise and fall faster than ever before, driven by new technologies, global competition and heightened consumer expectations. We can choose how we respond to these dramatic shifts—by seeing the challenges before us, or by seizing the enormous opportunities that arise from embracing the future. In this engaging keynote speech, futurist speaker Ross Dawson provides clear insights into the possibilities and potential of the world today, and the action you can take to create an extremely successful future for yourself and your company.

Customized to your audience
Futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson ensures that each of his presentations is fully customized to the target audience and client brief. Make your event a success with an engaging presentation by Dawson that will leave your audience motivated to embrace the future.

In the last decade, social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, LinkedIn, blogs and more have transformed how people communicate with friends, keep up with news, do business, and express their opinions on the companies they buy from. No organization can ignore the fact that their customers are talking about them with the world at large, and making decisions based on what they find on Internet, be it true or false. Many companies have discovered that social media in fact offers extraordinary opportunities for marketing, building powerful customer relationships, and attracting talented staff.

Example: In this presentation to the CIO summit, social media expert and keynote speaker Ross Dawson talked about how you can make social media a driving force for your business success.

He began with the imperative of adapting to rapid external change, and how organizations are increasingly driven by consumer technologies, including social media. After briefly describing the history of consumer social media, Dawson explored ten major trends shaping the future of social media, as well as key directions in the battle between social media platforms. He then examined the capabilities that organizations need to survive and thrive in a world increasingly shaped by social media.

Customized to your event
Every keynote speech by social media expert and keynote speaker Ross Dawson is fully customized to the client and the audience. Energize your event with a presentation by Dawson that will leave your audience with valuable and actionable insights.

The increasing pace of change in business is creating massive challenges and opportunities. The swift rise of communications technologies, global competition, regulatory pressures, and outsourcing are just some of the forces that must be understood and addressed in any effective business strategy. In this interesting keynote, business strategy consultant and keynote speaker Dawson explains the MegaTrends of the global economy, the implications of a networked world based on talent and innovation, and the challenges and opportunities of generational change.

Example: Below are the slides from business strategy consultant and keynote speaker Ross Dawson’s address on Profiting from Accelerating Change, delivered at the MegaTrends Conference in Abu Dhabi. The slides are designed to accompany the presentation and are not intended to be useful on their own. However, they have been provided for illustrative purposes. http://www.slideshare.net/rossdawson/keynote-profiting-from-accelerating-change-megatrends-abu-dhabi-conference

Research has repeatedly shown that an individual’s success and work performance are driven by the quality of their personal networks. Today, the degrees of separation between people are rapidly shrinking. We still meet people and develop many relationships face-to-face. However, online social networks are adding many ways to connect with people, build relationships, exchange ideas, and create an extraordinary life. Those who have the skills and character to create value with others will prosper the most. In this interactive keynote address, business networking expert Ross Dawson will show how connecting with the living networks can create liberating opportunities for yourself and others.

Dawson gave a keynote speech on the topic ‘Driving Business Results through Personal Networks’ at the Gartner Symposium. The presentation covered diverse topics including why we need to understand the Bacon number, why boundary spanners are so critical for organizations, how to enhance serendipity, and steps to being an energizing leader.

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