Ross Dawson

Futurist, author, speaker & CEO

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

He is Founding Chairman of four companies: international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, leading events firm The Insight Exchange, and influence ratings start-up Repyoot.

Strong demand for Ross's expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches across six continents and consult to leading organizations worldwide such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, Microsoft, News Corporation, Procter & Gamble and many others.

He is author of the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, and the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution. 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, Washington Post, CIO, Australian Financial Review, BRW and many others. Ross was recently named 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 top-tier academic institutions around the world, including Australian Graduate School of Management and the University of Virginia

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.

Ross Dawson talks about:

Ross Dawson fully every keynote presentation to suit the client and situation. Below are examples of keynote speeches Ross has delivered and can adapt to your specific needs.

General audience

  • Creating the Future of Business
  • Leadership for Radical Times
  • Profiting from Technology Trends
  • Embracing the Future
  • The Power of Social Media
  • Competing in the Global Economy
  • Tapping Personal Networks to Drive Business Success
  • Harnessing the Power of Innovation
  • Building Exceptional Client Relationships
  • Thriving on Information Overload
  • Industry specific topics

  • Creating the Future of Media
  • The Future of Financial Services
  • Leadership in Professional Services
  • Influence is the Future of Marketing and PR
  • 2020: The Future of Work and Organizations
  • The Global Health Economy: Today and Tomorrow
  • How Technology is Transforming Aged Care
  • The Future of Libraries and Museums
  • Client testimonials

    Ross Dawson has achieved a remarkable synthesis of concepts that powerfully capture the zeitgeist of today's business environment. Executives should heed his words, to clarify their role in shaping the emerging living global network of business.

    IBM Symposium

    An engaging speaker with the ability to get people thinking beyond tomorrow. He spells out what it will take for businesses to succeed in the knowledge-based economy of the future, providing a practical framework that audiences from any services industry can understand.

    Online Banking Review

    Thank you again for speaking and being part of our recent Mindshop Australasian Conference in Melbourne. We had some terrific feedback to your session which certainly opened people’s eyes to the ‘opportunities’ available to them through future technologies and also what changes people will have to make to their existing business models / networks.

    Mindshop

    Ross spoke at a senior management team offsite themed about partnership models. His presentation stimulated our thinking on several levels. It challenged our preconceptions about the value of information, the adoption and adaptation of new technologies, the shifts in client relationships and the networked economy. His thoughts on leadership and communication were extremely valuable in promoting a lively discussion. Ross is an innovative thinker and has a practical and engaging approach to presenting his ideas and knowledge. His contribution to our offsite was one of the keys to making it such a success.

    ABN Amro Australia