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Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson

Ross is an innovative thinker and has a practical and engaging approach to presenting his ideas and knowledge. He is a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author and is Founding Chairman of four companies

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Testimonials for Ross Dawson

Ross did an excellent job. He interpreted the brief very well and facilitated the workshop in a very professional way. I am sure we will have the opportunity to use his services again.

Matthew Birch, Head of Treasury and Capital Markets, BNP Paribas Australia


Ross Dawson was the keynote speaker at two events we sponsored and I have also seen Ross speak on other occasions. His talk is engaging and informative. Our feedback from his speaking averaged well over 4.5 out of 5 which is as high as we have experienced previously. 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.

Tony Dormer, Managing Director, Kreston Dormers


We would like to thank you for your valuable contribution at our Non-Executive Director Forum on technology. We have received very positive feedback from the attendees.

Angus James, Chief Executive, ABN Amro Australia


I would like to express to you, my personal thanks for your contribution to the Garrisons ‘Invigorate’ Conference. The feedback I have received from your presentation has been extremely positive and valuable to all who attended this year.

Kim White, Managing Director, Garrisons Pty Ltd


Ross was a very entertaining speaker. He captured the audience’s attention and held it for the duration of the presentation. His presentation style was very professional, interesting and he was very easy to listen to. He was timely, presentable and I would use his services again if the opportunity arose.

Mike O’Brien, Chief Investment Officer, AXA

Ross Dawson Travels from NSW
Fee Range: ::$10001 to $15000

Ross Dawson's Biography

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

e 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 is in strong demand globally as a keynote speaker. His compelling insights into the future of business are delivered in entertaining presentations that leave audiences stimulated and inspired. He has extensive experience speaking to the financial services, professional services, technology, media, and association sectors.

Speaking Topics Include

Every keynote speech by Ross Dawson is fully customised for the client and situation. Examples of keynote speech topics include:


Keynote speaking topics for a general audience


Creating the Future of Business In this compelling keynote Ross Dawson shows what is shaping the future of business in your industry, and the steps you can take to succeed in this exciting world.


Leadership for Radical Times  Ross describes the leaders of today and tomorrow, and how they are turning radical change into massive opportunity.


Profiting from Technology Trends Ross Dawson takes an entertaining and insightful look at the latest in technology and how to apply these trends to creating business value.


Embracing the Future Globally recognized futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson gives insights on how to embrace the future and seize the enormous opportunities ahead.


Social Media and the Future Social media expert and keynote speaker Ross Dawson gives insights into making social media a driving force for your business success.


Competing in the Global Economy In this compelling keynote 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.


Tapping Personal Networks to Drive Business Success In this compelling and highly interactive keynote address, business networking expert and keynote speaker Ross Dawson shows how to tap the power of personal networks to drive business success.


Harnessing the Power of Innovation In this inspirational and insightful keynote, Ross Dawson shows his audience the new frontiers of effective innovation, and offers practical prescriptions on how to innovate faster, better, and more effectively.


Building Exceptional Client Relationships Ross Dawson, keynote speaker and the world-renowned author of Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, shares his expertise on client relationship management.


Thriving on Information Overload In a world of extraordinary information overload, there are a clear set of habits, approaches and technology tools that can help us to master the tide and keep on top of it all. Those who learn to thrive on overload will be true masters of the information age.

Future of the Enterprise In this highly insightful keynote presentation, business speaker Ross Dawson shares his insights on future of the enterprise.


The Power of Social Media

Futurist Ross Dawson goes through three major perspectives on social media: Engagement, Organizations, and Individuals & shares his insights on why effective Leadership is essential for value creation from social media.


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Creating the Future of Media Media futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson explains the driving forces in the media landscape, and how to profit from these shifts.


The Future of Financial Services Ross Dawson is a highly acclaimed keynote speaker and futurist. His compelling insights into the future of financial services industry leave audiences stimulated and inspired


Leadership in Professional Services Keynote speaker and futurist Ross Dawson points to the new ways of working that professionals must embrace to succeed in the challenging times ahead.


The Future of Universities In this keynote address, futurist Ross Dawson provides powerful insights into the disruption underway in tertiary education, and how both incumbents and new entrants can seize the emerging opportunities. 


Influence is the Future of Marketing and PR In this keynote address, marketing speaker and thought leader Ross Dawson shares the latest trends, insights, and opportunities in the world of marketing and PR. 


2020: The Future of Work and Organizations In this compelling keynote, leading futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson gives insights into future of work and organizations and the need for flexible and networked structures.


The Future of Retail Ross examines the latest retail trends and the extraordinary future for those willing to create and shape its coming new era.


The Global Health Economy: Today and Tomorrow Futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson gives insights into the future of health and the actions today that could drive a healthier society tomorrow.


How Technology is Transforming Aged Care World-renowned futurist and author Ross Dawson discusses emerging IT trends and how best to take advantage of the resulting opportunities.

The Future of Libraries and Museums Ross Dawson offers insights into the future of libraries and museums and the opportunities these institutions have to energize communities.


The Future of Sales is Social Social media futurist Ross Dawson gives compelling insights on how sales teams can best use social media to successfully engage with their clients and prospects.


A Future of Crowds: Implications for Government and Society In this compelling keynote futurist Ross Dawson describes the underlying tenets of crowdsourcing and examines how they can be applied in government.