He is Founding Chairman of four companies: international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, leading events company The Insight Exchange, and online 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, 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 and the Institute of Banking and Finance.
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.
Keynote speaking topics
Every keynote speech by Ross Dawson is fully customized to the client and situation.
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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. Read More..
Leadership for Radical Times
Keynote Speaker and futurist Ross Dawson describes the leaders of today and tomorrow, and how they are turning radical change into massive opportunity. Read More..
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. Read More..
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. Read More..
The Power of Social Media
Social media expert and keynote speaker Ross Dawson gives insights into making social media a driving force for your business success. Read More..
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. Read More..
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. Read More..
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. Read More..
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. Read More..
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. Read More..
Future of the Enterprise
In this highly insightful keynote presentation, business speaker Ross Dawson shares his insights on future of the enterprise. Read More..
Industry specific keynote speaking topics
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
Futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson 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
Keynote speaker 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.
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