Ross Dawson (ENG)

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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 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 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 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 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. 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.


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  • Feb 02, 2010 — Vistage
    12 Trends that will define business in the “new normal”
    Ross Dawson interviewed on the key issues in reputation management and collective intelligence
  • Jan 28, 2010 — ABC 7:30 Report
    The social impact of the population boom
    Ross Dawson interviewed on Australia’s long-term future
  • Jan 22, 2010 — Sky Business
    The implications of Google and China
    Ross Dawson interviewed about the implications of the stand-off between Google and China
  • Jan 17, 2010 — Sunday Times – Perth
    What to expect in 2010
    Ross Dawson quoted on key trends and implications for the year ahead
  • Dec 09, 2009 — Sky Business
    Charging for online news – will it work?
    Ross Dawson interviewed on plans by News Corp and others to charge for online news and the likely outcomes
  • Dec 02, 2009 — Sky Business
    Trends in online retailing
    Ross Dawson interviewed on the data from Black Friday and Cyber Monday and how the world of online retailing is changing