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Ross Dawson Travels from Sydney, NSW

Ross Dawson


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business
  • Consumer Trends
  • Creativity / Innovation
  • Finance
  • Futurist
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Society / Social Trends
  • Strategy and Planning

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

Strong demand for Ross’s expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches and executive workshops in over 30 countries across six continents and consult to leading organizations worldwide such as American Express, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Dubai Ministry of Finance, EY, Gartner, Google, Macquarie Bank, News Limited, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Star Alliance, Visa and many other leading organizations.

He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies Group of companies, which includes professional services and publishing units, futures consultancy Future Exploration Network, executive network The Insight Exchange, and strategy collective intelligence startup Fraxios (currently in stealth mode).

He is author of four books including the bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, and the acclaimed book Living Networks, which The New York Times credits with predicting the social networking revolution.

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 most influential people in the world on topics including the future of work, fintech, crowdfunding, and Enterprise 2.0.

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, Institute of Company Directors Malaysia and Singularity University in Silicon Valley, and is faculty for the innovation programs of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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 has extensive international business experience and speaks five languages.

Keynote Titles

  • AI and the Future of Work
  • Thriving on Overload
  • Your Future in a World of Accelerating Change
  • Excellence in a World of Hybrid Work
  • AI and Innovation Board Briefings and Executive Workshops


Ross’s opening keynote was a fantastic kick-off for the conference. His twin themes of the importance of networking and emerging technology trends set the scene for a great event. Feedback on his presentation was consistently excellent.

ANZA Technology Network

Ross gave a presentation that was smack bang on brief. Absolutely perfect for our event requirements.

Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Ross Dawson is 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.

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