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Ross Dawson Travels from Sydney, NSW

Ross Dawson


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

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

  • Leadership in a post-COVID world
  • Thriving on OverloadĀ 
  • High-Performance Work in a Hybrid World
  • Reinvention for a post-pandemic future
  • Virtual Excellence: Leadership and success in a virtual world
  • Creating the Future of Business
  • Leadership for Radical Times
  • Profiting from Technology Trends
  • Competing in a Global Economy
  • The Power of Social Media
  • Thriving on Information Overload
  • Building Exceptional Client Relationships
  • Embracing the Future
  • Tapping Personal Networks to Drive Business Success
  • Harnessing the Power of Innovation
  • The Future of Financial Services
  • Disruption and Innovation
  • Social Media and the Future
  • Platform Strategy: Creating Exponential Value in a Connected World
  • Future of the Enterprise
  • Zen and Technology: Being Happy and Productive in an Accelerating World


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.

Online Banking Review

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

I would like to thank you for contributing to our Professional Services Executive Advisory Council meeting in Miami. As the keynote presentation, you got the summit off to a great start in helping SAP and global industry leaders present to develop and define a long-term vision for the industry. Many of the follow on discussions referred back to the points you raised. Your insights and professionalism were evident to all in attendance.



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