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Ross Dawson Travels from Sydney, NSW

Ross Dawson


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

Ross Dawson works globally as a futurist, keynote speaker and strategy advisor, inspiring audiences with an exceptionally positive and pragmatic focus on the potential of the future. He has delivered keynotes and strategy workshops in over 30 countries for leading organisations such as American Express, Coca-Cola, Commonwealth Bank, Dubai Ministry of Finance, Gartner, Google, IBM, KPMG, Macquarie Bank, Oracle, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Roche, Telstra and Visa.

Ross’s highly engaging and practical style in highlighting the massive opportunities from accelerating change inspires conference audiences around the world. His global reputation and extensive experience in the realities of corporate innovation across many industries makes him a favourite keynote speaker for client conferences of major technology and professional firms and for strategy meetings of boards, executives and management teams, as well as major public conferences.

Ross works extensively with boards of directors and executive teams on innovation and future-oriented strategy. He frequently speaks at or facilitates board and executive strategy offsites for major companies worldwide. Ross leads the Directing Innovation program of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has run many innovation programs for Institute of Company Directors Malaysia (ICDM).

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, as well as one of the most influential keynote speakers worldwide on social media. Digital Media magazine has named Ross as one of the 40 biggest players in Australia’s digital age.

Keynote Titles

  • 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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