General Topics ( others available ):
Profiting from Technology Trends
Information technologies are creating extraordinary new possibilities for organizations and their customers. Inter-connectivity is reshaping the business landscape, from how consumers build relationships with companies, to the structure of the supply chain and the nature of global competition.
Technology futurist Ross Dawson can help by pointing organizations to current and future trends in technology and clarifying how these innovations can create business value. Notable trends include the proliferation of the mobile, the power of the cloud, new elements of the media and marketing landscape, and user-driven computing. Dawson also examines how online technologies can build a more efficient organization, including the use of social media and other tools to access new markets, tap global talent, and build powerful customer relationships.
Competing in the Global Economy
The increasing pace of change in business is creating massive challenges and opportunities. The swift rise of communications technologies, global competition, regulatory pressures, and outsourcing are just some of the forces that must be understood and addressed in any effective business strategy. In this interesting keynote, business strategy consultant and keynote speaker 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.
Building Exceptional Client Relationships
Today client loyalty seems like a thing of the past, with pricing, tenders, and procurement managers increasingly driving business. In this world, companies need to create clear strategies to build deeper and broader relationships with their clients. Relationship leaders can customize services, implement deliberate programs to develop trust, and ultimately lock-in their clients by consistently creating greater value. Ross Dawson, the world-renowned author of Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, provides key steps and the inspiration you need to adopt the attitudes and behaviors of true relationship leaders.
Industry & Profession-Specific Topics ( others available ):
Creating the Future of Retail
The world of retail is being transformed, driven by new technologies and increasingly demanding customers. To succeed, retailers – both in physical stores and online – must focus on improving in four domains: Experience, Personalization, Immediacy, and Community. Social media, mobile, and immersive entertainment technologies are helping to bring people into stores, and bring together online and store channels. In this keynote Ross Dawson provides deep insights and advice on how to create massive success in the changing world of retail.
The Future of the CIO
Powerful driving forces in technology and society are shaping a substantially different enterprise technology landscape, with new technology themes such as cloud, mobile, big data, and consumerization being overlaid with increased demands for security, responsiveness and efficiency. The technology function is evolving to a new role as an advisor and solution facilitator to the business, with new opportunities emerging in decision-oriented analytics, cross-enterprise integration and the API-enabled enterprise. Key capabilities for CIOs include an entrepreneurial mindset, board education and governance for transformation. CIOs have the opportunity and responsibility to demonstrate the critical role of technology in a rapidly changing world, positioning them at the heart of the future of their organizations.
The Future of Global Financial Services
The Global Financial Crisis was a massive shock to the system that triggered a major transition for the financial services industry, driven by regulatory shifts, changing customer attitudes, the rapid development of online services, competition from new sources, and industry consolidation. Those finance professionals that embrace new approaches will thrive as the sector adjusts to a dramatically different post-crisis world. This keynote can be adapted to a variety of financial services sectors, including banking, broking, financial markets, investment banking, wealth management, financial planning, and insurance.
About Ross Dawson:
Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author.
He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, which includes international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, leading events company The Insight Exchange, and three more companies being developed in stealth mode.
Strong demand for Ross’s expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches and executive workshops in 27 countries across six continents and consult to leading organizations worldwide such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, News Limited, 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 Implementing Enterprise 2.0. He also writes the highly influential Trends in the Living Networks blog 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, Institute of Banking and Finance, and Singularity University in Silicon Valley.
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.