Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, bestselling author, and entrepreneur.
Ross is in strong demand globally, having delivered keynote speeches and strategy workshops in over 30 countries across six continents for companies 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.
Ross Dawson is a futurist and entrepreneur in worldwide demand for his uncanny skill at predicting developments and trends. He is best known for his book “Living Networks” which forecasted the rise of social networking and impact it would have on the way we do business and live.
While Ross believes the future is unpredictable, he teaches audiences and organizations around the globe to analyze current trends and uncertainties so that they can orchestrate better decisions and actions today.
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 4 books including the acclaimed book ‘Living Networks‘, which The New York Times credits with predicting the social networking revolution, the Amazon.com bestseller ‘Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships’, now out in its second edition, the highly successful ‘Implementing Enterprise 2.0’, and most recently ‘Getting Results From Crowds’, and has published over 100 articles in leading publications worldwide.
Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, The New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian, The Times, BBC, Le Monde, Die Welt, El País and many others.
Ross has been named as one of the most influential people in the world in the future of work, fintech, crowdfunding, and 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, 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, most recently at Thomson Financial as Global Director – Capital Markets as well as for Merrill Lynch and NCR. He has worked at senior levels in many countries and cultures, and speaks five languages.