Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author.
He is Founding Chairman of Future Exploration Network, which helps leading organizations act today to create a successful future, and Advanced Human Technologies, a professional services and publishing firm.
Ross is in strong demand globally, having delivered keynote speeches and strategy workshops in 30 countries across six continents for companies such as American Express, Commonwealth Bank, Coca-Cola, EY, Google, News Limited, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Visa and many other leading organizations.
He is author of 4 books including the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw 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, New York Times, The Guardian 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, and Singularity University in Silicon Valley, and is faculty for the innovation programs of Australian Institute of Company Directors and Institute of Company Directors Malaysia.
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.