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Gihan Perera

Travels from: Western Australia

A futurist and speaker giving businesses insights into the future

Categories: Futurists & Future Trends

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Gihan Perera is a futurist, conference speaker, author and consultant who gives audiences a glimpse into what is ahead and how they can become fit for the future, in both professional and personal lives.

Since 1997, he has worked with business leaders, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and other change agents, helping them with their strategy for thriving in a fastchanging world. He has clients throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the USA and Canada.

Gihan is the author of 'The Future of Leadership', 'Disruption By Design', as well as 10 additional books. He has always taken the lead in embracing emerging technologies and trends, from his university thesis in robotics and artificial intelligence, to leading a software development team building the infrastructure for the early Internet, founding one of Australia’s first Web development companies in 1996, teaching thought leaders how to engage in e-learning platforms, and helping business leaders build their personal brand and online influence.

Because innovation is everybody’s business, and the best ideas can come from anywhere, Gihan has worked with a number of industries – including healthcare, financial services, mining and resources, property, local government, education, and technology. Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world (and #1 in Australia) in his area of expertise.

He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the only internationally recognised designation for professional speakers. Gihan has always been interested in people and the way they communicate – and how to become fit for the future, so they embrace change, act on opportunities, and live happier lives

Speaker Topics

Disruption by Design: Innovate from the inside out
Innovation and disruption are two sides of the same coin: Disruption is when change happens to you, innovation is when you lead the change yourself. Innovation is business now, and the best organisations and teams foster a culture of ongoing innovation. Successful teams make innovation a habit, so it becomes embedded into everyday work and an important part of the culture.
Fit for the Future: Thriving, not just surviving, in a disrupted world
Digital disruption, global reach, and the changing workplace affect us all. That is bad news if you are not willing to change, but exciting news if you are willing to embrace the new opportunities. Take an inspiring, eye opening, and engaging ride into the future to learn about the global megatrends shaping your industry, the mindset that helps you lead the change, and the skills you need to get things done in a fast changing world.
The Best Workplace on Earth: Attract and keep the best people
The workplace of the future will be very different from the workplace of today. It is not just technology and automation, but the environment you create for attracting the smart, talented, savvy people with the skills you need for future proofing your organisation. The bad news is that those stars are in demand, and can choose where they work. Are you providing the workplace that will attract and keep them?
The Future of Leadership: Building high-performance teams for a complex world
Our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world needs a new kind of leadership. The most successful organizations and teams move fast, change quickly, and adapt to their environment faster. Learn how to engage a modern workforce, tap into the unique skills and talents of team members, and lead effectively in an uncertain future.


Gihan’s presentation in our strategic planning session was highly engaging and resonated well with those present. His approach and discussion stimulated the participants to think more about what could be in the future and provided an excellent pathway leading into the workshops that followed.

St John of God Health Care

Gihan’s presentation was a great opening session at our recent senior leader’s forum. Gihan cleverly integrated his knowledge and facts about technology evolutions and other global disruptions into a compelling story about the change occurring in our working lives, and how we can best respond to it as leaders and individuals. Gihan’s perspective on the changing ‘world of work’ and the critical skills leaders need to do develop to ensure clarity and engagement for their employees, was insightful and resonated with our leaders.

Energy Queensland Limited

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