Ross Dawson

Travels from: New South Wales

Innovative thinker and leading futurist with a practical approach

Categories: Business Speakers, Futurists & Future Trends, Social Media

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Globally recognised as a leading futurist, Ross Dawson is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy.

As the Founding Chairman of four major companies, Ross understands the intricacy of business and trends. 

Ross frequently speaks at major conferences and events across the globe.

He is the author of several books, including ‘Living Networks’, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as the blog ‘Trends in the Living Networks’.

A frequent media commentator, Ross has appeared on ‘CNN’, ‘Bloomberg TV’, ‘SkyNews’, ‘ABC TV’, ‘Today’ and ‘Sunrise’. 

Speaker Topics

Building Exceptional Client Relationships
Ross, the world renowned author of Developing Knowledge Based Client Relationships, shares his expertise on client relationship management
Business in the Age of AI
Practical, powerful insights on how businesses can understand and respond to the implications and opportunities of the rapid rise of Artificial Intelligence.
Competing in the Global Economy
In this powerful keynote, Ross 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.
Creating the Future of Business
In this compelling keynote, futurist Ross Dawson shows what is shaping the future of business in your industry, and the steps you can take to succeed in exciting new ways.
Embracing the Future
Explore how to embrace the future and seize the enormous opportunities ahead.
Future of the Enterprise
What will the future hold for the structure and inner workings of the enterprise? Consult the expertise of business speaker Ross to discover crucial trends and research on the enterprise
Harnessing the Power of Innovation
Be inspired with the new frontiers of effective innovation as Ross offers practical advice on how to innovate faster, better, and more effectively.
Leadership for Radical Times
Ross describes the leaders of today and tomorrow, and how they are turning radical change into massive opportunity.
Platform Strategy: Creating Exponential Value in a Connected World
Platforms are at the heart of value creation today, not just for technology companies and startups, but every organization. This keynote provides powerful insights into how to tap the value of platforms and build fully scalable value creation.
Profiting from Technology Trends
Take an entertaining and insightful look at the latest in technology and how to apply these trends to create business value.
Social Media and the Future
As a social media expert and keynote speaker, Ross shares how to make social media a driving force for your business success.
Tapping Personal Networks to Drive Business Success
In this engaging and highly interactive address, Ross shows how to tap the power of personal networks to drive business success.
The Next 25 Years
Wow your audience with a rollicking ride through the incredible possibilities ahead of us and how we can use technology to create a better future.
The Power of Social Media
Explore the three major perspectives on social media: Engagement, Organizations, and Individuals, as Ross shares his insights on why effective Leadership is essential for value creation from social media.
Thriving on Information Overload
In a world of extraordinary information overload, there is a clear set of habits, approaches and technologies that can help us to master the tide and keep on top of it all. Ross explains how those who learn to thrive on overload will be true masters of the information age.


Ross’ opening keynote was a fantastic kick-off for the conference. His twin themes of the importance of networking and emerging technology trends set the scene for a great event. Feedback on his presentation was consistently excellent

ANZA Technology Network

Ross gave a presentation that was smack bang on brief. Absolutely perfect for our event requirements.

Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Thank you again for speaking and being part of our recent Conference. We had some terrific feedback to your session which certainly opened people’s eyes to the ‘opportunities’ available to them through future technologies and also what changes people will have to make to their existing business models / networks.


Your session was fantastic, incredibly thought provoking and extremely well received by the team. It was exactly what we were looking for and gave us a lot to contemplate as we think about our strategy in the sector.

KPMG Australia

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 was a very entertaining speaker. He captured the audience’s attention and held it for the duration of the presentation. His presentation style was very professional, interesting and he was very easy to listen to. He was timely, presentable and I would use his services again


Ross Dawson - Futurists & Future Trends

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