Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and
authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of four companies: international
consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future
Exploration Network, leading events firm The Insight Exchange, and online start-up Repyoot.
Strong demand for Ross’s expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches across six
continents and consult to leading organizations worldwide such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie
Bank, Microsoft, News Corporation, Procter & Gamble and many others.
He is author of the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships,
now out in its second edition, and the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw the social
networking revolution. He also writes the highly influential Trends in the Living Networks blog,
has written White Papers for organizations including SAP and Microsoft, 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 run executive education programs and lectured at numerous top-tier academic
institutions around the world, including Australian Graduate School of Management, Institute of
Banking & Finance, and the University of Virginia.
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.