Social Media and the Future
Social media expert and keynote speaker Ross Dawson shares how to make social media a driving force for your business success. In the last decade, social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, LinkedIn, blogs and more have transformed how people communicate with friends, keep up with news, do business, and express their opinions on the companies they buy from. No organization can ignore the fact that their customers are talking about them with the world at large, and making decisions based on what they find on Internet, be it true or false. Many companies have discovered that social media in fact offers extraordinary opportunities for marketing, building powerful customer relationships, and attracting talented staff.
Competing in the Global Economy
In this powerful keynote, futurist Ross Dawson 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.
The increasing pace of change in business is creating massive challenges and opportunities. The swift rise of communications technologies, global competition, regulatory pressures, and outsourcing are just some of the forces that must be understood and addressed in any effective business strategy. In this interesting keynote, business strategy consultant and keynote speaker Dawson 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.
Tapping Personal Networks to Drive Business Success
In this engaging and highly interactive address, business networking expert and keynote speaker Ross Dawson shows how to tap the power of personal networks to drive business success. Research has repeatedly shown that an individual's success and work performance are driven by the quality of their personal networks. Today, the degrees of separation between people are rapidly shrinking. We still meet people and develop many relationships face-to-face. However, online social networks are adding many ways to connect with people, build relationships, exchange ideas, and create an extraordinary life. Those who have the skills and character to create value with others will prosper the most. In this interactive keynote address, business networking expert Ross Dawson will show how connecting with the living networks can create liberating opportunities for yourself and others.
Harnessing the Power of Innovation
In this insightful keynote, futurist Ross Dawson inspires his audience with the new frontiers of effective innovation, and offers practical advice on how to innovate faster, better, and more effectively. In a globalized, commoditized world, the only remaining sustainable advantage lies in consistent innovation. Networks, both inside and outside the organization, are the keys to successful innovation in products, business processes, and strategy. Staff and their ideas can be connected in new ways to yield powerful outcomes. Even giants such as IBM, Boeing, and Procter & Gamble have realized they cannot be self-sufficient in innovation, making them adopt "open innovation" approaches that reach outside to a larger world of talent. Open source software concepts provide a valuable foundation for many emerging commercial models. Today more than ever, those who are better at developing rich knowledge-based relationships have an enormous advantage over their competitors, especially in terms of innovation.
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. Platforms are at the center of value creation today, providing the business model for the most successful companies on the planet, including Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, AirBnB, Facebook, Snapchat, American Express, and Visa and now being adopted by other leaders such as Walmart, Nike, UPS, General Electric, Disney and many others. Platform strategy requires shifting mindset and organizational capabilities to be focused outside, enabling others to connect to create value. This enables the potential for exponential growth, including innovation structures that are fully scalable.
Building Exceptional Client Relationships
Ross Dawson, keynote speaker and the world-renowned author of Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, shares his expertise on client relationship management.
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. Those who learn to thrive on overload will be true masters of the information age, says futurist Ross Dawson.
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 Dawson to discover crucial trends and research on the enterprise.
The Power of Social Media
Futurist Ross Dawson explores three major perspectives on social media: Engagement, Organizations, and Individuals, and shares his insights on why effective Leadership is essential for value creation from social media.
Creating the Future of Media
Media futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson explains the driving forces in the media landscape, and how to profit from these shifts.
The Future of Financial Services
What steps should the financial services industry take to survive and thrive in the future? Building on his background in financial services, keynote speaker and futurist Ross Dawson examines how the sector can manage the future with confidence.
Leadership in Professional Services
Keynote speaker and business futurist Ross Dawson points to the new ways of working that professionals must embrace to succeed in the challenging times ahead.
The Future of Associations
In a connected world, traditional models for associations need to change. Futurist Ross Dawson provides compelling and inspiring perspectives on how associations can flourish by create immense and unique value for their members.
The Future of the CIO
Keynote speaker and technology expert Ross Dawson shows the opportunities for Chief Information Officers to lead the transformation of enterprise technology and their organizations.
Shaping the Future of Healthcare
Powerful driving forces are shaping the future of healthcare, with massive opportunities for individuals, society, and healthcare providers for those ready to seize them.
Creating the Future of Retail
Leading futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson examines the latest trends in retail and the extraordinary future for those willing to create and shape a new era for the industry.
The Future of the Home
The homes of the future will be connected, responsive, safe, will keep us healthy and happy, and will increasingly draw on exciting new construction technologies.
The Future of Universities and Education
In this keynote address, futurist Ross Dawson provides powerful insights into the disruption underway in tertiary education, and how both incumbents and new entrants can seize the emerging opportunities.
Influence is the Future of Marketing and PR
How is the concept of influence transforming the world of marketing and PR? In this exciting keynote, marketing speaker and thought leader Ross Dawson shares the latest trends, insights, and opportunities for these industries.
The Future of Work and Organizations
In this stimulating address, leading futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson investigates how to maintain a competitive organizational structure by harnessing the key forces driving the future of work and organizations.
The Global Health Economy: Today and Tomorrow
What will the future of health hold? And what actions today could drive a healthier society tomorrow? Hear the thoughts of leading futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson.
How Technology is Transforming Aged Care
World-renowned futurist and author Ross Dawson discusses emerging IT trends and how best to take advantage of the resulting opportunities.
The Future of Local Retail
Business futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson examines how business is changing and the impact on local retail, communities, and suburban main streets.
The Future of Libraries and Museums
Futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson offers insights into the future of libraries and museums and the opportunities these institutions have to energize communities.
The Future of Sales is Social
Social media futurist Ross Dawson informs sales teams how they can best use social media to successfully engage with their clients and prospects.
A Future of Crowds: Implications for Government and Society
In this compelling keynote, futurist Ross Dawson describes the underlying tenets of crowdsourcing and examines how they can be applied successfully in government.