Renowned Futurist Ross Dawson's Recent Views on the Future

Ross Dawson , leading Australia-based futurist, and author of best-seller “Living Networks”, shares his views on Facebook’s IPO, the future of radio, and more…

Do you want to live forever? | Trends in the Living Networks


Ross Dawson, February 3, 2012 at 11:57 am. For any student of potential disruptive technological advances, life extension inevitably looms as one that could completely change the condition of humanity. While there is heated debate about

Facebook’s IPO and its plans for China and global domination


Ross Dawson, February 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm. Yesterday I was interviewed by Radio Australia in a piece titled Facebook IPO filing reveals China plans. Their website includes a podcast and transcript of the segment. Below are the parts where I

The future of radio will be a personal mosaic of global and local


Ross Dawson, February 2, 2012 at 10:32 pm. On Tuesday I was interviewed as part of a 30 minute panel discussion on ABC Queensland on the future of radio. The podcast of the program is here. It was a wide ranging discussion, and we

The headache (and opportunity) of managing your company’s online


“Reputations are more visible – and more vulnerable – than ever before,” says futurist Ross Dawson, who cites reputation as one of the key themes for 2012. So what can you do to ensure that your organisation is remembered

Dominant themes for 2012: transformation and beyond | Trends in


Dominant themes for 2012: transformation and beyond. Ross Dawson, January 16, 2012 at 10:59 am. In December I created a list of 12 themes to frame the year ahead, and then explored the ideas in a number of media interviews. The slides

Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author.

He is Founding Chairman of four companies: international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, leading events company 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 bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, and the highly successful Implementing Enterprise 2.0. 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, European Business Network, Channel News Asia, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, New York Times, The Guardian and many others. Ross was recently named 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 and the Institute of Banking and Finance.

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.

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