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Peter Williams is a recognised thought leader and practitioner in Innovation with a particular focus on digital innovation as well as how societal and technology changes will impact the future of industries.

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Lessons in Leadership: The CEO and the Horse Whisperer

Lessons in Leadership: The CEO and the Horse Whisperer


Your approach to leadership has been a constant source of inspiration and almost a benchmark as I search for my next project or workplace.

Murray // @Muzroyale

Loved Peter's presentation, funny and engaging. Easy to understand for someone not so tech savvy. Great presentation.

Recruitment & Consulting Services Association NSW/ACT Region

Totally irreverent, very entertaining and humorous, however, amongst all of that, he had a great underlying message and some fantastic examples delivered in totally "non-geek" language.

Recruitment & Consulting Services Association NSW/ACT Region

BRILLIANT, one of the best presentations. Real, down to earth, lots of take away information from a global and local perspective. AWESOME!!!

Recruitment & Consulting Services Association NSW/ACT Region

Although his professional training was as a Chartered Accountant Pete started working with internet technologies in 1993 while working in the UK and on his return to Australia in 1996 founded an eBusiness Consulting group within Deloitte Australia. Since that time Peter was the CEO of the Eclipse Group, a Deloitte subsidiary that was one of Australia’s largest web and mobile development firms, and then founded Deloitte Digital, which now operates in over 30 countries, employs more than 10,000 people and has been recently called out as the 3rd largest Digital Agency network in the world by AdAge in New York.

Peter is Chief Edge Officer for Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU. The Centre focuses on major changes in the business environment driven by digital innovation and globalisation. It identifies and explores emerging opportunities related to big shifts not yet on the senior management agenda but ought to be. While it is focused on long-term trends and opportunities, it is equally focused on implications for near-term action, the day-to-day environment of executives and their teams.

Accolades include:

  • Chairman of Deloitte’s Innovation Council since 2004 and has worked with boards and senior executives of many companies helping them understand and adapt to the rapidly changing digital environment as well as being a sought after speaker and media commentator both locally and internationally.
  • Co-founder of Family History start up LifeTimes www.lifetimes.co which he calls his side project.
  • Adjunct Professor at RMIT, and on the boards of Deloitte Foundation, Reach Foundation and Hall and Wilcox Lawyers.
  • Using Technology, Peter was responsible for assisting Flowerdale to rebuild after the Black Friday Bushfires

Peters knowledge on various Industries is very diverse. His Keynotes & Workshops look at Emerging Technology and the impact this is having on individuals & their business.

Speaking Topics

Speaking topics include...

Keeping pace with Digital Innovation

  • Entering the Digital Golden Age
  • Applying a digital lens
  • Why transformations don’t work
  • Getting out of your own way
  • Experiments not business cases
  • Creating an adaptive technology environment
  • How to manage innovation
  • New ways of working
  • Building a high performing ecosystem
  • Learning faster to move faster
  • It is about Out think, Out Execute not Out Spend

Navigating The Future Business Landscape

  • How the digital world has changed the business landscape
  • The emerging roles and business models
  • Fragmentation and Consolidation, a self-supporting cycle
  • What will fragment and what will consolidate
  • How will players in the industry ecosystem interact and evolve
  • Winning Strategies to Position for the Future 

What is AI - Machines will Learn but What will we Teach Them?

  • Your everyday experience of AI
  • Types of AI and How it works?
  • The benefits of AI
  • The Dark side of AI
  • AI in decision making
  • The Inevitability of Bias
  • Is your data being used in ways you anticipated
  • The Creeped Out Consumer
  • The Regulators fight back
  • Keeping Humans in the Loop
  • Avoiding trouble

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