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

Testimonials

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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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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