Change Speakers

Life is all about change, so it's good to hear from the futurists, trends analysts and creative gurus. Ovations offer Change Speakers from all walks of life: from master chefs to marketing consultants, experienced broadcasters to organizational strategists, it's important to listen to the visionaries. Globalization has made business more competitive than ever before. Help your team stay prepared.

Adam Fraser

Let's face it, life is getting faster and faster and shows no signs of slowing down. Business is more competitive now than any other time in history. Companies and individuals now more than ever need to out create, out innovate and out market their competition. The result of this is a workforce that is having serious issues around sustaining high performance. 83 percent of employees are indifferen ...

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw, an Australian lawyer and the 2010 winner of the second series of MasterChef Australia, defeating student Callum Hann in the final. Liaw was a young prodigy, completing year 11 at just 14 years old, enrolling in university at 16 and becoming a lawyer at 21; but there seemed little doubt that Liaw's world would eventually centre around cooking. "I first remember cooking when I was eight ...

Adam Salzer

Adam Salzer, Director/Greater China at PricewaterhouseCoopers, is an economist by education and practice, with 20 years experience in high level strategic and management consultancy throughout Asia Pacific. Mr. Salzer has extensive experience in Greater China and was responsible for establishing the first HR joint venture consulting group between a Western HR company and a Chinese government minis ...

Adam Smith

Adam is an expert commentator and consultant specialising in partnership development and network building in and around schools. Adam is a Board Member of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), regular Education Analyst for Channel 10's 'The Project' and a contributor for the Australian Financial Review. As former CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and Education Foundatio ...

Alain de Botton

Acclaimed author, journalist, broadcaster and speaker, Alain de Botton's works tackles questions of everyday life and refer both to his own experiences and ideas – and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers of the past. His work has been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' With a philosophical eye and his characteristic combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton's humorous ...

Alan Cartwright

Alan is a highly skilled organisational strategist, trainer and facilitator. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Organisational Behaviour. Alan is an accredited trainer, skilled in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is accredited in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. ...

Alvin Law

Alvin's story is about real-life challenge and triumph and is one that is impossible to forget. Alvin Law, (CSP, HoF) can be hard to define. It seems obvious when you see him, but when you experience his program, something indescribable takes place. He has no arms, so you think his program must be yet another example of someone overcoming a handicap. But ask Alvin and he'd say it's that very p ...

Anders Sorman-Nilsson

ANDERS SÖRMAN-NILSSON is a global futurist and innovation strategist who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies. With an average of 240 international travel days a year, Anders’ view is that the future and the now are converging in a city or start-up near you, giving the curious, the creative and the courageous a competitive and sustainable edge. At the same time, that same future contains fearsome forecasts for futurephobes.

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