Education Speakers

Roy Larke

Roy Larke has more than 20 years of experience working in Japan both as an academic and consultant. Currently, Mr. Larke is based in Tokyo, working as Professor of International Marketing and Japanese Business at Rikkyo University. Rikkyo is the eighth ranked private university in the country, but the recently opened College of Business ranked third in its first year. He is also a leading retail a ...

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Sam Cawthorn

Sam is a thought leader and expert in not only bouncing back, but bouncing forward. He is the CEO for Empowering Enterprises and has been featured in USA Today and the New York Times. He is also a State Winner for the Young Australian of the Year.

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Sattar Bawany

Prof Sattar Bawany is a Chief Learning Officer & Master Executive Coach. He is also the Adjunct Professor of Strategy from the Paris Graduate School of Management. Prof Bawany has over 25 years' international business management experience, including 15 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development and training with global management consulting firms. Concurrently, ...

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Scott Steinberg

Scott Steinberg is the CEO of a management consulting and market research firm which helps clients more effectively connect, communicate and create lasting value. One of the world's best-known business strategists and communications experts, he serves as a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, universities and startups, helping them identify emerging cultural, social and tech ...

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Sean Choolburra

Sean Choolburra has carved his niche as Australia's No 1 indigenous entertainer. After winning the NSW Raw Comedy final, Sean has gone on to prove himself as a dynamic and versatile comedian, rap singer, dancer, storyteller, actor & hip-hop didge player. Hailing from Townsville, Sean has an established career as a dancer and created the NGARU Dance Company and performed all over the world with th ...

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Stephen Heppell

Stephen Heppell is an English educator who specialises in the use of ICT in education. He is a Professor at Bournemouth University, Chair in New Media Environments, Emeritus Professor Anglia Ruskin University, Visiting Professor University of Wales, Newport. Heppell is best known for his work at Ultralab, part of Anglia Polytechnic University. There, he worked on education projects such as 'Learni ...

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Stephen Ogden-Barnes

Steve Ogden Barnes is a retail marketing specialist with an extensive background in the profession and academia. He has delivered retail education programs, retail consultancy, seminars, lectures and conference, focusing on global retail trends, retail innovation, multi-channel retailing, retail strategy and sales promotion. Steve is a highly experienced speaker. He has delivered numerous in-com ...

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Vikram Mansharamani

Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and Lecturer at Yale University. Dr. Mansharamani teaches the seminar 'Financial Booms & Busts' to Yale College undergraduates, an extremely popular course as indicated by student reviews and enrollment. He is also the author of BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and is a regular commentator in the financial medi ...

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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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