Future/Trends Speakers

The future is just around the corner. Stay ahead of that curve. Ovations offers a chance to hear from the globe's futurists, helping plan and strategize our tomorrow. Pioneering intellectuals and industry experts range from business to web marketing, green futurists to staff development, as you will soon see, our range is vast. Any institution or enterprise can learn a lot from these renowned experts. Bring your team's potential to its full visionary capacity. Start here.

Peter Jones

"I remember sitting for hours in my father's office leather chair, dreaming of running a multi-million pound business." Peter Jones is proof that drive, passion and sheer determination to succeed no matter the odds is possible! Today, Peter has interests in a wide range of companies and a variety of markets which collectively generate sales of more than 250 million pounds and employ more than 1,00 ...

Peter Thorpe

Peter Thorpe started his career in sales at the age of eighteen. By the time he was thirty, he had become the General Manager of Sharp Corporation of Australia. He left Sharp to start his own business and since then, he has been a retailer, an importer and has operated his own advertising business. In 1988, with no previous experience in publishing, he decided to start his own magazine. Called " ...

Phil Preston

Phil is a globally recognised expert on purpose trends and strategies who helps individuals, teams and organisations build resilience and growth with positive impact, having previously managed high-performance global teams during his corporate career. He is the author of Connecting Profit with Purpose and host of both the The Purpose Edge and Business Purpose Trends podcasts, and has worked with a wide range of blue chip clients across all sectors.

Rael Bricker

As a seasoned entrepreneur who turned a health scare into motivation, Rael Bricker leverages his diverse experiences from finance to education, on two continents and two listed companies. He serves businesses globally, having navigated challenges from starting companies to managing billions in loans. His partnerships are a blend of real-world experience with academic qualifications (MBA, MSc, CSP) to guide people and companies towards excellence.

Ray Hammond

Ray Hammond is a world-renowned futurologist, technology analyst and commentator on the digital age. He is a best-selling author whose titles have been published in 44 countries and in 23 languages. Ray Hammond is also a regular contributor to 'MIT Technology Review,' 'Computing', 'Business and Technology' and 'New Media Investor'. Today, Ray provides keynote lectures, workshops and seminars on ...

Raymond Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil has been described as 'the restless genius' by the Wall Street Journal, and 'the ultimate thinking machine' by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the 'rightful heir to Thomas Edison', and PBS included Ray as one of 16 'revolutionaries who made America'. along with other inventors of the past two centuries. As one of the leading ...

Richard Neville

A well known social commentator on trends, innovation, the new consumer, info-tech and globalisation. He calls his presentation 'Seeing the footprints of the future in the shifting sands'. While the content is widely varied, depending on the needs of clients, his aim is to empower audiences to contemplate a range of possible futures. ...

Richard Watson

Richard Watson is a speaker and consultant who advises organisations on the future, focusing particularly on the impact of trends on long-term strategy. Richard is the publisher of "What's Next" - a trends report offering clear, concise and non-sensationalist commentary on trends in society, business, science & technology, government and the environment. Each issue covers trends across twelve s ...

Robert Brand

Robert Brand has a long history with space and the moon. At the age of 17 he wired up much of the video and communications systems in Sydney Australia that brought the world the Apollo 11 video from the moon. Over many years he has been stationed at the Parkes Radio Telescope for NASA's Voyager encounters with Uranus and Neptune and ESA's Giotto encounter with Halleys Comet. In more recent years h ...

Robert Kirby

Robert has over 20 years of experience in managing and leading multi-national companies in Europe and Asia. Because of his unique Leadership Style and his passion toward Total Quality and Service Excellence, a number of organisations under his leadership received awards on Quality Excellence, People Development Excellence and Service Excellence. In his previous life as a Hotel General Manager, Rob ...

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