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.

Paul Higgins

Paul established Emergent Futures Pty Ltd as a consulting company combining his long experience in business with his training as a futurist to assist organisations and individuals in the creation of strategy. Paul believes that the application of foresight tools to the strategy process can give organisations a critical edge in a fast moving modern world. He holds a First Class Honours Degree in V ...

Paul Wallbank

Paul Wallbank is one of Australia's leading experts on how industries and societies are changing in this connected, globalised era . Paul helps businesses, governments and community organisations identify the opportunities in this time of rapid change. In explaining trends and technologies such as cloud computing, social networking and broadband technologies, Paul Wallbank deciphers the jargon an ...

Peter Blasina

Peter Blasina is regularly acknowledged for having made a valuable contribution to the high standard of IT journalism both locally and overseas. A well-known face and voice nationally in mainstream newspaper dailies, key technology publications, on broadcasting vehicles such as public broadcaster ABC Radio, and TV station Channel Seven. He also owns and publishes two newsstand magazines that are d ...

Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis is focused on driving breakthroughs in products, companies and industries. He is passionate about solving some of the world's grand challenges. If you're interested in driving and incentivizing breakthrough thinking within your company or industry; or if you're interested getting experts around the world motivated to solve your insolvable problems, you need to create the proper inc ...

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 helps purpose-driven leaders, teams and organisations realise their full potential without trading off their values and realities of work, life and doing business. Purpose-driven approaches balance the tension between profits, people and the planet and he explains what they are, how they work and how to put them into practice.

Phil's the author of Connecting Profit with Purpose and was recently quoted in the AFR report on purpose in business. For more than 15-years, he's been helping clients across all sectors through speaking, workshops, programs and facilitations.

Rael Bricker

Rael Bricker is a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully transformed a health scare into motivation. With a rich background spanning finance, education, and leadership across two continents and two listed companies, Rael addresses key corporate challenges: change management, strategic alignment between culture and strategy, communication barriers, and technological integration. Holding an MBA, MSc, and CSP, he guides global businesses towards operational excellence and strategic success.

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 ...

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