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.

Catherine Ball

Dr. Ball's biggest passion is found working on projects that have a humanitarian aspect, ranging from the use of RPAS for emergency response, to recording cultural heritage, and agricultural assessments.

Dr. Ball has travelled and worked globally on cutting edge projects that combine science, entrepreneurship, empowerment, education, and training.

Charles Brass

As the Chairman of the Futures Foundation, the professional association for Australia's practicing futurists, Charles is ideally placed to identify the forces and trends which are shaping Australia's future. He is also an active member of all major international futures organisations. Humanity is in danger of ignoring four great global trends each of which is individually confronting, but whic ...

Chris Hughes

Co-founder of Facebook and the mastermind behind My.BarackObama.com, two of the most successful startups in modern history, Chris Hughes has spent his brief career developing technologies to make social communication and political organising easier and more efficient. Chris is now an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs who ar ...

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. He is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high speed change, unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today's highly disrupted digital world.

Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner is a world-renowned strategist and author recognized for his expertise in business, technology, and finance. His prolific writing includes over twenty best-selling books on digital banking and technology's impact on humanity. As a seasoned speaker, he offers incisive keynotes, moderations, and chairing, with a focus on how emerging technologies and financial innovations are shaping the world. Not just a theoretician, Skinner identifies as a commercial strategist who crafts future-oriented strategies to drive profitability. However, his vision extends beyond monetary gains; as a father, he is driven by the goal of leveraging technology and finance to ensure a secure, better future for his children. His expertise and insights have made him a reliable advisor to businesses worldwide.

Clem Newton-Brown

As a former planning barrister, Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne and Member of Parliament, Clem has a unique insight into how this transport revolution can be realised. His presentation is not about predicting the future - it is about what he is actually doing to create the urban environment to facilitate the biggest change the world has seen since the invention of the motor vehicle.

Corbin Ball

Corbin Ball, CMP, MS is an international speaker, consultant and writer helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity. With 20 years of experience running international technology meetings, he now is a highly acclaimed speaker with the ability to make complex subjects understandable and fun. He is the technology columnist for Corporate Meetings and Incentives ...

Corrie Block

Dr. Corrie Block is a globally acclaimed business strategist, and the celebrated author of several books including Business is Personal and Spartan CEO. Having started out as a serial entrepreneur, failing forward, and overcoming bankruptcy (twice), his aim is to help millions of people find meaning at work, and connect their personal purpose to their daily attitudes and behaviours. Dr. Corrie Block provides executive coaching, leadership training, and motivational keynotes in top companies worldwide.

Dale Spender

Dale Spender is on the advisory board for the Department of Innovation and Information Economy, and has been on the management committee of the Ideas at the Powerhouse Festival. She is on the board of Enabling Queensland, and is a past member of the committee of management of the Australian Society of Authors, and of AIMIA (Australian Interactive Media and Internet Association). She is the princip ...

Dan Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books– including the long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive. His latest book, To Sell is Human, is a #1 New York Times business bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal business bestseller, and a #1 Washington Post nonfiction bestseller. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages. He lives in Washington, DC ...

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