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.

Debbie Mayo-Smith

After earning a Double Honours Bachelor of Science Degree (in Economics and Geography) from Southern Connecticut University, Debbie worked as a Market Analyst on Wall Street in Manhattan NYC. Three days after getting married in 1985, her husband whisked her off to Wellington New Zealand.

There she joined Tower Trust Services (the mutual fund arm of Tower Corporation) as their first M ...

Dominic Thurbon

Dominic's expertise when coupled together with his accessible and engaging style make him a powerful and provocative speaker, capable of shifting the mindsets of even the most seasoned executives, educators and staff. Covering a range of issues from exciting collaborative technologies, to the role of business process innovation and knowledge management in building a culture of collaboration, Domin ...

Eric Ries

Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned. He previously co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech and he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership. He serves on the advisory board of a ...

Faith Popcorn

Ms. Popcorn shares the advice she gives her exclusive Fortune 500 clientele. Providing a blueprint for future business growth, Faith Popcorn has an uncanny ability to "Braille the Culture" and see what products and processes will motivate consumers in the coming decade, delivering corporate road maps to profits in the future. Her presentations are interactive, guaranteed to challenge the beliefs, ...

Fiona Wood

Dr Fiona Wood was Australian of the Year for 2005; Western Australia's only female plastic surgeon; head of the Royal Perth Hospital's Burns Unit; Director of the Western Australia Burns Service, and co-founder of Clinical Cell Culture, a private company recognised in medical circles for its world-leading research in the treatment of burns. In addition, Dr Wood is a Clinical Professor with the S ...

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