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.

David Houle

David Houle is a futurist, strategist and keynote speaker. He has always been slightly ahead the curve. David is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines. He has keynoted numerous conferences both across the country and internationally. He is regularly invited to speak and corporate management retreats. He recently won a Speaker of ...

David McCaughan

Dave McCaughan is a bibliosexual. It's not just the name of the marketing consultancy he has started it's a belief that we are all defined by sometimes irrational loyalty to ideas, media and brands. So what he does is break down the most 'mundane', 'daily', or to use marketing parlance 'low interest' subjects and explain why we love them, what is important in ... ...

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 makes 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, Dominic Thurbon has cracked the code for making change happen, with the ultimate formula to drive innovation, future-proof your workforce and design brands that really matter.

Dr Catriona Wallace

Dr Catriona Wallace is an Artificial Intelligence and Metaverse specialist. Catriona has been recognised by AFR as the most influential woman in business and entrepreneurship and by Onalytica as one of the top speakers on both Ethical AI and the Metaverse, internationally. Catriona co-authored the book Checkmate Humanity: the how and why of Responsible AI.

An expert in Digital Transformation, Dr Wallace is an Adjunct Professor, Founder of the Responsible Metaverse Alliance and Co-Chairs Richard Branson’s B Team AI Coalition. Catriona was the Founder of a machine learning company based out of New York and is also a mother of five.

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, ...

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