Future Trends Speakers

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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Robyn Williams

Robyn presents Radio National's Science Show, Ockham's Razor and In Conversation. Robyn's sharp wit, keen sense of humour and ability to present science as an interest to just about anyone, has contributed greatly to the popularity of these programs. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in England. Robyn's natural talent for acting and his love of science, led to more serious projects ...

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Roger La Salle

As creator of La Salle Matrix Thinking, Roger La Salle is someone that will open your eyes to the possibilities in business showing you how easy and risk free it can be to build your business and to have all your staff in on the journey. A stimulating, engaging and entertaining speaker, his presentations on innovation and creativity will leave you with a completely new view on how to build your bu ...

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Rohan Lund

Rohan Lund is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the National Roads & Motorists' Association (NRMA). With a strong background in digital technology, strategy and innovation, Rohan brings a wealth of experience delivering transformation, across a range of customer-focused companies. Recently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Foxtel, Rohan's previous roles also include COO of Seven West Media, CEO of Yahoo!7 and Strategy Director for SingTel Optus.

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Rohit Talwar

Rohit is an award winning futurist speaker, entrepreneur, specialist advisor and strategic change agent and the founder of the research and consultancy organization Fast Future. He was nominated as one the top ten global future thinkers by the UK's Independent newspaper. He spends his time traveling the world researching the ideas that will shape the future and meeting the people and organizations ...

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Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading keynote speaker and authority on business strategy. He is CEO of international consulting firm Advanced Human Technologies, and Chairman of Future Exploration Network, a global events and strategy company. Ross's frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others. Ross Dawso ...

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Ross Honeywill

Ross Honeywill is a social researcher who applies social theory to the everyday challenges of developed economies. The creator of the NEO social typology, Ross has spent 10 years measuring and mapping the impact of a changing social fabric on the future of business & politics, of marketers and employers. An internationally published author, Ross has written two business books – with a third s ...

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Russell Simmons

USA TODAY recently named Russell Simmons one of the 'top 25 most influential people of the past 25 years', calling him a 'hip-hop pioneer' for his groundbreaking vision that has influenced music, fashion, finance, television and film, as well as the face of modern philanthropy. Russell Simmons has been instrumental in bringing the powerful influence of hip-hop culture to every facet of business a ...

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Ruth McCartney

As the Co-founder of MMI, Ruth has developed working relationships with significant leisure industry leaders around the world. Her work has ranged from new media strategies and technology consulting to developmentof database solutions, eCRM and marketing programs. Ruth has also served as advisor to non-profit and higher ed organisations including the orginal web presence for the Duchess of york's ...

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Sam Cawthorn

Sam is a thought leader and expert in not only bouncing back, but bouncing forward. He is the CEO for Empowering Enterprises and has been featured in USA Today and the New York Times. He is also a State Winner for the Young Australian of the Year.

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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