Future Trends Speakers

Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a pioneer and advocate of the Internet age. Now with the Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he directs the W3 Consortium, an open forum of companies and organisations whose objectives are to realise the full potential of the Web. Tim Berners-Lee graduated from Queen's College at Oxf ...

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Tim Longhurst

Tim collaborates with organisations to think about the future. He is an advisor and conference speaker for some of the world's largest brands. His presentations are always tailored to the client and rely on a combination of trend research, stakeholder interviews, and consultation with Tim's wide network of futurist speakers. Tim prepares audiences to adapt to a changing landscape. His keynotes a ...

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Tom Peters

Author of 'In Search of Excellence', Tom Peters has probably done more than anyone else to shift the debate on management from the confines of boardrooms, academia, and consultancies to a broader, worldwide audience, where it has become the staple diet of the media and managers alike. Peters is a consultant, writer, columnist, seminar lecturer, and stage performer-whose energy, style, influence, a ...

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Tomer Garzberg

Tomer Garzberg, founder of Strongman Digital Media, born into a world of change, where others feared and rejected this change, Tomer embraced it from day one. Ever since his first introduction to the world of the internet at an early age, Tomer was hooked. Delighted at the prospect of communicating with anyone, Tomer started experimenting with email and instant messaging to get his point across. ...

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Tony Keusgen

As the Country Manager for New Zealand Tony Keusgen is responsible for Google's sales and business development operations. He started at Google as National Sales Manager, Technology for Australia and New Zealand and was then promoted to Head of Technology (AU/NZ). Tony worked previously at Optus/SingTel where he was Sales and Marketing Manager for IT systems integrator - Alphawest Services and pri ...

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Trevor Long

Trevor is one of Australia’s most recognised and influential technology journalists with more than 20 years’ experience in the media.  From working behind the scenes to hosting live radio programs, providing regular segments live on National Radio and Television and producing over 550 podcasts on Technology, Trevor Long is the go-to- guy for Technology News, Trends, Insights and Information.

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Vijay Vaitheeswaran

Vijay is an award-winning book author and senior editor at the Economist. He is an accomplished public speaker and provocateur. Observing “he does not shirk taking on tough topics,” the Financial Times declares him to be “a writer to whom it is worth paying attention.” ...

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Virginia Postrel

A brilliant analyst and award-winning commentator, Virginia Postrel speaks and writes about social trends and their economic implications. Her recent work focuses on aesthetics and how fundamental they are to our personal, social and economic lives. Her book, The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture and Consciousness, describes how the look and feel of ...

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Vito Di Bari

A leading authority on innovation design, Vito Di Bari, is an acclaimed futurist who is changing the world through his cutting edge design solutions in areas including fashion design, interior design, and urban installations. Vito shows you how our lives will change by future technology and why. Connecting recent discoveries in media, nanotech and robotics, he explains how corporations and individ ...

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William J. Mitchell

William J. Mitchell, Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, holds the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. (1954) Professorship and directs the Media Lab's Smart Cities research group. He was formerly Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and Head of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences, both at MIT. Before coming to MIT, he was the G. Ware and Edythe M. Travelstead Pro ...

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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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