Future Trends Speakers

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Fiona Bendall

Fi is Westpac / AFR 2015 100 Women of Influence and an expert and pioneer in digital strategy and one of Australia’s most respected thought leaders in the digital space. With over 20 years experience in the digital / tech sector over three continents; Fi has a depth of understanding unique to Australia.

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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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Frank Jensen

Frank Jensen is a respected business authority in the intersections of strategic vision, innovation and market development. Frank is currently the business manager CSIRO Futures where he is leading market oriented innovation to both Government and Industry via the use of network based innovation, innovation system collaboration, co-design, open innovation, trend analysis, crowdsourcing and busines ...

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Future Crunch

Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter are the dynamic duo better known as Future Crunch. They deliver mind blowing presentations that shift perceptions and inspire people to think of new and better ways of doing things in the 21st century.

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Gary Hamel

Gary Hamel is Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management at the London Business School, Chairman of Strategos and Director of the Woodside Institute. The Economist labels Prof. Hamel "the world's reigning strategy guru." Peter Senge of MIT describes him as "the most influential thinker on strategy in the Western world." As the author of concepts such as "strategic intent," "core ...

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Geoff Colvin

Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today's most significant trends in business. As FORTUNE's Senior Editor-at-Large, he has become one of America's sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the infotech revolution, and related issues. As anchor of Wall Street Week with FORTUNE on PBS, he spoke each week to the ...

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George Friedman

Geopolitical Trends Businesses Cannot Afford To Ignore Dr. George Friedman Founder and Chairman of STRATFOR and Speaker on Geopolitics A well-known keynote speaker on the future of international politics and economics, Dr. George Friedman is the chairman and founder of STRATFOR. Since 1996, Dr. Friedman has driven the strategic vision guiding STRATFOR to global prominence in private geopolitic ...

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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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