Future Trends Speakers

Gihan Perera

Gihan Perera is a futurist, conference speaker, author and consultant who gives you a glimpse into what’s ahead – and how you can become fit for the future, in your professional and personal life.

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Graeme Keith Philipson

Graeme Philipson is an independent consultant, analyst and writer specialising in high technology industries. Over a twenty year career he has become one of Asia-Pacific's best known and most respected technology market researchers, speakers and journalists. ...

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Graeme Wood

Graeme Wood Founder and Executive Director for Wotif revolutionised the travel industry in Australia in 2000. From his simple and innovative idea, Graeme has grown Wotif Holdings into a global company with a team of over 145 employees worldwide. Graeme's background is in information technology, with more than 30 years experience in the field of information systems and software development, beg ...

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Graham Pearman

Award Winning Scientist and Environmentalist. Dr Graeme Pearman, highly awarded scientist, passionate environmentalist and advisor to former US Vice President Al Gore on environmental issues and controversial documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Internationally regarded for his work, Dr Pearman is an influencer in media, governmental and industry body circles and is instrumental in bringing clima ...

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Hamish McRae

A noted global Economist, Author and Futurist. Hamish McRae is one of Europe's leading futurists. He is the author of the acclaimed work on the future "The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity". Hamish McRae was named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. He is the principal economic commentator of 'The Independent' and 'The Independent on Sunday'. He ...

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Harry S Dent

In these troubled times of global financial crisis, it is unsurprising that Harry S Dent's brand of simple, commonsense financial prognostication has lead to his demand as a panelist and speaker the world over. With his unparalleled understanding of the gloomy financial zeitgeist, Dent has the marvelous ability to leave an audience feeling better informed and more confident in their ability to ...

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Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy is a relationship marketing visionary and one of the pioneers of the direct marketing industry in Australia. His extraordinary insight into the business earned him the honour of Australia's two highest direct marketing awards, Australian Direct Marketer of the Year and induction into the Australian Direct Marketing Hall of Fame.
His career in the direct marketing business spans ove ...

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Ian Lin

Dr Ian Lin is a Business and Social Strategist, and Futurist. He assists enterprises develop new vision, strategies, and resources needed to improve present operations and to develop new opportunities in the rapidly globalising business environment. He has had extensive international business experience in many areas, including manufacturing, information technology, international trading, finance, ...

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Jack Delosa

Jack Delosa is a Gen Y entrepreneur and investor and was recently described by Sunrise as 'The Young Aussie Millionaire That Didn't Finish Uni'. Still in his twenties his career has spanned business, media and politics. From having his company listed in the Fastest 50 Start-Ups in Australia, to raising over $5m for his personal clients and acquiring businesses with his panel of investors, Jack D ...

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Jack Perkowski

After spending twenty years on Wall Street, John F. "Jack" Perkowski founded ASIMCO, a successful manufacturing company in China. Mr. Perkowski is the chairman and CEO of ASIMCO, which was named "one of the 10 best employers in China." John Perkowski knows how to do business in China, and shares his perspectives with his audiences. Additionally, John Perowski has insight as to what awaits Western ...

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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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