Future Trends Speakers

Jason Silva

Jason Silva is the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic Channel's #1 rated and Emmy-nominated series, Brain Games, seen in over 100 countries. "A Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age" was how The Atlantic described television personality, filmmaker and philosopher Silva, who has also been described as "part Timothy Leary, part Ray Kurzweil, and part Neo from 'The Matrix.'" A self-profe ...

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Jeff Watson

Jeff Watson has performed the role of broadcaster, author and journalist in both England and Australia. Whilst contributing to Australian programs such as This Day Tonight, Four Corners, Holiday and Sixty Minutes, he is probably best known for his presentations on Getaway and Towards 2000. A popular and entertaining speaker, Jeff is also in great demand as an MC. ...

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John Hale

John Hale is a Corporate Alchemist who inspires and transforms organisations and individuals alike. His passion lies in strategy and conscious leadership.

John will work with your organisation to inspire leadership and motivate, shape and deliver superior customer value. He will research, target and customise a strategy presentation specific to your industry and help clarify your future direction. He can help your Board and leadership team evolve, with interactive presentations and workshops that enhance self-awareness, awareness of others and the outer focus and vigilance your organisation should be demanding from it’s leaders.

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John Hanrahan

John Hanrahan is one of Australia's most experienced business journalists. His journalism experience in newspapers, radio and television includes seven years as a reporter/producer on The Small Business Show. In early 2003 he produced, wrote and directed a business documentary, Breaking Through, for SkyNews, which followed three Australian IT companies to the world's biggest trade show, CeBIT, i ...

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John Mattone

John Mattone is the President of JohnMattonePartners (JMP), a global leadership consulting firm that specializes in executive assessment, development, and coaching. John Mattone was recently named by The Thinkers50 as one of the fastest rising stars in the field of leadership development. The Thinkers50 ranks the world's greatest leadership thinkers and John was formally selected to their “Gu ...

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Jon Bird

Jon Bird has over three decades experience in retail marketing communications, starting as a copywriter and Creative Director and progressing to agency management. Jon was a founding partner of IdeaWorks, Australia's leading specialist retail marketing agency. Jon has also held the role of Director of Retail Marketing at M&C Saatchi, working across Australia, NZ and US markets. Jon currently CEO a ...

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Keith Suter

Dr Keith Suter is an economic and social commentator, strategic planner, conference speaker, author and broadcaster.

As a broadcaster, he appears on Australian radio an average of once per day. He is the TV Channel 7 'Sunrise' Foreign Affairs Editor appearing on weekday mornings. He is also a foreign policy analyst for Sky TV Australia, and ABC Adelaide and Radio 4BC (Brisbane).

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Ken Robinson

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British government's 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the edu ...

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Kevin Colleran

Facebook's pioneering sales executive and among its first ten employees, Kevin Colleran was an integral part of the social networking behemoth's sales force. As the company's Global Partnership Lead, he was responsible for creatively monetizing the site without hampering user experience. He was named one of New York's 100 Coolest Tech People by Business Insider. Colleran is a board member of sever ...

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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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