Future Trends Speakers

Mark Jones

Mark Jones is Chief Storyteller + CEO at Filtered Media, one of Australia’s fastest growing content marketing agencies. Just three years young, Filtered Media works with iconic brands including Coca-Cola, Telstra, Adobe, ANZ, Hitachi, Vitamix and Nant. It was a finalist in the Content Marketing Agency of the Year Award at BEfest 2014. Mark’s professional experience includes senior roles ...

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Mark McCrindle

Mark is an award-winning social researcher, best-selling author, and influential thought leader, and is regularly commissioned to deliver strategy and advice to the boards and executive committees of some of Australia’s leading organisations. Mark’s understanding of the key social trends as well as his engaging communication style places him in high demand in the press, on radio and ...

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Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce is an inventor, entrepreneur, educator, broadcaster and author of 6 books With a unique ability to make abstract concepts clear for lay audiences and to further the knowledge of the technologically savvy, he is a highly sought-after public speaker, lecturing throughout the world on a variety of topics from the latest social media trends, to current developments in neuroeconomics, ed ...

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Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of Facebook, a networking tool used by college students to meet people, reconnect with old friends and arrange events. The company just redesigned its Web site and received venture capital. Founded as Thefacebook in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, and Dustin Moskovitz at Harvard, the website spread across campus and, within a few weeks, over half ...

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Matt Newell

Matt Newell is a customer experience innovator who works with companies like Shoes of Prey. He is the recent recipient of two major awards ‘Store Design of the Year’ at the World Retail Awards in Paris and ‘Emerging Agency of the Year’. Matt’s keynotes and workshops on retail strategy, innovation, trends, human insights and marketing are interactive, insightful and entertaining. He speaks with a depth of knowledge that empowers his audience to revisit their way of thinking and challenge their current assumptions.

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Max Hitchins

Max Hitchins, is Australia's foremost expert on motivation, marketing and management in the hospitality industry. He is the only professional speaker in the world who throws a boomerang over the heads of convention audiences to demonstrate his boomerang marketing principle of "What you send out - comes back" ...

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Michael Fertik

Michael Fertik is the world's leading expert on digital reputation. He is the Founder and CEO of Reputation.com, which protects online reputation and privacy in more than 100 countries worldwide. A World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and recognized Silicon Valley futurist, Fertik is a serial entrepreneur and best-selling author on Internet identity. Fertik's current keynote is entitled "Reputa ...

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Michael Furey

Michael Furey has worked in the financial services industry for more than twenty years and is the former Head of Research for Suncorp's advisory businesses where he oversaw the management of around $4billion across numerous asset classes and strategies including shares, bonds, property, and hedge funds. He is a regular presenter at conferences covering issues of the local and global economy and it ...

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Michio Kaku

What will we be buying from the local store twenty years from now? Perhaps a new lung, or a robot? Michio's goal is the complete Einstein's dream of a "theory of everything," to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He is also known as an author of popular science books, including the best-sellers Beyond Einstein, Vision ...

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Mike McAllum

Michael McAllum is an internationally recognised speaker, author and facilitator consultant. As a 'futures architect', his focus is on the how to shape and harness the power of the forces involved in the transition from a mechanistic and centralized 20th century world to a 21st century networked and distributed society. This fast moving shift will require most organisations, cities and regions to ...

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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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