Innovation Technology Speakers

David Ulrich

Dave Ulrich is highly acclaimed internationally as a business thinker, researcher, writer and teacher. The US based Business Week magazine has rated him as the top management guru, ahead of Porter, Hamel, Peters and Drucker. Ulrich receives top marks because senior executives say he is very practical and does the best job in understanding how companies actually work. Dave Ulrich challenges the con ...

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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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Don Peppers

Recognised for well over a decade as one of the leading authorities on customer-focused relationship management strategies, Don Peppers is an acclaimed author and a founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group, the world's premier customer-centered consultancy. Don's vision, perspective and thoughtful analysis of global business practices has earned him some significant citations by internationally ...

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Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on innovation, media and the economic and social impact of technology. Don has given more than 400 keynote speeches over the past five years. Don was named one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. Don has authored or co-authored 14 widely read books about information technology in business and soci ...

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Edward De Bono

Dr Edward de Bono is one of the very few people in history who can be said to have had a major impact on the way we think. In many ways he could be said to be the best known thinker internationally.The term 'lateral thinking' was introduced by Edward de Bono and is now so much part of our language. Edward de Bono has provided the methods and tools for this new thinking. He is the undisputed world ...

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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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Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, best selling author and entrepreneur. Erik redefines the term 'keynote speaker'. Pulling from his history as both a businessman and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers available today. Erik's on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organi ...

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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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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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