Innovation Technology Speakers

James O'Loghlin

James O'Loghlin is not your average corporate presenter. With a background as a Criminal Lawyer, comedian and ABC media personality he is versatile and creative. James is well known for his host role of the ABC's television series The New Inventors and his show on ABC radio. When it comes to facilitation, MC, host or speaking roles James O'Loghlin is a complete professional and one of the best in the business. James has been delighting corporate audiences for over a decade and is equally at home giving keynote speeches on innovation, acting as MC for awards nights and conferences and facilitating panel or debate discussions.

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Jason Fox

Dr Jason Fox is a motivation strategy & design expert who shows forward thinking leaders how to influence work culture, drive progress and build for the future of work. A big part of Jason’s work involves unpacking the latest trends and developments in work culture and gamification – removing the hype and adding the science to make work work. His adventures include working with t ...

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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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Jean-Patrice Keka

Jean-Patrice Keka Ohemba Okese is a Congolese scientist (Congo-Kinshasa) who has designed and launched a series of rockets made with recycled materials. This scientist studied at the Institut Suprieur des Techniques Appliques (ISTA) in Kinshasa. In 2005 DTA (Developpement Tous Azimuts), the company he manages, designs a space exploration program called "Troposphere" that aimed at launching five ...

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John Izzo

John Izzo consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe, from Brazil to Russia, from New York to London. He is a leading business strategy expert, a best-selling author, a community leader, and an avid conservationist. John has ...

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John Sweeney

John Sweeney doesn't just understand Innovation; he has been changing the human behaviour that drives innovation within the biggest businesses in the world for 15 years. Having been trusted by the likes of Microsoft and Target John can guarantee tangible shifts in the mindset of innovation in your organisations. Owner of America's oldest comedy theatre, John has been featured across countl ...

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Johnny Cupcakes Earle

Johnny Earle AKA. Johnny Cupcakes How do you turn a t-shirt brand that's sold from the trunk of a rusty car into a global, multi-million dollar business? Named America's #1 young entrepreneur by BUSINESS WEEK, profiled in the NYTimes, NPR, MTV, Forbes, NEWSWEEK Magazine and the Boston Globe, and featured in INC Magazine as one of the world's fastest growing independent businesses - there is ...

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Jon Dee

Jon Dee, 2010 NSW Australian of the Year, is one of Australia's most influential figures on environmental issues. Internationally, Jon Dee is best known as the Founder of Planet Ark, 'World Environment News' and his 14 country 'World Environment Review' poll. His passion for positive environmental change is not only inspirational, but creates an active awareness in people of how they can contribut ...

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Jon Petz

Jon Petz is an engagement expert. He ensures your meeting or event attendees are engaged into the meeting objectives, team, environment, work effort and passion of what they do and how they perform. Jon delivers this impactful message as a high energy and funny motivational keynote speaker, Master of Ceremonies or corporate magician. Clients including the US Air Force, IBM, AT&T, Walmart, Deloitt ...

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Jonas Ridderstrale

Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale is one of the world's most influential and respected business thinkers and speakers. Since bursting onto the international scene with the bestseller Funky Business in 2000, Jonas has remained at the forefront of the new generation of management gurus. The 2009 Thinkers 50, the biennial ranking of management thinkers, ranked him at number 23 globally and put him on the top-fi ...

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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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