Innovation Technology Speakers

Jonathon Lyons

In their book, Marketing Without Money, John Lyons and Edward de Bono have captured the real world experience and learnings of twenty of Australia's top entrepreneurs. This is vital practical knowledge for people who want to create their own future, not be driven to it by others. With twenty in-depth interviews revealing the successful thinking behind Australia's most talented self-made men and wo ...

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Joost Bakker

Who is Joost? This can't be answered in a few sentences. Joost doesn't quite fit into any mould and he's certainly much more than a highly creative florist. When you look at his achievements in the design arena, he's made an enormous impact both in Melbourne, where he's based, and in most of the other capital cities around Australia. Joost is self taught, attracting creatives wanting to work with ...

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Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers has extensive experience in delivery of corporate IT, web and e-commerce solutions for organisations such as AMP, GE and Westfield. She is deeply involved with social media and web 2.0 on both business and personal levels. Over the past few years Kate has worked with marketing teams to deliver integrated digital marketing strategies. Her focus is online collaboration, social media, ...

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Ken Hudson

Dr. Ken Hudson is a world-class authority in helping individuals and teams think better and faster. By doing so, they can achieve more and unlock breakthrough results. He is a compelling speaker, trainer, consultant and facilitator. If you want someone who can have an immediate impact with tools and techniques Ken is ideall. These can be learned and applied with great effect by any leader, manage ...

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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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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is the New York-based Executive Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi - one of the world's leading creative organizations with over 6500 people and 130 offices in 70 countries - and part of Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group. Saatchi & Saatchi works with 6 of the top 10 and over half of the top 50 global advertisers. Born and educated in Lancaster in the north ...

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Kjell Nordstrom

In the world of sober-suited business thinkers, Dr Kjell Nordstrom stands out for his passionate belief that in today's turbulent environment the old tried and tested methods no longer apply. Amid the madness and hyperbole surrounding the new economy, Dr. Kjell A. Nordstrom is a guru of the new world of business. The 2005 Thinkers 50, the world's first ranking of management thinkers, ranked Nordst ...

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Kristina Karlsson

WHEN Swedish born Kristina 'Kikki' Karlsson decided to set up a home office almost ten years ago, she couldn't have known where that decision would take her. Today she is the creative director and founder of international fashion stationery label kikki.K Swedish Home/Office Style, with 25 retail boutiques in Australia & New Zealand, and an online store that services the world. As she set abo ...

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Kylie Jaye

When Kylie Jaye or KJ as she loves to be known, sets her mind to something, it’s best to get involved or get out of the way. Starting her career as a TV host for Channel 10 in Australia, Kylie has built an impressive media career as a pre-eminent health, lifestyle, food and travel expert, delivering corporate speaking, presenting and broadcast production internationally. Warm, tall, sassy ...

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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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