Humans, by their nature, are creatures of habit. We fall into the same routine, the same patterns. We eat at the same restaurants, sit at the same desk, walk the same route to work and go about our jobs (and relationships) in the same, comfortable way. It’s good…until it’s not.

No matter who you are, or what walk of life you come from, we all have something in common - money. Whether you have a little or a lot, money will be at the top of the list for people to talk about, as Australia experiences its first real property downturn in over 10 years, and banks tighten lending conditions due to the Royal Commission into Financial Services.

The Jonesys are a modern-day family of adventurers trying to settle down different and build a life of adventure. Justin, Lauren and their daughter Morgan, The Jonesys, are pioneers for settling down differently and merging an adventurous life with a family life.

With over two decades of experience in the wealth creation space, Vanessa Stoykov is a finance and money expert with a passion for storytelling.

Anthony Burke is a Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean of International and Engagement in the Faculty of Design Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney. A graduate of Columbia University GSAPP (Master of Advanced Architectural Design 2000), Anthony is recognised internationally for his work in architectural design, curation and commentary, specialising in contemporary design theory at the intersection of technology, urbanism and practice.

Nick is the Managing Director of Klein & Co. Computer Forensics, Australia’s leading independent digital forensic and cyber incident response team.

As you would expect Digital and Technology will continue to drive changes in how we live, work and play.  So what are the big things coming to fruition in 2019?

During the 2018 Teleperformance Leader Insights Forum in Dubai and Amsterdam, I shared the foresight that customers are taking life (and commercial) matters into their own hands. Literally and metaphorically. This empowerment fundamentally calls for a re-design of your brand’s customer journey, and a re-assessment of the strategic and tactical roles of your marketing, customer experience and sales professionals. Yesterday your customer changed. Now it must be your turn.

Wanting to transform your work place culture? Stephen Simpson provides three tips that will help you identify the unwritten ground rules of your workplace environment, and how they impact the culture that defines how your employees and management interact.

Our team at Ovations give you recommendations for some of their most favourite speakers for 2019 - Innovators, movers and shakers, and speakers that struck an emotional chord with them.

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