About Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author.

He is CEO and Chief Futurist of the R7 Group of companies, which incorporates the marketing and innovation firm Rh7thm and multiple startup ventures. He was previously Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, spanning professional services, publishing, events, apps, and software development, which has been incorporated into R7 Group.

Ross is in strong demand globally, having delivered keynote speeches and strategy workshops in 29 countries across six continents, for leading organizations such as Coca-Cola, Google, ING, News Limited, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Visa and many others.

He is author of 4 books including the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, the highly successful Implementing Enterprise 2.0, and most recently Getting Results From Crowds, and has published over 100 articles in leading publications worldwide.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, New York Times, The Guardian and many others. Ross has been named as one of the most influential people in the world in the future of work, Enterprise 2.0, and crowdfunding, and by Digital Media magazine as one of the 40 biggest players in Australia’s digital age.

Ross has run executive education programs and lectured at numerous academic institutions around the world, including the University of Virginia, Australian Graduate School of Management, Singapore Institute of Management, Institute of Banking and Finance, and Singularity University in Silicon Valley.

Previously Ross worked in senior positions in London, Tokyo and Sydney with organizations including Merrill Lynch, NCR and most recently Thomson Financial as Global Director – Capital Markets. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) from Bristol University and a Grad.Dip in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, and is certified as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He has extensive international business experience, and speaks five languages.

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