Client Testimonials

“I’d like to thank you for presenting at our Partner Offsite this week. Your session was fantastic, incredibly thought provoking and extremely well received by the team. It was exactly what we were looking for – and gave us a lot to contemplate as we think about our strategy in the sector.”
— Chris McLaren, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications, KPMG Australia

“I would like to thank you for contributing to our Professional Services Executive Advisory Council meeting in Miami. As the keynote presentation, you got the summit off to a great start in helping SAP and global industry leaders present to develop and define a long-term vision for the industry. Many of the follow on discussions referred back to the points you raised. Your insights and professionalism were evident to all in attendance.”
— Carr Phillips, Industry Marketing Director, SAP

“Ross’ inspiring speech undoubtedly stood out as a highlight of the conference. It not only set the tone for the entire event but also provided attendees with a wealth of knowledge and motivation.“
— Kate Bazhan, Marketing Operations Director, Creatio

“Great speakers are made not born. Ross Dawson delivered an outstanding speech at my 11th Annual Australian CIO Summit. He was visionary, articulate and entertaining. Ross’ insights on the IT world were refreshing and out-of-box. Just having his name alone on the programme was enough to command our potential delegates to attend. He is efficient and a pleasure to work with. I will not hesitate to recommend him.”
— Tuttie Affandi, Executive Producer, APAC Summits, Marcus Evans

“Ross gave a presentation that was smack bang on brief. Absolutely perfect for our event requirements.”
— Danielle Bamford, National Marketing Projects Manager, Colonial First State Global Asset Management

“Ross Dawson is a very dynamic speaker who presents his ideas in an exciting and interactive manner. His presentations engage the audience and enable a dialogue for true interaction between all parties. I would highly recommend Ross as a speaker for any event or conference.”
— Guy Alvarez, Founder, Business Development Institute

“Thank you again for speaking and being part of our recent Mindshop Australasian Conference in Melbourne. We had some terrific feedback to your session which certainly opened people’s eyes to the ‘opportunities’ available to them through future technologies and also what changes people will have to make to their existing business models / networks.”
— James Mason, Managing Director, Mindshop

“Ross’s opening keynote was a fantastic kick-off for the conference. His twin themes of the importance of networking and emerging technology trends set the scene for an great event. Feedback on his presentation was consistently excellent.”
— David Cannington, CEO, ANZA Technology Network

“Ross Dawson has achieved a remarkable synthesis of concepts that powerfully capture the zeitgeist of today’s business environment. Executives should heed his words, to clarify their role in shaping the emerging living global network of business.”
— Doug McDavid, Conference Co-Chairman, IBM Symposium on the Coevolution of Business-Technology Innovation

“Ross recently ran a session for the senior leadership group within Sara Lee Australia and New Zealand. The session was thought provoking & inspiring. The presentation was very clear with lots of great examples. Ross really kept the group engaged and was the focus of discussion for many days afterwards.”
— Lara Brans, Managing Director, Sara Lee – Retail Coffee & Tea

“Ross was our Plenary Speaker at our Team Research Support Day – an annual event aimed at those who work to support and enable the research activities at the University of Technology Sydney. Ross provided a wealth of information to the very diverse group (~200 people) enabling everyone to become engaged and be able to gain something personal and enduringly useful for them as they personally and collective gain and create value. We highly recommend him.”

— Kate McGrath, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), University of Technology Sydney

“I want to thank you again for your participation in the 2023 conference. You closed our event with a great session, full of fascinating insights and a focus on opportunity, which was a wonderful way to finish our conference.”

— Judith Fox, CEO, Stockbrokers and Investment Advisor’s Association 

“Ross Dawson is an engaging speaker with the ability to get people thinking beyond tomorrow. He spells out what it will take for businesses to succeed in the knowledge-based economy of the future, providing a practical framework that audiences from any services industry can understand.”
— Charis Palmer, Managing Editor, Online Banking Review

“Ross Dawson gave us a fabulous session at our partner offsite. There was great feedback from the Hall & Wilcox partner group.”
— Sumith Perera, Chief Operating Officer, Hall & Wilcox

“I would like to express to you, my personal thanks for your contribution to the Garrisons ‘Invigorate’ Conference. The feedback I have received from your presentation has been extremely positive and valuable to all who attended this year.”
— Kim White, Managing Director, Garrisons Pty Ltd

“Thank you for presenting at our client forum last week at the Barossa Valley. All I have heard so far is only positive feedback. Your presentation was relevant and inspiring.”
— Vipin Kalra, Country Manager, Visa Australia

“Ross Dawson is a very entertaining and challenging speaker who makes his audience see the future in a new way. He presents complete and new material in a practical way that is understandable to his audience.”
— Maria Cook, Executive Office, BEC – St. George and Sutherland Shires

Ross Dawson was a feature speaker at our Industry 4.0 Conference on March 2021. Ross style was engaging and energetic. His presentation on Shaping the Future of Business provided useful and relevant insights to the business executives in attendance and his hands on practical workshop on how to build a 4.0 strategy challenged participants to think differently and uncover new ways to succeed and grow their business in an uncertain world. Thank you, Ross, for bringing to such valuable knowledge to our region in a practical and applicable way.  
– Jo-Anne Boodoosingh – Director- Executive Education UWI- Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.  

“Ross spoke at a senior management team offsite themed about partnership models. His presentation stimulated our thinking on several levels. It challenged our preconceptions about the value of information, the adoption and adaptation of new technologies, the shifts in client relationships and the networked economy. His thoughts on leadership and communication were extremely valuable in promoting a lively discussion. Ross is an innovative thinker and has a practical and engaging approach to presenting his ideas and knowledge. His contribution to our offsite was one of the keys to making it such a success.”
— David Dawes, Chief Operating Officer – Services, ABN Amro Australia

“Ross provided an extremely insightful presentation at the ADERANT client conference – particularly in terms of the global trends and issues in the professional services market, and how local firms can position themselves to turn these into a strategic advantage”
— Bruce Heaney, Vice President – Asia Pacific Sales, Aderant

“Ross did an excellent job. He interpreted the brief very well and facilitated the workshop in a very professional way. I am sure we will have the opportunity to use his services again.”
— Matthew Birch, Head of Treasury and Capital Markets, BNP Paribas Australia

“Ross Dawson was the keynote speaker at two events we sponsored and I have also seen Ross speak on other occasions. His talk is engaging and informative. Our feedback from his speaking averaged well over 4.5 out of 5 which is as high as we have experienced previously. His presentation was visual, entertaining and one of the most innovative and thought provoking keynote speeches I have heard over many years. His professionalism and experience shined through on every occasion.”
— Tony Dormer, Managing Director, Kreston Dormers

“We would like to thank you for your valuable contribution at our Non-Executive Director Forum on technology. We have received very positive feedback from the attendees..”
— Angus James, Chief Executive, ABN Amro Australia